Author News Roundup – December 8th 2016

by Maryse on December 8, 2016 · 6 comments

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So much exciting author news, it’s the PERFECT time for a news roundup!!! I can’t contain my glee!!!! My FAVORITE authors are rocking the book-world right now!

Mariana Zapata just released Wait for It!!!! That one up there to the left!! She’s single and finds herself the parent of two little boys… “Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard. With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for. Except for a boyfriend. Or a husband. But who needs either one of those?

Teri: Yayyyy….love her. She is one of the few authors that I auto buy. Synopsis? Who cares. One click!

Nadia: Love her ❤

Lisa: I agree! Always one click!

Jessica Hawkins JUST RELEASED THIS NEW ONE TODAY!!!  Yours to Bare <— THAT COVER. It’s beautiful, and sexy and mysterious… I’m betting emotionally angsty stuff! It’s super-bargain priced today. Blurb says provocative and I can already feel that.

I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…

My journal is the one place I can be myself–as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.

Lindy Zart has a new book coming (“Bullies Like Me”) out on December 28th!!!! This sounds AWESOME (here’s the gorgeous cover and intense-sounding blurb) and I love this author!!! It’s not up for preorder on Amazon yet, but I’m keeping my eye out. Hopefully it releases even earlier. :D She’s bullied ruthlessly, and then she tries to upend the “ruler’s reign”. Eeeeep! And then there’s him…

I want to protect her from whatever brought her here, but more than that, I want to protect her from me.

Kim Holden <— Speaking of awesome authors that have a new book coming out this month, SHE does too!!!! It’s called “Franco” and the author says:

“Remember Franco, the smart ass drummer with the massive heart, from Bright Side and Gus? He’s back”

 Jamie McGuire also received some exciting news. Her “Beautiful Burn: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series Book 4)” was chosen as Romance Book of the Year for iBooks!! Congratulations Jamie!!!

Taylor Jenkins Reid has one of her latest books, One True Loves: A Novel, ➔ up for auction, loaded in her personal notes!! She says:

“Want an annotated copy of One True Loves? Scribbled on by me, filled with jokes, trivia, and real talk? And you also want to donate money to the Trevor Project????

ALSO!!!!!! Taylor Jenkins Reid has a new book coming out! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel and since she’s one of my favorite authors, you know I’ll read this as soon as it comes out! YAY ME!!! There’s an excerpt and the cover reveal right here on Entertainment Weekly. To her surprise, she’s chosen to write the story of a famous Hollywood starlet…

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

E.L. James shows us the latest trailer for the upcoming movie “Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Book 2)” coming out in February, AND the awesome movie poster AND the new book cover (which is the movie “tie-in”) which will be up for preorder soon, and it is STUNNING!!!! Eeeeeeep!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!! This book was my FAVORITE one!!! (here’s my 5-star review)

Sali: My fave too!

Jenna: I’m feeling inspired for a re-read!

Rebecca: My favorite of the series too!

Colleen Hoover has TONS of awesome news for us, PLUS a HUGE congratulations is in order!!! Congratulations to one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS EVER!!! Her book It Ends with Us: A Novel won BEST ROMANCE OF THE YEAR on Goodreads!!!!! Here is a fun newspaper article about it. And this is my #1 book for 2016. I. AM. THRILLED!!!! P.S. My review.

Dianna: Best book of 2016 for me.

Jo: Best book and so deserved!! I’m glad I voted for a winner

AND AND!!!!! HER winning book for BEST ROMANCE OF THE YEAR 2015 (on Goodreads), Confess: A Novel, is now being made into a series (TV series??!!). Here is her exciting hint-post about that!

AND AND!!!!! The Colleen Hoover news doesn’t stop there. There’s a NEW BOOK COMING OUT BY COLLEEN HOOVER & IT’S UP FOR PREORDER!!! Untitled: A Novel <— :D !!!!! LOL! No cover, no title, no blurb. But we’re excited!!!!!!

Lily White has a new book coming out called “Four Crows”! She posted the gorgeous book cover and blurb. In fact this one doesn’t seem “dark” like her past books… more like a mystery-romance, on the edge of a psych-thriller, maybe, (about a Marine that comes home from war and his wife and son are missing). It’s coming out January 2017!!

Born into a world that no child should endure, Magpie “Maggie” Crow is doted on by her loving father and over protective brothers. As much as she loves them, she fears them, especially when she learns secrets they’ve kept hidden…

J.B. Salsbury just posted about an upcoming Christmas surprise for us for her book “Split“!!! She says:

“You have until Dec. 19th to read SPLIT so that you can enjoy this BONUS short story!! ⭐️️

A Perfectly Split Christmas will be available on my website Dec. 19th AND newsletter subscribers will receive it in their inbox along with an exclusive first peek at THE FINAL FIGHT!”

She also teases us with this personal “book” picture, saying:

“What is this? Breaden Daniels book, The Final Fight, is officially outlined! Let the writing begin!”

J. Sterling has a new one for us (LOVE her!!) called “No Bad Days” and it’s coming out in January. and wow this cover has my attention BIG TIME!!!

Melanie Harlow has an upcoming book, and it’s already up for pre-order!! If You Were Mine is coming out in February 2017. She hired him as her date so she wouldn’t be at the singles table… and then they were snowed in together!!!

“One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us. I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.

We’re nothing alike…”

Harry Potter series was featured in an article that has many debating its merits! I haven’t read these (or watched all of the movies yet), but I found this article interesting… (you can also see some discussion in the comments section right here on my Facebook page).

Emma Scott is one of my absolute FAVORITE authors and author Mara White just interviewed her in the Huffington Post. HOW. COOL. IS. THAT?!!!!

Just to give you an idea of how much of a fan I am, here are some of my reviews:

It’s an amazing, incredibly introspective interview, that I think every fan (or soon-to-be-fan) must read. Here’s just a snippet, to give you an idea:

Emma Scott: “I try to strive for authenticity in my work. I don’t like over-the-top drama; I don’t like it when characters make implausible decisions (though I’m sure I’m guilty of that to some degree). I like flawed characters, I like exploring difficult, real life situations but through the prism of a love story. The idea of how and who and why human beings fall in love with each other, and what that love does to their life choices, or how it affects them really interests me. I’m a firm believer in the idea that everyone deserves love, and that all love stories, no matter how short, are important. Even if the person has been abused, is disabled, a lonely introvert, an outcast, a felon, or at the end of his life, I want to explore what falling in love does to those people, and how, no matter how tough the situation, love always wins.”


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy December 8, 2016 at 4:01 PM

All this author news awesomeness!!!


And that TJR book is SO mine when it comes out. MINE I tell ya!!!

LisaKay December 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Maryse I just read “NoWhere” by Bink Cummings, the book came out Dec. 6th. I couldn’t find it on here, so I was letting you and your readers know it was out. It was an awesome read, as all her books are, it already has like fourty four 5 star reviews.

Lisa Aiello December 8, 2016 at 4:19 PM

I want Emma Scott to be my new best friend…what a great interview!!

Cheryl December 8, 2016 at 8:39 PM

JUNE for the new TJR book!! *whines that is so long to wait!!

Love Emma Scott!!

R. Renee December 8, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Here’s the link to a podcast Emma Scott did recently. Her knowledge if Star Wars is frightening. Consider yourself warned.

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 10:56 AM

Thank you LisaKay!! I’m adding it to today’s Friday List. :D

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