Earlybird Book Releases + a few preorders going live tomorrow!

by Maryse on August 3, 2015 · 83 comments

in Latest Book Releases

Happy Monday everyone!!! :D Ohhhh don’t look at me like that. I’ve had coffee, so the world is wonderful (albeit my version of the world is rainy and soaked) but look! Book surprises… the sun is shining in those, of that I’m certain. Unless they’re angsty. ;) Tee hee!! Yep… looks like a few books went live a little early, so instead of waiting until tomorrow with our huge new release page, I thought I’d highlight ‘em today! AND!!!!!!!!!!

*sigh* I’m so sad the big Outlander bundle deal is already over… :( I AM happy however, that I one-clicked that sucker when it was on super-bargain!!! I wonder if it was a mistake…

My reviews of ‘em (back then I gave ‘em 4.5 stars?! No. NO NO NO. 5 STARS!!!!):

Today’s latest releases:

  1. Love and Always (A Pound of Flesh Book 2) by Sophie Jackson <— I know many loved #1 big time (A Pound of Flesh - she tutors at a prison…), and #2 was JUST RELEASED!!!
  2. Indulge by Georgia Cates <— Over 300 pages, SUPER-BARGAIN priced, and the author says it’s complete, a standalone and noooooo cliffhangers. From the blurb, I think she falls for a bad-boy… “The things I desire from him will destroy me in the end. I want more than he’s capable of giving––something true and beautiful. He can never know how much of me belongs to him…
  3. Girls Breaking The Rules – Tash by  Kelsey Burns <— I actually missed this one’s release a couple of days ago. She’s a fellow reader that was very active on our Facebook page for years, and now… she’s written her own book. How cool!
  4. Forever Family Series Box Set by Trudy Stiles <— the entire series has been bundled at a bargain price! She just released the bundle today!
  5. Jax: A Navy SEAL Romantic Suspense by Autumn Gunn <— Bargain priced and he’s protecting her from her stalker…
  6. My Biggest Mistake by Leddy Harper <— She’s depressed and leaves her husband and children… “Donovan Leery loved his wife with everything he had and could never imagine life without her. Until he came home from work one day and found a letter from Edie, explaining she needed a break. Not only leaving him to live his life without her, but alone to raise their three small children.  But what happens when Edie is ready to come home?
PRE-ORDERS (a few of ‘em) coming out tomorrow (and OMG I’ve already squirreled THREE TIMES with what I want to read tomorrow)!!!
  1. Trapped (Caged Book 2) by Shay Savage – August 4th 2015 <— CAGE FIGHTERS a la “Shay Savage”!!
  2. The Paper Swan by Leylah Attar <— OMG YES!!!!!!
  3. Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville) by Carrie Vaughn - expected release date August 4th 2015
  4. Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Novels Book 19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - expected release date August 4th 2015 <— HOLY MOLY!!!!
  5. Mastered (The Enforcers) by Maya Banks - expected release date August 4th 2015
  6. Omega (Alpha Book 3) by Jasinda Wilder - expected release date August 4th 2015 <— Oh YES I remember this series blurb!!
  7. Cooper: The Ties That Bind by Liliana Hart - expected release date August 4th 2015
  8. Edge of Darkness by by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Lori Herter - expected release date August 4th 2015
  9. Strong Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous) by M. Leighton - expected release date August 4th 2015


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Grey August 3, 2015 at 11:59 AM

Thank you Maryse… I want them ALL!!!

I haven’t read A Pound of Flesh, but that sounds *right* up my alley! Especially now that there is a book 2!

My Biggest Mistake gives me a huge angst jolt though… and it may steal my attention!

Only have 25% left of Broken Dove…

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Hearing lots of chatter about Paper Swan – I hope you read it and review it quickly!

Maryse August 3, 2015 at 12:47 PM

That’s the one I’m reading next, MichelleS.

I LOVED her other one, so I gotta give this one a go. :D

Maryse August 3, 2015 at 12:47 PM

How are you liking it, Grey?

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Grey – is that Broken Dove, Fantasyland #4, K. Ashley? That was my least favorite of that series. I hate to say that ’cause I have so much love for that author and that series. I just really wanted more for Apollo, and the “fun” was missing from this book. Even though it was scary and barbaric, Golden Dynasty was still fun.

Grey August 3, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Oh, I love it. Been a while since I’ve been sucked into a fantasy series. Could I get a cup of *adela tea*…. please?? *wink, wink!*

The Paper Swan sounds awesome too… why aren’t there more hours in the day!

Grey August 3, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Yes MichelleS, that’s the series. I admit that I’m not loving this book as much as GD… but overall, this series ranks right up there with my BDB love… & that’s a serious compliment, haha! BTW…how is your shoulder doing?

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM

That sounded harsh, huh? I think that I am just sad because I have more KA books on my Kindle than any other author. Literally every single book she’s written. But I find that since she found a publisher, I have been underwhelmed. I think she did a better job when she just wrote her own stories the way she wanted to. Anyone else miss the original KA?

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Grey – I have my follow up appt with doc today – I’m hoping stitches come out? They are itchy! It’s all going really well. I just can’t lift my arm at all, so every day is a really bad hair day.

Grey August 3, 2015 at 1:28 PM

MichelleS – Harsh? nah…honest. These are the first books I’ve read from KA, so I cant comment on her “before” books. Itchy stitches are good… means you’re healing! And oh…bad hair day, at least you have an excuse!!! More time to read, right? Sorry…I can’t go here, do that…because I’m not having a good hair day ;)

bev August 3, 2015 at 1:44 PM

MichelleS, hope it goes well. If you want a read I can send you Eyes of Silver :-P
I’m still trying to figure out my new cut. Just ordered the conditioner & gel they used in salon. They are my favorites, just $$ do rarely buy them.

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Eyes of Silver? Is that the Western Romance?

bev August 3, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Yes, that’s it.

Diane M August 3, 2015 at 2:03 PM

I’m reading it too Maryse! I’m all preordered and going in blind, I haven’t read anything about it

Bev- I love attachments but I keep squirreling, been carrying that hard cover book in my bag for weeks!!

bev August 3, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Diane M, I do that all the time. I think I have 3 books going right now.

Spandana August 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM

I don’t know if you dig TV Shows but, you HAVE to watch True Detective Season 2. It has one THE BEST slow burn romance ever! And Colin Farrell, the hero is a tortured one, and both him and Rachel MacAdams are UNBELIEVABLE together.
Please please watch it.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Grey I loved the Fantasyland series too! Next book will be about Noc! Yaay!

Paper Swans sounds so good!

Amy August 3, 2015 at 3:33 PM

That’s right, Paper Swan comes out tomorrow!! Apparently I was excited about it at some point previously as well because Amazon just told me I have already pre-ordered it. Perfect timing…I’ll finish Warprize today and then start PS tomorrow. So excited!!! :D

And that Outlander bundle…thanks for this, Maryse!

Adela tea…I wish that was real. *sigh* That tea scene WAS pretty hot in Broken Dove. ;)

kellie August 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Kick Push by Jay McLean is out tomorrow! It is available for pre-order now. This book is amazing. If you are looking for a unique love story that will basically have you feeling every emotion you have at it’s highest level…this is your book. Single teen dad. But not a teen romance. I can’t even put into words how special this book is. Kick Push. Josh Warden. It is my top read of the year for sure! Hands down!

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 4:06 PM

That Adela tea has got nothing on Kefflee… Huh, TAiren Soul fans?

Maryse August 3, 2015 at 4:10 PM

GOD YES!! Thank you Spandana!!!!

Paula August 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Fallen Creat University by Tijan is up for pre-order!!! The last one – boo! But can not wait – 25 August!

Paula August 3, 2015 at 6:11 PM

Oooh Oooh Trapped – Caged 2 by Shay Savage has just been delivered to my Kindle! Nice! My next read after my latest Beta read – which I have a feeling I will be plugging – an MC book that at 30% is soooo good

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Not the last one Paula. She announced it will have two more books, because she didn’t feel the story was finished. Still… yeah! New book at the end of the month.

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Keflee is awesome stuff, MichelleS. lol

Paula August 3, 2015 at 6:47 PM

I missed that Tessa! Hurrah more Fallen Crest! I am a happy person now

Anne August 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM

I want that Adelea tea too! Although first I need to find someone to share it with lol

Kellie thanks for the rec! Love books like that!

Anne August 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Oh and that Outlander bundle wow! What a deal! Its even great to give as a gift to a friend.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Oh no! Is the deal over? Just checked the link and it says its $59.99?

MichelleS August 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Yup, 59.99, knew it was too good to be true. I wonder if they’ll honor it for the 1.99 for those few lucky people that jumped at that price? Lucky bastsrds!!

bev August 3, 2015 at 7:22 PM

I’d think they would, hope so. Honestly they may have made more money at that price point, just from the number of people who jumped on it.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 7:26 PM

Ugh that sucks!! :S That was an amazing deal!

Has anyone heard of this book called Chained by Jaimie Roberts? Its pretty dark it seems. This is what one reviewer said about it:

“Warning : this book is not for the faint hearted ! If you’re used to sweet romance or mild violence and can’t stand more, pass your way. It’s an excellent story but really, really harsh and hard to read.

Not only do you have wild sex scenes, you also have mind manipulation and non-consensual sexual relationship (I won’t tell more).”

I am intrigued!

Cheryl August 3, 2015 at 7:57 PM

Paper Swans and My Biggest Mistake sound good. The blurb for MBM makes my heart hurt- Angst!!

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Ugh, what does it say that I read that blurb Anne and thought, oooh, that sounds good?

bev August 3, 2015 at 8:18 PM

I don’t think any of us want to know what are book choices say about us, lol.
Honestly probably not much.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Lol Tessa like Bev said probably not much. I am kinda intrigued since it has many 5 star reviews on GR. Don’t know if I’ll like it but I am always up for a dark read :P

bev August 3, 2015 at 8:39 PM
Tessa August 3, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Dakota Too-Doodle. My romance novel name sounds like I’m demented. lol

Cheryl August 3, 2015 at 9:44 PM

Anne, that blurb for Chained, oh my, I am intrigued too. The cover to me is reminiscent of The Tied Man.

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:09 PM

OMG!!! I’m Melody Amplejock!!!!

I can’t stop snorting over that one!!!

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:10 PM

Does that make you male with a last name like Amplejock?

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:14 PM

Oooh, wait. You are married. Lucky girl! 0.0

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:17 PM

Tessa, right?? Well, Bev did accuse me of being a teenaged boy named Andy the other day. :P Or maybe that last name means my preference? LOL!!

Anne August 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

LMAO I am Gracie AmpleVessel! Hahaha

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Tessa yours sounds like a fae name or maybe steampunk.
Mine sounds like erotica.
Celeste Bluelicker.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 10:21 PM

Cheryl I haven’t read Tied Man. Kinda scared tbh lol

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Lol. Anne, Amy and I sound like strippers.

Anne August 3, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Lol Bev your name is perfect for an erotica novel! I bet you are a bluelicker lol!!

Anne August 3, 2015 at 10:23 PM

My name is kinda sweet if I think about it lol

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:29 PM

You are the ultimate Goddess. You are Gracie AmpleVessel! I kind of like that thought.

Bluelicker. 0.0 *holds tongue and slinks quietly away*

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:32 PM

Tessa, its a horrible name. I like yours.
Amy, they have one for hero name too. If we want to know our guy name

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:33 PM

I just double checked if I was charged 1.99 and not 59.99 for the bundle, and I was. *whew* What the heck was that all about anyways? Think they made a mistake or that they just dropped it for a short window of time? *shrugs*

Kellie, Kick Push sounds really good and different! I’m not usually a fan of male-only POV because I just don’t experience the heavy emotions like I do with a female or dual POV (hush it PG…I have exceptions and y’all know it!!) but Kick Push reminds me of I Know It’s Over, which is male POV, and it made my heart just hurt somethin’ awful. Girl tells him she is pregnant after she has broken up with him, doesn’t want him back and doesn’t really want him there for her in any way…and it does a number on him. :( But it was still really good!

Cheryl August 3, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Kiki Cutelicker. If that doesn’t sound like a porn name!! :>

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:34 PM
Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Bluelicker and Amplevessel?!? LOL!!!!!!!

I want the guy one too, Bev…do you have the link?

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:35 PM

…aaaaaaaand never mind ’cause you just posted it. ;)

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:36 PM

Kiki Cutelicker??? I just choked on my rice reading that!

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:38 PM

Whoa!! Cheryl I read your name totally wrong at first. o_O
If i was a hero I’d be Clay Beeflover.

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Dear lord. I was giggling over some mixes of that hero, until little dude ended up being Manny Alphajackal. That’s just wrong. The ultimate name for a shifter book.

If I were a hero, mine would be Dante Thunderdasher.

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Cheryl. That is one of the best porn names out there. Just… awesome. :)

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:42 PM

I used my hubby’s name and it would be…

Manny KnifeMaster!! :D

With my name the hero name is not too exciting…apparently I would be an AlphaJackal. :?

Amy August 3, 2015 at 10:44 PM

Hey, my name is the same name as Tessa’s little dude!

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:46 PM

lol That’s great, You both shall compete to be the one main Alpha!

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 10:46 PM

He’s a fighter! That’s not so bad. Much better than AmpleJock. *grins* Or is it?

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Tessa you have a family shifter series.
Mines historical m/m.

Amy, ha I knew your husband saved you from the zombies with his rambo knife. Hmm that name suspense or mob hitman?

Cheryl August 3, 2015 at 10:52 PM

My hero name- Kent CoolLover. Awesome name!!

Hubby’s would be- Kent FierceCrack! Bwahahahahaha!!

bev August 3, 2015 at 10:54 PM

Kent FierceCrack & Kiki Cutelicker, lol.

Cheryl August 3, 2015 at 11:11 PM

Bev, looks like the names on a porn video cover huh!! ;)

Tessa August 3, 2015 at 11:26 PM

Oh man, Cheryl. You two were made for each other!

Grey August 3, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Oh… The world is filled with rainbows and unicorns and all that happy schtuff…

In case you hadn’t guessed, I finished Broken Dove… I predict a huge..huger than huge book…no scratch that … Series hangover.

On my phone, but I will be sure to report back on my porn name…oops I mean *romance novel name* when I’m on my laptop. Which will of course happen…after I crash off from cloud 9!

Anne August 4, 2015 at 12:51 AM

Lol! I am Garth AlphaVictor! I sound like a HR hero hahaha.

Cheryl those names are so porn like! LMAO! FierceCrack and CuteLicker. Oh lol! I just had the dirtiest thought!

Anne August 4, 2015 at 12:53 AM

Grey I miss everyone from the Fantasyland series :( Such great books! Although GD was the best. Oh Lahn how I love thee!

Cheryl August 4, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Anne, probably same thought I had!! ;)

Anne August 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Lol Cheryl dirty minds think alike.

I finished Bad Things last night from the Tristan and Danika series and oh the feels! That ending was so sad! Glad all books are out and that I don’t have to wait to read book 2.

Cheryl August 4, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Anne, it’s such a great series. Your heart hurts so bad for Tristan & Danika. Wish I was reading it for the first time too.

Tessa August 4, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Ugh, heart hurts just thinking of that series. It gets worse, Anne. So many feels and *sighs* Such a great story.

Julie August 4, 2015 at 12:59 PM

I am so glad I one-clicked that Outlander deal! I haven’t read them yet so I figured that was my sign. I finished up Revved by Samantha Towle and really liked it. Trying to decide what to read next – I was thinking Fallen Crest High or maybe Indulge or Paper Swan?

Maryse August 4, 2015 at 1:01 PM

I’m paper swanning it!! :D

Julie August 4, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Ok Maryse! You talked me into it. I’m going to dive into Paper Swan. The blub scares me but I hear it is best to go in blind!

Diane M August 4, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Melinda Dear-Bottom

bev August 4, 2015 at 3:53 PM

LMAO!! I get comments in email & totally forgot about the names. So all,”What!!??”

Diane M August 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM

lol Bev!! fun stuff, i loved the NPR list you posted as well,

Tessa August 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM

DearBottom? Oh, um… well, not AS bad as some. :)

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