19 of Today’s Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight…

by Maryse on April 24, 2017 · 132 comments

in Latest Book Releases


Yep. Live right now. And then, all of these below are live too! This is gonna be one of THOSE Mondays (the good kind!!). :D

P.S. In case you missed it, check out my latest 4.5 star review. This one was so smoking HOT!!!! But so emotional in all ways, too. A BIG story here and I was hooked! ➔ Book Review – The Brave Line by Kate Stewart


  • Dr. OB (St. Luke’s Docuseries Book 1) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! THIS DOCTOR’S REALITY SHOW IS NOT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE... “Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene. What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams. How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?
Angie: Ooh I sooo clicked this one!!! Ty looks like a great book!
  • I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen Book 5.5) by Tillie Cole <— TILLIE COLE’S LATEST BIKER BOOK JUST WENT LIVE!!! Yep! She’s spoiling us ’cause she just released two (including this one) over the last couple of weeks. :D !!! P.S. Here’s Tillie Cole’s Hades Hangmen Series Reading Order
  • Father by Clarissa Wild <— LIVE!!! FORBIDDEN ALERT!!!! HE’S A BAD PRIEST... “…this beautiful girl in the back of the church takes my breath away.…And we end up committing sacrilege in the confessional. Did I mention I’m filthy?
  • Play Along by T.L. Swan <— LIVE!!! SHE’S HIS HOSTAGE ALERT!! “Held captive beneath the deck of a shipping container…. I realise to save my life I need to become valuable…”
  • Mister O by Lauren Blakely <— BIG SALE ON THIS ONE IS LIVE!!! Okay this one’s been live for awhile ;) but it’s now on super-bargain sale (and apparently it’s the first time it’s ever been on sale like this) so YAY!!!! :D !!!
Lisa: Finished Mister O and really liked the MCs (plus revisiting MCs from Big Rock). This couple has a Will and Hanna feel….so for those who loved the clueless couple that Christina Lauren created you’ll love this. Plus Harper is Nick’s best mates little sister….completely out of bounds.
  • The Negotiator by Avery Flynn <— LIVE!!! OFFICE ROMANCE/FAKE FIANCE ALERT!!…when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé…
  • Living With Doubt (The Regret Series Book 2) by Riann C. Miller <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! ”My meager life was perfect until a cocky football player wormed his way into my existence…”
  • Boys South of the Mason Dixon by Abbi Glines <— ABBI GLINES ALERT!!! “Welcome to the world of the Sutton boys. Five brothers who fight, party, drink a little too much, but more importantly, they love their momma. Nothing can tear them apart… until the girl next door wins more than one of their hearts.”
  • Rock F*ck Club by Michelle Mankin <— OH OH!!! SHE’S SUDDENLY A FAMOUS ROCK STAR GROUPIE ALERT!!! She caught her rock star BF with a groupie, so she decided to take revenge… “Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks. Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy. Hollywood is calling. I get to choose which rock stars I want. The stakes are high. This sh*t just got real. What could go wrong?
  • Love Happens by Claudia Burgoa, Melanie Moreland, Melanie Harlow, Dylan Allen, Emery Jacobs, Ginger Scott, Jeanne McDonald, Lisa B. Kamps, Mia Kayla, Molly E. Lee, Molly McLain, Gabbie S. Duran, Rhonda James, S. M. West, Martha Sweeney <— AWESOME SOUNDING ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!! SO MANY of our favorite authors on here and Melanie Harlow told me:
It’s an anthology of stories from 15 romance authors, including me, who collaborated to celebrate Autism Awareness month. LOVE HAPPENS releases 4/24.
All proceeds will benefit two organizations: The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (https://www.autismcenter.org/) and Myles Apart (http://mylesapart.org/).
  • Retaliate (Sin City Outlaws Book 3) by M.N. Forgy <— VP OF A BIKER CLUB HAS TO PROTECT A COP ALERT!!! “I wasn’t expecting my president to put me on babysitting duty, and on a female cop of all f**king people…”
  • Hammered: Steel Country by M.J. Fields <— STARTING OVER ALERT!!Fresh out of college and knowing she can’t go home and get where she wants to get, she takes the path less traveled. Redefining life sends them both down a long dirt road to…become...”
  • Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1) by Nikki Groom <—- BIKER BOOK ALERT! SHE WANTS REVENGE & HE’S AN OUTLAW…Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined. Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.’
  • The One That Got Away: Friendship, Texas #4 by Magan Vernon <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!!Between my parents’ divorce, work, and trying to get over my break up, I was basically a hot mess the first two years after high school. Joey came in at the right time as a distraction then the job at the bakery. But I still never forgot about the one that got away...”
  • The Royal Mistake: A Billionaire Prince Romance by Erin Hayes <— FAMOUS RACE CAR DRIVER GOT HER PREGNANT ALERT!…she’s thrust back into race car driver and billionaire prince Henry’s life. And Henry won’t let her forget what happened between them one hot night. Even though she’s been trying to forget it. But then she learns she’s pregnant. With Henry’s child… Whoops.
  • Wave by Jennifer Foor <— JENNIFER FOOR/SURFER ALERT!Miley Rose never should have been in the water that afternoon. Tourists have no business swimming in local surfing areas, but there she was, being taken under by a ten foot swell. What Baz didn’t realize was that saving this beautiful woman would have devastating consequences; ones that may potentially rob him of everything he ever wanted...”
  • Oceanside Marine (Kendall Family Book 4) by Jennifer Ann <— A MARINE AND A SINGLE MOM ALERT! “Though Katie and Braden aren’t related by blood, their families are intertwined by marriage, making a relationship seem forbidden. Katie always found the cocky Marine attractive, but their considerable age difference made him off limits…”
  • His Family of Convenience (The Medina Legacy) by Amy Ayers <— OFFICE ROMANCE/ACCIDENTAL PREGNANCY ALERT!His meddling family expects him, the firstborn son, to follow through with the arranged marriage set up when he was a child. And Senna has no plans on being his mistress and still resents how her attempts to contact Marco were ignored...”
  • Tap Dancing with the Devil by Faith Gibson <— COP WAS FRAMED & WENT TO PRISON & NOW WANTS REVENGE... “There are no lengths Cass won’t go to for his revenge. He counts on his rage to fuel him forward. What he doesn’t count on is the wife of his old partner stirring up feelings he thought died all those years ago...”
  • The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie <— BEST FRIENDS BUT HE WANTS MORE ALERT!!I’m the boy friend—the loyal shoulder she cries on, the dispenser of coffee, sympathy, hugs, advice, and affection with no expectations. Until the invisible line between friends and lovers became blurry. Now I want more. I want her…



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{ 132 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela April 24, 2017 at 6:42 AM

Woo hoo! Happy Monday *grumbles, I hate mondays*

Great list Maryse!

Grey April 24, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Dr. Ob! Gimme, gimme, gimme! After The Butterfly Project, of course!

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Just when you think you can give your clicky finger a break…

Maria April 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM


Abbi Glines’ Boys South of Mason Dixon doesn’t release until May 15… apparently there was some mistake with Amazon…

bev April 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM


Nothing enticing.

That’s good. …..



Really, Maryse I expect more of a temptation.

Just saying, more “bev” books.


bev April 24, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Don’t really do that as I am currently typing this under a pile of books with only one hand waving free.

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Bev, isnt it almost a relief when all the new releases are NOT your cuppa?

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 9:19 AM

LOL It’s like YES!!! And my TBR stays intact! Except…did somebody say bad priest?

bev April 24, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Oh, it can definitely be a relief.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 9:36 AM

A lot of suddenly pregnant books. 0.0 Of course, I like those so… :D

Also, the groupie one, Rock F*** Club. That one seems like it’ll be wild, maybe even emotional. I volunteer as guinea pig.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Oh also Royal mistake. Not just pregnancy, but the whole prince thing. I don’t know why I like pretend royalty books. I think I’m channeling my 8 year old self wanting to be a princess. :P

bev April 24, 2017 at 9:49 AM

My reading time seems to be incremental right now and my tbr out of control. More stress than pleasure. So yes, deep breath and read what I have.

Ela April 24, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Oh I love the whole prince/princess thing! And yes I am too channeling my 8-year old self along with Tessa :)

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 10:37 AM


Fabi April 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I think I’m being pretty good resisting temptation this year. I’ve only added 13 to my tbr so far. Which means I’m mostly reading what I buy. I still wish that was a smaller number. Optimally, I’d only buy what I could read instead of hoarding them for later. But, you know, sales and such. I’m still happy because my overall tbr is still going down. That means that not only am I reading what I buy but I’m also reading from my tbr. Yeah me!

PS. I now have a huge ‘samples’ pile. But, I’m ok with that. :-)

Amy April 24, 2017 at 12:25 PM

Yay for rock f*ck clubs and getting knocked up by princes!!!

Er, in books. Always and only in books. ;)

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM

*points at Fabi and yells*


Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Kidding Fabi! ;)

I honestly think that almost all of us add to our TBRs faster than we read them. So mathematically speaking, reducing our TBRs is scientifically impossible.

At least this is how most of my friends on GR roll. (I’m looking at you, Nay aka Ms. Clickerson)

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 12:50 PM

I got started on RFC, and I can already tell you, major tummy twisties. It might be because I’ve read so many books I get patterns, but I can see one now and yep, major tummy twisties in the future.

Amy April 24, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Sounds promising Tessa! :D Wait, what happened to Avoiding Commitment?? In any case, I’m looking forward to hearing more about RFC.

I’m enjoying Figure Eight…no idea what’s going on because I’ve avoided spoilers and reviews, and for once my brain isn’t going overboard trying to figure out what’s going on. But OMG the typos. THE TYPOS. Not misspelled words but incorrect words. Heck, I would gladly make a list of the errors at this point and send them to her so she can correct them. Wow, that didn’t sound pretentious or anything… :? If I hadn’t read and really liked her books prior to this, the mistakes would have turned me off of the book already.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Avoiding Commitment I will start (re-start?) next month. :P

UGH, I hate when it comes to just wrong words, or missing words. Labyrinth Lost was FILLED with missing words. It kept driving me out of the story because the word The, Is, If, But, And… etc were missing.

I don’t think it’s pretentious to say that the words are just wrong. Also, it must be a lot if it’s driving you nuts. You don’t really comment about editing issues. Maybe send a quick message to the author? I’ve known quite a few authors who, when they found out the editing was off, went back and edited the book, fixing the problem.

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Why do you guys think that happens? (So many errors?)

Is it lazy editing? Is it only in ebook version and not paper?

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Dropped words drive me crazy too, because out of everything, they’re the easiest to catch. Natural Reader is free, and it catches all kinds of things, but dropped words and punctuation errors especially!

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 1:19 PM

If it’s in one format, Leslie, it’s probably in both. Writers tend to read “over” their words because the story is already in their head. And a lot of times for self publishing, they get an editor and not a proofreader, and you really need both.

Ela April 24, 2017 at 1:22 PM



Ela April 24, 2017 at 1:24 PM

*shaking my head* I wouldn’t mind getting knocked up by a REAL LIVE prince in REAL LIFE :roll: I’m sure Mario would see the benefit of this “accident”…

Ela April 24, 2017 at 1:43 PM

So let’s talk about sex baby…..it’s only you and me….. J/K Anywho….going back to typos, missed words etc….I started this series and absolutely fell in love with it but as the newer books come out I’m seeing more and more editing errors, missed/incorrect words etc…I was so frustrated since the book climbed in price since the older books were released, yeah 4.99 is no big deal but it’s still 4.99 for a bunch of errors. SOOOOOOOOO I contacted the author, yep that’s me, thinking she’ll appreciate input….not sure what to make of her reaction only that it was along the lines “yeah speech to text will tend to do that but with these deadlines….” I was actually surprised, why? Who in the hell knows! And what’s even more sad is that this speedy writing method of hers to release more books and faster is loosing the quality of her books!


R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM

What!!!??? She actually said that! For people who can do it, speech to text is amazing, but you HAVE TO READ IT!!! OMG. *thud*

I wish I could do that. I even bought the fancy microphone. But apparently my words come from my fingers and not my brain because it no workey.

Ela April 24, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Oh and Amber and I started Trophy Wife and is it just us or is there something off with this book….something no clicky…

Ela April 24, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Yup Robin…interesting choice of words if you ask me considering her last 2 books were filled with errors!

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 1:53 PM

I read the original of The Trophy Wife. The whole thing was a little off, honestly. I thought maybe, as it’s been re-written but I remember that book was definitely missing something.

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 1:54 PM

The Trophy Wife is a re-release? I didn’t know that!

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 1:57 PM

I was wondering if authors used speech to text and THAT was why the errors…but duh! You would think they would proof it first!!! Ugh! Multiple errors in any published book (self pubbed or not) is inexcusable.

Ela April 24, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Really, a re-release….did the first one suck monkey balls worse???

Yup…apparently speech to text is being treated like Goggle – “It’s ALWAYS right”

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 2:26 PM

As a reader, I am utterly insulted when I read a book with errors. There is NO excuse. No one can proof their own writing. Authors need betas, editors, proofreaders, etc. It’s part of the job. I hate being handed sloppy, half-assed work.

*reaches for valium prescription* I’ll be ok in a minute. ;-)

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 2:46 PM

It’s a re-release of the Dumont series. She said she went in and really edited and changed things. That has me curious. However, I’ve already got a copy of the Dumont series, so I really have no desire to read Trophy Wife.

Robyn April 24, 2017 at 2:52 PM

I think I’m in a serious book slump! Nothing sounds good. Everything is the same old, same old. I need something new and exciting, something epic, something that will make my heart pitter-patter! Even my old go to rereads don’t excite me. I hope tomorrow has some good Robyn books.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 4:18 PM

I’m reading Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys. Reminds me on Neighbors From Hell series. Funny, sexy, not very realistic, but good banter between h & H. And he’s sexy as all get out. Good “scratch that itch” book… in betweener read.

Ela April 24, 2017 at 4:35 PM

2 WORDS: WICKED ABYSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy April 24, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Oh dang…I’m glad I didn’t click Trophy Wife yet since I’ve already read Dumont Diaries (at least the first one), and I don’t remember being all that thrilled with it.

Amy April 24, 2017 at 4:43 PM

Like I said, it’s not misspelled words but rather missing words or incorrect words…such as “complied (compiled) a list” or “put my forward (forehead) down” or “I am woman, here (hear) me roar” or “good ole’ (ol’ or ole) something.”

*hands shot of mango vodka to Fabi* I’m in agreement, my friend. ;)

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 4:46 PM

OMG on #1linewed on Twitter last week, the theme was “peace” and I just discovered “say your peace” is really “say your piece”!!! Oops. That was in my book. My husband’s like, really? You didn’t know that? Nope.

Grey April 24, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Proofreading is kind of my thing… So yeah, I have a hard time reading sometimes. *Scuffs toe in the dirt* But then again, my autocorrect throws me under the bus on a daily basis, so someone hand me a shot of something…it’s almost 6 pm here in on the East Coast and it’s been a MONday, if you know what I mean?

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Where’d my comment go?

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM

R. Renee – I always thought it was “say my peace”!!!

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 5:24 PM

huh? “say my ‘peace’” doesn’t really make sense does it?

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM

It does to me! Like once I say it, I’ll have peace! :lol:

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Made sense to me!

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 5:28 PM

hmm, well, I’ll bow down to you guys. Since English is my second language, I tend to take words at their literal meaning more often than not.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

“To “say your peace” means to say that which will satisfy some important issue or at least satisfy the need to let it be known.

To “say your piece” means simply to say “that thing you want to say” and it could be as simplistic as that.

Either work, but they have different sentiments.”

From a Linguist.

Now I’m going to be extra careful if I ever write it. Saying it is easy! They are homophones!

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Did I know that? How did I not know that? Wait… unless you told me at the retreat, in which case I plead a fifth <— see what I did there?? :D

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Fabi – what’s your first language? English is my 2nd language too. I’m German. I learned English at age 7.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 5:49 PM

I’ve never heard Say your peace. That might be accepted because so many were confused. Say your piece is supposed to be a moment where you can give your opinion. Your opinion might not be peaceful. :P However, I’m not a linguist. I just had a mother who would have been on my case if I had spelled it peace. lol

Grey April 24, 2017 at 5:58 PM

I’m with Tessa…

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Both of the meanings you listed Michelle sound almost the same to me. Anyways, like I said, I’m not the expert here. ;-) My first languages are a mix of Spanish & Italian. My family moved to the US when I was 7 y.o. It took me a few years, but I felt close to fluent in English by about 11 y.o. or so. Nowadays I think I’m more fluent in English than any other language. But I always remind myself it’s not my first tongue.

I knew you were German Michelle, but I assumed you were born here to German parents. You’re an emi like me. ;-)

Jan April 24, 2017 at 6:23 PM

? Say your peace?? What the? I’ve never seen it spelt like that. I’m picky about proofreading too, and always do a mental eyeroll when it’s done poorly.

Maria the new Abbi Glines book is already out on amazon australia. But I don’t think it’s my cup of tea.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 6:31 PM

Yup. Still have a green card! Need to become a citizen so I can vote!

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Your parents didn’t become legal citizens when you were under 18?

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:37 PM

I have a green card too!!!

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:39 PM

French is my first language, and I learned english when I was about 5 or 6…

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:41 PM

*slides Grey a lemon drop ’cause that’s innocent enough, right?*

It’s just lemonade. ;) With some extra “aid” in it.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Funny, Amy, because I also just realized I read the entire Dumont Diaries and I think I gave it 3.5? Yet, I can barely remember it and that Trophy Wife blurb really had my attention. *hrmph*

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Robyn have you read or sampled “The Opposite of You” yet? I’d love you to give that one a try.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:46 PM

*slides a lemon drop to Fabi, too*

I just saw her word-rant. ;) *snort*

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:49 PM

I’d like to see less beards too, Ela. I’m not and have never been a beard girl. Some scruff (or even a bit extra scruffy) works fine for me, though.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 6:50 PM

And no offense meant Michelle. I’ve just been curious about the immigration laws even before all this random that happened with politics. I know it takes a long time, so that’s why I’m curious.

Robyn April 24, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Yep, I already read The Opposite of You. I sadly admit it didn’t grab me like it did you and others. It was just ok. Told you….total book slump. Have I read all the great books out there? Maybe I need to go back to my old historical romances. ***takes a shot of rumchata and fireball***

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Tessa, my brain isn’t figuring out what RFC is yet, but it reminds me of KFC and now I want fried chicken badly. And some mashed potatoes and gravy. Some french fries too.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Wait. Amy. How can getting knocked up by a prince be an “only in books” thing? REAL LIFE BABY!!!! :P

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 6:58 PM

LOL!!! I second Leslie’s “BRAGGER”!!!

*points to Fabi*

*sneaks a sip out of Fabi’s Lemon Drop since she’s nursing her Mango anyway*

bev April 24, 2017 at 7:06 PM

But I’m afraid Robyn books are not the same as bev books.
I catch a distinct whiff of Marmy death club.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Intelligent “mature-feel” YA books for bev. Got it!!! :D

Now to add that category to my weekly searches…

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:13 PM

Until you apply for citizenship, you remain a permanent resident alien. No one in my family is a citizen. I started filling out the gigantic application just this week!

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:15 PM

I don’t want to get deported by some crazy order that wasn’t meant for me. As it is, I’ve turned down offers to go out of the country on cruises & such, just in case. Crazy, right?

bev April 24, 2017 at 7:18 PM

I’m very curious about the test, I’ve heard it’s hard.

Crazy and sad.

bev April 24, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Maryse lol. Could you imagine if you tried to tailor it to specific types.
The Amy.
The R
The Tessa
The Fabi (who along with her bff Kellan broke bev and caused her to take up morning drinking right before her bday)

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 7:24 PM

I think we COULD do it, bev. I really think we could.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 7:25 PM

*slides a lemon drop to bev for her Kellan-trauma*

I know it’s “late” bev for this, but consider it an early start on your morning drink. ;)

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 7:26 PM

*slides a lemon drop to Robyn*

This might soothe you. :)

Leslie M April 24, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Maryse, hows The Gravity of Us going? I’m at 19% and all I have to say is: wow!

I went in completely blind. I had no idea what its supposed to be about.

bev April 24, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Thank you Maryse.

It was traumatic.

Fabi called Simon immature and boring.

She then stepped on his oreos.

Pulled Bieber’s (the dog) tail.

Kellan went hahaha.

Fabi blushed.

Kellan sang Every Rose Has its Thorn. (Fabi’s favorite song)

And then she danced away on her happy naked Fabi feet.

I’ve yet to fully recover.

Nay April 24, 2017 at 7:38 PM

re: the editing thing. I just finished The Brave Line and it had a lot of errors. Things like ‘peak’ instead of ‘peek’, ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’, ‘anytime’ instead of ‘any time’, and that’s just a sampling.

A couple that drive me crazy are: my interest is ‘peaked’ (instead of ‘piqued’) and when ‘so-and-so and I’ is used when it should be ‘me’, which is done incorrectly ALL the time.

One that I discovered I was doing wrong not too long ago was to ‘diffuse the situation’–I didn’t realize that it’s actually ‘defuse’ (in certain circumstances ‘diffuse’ *can* be correct, but not in the way I’ve been editing it.) *facepalm*

And, btw, Maryse, errors aside, I also LOVED The Brave Line! And I EXACTLY shared your feelings about the ‘overtly-flirtatious, unabashed heroine’ who was ‘wild, wide-open, and at times… a little obnoxious’, so much so that I almost quit reading at first, but then my feelings changed as I stayed with the book.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:43 PM

For over 35 years I misspelled yoghurt & Phoenix! I was SURE it was Joghurt & Phoenix. I blame the German in me.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:44 PM

OMG! I did it again!!! PHEONIX – so weird.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Michelle I became a citizen some years back because it was too hard to renew my Argentinian passport from here. My folks are still residents. My kids born here. I kept my nationality though. I thought that was cool. So I’m a citezen of the USa, Argentina and Italy. Crazy world. We should all just become one already.

Yummy, a lemon drop. But I don’t mind sharing since it doesn’t have cream. ;-)

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:45 PM

I always mess up on diarrhea all the time. And I write that word a lot in texts. TMI?

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:47 PM

I can get dual citizenship. Maybe I should? My passport is expired. Have to drive to Houston to closest German Consulate, they send it to Berlin. Such a pain!

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 7:47 PM

OMG Renee! Peak and peek and pique! I feel you.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 7:51 PM

My grammar police pet peeve:

Should of, would of, could of

Say what??? How about should’ve, or should have….

I see that WAY TOO MUCH in books – indies, of course!

Nay April 24, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Yes, Michelle! That’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me!

Robyn April 24, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Bev- I like some YA books. I’ve read some really good ones. My tastes are really all over the place. I’m reading HeatWave right now and it’s chugging along. I’m thinking of reading Tristan and Dannika. Has anyone else read this series? Should I even try to dive in?

Maryse- thanks for the lemondrop…***sucking it down***

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 8:04 PM

What’s funny, Michelle, is that the spelling for yogurt you used is the Queen’s English version. Add Queen’s English into anything and now you’re realy messed up.

Nay, I saw those issues too, but those honestly don’t bother me. The only time I go nutty over editing is if the words are pure wrong a LOT of times, words are missing a LOT of times, or if the story is screwy. (Silver Swan. Screwy plot holes and characters with multiple personality disorder. No, not part of the story, just random new personality).

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 8:05 PM


I love that there is a “don’t care about editing” post and I can’t even spell really.

Nay April 24, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Oooh, Robyn! You’ve come to the right place! You’re about to get bombarded with Tristan and Danika love! Many of us have read it and FLOVED it!!

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Oh Maryse, RFC – Rock F*ck Club

Or shoulda, woulda, coulda. I’d accept that. :P

Robyn, DIVE IN!

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Fabi uses English spellings too sometimes! I just though she figured she was too proper for the American bastardization! :D

Robyn April 24, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Ok Tessa and Nay that will be my next book. I’ve been hemming and hawing on Tristian and Danika for a long time.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 8:51 PM

:D Yeah! T and D needs more love.

R I never noticed that. I’m so used to seeing English spellings from books that it just goes over my head.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 8:51 PM

It’s my phone’s fault. It thinks it’s English. You should hear my GPS!

You can always tell when I’m typing on my laptop because all of a sudden I speak American English. :-/

Guess I’ve read enough English books that either way works for me. Even the two mixed in works ok for me.

bev April 24, 2017 at 8:57 PM

All for You by Laura Florand is on sale today. I have been wanting this one.

bev April 24, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Fabi and MichelleS do you all ever read a book in your home language.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 9:01 PM

I used to read in all of the romance languages when I was young. I’ve gotten lazy in my old age.

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 9:02 PM

I just notice it because of all the beta reading I did for Canadian and English authors. Plus for consistency in my own MS. As in always using toward instead of towards etc.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 9:05 PM

OMG I made such a fool of myself on one beta read! Did y’all know Dr. has no period in English? I felt so stupid. But, come on, I’m sure it did at one time. Who knows when it was dropped though.

bev April 24, 2017 at 9:07 PM

I’m curious about what countries have a romance industry that may not be translated. Think of all the reads.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 9:07 PM

Which of those two is English R?

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 9:08 PM

I did too Fabi! And the single quotes! I fixed the too! I finally had to stop beta reading for other countries because it confused me so much! Reading for enjoyment is fine though.

R. Renee April 24, 2017 at 9:09 PM

They’re both correct, but the “s” is traditionally used more in Queen’s English. For writing purposes though, it’s suggested that the writer pick one method and stay consistent.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Yup. Dr Mr Ms and quotes – gah! But that’s easy compared to reading something like Welsh English. It’s like you almost think you understand it but then Dona double take and say “what?”

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 9:14 PM

That’s cool. I guess I speak “toward” but write “towards”. I’m such a mess. LOL. There are words that I still can’t pronounce well unless I really concentrate. Unbelievably, audio books have been a great help for my pronounciation.

MichelleS April 24, 2017 at 9:45 PM

I only read English novels. I want the dialogue to feel natural to me, and German has a “proper German”, so my dialect is not represented in books!

I love British authors and all the interesting language usage. Like the word “sat” instead of sitting.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 9:59 PM

?? Sat instead of sitting? What do you mean?

Also, blatant peanut throwing quotes:

“But … but what if I hit you?”
A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”
“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone. “I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes. I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming. I don’t want to hurt you.”
He favored me with another patient look. “And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”
He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me.”
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 10:04 PM

Michelle are you talking about passive voice “he was sitting” instead of “he sat”

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 10:05 PM

That sounds super cute Tessa.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 10:16 PM

*hops hops hops* You should read it too, Fabi! The first book is The Iron King and is only $1.99.

Rock F*ck Club was super good. It didn’t hold back, though I know it’s supposed to be erotica, that part was kind of skimmy. That said, the story was super good and I love that they didn’t go the easy route. Very angsty, and fun.

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Now to read about accidentally having a prince’s baby.

Speaking of odd and editing, why can’t I ever spell accidentally correctly? I always spell it accidently when typing then realize my mistake.

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 10:40 PM

Mine is


Maryse April 24, 2017 at 10:41 PM

and lisence

Tessa April 24, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Right? Some words are just weird. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll stop suddenly, unable to remember how to spell who. Hoo? Hu? *facepalms*

Maryse April 24, 2017 at 10:43 PM

*snuggles bev from a distance so as not to traumatize her more with touch*


Fabi April 24, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Yup, lisence is one of mine too. I always invert the s and c or try to add a couple after the first s.

Fabi April 24, 2017 at 10:55 PM

add a “c” after the s – sheesh autocorrect, you think I don’t know what I’m saying as well as not knowing how to spell it?

Jan April 25, 2017 at 3:04 AM

Yep it’s diarrhoea for me. Sorry, I know that sounds weird, but in context……. :) Luckily my autocorrect kicked in then cos I’ve got no idea, altho I’m mostly a good speller. Pet hate I see too often in kindle books? ‘mantle’ referring to a shelf above a fireplace. It should be MANTEL, guys!! A ‘mantle’ is a cloak…..

The differences between US and Aus English usage and spelling are interesting. For example, we say the levels of a house are “storeys” not “stories”. And it took me a while to realise that what we call the ‘ground floor’ is called the ‘first floor’ in US. Huh. To us, the first floor (or storey) is your second floor.

Grey April 25, 2017 at 5:33 AM

Dang it! I went to bed early and missed so much fun!! Some other fun ones are; your/you’re, there/their/they’re, to/too/two, and let’s not forget everyone’s favorite little dangling participle modifier…the comma! *dun, dun, dun* Ohhh, I have such a love/hate relationship with the comma. Have a Happy Tuesday all!

Fabi April 25, 2017 at 7:35 AM

The one that always confuses me is
“If you think xxxxx, you have another thing coming”
I’ve seen “thing coming” and “think coming” used pretty evenly. “Think” makes more sense, but when I speak it, I say “thing”. So confused about this one.

Lisa Aiello April 25, 2017 at 7:59 AM

I’m with Fabi – think makes so much more sense. And I’m too lazy to look up the correct way on the Interwebs.

Amy April 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM

I saw Grey’s “dangling participle modifier” comment and instantly had cringeworthy flashbacks to high school and college English classes. I happily devoured my science classwork but couldn’t wait to be finished with my English classes. *shudder*

I remember MichelleS saying she is German, but how did I not know about Fabi?? Both of you write VERY well. I never would have guessed English is you second language. :D

Amy April 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM


Fabi April 25, 2017 at 10:15 AM

LOL Amy. I think it’s funny how we’re all the grammar police right now and our typos fill up the screen. Starting with mine of course!

But, yeah, Amy. Michelle and I, and Maryse too, learned English at a young enough age that we don’t really have an accent or anything anymore.

At least I think I don’t. R? Do I have an accent?

Maryse, I guess you learned English in Canada. Do you have a Canadian English accent? Not that there’s much of one. I probably hear it more because I’m from the South.

Amy April 25, 2017 at 11:28 AM

I seriously never would have guessed English wasn’t your first language, and the same with MichelleS.

And Maryse! French?? The three of you speak/write as if English is your first language. I’m jealous y’all are bilingual. I didn’t have the maturity to invest myself in learning another language when I had the young, spongy brain to do so. ;)

Amy April 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM

“How can getting knocked up by a prince be an “only in books” thing? REAL LIFE BABY!!!! :P

*looks at backside in mirror*

*fingers fine lines around eyes*

Yeah, not happenin’ for me. *snort*

Jan April 25, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Fabi blogs are informal and often typed up quickly on a phone, so errors are expected, and often quite funny in fact. But in a book you’ve paid good money for, that’s supposed to have been proofread? Just no.

I just read ‘breaks’ instead of ‘brakes’, this morning in The Brave Line. I mean, really, come on guys! Grrrrr. *gnashes teeth*

But apart from the weak proofreading I’m liking the book so far. Rather saucy though ;)

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