Friday Finds! 25 of the Latest Bargain e-Books & Reader Recommendations – November 6th 2015

by Maryse on November 6, 2015 · 91 comments

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SATURDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. First… I’ve just posted Shortcut! 68 New Pre-orders Added to the Main New Release Page… AND!!

Second… THAT!!! ————–>

I’ve not heard of this author yet but this was JUST RELEASED (Traded by Rebecca Brooke) and the blurb delighted me ’cause it made me do this: UGH! This blurb totally made me GRRRR!! And… YAY!!! Sounds like something that could be right up our alley. Her husband trades her for his debt. Of all the &*%$#@&*!!!

“I try to be the best wife possible for him. After all, he took me on when no one else would. Now–he’s in debt and owes more money to the loan shark than we can possibly repay. But, don’t worry, he’s come up with a solution, it’s just not one I was expecting.

…I’ve been TRADED…”

Okay so… I must admit temporary defeat with my latest “Currently reading…” post. ‘Cause… I squirreled after a quarter into it, and started Kristen Ashley’s latest instead (which IS holding me close and doing everything I love for a book to do to me). So why did I give up so fast? Well, it’s not an official “dnf” it’s more just… for now, ’cause I know at some point, the unique story-telling method will click with me, right? I mean how could it not, considering how crazy my own fellow readers are over it. *sigh*

Maryse: *sigh* You guys… I’m struggling. It’s… kind of hard to understand through all the technical mumbo-jumbo, I dunno who’s ship is good, who’s ship is bad, all the ship names are…? Why we’re having to shoot everyone, who’s “byteme” (I keep forgetting… then I keep remembering, it’s her… and I’m all… right right right…!!!). LOL! Because it’s in document/email/video/personal journal format, the story flow is SO fragmented to me. Choppy (but that fits the “style” of the documentation so I get it). It’s so unique… but it’s hard for me to stay focused on it.

Michelle: It’s a little bit of a puzzle Maryse. You are left guessing who they are talking to until it’s revealed. It comes together but as someone said it’s a show you book and not tell you. I loved reading the documents and putting the pieces together since I like to not have everything spelled out but again you are dropped into a story and have to catch up. Everything is revealed slowly but I thought that was brilliant how they paced the flow of information – felt like I wasn’t reading a story but was more ‘real’ that way. Keep going! :)

fabi: Maryse, you’re a great sport for trying it but it doesn’t sound like you’re connecting with it. I always tell myself (and have heard it said many times) that life is too short to spend time on a book that we are not into. Think of your tbr! Not that I’m trying to steer you away from it, but please don’t plow through on our account if its giving you trouble. It actually sounds like a difficult one to attempt outside your “love it” genres with its alternative presentation.

Michelle: Ditto :D and you really are a great sport for trying a new genre you do not normally read. I still have high hopes that it will pick up for you. There’s a lot to come and I wouldn’t get bogged down in the details if that helps.

Maryse:  EVERYONE loves it… only a precious few felt the “bog-down” like Michelle mentions, so I’m sure this is just the initial getting into it “start” hump. Especially for me, ’cause I’m not used to this kind of “world” building.

Well that said, I’m in my reading groove now with Kristen Ashley (Walk Through Fire (Chaos) and as usual, she always comes to my rescue! LOL!! ;) Trust the KA alphas. They will put you through the ringer, and the ride will be so fun!

In the meantime, I (and many of you!) found us goodies for the weekend!

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

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )

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. Uncovering You: The Complete First Boxed Set: Boxed Set (Uncovering You 1 – 3) by Scarlett Edwards <— SATURDAY LATEST FIND UPDATE!! Eve found us this one!! The entire series is bundled today, too! She says: “Just finished an incredibly amazing, complicated, psychological, alpha-male/brilliant female series: Uncovering You 1-11 by Scarlett Edwards. Crazy unusual. Would love your review…”
  2. Nine by Jennifer Raygoza <— JUST RELEASED! SHE IS THE MOST COVETED ESCORT IN VEGAS & HE’S AN ENFORCER FOR THE BIGGEST DRUG DEALER IN VEGAS ALERT! ”One night with the wrong client and everything spirals out of control when Nine and Trig collide. Watch what happens when two of the best in underworld trades go against the grain, against the rules, and against all odds of making it out alive.”
  3. Coup De Grâce (Code 11- KPD SWAT Book 7) by Lani Lynn Vale <— JUST RELEASED! RECLUSIVE BROODING COP ALERT! “He was screwed up, and everyone knew it. He got tattoos because he liked the pain. He was standoffish. He didn’t have many friends outside of work. And the only thing he had going for him was that he was a good cop…”
  4. Something About Lorelei by Sandi Lynn <— JUST RELEASED! WOMANIZING BOSS & HIS SINGLE MOTHER ASSISTANT ALERT! “My name is Lorelei Flynn and I was Jack Sutton’s fifteenth personal assistant in a little over a year. My boyfriend was killed seven years ago in a car accident. Before he died, he gave me a gift: my daughter Hope. My life did nothing but revolve around her…”
  5. Sold Into Salvationby Colbie Carter <— JUST RELEASED! KIDNAPPED & SOLD! BUT… “being bought turned out to be her salvation, and when the dark secret behind her kidnapping is uncovered, she must turn to the man who bought her in order to survive.” Recent release… and it sounds SO good.
  6. Christmas Lovebirds: The Hart Family (Have a Hart Book 1) by Rachelle Ayala <— JUST RELEASED! BROTHER’S EX-BEST FRIEND ALERT! “Melisa Hart has a soft spot for her brother Connor’s ex-best buddy, Rob Reed. Unfortunately, Rob slept with Connor’s girlfriend and is no longer welcome with any of the Harts…”
  7. Weather the Storm: Episode 7 (Rising Storm) by Lisa Mondello <— JUST RELEASED!!
  8. Your Gravity 3 by L.G. Castillo <— JUST RELEASED!!
  9. Thompson Sisters Anthology: The Complete Series; Six Novels and Two Novellas by Charles Sheehan-Miles <— I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this series, and the author just bundled it entirely into this one bargain priced book! YAY!!!!!! “For two weeks only, the entire Thompson Sisters series under one cover for a super-low price. The tragic and heartwarming saga of the Thompson Sisters has endeared readers worldwide, with more than a quarter million copies sold in six languages. For the first time, the entire saga — six full length novels plus two bonus novellas — are under one cover.” and Jean loves these, too! “That deal on the Thompson Sisters series is awesome. I loved every single one and each is unforgettable! Highly recommend to those who haven’t read them!”
  10. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini <— JUST RELEASED! AUTOBIOGRAPHY TROUBLEMAKER ALERT! LOL! In case any of you are into autobiographies like I am! I’m always a little fascinated by those coming out of a er… religious group. And she’s making waves in the news with some of the stuff she reveals on the stars associated with her.
  11. Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloé Kardashian <— JUST RELEASED! AUTOBIOGRAPHY ALERT! And well… since they’re always in the media… I figured I’d post this one too. ;)
  12. #Heart (The Hashtag Series Book 6) by Cambria Hebert <— JUST RELEASED!!
  13. #Nerd (Hashtag Series Book 1) by Cambria Hebert <— And #1 in the series!
  14. The Sordid Promise (A Breaking Insanity Novel Book 1) by Courtney Lane <— ANOTHER DARK READ ALERT!! And Elissa recommended these! “Breaking Insanity Series by Courtney Lane is a dark, erotic, thriller! Two of the three books are out already. The final is Dec. 3. I have to tell you though my favorite Dark Read is The Sect by the same author. If you are looking for something new Courtney has it covered.”
  15. The Starkest Truth (A Breaking Insanity Novel Book 2) by Courtney Lane <— Here’s #2!!
  16. The Sect by Courtney Lane <— DARK READ ALERT! And here’s Elissa’s favorite! “I have to tell you though my favorite Dark Read is The Sect by the same author…”
  17. White Rabbit by J. D. Sloane <— SUPER-DARK READ ALERT! When a fellow reader asked for the latest “dark read recommendations” Kelly suggested this one! “CRAZY dark”. I’m taking that we should… beware. ;)
  18. The Collection by Tamsyn Bester <— Lauren found us this one! “The Collection by Tamsyn Bester…..all 6 of her books in one big box set!”
  19. GENTRY BOYS (Books 1-4) by Cora Brent <— SUPER-SALE ALERT! Lauren found us this one, too! “Gentry Boys books 1-4 by Cora Brent….limited edition box set….bad boy fraternal triplets!!!! I’ve read books 1-3 & they are excellent!” :D YAY thank you Lauren!!
  20. The Rest Falls Away: Victoria Book 1 (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria) by Colleen Gleason <— FREEBIE OF THE WEEK! Megan Lee LOVES this one (and is looking for more like it… angsty love triangle, and a series that follows the same group)… “The Gardella Vampire Chronicles are my standard and I’ve ready some pretty great series, by that one is my fave.”
  21. Rises the Night: Victoria Book 2 (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria) by Colleen Gleason <— And here’s #2 to get you started…
  22. The Bleeding Dusk: Victoria Book 3 (The Gardella Vampire Hunters: Victoria) by Colleen Gleason <— and #3…
  23. WITHER (THE WITHERED SERIES Book 1) by Amy Miles <— Jean is starting this one! “Wither by Amy Miles. I think it was on someone’s recent favorites list or some list here. It is psycho thriller, post apocalyptic.”
  24. If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin <— GUT-WRENCHING ALERT!! Amy wants me to read this one! “…was reminded of a certain book with a girl on the cover crouching by a puddle. Oh, Finn. *rubs chest with fist*…I also say Maryse needs to read it, but we have to catch her when she’s in the right mood for it…a mood for a heart-wrenching read set in high school. Right? …  Gut. Wrenching. Just ask Tessa. ;)
  25. Every Which Way by Calia Read <— OHHH THE HEARTACHE ALERT (although for some reason, I can’t find the kindle version, only the paperback)? BUT!! Amy recommends this one, too! “Did you ever read Every Which Way by her? Two brothers and an awesome h (she doesn’t bounce back and forth between them though) who is a perfect balance of strong even while she is breaking on the inside…and ohhhhhh the heartache and angst that brings her to the breaking point. Perfect!
  26. Stygian by Santino Hassell <— M/M PARANORMAL (plus dark?!) ALERT & fabi is loving it! “I’ve been savoring Stygian. It’s really good, and reading it slow has extended the reading pleasure. Like letting chocolate melt in your mouth instead of chewing it. :-)” and fabi finished it! “Just to clarify, Stygian is M/M PNR. I wouldn’t call it a “dark” read, although it does have it’s deep topics. I finished it last night and I’m still reeling from it. (from part of my review—> It is a brilliant story expertly executed. I took my time reading the book. The characters are so real that I feel like I met and got to know them in real life. I finished reading last night and I know that Watts, Kennedy, Quince and Jeremy will remain in my heart forever.”
  27. On Paper by Shae Scott <— BOOK CONVENTION ROMANCE! Kellie found us this one! “On Paper from Shae Scott is on sale right now too. It’s about a male romance writer and a book nerd who meet at a book convention. :)

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 —>

  • 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
  1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey <— Di-Ann is loving this! “Listening to the Girl with all the gifts on audible and it is so good. Great narration!!!


PRE-ORDERS (next few days…!!!):

  1. If You Dare by A. E. Torre – November 10th 2015
  2. Tryst: A Sexual Education Novel by S.L. Jennings – November 10th 2015
  3. Semper Fi: The Education of Caroline: The Education of Caroline (The Education Series Book 3) by Jane Harvey-Berrick – November 10th 2015
  4. Reaper’s Fall (Reapers Motorcycle Club) by Joanna Wylde - November 10th 2015
  5. Kiss The Flame: A Desire Exchange Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Christopher Rice – November 10th 2015
  6. When I Was Yours by Samantha Towle - November 10th 2015
  7. Easy Melody (The Boudreaux Series Book 3) - November 10th 2015
  8. November Nine: A Novel by Colleen Hoover  - November 10th 2015 (here’s my book review!!)
  9. Reap: A Scarred Souls Novel by Tillie Cole – November 10th 2015
  10. Tethered Bond (Holly Woods Files, #3) by Emma Hart – November 13th 2015
  11. Capture Me by Anna Zaires – December 10th 2015 (spinoff of her Twist Me series)

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Kellie November 6, 2015 at 12:23 PM

On Paper from Shae Scott is on sale right now too. Just .99. It’s about a male romance writer and a book nerd who meet at a book convention. :)

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Thank you Kellie!! :D

Georgia November 6, 2015 at 1:11 PM

I’m currently reading the Kristen Proby – New Orleans Boudreaux series and it is quite good and steamy. I’m on the second book. I have already found what book I’m reading next. I can’t believe I missed the release of this. The Slayer – Kele Moon. 2nd book in the Untamed Heart Series. I love this author. I may have to jump to this book immediately. Enjoy

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 1:17 PM

I love her too!! I LOVE Kele’s MMA guys.

Georgia November 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM

I’m soo excited to read one of her books. You’ve mentioned it before. Her books make you feel like your visiting family. You’re so entrenched in their lives that you feel all emotions… Both the female and male characters have such strong personalities that you can’t help but root for them.

Jenny November 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Gut wrenching??? Looks like I’ll be 1-clicking If He Had Been With Me ; ) Just read The Fall Up and Reckless Abandon – both new authors to me and both 5 Star Reads!!!!! Nuts is still on the kindle. Had to put it down : (

Jenny November 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Wait – I lied. Haha! Only Aly Martinez is new to me. Now I want to read everything she’s written. The Fall Up was amazing!!

Jean November 6, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Jenny, Aly Martinez’s Wrecked and Ruined series is awesome! Also her On The Ropes series! So good! I just finished The Fall Up and really liked it! She is just such a great author!

That deal on the Thompson Sisters series is awesome. I loved every single one and each is unforgettable! Highly recommend to those who haven’t read them!

I started Wither and it sucked me right in! I’m literally on the edge on my seat… about anxiety!

marina November 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

I have been very squirrelly lately. Still need to finish the end of The Fall Up… I finished The Play. It’s very hot but also very emotional. I started Illuminae this morning when I saw your rec. The raves and reviews are CRAZY! And, I saw it all over the bookstore today too. The transition is tough, I agree. But I’m going to try to forge ahead and try not to worry about remembering all the names? Just want to read it before I hear too much? The hard cover is really unique… May need to buy it and read it that way instead of kindle…

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

OMG Jean I’m excited by you saying that!!! I LOVE book-anxiety!

Jean November 6, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Haha, I know me too! I’ll keep you all updated, just getting started.

Cheryl November 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Gah, I seem to be in a book slump. NOTHING is appealing to me. Think I’m just tired. Maybe I’ll go for a run and think on it.

So, Jean- The Fall Up was good? I’ve had my share of book anxiety lately, so I think I want something different.

Jean November 6, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Cheryl, it was a good, sweet, quick read, not a lot of angst though.

Fabi November 6, 2015 at 3:35 PM

awwww, I HAD to buy On Paper. “playboys make dangerous playthings” It sounds so cute.

Jean November 6, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Thanks fabi! I haven’t read any of them, but did see The Maze Runner movie which I loved! I will check them all out!

OK, let me go check On Paper…swore I wasn’t gonna buy another book today, but that does sound good!

Tasha J November 6, 2015 at 4:27 PM

One clicked The Rest Falls Away. On Paper looks really good and Wither too! I finished Soulless from the Halloween list and that was pretty good. And I started The Opportusnist this morning and am halfway through. This is a series I’ve put off for a couple years bc I’m a scaredy cat, lol. But I have a steady stream of loans right now and this is one thats about to go back so I bit the bullet! :P So far I must admit I don’t really like Olivia, I think she’s slightly cray and I’m not all that fond of Caleb either so far so I’m not really rooting for them, lol. But it is keeping me entertained and I’m curious to see what happens. I have The Language Of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh next in my lineup of loans. It’s about a girl who kind of fell through the cracks in the foster system. I’m still on hold for Illuminae so I’m a little jealous, lol. My copy is in audiobook though so I hope it won’t be too hard to follow.

Amy November 6, 2015 at 4:37 PM

CRAP! I didn’t realize Every Which Way can’t be found on Kindle anymore…WTH?!? That’s how I read it (on my Kindle app) and nowyou guys can’t share in it’s awesomeness with me. :| Now I’m on a mission to track it down on ANY platform or at least find out why…

Jean! You used one of the magic words…anxiety!! Is it a complete series? If it is, then that’s my read this weekend…if not, I’m thinking it will be the OTHER Wither (Chemical Garden series). ;)

Maryse…thanks for another great list, especially one that had my heart and tummy leaping a BUNCH as I was going through it! *squeezy hug*

Fabi November 6, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Just to clarify, Stygian is M/M PNR. I wouldn’t call it a “dark” read, although it does have it’s deep topics. I finished it last night and I’m still reeling from it. (from part of my review—> It is a brilliant story expertly executed. I took my time reading the book. The characters are so real that I feel like I met and got to know them in real life. I finished reading last night and I know that Watts, Kennedy, Quince and Jeremy will remain in my heart forever.

Amy November 6, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Yay Jenny!!! :D Keep me updated on IHHBWM when you start it! I’m telling ya though, it’s a combo gut-heart punch…in other words, perfect. ;)

You hear that, Maryse? *raises hands in surrender* I’m just sayin’… :P

Jean November 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Amy, Wither is first book in series and looks like 2nd book isn’t out yet but slated for release this year maybe? Damn, what have I gotten myself into…….can’t stop readimg it now.

Kim Box Person November 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM

If He Had Been with Me…OMG….I read this for the publisher way back in my blogging days…..yes I sobbed but it’s worth it…I adored that book. Lately, I’m having trouble finding a book that holds my interest therefore I’ve been coloring

Kim Box Person November 6, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Amy…I read Every Which Way and checked my Kindle library and have it although it’s no longer on Amazon…just strange but my head is always in the sand so I don’t know if perhaps a reason why was out to every one.

Jenny November 6, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Amy – Will do with a box of tissues! Lol

I read the first KA Chaos book today. Own The Wind. It was good but skimmed through ALOT. I assume they get better since everyone is raving about this new book.

Theresa November 6, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Harper Sloan new book Perfectly Imperfect is up for pre order, release date November 17

Cheryl November 6, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Thanks Jean. I’m just sitting down again and still trying to figure out what I am reading next. Ugh!

What is everybody reading?

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Cheryl… what are you in the “mood” for? If you could have any kind of story in the world.. what would it be?

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Thanks Theresa! I’m gathering the latest “pre-orders” and making a list…

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Hi Kim!!!

Okay now I gotta check out this gut-wrencher… both of you are suckers for angst punishment just like me!! :D

Sharon November 6, 2015 at 8:34 PM

i am just so book lost. I have just had the ugliest book cry ever. And I want to cry some more. Not little tears. Nope. I need to ugly cry some more. And I don’t do that. Ever. I am crushed. Broken. Devastated. I knew it would end bad. I read all the warnings. I saw it coming. But I thought, no, I won’t cry. It will just be a little angsty. I will be disappointed. Well. I was so wrong. How the heck do you get over Carnage? How the heck to I explain to my husband I am grieving over a book?

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 9:03 PM

Awwwww Sharon!!!!

SO MANY OF US here ugly cried on that one, too. *big squeezy snuggle*

Sit down with a nice romantic comedy, and some tissues for residual tears. And chocolate!

Shea November 6, 2015 at 9:06 PM

These are all on my TBR list… I figured I would post them in case they are on anybody else’s list :) Two of them are free today!
Naughty King by Michelle A. Valentine .99
Feisty Princess by Michelle A. Valentine .99
Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly .99
Twisted Bond by Emma Hart .99
Tangled Bond by Emma Hart .99
The Scene by Roxy Sloane (FREE!)
Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie (FREE!)
Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan .99 preorder
Wed to the Bad Boy by Kaylee Song .99

Sharon November 6, 2015 at 9:11 PM

I have resorted to M and M’s. And I am a glutton for punishment, and Tissues, I started Carnage 2. Here’s hoping I don’t run out of tissues and candy.

Cheryl November 6, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Maryse, hmmm, that’s the difficult, big-money question. Usually I read a blurb and bam it catches my attention, I read the sample and then I know that’s the one to read next. ;) I just want something that involves maybe post-college age MC’s, a strong heroine, maybe a love triangle, funny, some angst, and that’s not mind-f*uckery.

Amy November 6, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Kim, right?!? I remember loving the uniqueness of the pacing and her “voice” in telling the story…the narrative flow, I guess it would be called. UGH, I’m getting teary-eyed again. *sniffle* See, Maryse? Wait…

*scrolls up*

She’s gonna check it out! That’s progress!! *giggle* Seriously, Maryse…just check out my previous gushing comments and Tessa’s reaction as she was reading it. ;)

Amy November 6, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Sharon, are you familiar with our stuffed manatee named Manny around here? We share him to snuggle with and snuffle on when we ugly cry over a book…that is, when we don’t snuffle on each other’s shoulders. ;) And it happens often since some of us LOVE to read ugly-cry books. Here, wanna borrow him? *hands stuffed manatee to Sharon* Carnage was a rough one…

Cheryl, I was going to ask if you wanted to try out Wither with me, but it’s dystopian. Not Jean’s Wither (she’s taking one for the team in reading that first-in-series book *snort*) but Wither from the Chemical Garden series. Or I thought I would finally try out the first Mara Dyer book. Or Fabi’s rec of Under the Never Sky. See a pattern in what I’m craving right now?

OR maybe I’ll finally check out Rush or Kulti. Or Five Stages of Falling in Love. I just noticed those on one of my Kindle collections. DAMMIT!!! Freaking book ADD is taking over. I know what will help… *sips pumpkin pie martini* Ooooh, that will definitely help. :P

Maryse November 6, 2015 at 10:20 PM

LOL!!! * snort*

bev November 6, 2015 at 10:23 PM

Wait……wait…..what? You haven’t read Kulti???? Where were you? Was that when you were the living dead?

Sharon, not all of us like those ugly cry books. And some of us(not me mind you) think the others(not naming names) may be odd.
And no one likes others snuffle on them—-unless you are a baby. Baby snuffle is ok.

Cheryl November 6, 2015 at 10:31 PM

Amy, yeh not wanting dystopian or pnr. You need to read Kulti. It’snot one of your gut and heart punch one’s, but it’s really good!!

Haven’t read Rush…

Eve November 6, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Hello Marsye,
Just finished an incredibly amazing, complicated, psychological, alpha-male/brilliant female series:
Uncovering You 1-11 by Scarlett Edwards. Crazy unusual. Would love your review…

Amy November 6, 2015 at 11:08 PM

Whooo BEV! You’re feeling a bit feisty tonight, my friend!! I like it. :P Even if you are trying to bias Sharon a bit with your MEAN words. *pblttttt*

Yes, I think Kulti was right around the time that I was accused of being zombified and some of the ladies here started stealing my earrings and makeup and polish. Y’all sucked.

And for the record, SOME of us don’t mind snuffle between friends…it washes off. But we won’t snuffle on you, Bev. ;)

Rebecca November 6, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Oh Maryse, sorry Illuminae didn’t work out for you. If you’re not in it from the start, don’t force yourself and review it badly. I’m nearly 60% and just about dying of anxiety. I’m a huge Sci fi movie fan though, I’m totally digging it, I can see this book as a movie in my head. Enjoy Kristen Ashley, I’ve heard nothing but good things! I’m looking forward to The Play next.

Amy November 6, 2015 at 11:13 PM

Cheryl…Rush was one with the blind guy. It’s part of the Cityscape series, I think, but it can be read as a standalone. Any luck deciding what to read?

I’m gonna make a final decision once I finish another martini…or three… *hee hee*

Amy November 6, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Ya know, screw it…I’m making a choice and sticking to it no matter what. Wither it is! :D

bev November 6, 2015 at 11:42 PM

Jean I think I have that book, hope it works for you.

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 12:14 AM

It’s funny how bev was talking about how snuffling was gross and Cheryl said “it’snot”



Maryse November 7, 2015 at 12:15 AM

Thank you Rebecca!! I don’t doubt it’s got that something special that I was just about to hit… but I’ll try again in a bit. :D

Jenn November 7, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Have any of you read end of day and middle of knight??? OMG amazing!! Could not put it down

Linda November 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Jenn I’ve been really antsy about reading this series!!! But isn’t there a 3rd book to this series??? Trying so hard to wait. Love this author.

Sharon November 7, 2015 at 9:22 AM

Amy, I’m gonna need Manny. Carnage 2 made me cry even more! Going to take a but of a book (and tissue break) today. Tomorrow is a whole other story! Happy reading everyone!

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Amy, I didn’t decide, just fell asleep early. Think that was part of the problem- I was really tired.

Well, hot damn, I just saw the saturday breaking news alert. I think Traded is what I was looking for. ;) Gonna go check it out…

Donna tanner November 7, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Carnage I still shiver…

Theresa November 7, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Did you get the email from alessandra Torre? Doing an anthology with a short story after Hollywoid Dirty. Yeah.
I think Callie Hart and K. C Lynn are about to announcement books releasing November 17. Callie Hart’s Rogue, since she left such a cliffy on Rebel!.

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Got that email too. Can’t wait for that short story. Also read her “50 shades fanfic” on wattpad. I just LOVE that author! Was debating on starting the Girl in 6E series, since she does have a new book coming out on the 10th. Not sure why that series hasn’t appealed to me, I usually love everything she writes.

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Read the sample of Traded. The writing is ok, it does have dual POV’s, which I have to agree with Amy this time, detracts from the angst of the story. Unsure.

Theresa November 7, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Reading Untamed, really drags allot of Griffin thoughts!!!!!

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Bummer on the dual POV’s… *sigh*

I LIKE NOT KNOWING what he’s thinking!!!! That makes it more emotional, or frightening and wonderfully confusing… gives me all sorts of feels until it all comes to a head.

Well. Okay. LOL! :P

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Thank you SO much for telling us about your “find” Eve!!! I just added it to the top of the bargains list! It sounds awesome. *hug* :D

bev November 7, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Where is everyone this Saturday afternoon? I finished Career in Evil and now need to think of my next read. Still have not read Cold hearted rake. But I have been in odd mood lately. Just going with whatever random reading mood takes me and reading pretty slow. Been kind of great, lol.

Maryse how is the KA treating you?

Maryse November 7, 2015 at 5:10 PM

I am here, bev!! I’m enjoying it. Not the best one from this author, that I’ve ever read, but maybe it’s because I’ve read so many. Still good. I see where everyone teared up. It didn’t affect me as drastically, but it still has a good resistance for the first half.

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 6:07 PM

I just finished The Dumont Diaries. Figured I couldn’t go wrong with a fav author. I enjoyed it, a quick, smexy read with a twist. Got me out of my book slump. Now maybe I’ll start The Girl In 6E. :)

Amy November 7, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Dual POVs…yeah, they don’t work for me like they did at one time. If I’m only in HER head, then I can feel all the anxiety and worry and heartache she does because I have no idea what the heck is up with him. If I have HIS thoughts then I already know what’s going on with him, so it knocks the angst down several notches.

And we all know it’s not as *ahem* titillating if we are in his mind when “it all comes to a head”…figuratively speaking, of course. :P Hey, left the door open on that one, Maryse…

bev November 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM

I’m glad you are out of your slump Cheryl. Not sure still what will be next, well I think a cartoon first, lol. Inside Out in a couple hours when home. Then read. I have so many I have lined up just waiting for the mood strike.
I am totally going to make a list here just from my kindle. Not the ones lined up on my nook or borrowed or sitting in a pile, a leaning pile, in my room. Ok here goes cause I feel like talking and typing, lol.
Some sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow
In the Fields by Willow Aster
Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Commodity by Shay Savaged
Star Dust by Emma Barry
Hawthorne and Heathcliff by RK Ryals
Throne of Glass by Sarah j. Maas
Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
Here’s Looking at You by Mhairi Mcfarlane
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay and so on and so on and so on
then there are my unfinished but I will finish books like Vegeance Road, Fear Me, the Girl with all the Gifts, and The House and so on and so on……

Amy November 7, 2015 at 6:29 PM

I remember the Dumont Diaries, Cheryl…not my favorite of hers, but then again I read Black Lies and Tight before the Diaries so there was a lot to live up to. ;) Let us know if 6E works out for you!

bev November 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM

This is embarrassing as I have 200 books pulled up on my home screen as my to be read soon books. so that is a very tiny fraction. LMAO
But really not funny. If I was reading 200 books a year not a problem but I’m not.

bev November 7, 2015 at 6:32 PM

Yes sometimes dual pov can take the angst down a notch. But it can sometimes make the romance so very delicious.

Amy November 7, 2015 at 6:35 PM

Bev…obviously you know I’m throwing in a vote for In the Fields. ;) There’s just something I love about books set in a time before cell phones, internet, etc.

The Girl With All the Gifts was an odd one for me with how it went from mysterious to slow and then finally picking up again…but when it picked up, good lord did it pick up! I hated Dr. Caldwell, that stupid b!tch. Sorry. :?

Amy November 7, 2015 at 6:38 PM

You’re right, Bev…the romance CAN be delicious that way! I guess the diminished angst from a dual POV is good for when I need to decompress after a crazy intense read. And believe it or not, even I sometimes need something a little less intense. ;)

bev November 7, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Amy Stardust is a book I saw some pretty good reviews for. It takes place in the 60s and she is a divorced single mom(gasp) and he an astronaut (big swoon for that time). People seemed to have fun with it. I saw some say they imagined I Dream of Jeannie house, lol. I guess not cliché sixties and they made up a NASA like program. I am kind of now talking myself into it.

Has anyone seen Inside Out?

bev November 7, 2015 at 6:43 PM

ok one thing about pov. It does allow for looking for all those little moments. I love that. When you do not know what he is thinking and you look for the little hand touches, or abruptness when maybe jealous or hurt, or the special smile. Or look up and he is looking……..or not looking. That really is fun.
See I am chatty chatty today.

Michelle November 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Oh In the Fields I forgot about but really wanted to read that when it came out! Well obviously for that list, I’m going to say read Red Rising Bev…duh ;)

fabi November 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

I just spent 8 hours unpacking. Whew. I’m not done but at least we can walk through the house now. —25 boxes of books— :-0. I am SO looking forward to reading again tonight. Illuminae has been calling my name all day.

Jean November 7, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Just finished Wither by Amy Miles and absolutely loved it! I could not put it down! Totally reminded me of Until The End Of The World so if you liked that, I highly recommend this one! No cliffhanger, but set up for the next book! Ugh, my heart is on the floor!

Michelle November 7, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Jean, you pulled out the UTEOTW card andddd I’m weak and going to buy it right now.

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Amy, I decided to start The Play instead of 6E. I did decide to get the audible version of 6E and I’m going to start it tomorrow when I go running.

Anyone read 6E? I know book 3 comes out in a few days.

Jean November 7, 2015 at 8:17 PM

I hope you like it Michelle!

Haven’t read 6E yet (not sure why because of course I have it). Hearing great things about The Play. Do those books have to be read in order?

I don’t know what to start now….

bev November 7, 2015 at 8:30 PM

I just started Inside Out. And so far REALLY enjoying it. This little bit from Sadness made me think of here.:-P
“Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.”

Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 9:07 PM

Jean, even though they are standalones, the stories/characters are interconnected, so yeh they should be read in order.

Bev, Inside Out??

Jean November 7, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Thanks Cheryl!

bev November 7, 2015 at 9:45 PM
Cheryl November 7, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Ahh, now I get the cartoon reference, Bev.

Jean, that is unless you don’t want to read the first two books. There’s enough reviewed in The Play, that you wouldn’t be lost. Although, so far I liked the first book The Pact the best. (but I’m only at 30%).

Amy November 7, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Bev, I haven’t heard of Stardust (sounds intriguing, though!) but I have seen parts of Inside Out…and yes, that line from Sadness does fit us here! Well, according to you it’s only us odd ones. :P

Michelle…In the Fields is SO good and took some turns I totally wasn’t expecting, some good and some absolutely heartbreaking. I was crying at one point ’cause it was just…that…sad. Let me know if you read it.

Ooooooooh Jean, Michelle is right…you pulled the UTEOTW card, and you know we’re suckers for that one! I *was* going to start CG Wither (finally) but now I think I’ll be reading your Wither. Tell you what, you start my Wither and I’ll start yours…deal?

Amy November 7, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Geez Cheryl, you’re a reading machine lately. ;)

Fabi!! *hugs Fabi* You get to join the land of the reading again! :D And 25 boxes of books…good lawd…

Niki November 8, 2015 at 12:14 AM

The Girl in 6E is sooo good!!! I loved it! I just haven’t read the second one because I was hoping for a price drop!

I’m reading The Play as well but I only read the first book but I don’t seem to be missing anything :)

Lisa M November 8, 2015 at 10:24 AM

I just finished reading Nine. I loved it. Read it in one day aka I couldn’t out it down!!! Yeah there’s a book 2!!! No CH but continuation of a great story!!!

Cheryl November 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Well, damn Niki I just looked at the price for book 2 AND book 3-$9.99!!! :( Maybe there will at least be a price drop for book 2 since 3 releases this week.

Lisa M- good to know, thought it was a standalone.

Amy, had the week off from work. ;)

bev November 8, 2015 at 4:33 PM

Where is MichelleS? The new favorites list looks like it was written with her in mind. ;-)

I want a book twin.

Lisa M November 8, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Sunday’s could not put down book of the day Tangled by Em Wolf. Started this morning n finished just in time to watch The Walking Dead!!! Loved loved loved it!! So conflicted & torn throughout the book on who’s side to be on!! Angst or what?? Anyone else read it yet?

Cheryl November 9, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Started listening to The Girl in 6E. Holy sh*t is this creepy and erotic. It is definitely a unique storyline. It will be interesting to see how it turns out as a movie. Adds a little bit more to listen to it, which because the romance part is v-e-r-y slow, ok practically non-existent, makes it more enjoyable. Almost finished reading The Play which has been a good, minimal angst read. Think I’m going to read Hard To Beat next (author one of my fav’s) or look into Tangled or…

bev November 9, 2015 at 9:16 PM


*looks around*

*does a little tap dance*

fabi November 9, 2015 at 9:39 PM

ooh, pretty dance Bev. ;-)

Melissa November 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

OMG! I just finished reading This Love by Samantha Victoria…just….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I loved it soooo much!!! reminds me of beautiful disaster. Freaking loved Joss Nixon! A must read Maryse! I think you would really like this book! :)

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