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

by Maryse on June 5, 2017 · 34 comments

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Happy Monday Everyone!!! Eeeeeeep!!! It’s time!!! That book right there to the left is now LIVE (I read and review it) AND!!! A book I JUST read and reviewed will be going live at midnight. In case you missed that latest review, here it is: Book Review – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Midnight tonight (or tomorrow, depending on when your midnight is) will be CRAZY with awesome new releases (I posted ‘em below). Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Cherry Lynn, Christian Lauren, Karina Halle, Emma Scott, Nalini Singh… the list goes on. HOLY. MOLY!!!!!!! :D !!!!

But… we still have a few hours to go, so you might be able to get a whole book in by then. ;) And today’s new releases sound pretty great, in fact. Take a look at what just went live, early:


  • The Tutor by K. Larsen <— K. LARSEN KIDNAPPED/PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! I read this one and it was creepy!!! She gets a job in a remote location (a cabin that’s completely off the grid) for the summer tutoring a little girl. And well… you can imagine. ;) In fact, I LOVE the author’s warning: “Author’s Note: This is a dark romantic suspense. Trigger warning: all of them. This will not elicit warm fuzzy feelings“ :D Here’s my pre-review(Pre-review? Yep. I reviewed it back when it was about to go to editing – not even in ARC format yet). I was so happy! LOL!
  • Wicked Favor: The Wicked Horse Vegas by Sawyer Bennett <— SAWYER BENNETT’S LATEST SERIES ALERT!! It’s a sex club in Vegas, and he owns it and she needs his help… “Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed…”
  • When Things Got Hot in Texas by Lori Wilde, Christie Craig, Katie Lane, Cynthia D’Alba, Laura Drake<— HOT COWBOY ANTHOLOGY!!!
  • Shameful (The Shameless Trilogy Book 2) by M. Malone & Nana Malone <— SEQUEL TO Shameless (The Shameless Trilogy Book 1)… (so I won’t read the blurb in case I spoil it for myself)
  • Our War (The Family Book 4) by Sam Crescent <— MAFIA ROMANCE? They are forced to marry… “She never asked to be part of this world—and neither did he. Together, they can find a way to fight for their shared life.”
  • Father’s Sun (The Northwomen Sagas Book 4) by Susan Fanetti <— SUSAN FANETTI FANS!! The conclusion to this series is LIVE!
  • Roommates With Benefits by Nicole Williams <—THE LATEST BY NICOLE WILLIAMS IS LIVE!!! HE’S HER ROOMMATE & HE’S DELIGHTFULLY INFURIATING (okay, potentially delightfully for ME… maybe not so much for her. Then again… ;) ) “He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job—I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves. We have nothing in common . . . except our attraction to one another...”
  • Only For A Moment (The McCormicks Book 2) by Chloe Walsh
  • Magic Burn: an Urban Fantasy Novel (Shifting Magic Book 2) by Catherine Vale
  • Endgame: An Ocean Bay standalone novel <— JERK-FACE STEP BROTHER ALERT!!! SHE’S ALMOST FINISHED SCHOOL & THEN HER MOM DOES THE UNTHINKABLE… ”…She only went and got herself knocked up by a man who lives on the other side of the country!  Worse than getting pregnant, mom married the douche.  As if it wasn’t bad enough to uproot my entire life six weeks before senior year, Mom’s new husband, Gabe Owens, comes with baggage.  A sweet stepsister, Amelia.  And the b*stard of all b*stards, Rourke.  Rourke is my age and doesn’t want me in his town, much less his home. He’s also hell bent on making sure I know it…
  • Boxed In (Decorah Security Series, Book #16): A Paranormal Romantic Suspense Novel by Rebecca York
  • House Rules (Dossier) by Cathryn Fox <— GOOD GIRL IN A GENTLEMAN’S CLUB…The last thing I expected to find in my dossier was sexy stockings, a plane voucher to London and an invitation to dance at a gentleman’s club. I’m a quiet museum curator for God’s sake. No way, no how am I going to slide down a pole for a bunch of over privileged, narcissistic men—until I see Sean Fraser, my childhood crush..”
  • The Lesson Plan (Extra Credit Book 3) by Charlotte Penn Clark <— THE NERD & THE GEEK ARE PAIRED UP... “When Noah’s passion for classics lands him in a pilot class called Extra Credit for students in trouble he gets more than he bargained for–like Holly, the geeky girl he’s been crushing on who becomes his partner and friend…” (can be read as a standalone)
  • North to You (Journey to the Heart Book 1) by Tif Marcelo <— HER FOODTRUCK IS HIS FATHER’S MAIN COMPETITION… ”Camille Marino has got a full plate. As the sole guardian of her eighteen-year-old sister and the head chef and owner of a food truck, she’s used to life being a juggling act. With food to cook, social media accounts to manage, and a little sister to look after, she doesn’t have time for much else. That is, until Drew Bautista walks back into her life...”
  • It Could Happen by Mia Kerick <— M/M ROMANCE!!! BEST FRIENDS and more… “In this unconventional new adult romance, three gay teens brave societal backlash—as well as the chance that they might lose their treasured friendship—to embark on a committed polyamorous relationship.”
  • Taming the CEO by Hayson Manning <— TWO OPPOSING FAMILIES BIDDING ON A SINGLES RESORT…Alexander “Zan” Gillard didn’t expect to be partnered with gorgeous Daisy at the idyllic singles retreat. A challenge that has them cuffed together ignites an explosive chemistry, and soon Zan wants more than four days with this bewitching woman who is nothing like he expected her to be. But their families are at odds and reality awaits them at home…
  • The Mistaken Billionaire (The Muse Series Book 2) by Lexxie Couper <— HE DOESN’T REMEMBER HER… “...when a mysterious woman shows up at his door with his runaway dog and her presence drives away his writer’s block, he’s willing to put up with her secrets if it means she’ll stay around...”
  • Tempting Adam (Seattle Steam) by Shelli Stevens <— A SALSA TEACHER & A COWBOY ALERT!!Christy Wallace is a respectable Spanish teacher. Not many people know she also moonlights as a salsa dance instructor. When she promises one her friends she’ll pose as his girlfriend, she doesn’t think a little game of pretend will be too complicated...”
  • Unsteady by Jillian Anselmi <— SHE’S LOSING HER GRIP… “Brody Russell saved Delani from hell, only to be faced with a hell of his own. Delani isn’t healing, and try as he might to bring his sassy, bright-eyed girl back to the surface, nothing seems to be working…”

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. The Farthest Edge (The Honey Series) by Kristen Ashley – June 6th 2017
  2. Raw Need (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn - June 6th 2017
  3. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren – June 6th 2017
  4. A Sky Full of Stars (The Shaughnessy Brothers) by Samantha Chase - June 6th 2017
  5. Talen: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti – June 6th 2017
  6. Wolf Hunt (SWAT) by Paige Tyler - June 6th 2017
  7. Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel by Maile Meloy - June 6th 2017
  8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid - June 6th 2017
  9. Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz - June 6th 2017
  10. EASY (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  11. EASY 2 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  12. EASY 3 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  13. EASY 4 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  14. EASY 5 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward – June 6th 2017
  15. Heat by Opal Carew - June 6th 2017
  16. Before the Dawn: A Novella by Karina Halle – June 6th 2017
  17. Sugar & Gold by Emma Scott – June 13th 2017
  18. Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh - June 13th 2017


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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay June 5, 2017 at 5:58 AM

Good morning! Happy Monday!!

Maryse June 5, 2017 at 6:02 AM

Good morning Nay!!! :D

*big squeeeeezy hug*

Ela June 5, 2017 at 6:44 AM

Ugh! I hate Mondays! Good morning everyone and what a nice start to the week!

Nay June 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM

Oooh! I love being able to get big squeeeezy hugs again!!! My boys had resorted to just patting me on the back for a while. lol

Maryse–MUCH to my dismay, Amazon says that The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo isn’t coming out until next Tuesday, 6/13 which SUCKS!!! Whassup with that???

And where is everyone???

Theresa S. June 5, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Not sure Karina Halle is going live. That has been moved around. She is only taking about another book this month

Cheryl June 5, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Maryse, please say the “secret” the author told you about The Tutor is not a cliffhanger or book 2 we’ll have to wait for!!

Maryse June 5, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Oh… really? How did I miss that? *gah* I’ll fix!! :D

Jean June 5, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Hello ladies! I had to 1- click The Tutor!

Nay June 5, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Me too, Jean!

D.G. June 5, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Hello ladies! Happy Monday to everyone! Rumor has it that Mariana Zapata has a new release coming out in a couple weeks!!!!

Grey June 5, 2017 at 12:10 PM

You’ll love The Tutor… And there’s something there at the end… Not a cliffy. But a gift of sorts… *giggle*

June is shaping up to be awesome on the book release front.

Amy June 5, 2017 at 2:33 PM

So, The Tutor is a good one? Think I’ll like it despite how picky I’ve been lately? Ridiculously picky, and I hate it. I feel like my mind is at war with my heart lately, with my mind overthinking everything and my heart not getting what it needs because of my stupid mind.

Er, that sounded better in my head… :?

bev June 5, 2017 at 2:57 PM

What does your heart want vs your head?

Amy June 5, 2017 at 3:14 PM

My heart wants to soar and clench and be swept off its feet, go pitter-patter, and lose itself to a story like it used to.

My stupid head keeps rolling its eyes and telling my heart that each book lately is not to the level which warrants those feelings because I keep OVERTHINKING TOO. DAMN. MUCH.

*sigh* Have I become a book snob???

Jean June 5, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Amy, why don’t you try Sustained. Maryse loved it and you guys usually agree. It might be the change you need…..maybe not a lot of angst, but funny! I have not read it yet but it’s on the list of the next 5 I need to read, which includes The Tutor. You did love Jezebel so maybe that one would work for you too! Don’t give up! Honestly, I think we are all becoming book snobs because there are very few in all our books that we totally go crazy over lately.

bev June 5, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Your heart has very high standards, lol.

Book slumps.

I re read favorites. I know a no go for you.
I read different genres and types. Aka Jean’s suggestion.

I focus on TV shows. *shrug * sometimes it is easier to turn my mind off during an ep than reading. Same with podcasts. And I still get the story telling.

I come on here and bug you all until someone comes out and plays until I get my reading mojo back.

bev June 5, 2017 at 3:39 PM

I want to read Sustained too.

marina June 5, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Bev and Amy, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Sustained. It was really, really good. Loved the dialogue… I still think about it and read it a couple years ago and that’s rare for me because I have no memory! I need some books for a road trip so my plan is to get Jewel E Ann’s When Life Happened, Tutor, Ruckus because I really liked Viscous and think I really need Dean’s story and Dark Matter for audio. Plus I’m still reading Court of Mist and Fury. I think that should do it but if not, I will definitely be checking in for suggestions!!!

Tessa June 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Marina, you’ll take a break before Wings and Ruin? :D I admit, I don’t think I could have resisted diving into it if it had been released by the time I finished Mist and Fury.

I just read a review and it got me thinking. The review said they liked the book because it was written so well, even though the characters were flat. Now, I’m wondering. What’s more important? The writing being excellent, the plot being intellegent, or the characters being well rounded? Pick ONLY one.

Grey June 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Amy, I’m going to go out on a limb here. I’ve read both TSHoEH and The Tutor. I think you’ll get swept up in both of them, because I think you and I tend to agree on a lot of these… We covet the craft, that masterful storytelling… and in both of these books, these authors throw it down… they prove they can *WRITE!*

Each of these books are epics… in their own separate and distinct ways. I, 5 star loved TSHoEH, and I hadn’t 5 starred a book in 6 months. I got swept up in the story, it was everything you just said… the whole package, carrying me away… pitter patter, mad, sad… I felt Evelyn Hugo… even when I didn’t want to.

But then, there’s The Tutor… and while I only rated this as 4.25 stars, (which for me, is still an EXCELLENT rating, :lol: ) I’m thinking I may need to bump my rating up slightly. Because here I am, a month later, and I’m still thinking about it. It’s dark… I had full on pretzel tummy… There’s something about the way K. Larsen writes, that just hooks you and draws you into the world she builds. It’s different this time, more staccato-ish in nature to me at first, but then the methodology behind it sunk in and it totally made sense and vibed with the story. Yeah… Jezebel feels, I had them.

Anyway, *shrug*, I could be way off base. But I think I’m a book snob too… LOL!

Maria June 5, 2017 at 7:32 PM

I can’t find this book i read a few months ago. Can’t remember much but it was an older man/younger woman kind. She was seventeen and living with hum. I remember this scene in which he was on a business meeting and she was sitting on his lap wearing a swimsuit…

Does anyone have any idea about what book it is?

Cheryl June 5, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Amy, I get what you’re saying. A five-star read or a book with the “feels” used to happen more often for me. I don’t think it’s that we have become book snobs, it’s just over time we have refined what we like and what we expect. Unfortunately, the books now seem to be similar in their premise and seem to have fallen into a pattern of sorts; I know now that at about 80% something bad is going to happen to tear apart the H and h and that by about 90-95% it will start to be resolved. The excellent well-written story that works for our hearts and minds is more rare now.

Cheryl June 5, 2017 at 9:14 PM

I loved Sustained too, but it is not a marmy book and you just have to go with being entertained and laughing your a$$ off. The kids and Jake are hilarious!

Jan June 5, 2017 at 9:17 PM

Hey DG. Mariana Zapata’s new book is called Dear Aaron, about a woman writing letters to a deployed soldier and she falls in love with him. Supposed to be here soon. Can’t wait!

Sustained is a great read. I loved it (and you know how picky I am.)

bev when I get in a book slump I’m with you. I go to my old favs for a reread. Like comfort food for the soul. But at the moment there seem to be so many new goodies around that I hardly know which way to turn.

I’ve started Dating You Hating You today (released here this morning in Australia). So far I’m liking it. Kinda fun. Very different from the Beautiful series. But I love these co-authors.

The new Nalini Singh psy-changeling pnr comes out next week (Silver Silence) and I’m in two minds about it. I used to really love that series, but then it went to cr*p and I was soooo booorrrred by the last couple I swore I wouldn’t read any more. But supposedly this new one starts a whole new story arc and I’m wondering whether I should give it a try. *taps finger on mouth indecisively* Unfortunately her books are so expensive. I don’t want to pay $13 AUD and find it’s rubbish. I suppose I’ll do my usual and try a sample plus read a few reviews before deciding. She used to be an auto buy for me, but I’m much more cautious now after being burnt.

bev June 5, 2017 at 9:58 PM

Tessa…I don’t want to pick only one. Too hard.

I lean more towards characters than plot though I prefer both.
I can enjoy a Law and Order ep but I don’t feel a drive to watch them because I’m not invested in the characters. It is much more plot driven.
I have also stuck with books that do not feature the best writing because I’m curious as to how the premise resolves or in what happens to te characters.

Look I read all 3 of the Erin Watt books and they really had none of those attributes you listed. Looking back I should be more upset by that because I believe they can reach a higher caliber. Yet, I read them. So I don’t know what that says.

bev June 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Jan, I still enjoy the series though have not read the last couple. But! Bears!
However, I am trying to read x amount of books before buying. Not counting the pre orders I have from winter coming out this month.

Tessa June 5, 2017 at 10:52 PM

*grins* Bev, I totally get you with the Erin Watt books. Though, I did love that first one.

Me, it’s character first. I think that’s probably why I don’t watch cop shows or action movies. If the character is flat… blah. Also, unless the writing is excessively terrible, I’ll be okay with it. I’ll know it’s bad but, meh.

Honest truth: If the characters are awesome, but the plot and story kind of suck, I’ll stick to it. If the plot and writing are awesome, but the characters are 2D… DNF.

Jan June 6, 2017 at 2:58 AM

OK bev, bears, yeah *grins* But I’m tellin’ ya, don’t bother with the last couple. Boorriinngg.

I think it’s characters first too. I have to believe in them. They have to seem real. I have to care what happens to them. For me that drives the whole book. Of course plot is key as well, but If I love the characs and want know what happens to them, I’ll keep on reading to the end. If the characters are so-so, my interest usually tapers off pretty quickly and yeah, dnf……..

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 5:40 AM

Maryse DID LOVE SUSTAINED!!! That book is a no-brainer to recommend ’cause it’s a fun (and yet “feelsy”) read.

marina June 6, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Tessa, I forgot to write that I will have Wings and Ruin with me too! What happened and why I’m bringing others is that I had to stop reading Mist and Fury to read a book club book so it ruined my flow. And now I’m seeing other quicker reads and squirreling around. But I will get back on Wings and Ruin and I’m sure go straight into M&F! I do need to see Yellowstone too! My brain is like books, books, more books. We’ll see what happens!

Amy June 6, 2017 at 11:49 PM

Jean…it HAS been a while since we all (or most) went completely nuts over the same book, except for maybe Sustained which has been pretty well loved around here. But nothing to the levels we have had before. :?

“I come on here and bug you all until someone comes out and plays until I get my reading mojo back.” <——- And THAT, my friend, is one of the many reasons why we love ya. Sooooo…you, me, Jean, and Sustained? Everyone is seeming to love it…

Marina, you have reading tastes which are right up our alley. ;)

Amy June 6, 2017 at 11:54 PM

Maria…in case you check back in, was it the Wild Side series by RK Lilley?

Cheryl…exactly. EXACTLY. What would I do without y’all to commiserate with me??

Two more votes from Jan and Cheryl for Sustained. Hmmm…okay, Sustained is up next for me after Torch Against the Night. And then The Tutor because K. LARSEN!!!

Jean June 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Sorry Amy, too late. I jumped into The Tutor last night and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!! I will be sneak reading at work all day today without a doubt!

Jean June 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM

And Sustained is next for me…..

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