Author & Book News Roundup – August 26th 2018

by Maryse on August 26, 2018 · 22 comments

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MIDNIGHT BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! Crew (Crew Series Book 1) by Tijan IS LIVE!! ➔➔


<— PENELOPE WARD’S “Love Online” IS LIVE!!!! :D !!!!! They met online but he couldn’t have her…

…we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise.

Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

But I couldn’t really have her.

I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her…

Ahhhhh pining over someone you can’t have is so angsty, but that “online connection” drives the intensity that much more. I LOVE to read “falling in love” like that!!!

And now for more fun “author news”

Taylor Jenkins Reid has her own recommendation for us!! She posted this on Instagram regarding our latest book-turned-Netflix-movie addiction (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before):

“If you loved #toalltheboysivelovedbefore and are wondering about reading the second one, I can confirm you will be swooning by page 16. #peterkavinsky

And while we’re on the subject of Taylor Jenkins Reid (one of my favorite authors in the world!!!) did you guys see the news about her upcoming book, Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel? It, too, is going to be “watchable” (AND produced by Reese Witherspoon!!). She says (<— and the image attached says it all):

Taylor Jenkins Reid: Hi! My new book is called Daisy Jones & the Six and it comes out March 5th. (And Reese Witherspoon is producing it as a limited series for Amazon. :D )

Kylie Scott has some book news, too! About Strong: A Stage Dive Novella, she says:

Final proofread done. Not long now! For more info and pre-order link: 

Tijan fans!!! An exclusive excerpt of her upcoming release “Crew (Crew Series Book 1)” is up on Happy Ever After!! P.S. THE BOOK IS GOING LIVE TOMORROW IS LIVE!!! Maybe even today… you know how Amazon sometimes posts books early. ;) YAY US!!! I’m stalking it. In the meantime

“Exclusive excerpt: Get a sneak peek at YA contemporary romance Crew (first in a series) by @TijansBooks, coming out on Monday. #contemporaryromance#YA

Katy Evans teases us (and lets us into a secret) regarding her upcoming release Muse (in just a couple of weeks!). It’s a standalone (you do not need to read the other books, to enjoy this one). She says:

“MUSE is coming!! My fave book of the series and of a long time!! OUT Sept 14th.”

Melissa Marr has some exciting news. It’s not a new book, but it’s her writing, nonetheless!! :D She says:

“*blinking & hanging up the phone* My FIRST TV PILOT is about to shop. No, not on a book I wrote, but a screenplay. The agent…loves it. She’s going to take it out. I have not been this excited/terrified in YEARS. Literally.”

Also another Melissa Marr update in regards to one of her series (Wicked Lovely) having been optioned, she says:

“As to the WL adaptation, I sold a new option on it in the spring. One of these times the right people will get it, & it’ll happen. Honestly, TEN YEARS now it’s been under option non-stop. Maybe this time is the right time. Finally.”

“…I have exactly NO other news on the Wicked Lovely adaptation. It’s under option with a studio. They were super enthused. Their check to me cleared. That’s literally all I know. Sorry I don’t have more to share, but Hollywood is a weird place.”

K. Bromberg’sDriven” movie is LIVE on Passionflix (went up a couple of weeks ago, so in case you didn’t know, and wanna watch it ;) ), here are the details:

“Today’s the day! We are excited to announce that Driven is now available to watch, only on Passionflix! As a little tease, here is the title sequence. Head to  to watch the full epsiodes! #driven#passionflix#kbromberg#oliviaapplegate#caseydeidrick

Anna Todd alert!! Speaking of movies, Anna Todd is in the movie-mix too! She just announced the end of the filming for the “After series“ saying:

“Just made my acting debut  #Aftermovie last day (really this time)”

and this awesome photo:

“Holy crap. IT’S A WRAP  #AfterMovie

and this:

“…they are perfection and the chemistry is off the charts. I love them so much. I feel like the end of Casper and I wanna ask if I can keep them forever.”

Sylvain Reynard fans!!!!! More coming in his HUGELY popular series. He’s writing (in the Gabriel series) and he says:

“I’m working on book 4 in #TheGabrielSeries. There’s a passage I’ve written in which Gabriel and Richard talk. And I’ve written it. And read it. And adjusted it. And written more … but in my mind, they keep talking.”

Tammara Webber just announced some pretty amazing news about a recent donation saying:

“With proceeds from Easy, I outfitted my alma mater’s self defense group (within the campus police) with new protective suits for trainers and attendees. My husband got the thank you letter from the university.”

I absolutely LOVED that book (<— my review). From my favorite old-school original indie loves, and it’s still huge in my heart.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee August 26, 2018 at 11:45 AM

I cannot wait for Reynard’s book. And the PassionFlix movie!! Think it’s time for a re-read!

bev August 26, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I love how much love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is getting so much love. I really liked those books so much.

Maryse August 26, 2018 at 12:38 PM

and bev… for me what I can remember is it was YOUR recommendation to us.

You have great book-taste, my friend. ;) I’ve said that before.

Maryse August 26, 2018 at 12:39 PM

R, I need to do a “start-read” on Driven

Tessa August 26, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Yay for Crew!

R. Renee August 26, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Yes you do!!

marina August 26, 2018 at 2:26 PM

I have been obsessed with the movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Watched it twice in 24 hours this week. Soooo good and now I really want to read the books. Somehow I missed the posts here a couple years ago right? I’ve also been devouring all of Pippa Grant’s books since I saw a post by Cheryl a couple weeks ago. Love the madcap craziness in her books. Total escapism romcoms. Love them and so glad I found them here. Love your site Maryse, it’s like therapy. :)

bev August 26, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Thank you. I sometimes do. Do you know I still haven’t read Drive or Easy? Crazy.

Maryse August 26, 2018 at 5:10 PM


*nods gently*

Maryse August 26, 2018 at 5:11 PM

I love your enthusiasm and book recommendations, marina!!! :D I’m so glad you’re with us!!

Janie Otero August 26, 2018 at 7:56 PM

Does anyone read Nora Roberts?! I just got 2 of her books to try and was curious if anyone had and favorites of hers.

Maryse August 26, 2018 at 8:10 PM

I’ve read quite a few by her and I love her!! She’s got a ton of books out, so I can’t speak for all of them, but for me, for what I’ve read, she’s a solid storyteller.

Which books did you get?

bev August 26, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Oh, yes. It’s been years since I have read her regularly though. I first remember when I discovered her and did a total glom. She writes great female leads and loves strong friendships.

Cheryl August 26, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Grey!!! I was away taking my daughter for a college visit. I did get to read in the car and read the first two books in the Harris brothers series. Pretty good and they are KU. Trying to decide if I want to finish the series now, or pick something new.

Marina, they are funny, over the top books. I haven’t read them all yet. ;)

Bev, I haven’t read Easy either.

Janie Otero August 26, 2018 at 8:46 PM

I picked up Chasing Fire and The Liar! Now I can’t wait to start reading them!

Michele G August 26, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Oooo I did love Easy! If only my TBR wasn’t so super-sized, I might need to re-read!

JR August 26, 2018 at 10:31 PM

I just finished Love Online. I love the author but this wasn’t one of my favs. This evening I also watched To All The Boys I’ve Lived Before and highly recommend it – too cute!

I need to check out Passionflix because I loved the Driven series. Easy was an older favorite as well. Now trying to decide what to read next!

Tessa August 27, 2018 at 12:14 AM

Crew is live. *one click*

Jan August 27, 2018 at 2:34 AM

I like the Stage Dive series. I’ll be buying the novella :)

Linda August 27, 2018 at 4:48 AM

Cheryl I’m curious what you thought of WVU? I live in WV.
Wrapped up Someone Else’s Ocean yesterday. Absolute 5*****!!!

Cheryl August 27, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Linda, we were impressed with the campus and also the faculty that my daughter spoke to in her major were friendly and very informative. However, the campus is HUGE and I think that and the distance from our home is a major negative for my daughter.

marina August 28, 2018 at 10:46 AM

I’m so glad I’m with you too Maryse!! xo

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