Friday Finds and Reader Recommendations – January 13th 2017

by Maryse on January 13, 2017 · 74 comments

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Oooooooh it’s Friday the 13th, you guys!!!! And not only that, but a full moon, one, too. I think. Or was that last night? Anyway… it all bleeds into today (even if it was last night) and I bet it’ll look pretty full tonight, so ooooooooooh creeeeeeepy!! There’s undoubtedly a horror-movie marathon calling me tonight. Either way, I’m gonna try and find us a few extra creepy book-bargains (or definite 5-star scary) to add to our usual Friday Finds list. :D

But… I’m too into my latest book to watch movies. I’m reading a brand spanking new book right now, that’s going live in just a few days (Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre) that I’m totally into. I started it at 6:30am, and I’m already halfway in, because I’m just devouring it! And while, at first glance, it has a similar “story line” (rich dominating business man and his new employee), the FEEL and writing and character development, and personal realism is full on Alessandra Torre and I am SO into it. There’s so much story and “living” and other stuff other than sexual tension when it comes to her books, and I always feel like I’m the heroine.

And I have NO idea where it’s going, ’cause I didn’t even read the blurb. I went in completely blind, on the author’s name alone (because I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her, so far!). So as soon as I finish this list, I’m jumping back in.

Two reviews coming this weekend (of course for Love in Lingerie) and for Wolfsong! :D

Now… take a look at what else we found! (NOTE: some are bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Trick by Laramie Briscoe <— LIVE!!!! SHE’S LOOKING FOR A FATHERLY FIGURE FOR HER DAUGHTER & HE’S DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT!!The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope. The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again...”
  • My Peace (The Beautifully Broken series Book 5) by Courtney Cole <— IT’S NOW LIVE!!! COURTNEY COLE ALERT!!! This one is bringing us back to book #1 (remember Pax??!!!) And there is a very honest, personal truth to this book for the author. It’s heartbreaking… P.S. Here’s book #1 ➜ If You Stay (The Beautifully Broken Book 1). About this book, and why it is so personal to her, the author says:

“In 2013, my book, IF YOU STAY sat on the New York Times bestsellers list for twelve straight weeks. Readers fell in love with troubled Pax Tate. For years, I have been asked to write more of his story.

For years, I didn’t want to.

Pax Tate’s character is based on my son, Gunner. His personality traits, his issues with drugs.

I wanted to leave Pax’s story as a fairytale happy ending. But through my journey with my son, I have realized that happy endings must be worked for, and sometimes, they don’t come easy.

MY PEACE is the continuation of Pax Tate’s story.”

  • If You Love Me: True love. True terror. True story. by Alice Keale <— LIVE!!! PERFECT RELATIONSHIP TURNS INTO AN ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND ALERT!!! Ugh!!! This one sounds tumultuous, frustrating and panic-attack inducing, and yet I want to read it. “This is the chilling true story of a woman trapped in a devastating relationship as she tries to prove her love – over and over again.”
  • Everything in Between: A Rocker Romance by Melissa Toppen <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR BROKE HER HEART ALERT!I hate him. I hate everything about him. I hate how he thinks that he can walk back into my life after all this time and I’m just going to melt at his feet. If he thinks his newly found ROCKSTAR status holds any power over me at all, he couldn’t be more wrong. If anything, it makes me hate him more...” (and it can be read as a standalone!!)
  • With Us (The Amato Series Book 1) by Layla Frost <— LIVE!!! SHE’S A HOMEBODY & HE’S A WORKAHOLICThere was nothing Dahlia Kincaid enjoyed more than a good book, a funny movie, and a full night’s sleep. Long workdays meant she rarely had time for any of them, but the sacrifice was worth it to live in the city. It wasn’t until she met a man with model good looks and sexy veined hands that her life changed in ways she’d never even known to dream of…
  • The Sweetest Goodbye (Roadmap to Your Heart, Book 3.5) by Christina Lee <— LIVE!!! M/M ROMANCE BEST FRIENDS ALERT! It can be read as a standalone… “…Billie figures he’s got everything he needs. Everything except the guy he’s been saving himself for, no matter how often Dylan tells him it’s time to move on. After a night out turns into a sexy exchange between the best friends, they pretend like nothing happened. Besides, Billie’s still holding a torch for somebody else, and Dylan has always been a considerable flirt.”
  • Love Is Heartless (Love Can’t Book 2) by Kim Fielding <— LIVE!!! M/M ROMANCE!!
  • The Darkest Ink (Light and Dark Book 1) by Liza Kay <— LIVE!!! M/M ROMANCE!!
  • Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen <— M/M ROMANCE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! HOCKEY STARS! Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen’s “Him” and “Us” are big time on sale right now!!!

Kathy: I just read Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. M/M Hockey romance that was so good so if you haven’t read that one yet I would highly recommend it. Feel in love with both male characters!

Jennifer: HIM by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowmen is amazing. Hockey players.

Virginia: Thanks for alerting us to this GREAT bargain!

Ann-Theres: I LOVED this book!!

  • Us (Him Book 2) by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen <— M/M ROMANCE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! And here’s the sequel!!
Teri: I too LOVED HIM. and it was great to have a sequel.
  • An Education in Business: A Somerset Novel (Somerset Series Book 3) by Heather C. Myers <— LIVE!!! NEW ADULT SHIFTERS!!!
  • The Fisherman’s Widow by Ruby Duvall <— LIVE!! Listed as horror and that cover intrigues me!
  • Tripp (Knights Corruption MC Series Book 4) by S. Nelson <— LIVE!!! BIKER BOOK ALERT! “...Barely escaping her past, Reece Kendrick flees across the country and takes the first job she can find, working at a club owned by the Knights Corruption. Vowing to keep her heart guarded, everything changes the moment she sees him. Confused and powerless to stop the dynamic unraveling between them, she becomes enthralled with a stranger…
  • All The Way Home (Way Home Series Book 1) by Kim Mills <— LIVE!! HE COMES HOME AFTER DEPLOYMENT… SHATTERED.
  • Flawed by Sara Hubbard <— LIVE!!! GRITTY SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! He just got out of jail… “I want to go straight and be the man she deserves, but when her brother steals from my criminal uncle, I have no choice but to make a deal with him. I might as well sell my soul; the devil is kinder…
  • The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle <— HER HUSBAND HAS BEEN LYING TO HER… PSYCH-THRILLER RECENT RELEASE that I missed the first time around, and OMG!!! Right up my tense alley! “…the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris’s happy world comes to an abrupt halt: another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding…”
  • The Night Bird by Brian Freeman <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! WOMEN ARE HAVING PSYCHOTIC BREAKS….When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco—as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks—Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie’s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories…and all the victims were her patients…” pretty good price on this one!
  • Secrets and Sins: Malachim (A Secrets and Sins series Book 2) by Naima Simone <— ABUSED WIFE IN HIDING GETS A JOB AT A SMALL LAW OFFICE… it sounds good, and it’s super-bargain priced today! “Two years ago, Danielle barely escaped alive from her powerful and abusive ex-husband. Now her ex is out of prison, and he’s coming for her. She knows she must leave her new job and run. Disappear—to keep herself and those she loves safe.
  • Vicious (Sinners of Saint Book 1) by L.J. Shen <— SHE HATES HIM BECAUSE HE BULLIED HER… RECENT release and it’s super-bargain priced, and Shannon loved it and wants more LIKE it!!
Shannon: Omg ..I just finished Vicious … and I want more … can u recommend similar reads until book #2 ?…lol
  • Jill Mansell Boxed Set by Jill Mansell <— JILL MANSELL BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! “Three beloved, poignant comedies from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Mansell—smart, sassy women’s fiction that never disappoints!” Kandace recommends this author!! She says:

Kandace: I love Jill Mansell’s books. I have read almost all of them. To the Moon and Back is my favorite. They are more chick lit but they are hilarious and quirky. A great change up if you need something different.”

  • One Hot Scot: A Second Chance Romance by Donna Alam <— LIVE!!! THE SCOT DOESN’T REMEMBER HER…She’s lost her husband, her job, recently avoided jail time, and is back living in the place she’s always loathed . . . when problem #100 walks in...”
  • Exposed: A British Bad Boy Romance by Sennah Tate <— LIVE!!! THE BRIT IS A BAD BOY CHEF…This interview is my chance to break out of trashy tabloid exposés. Jasper Wild is a real subject, an accomplished chef with a fascinating career. Yes, the man is sexy. He’s charming. And, god, those tattoos covering his arms and those strong, capable hands… Too bad he’s also an immature, unprofessional playboy...”
  • Mr. November by Melanie Ting <— LIVE!! HOCKEY STAR ALERT!
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman <— ANY BOOK CALLED TRIGGER WARNING HAS MY ATTENTION BIG TIME!!!! I’m adding it just ’cause it looks good, and seems to fit the whole “eerie” feel of the day! “Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion…”
  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida <— AUTOBIOGRAPHY WRITTEN BY AN AUTISTIC TEEN ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced and has so many accolades and great reviews!!! “…it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine...” This sounds like a captivating read, and I LOVE autobiographies. I love learning about anybody’s life.
  • Deerskin by Robin McKinley <— OMG THIS ONE SOUNDS CRAZY!!!!!!!! THE KING DECIDES HE WILL MARRY HIS OWN PRINCESS DAUGHTER ALERT!!!!! Definitely more of a “fantasy” read but listed in the top 100 “horror” reads on Amazon. BUT!!!! The blurb doesn’t make it seem like “horror” per se. Definitely crazy-sounding and even awesome sounding… “…the king announces that he is to marry again—and that his bride is the princess Lissla Lissar, his own daughter. Lissar, physically broken, half mad, and terrified, flees her father’s lust with her one loyal friend, her sighthound, Ash. It is the beginning of winter as they journey into the mountains—and on the night when it begins to snow, they find a tiny, deserted cabin with the makings of a fire ready-laid in the hearth…
  • Dean’s List by Stacy Claflin <— PSYCH-THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!!! SHE DISCOVERS HER HUSBAND’S SECRET BOX... “…she finds a box of news clippings he took great pains to conceal, the problems go from disappointing to dangerous. Nation-wide murders… in cities where he has traveled…
  • Wounded Prey (Farrell and Kearns Thriller Book 1) by Sean Lynch <— THRILLER/SERIAL KILLER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! “IT’S TIME TO FINISH WHAT HE STARTED… A young girl is snatched from her rural Iowa school in broad daylight. The child is later found murdered, her body hanging from a tree…”
  • Walk the Edge (Thunder Road) by Katie McGarry <— GOOD GIRL IS BEING BULLIED & HE BAD BOY COMES TO HER RESCUE ALERT!!!! “…one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life...”
  • Whatever Life Throws at You (Entangled Teen) by Julie Cross <— FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYER & HER DAD IS THE COACH ALERT!! …nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team…
  • She’s Come Undone (Oprah’s Book Club) by Wally Lamb <— HUGE HIT SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! And I already one-clicked this one ages ago. Back in 2013!!!!! What the heck am I waiting for? It sounds awesome!!! “Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up...”

Christy: She’s Come Undone is absolutely one of the best books I’ve ever read & one of my all time favorites. It’s hard to believe a male author could write such a heart breakingly real account of what a teenage girl’s trials & tribulations are like. It is a book you won’t soon forget!

Michelle: I read She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb years ago and it is still on my favorite books list. It’s a must read!

Shannon: I read She’s Come Undone years and years ago and loved it. Worth picking up if it is bargain priced!

  • Finding Karma by Stacy M Wray <— LIVE!!! SHE GOES ON A ROADTRIP WITH AN UNLIKELY PARTNER ALERT!!I begin to discover things about myself that make me start to question my intended path, meeting people who influence me to change my course in life, even if it means losing part of my future. Improbable friendships. Selfish decisions. Broken hearts. A love that never fades. This is what happens when I find me…when I find Karma…


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bev January 13, 2017 at 10:15 AM

My eyes! My eyes!

Seriously the covers are ridiculous.

Good Morning. :)

Maryse January 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM

LOL!!!!!!!! What a way to wake up. *snort* :P

Grey January 13, 2017 at 11:04 AM

bev won! LOL. Hi everyone! Be back later!

Maryse January 13, 2017 at 11:22 AM



Tasha J January 13, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Oh Trigger Warning sounds amazing! And I’m gonna give Jill Mansell a try, Deerskin sounds intriguing too…

Maryse January 13, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Deerskin!!!!!! I can’t even imagine where THAT is gonna go, especially considering its “classification” in the “genres”. YIKES!

But the end of that blurb left me feeling somewhat warm and fuzzy at least. ;)

Tasha J January 13, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Oh my I completly misssd My Peace up there, I loved If You Stay. It’s been so long since I’ve read it, but I remember everything!
On Deerskin- Incest makes me so uncomfortable to read, consensual or not, but the way the blurb sounds, it’s pulling me in anyway! And I’ve been in the mood for more fantasy lately, so maybe I’ll give it a try.

Robyn January 13, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Lots of goodies today! I got Trick….a lonely woman with her little girl who needs a daddy figure and a hot guy on a motorcycle willing to step in…well he kinda has to….yeah!

I’m also excited to see what Deerskin is all about. Sounds right up my alley!

I realllly want to read If You Love Me. That blurb sounded so good but then I looked at the $11.99 price and my little heart sank!

Lisa Aiello January 13, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Blackwood by Celia Aaron is just .99 right now. I don’t know how to do all the fancy links/pictures…so here’s a blurb:
I dig. It’s what I do. I’ll literally use a shovel to answer a question. Some answers, though, have been buried too deep for too long. But I’ll find those, too. And I know where to dig—the Blackwood Estate on the edge of the Mississippi Delta. Garrett Blackwood is the only thing standing between me and the truth. A broken man—one with desires that dance in the darkest part of my soul—he’s either my savior or my enemy. I’ll dig until I find all his secrets. Then I’ll run so he never finds mine. The only problem? He likes it when I run. Author’s Note: This is a mystery/suspense romance with violence and explicit/intense sex. If you need a trigger warning, then this isn’t the book for you.

Leslie M January 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Trick sounds reeeeaaallly good.

Jean January 13, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Trick!!!!! Mine!!!!!!

Ela January 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM

I WANT THE TORRE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bev January 13, 2017 at 3:46 PM


I don’t think Deerskin would go that taboo.



Seriously, what are you doing to me today?

Tasha J January 13, 2017 at 4:05 PM

I’m only 37% into Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee but I’m loving it so hard so far!!! This could totally work for November’s “cowboy” theme for the book challenge too. It definitely starts off with a bang, Andy and Sammy’s strong connection is so easy and fitting. I love their adventure so far. I keep smiling, laughing, and gasping, and I hate being pulled away. West, Cay, and Peety are so swoon worthy too! I’m rooting for some romance here, the connection is there, I feel it, but I’m having so much fun just going along for the ride right now!

Jan January 13, 2017 at 6:32 PM

I can’t wait for the new Alessandra Torre!

Fabi January 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Yup, Trick and Love in Lingerie are sounding mighty good!

I just started my January Kindle First pick, Fate of Perfection, and it’s so good already. A tech/psych thriller I think.

I’m also reading a soon to be released m/m romance which read like a total psych thriller up to about 40%. Then there was this twist and omg, I don’t know where its going now.

Like Maryse, I’m diving right back in now that I’m home from work.

MichelleS January 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

I’m going to read the sample for Deerskin. She flees her father’s kingdom, so the incest is a non issue for me! Gross huh? I’m more worried that it’s a young adult or teen author! Need my hanky panky fix.

MichelleS January 13, 2017 at 7:02 PM

Fabi – do we need a separate m/m section in new releases from Maryse? Ha! I’m right there with you with that genre lately.

Tessa January 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM

I finished Breath of Fire and OMG. It was better than the first by a whole bunch, and I adored the first. A must read!

Fabi January 13, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Lol MichelleS. Probably not since there aren’t that many new releases. But I did add The Darkest Ink from Maryse’s list to my wish list. I might wait on a review or two before trying it.

Maryse January 13, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Email me (or make a comment section) of all of your latest M/M recommendations, and I’ll either add on to the original list, OR I’ll make a “part 2″

MichelleS January 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Anyone else afraid to read Maryse’s review of Wolfsong? I’m nervous….

bev January 13, 2017 at 8:12 PM

What’s everyone planning to read this weekend?

bev January 13, 2017 at 8:14 PM

MichelleS, you should read Wintersong with Tessa and I next month.

Nay January 13, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Thanks, Tessa! Another one I’m going to read! I have a feeling I’m getting ready to go back to my old PnR/UF ways for a bit!

Nay January 13, 2017 at 8:24 PM

I’m giving Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa a try. And then I think I’m going to read that first Kingmaker Chronicles book, A Promise of Fire, that Tessa was just talking about, and I promise I’ll fit Jezebel in there too–sometime. I just NEED some PnR/fantasy right now!!

Nay January 13, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Oooh! Wintersong sounds really good!

bev January 13, 2017 at 8:43 PM

Doesn’t Nay? Goblin King!
“You remind me of the man..”

I’m hungry. Who wants to make me dinner? And can we have dessert too?

Jan January 13, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Well bev, I’m waiting on Love in Lingerie to roll into my kindle, but in the meantime I’m enjoying an oldish (1995) HR called To Love And To Cherish by Patricia Gaffney. I don’t think it’s on kindle but I’ve just got hold of the paperback. I read Bk 2 of the trilogy first LOL. I’m really enjoying this one too. The H is a very principled (and hot!) minister of the lord, and the h is married to someone else LOL! It’s a slow burn and they haven’t strayed…. yet. But they’re attracted….. It’s a HR so I’m guessing there won’t be a divorce, so it’s not hard to predict that Lady Ann’s horrible husband will pop his clogs at some stage and free the lovers to be together. But the characters are complex and interesting and I’m enjoying it.

bev, what are you planning to read this weekend?

And can please I have some dessert too?

MichelleS January 13, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Wintersong is a “Marmy / horror book” that I’ve been afraid to read??? Hmmm…

Bev, I’m reading Breath of Fire this weekend. It’s a 3 day weekend, so I have my eye on a few others: Red Queen, Cottonwood, or Deerskin???

bev January 13, 2017 at 10:02 PM

I don’t know which one MichelleS is talking about.

I mean the one by S. Jae-Jones. Her sister is taken by the goblins. She most go to there realm and must deal with the Goblin King.
Hmm. Sound a bit familiar?

bev January 13, 2017 at 10:13 PM

Grr. Must and their.

Jan, I want to finish and/or start 4 books.
In the Barren Ground
Shut Out
Bitter Legacy
I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and conditions

Fabi January 13, 2017 at 10:17 PM

I looked at the blurb for Bitter Legacy when you suggested it the other day bev. I think it’s too Marmy for me. So if you read it you’ll have to give me feedback.

Tessa January 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Uh huh. Bev sent the rec to me, and Amazon has the first five chapters to “buy” for free. So I read them and was hooked. It is super good and will come out in February! *starts hoppy squeeling*

MichelleS, Breath was so good. The first was good too, but oh, the action and everything and just the full intensity. *grins*

I am currently reading Chance from Monday’s list. A country band member who has a crush on his classmate through online classes and she attends his concert and that’s how they meet? It’s irresistible.

Fabi January 13, 2017 at 10:47 PM

omg, Tessa, that one sounds good. I guess I’m just all over the place right now. I’m going to need a short(er) book to read tomorrow, but I have no idea what. Either that or just start my Sunday read a day early.

bev January 13, 2017 at 11:30 PM

What is everyone’s Chinese zodiac sign?
I’m a sheep/goat.

MichelleS January 13, 2017 at 11:32 PM

Yes, Bev, that Wintersong! I just wondered how that fit into next month’s theme? Or is it just a buddy read?

bev January 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Just a br.
I think Feb is pnr/scifi.

Nay January 14, 2017 at 6:57 AM

Ooh, I remember looking this up when I was a teenager. I’m a horse, Bev.

Tasha J January 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Oh, this reminds me of the book I’m reading, Bev. I’m a rabbit.

bev January 14, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Tasha, I really want to read that one. I liked her newest one but think that the one you are reading is more of a favorite for people.

There is a gossip blog I sometimes read and I guess her mom does the zodiac for each Chinese New year, coming up, every year. This is the year of the rooster.
Yesterday she posted what the year will be for the monkey and today will be for mine the goat.
I just find things like that fun to read, though don’t really believe or follow them and will forget what is said in a week, lol.
But thought I’d see if they’d link when someone’s year comes up.

Tessa January 14, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I’m a fire dragon.

I finished Chance by Charlotte Case and it was a huge 5 star for me. It had me grinning like this. :D It had angst and the H was the type of guy I’d absolutely love to know. Both were but he’s intelligent, sweet, and a musician. Also the southern rock band felt real, though the fan thing that usually happens was a little light.

Fabi January 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Thanks Tessa. I have to add that one now.

Fabi January 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Tessa, it’s book 1. It doesn’t end on a cliffhanger does it?

Amy January 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Hey ladies! *gives a weak wave*

I logged in close to 60 hours this week not including my commute. W. T. F. I can’t believe I was bored with my old job. *snort* And I’m afraid to go see my trainer ’cause I’m so not conditioned right now. :P

I really miss y’all. Like, SERIOUSLY miss you. I just want to snuggle up with my iPad and this blog and catch up on everything and finish Remember When (which is SO fun, by the way ;) ) and paint my nails. Maybe after my eleventy thousand chores. Oh, and a little thing called date night with hubby.

*sigh* Thank you if you had the patience to read my self-pity rant!!

Amy January 14, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Bad Things by RK Lilley is free.

Did you hear me??


One of my favorite series of ALL TIME!!! I swear I swooned like I was high right before my stomach ate itself and my heart crumbled then imploded. And the cherry on top was sobbing happy tears while my heart still had a residual ache at the end of book three. SOBBING. HAPPY. TEARS.

“Why are you crying? I’m not even proposing to you right now.” GAHHHHHHH!!! (okay, so I paraphrased it, but STILL!)

Tessa January 14, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Fabi, it’s a stand alone. Book 2 is about another band member. I can’t wait for his story.

Tessa January 14, 2017 at 1:16 PM

*hugs Amy* Poor thing. That much work sounds exhausting. Just relax and enjoy date night. It sounds like you’ve earned it.

Totally agree about Bad Things. I was gutted while reading it, but when it was happy, my heart just wanted to burst out of my chest.

Amy January 14, 2017 at 1:38 PM

PERFECT way to sum up Bad Things, Tessa! :D

Grey January 14, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Hi Amy. I think you deserve a drink! Fabi and I both posted about Bad Things on Tuesday’s thread…great minds think alike. We all loved Tristan and Danika. Le sigh.

Trying to decide what I’m going to read now…

Amy January 14, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Guess that shows how behind I am on the posts…

Grey January 14, 2017 at 4:41 PM

We miss you!! (Hugs)

Linda January 14, 2017 at 6:29 PM

Just finished Collared by Nicole Williams. Oh. My. Heart. Think I’ll jump into Lauren Blakely’s latest so I can try to stop over thinking Collared!!! Hot Package, Full Package? Idk.

Maryse January 14, 2017 at 6:41 PM



*happy wiggle*

Nay January 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM

Oh, Amy! Bless you! Hope you have a great, relaxing date night with hubby! Mine took me out for a date lunch today and we had so much fun!

Count me in as another Tristan and Danika lover. It’s also one of my fave all-time series. I want MORE like it and like Thoughtless. Why can’t someone just write more books like that already??? They chewed up my guts, swirled them around, and spit them out.

Thanks for the rec., Tessa. Adding Chance to my tbr!

Fabi January 14, 2017 at 9:44 PM

60 hours! Ugh…that’s rough. Hope you have a nice relaxing date night (and a few martinis).

Glad you popped in to say hi.

Fabi January 14, 2017 at 9:44 PM

Thanks for the feedback Tessa. I bought it and will line it up asap. Sounds perfect.

R. Renee January 14, 2017 at 9:48 PM


Thanks for the update. I haven’t read that one. Just downloaded! You guys keep mentioning it alongside Thoughtless which scares me a little, though!!

Nay January 14, 2017 at 10:51 PM

Robin–it’s not really all that much like Thoughtless except Tristan’s a rock star and it’s SUPER duper angsty. It just really guts you as everyone says. And the swoon factor you want is DEFINITELY there! hubba hubba!!

Leslie M January 14, 2017 at 11:02 PM

R, I’m gonna be reading Bad Things (Tristan & Danika series) sometime in near future. I have one BR coming up & a couple others to finish up first though.

Leslie M January 14, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Amy, why are you working so much?? That stinks. Anything that takes you away from us and reading needs to cease & decist IMMEDIATELY!

R. Renee January 14, 2017 at 11:13 PM

Leslie let me know! We’ll BR!

Pia January 15, 2017 at 6:50 AM

Can’t believe that I have had Bad Things on my book shelf for a couple of years and not read it yet. Maybe I should jump in with your BR.

I’m excited about your new M/M list, Maryse :-)

Grey January 15, 2017 at 12:14 PM

I read the last Max Monroe Bad Boy Billionaires novella last night… have we figured out who this duo is yet??? I have my suspicions, but I really just want to know who they are already LOL! It was a good way to end the books.

I’m kind of in a holding pattern. There are a couple of books coming out on Tuesday that I know that I’m going to break my… “I’m not buying any books this month” rule for… so I don’t know what to read. I don’t have to work tomorrow and really have ZERO plans for the day today or tomorrow other than taking my daughter to an orthodontist appt. YAY!

bev January 15, 2017 at 4:10 PM

I’m having a hard time with my new book budget too. Though way better than I was.
I read a mix of library, used, nook,KU, and kindle. Majority is mostly kindle.
I know we read different types, but if you see me reading or talking about a book that I might be able to loan, please hit me up Grey. Or anyone else that would like a loan.
I’ve thought of trying that book lending site that Fabi and Michelle use, but I am horrible at reading on a schedule. I already stretch the library loan periods.
Because of that I’m thinking of stopping UK once I read the ones I have, just cause I don’t seem to get around to them. Though such a joy when you find a good find on there. I think I need to get current tbr in some control for it to be cost effective and beneficial to me.

bev January 15, 2017 at 4:11 PM

I too have had Bad Things half read in my tbr for forever.

Niki January 15, 2017 at 4:39 PM

About to meet Karen Marie Moning and Darynda Jones at the FeverSong Con!! Squeee!!!! So excited!!! Haven’t started reading it yet but it sure looks pretty!!!

Tessa, I’m excited to read Breath of Fire so I’m glad you thought it was awesome!!

Tessa January 15, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Lucky being able to go to the Feversong con! I’d live to meet them.

Read Breath of Fire. I need other opinions, because it sincerely felt like that one was better.

Tessa January 15, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Full Package update. It was awesome. It’s told in male POV, and the story was super sweet and cute. His insight into Bed, Bath, and Beyond was hilarious. But the real kicker is the recipes. Not funny, but the way they are written was insightful.

That said, it had a recipe I thought was lost forever, (probably in one of my sister’s drawer and they aren’t confessing). 7 layer bars exactly as my mom used to make. That treasure just thrilled me beyond words.

Jean January 15, 2017 at 7:24 PM

I gotta read Full Package Tessa!! Trying to clean up my TBR, started Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway….. loving it so far (and literally just started it….that Prologue! *blinking back tears*) And the last 2 books I read were just ok.

Jennie January 15, 2017 at 7:43 PM

I read your blog a lot, but I’ve never commented. Still, I had to say something about Deerskin. Rather than horror or even fantasy, Deerskin reads more like a fairy tale…but NOT one of the sanitized Disney ones. It is a darker tale, which contains elements of both. Though the main character is young at the beginning, isn’t a young adult book. It might be considered New Adult, though it was released decades before that classification was even a glimmer of a thought. The incestuous attack has a certain dream-like quality. I read the book first when I was 15, and I didn’t actually understand what was going on. Robin McKinley is an amazing author, and Deerskin is still one of my favorite books.

Leslie M January 15, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Woot! Woot! Buddy read of Tristan & Danika coming soon.

Another woot for Full Package being good.

My inner book nerd goddess is seeing!

Leslie M January 15, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Grrrrrr…*curses autocorrect to fiery pits of hell*

….inner book nerd goddess SQUEEING!!!

Cheryl January 15, 2017 at 10:24 PM

Finished The Light Series by Aleatha Romig. A really wonderfully written suspense/romance; although at times I may have thought it was a little over the top dramatic. A great suspense that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat wondering how it will end!

Now I want to read Alessandra Torre’s newest book-she’s an automatic click for me!! Also, Vi Keelands’ newest Egomaniac sounds funny!

Amy, what a long work week. Hope your trainer didn’t bust your butt too bad. Mine LOVES to step it up especially when I’m tired or extra-whiny!!

Welcome Jennie!!!!

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