Author & Book News Roundup – May 29th 2017

by Maryse on May 29, 2017 · 5 comments

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A TON OF AWESOME BOOK WORLD NEWS TODAY!!!! In fact, I especially love this list, ’cause there’s all sorts of “behind the books” type of insight from the authors about what’s coming up, and why. YAY US!

Also, you know I couldn’t help but feature that one to the left. HOLY MOLY!!! Tarryn Fisher’s crazy-awesome covers strike again. But that’s not the only awesome-looking cover for us, today…

Oh and!!! In case you missed it earlier, today’s earlybird book releases are up ➔ 14 Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight…

Also, scroll down to the bottom of this post, where I made a quick “shortcut list” of all the new preorders that I just added. Stuff I had NO clue was coming out, but that I know will make many here (including me) SQUEE with delighted anticipation!

The latest book-news:

Tarryn Fisher has a new book coming out!! *SQUEEEEEEE!!!* I DO LOVE EVERYTHING she writes. You KNOW I’m on this. It’s called “Atheists Who Kneel & Pray”. And that COVER!!! And that blurb! She’s a “muse” for artists, but she never sticks around… and then HE meets her. “David Lisey is in need of a muse. A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he’s found what he’s been looking for.  Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: A broken heart. David’s religion is love. Yara’s religion is heartache.” You can even order t-shirts (on… Colleen Hoover’s website? LOL!!! Why not? ;) ) Tarryn says:

“Thanks to Ellie McLove for this amazing cover and for being patient with me! I demanded a new font every other day, and don’t even get me started on the boots which were ballet shoes in the original photo. Ellie you did good and you didn’t cuss me out once. Blurb below. No release date (hello, it’s me!).”

Colleen Hoover gives us an update about her upcoming release “Without Merit: A Novel” (when it will be released, and the “feel” that we can expect, with this one). She says:

“Without Merit is coming October 3rd! This is the longest I’ve gone between releases. Over a year! Sorry about that. This one took a while.

Anyway, expect a totally different book from me with this one. Not nearly as heavy as It Ends With Us, but very quirky. Also, the main character is 17, so it’s on the younger side of NA. I think it would make a great buddy read with your teenager. It falls somewhere on the appropriate scale between Slammed and Hopeless.”

Sara Ney has a new book coming for us!!!!! The third book in the “How to Date a Douchebag” series (I LOVED book #1, and still need to read #2 ’cause it’s about the bully!! YAY!!!). So now there’s a third coming out entitled “The Learning Hours”, and you can bet I’m excited! She says:

“Alright. For those of you who are fans of the How to Date a Douchebag series, I have some news you might not already know: The 3rd Book is on it’s way!!!! *exhale* I couldn’t keep it a secret anymore!!!!!!!”

Lauren Gilley has a new series coming out, and Jan found us the news!!! Jan is squeeing as we speak! She said:

Jan: Mega squeeeee. I just checked Lauren Gilley’s fb page again (cos I’m hanging out for the release of American Hellhound (Dartmoor Book 6) some time this month!) and she has announced her next book after that will be the first in a new series.

The series is Sons of Rome and the book will be White Wolf, hopefully out in ‘late summer’ (this year!). Check this, ladies: ‘Dark, gritty, Gothic, and epic, the Sons of Rome series is a paranormal/supernatural/horror series with a big cast of lovable, complicated characters.’ Squeeeeeeeeeee. *runs out of breath, dies*

MichelleS: Jan – all you had to say was “Lauren Gilley” and “new book” – I’m sold. She is one of my favorite new authors. Loved the heck out of Dartmoor.

Lauren Blakely has a new book coming out too!!! It’s called The Knocked Up Plan and was formerly supposed to be titled “The Wild One”, but she changed the title and the cover to match the direction the story took. I LOVE this author insight! She says:

“…This isn’t a story about a woman taming a wild playboy.

This standalone romance is about all of the fun, hotness, and heartfelt emotions that come when a single woman asks her gorgeous, jaded, sworn-to-be-single-forever good friend to get one very particular job done. What happens next when he agrees to provide the bun for her oven are lots of hot sexy times and heartfelt moments. The original title just doesn’t suit the storyline for Nicole and Ryder.

I love THE KNOCKED UP PLAN because it says exactly what the story is about—it’s a fun, sexy and heartfelt story that’s full of hot baby-making sex and emotions that will bring a happy tear to your eye…”

Katy Evans also has a new release for us, and talk about a gorgeous cover. PERFECTION. It’s called “Racer” (and ANGST-ALERT!!! He’s a bad-ass race car driver, and he’s reckless, and she’s been sent to keep him out of trouble but it sounds like he’s gonna break her heart). It’s not up for preorder yet, but the author posted the blurb and the cover and here’s a snippet:

“I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.”

Emma Chase has a free novella coming out in her “The Royally Series” (but it will only be available via her NEWSLETTER – which you can sign up for)!! I just discovered my HUGE love for this author all over again, with my read of her hilarious book “Sustained” so I have no doubt this series is awesome, too. The author says:

“I’m SO thrilled to announce that I’ve written Royally Raised – a Royally Series free short story – that will be delivered exclusively to newsletter subscribers for a limited time!!

To receive this fun, sexy & heartwarming story, that takes place in the future after Royally Matched, sign up for my newsletter by June 1, 2017:

Jennifer L. Armentrout just announced that she has TWO books that have been optioned for a “series” (A show series? Movies? I’m not sure yet), by Passionflix! She says:


I am super excited to share that the first two books in the Wicked series (Wicked and Torn) have been optioned for a limited series by the amazing team at Passionflix for 2018. They’re ready to bring Tink to life.”

Nicole Williams just announced a new book releasing in just a few days (it’s not up for preorder on Amazon yet) but she’s posted the gorgeous cover (with the blurb!), and from this title (ROOMMATES WITH BENEFITS), it sounds right up our alley! Even more so for me, ’cause she tagged her post #slowburn. HECK YES!!! :D She also says:

“Slow burn is my jam! But the cover isn’t slacking either. :D

Kristen Ashley blogged about her favorite scene… that she calls “THAT SCENE” (it’s from her upcoming release, The Farthest Edge (The Honey Series). It is now her favorite scene of all her favorite scenes (which she blogs about, here, too). ;) She says:

“I’ve blogged (at length) about my favorite scenes…and the fact that a scene in myupcoming THE FARTHEST EDGE has knocked off the scene in THREE WISHES that always held the top spot.”

P.S. ➔ Take a look at the latest UPCOMING RELEASES added to the main “Book Releases” page:


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jean May 29, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Omg, there are so many I WANT!!!

Tarryn Fisher, NEED IT!

Furious Rush, NEED IT (especially with that damn cliffhanger)!

Racer, NEED IT (that beautiful man)!

Wicked, NEED IT (that cover is stunning)!

Colleen Hoover, Kylie Scott, Helen Hunting, Sawyer Bennett! Geez, my head is about to exclude! What a great way to start the summer!

Maryse May 29, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Jean!!!! This was a GREAT “good news” post wasn’t it?

I too, was squirreling like crazy with this one!!! :P

Jean May 29, 2017 at 7:34 PM

I will never catch up……sigh….

Jan May 29, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Ooh ooh ooh. The new Christina Lauren called Dating You Hating You comes out in a week or so and the first chapter is up on their website!!! These are the co-authors of the Beautiful series and I have high hopes :D :D :D

Maryse May 29, 2017 at 8:37 PM

Ooooh thank you Jan! That is excellent news indeed! :D

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