Author & Book News Roundup – June 11th 2017

by Maryse on June 11, 2017 · 9 comments

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It’s an AWESOME SUNDAY NEWS ROUNDUP DAY & I’m starting it off big with these two!!!



“…The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.

Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.

What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy…

AND!!! HOLY MOLY THIS SUNDAY!!!! And Tara Sivec’s latest just went LIVE too!! The Story of Us: A heart-wrenching story that will make you believe in true love <— CAPTURED MARINE COMES BACK… but she’s emotionally lost…

“…My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother’s ambitions. But I won’t give up on her. On us.

I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.”

P.S. UGLY CRY ALERT!!!!!!! I just compiled this post while watching The Choice by Nicholas Sparks (yes the movie – I haven’t read any of his books although I DO collect them), and I feel like I’ve been sobbing uncontrollably for hours. cry My face is puffy and hot, and I’m still sniffling, I have a headache, and my face muscles hurt. BUT OMG WAS IT WORTH IT!!!!!! I absolutely loved it. Even though I always HATE myself for giving in to his stories. LOL!!! :P

So if any of the following doesn’t quite make sense, it might be because I was crying on my keyboard while typing. ;)

Okay so… HERE’S THE NEWS!!!! Speaking of book movies, today is loaded in book movie news!!! Some super-exciting, and some… a little sad, but I know more awesomeness is to come. So we’ll start out with the sadder news, and this comes to us from Colleen Hoover.

Colleen Hoover announces that Ugly Love: A Novel (at least for now) will no longer be in movie-production. She says (here’s just a snippet):

“The film option for Ugly Love has recently reverted back to me and at this point, there is no current production in the works for this novel. I know a lot of you have been anticipating this film just as much as I have. Unfortunately, it takes a lot more than just want for a film to be successful in each step of the creative process. The producers have been very enthusiastic about this project from the very beginning and I appreciate everything they have done to try and make it happen. This just wasn’t the right time for Ugly Love but I have hope that it will happen in the future…”

Liane Moriarty MOVIE news!! Tasha found us this good stuff saying “In case you haven’t seen this news yet: I think you read this one a long time ago Maryse, anyone else? Wondering if I should read it now. I’ve loved 3 by her so far!” Here’s a snippet from the article” And!!! Here is my review of the book.

Blake Lively is set to star in CBS Films’ thriller “The Husband’s Secret.”

Lively will also executive produce the film, with Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Andrew Miano producing via their Depth of Field production company.

Katherine Allred The Sweet Gum Tree re-release details!! Tasha also found us THIS news!!!! She posted:

“I just randomly checked Katherine Allred’s page and she said this on May 17th: “It’s almost done, ya’ll. I just saw the first draft of the new Sweet Gum Tree cover. It’s a single tree. On the bottom the cover is black. Behind the trunk is a golden sunset. Behind and above the leaves is a deep blue sky. It’s really gorgeous. Can’t wait until I can show it to you.” EEEP!! 

Mia Sheridan has some new gorgeous cover reveals from some of our FAVORITE books ever. Like Archer’s Voice (one of my favorite 5-star books!!!) has a new look and is being re-released by a big publisher!!! Also, it seems to have a similar cover-theme, with her upcoming release “Most of All You” (see it below). I love these! And she explains why… (here’s a snippet):

“1) Why the new cover? It is my (and Grand Central’s) hope that this new cover will attract a wider audience who might be more apt to pick it up with a softer, more romantic look. I’m overjoyed with this new opportunity and hope that this will bring Archer even more love than he has now!

…When Grand Central asked me what item or element I thought of when I thought of Archer and Bree’s story, I immediately said, “A dandelion puff!” To me, this new cover is just perfect. It’s simple, yet has such a soft, dreamy feel and brings to mind that sleepy lakeside town where Bree Prescott met Archer Hale and fell in love…”

Heidi McLaughlin has some fun news! First!!! A teaser trailer (<— Alex Roe Sings in ‘Forever My Girl’)!!! Part of the soundtrack for the upcoming movie adaption of her book Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series Book 1). She says:

Little Big Town will be featured on the @forevermygirlthemovie soundtrack #forevermygirl#booktomovie#musicforthesoul

Jill Shalvis also has some movies news!!! The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel will be made into a movie by Passionflix!! She announces:

We are thrilled to announce that THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE by New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis has been optioned by Passionflix. 

Passionflix is turning romance novels into movies and series! Launching in September with Alessandra Torre’s Hollywood Dirt, is an online streaming platform, (like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu,) where you’ll be able to see your favorite romance novels brought to life.

Karina Halle has new book news and a cover reveal and blurb for her upcoming book, “After All” (which is going live this month)!!! “After All is a funny, super sexy STANDALONE lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance”. Bad boy famous actor and the normal girl that he insists must be his “public” girlfriend to help change his image… but they can’t stop fighting!

“…When Emmett and Alyssa’s paths cross at a mutual friend’s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand. What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.

Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation…”

K.A. Linde has some awesome upcoming book news, and this one is TOTALLY different from anything I’ve ever seen from her before. It’s feels like we’re going back old-school vampire romance!!!! :D !!!! About Blood Type, she says:

“I’m happy to announce that I signed a book deal with Loveswept, a division of Random House, for a 3 book paranormal series set to release in 2018!!! I’ve been waiting to reveal this for soooo long. This is the book of my heart. Everything I’ve ever wanted to write in one book is here. It’s dark, gritty, and sexy and I can’t wait for you all to read it!”

And here are some new pre-orders just added to the main New Releases list!

  • Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow and David Romanov <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! June with 2017
  • Delectable: A Neighbor from Hell Novel by R.l. Mathewson - August 1st 2017
  • Beneath The Truth by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH NEW RELEASE IN THIS SERIES + a cover reveal & blurb!! He’s a cop and he’s into his best friend’s little sister… “I turned in my badge and gun and walked away from everything. Then I got the call no one wants, and I’m back in New Orleans. What I don’t expect is for her to be here too. Another line you don’t cross? Don’t touch your best friend’s little sister...” It’s releasing August 8th 2017.
  • My Angel (Bewitched and Bewildered Book 9) by Alanea Alder - August 29th 2017
  • Eye Candy by Tara Sivec – September 5th 2017
  • Most of All You: A Love Story by Mia Sheridan <— MIA SHERIDAN’S LATEST UPCOMING RELEASE and what a gorgeous COVER!!!! This one releases October 17th 2017.
  • Blood Type by K.A. Linde – February 27th 2018


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee June 11, 2017 at 4:03 PM

I actually love the new Archer’s Voice cover! And sooooo bummed about Ugly Love. :(

Maryse June 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Me too, R. It’s gorgeous and serene and has so much feeling (in my personal opinion). I LOVE it.

L.Davis June 11, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Just finished Dear Aaron and let me just say Marianna Zapata doesn’t disappoint ever!!! Loved it!

Jan June 11, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Yes, some of those covers are really beautiful, like the new Archer’s Voice, and Most of All You. And After All. And Dear Aaron. In fact most of them up there are great!

But that pic for Blood Type. Not sure if it’s going to be the cover or not? Now that right there is why I don’t like vampire books or movies. Just yecchhh! Literally makes me feel nauseous to look at it.

Tessa June 11, 2017 at 8:16 PM

I think the picture is just supposed to invoke thoughts of True Blood.

bev June 11, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Lol. It makes me think of the opening sequence and song.

Shunda June 11, 2017 at 8:49 PM

Omg! Just finished Dear Aaron! The feels my God the feels. I’ve gotten no sleep and it was worth it! Read this book.

Maryse June 12, 2017 at 7:19 PM

LOL Jan… and I found it sexy and evocative. ;) Definitely that True Blood feel.

Wilda June 16, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Just finished Dear Aaron! O…M…G…!!! Talk about book hangover! Zapata had me laughing, crying, mad, sad and happy!!! I could not put it down, addicted from the word Dear!!

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