Author & Book News Roundup – October 15th 2017

by Maryse on October 15, 2017 · 26 comments

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  • Shiver by Ela Frank & Brooke Blaine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! OOPS!! Never mind… ;) DARK-READ STALKER ALERT! ”Warning: This is not a love story. It is not a romance. This is an obsessive stalker lust story that contains darker themes that may serve as a trigger to some readers. Shiver is a standalone novel.
“Everything I told you is true—I’m not a good man, but you choose what you want to hear.
You shouldn’t have come that night. Maybe then you’d be safe. But it’s too late now.
I want you because you remind me of him. I need you to give me back what I lost.”
  • Crave, Part Two (Crave Duet Book 2) by E.K. Blaire <— E.K. BLAIRE’S DUET IS NOW COMPLETE!! :)
  • NSFW by Piper Lawson <— He’s her boss… “Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness. Good thing I’m the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place….

<— KATE STEWART’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! I LOVE this author and I think this is gonna be super-tumultuous-angsty ’cause she personally warned me about Drive

“It’s very Room 212 in feels. Fair warning!”

*gasp* eek YAY MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Kostantina: Omg this book sounds amazing!! I luv luv luv how she embeds each song to listen too at the beginning of each chapter!! So cool! Totally one clicking!

Heather: OMG Maryse. You NEED to read this book. I can’t even formulate words. The entire premise is genius. The book is freaking magic. There is NOTHING else out there like it. I’m a huge fan of hers and this one is just. . . my God. EVERYTHANG!

Maryse: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!

Mary Ann: Room 212 is the first book that I read from Kate Stewart. And I like and enjoyed reading that book. So I am in diving in…

Annnnnnnd… in other news:

Kristen Ashley surprised us with this BIG deal!!!!!! Many of you already saw the announcement, but how could I not post it again on the official “news post”? :D She’s got a surprise new book up for pre-order. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) <— UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!! She’s really into him… but he has her at arm’s length because he’s in love with someone else that broke his heart…

“…Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes…”

Kristen Ashley has another HUGE MOVIE NEWS surprise!

#PassionIsComing with New York Times bestseller Kristen Ashley!


Passionflix and New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley are thrilled to announce the option of not one, but TWO beloved romance titles! We are over the moon excited to announce THE WILL and THREE WISHES will be coming to Passionflix, a studio and streaming platform dedicated to turning romance novels into movies and series.

Get ready to fall further in love with Josephine and Jake in THE WILL and Nate and Lily in THREE WISHES, coming soon from!

J.Kenner has a new series coming and it’s been announced on USA Today! In fact, here is book #1 Down On Me (Man of the Month Book 1) (and many of the others right below it), on pre-order. She says:

Yes! Finally!!!! It’s announcement day of the Super Secret Awesome Project I’ve been telling you guys about for what feels like forever! Also known OFFICIALLY as the Man of the Month series!

Thanks to USA Today for the lovely article and interview!!!

Suanne Laqueur (one of our very favorites!!) just won a HUGE award (the grand prize for Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards). Here’s her reaction. Tee hee!!! P.S. She has book #2  (A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2) in this series up for preorder (in case you didn’t know).

Tijan bargain!!!! Kian is super-bargain priced today!

Marcie: Read Kian in less than 24 hours an loved it, I am a HUGE Tijan fan and have read everything and anything she has provided.

Tessa: Kian was really good. I was expecting it to be darker, but honestly, Kian is so sweet, you can’t help but like him.

L.A. Fiore announced a new DARK sounding book entitled “Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton”. No preorder yet but it sounds right up our bad-guy alley!

He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

L.J. Shen has a new rock star read coming out!! She announced ”midnight Blue (no preorder yet) but here’s a bit of a teaser: “He is a British rock star. She’s the one girl he promised himself not to mess with…”

Harry Potter COOL NEWS!!!! Harry Potter’s house is for sale!!!

THESE were JUST ADDED to the main “NEW RELEASE” page!

  1. Dignity (The Breaking Point Book 2) by Jay Crownover – October 17th 2017
  2. Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds - October 24th 2017
  3. A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2) by Suanne Laqueur – November 1st 2017
  4. Hot and Heavy (Chubby Girl Chronicles Book 2) by Tabatha Vargo – November 3rd 2017
  5. Complicated by Kristen Ashley - November 7th 2017
  6. Annihilation (The Mystic Series Book 8) by B.C. Burgess - November 9th 2017
  7. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) by Janet Evanovich - November 14th 2017
  8. Perfect Match: (A Romantic Comedy) by Lila Monroe - November 13th 2017
  9. Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner - November 14th 2017
  10. Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright - November 14th 2017
  11. Crowned by Hate (Crowned #1) by Amo Jones - November 14th 2017
  12. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March - November 14th 2017
  13. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde - November 14th 2017
  14. Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story by Mona Kasten - November 14th 2017
  15. Cuffed by His Charm: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy - November 14th 2017
  16. Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec - November 14th 2017
  17. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris - November 21st 2017
  18. Little Broken Things: A Novel by Nicole Baart - November 21st 2017
  19. Love: A Hollywood Romance (The Keatyn Chronicles Book 12) by Jillian Dodd - November 21st 2017
  20. Hotbloods by Bella Forrest - November 26th 2017
  21. Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes  - November 27th 2017
  22. Past Perfect: A Novel by Danielle Steele - November 28th 2017
  23. Ravaged (Vampire Awakenings, Book 7) by Brenda K. Davies – November 30th 2017
  24. The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona) by Rachel Van Dyken - November 28th 2017
  25. So Over You (The Chicago Rebels Series Book 2) by Kate Meader - December 4th 2017
  26. Slammed (San Francisco Thunder) by Victoria Denault - December 5th 2017
  27. Roomies by Christina Lauren - December 5th 2017
  28. The Wicked Vampire (Last True Vampire series) by Kate Baxter - December 5th 2017
  29. Heart Sight (A Celta Novel) by Robin D. Owens - December 5th 2017
  30. Tempting Danger by Katie Reus - December 5th 2017
  31. Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh - December 5th 2017
  32. Brave (A Wicked Trilogy Book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – December 11th 2017
  33. Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan – December 11th 2017
  34. Mentor’s Match: A Submissive Series Standalone Novel by Tara Sue Me - December 11th 2017
  35. Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh - November 14th 2017
  36. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley -  December 19th 2017
  37. Sinful Empire (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 3) by Meghan March - December 19th 2017
  38. Can’t Let Go (Callaway Cousins #5) (Callaways Book 13) by Barbara Freethy – December 26th 2017
  39. Kane: I Am Alpha (Law of the Lycans Book 9) by Nicky Charles – December 26th 2017
  40. The Pretender: Games People Play by HelenKay Dimon - December 26th 2017
  41. Twisted (The Steel Brothers Saga Book 8) by Helen Hardt - December 26th 2017
  42. Beautiful Lawman: A Devil’s Rock Novel by Sophie Jordan - December 26th 2017
  43. Infraction (Players Game Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken - January 9th 2018
  44. Respect: An Infidelity Stand-alone Novel by Aleatha Romig - January 23rd 2018


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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Tessa October 15, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Well… I want the LJ Shen book. I’ve yet to be disappointed by her.

Cheryl October 15, 2017 at 8:11 PM

I’ve loved all the Kate Stewart books I’ve read so far, so one-clicking Drive is a no brainer. I finished One- it was a sweet, funny, feel good read. I started Unloved, but not sure I am in the mood for it right now. Certainly a 180 from the romantic comedies I’ve read recently.

Kooloo October 15, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Did someone just say Harry Potter!!!!!


Nay October 15, 2017 at 9:31 PM

I read the first LJ Shen Sinners of Saint book and lurved it. Just haven’t had time to read the rest. And I also loved the one Kate Stewart book I read, The Brave Line. Will be reading her new one for sure, and I still need to read Room 212.

And OMG! SO glad that K.A. is finally giving us a non-domme (soo not my thang) book! But I want a full-length Chaos book! Guess the novella will have to do. And it figures that she’s getting a movie deal on the one book of hers that I DNF’d, Three Wishes. Guess I need to go back and give it another shot!

Jan October 16, 2017 at 1:51 AM

Oooh TWO KA books coming out in the next couple of months. 0_0 Sweet.

Tomorrow (Australian time) the final novel in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane sexy Georgian HR series is out. Called Duke Of Desire. Oh yeahhhhhhh……. Lots of us have been waiting for that one ;)

I also accidentally (but luckily) discovered a new book in Nia Forrester’s Commitment series came out last month. How did I miss that???? It’s called The Takedown and it’s a sequel to The Come Up. I finished it when I got home from work today, and really liked it. What a great series!

Nay October 16, 2017 at 6:02 AM

I noticed the N. Forrester book, Jan. And the first thing I thought of was you. I knew you’d be thrilled!!

Isn’t it awesome when you forget about a series that you flove and then you realize there’s a new book out in it? That’s the best kind of surprise!!

Tessa October 16, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Oh Maryse, yesterday Laura Thalassa’s Bargainer series’ prequel went live – The Emperor of Evening Stars. I finished it yesterday (that’s pretty much why I was mostly quiet). Super good and 5 stars. It’s The Bargainer’s story from pre-birth up to the end of the second book, so it has to be read AFTER the second one. :D

Nay October 16, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Gah! The Bargainer series. Another one I need to get caught up on!

Cheryl October 16, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Started Drive and I agree it has the feels like Room 212. It starts present day so you have an idea of where things are headed, but not exact details. Not sure who I want the h to end up with yet; however, I know it’s going to hurt. Think I’m going to need Manny!

Tessa October 16, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Nay, there are only three books so far. :) And it’s KU, though I’m buying them. They are the type I’ll re-read later on.

Ela October 16, 2017 at 9:42 AM


Nay October 16, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Tessa–Yes, I saw! And another coming out in a few months! I so need to read the 2nd one. Putting it on my over-crowded ‘next’ shelf on GR.

Loving Ghostwriter so far!!!

Maryse October 16, 2017 at 11:59 AM

I’m either starting Drive tonight, or Unloved. GAH!! I think Unloved. MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT and I haven’t even started yet. ;) THAT TITLE!!!!

Jan October 16, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Yeah Nay. It is one of those super awesome things when you get surprised that a book you weren’t expecting but know you will love is suddenly THERE! Wheeee!

Sometimes I stalk fav authors’ FB pages and stuff, and know what’s coming and count it down, but sometimes, like this time, it’s just a really great happy surprise.

Amy October 16, 2017 at 6:27 PM

I just saw this post and *GASP!!!!!!* A Kate Stewart book with Room 212 feels?!?



Cheryl October 16, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Amy, it’s been a while since a book has consumed my thoughts; and yes the “feels” and angst like room 212. I put it down to go to sleep, but my mind kept thinking about it. At work, I’m thinking what does *this* mean in the prologue, who is it she’s talking about?? I HAVE to finish it tonight, even though I know I’ll be crying at some point. *grabs a glass of wine and Manny and goes into blankie fort*

Amy October 16, 2017 at 7:02 PM

Oh man Cheryl, that settles it…I’m starting it tonight! :D

Maryse October 16, 2017 at 8:16 PM

BUDDY READ AMY!!!! I’m starting as soon as I finish tomorrow’s big new release list!

Maryse October 16, 2017 at 8:23 PM

Thank you Tessa!! I’m adding it to tomorrow’s big list!! :D

Amy October 16, 2017 at 9:33 PM

YES!!!! BUDDY READ!!!!!!

*BR happy dance*

Kooloo October 16, 2017 at 9:35 PM

Maryse babe!!! I’m reading Meghan March’s latest and dare I predict greatest, “Ruthless King”, maybe we will see… only 30% in and FLOVE her alpha male Gerrrarrr!!! *excuse me* in this one – total A-hole but still sooo sexy now back to Mr Lachlan Mount!!! Teehee

Tessa October 17, 2017 at 4:09 PM

A hole? *goes to look up book*

Tessa October 17, 2017 at 4:11 PM

O.O *One click*

Kooloo October 17, 2017 at 7:12 PM


Bardee October 21, 2017 at 11:13 AM

I just finished The Day She Cried by K Webster and it was great…no end in sight for my book hangover! I don’t think I would describe it as “dark,…think Unforgiven by Elizabeth Finn…which I also loved and have read multiple times. Be ready to “grrrr” a lot and have your tissues ready. This is easily in my Top 5 of the year…maybe the very tippy-top!

Amy October 23, 2017 at 12:03 AM

Bardee…I just clicked it! :D

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