Author & Book News Roundup – October 22nd 2017

by Maryse on October 22, 2017 · 20 comments

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<— FIRST!!! Take a look at these three books that JUST went live. THREE extra-earlybirds. ;)

I had to take a break from my current read to post these BIG HUGE surprises, so while I’m here, I decided to round up some good news, too! Take a look:


Cuffed (Everyday Heroes Book 1) by K.A. Bromberg <— LIVE!!! K. BROMBERG’S LATEST IS LIVE and *squeeeee* I LOVE my sexy cop books, and this one looks ALL sorts of for me! “...Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past. But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it...” OHHHH YESSSS!!! :P  THAT. UNIFORM.

Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely <— LAUREN BLAKELY’S LATEST IS LIVE TOO!!! Tee hee. That title makes me blush. He wants to settle down and he’s totally into his long-distance best friend… but he can’t get attached. “...All I have to do is resist her for the week she’s in town. I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn’t work out. And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I’m ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What’s a few thousand miles when love’s involved?

Hurricane (Heaven Hill Generations Book 1) by Laramie Briscoe <— LIVE!!! LARAMIE BRISCOE’S LATEST BIKER BOOK!!! SHE’S AN MC PRINCESS & HE’S ONE OF THE MEMBERS…”…Being the daughter of the President of the Heaven Hill MC is a burden, but one I’ll face every day with pride. It’s hard for me to know what people like me for. Is it my personality, my looks, or are they trying to get close to the Club? There’s one person I’ve never doubted. Remington Sawyer. A year ago we had one night of almost passion – that ended with me walking away in tears – and him walking away in anger...”

And now… even more awesome news:

J.R. Ward‘s next upcoming book in her Black Dagger Brother series now has a cover!!! The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood looks like THIS!! :D !!! ➔➔➔➔➔➔➔

“…Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega…”

Alessandra Torre (one of my FAVORITE authors in the world) has a fun and informative “help” blog for authors (aspiring and experienced, alike). She’s just announced this latest blog post/video (which I’ve watched even though I’m not an author, I was still intrigued from a reader’s perspective – and agree with so much of this!!) titled “Are You Scaring Readers Away?

S.L. Scott announces a new upcoming book called “Sacred” (reveals the gorgeous cover) AND is having a giveaway! That said, I think these two need to be read first Savage (The Kingwood Duet Book 1) AND Savior (The Kingwood Duet Book 2) (so maybe don’t read this blurb excerpt below) since I have a feeling there’s a tumultuous love triangle involved. ;)

“The war was waged. The king got his queen, but where did that leave me?

When I thought there was no hope, that suffering this lonely life was my destiny, I saw her. The bubblegum pink skirt caught my attention, but her doe eyes captured my heart…”

Jessica Sorensen also has a new book coming out (and a gorgeous cover reveal) for one of her very popular “Ella and Micha” series. The Infinitely of Ella and Micha” but no preorder on Amazon for it yet. She does have it up for preorder at other online stores.

Publisher’s Weekly posted an article detailing how much indie-publishing has increased over the years. Exponentially! Very interesting layout…

“…since 2011 the number of ISBNs from self-publishers has jumped by 218%, from 247,210 to 786,935.”

Madeline Sheehan just teased us!!!!! More to come, so I will be keeping an eye on this. She says:

“I have a few updates/announcements coming this week, the biggest one regarding The Holy Trinity series. So, stay tuned. ;)

Gena Showalter has some book news, but even better, the “why”. Oooooh I LOVE when authors give us backstories!!! A peak into the life behind the book. And Gena Showalter posted about her two upcoming novels, The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld) AND “The Darkest Captive”. Here’s just a tidbit of what she says (you can read the entire post here):

As you know, I have 2 Lords of the Underworld books releasing in 2018. The first—THE DARKEST WARRIOR. The second—THE DARKEST CAPTIVE.

I told you I’d tell you the hero and heroine of the first today, but I’m going to tell you the hero and heroine of both. AFTER I give you a little backstory…

…I was dreading talking to you guys about this. Yesterday, however, I had a light bulb moment and I stopped dreading. Because I know I’m giving you guys my absolute best. What is it some of the Lords like to say? I’m not giving you what you want, I’m giving you what you need. :)

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela October 22, 2017 at 2:53 PM

I’m first I’m first!

Maryse October 22, 2017 at 2:59 PM


*sprinkles “first glitter” all over Ela* :D

bev October 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Those covers.
*shakes head*
I mean cops walk around like that all the time. Bullets just bounce right off.

Maryse October 22, 2017 at 5:12 PM

LOL bev!!!!! GAH I know it… I see it on the streets every day. ;) They even pull people over like that. And nobody thinks it’s weird at all.

*snort* :P

bev October 22, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Could you imagine if it was in other visual mediums than romance covers?

Andy and Barney walking around Mayberry?

Kelly and Sipowicz around New York?

Whose the bad boys.

bev October 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM


Maryse October 22, 2017 at 6:47 PM


Who’re we talking about?

Who’s Andy and Barney and Kelly and Sipowicz?

Are they hot? :)

Tessa October 22, 2017 at 6:58 PM

*thunks* Is Madeline Sheehan is going to release the end of the series? Please say yes! It’s been YEARS and I still remember the series. Though, I’ll probably re-read it just to refresh my memory.

Ela October 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM

OMG TESSA I TOTALLY MISSED THAT POST! Maryse you have to get us answers….pretty please! I’ll get you a nice whatever you want!

Nay October 22, 2017 at 7:54 PM

I missed it too! Is she FINALLY going to release it??

bev October 22, 2017 at 8:16 PM
Maryse October 22, 2017 at 8:28 PM


Oh. Tee heeeeeeee!!!!

Tessa October 22, 2017 at 8:48 PM

LOL And I was all, uh huh, uh huh, OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

Leslie M October 22, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Bev! NYPD Blue!! I used to love that show.

Do not want to see Sipowitz dressed like that cover though! *snickers*

Amy October 22, 2017 at 9:37 PM

“Kelly and Sipowicz around New York?”

Sipowicz? Shirtless?? No no no no no NOOOOOOO! Loved Andy’s character (though one of the most tragic characters I can remember) but I do NOT want him shirtless and pulling me over. *shakes head vehemently*

Amy October 22, 2017 at 9:40 PM

O. M. GEEEEEEE!!!! Possible Holy Trinity news?!?

I want to be cynical and say I’ll believe it when I see it, but I’m just desperate enough to get my hopes up and do a happy dance!!!

I hope she does right by Gerik though… :(

Amy October 22, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Oh, and I meant Andy SIPOWICZ’s character was tragic, not the other Andy. ;)

Ela October 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM

GERICK BETTER END UP WITH MOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ela October 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

“You didn’t look at Xan and think, “Gosh, I want to make love to him” or “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sex with that guy”.
No. You took one look at Xan and you fell to your quivering knees, thinking, “Holy shit, I need that man to f*ck me.”
― Madeline Sheehan, My Soul to Take

Ela October 23, 2017 at 9:36 AM

“ I’d do it all again,” he whispered, crying as he cradled me against his chest.” I’d go through the hell of losing you to Xan, I’d welcome being cut off from my family and turning into this… this animal. I’d happily deal with all that pain as long as it led me right back here, right back to you. It was all worth it, Trinity, just to be with you. To be loved by you.”
― Madeline Sheehan, My Soul to Take

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