HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!!! 😀 It’s the weekend and we have a MEGA-LIST of “Friday Finds” today (loaded in tons of awesome new releases by our favorite authors AND a bunch of 5-star reader recommendations). The Friday lists are getting longer these days, and I LOVE IT!!!! P.S. Yes, I posted this Thursday night, but considering how many awesome-sounding books just went live today, I couldn’t help myself.
What I’m reading right now? Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan (I chose it because of the recommendation below). It’s over 450 pages, I just started it this afternoon while I was at the Drs office (oh thank goodness for e-readers!!!), and I’m already at 30% so I’m devouring it. Do I love the police procedural stuff? Less (you know me). But I LOVE the victim’s perspective BIG time and I’m hyperventilating and feeling freaked out while reading.
My latest review is up! Forbiddeny, super-steamy (but in a subtle way which made it even more effective). Excellent writing and a unique voice… all from the heroine’s POV ➔ Book Review – Crossed Lines by Lana Sky
L.A. Cotton is today’s newsletter sponsor and she’s sent over an excerpt AND a giveaway for us!! 😀 ➔ L.A. Cotton – Rixon Raiders Series Reading Order + a signed set giveaway!! (open to international!! 😀 )
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND !!
- Neat by Kandi Steiner <— KANDI STEINER’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! Their families are at war and he’s her NEW BOSS!! “…It can’t be that bad, I thought. Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker. The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason…”
- The Game You Play (Rixon Raiders Book 2) by L.A. Cotton <— LIVE!! SPORTS ROMANCE ALERT!! He wants to be an NFL star and she’s just a game to him… “…Felicity Giles has a list. Lose her virginity. Meet her knight-in-shining-armor and fall in love. Have the best senior year a girl can have. The only problem? Her knight isn’t a saint, he’s a villain, and she’s pretty sure he’ll destroy her before ever handing over a piece of his heart…” P.S. Make sure to enter (leave a comment) for a signed copy of the first two books in the series!!! ➔ L.A. Cotton – Rixon Raiders Series Reading Order + a signed set giveaway!! (open to international!! 😀 )
Ria: I love L. A. Cotton and I LOVE sports romances!
- Scandalous (Sinners of Saint Book 4) by L.J. Shen <— HE’S KIND OF A DOUCHE!! 😉 But Jan was into it. LOL!
Jan: I also read LJ Shen’s Scandalous (I know, everyone else read it ages ago LOL). He’s kinda a douche, but somehow I just had to keep on reading LOL.
- Married to My Dad’s Best Friend by
- Incomplete by L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne <— LIVE!!! BLURB JOLT ALERT!! Theresa found us this one! 😀 Oooooh this one sounds like marital strife and infidelity???!!! Or is it something else? Either way… GASP!!!!! “…There are days you sit and wonder is the grass really greener on the other side? Does the sun shine brighter? Do the flowers smell sweeter? Until one day… you take that leap to find out for yourself. And in the midst of it all, your world crumbles around you. Meet Tillian Forester and Gage Sutherland and how they destroyed each other’s lives…”
Theresa: L.A. Fiore, Incomplete just went live early!
Namaste: I’m scared 😱 looks like a nail-biting-throw you kindle-stay away from me while I read kinda book = 1-clicked
Maryse: I’m right there with you!!!!!! 😆 I am ALL over this (and terrified!!)
- The Dugout by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! BASEBALL STAR INJURED… “… That injury has cost me everything; my starting position, my junior year—and the draft. Now, I’m a senior fresh off recovery, struggling to find my groove, until the day I run into a nervous, fidgety, girl with freckles, in the dining hall. They call Milly Potter The Baseball Whisperer, The Diamond Wizard, and The Epitome of All Knowledge. She believes in baseball. She breathes it. She’s the queen of an infamous dynasty, but no one actually knows who she really is, and she plans to keep it that way…“
- The Master: Steamy Boss Romance (Manhattan Records Book 3) by M.S. Parker <— LIVE!!!
- Alex (Twilight Falls Book 1) by A.M. Salinger <— LIVE!!!
- Fae King (The Crystal Kingdom Book 1) by Milly Taiden <— LIVE!!!
- Game Day Baby by C.M. Seabrook and Frankie Love <— SINGLE DAD NFL STAR!!! “…I had it all planned out. I’d find a girl, marry her, get the white picket fence and make a family. But then a baby is dropped off at my doorstep. My baby. Turns out I’m more than an NFL quarterback — I’m a father. And my daughter’s mother is missing. Or she ran away. No one knows, not even her sister Aria Ryan…”
- Just Roommates by Charity Ferrell <— LIVE!!
- Clay (Texas Rascals Book 11) by Lori Wilde <— LIVE!!
- A Demon’s Horns: Vice College For Young Demons: Year One by Marie Mistry <— REVERSE HAREM ALERT & Tessa 5-STAR LOVED IT!!
Tessa: Okay, so I tried a new reverse harem series, which two books are out, Vice College For Young Demons by Marie Mistry. The last time was this good that was pure PNR was the Curse of the Gods series. 5 star LOVED it. It’s longer than most, but it’s so thorough, the characters, secondary, prime, and even some third are so well thought and individual. The world is intriguing and the intrigue and plot, *grins* SO GOOD.
- Lady Derring Takes a Lover: The Palace of Rogues by Julie Anne Long <— RECENT RELEASE HISTORICAL ROMANCE & it’s super-bargain priced today!! Caroline found this one. 😀
Jan: Lady Derring Takes A Lover by Julie Anne Long. I’m quite enjoying it, but not as much as Devil’s Daughter. Still, Long is a good writer and she knows how to deliver a funny line.
- Longing for Ever After (Sunset Bay Romance Book 4) by Debra Clopton
- Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh <— SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT & HE GHOSTED HER!!! This one sounds SO good! I just one-clicked it!! He didn’t call her back… “When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it’s mutual: It’s as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn’t call…”
Nancy: I 1-clicked this one!
Maryse: Me too!!! TOTALLY my thing. I’m dying to know what the secret is!!! 😀
Annette: You are a dangerous friend. 1-clicked too! Just realized this was previously released as “The Man Who Didn’t Call”. I had it in my TBR list. haha. At least I’m consistent.
- Forever My Saint: All The Pretty Things Trilogy Volume 3 by Monica James <— TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!!!
- Promise Me: A High School Bully Romance (Diamond In The Rough Book 2) by Rebel Hart
- The Executive by K.I. Lynn <— K.I. LYNN SUPER-BARGAIN!!!
Jenn: I started this morning and it sucked me right in. Didn’t want to stop-sadly though I am at work now and I had to…damn job!
- Fake Date by Monica Murphy <— FAKE RELATIONSHIP ALERT & Michele G loved it!
Michele G: My two reads for this week’s releases that I really enjoyed were both about fake relationships. First up was Fake Date by Monica Murphy. It’s the second in her Dating series and my favorite in this series so far! …It was an enemies to lovers vibe. It was a super fun read
- Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas <— OMG OMG OMG!! BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! Nancy just found us the biggest bargain of all the bargains. Trust me. P.S. FORBIDDENY PLEASURE (in many ways!!) & PURE AWESOMENESS and has made SO many of our favorites lists!!!! Here’s my review.
JulieO: Absolutely loved BIRTHDAY GIRL.
Ashley: I was super happy that Birthday Girl was up for romance book of the year- I’ve recommended it to a few people. I’ve reread that one so many times!
Jen C: Ashley, I was so happy to see Birthday Girl nominated too. Loved that book so much!
- Wylde Fire by Sarah Robinson <— RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!! 😀
Michele G: I also read Wylde Fire by Sarah Robinson. Holy Hotness! It was a fun and toasty little read. I wanted her to delve a little deeper into some things but it didn’t ruin the story for me…I just wanted more. It’s the start of a series and it looks like there will be at least two more coming out next year.
- Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown <— SANDRA BROWN & IT’S ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!!!
Diane M: I’ve been on a Sandra Brown romantic suspense binge, good stuff!!!
Bia: I ALWAYS read everything by Sandra Brown
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens <— BACK ON THE LIST ‘CAUSE NANCY LOVED IT & she’s buying it for family members!!
Nancy: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens! A book I highly recommend & will not soon forget!!
…was a book recommended by good Book Buddy: Heidi Hines BookReality. I can’t find the words to describe this book. It stays with you long after the last page. It was a bit pricey even for a ebook copy, but I got mine through the public library. Even the hardback copy is less money. It is in the top 100 ebooks on Amazon, so it shows you people are willing to pay the high price. Anyway, I am just saying there are ways around the high price tag. Highly recommend!!
My husband and I rarely read the same book at the same time, but we did with WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING!! We can’t stop talking about it & also have decided to buy a hard copy for both his sister & brother.
- You Can Have Manhattan by P. Dangelico <— RECENT HUGE HIT & we have even more feedback!!! 😀
Jan: I read and enjoyed P Dangelico’s new one, You Can Have Manhattan. …Quite different from her other books, though.
- Checkmate: This is War (Travis & Viola, #1) (Checkmate Duet) by Kennedy Fox <— SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! Caroline found it for us!
Caroline: Another freebie by Kennedy Fox
Artemis: My favorite roommate story is Checkmate Duet by Kennedy Fox.
- One Hot Scot: A Second Chance Romance (Hot Scots) by Donna Alam <— HE’S HER PROBLEM #100!! Caroline found us this one! “...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…”
Caroline: New author for me! Humorous, sexy, and Scottish. Kindle Unlimited 5 book series. 😬
- Buried Alive by Stacey Marie Brown <— SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! In fact… freebie alert!! 😉 “…The moment Hannah walks into his room, he knows something is different about her. Drawn to her, he can’t seem to stay away from the mysterious, guarded girl. They are two heartbroken souls who both understand the darkness. Little does he know she lives in lies and carries secrets that will bring his universe to its knees and secrets that will bury them both alive...”
- A Kingdom of Dreams (The Westmoreland Dynasty Saga Book 2) by Judith McNaught <— JUDITH MCNAUGHT HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOW ON KU!! Caroline found us this one!
Caroline: Judith McNaught alert new to kindle unlimited
Janet: I just finished A Kingdom of Dreams (The Westmoreland Dynasty Saga Book 2). Medieval knights, mistakes and misunderstandings, cruelty and tenderness, great characters, a feisty Scottish heroine and a dangerous warrior hero! Read it – you’re going to LOVE it!
Anne: Just finished A Kingdom of Dreams and loved it!! I am in love with Royce Westmoreland. I love reading HR set in the Middle Ages, so any good recs?
- Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan <— RECENT RELEASE & PSYCH-THRILLER & MONA LOVED IT! She just chose my next read for me!! 😀 YAY ME!!!
Mona: I don’t usually read psych thrillers because they stress me out, but decided to read Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan (because I love her books). It was so good!
It’s about a serial killer of college co-eds. The first victim escapes after ten months of captivity and it is eight years before another body is found. But the attacker of the h died by suicide at the time of her escape. The story goes back and forth between the h’s captivity and the present but flows smoothly (and it’s KU).
I could not figure out whodunnit until the author wanted it figured out. I hope you read this and would love to hear if you figured it out sooner!
Kathy P: I finished Where the Blame Lies last night. It was definitely different than a few of the other books i read (more thrillerish if that is a word. Not a light read. I would definitely recommend reading it.
- CowSex by Lesley Jones <— KATHY P LOVED IT!
Kathy P: Needed something a little lighter after that and read CowSex by Lesley Jones. I LOVED it and the main woman character (Gracie). If you don’t like swearing in the boom, than don’t read this one but that is all part of her character. This was my first book by Lesley Jones so excited to find a new author to me!
Debbie: Lol! I think I liked Cowsex because it fits in with all of the Hallmark movies I’ve been watching. I needed something light and different from the usual tropes. I hate knowing what is going to happen in a book based on the first page. …Biggest Smile: Cowsex (The best part is the reaction you get when you tell people what you are reading).
- The Perversion Trilogy: Perversion, Possession & Permission by T.M. Frazier <— T.M. FRAZIER TRILOGY BUNDLE JUST WENT LIVE!!!
- Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel by Neal Stephenson <— SCI-FI THRILLER! Jan’s reading it as we speak! 😀
Jan: Now I’m reading Neal Stephenson’s recent one, Fall, or Dodge In Hell. It’s kinda a sci-fi thriller. Not a romance, for a change, but I love his books. Always challenging and fascinating and full of amazing ideas.
- The Ring by Sandi Lynn <— SANDI LYNN’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! “…It all started with a ring. A beautiful ring I found at the bottom of the ocean while scuba diving on vacation. From the moment the ring was in my possession, bad luck followed me everywhere and turned my entire life upside down. On the inside of the band there was an inscription: To my darling Mary. My soulmate for eternity. After a string of tragic events, the ring led me to New York hoping to return it to its rightful owner. That’s where I met Harrison Grant…”
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- Wylde Fire by Sarah Robinson <— THE AUDIOBOOK JUST WENT LIVE!!!
- Castle of Water: A Novel by Dane Huckelbridge <— NAY 5-STAR LOVED THIS AUDIOBOOK!!!
Nay: Well, I finished it. I simply couldn’t stop listening. Such a wonderful book. Definitely a 5-star read for me. As I said before, I just loved the writing!
…It’s a stranded/castaway book, but it’s not your typical stranded contemporary romance story. It’s more about how they survive and how their needs/feelings/outlook on life change and evolve in the process.
PREORDERS (going live soon!!! 😀 )
- Park Avenue Player by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward – September 23rd 2019
- Closer: A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott – September 24th 2019
Reveal (Wicked Ways Book 2) by K. Bromberg – September 24th 2019
- Archangel’s War (A Guild Hunter Novel Book 12) by Nalini Singh – September 24th 2019
- Dragon Unleashed (The Fallen Empire Book 2) by Grace Draven – September 24th 2019
- Ruined With You (Stark Security Book 3) by J. Kenner – September 24th 2019
- Misadventures in Blue by Sierra Simone – September 24th 2019
- Fallen (Deep Ops Book 2) by Rebecca Zanetti – September 24th 2019
- It’s a Christmas Thing by Janet Dailey – September 24th 2019
- Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels – September 24th 2019
- When the Marquess Was Mine: The Wagers of Sin by Caroline Linden – September 24th 2019
- Wrapped Up in You: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis – September 24th 2019
- The World That We Knew: A Novel by Alice Hoffman – September 24th 2019
- No Judgments: A Novel by Meg Cabot – September 24th 2019
- Wayward Son: A novel by Rainbow Rowell – September 24th 2019
- Immortal Born: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands – September 24th 2019
- All the Way (Hot Jocks Book 2) by Kendall Rya – September 24th 2019
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