The Latest Bargain e-Books & Reader Recommendations – June 19th 2015

by Maryse on June 19, 2015 · 35 comments

in eBook Deals

Found some goodies and some VERY SERIOUS ADAMANT reader recommendations (you’ll see ‘em below). Can’t miss ‘em. PLUS! I just found yet another one that I was dying to read like… half a year ago, and totally forgot (the one where she’s hiding her pregnancy and the hot military medic discovers her secret at a party they’re both at). Well it’s back on sale, I added it below AND I’m putting it on my TBR list (I’ll be posting my latest TBR list tonight).

And for this of you that missed it, here is my latest review for a new rock-star romance release that I LOVED!! My Book Review of Beat by Vi Keeland <— So of course, I HIGHLY recommend it on today’s list. This is my own personal recommendation. :D

P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

EBOOK BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).

  1. The Rocker Who Hates Me (The Rocker… Book 10) by Terri Anne Browning <— JUST RELEASED!!! ROCK STAR BOOK ALERT!! and Jean is excited!! “The next Rocker book!!! I’ve been waiting for Liam and Gabriella’s story for a long time! How did I not know this was coming out?” PLUS here is The Rocker Series Reading Order.
  2. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James <— JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY so in case anyone was MIA off the internet… and the news… and stores that sell books and by chance didn’t know… Look what just came out. :P LOL!
  3. A Life Worth Fighting (Fighting to Survive Trilogy Book 1) by Brenda Kennedy <— JUST RELEASED!! FIGHTER ALERT & SOUNDS HEARTBREAKING! He’s a pro boxer and they just lost their 3 year old child… but she gets pregnant again and “Leah realizes that Robert won’t stop his crusade to fight Kennedy until he gets a second chance to fight him, although Kennedy has already killed one opponent in the ring. And then Leah and Robert receive devastating news that could tear their world apart, forever.
  4. The Only One for Her by Carlie Sexton <— JUST RELEASED!! & BOTH LOST THEIR LOVES… He broke up with his fiancé and she’s a widow and they end up at the same vacation resort. “After his relentless pursuit, Lindy and Trace begin to find healing…only to have that endangered by a secret threatening to tear them apart…
  5. 1,000 Kisses to Sanity by Kattie Macko <— JUST RELEASED!! Sounds like it could be fun. After heartbreak, she sets up a blog to find love again… “In retaliation I have written a blog about my past loves in hopes that maybe I could heal…maybe find new good love…and maybe embarrass them in a viral kind of way. It may not be healthy and it may not make sense…but here goes nothing.
  6. Impulsive (Felony Romance Book 3) by by Jeana E. Mann <— JUST RELEASED!!! & SOUNDS LIKE A WEEKEND OF SEXUAL DEBAUCHERY ALERT! That blurb made my eyes bug out! She’s really into her best guy friend and they have a “friends w/ benefits” thing and then… “And then Elijah Crowe, notorious rock star, stumbles off his tour bus and into their lives. He’s ready to self-destruct, and he wants to drag Luke and Tasha into the abyss with him. When the three of them come together, the line between friends and lovers blurs. What begins as a harmless weekend of fun, ends in a dangerous game where she’s both the victim and the prize. Secrets tumble out, relationships crumble, and hearts break.” <— eek WHOA.
  7. When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby <— SHE’S HIDING HER PREGNANCY ALERT!! This super-bargain sounds AWE-SOME!!!! I remember this from a few months ago, and I wanna read it so bad! “Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy. When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love.
  8. Love In Rewind (Audio Fools Book 1) by Tali Alexander <— ONE FROM THE MUST-READ “Peanut List” ALERT!!! It’s on SUPER-SALE today!!! Plus I’ve got a special announcement coming soon about book #2… AND AND!! The author says that THIS version has been updated to reflect a new cover AND an excerpt of LIES IN REWIND to the back of LOVE IN REWIND!! And Lauren says: “Love in Rewind is in my all time top 5….favorite….wonderful….best books ever!!!!” Robin, too: “Oh my goodness! Maryse I just read Love In Rewind by Tali Alexander! You need to move this up on your TBR. I LOVED It! I’m on a total book hangover right now!!!
  9. My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome <— MARRIAGE ISSUES ALERT!! Tessa found us this super-bargain and it’s a book I loved! She says: “For 48 hours Stylo Fantome’s My Time in the Affair is 99 cents!” (my review)
  10. Reed’s Reckoning by Ahren Sanders <— FOOTBALL STAR DUMPS HER & THEN SHE HAD HIS BABY WITHOUT HIM KNOWING ALERT!! “A chance encounter brings Reed to the realization that Ari Williams not only hid a life changing secret from him…” AND Linda loves it! “…it was AMAZING!!”
  11. King by T.M. Frazier <— DARK READ ALERT!! Niki just “tried-and-true’d” it for us! “Just finished King and I loved it!!! The heroine was really awesome and definitely made me love the book even more!! Does have a cliffhanger though…” Oh!! OH!!! AND AND! Look what’s up for pre-order: Tyrant (KING Book 2) - releasing in August 17th!! —->
  12. Meet Me In The Dark: (A Dark Suspense) by J.A. Huss <— DARK READ ALERT!!  I’m bringing this one back ’cause Marit’s going nuts for it! “I’m 50 percent into Meet me in the Dark by J.A Huss!!! This is for all of you who are into monsters that kidnap/abduct. This book is sooooo twisted and scary :) But do I love it? YES ;)
  13. Raising Landry by Andee Michelle <— SHE’S RAISING HER BEST FRIEND’S DAUGHTER ALERT!!When a car accident takes her best friend LuAnne, Carson finds herself the guardian of LuAnne’s five-year old little girl, Landry. Between mourning the loss of her dearest friend, raising Landry, and trying to get justice for Lu, her life becomes a whirlwind of drama…” including the mess with the guy she’s starting to date…
  14. The Fortune Cafe (A Tangerine Street Romance Book 1) by Julie Wright <— THREE WOMEN & THEIR “FORTUNE COOKIES” ALERT! Emma doesn’t want to look at her fotune cookie ’cause it’s rumored they all come true… magically. Lucy’s fiancee dumps her (and she has to turn to the unluckiest guy alive) and Stella meets a single father…
  15. In Your Heart (Willow Creek Book 3) by Micalea Smeltzer <— ROCK STAR ROMANCE ALERT! She finds her fiancee in bed with another woman and turns to her best friend… the drummer of a band! “…there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable…
  16. One to Leave (One to Hold Book 5) by Tia Louise <— SUPER-BARGAIN for the weekend only!!
  17. The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen <— TWO MARRIED COUPLES & A JAW-DROPPING PROPOSAL ALERT!!! This new release from Tuesday gave me a SERIOUS blurb-jolt, i put it in my “highlights” and now it’s getting RAVE reviews!!

Amy: The Ground Rules…now THAT is all kinds of messedupedness just waitin’ to happen. Perfect!! :D

DianeM: You guys should try The Ground Rules!! … it was SO good! Finished at 2am, could not put it down or sleep. It totally felt like Indescent Proposal (remember with Robert Redford?!) Gah! So good, I haven’t stayed up all night to read since last year lol… it’s 100% unapologetic swinging and both couples have kids AND it’s gonna be a trilogy FYI (cliffhanger wasn’t bad, felt complete)

Kandace: Maryse – I’m feeling really shouty right now. I picked up The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen from your list this week and I freakin’ loved everything about it. I think this is the authors debut book and it was sooooo good. The Ground Rules is a sensual story about a normal couple (Gage and Mirella) who one day cross paths with the alluring and enchanting Weston and Bridget. And oh boy…. their world is about to change because of this chance meeting (it’s sooooo good, did I already say that? LOL!!). The rules seem simple enough, but as emotions and bonds form, slowly the rules become muddled. We slowly start to see the cracks in their plan. This story is very erotic, sensual and forbidden. I found myself rooting for a certain couple. Their chemistry was off the chart HOT. I was a little nervous going into this book. I picked it up in a whim and read it straight through in one sitting. I can’t wait for the next book. I’m totally obsessed. Now I’m stalking poor Roya for the next book.

Sally: Okayyyy that’s ALL I want to know. Going to go in blind , it’s the only way I roll (have to finish what I’m reading first)…

Amy: Diane, that’s good to know about Ground Rules! How’s the angst level in it? Once again, my moral book compass just went *pblttt*!!!

Diane: It was high angst for me Amy, had a bit of an Arsen feel but the husband is the tattoo covered bad boy


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free ebooks deal —>

  1. AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as AUDIOBOOKS AT A BARGAIN-PRICE!<—Audiobooks for ebook super-sale prices. I’m thrilled with that, and what’s fun is you can flip flop from reading it, to listening to it without losing your spot… This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL! (This is the “Whispersync” thingie). :D


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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM

For 48 hours Stylo Fantome’s My Time in the Affair is 99 cents!

Jean June 19, 2015 at 1:25 PM

The next Rocker book!!! I’ve been waiting for Liam and Gabriella’s story for a long time! How did I not know this was coming out?

Ah Ground Rules is making me twitchy especially after reading Kandace’s comment/shout recommendation and I’m trying to finish third book of Fallen Crest…….

Paula June 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM

1 clicked so many from Tuesday’s and today’s list. Just started The Vixen and the Vet as I think someone on here recommended it? Loved Beat – better than Throb. Really like the sound of 1000 kisses to sanity as that looks like it could be amusing, oh and 1 clicked the ground rules…

Amy June 19, 2015 at 2:28 PM

How have I missed Impulse and A Life Worth Fighting before?? One sounds crazy naughty and possibly angsty while the other sounds heartbreaking…PERFECT!!!! :D

Amy June 19, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Jean, let me know if/when you read Fallen Fourth Down…I’ll read it if you will, m’kay? I’m probably being a *bawk bawk* for no reason. ;) And Ground Rules is a definite upcoming read for me!

Jean June 19, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Amy I don’t know that I will jump right into FFD…..I kinda need a break from the YA genre and that’s why Ground Rules is screaming for me!!!!!

Kandace June 19, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Jean – You’ll love The Ground Rules! I am thinking of reading the one about the pregnant girl and medic.

Marit June 19, 2015 at 2:44 PM

I’m done with Forever Checking (third book in trilogy) by Jennifer Jamelli now!!! ;) I LOVED it. I can’t get the characters out of my head. I’m so insecure about the new Christian Grey book. Have anyone of you read it? I’m starting BLUE by HJ Bellus tonight;) It looks awesome!:)

Jean June 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Thanks Kandace! I think that’s my next read! I downloaded the one about the medic and pregnant girl when Maryse first posted it. Keep me updated on how you like it! I definitely need a change of pace!

Lauren June 19, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Reed’s Reckoning is sooooooo good!!!!!

Deborah June 19, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Is Love in rewind a series??? Just wanted to know if there’s a cliffhanger or not.

Lee June 19, 2015 at 5:56 PM

** annnnd Lee passes out!! **

seriously.. I just wanted to announce i will start Eleanor and Park tomorrow ..but but..but

Maryse posted THAT!!! Now i have all this feels about 1000 kisses and Ground Rules!!


** rocks in the corner .. while staring at Maryse** :P :P :P

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Finally done with the Blood and Roses series. I see why it’s the end, but not. No cliff hanger. Though, I have to read a side book now called Rebel eventually. Still, I liked it and got my money’s worth. Four days reading it! That’s pure awesome.

Another Rocker book and it’s THE rocker book I’ve been waiting for. Yet… next month. Oooh, next month will be rockstar month. Beat, Rocker who… and Insider!

Cheryl June 19, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Still Reading Curveball and it has not been what I expected. So far it is not your typical sports romance because for the moment his being a baseball player isn’t playing into the story; so far. Definitely enjoying the story and curious where it is going. ;)

Gonna be a big baby and wait until The Ground Rules trilogy is complete before starting it.

Sherry D :) June 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

A Life Worth Fighting….Oh My!!
I had tears just reading the blurb :(

Jodi June 19, 2015 at 8:25 PM

seriously wanted to throw my iPad when I finished King!! My husband had to take it and walk away slowly with it…lol

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 10:28 PM

Okay, I forgot who mentioned The Warded Man (It having similarities to Unholy Ghost Trilogy). Whomever, thank you. I’m reading it and liking it. *grins*

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 10:52 PM

* squeeeee* Tessa! You’re reading The Warded Man. *double sqeeee* It’s one of my all time favorite epic fantasy series. Oh god, don’t tell me if you hate it. No, wait, tell me anyways. Lol

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 10:59 PM

So far, not much has happened. The writing’s good, but I’m only on page 32. Got it from the library last week and figured this would be my next read. I’ll tell you when I’ve read a bit more. It’s one of those, so far so good types. *grins*

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Yeah, its epic fantasy so it builds up slow(er). Plus the MC is really young at the beginning but he grows up as the series continues.

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 11:39 PM

I figured as much, considering he’s 11 and doesn’t like playing Kissy. lol I love epic fantasies. The exception is Wheel of Time. The author writes too many useless words.

Laura June 20, 2015 at 3:21 AM

Just finished beat after a wonderful time at the baby a&e with a suspected broken arm which turned out to be ….nothing!really?!
So I noticed you guys doing favourite lists so mines is…..
Madeleine Sheehan undeniable series
Jr ward -BDB!!
Tarryn fisher – love me with lies series
Kim Harrison – Rachel Morgan series
RL Mathewson – NFH
Kresley cole – IAD
And it’s a toss up between Kirsten Ashley’s rock chicks, fantasyland, the burg and yeah everything else she wrote lol
I’m sure there is loads more but I just can’t think of them like hunger games, game of thrones, terry pratchetts discworld there’s just to many to write!!

Steph June 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

I bought Ground Rules yesterday afternoon, wrote a review this morning. So so so good. I really fell in love with the characters. All of them. I kinda wished they would just all end up together, one big happy family. lol~

Cheryl June 20, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Is there any word on when the other 2 books following Ground Rules will be released?

Amy June 20, 2015 at 1:22 PM

I *really* want to read ground rules but the fact that there are still two more books coming is what’s holding me back. :? Hopefully someone will be able to answer your question Cheryl ’cause I’d like to know too!

I am with Sherry though on A Life Worth Fighting…definitely an *oomph* blurb! I’m thinking that one is next for me…

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Has anyone read Bang by E.K. Blair? It sounds unapologetically dark and twisted. It’s on sale for $0.99

Diane M June 20, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Lol Steph! That is interesting….. I’m telling you guys!!! Very slight cliffy, i was good with the way it ended actually, felt very complete and it was so good it was totally worth it, such an all consuming wild ride. The sex was insanely hot. The next book is in the next 6 months it seems, and i have to say, i wouldn’t have slept for days if it was all out, i almost needed the break


bev June 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

So, I mentioned I won a book a couple weeks ago, Because you are Mine by Beth Kerry. It was part of an anniversary giveaway and didn’t know what book until it came in mail.
Then I entered to win some swag from RT that the that blog was giving away. Usually I don’t enter these cause know might win stuff I won’t use, you know? But thought what the heck. Package just came.
Bonds of Trust & Bonds of Need by Lynda Aicher
Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley
Owning the Beast by Alexa Riley
Reining in Justice by Delores Fossen, lol this is Harlequin Intrigue with a cowboy holding a baby on the cover
The Cursed by Heather Graham.
And a fake mag called Dating the Indeed by Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe

bev June 20, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Not all I would of picked for myself, but that can be fun. None I have already which is nice. Most excited by K. Alexander & B. Kerry.
Also, read a couple H. Graham back in the day so it will be fun the revisit her.
Oh and lip gloss, lol.

Maryse June 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Oh and congratulations, bev, on that very cool prize package!!!

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Ditto Bev. You are so lucky. I may have to get you to buy me a lottery ticket.

Laura June 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

So you guys I know you have a different date than ours for Mother’s Day so today is Father’s Day in the UK is its the same there?

Tessa June 21, 2015 at 3:26 PM

OMG Congratulations Bev! Especially getting a bunch of unknown goodies.

Laura, Father’s Day is the same, at least this year. :)

Michelle June 21, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Was this already posted? Cover for next Fever series book:

I wonder why they say it’s book 8 though…I only remember 7…

Tessa June 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Because it comes after book seven. *grins impishly* Oooh, a released date! Though, again, why January? Authors are evil releasing books in January after Christmas!

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