12 earlybird book releases & a few of tomorrow’s OMG awesome preorders…

by Maryse on November 30, 2015 · 55 comments

in Latest Book Releases

Wow today should be called “Dark Monday” instead of Cyber Monday, if we go by the few “dark reads” that just went live today!! Eeeeep! I love the exciting psych-thrillers and dark romance books. That said… it’s also the land of the “sweet romance books” by some of our favorite authors over here (like Kristen Proby, Emma Chase and Jennifer Probst), ’cause we got a few Holiday love affairs going on, to soothe our aching-scaredy-cat-souls.  Yep… today looks like a fantastic early-bird book release Monday!

Oh!! And check out all of today’s CYBER MONDAY SALES (the online version of “Black Friday”)! Like the All-New Kindle Paperwhite (still on sale!!) and the Harry Potter complete movie set dealsAND AND!!! The “BIGGEST KINDLE DAILY DEAL” of the year! <— HOLY MOLY!!! eekeekeekeek For example… The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, is SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED right now and I 5-star LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!

  1. Misconduct by Penelope Douglas – December 1st 2015
  2. Oblivion (A Lux Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— GASP!! “In this special eBook version, experience OBSIDIAN, ONYX, and OPAL as told by Daemon Black…”
  3. Watch Me Fall by Cherrie Lynn – December 1st 2015
  4. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark Book 12) by Kresley Cole – December 1st 2015
  5. Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward – December 1st 2015
  6. The Best Goodbye: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series) by Abbi Glines – December 1st 2015
  7. The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert – December 1st 2015
  8. Precious Gifts: A Novel by Danielle Steele – December 1st 2015
  9. Anarchy Found – Alpha Lincoln by J.A. Huss – December 2nd 2015 FALLING FOR A SUPER-VILLAIN (not the super-hero! YAY!!)

Okay and here are yesterday’s EarlyBird Book Releases:

  1. Letters Written in White by Kathryn Perez <— OMG WENT LIVE TODAY!!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! How did I miss THIS one?!!!!!! I’ve been WAITING for it, after interviewing the author at RT about it, and just her telling me what it’s about BROKE. MY. HEART!!!!!!! I have a video “interview” with the author about this very book and it is RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY!!!! She’s dead… she killed herself and now goes over her life with her husband and children… so much regret, my friends!!!!!!!! (Here’s the video interview) and Louisa just said: “This book was EVERYTHING! Read it ASAP!!!” <— OMG I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!
  2. Final Debt (Indebted Series Book 6) by Pepper Winters <— DARK READ SERIES FINALE ALERT!! :D !! So many here are excited!! And now I get to devour the whole series without cliffhanger angst!! YAY ME! Makes the cliffhangers so much more fun that way. LOL! Grey is *squeeing* “I am really excited that the Indebted series is wrapping up so that I can finally read it. Pepper Winters can do almost no wrong for me, Tess and Q…Ermagherd…. those two… *squee* they were one of the first really dark reads for me…
  3. Indebted Epilogue (Indebted Series Book 7) by Pepper Winters <— DARK READ EPILOGUE ALERT! :D !!
  4. Defaced: A Dark Romance Novel (The Monster Trilogy Book 1) by Marissa Farrar <— DARK READ ALERT! WEALTHY MAN THAT WON’T LET HIMSELF BE SEEN KIDNAPS LASER THERAPIST THAT CAN’T STAND BEING TOUCHED ALERT!Traumatised by an event in her past, Lily Drayton has a phobia of being touched. Though she helps people externally with her skills as a laser therapist, she refuses to let anyone in, emotionally or physically. When Lily is kidnapped on the way home from work one evening, she discovers she’s not the only person who keeps themselves cut off from the rest of the world…
  5. Take You Apart by T.J. Spade <— HE CAN SEE INSIDE THE MINDS OF KILLERS ALERT! And he works with the police department… “With a new case afoot, Caleb is himself being targeted by a killer, and with attractive journalist Makayla Dawson on the scene, it becomes a race against time to save them all…”
  6. Psycho Bitch: A Love Story by A.J. Rico <— SELFISH AND MANIPULATIVE NEEDS TO REEVALUATE HER LIFE ALERT! “Can a sociopath experience love? Charlotte Wolfe knows precisely what is important in life … she is. Her life is going exactly the way she planned until her selfishness costs her everything…”
  7. Saving Grace by Kristen Proby <— SEXY SKI INSTRUCTOR AND CLUMSY STUDENT ALERT! “Sexy hotelier Jacob Berkley is ready to play ski instructor, but he quickly discovers that the best place on the mountain for Grace is in the lodge with a hot toddy. Her sense of humor and easy laugh quickly pull him in, and soon he’s determined to help her get off the bunny slope for a fun vacation with her friends…”
  8. More Than Once (Chasing The Dream Book 4) by Elizabeth Briggs <— FAKE BOYFRIEND FOR THE HOLIDAYS ALERT! It’s a standalone! “To impress her parents, Becca convinces him to pretend to be her perfect boyfriend for their holiday dinner. After Andrew shows Becca he’s all bad boy in the bedroom, neither wants to pretend anymore. But when Becca’s invited to rejoin her band for a show and Andrew’s forced to face his ex, they both wonder if they’re ready to take a leap again–or if they’re doomed to fail in life and love a second time…”
  9. Safe in his Arms by Melody Anne <— FIREMAN & A TEACHER ALERT! She’s new in town… “For a man dedicated to putting out fires, Hawk really knows how to add heat to Natalie’s life, especially when he’s rescuing her from compromising situations…”
  10. Searching for You by Jennifer Probst <— STRANDED IN A CAR & BLIZZARD WITH HIM ALERT! “…her car breaks down in a blizzard, trapping her with the one man she’s always loathed and secretly crushed on: wealthy womanizer Dylan McCray…”
  11. It’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol (The Tangled Series) by Emma Chase <— Tee hee!! THREE HOLIDAY SPIRITS VISIT DREW IN A DREAM ALERT!!! “After a blowout fight with Kate about his workaholic habits sends Drew to the office in anger on Christmas Eve, he falls asleep at his desk…”
  12. Tracing Hearts by Kate Squires <— PEN PALS SINCE THEY WERE CHILDREN that have formed an incredible bond… but now as adults “fate finds Army Captain Vaughn in a dangerous situation, where he’s forced to go into hiding. Out of desperation and a primal need to be near her, he unintentionally drags Julia into his treacherous world. Feeling responsible, he vows to protect her above all else, but will the cost be too high?”
  13. Act Like It by Lucy Parker <— FAMOUS ACTORS GET TOGETHER SPARKING RUMORS ALERT! He’s a bad boy with a bad temper, and she’s suddenly on his arm… “Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance.”


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{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristina November 30, 2015 at 12:07 PM

SQUEEEE!!! Indebted 6 and 7 are out!! Makes my Monday so much better!! I cannot wait to finish this series, but it will be hard to say goodbye to it too.

To date, I have officially read 197 books this year! WOW! No wonder I need to adjust my reading glasses prescription. Lol… :-)

Tina November 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Thank you Maryse! I ordered the Harry Potter DVD set on Thursday and called to get my refund. You saved me a good bit of money. If it wasn’t for your site I wouldn’t have known.

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 1:44 PM

I’m holding my breath for Oblivion tomorrow. The Lux series is one of my all time favorites.

Cristina November 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Love the Lux series! I also devoured the Covenant series too!

Amy November 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM


Fabi, did you fill out the preorder form so you can get the Daemon and Katy bonus scene? I LOVED the Alex-Aiden bonus Covenant scene from preordering The Return.

Maryse…the KitchenAid mixer is absolutely wonderful!! It has all these crazy attachments, and it even kneads bread dough. :D Now to go check out the crazy Kindle Daily Deal sale…

Amy November 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Cristina, I LOVE hearing when others love the Covenant series! It’s one of my *rare* re-reads. Such an unexpected ending to the series, but I think that’s what I loved about it. ;)

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Yay Tina!!! I’m so happy I could help!! *hug*

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Wow Cristina… you are a reading machine!!! LOVE IT!

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

GASP!! Thank you Fabi, for reminding me. I just added it. My mom is devouring that series as we speak! She’s gonna love this!

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Amy it’s like a beautiful jewel!! :D

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM

I love the Covenant series too. :-) It’s one I picked up from Amy’s favs list.

Amy, I have not idea what you’re talking about with either of the preorder forms. :-(

Yeah Maryse. Thanks for adding it.

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM

oh oh oh !!! Blood Kiss comes out tomorrow too!

pfft – so much for getting through my EoY list. It’s coming to a dead stop at midnight tonight.

Oh well, I got 6-7 off the list in Nov. *shrug* Can’t resist the new and shinies. <— is not a word, I know, but you get the idea

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM

ewww, I don’t like the picture of Daemon on the cover. That’s NOT what he looks like. *stomps foot*

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 3:52 PM

shinies!!!! YES perfect word. :D

LOL on the Daemon tantrum. I’ve seen him cuter, too. ;)

Cristina November 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Amy – The Covenant series is a rare re-read for me too. I just LOVED the greek Gods and myths storyline. I had that series read in about a week! Lots of late nights during that series.

There are so many great books out this week and some really great recommendations that I got from fellow readers. MY TBR list is officially the never-ending list. It keeps getting longer and longer!

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 3:58 PM

OK, last post about this, I swear —

New music is being written for the characters in the Lux series
A preview of the one written for Daemon is here:


and *squeeee* “The full version of Turn Your Eyes will be available with the purchase of the Oblivion e book as it is embedded in the e book!”

Cheryl November 30, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Wow, I have not read Covenant or Lux series. Just not a PNR girl, maybe that will be my New Year’s resolution- to read more PNR. ;)

*thunk* killed me with the blurb from Letters Written in White.

Tangled Christmas sounds fun and Misconduct- yeh the author notes it’s a standalone and no cliffhanger- love that!!

Amy November 30, 2015 at 6:05 PM


It asks for your age on the form…that’s just f$@&ing embarrassing. *snort*

Cheryl!!! You have to read the Covenant and Lux series!! In that order. ;) I don’t know about everyone else, but I didn’t feel like I was reading YA nor did it feel overwhelmingly like PNR.

Amy November 30, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Oh, and I feel the same way about Daemon on the cover of Oblivion…to me he will ALWAYS be the guy on the original covers, no matter how many times they used that guy on other YA covers.

However, his facial expression on the cover of Oblivion is *perfect* for when Katy refers to him as “six feet of p!ssed off alien” or something like that. :P

Amy November 30, 2015 at 6:09 PM

*hee hee* Your mom is awesome, Maryse.

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 6:29 PM

She is TOTALLY into “our” books Amy.

In fact… she’s the one that got me INTO “our” books. LOL! :P

fabi November 30, 2015 at 6:34 PM

That is so awesome Maryse! My mom is not a “reader” :-(

Amy, I filled out the form. I’m 49 and I read YA.

Anyone wanna make somfin outta dat?! Huh huh? Lol, kidding.

I’m not ashamed though. In fact I read an awesome book last week intended for the 8-12 audience. It was so good!

So there… Nanananabooboo *sticks out red koolaid tongue*

Tessa November 30, 2015 at 6:45 PM

You know, it was all of your love for Obsidian and Lux that had me convinced this site was for me. Any group that loved those books had to be good. :)

I got Final Debt and here’s the sad thing. I’m too sick to read it! *CRIES* I’ve tried reading today and all I’ve done is sleep or stare at the tv. I hate being sick.

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Okay fabi what book is it? :D

MichelleS November 30, 2015 at 7:05 PM

I loved Covenant, but never read Lux series. I tried, just didn’t grab me.

I picked up The Nightingale for 1.99. Early birthday present. Yipee!!!

I finished Eighteen (18), that student-teacher romance. 3 stars for me. Just too many “unbelievables” for me.

I am now reading one of Bev’s recommendations, an “oldie” in the Chicago Stars series (Nobody’s Baby but Mine). She’s a nerd, he’s a jock. That formula totally works for me.

Next it’s back to Illuminae. I think I may be ready to tackle it soon.

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 7:06 PM

oh, I think I mentioned it on Friday’s thread. It’s called Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo. It was sooo good. The cover and title (and even the blurb) do not do it justice. It’s easily in my top 2015 reads. It’s about a boy and a girl and superpowers and good/bad guys and…but wait…it’s really a coming of age story with some pretty deep topics concerning bullies, and morals, and loyalty and shame and betrayal and…well, shoot. I loved it. In spite of the lack of “s*x”, it had a sweet love story.

This is the review that sold me on it: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1306612752?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

My only regret is that I let it sit in my tbr for months.

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Tessa, so sorry to hear you’re sick. :-( It’s definitely been going around here too.

I hope you start feeling better soon.

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 7:12 PM

MichelleS you’re not a huge fan of YA so I never recommend YA books to you. Illuminae…as great as it is…is YA. NOT that I’m steering you away from it, only in the form of full disclosure.

MichelleS November 30, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Illuminae is bought and paid for (ouch) on my Kindle – so no swaying me away now. YA is okay when there is a great story or characters. When it is set in modern day then I am too far removed from that age to appreciate it. I’ve read a bunch, I just tend to like adult books better – a wee bit more of everything (including sex!), but it doesn’t have to have that at all for me to love it.

It’s that time of year when I am stuck indoors and I get time off, and I just wish I had THAT book on my Kindle. I probably do and don’t even know it. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it may be Illuminae or Nightingale.

MichelleS November 30, 2015 at 7:20 PM

(I even thought about revisiting Clan of the Cave Bear recommendation, LOL – after that epic The Last Hour of Gann, I figured I had it in me to read a monster book).

Fabi November 30, 2015 at 7:28 PM

ahh man, we should totally trade, you read Clan of the Cave Bear and I’ll read The Last Hour of Gann. CotCB is NOT YA. I’d planned on reading TLHoG either during the holidays or right after the new year. But…I’m flexible.

and…another…oh man…I really wish you’d gotten the hard cover of Illuminae. They were practically the same price on Amazon. The book is as much an art form as it is a story.

Anyone who likes sci-fi (even a little bit, *cough, cough* Lux series) should read Illuminae.

Sorry Maryse, I know you didn’t get into it. But, sheesh, when the punches started coming in that book they were a one-two-upper cut to the throat”. I will probably be all crazy recommending this one for the rest of my life.

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 8:01 PM

I like book-punches!!!

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 8:02 PM

book throat punches on top of that??? *gasp*

I need to pick it back up.

bev November 30, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Feel better Tessa. That’s when I lay and put text to speech on. Sounds terrible but……

MichelleS, oh hope you like it. :-)

I’ve always wanted one of those mixers. Just can never justify. Love the retro color types like the yellow and pink. Lol.

Grey November 30, 2015 at 8:57 PM

Ok, so I don’t know how to post cute little links. But… I wanted to share something.


Um yeah. 50k words. I’m going to go have that nervous breakdown that’s been waiting for me all month.

Tessa November 30, 2015 at 9:02 PM

*hugs* Congrats Grey! I totally failed. That’s okay, though. Eventually I’ll figure out that death. It’s pretty awesome you did it! Yeah!

Amy November 30, 2015 at 9:16 PM

I can’t help it Maryse…I kinda cringe when I think of recommending something like The Tied Man or Her Master’s Courtesan to Ms. Maryse’s Momma. I feel like I should get grounded or something. :P

LOL Fabi!! You tell ‘em, my Kool-Aid drinkin’ friend!

Aw, poor Tessa. Being sick sucks. Here, I’ll make you some echinacea tea with honey. *hands tea to Tessa* Oh, wait a sec… *pours shot of whiskey in tea* There, that should take the edge off. ;)

Amy November 30, 2015 at 9:27 PM

CONGRATS GREY!!!! :D So proud of you, lady.

And Tessa…you may not have completed as much as you wanted to, but you still TRIED and I’m proud of you too for that!!

Amy November 30, 2015 at 9:29 PM

Bev, I thought of you last night when we went to see Spectre…you know, ’cause you like saying Moneypenny and all. ;)

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 9:50 PM

GREY YOU ROCK!!!!!! :D !!!!!! *happy wiggle*

Cheryl November 30, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Grey- CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! So proud of you and Tessa. What an accomplishment!!!

Tessa, sorry to hear you’re sick. Nothing worse than being sick AND not being able to read. *hands cold medicine*

Fabi, you go girl!!!

bev November 30, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Amy, I do like saying the name. I’m not even a big bond fan.
I read a review and they missed the old M aka Judi Dench aka Jean.

Maryse November 30, 2015 at 10:56 PM

*snuggles Tessa and builds blankie fort around her and leaves Manny cozied up to her*

*Lysols blankie fort*


Oh oh. Wait… was that me snort-giggling? Or am I getting sick? ;) :P

bev November 30, 2015 at 11:27 PM

We have got to stop making each other sick, lol.

Since we are all going to squeeze into this blanket fort couldn’t we, for Dec, squeeze into the Holiday cottage. Just looks like the best place to be for the holiday.

fabi December 1, 2015 at 1:22 AM

A huge congrats Grey. How many novels have you written? At least 3 right?

Tessa Kudos for competing. I wish I had even a smidgen of creative talent.

Teri December 1, 2015 at 5:21 AM

One clicked Kristen Proby’s Saving Grace. Loved her earlier stuff and at 99 cents can’t go wrong.

MichelleS December 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM

YAY GREY! So cool. Was always a secret dream of mine to write a book. So instead, I just read like an addict now.

Bev – love it so far! Marshmallows and the Escort… all of it.

Ela December 1, 2015 at 10:06 AM


Ela December 1, 2015 at 10:08 AM


Hope everyone (who celebrated) had a wonderful and thankful Thanksgiving! We of course had some brother drama but all is good…

Fabi December 1, 2015 at 11:49 AM

So many of our favorites won the Goodreads Choice Award this year!!!
The Girl on the Train
The Nightingale
Golden Son
Red Queen
Queen of Shadows
and more!
Over 3 million votes – we are reading the best there is ladies…

Maryse December 1, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Wheeee I LOVE it Fabi!!! :D

Maryse December 1, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Tessa you did NOT fail… you started something BIG!!! When it comes to you the way you want it to… you will finish it. :D

Amy December 1, 2015 at 10:24 PM

By the way, Bev…I’m not a Bond fan either (hubby wanted a date night and I wasn’t going to say no ;) ) and have actually only seen Casino Royale, so Judi Dench’s absence didn’t really affect me.

But OMG the guy sitting next to me!! There I was all comfy in the recliner seat with my popcorn, Hershey Drops, Twizzler’s filled licorice bites, Sour Patch Kids and vanilla root beer (all movie staples, of course) when the guy next to me starts making MOUTH SOUNDS!!! Clicking sounds, smacking sounds, loudly chewing, loudly gulping, trying to suck out every last drop of his soda…arrrrrrrgh!! Then, THEN he left his seat no less than three times, and everytime he came back he was out of breath and would breathe heavily through his nose for several minutes. DUDE!!!!! Then hubby had the nerve to sit there and giggle (grown-a$$ man was giggling) because he knew I was getting distracted and irritated. Other than that it was a good movie. ;)

bev December 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Now I want sour patch kids. Listening to people eat, grr. Some just have this way of crunching, idk. Sorry you had that experience, but at least your husband had a good time.

Grey December 2, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Tessa! You did not fail. Any words written is a win in my book, and I am super proud of you. *super big smooshy huggles…and a special manatee and blankie fort just for you*

And thank you my dear book addict friends, I knew if any one would appreciate the sacrifices *read number of books that I haven’t read in order to write my own this month, LOL* it would be you!

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