14 Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight…

by Maryse on May 29, 2017 · 28 comments

in Latest Book Releases

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY, MY FRIENDS!!!! Today’s earlybird list is loaded in favorite-author awesomeness, including a new one from Kristen Proby, Kelly Elliott, Kim Karr, K.M. Golland, and more!! YAY US!!

Guess what I’m doing on this wonderful Memorial Day? I’m LISTENING to an audiobook!!!! The Last Girl: The Dominion Trilogy, Book 1 <— *squeeeeee* Post apocalyptic, despair sounding. An epidemic has made woman very rare, and baby girls are essentially not being born anymore. YIKES!!! MINE!! :D

There’s been notice that some of the Whispersync audiobooks have gone up in price (even though still “sale-priced” considering the usual price of an audiobook), but a definite price increase. Not sure if it’s for good or not, but just in case, I went ahead and one-clicked a bunch that were still super-bargain-priced just in case they go up, too. And this was one of them, and I’ve been dying to read this, so listening is the next best thing! :) Or maybe, in time, THE best thing. This is my first official audiobook listen, in “fiction” format. ➔ Find out which of your Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE!

P.S. In case you missed it yesterday, I five-star LOVED “Sustained” and here’s my review: Book Review – Sustained by Emma Chase

Let’s read! Or in my case… listen. ;)


  1. Plight by K.M. Golland <— LIVE!! BEST FRIENDS AS CHILDREN & THEY MADE A CUTE PROMISE TO EACH OTHER… and now she’s 30, and he’s demanding she make good on that promise. Tee hee!!! :PIt was my thirtieth birthday last week and now he’s calling in that promise. Seriously, Elliot Parker is insane if he thinks that an out of the blue private Facebook message stipulating the binding law of an oral contractual agreement is going to seal our twenty-two-year bullshit engagement. Insane. I wonder if he really does look like his profile picture, though.”
  2. Only With Me by Kelly Elliott <— LIVE!! KELLY ELLIOT’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! HE’S ON THE SWAT TEAM & SHE’S THE BAKER HE HAS A CRUSH ON... It sounds so funny!!! Because of this: “That all changed the day I stepped into her bakery. Her smile swept me off my feet, and her panna cotta was heaven. Cue my very traditional Greek family. Then all hell broke loose. The woman I was falling in love with was Italian, and my mother was hell-bent on proving to the world she was the better cook. If my meddling family wasn’t bad enough, for the last six years Gabi had been on the run from a past she tried desperately to escape from...”
  3. Hart of the Storm by Skye Turner <— LIVE!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE/COUNTRY STARS ALERT!!While driving to the most important audition of his life, Jeb stops to help a woman in distress. Amberlee instantly recognizes the “boy from the wrong side of the tracks” who frequented her thoughts “way back when”…
  4. The Dirty Version by Hadley Quinn <— LIVE!! SHE’S STARTING OVER & RUNS INTO HER EX FROM HIGHSCHOOL & NOW HE’S NOT SO SWEET ANYMORE... “her boyfriend from high school and the sweetest guy she’s ever known. It’s a total blast from the past except…not really. He’s nothing like he used to be. What happens when you meet up with your high school sweetheart only to find out… He’s not so sweet anymore?”
  5. Goodbye, My Love (Roxanne’s Ghost Saga Book 1) by Maggie Tideswell <— LIVE!! TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE!!! SHE’S THE NEW NANNY TO HIS AUTISTIC DAUGHTER…Dr. Ben Arnold is still grieving, and not only about the recent death of his beautiful wife. He is still coping with the knowledge his profound love for her was unreciprocated. The demands of working and taking care of Amber, his autistic young daughter, have Ben overwhelmed and the last thing he needs is an insanely strong physical reaction to a nanny who is the first to seem to connect with his beloved delicate daughter…
  6. Reach You (Second Chances Book 5) by Mari Carr <— LIVE!! TRIO LOVE AFFAIR ALERT!! She’s tired of being lonely, but doesn’t realize that her co-worker and her trainer both want her… “After a year licking his wounds over a broken romance, Christian is through. He’s been quietly lusting after Shelly at work, and he’s not wasting any more time. There’s something about her that makes him believe she’s the one. Unfortunately, Shelly’s kickboxing instructor, Lance—Christian’s best friend—has set his sights on the sweet blonde as well...” AND THEN… they offer her a “proposal”. *waggles eyebrows*
  7. Kicking Reality by Kat T.Masen <— LIVE!! SOCCER PLAYER ALERT!! And she’s his best friend… with SOMEONE ELSE…Soccer is my life—it’s in my blood. I train hard, I play hard, and I win. Nothing will break my focus. I should have been able to avoid it, resist the temptation. But it’s there, playing every Monday night, an obsession I can’t seem to shake. And I don’t know what was harder: hiding it from my best friend, or watching the woman I want live a life with someone else…
  8. Undercover Intentions by Sapphire Knight <— LIVE!! MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! ”Not everyone born of Mafiya blood wants to be in the life. I was determined to never go anywhere near it. Headed in the opposite direction, I pushed away from my family and their legacy. Until they needed me. And then…so did she...”
  9. The Knotted Skein by Carla Neggers <— EBOOK RE-ISSUE!!
  10. Dagger by Lauren Hunt <— LIVE!! BIKER BOOK ALERT!! HIS ONE NIGHT STAND IS NOW PREGNANT… “…Melissa has an ace up her sleeve. She’s pregnant with my heir. Now I’ll have to choose between my club or my family.
  11. Sexy Jerk by Kim Karr <— LIVE!! KIM KARR’S LATEST!!! They’re babysitting together… she barely knows him but she’s not at ALL fond of him… “He always has to be the life of the party. He’s also arrogant. Imposing. Rich. And a playboy. I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore. And now I’m stuck with him…for two weeks!”
  12. To Ride or Die <— LIVE!! EX-MILITARY BIKER BOOK BUNDLE ALERT! ”…This bundle contains two FULL LENGTH 40,000 word MC Club Romances for the price of one…” “I have always loved bad boys. “The badder the better” was my motto. To me there were no boys badder than those who straddled a Harley Davidson. I had fallen for a well known biker, until he beat me up and made me realize that I needed to start a new lifestyle. I was doing pretty well until I ran into another bad boy who—I’m sure you didn’t see this coming—swept me off my feet. He was shrouded in mystery, but he was still everything that I wanted, and I couldn’t help but follow my heart...”
  13. Easy Fortune: A Boudreaux Series Novella (The Boudreaux Series) by Kristen Proby <— LIVE!! KRISTEN PROBY ALERT!!!Lena Turner has spent her life as the outsider. Thanks to her extraordinary gifts, she’s learned to be independent—especially when it comes to men. She’s content to live her life in New Orleans as a schoolteacher, dating casually and dedicated to her small family. Long term is not part of her plan. Sometimes the past catches up with you…
  14. Tomorrow: Kingsley series book 1 by Haylee Thorne <— LIVE!! PLAYBOY BILLIONAIRE WANTS TO SETTLE DOWN WITH A NURSE ALERT!! But… “Despite outward appearances however, when it comes to navigating her way around a man’s heart…Raeva is clueless. After a few failed and unhealthy relationships, she had vowed to remain single and chaste…FOREVER! Like a perfect storm brewing on the horizon, these two enigmatic souls seem charted on a collision course with fate….”
  15. A Strange Hymn (The Bargainer Book 2) by Laura Thalassa <— LIVE!!! FANTASY ROMANCE/FAE ALERT! This is book #2 in the series (and I believe it should be read in order)

Nay: MichelleS & Tessa (and anyone else who’s been waiting for it)–A Strange Hymn by Laura Thalassa was released on Friday!

Tessa: I’m rereading the Bargainer just for fun first. I’ve been reading her Unearthly series and things are mentioned there that apply.


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 audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of 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!



  1. When It’s Real by Erin Watt - May 30th 2017
  2. White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews – May 30th 2017
  3. Shadow Reaper (A Shadow Rider Novel) by Christine Feehan - May 30th 2017
  4. The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense by Dean Koontz – May 30th 2017
  5. Wrecked: LOST Series #6 by Cynthia Eden - May 30th 2017
  6. Blaze: A Dragon Romance (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant - May 30th 2017
  7. Rock Wild (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul - May 30th 2017
  8. The Watcher by Bella Jewel - May 30th 2017
  9. Turn Me Loose (Alpha Ops) by Anne Calhoun - May 30th 2017
  10. Shacking Up by Helena Hunting - May 30th 2017
  11. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts - May 30th 2017
  12. I’m Only Here for the Beard (The Dixie Wardens Rejects Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale – May 31st 2017
  13. The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey – June 1st 2017


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela May 29, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Prayers for all those who gave their lives!

Those are some great sounding books!

R. Renee May 29, 2017 at 10:06 AM

What? I’m first again! Is everyone sick today? And Happy Memorial Day!

R. Renee May 29, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Damn it Ela.

R. Renee May 29, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Oops. *Dang it*

Maryse May 29, 2017 at 10:16 AM

LOL!!!! *snort* :P

Ela May 29, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Whatevs :roll: 8O

bev May 29, 2017 at 11:06 AM

I have 3 pre orders coming in tomorrow or after 9 tonight.

Tessa May 29, 2017 at 11:19 AM

I slept in. :D

Nay informed us yesterday that Rhapsodic by Laura Thasala was released. This is the next book of The Bargainer. I’m rereading the Bargainer just for fun first. I’ve been reading her Unearthly series and things are mentioned there that apply.

Tessa May 29, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Alright, The Dirty Version looks good. The Sexy Jerk, maybe. It seems odd to me that 2 unrelated people are needed to babysit one 3 year old, no matter how wild.

Sharon May 29, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Would it be wrong to stay up all night to read White Hot? I have to work tomorrow!!! I’ve been waiting 2 years for this book and have been debating the whole time whether I’d be more excited for the release or for my child’s HS graduation. No, I’m not ashamed…..

Maryse May 29, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Oooh thank you Tessa!!! I shall add it in! :D

bev May 29, 2017 at 11:52 AM

White Hot is one of my pre orders. I debated re reading the first but nope, just going to jump in.

Grey May 29, 2017 at 12:59 PM

Hi all!
It’s a Ruckus kind of day!

Robyn May 29, 2017 at 1:06 PM

I’m finishing up up American Hellhound today. I’ve been trying to drag it out as long as I can. I’m so in love with Ghost and Maggie’s story, I don’t want it to end.

I might start The Bargainer next.

bev May 29, 2017 at 1:11 PM

And Grey made us a spotify playlist on the other thread. How fun is that, of our summer music. Just about to hit play. :)

Tessa May 29, 2017 at 1:59 PM

I know it’s a shock, but I don’t have White Hot on pre-order. I’ll be reading Burn for Me first, and buying it after I’m done with that. I loved the first book, but two years later, I only remember bits and pieces.

bev May 29, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Grey, I’m loving it. But did you mean to add the whole Bell album? I’m not complaining cause it is really good listening. ;)

bev May 29, 2017 at 2:21 PM

But you read so fast you could probably have them both read in a day.

Jean May 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Hi ladies! Happy Memorial Day! I’m reading the 3rd Jack & Jill book today! It’s rainy and cloudy here so perfect day for it! Loving the series!

For those of you who like the slow burn, Shacking Up will be for you. I really liked it!

Tessa May 29, 2017 at 2:55 PM

*looks at the stack of library books next to her*

Um… I can wait a few days. I’m reading Rhapsodic after the Bargainer. There are so many details I forgot. I also need to re-read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Forgot that one too. :/

bev May 29, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Still speaking of music after listening to Grey’s playlist I listened to this


Maybe shouldn’t of in public. Trying not to cry to Shania freaking Twain, lol.

But it was interesting one of the hosts asked his 5 year old son what song makes him think of mom when he hears it.
I’m curious what song the moms here think their children will associate with them?

Grey May 29, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Fixed it, bev! Thank you, not sure what happened there??

Amy May 29, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!! :D We did a walk in town which had the pictures of all fallen service members from the nearby bases posted along the walk…very solemn yet we loved seeing them all acknowledged that way.

Now what to read…a 2013 read, a bev’s challenge read, or a pick-for-me read? It’s almost the end of May and I didn’t read the last two for this month. Eep!!

Sharon, that would NEVER be considered wrong around here. ;)

bev May 29, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Amy, have your husband pick.

Maryse May 29, 2017 at 8:40 PM

I’ve been listening all day to “The Last Girl” audiobook. I kind of enjoy listening… I’ve been able to multitask AND follow the story, but I’m not 100% sure if I like this book, or not (and if I don’t like it, or “love” it, is it because of the narrator… or not?).

Or if the fact that I’m not reading it with my own eyes and my usual reading attention span, might mean that I’m not “IN” it, like I normally would be via reading. It’s like using my eyes means I’m deeply connected, than if I’m only using my ears.

If that makes any sense…?

Time will tell. I’m almost done the book!

Jean May 29, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Totally makes sense to me Maryse. I think that’s why I can’t do audio books…..I just don’t absorb as much.

bev May 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Only time will tell and listening to the audio version of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Its for sience.

bev May 29, 2017 at 11:01 PM

I Believe in a Thing Called Love Just hot my kindle. 2 more to go.

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