10 Early bird book releases + a few going live tomorrow (or maybe at midnight!!!!)

by Maryse on September 28, 2015 · 41 comments

in Latest Book Releases

September is ending with a BANG!!! Take a look at these new releases that just went live today. Enough to cover us for a week’s worth of reading, and tomorrow is going to be mind-blowing!!! Wanna know why it’s gonna blow my mind? ‘Cause THE book that I have been waiting for all year is going live at midnight (or darn close to it!!!). After You: A Novel by JoJo Moyes will BE MINE!!!!! Why am I so excited? Check out my review of book #1 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - 5 stars <— (and if you haven’t read it yet, READ IT NOW!!! I INSIST!!!).

But in the meantime… take a look at these. EVERY SINGLE ONE sounds right up our romance alley. And then tomorrow, I’m gonna make that HUGE release list again, and we’re going to delight in book overload! YAY US!!!!! :D


  1. Absolution Road (Crossroads Book 2) by Rachel Blaufeld <— BAD BOY TWIN BROTHER that falls for his defense attorney… “Jake’s twin brother has been covering his ass for as long as they’ve been alive, but that all changes when Jake finds himself in front of the fiery public defender, his future in her hands…
  2. Tequila & Lace (Saddles & Racks Book 2) by Kimberly Knight <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE! She broke his heart (left – and ended up homeless at 17), and he went into the military, and now he’s back and… “Years later, she’s an FBI agent serving as an undercover escort to investigate sex trafficking in Las Vegas. When the investigation connects her past, will she be able to do the right thing or will she still keep running from the night of her seventeenth birthday?
  3. The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey <— Book #1 ROCKED worlds! This is #2 in a series BUT can be read as a standalone, AND book #1 really had our fellow readers excited!!
  4. Reprieve by A.E. Woodward <— RECOVERING DRUG ADDICT THAT FINDS A NEW ADDICTION… “Then somehow, in a moment of weakness it became all about him. My counselor. He makes me feel things I never thought possible. But I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to recover…”
  5. Devotion (The Mystic Series Book 7) by B.C. Burgess
  6. A Shattered Heart (Fractured Lives novel, A Book 2) by Tiffany King <— RECOVERING FROM AN ACCIDENT she lost her two best friends and her longtime boyfriend… “The only solace she can find is in her love for art until she runs into Brian, the younger brother of her deceased former boyfriend. Finding they can lean on eachother, Kat and Brian find comfort in their emotional common bond…”
  7. Beyond What is Given (Flight & Glory) by Rebecca Yarros <— ROOMMATES ALERT!Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago…
  8. Pretend It’s Love (Behind the Bar) by Stefanie London <— FAKE GIRLFRIEND ALERT!! His ex is now with his cousin and he’s attending a family wedding and needs a “girlfriend… and “Cocktail specialist Libby Harris has spent her life earning the nickname Little Miss Perfect, all to win the love of her wealthy, controlling father. But she deviated from his plan, and now her business is on shaky ground. If it fails, she might as well kiss his respect-and her dream-good-bye. Her only hope? Convince the hottest bar in town to take on her product. Luckily for her, the owner’s brother is sexy as sin and in need of a perfect girlfriend…
  9. The Finn Factor by Rachel Bailey <— ROOMMATES ALERT!!! She never gets a second date and can’t figure out why… starts believing she’s not a good kisser… “Finn knows exactly why Scarlett’s boyfriends are disappearing quickly. Him. Not a single guy she’s brought home is nearly good enough. And he’ll be damned if he lets some loser give her “kissing lessons.” No. He’ll do the honors, thank you very much…”
  10. Something For The Pain by Victoria Ashley <— IN LOVE WITH HIS BEST FRIEND’S GIRL… “…when she asks me to move in with her and her ‘boyfriend’ – our other childhood friend – I never expected for things to get so f**ked up and twisted that I would find myself only more attracted to her by each passing second or wanting to protect her from everything that isn’t me. I have worked so hard over the years to suppress my feelings for her but when I find out that her and Lucas have been having an open relationship, I have the strong urge to rip his heart straight from his chest – to destroy the very thing that keeps him breathing. What I didn’t expect was for Lucas to ask what he did. For him to ask me to do the one thing I have secretly longed for since I was old enough to know what the need was…”
  11. Danny’s Main: A Charistown Novel (The Charistown Series) by Lisa Paul <— THEY MEET IN A BAR…A man walks into a bar… That’s how all jokes start, but this isn’t a joke. This is their story. Their lust. Their love. Their loss. Their life. And all because, a man walked into bar.
PRE-ORDERS (tomorrow’s!!!):
  1. Bound by Sin (The Immortal Brothers) by Jacquelyn Frank
  2. Until Jax: Until Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  3. Forever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. About a Vampire: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) by Lynsay Sands
  5. After You: A Novel by JoJo Moyes <—- *THUD* :D !!!!
  6. Last Hope (A Hitman Novel) by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick
  7. Down the Rabbit Hole by J.D. Robb
  8. Playing Dirty (Risky Business Book 2) by Tiffany Snow
  9. Bear Meets Girl (The Pride Series Book 7) by Shelley Laurenston


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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl September 28, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Was planning on reading The Allure of Dean Harper, but then I happened upon Fade to Red, which is a standalone, but it has Ian and Sparrow from True Love Story. REALLY.GOOD!!! :)

Maryse September 28, 2015 at 2:46 PM


Cheryl September 28, 2015 at 2:51 PM

I loved True Love Story too Maryse and not sure how I missed Fade to Red!!

Anne September 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Finished reading The Allure of Dean Harper and loved it!! Liked it more than the Julian Lefray one. The chemistry between Dean and Lily was off the charts! Loved the banter too. A solid 4.5/5 for me.

Don’t know what to read next. But great books on this list. Thank you Maryse!

Anne September 28, 2015 at 2:54 PM

The Finn Factor sounds like fun! I love roommates romance. Maybe I’ll read that next :)

Maryse September 28, 2015 at 3:02 PM

My pleasure Anne!!! :D

I DO love the roommates ones too.

Thank you for telling me you loved Dean Harper!

MichelleS September 28, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Okay – I feel like I’m complaining – but…. I looked up Tiffany Snow’s latest from up there because 1. I loved her other books, and 2. the cover is hot… and then the blurb turned me off completely. Parker, Ryker, Sage…. what? Too many names in just a few paragraphs that all sound like an upper crusty urban pre-school role call…. nothing to catch my interest. Who writes these blurbs? I seem to be making very quick decisions about a book based on a few paragraphs – but I always did that. Remember reading the back cover for details? And putting it right back on the shelf when it didn’t catch your interest. Seriously, go read that amazon blurb! Crazy.

Okay. Rant over. (I’m out for a week and come back swinging? go figure). I missed you all so much…. I’ll be nice!

Ela September 28, 2015 at 3:25 PM

I’m joining in your rant MichelleS! I loved Tiffany’s Kathleen Turner series until the very last book, which she totally fudged the whole triangle up!!!!!!!!!!! I was so pissed even though my team one but the way she went about closing the circle was just ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joanne Teale September 28, 2015 at 3:58 PM

You’re going to absolutely adore After You ,I laughed and cried, a wonderful book that I didn’t want to end x

Amy September 28, 2015 at 4:07 PM

I can’t WAIT for After You!!!!! :D *starts jumping up and down* Squeeeee meeeee!! And I just read MBY not long ago so the emotions from it are still fresh. As soon as it shows up in my library…BAM!! MINE!!! *sigh* I just wish I had enough self-discipline to stretch it out and make it last…

I’m also getting Reprieve because that is a new and different storyline (to me anyways) and sounds right up my reading alley.

Tessa September 28, 2015 at 4:22 PM

I’ve never read an RS Grey book, but I guess they are all KU and I put quite a few on my wishlist. I’ll look into those next. I keep hearing about Scoring WIlder so that might be first. :)

Lauren September 28, 2015 at 4:50 PM

It’s no secret that I would read the phone book cover to cover if Victoria Ashley wrote it….so I am definitely gonna start with Something For The Pain. Her Walk of Shame series ROCKED!!!

Fabi September 28, 2015 at 6:42 PM

I’m with you Lauren. Reading just the blurb that Maryse shared for Something for the Pain already gave me goose bumps. I have to get that one.

bev September 28, 2015 at 9:32 PM

AAAAAMMMYYY??? Sock it to me. What did or are you thinking about APTCH?
*peeks with one eye*

bev September 28, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Oh, for foodies on here. The Sweet Life in Paris is 1.99.
*shrug* I one clicked.

Amy September 28, 2015 at 11:12 PM

Bev, it is just what I was craving! :D It has that whole small town-Sweet Gum Tree feel, and while there are some things which are similar, there are enough differences to make APTCH its own sweet story. It’s longer than what I expected and seems to be taking me a little longer to read but it’s NOT dragging by any means.

Thanks for the perfect rec!! *squeezy hug*

bev September 29, 2015 at 12:08 AM


Amy September 29, 2015 at 1:30 AM

I don’t know how I missed all of this, but Me Before You has Sam Claflin as Will (I swear I’ve been in love with him since Pirates of the Caribbean) and will be out in March next year?!? And Louisa is played by Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) from GoT. All of this awesome info and yet…I’m nervous again that it will be another movie that doesn’t do the book justice. :?

Good lord…I really have become a book nerd. *sigh*

Paula September 29, 2015 at 4:48 AM

OK – what’s APTCH? Not that I should be asking as have just one clicked 7 of the early bird releases… After you was out last week here but the price tag is stopping me from one clicking!!

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 6:23 AM
Jean September 29, 2015 at 6:43 AM

The Finn Factor looks fun to me! And all this talk about The Allure of Dean Harper has me curious, but I feel like I have to read the first book even if it is a standalone because I’m anal like that….

I have had Me Before You downloaded for probably over a year and am still too scared to read it. Maybe next?

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 7:02 AM

Jean, I would recommend reading The Allure of Julian Lefray first, even though TAODH is a standalone it involves characters from the first book.

I’ve had Me Before You twice from the library and both times chickened out from reading it. I just know it’s going to be heartbreakingly good. Buddy read?

Paula September 29, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Me before you was heart breaking but a great book

bev September 29, 2015 at 8:09 AM

MichelleS, I’m sorry that your week was so hard. :-(
I hope things are better now.
Knock on wood, but this month has been stressful. So ready for October.
I’m looking at the big book coming out. And thinking a lot of tears coming. I hope it rocks your worlds. But, no more tears for me this month, so bid a slight adieu and see you all in October. ;-)

Jean September 29, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Cheryl, would love to buddy read MBY, that way we could keep each other company in the blankie fort with the manatee! I could probably start tonight or tomorrow. Just finishing up Wrong Number Right Guy which was a really cute read!

Ela September 29, 2015 at 9:19 AM

I NEED a book!!!!!!!!!! Something epic and wonderful to read with a HEA!

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Jean finishing Fade to Red, which was really, really GREAT! Has suspense, romance, angst and a rock star!!! ;)

Have to see if MBY is available at library.

Jean September 29, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Ok Cheryl. Sounds good. I haven’t read True Love Story yet either (and I have it too)! Ugh!

Amy September 29, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Paula…it’s A Place to Call Home. Bev recommended it to me a while back when I was craving something with a Sweet Gum Tree feel. ;)

Jean and Cheryl…you definitely should read MBY!! Yes, it makes the heart hurt (understatement) but for me it wasn’t a depressing kind of heartbreak, more like heartbreak from the unfairness of the situation he was in. And I loved Lou and the dynamics within her family. I’m so thrilled to be back in her world right now! :D

Paula September 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Ooooh who is the author? Is it good?

Amy September 29, 2015 at 11:46 AM

It’s by Deborah Smith and it’s pretty good, especially if you’re wanting that small town feel in a time before computers, cell phones and electronic everything.

Though I’m not complaining about all the electronic conveniences…

Paula September 29, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Yeah – u cant one click without them!!

Julie September 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Has anyone read Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan? I’m thinking of starting it next.

I just finished Undeniably You and loved it! I didn’t agree with all the characters decisions but it was the perfect mix of funny, sexy and angsty. Definite book fog for a few days after.

Lots sound good on the list above. I added The Allure of Dean Harper, THe Finn Factor and Pretend It’s Love to my TBR.

Paula September 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM

I have read it Julie and gave it 3* – quite good from what I remember – quite sweet

Julie September 29, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Thanks Paula. 3* huh? Maybe I’ll look at one of these new ones that have caught my eye instead.!

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Amy, the unfairness of the situation is what gets to me and knowing there is only one way it could/should end because of that very fact. :(

Amy September 29, 2015 at 4:49 PM

So that means you’re going to read it Cheryl, right? Right. Glad that’s settled. :P

But seriously, it is about so much more than his situation. Yes, that plays a big part in the story but the prevailing theme, to me at least, is the growth of Lou’s character and his influence on the change that takes place in her as well as her influence on his state of mind. AND the best part is you won’t have to leave her world right away because we now have After You!

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Just finished Fade To Read and OMG is was so good. It had suspense, a slow-burn hate to love romance, angst and a hot rockstar. The very end was wtf?!!! Not a cliffhanger, but there has to be more. It was also enjoyable to get more of Ian and Sparrow from True Love Story. :)

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Yes Amy I am going to read MBY. Just got back from library and have it in my hands. Pouring a glass of wine, climbing in the blankie fort and getting started…have manny on stand-by please *wtf reaches for manny*

Ela September 30, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..should I join in the heartache???

Cheryl September 30, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Yes Ela you should!! ;)

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