Author & Book News Roundup – February 18th 2018

by Maryse on February 18, 2018 · 7 comments

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<— SUNDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! eekeekeek PENELOPE WARD ALERT!!!! Well GOOD MORNING TO US!! Whoooooooo look what just went LIVE EARLY!!! Gentleman Nine!!!! :D

He was always in love with her, but his best friend got her… and then he broke her heart.

“…When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend—me…”

  • Double The Ache by Alexa Riley <— LIVE TODAY!!! TWO FOOTBALL STARS WANT HER… “…Wes and Dean have been inseparable since the day they met. They even went to the same college and were drafted to the same team. They’ve known their whole lives that they wanted one woman to share. And the day they lay eyes on Amelia they know she’s the one…”

And now… in other news… ;)

Tarryn Fisher allowed us into her writing mind on Twitter with an exciting little tidbit. I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!! How I love her creepy writing style and feel…

Tarryn Fisher: When I’m writing I become the character. It’s something that just happens. I take on their traits, good or bad. Right now I think everyone is lying to me, and I’m convinced I’m crazy. For the sake of my marriage I should probably write more romance. #thriller

Tessa Bailey‘s “Getaway Girl“ is up for preorder and will be live next month!! And I love this author AND this premise. She’s ends up being his getaway driver when he was left at the alter… and he’s going to be the mayer!!

“Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.”

Rachel Van Dyken posted a fun video about one of her series and her own personal life ;) Like how she met her husband!

“Rachel Van Dyken and Husband Nate talking all things Matchmakers Playbook and how we met! Plus all the awkward in between”

Anne Rice announces an upcoming release! Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat and she says:

“Blood Communion,” my new novel of Lestat will be released on October 2nd, two days before my birthday. My publisher surprised me by posting it on Amazon. I do not think this is the permanent cover, but I honestly don’t know. Anyway, it’s up there already for pre-order. I finished it last year. I have two more novels in the works now.

Natasha Boyd was featured in an article regarding her latest book The Indigo Girl: A Novel!!

“…she said she couldn’t deny telling the story of one of South Carolina’s most well-known cash crops—indigo—and lesser known historical icon who cultivated and popularized it: Eliza Lucas Pinckney…”

Carion Cole has a new release and our book-bud Nancy told me about it! “Maryse: No Tomorrow by Carian Cole is coming out 3/8/18. She had a cover reveal and never in the time I’ve had a blog have I had such a huge response.  It is going to be a big best seller.  I can’t wait to get my ARC!”

Alyson Santos has a new release coming out in her rock star “Night Shifts Black series“. She just posted the cover reveal and blurb for “Limelight“  (it’s not up for preorder yet) but it’s coming March 12th!!! P.S. It’s a standalone! ;)

“…She destroyed my career.
Ruined my life.
Pushed me from the shadows and exposed my lies.
She’s the fire that destroys lesser men,
and now her flames are aimed at me.
She loves to watch me burn,
but the part we never saw coming?

Sometimes it takes a fire to ignite a spark…”

Ker Dukey & K. Webster have a new thriller coming out in just a few days!! February 26th brings us “Vlad” (a mafia romance) and they revealed the blurb and cover!

“…The next move requires I marry and soon.
This will strengthen us and secure our position.
But I am not to marry her.

I am to wed the eldest Volkov.
Problem is, her younger sister is the one who awakens my dead heart.
It is her I want in my bed and by my side forever.
Her. Her. Her.

In this game, though, it’s not about what I want…”

UPCOMING RELEASES just added to the main “New Releases” page:


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jan February 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM

Eeeeep. I love it when I’m FIRST!! *throws glitter bombs*

Jan February 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Ooh, we have a title for the upcoming KA Chaos book. Hope it’s a goodie. I’m looking forward to revisiting one of my fav book bands too with the Stage Dive novella. As for Gentleman Nine. I might check that one out :D

Leslie M February 18, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Gentleman Nine, yes please!!

Maryse February 18, 2018 at 9:15 PM

I need to choose my next book. I’m thinking the latest K.A Tucker…

Jean February 20, 2018 at 12:29 PM

I missed this post! Gentleman Nine…. bought that one immediately!


Jessica Peterson February 20, 2018 at 2:46 PM

I absolutely loved INDIGO GIRL. I go to Charleston often, and it was *such* a fascinating look into the city’s history. Love love loved it…smart, romantic, and wrenching all at once. Highly recommend!

Maryse February 21, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Thank you for the recommendation, Jessica!!! :D

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