Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – April 3rd 2018

by Maryse on April 3, 2018 · 79 comments

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<— HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! We have some brand new great-looking books that just went live (70+), and that one to the left wants to hurt my heart… and I want to let it!! ;)

WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! L.J. SHEN’S LATEST IS LIVE & super-bargain priced!!! The End Zone HE’S HER ROOMMATE… and she’s now his fake girlfriend. ;)He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of. Sadly, that’s also the reason she can’t stay away from him. Well, that and the fact that they’re roommates...” ➔ ➔ ➔

P.S. KRISTEN ASHLEY’S LATEST ROCK CHICK IS LIVE!!!!!!! Rock Chick Reborn (Rock Chick Series Book 9) eek eek eek ➔ ➔ ➔

“…long ago, Shirleen made her choice. It affected who she was and would always be. She decided to settle for what she had and not want more. She had good friends. She was raising two fine young men who weren’t hers, but she loved them anyway.

She was good.

And then Moses Richardson crashed into her life, literally…and deliberately…”

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases list <— 15 books snuck in early, and one on there is officially at the TOP of my TBR list. I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!! Some of us are scared to read it, but that just makes me wanna read it more. ;)

My blurb jolt list today? The Birthday List (she’s grieving her husband, and completing his birthday list of things he wanted to do most, and then there’s the man that delivered the news of her husband’s death. *my heart!!!*), The Boy and His Ribbon (Pepper Winters!! This is actually from yesterday’s earlybird list – the one I was telling you about – and OMG I can’t tell if it’s a psych-thriller, or if it’s a heartbreaker… but that blurb gave me the ultimate jolt!), Once Upon A Time (very clever way to blurb this one! A “princess” married to a “prince” that she escapes from and she hides away and works in a bar… The prince wanted his princess back because he couldn’t take his throne without her. Until a man walked into her bar one day, one who was frankly not a handsome prince. He was the last man on Earth the princess should have fallen in love with.“), Sparks Fly (Lauren Runrow’s latest – she’s one of four women that the prince must choose to marry, but she wants to marry for love…)

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

P.P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).


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. P.S. I Hate You by Winter Renshaw
  2. Recovered by Jay Crownover
  3. Angel’s Halo by Terri Anne Browning
  4. The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
  5. Stone Rules (A Stone Brothers Novel) by Samantha Christy
  6. War Storm Victoria Aveyard
  7. Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones
  8. Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G.


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.)

  • The Boy and His Ribbon (Ribbon Duet Book 1) by Pepper Winters <— LATEST DARK??? READ BY PEPPER WINTERS! THIS IS THE BOOK at the top of my TBR list at the moment (OMG THAT BLURB!!! I’m so nervous!!!) and I don’t even care that it ends on a cliffhanger. And I have NO clue where it will lead us… which is one of the reason’s I’m so excited!!! Here’s another reason:

Adele: Holy cow I’m scared to read it!!! Perhaps I’ll wait for book 2 to come out before taking the plunge….

Jennifer: Loved this book. So beautiful and well written. Dive in! You won’t be sorry. Yes, it does end on a cliff hanger.

Danylle: Pestilence (The four horseman book 1) by Laura Thalassa. I don’t know how I missed this book, but I loved it. It’s a post apocalypse romance by the same author who wrote the Fallen World series. It was amazing!
  • The Heartbreak Sheriff (Small-Town Scandals) by Elle Kennedy <— ELLE KENNEDY ALERT!! THE SINGLE MOM & THE SHERIFF… and it’s super-bargain priced! “Single mom Sarah Connelly can’t believe the man she used to be in love with is throwing her in prison! Sheriff Patrick “Finn” Finnegan keeps assuring Sarah he’ll get her out of this mess, but her trust in him was annihilated long ago...”
  • Royally Matched (The Royally Series Book 2) by Emma Chase <— EMMA CHASE SUPER-BARGAIN!! THE PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS BRIDE… on a reality dating show!!! Tee hee! The heroine’s name made me snort. :P “…A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye…”
  • Come A Little Closer by Kim Kart <— KIM KARR ALERT!! Recent release & it’s SUPER-BARGAIN priced!! HE MET HER IN AN AIRPORT & HE’S SCREWED NOW… “…My flight had been canceled and I mistakenly assumed hers had too. One drink leads to casual conversation–she’d recently been canned, and I’d just attended my ex-fiancée’s wedding. Can you say–how about another drink? …Three drinks lead to getting a little closer–I slide a hand on her thigh and my fingertips under the hem of her skirt. Five drinks lead to a proposition–a hotel room and nothing more. After a mind-blowing night of the hottest sex I’ve ever had, I wake up alone and penniless…“
  • The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black <— BACK ON THE LIST ’cause Robyn also loved it like crazy and says this is one of her favorites!!

Robyn: I also finished Cruel Prince. I have to say that this book is absolutely one of my best of 2018 reads. It was so well written. It took me there on every page. I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds in book 2.

Tessa: Cruel Prince – FAE! BULLY! FANTASY WORLD! So, just pure catnip written really well with an awesome plotline.

bev: I have to read that one. Holly Black’s The Darkest Part of the Forest was one of my year end favorites a couple years ago.




  1. X-Ops Exposed by Paige Tyler <— SHE FOLLOWED HIM… “…Believing he’s too dangerous to be among people, feline hybrid Tanner Howland retreats deep into the forests of Washington State—with no choice but to leave behind the woman who’s captured his heart. What he doesn’t know is that she followed him...”
  2. Bride of the Sea: A Little Mermaid Retelling (Otherworld Book 3) by Emma Hamm
  3. Jericho Jaxon: Alien Hunter by Karen M. Bryson
  4. Solitary Fae (Humans vs Fae Book 2) by Charlotte Royalin
  5. Ram Rugged: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Aries (Aries Cursed Book 1) by Melissa Thomas
  6. Blood Veil: A Mission Novel by Megan Erickson <— MEGAN ERICKSON ALERT!! SHE WAS ATTACKED BY VAMPIRES... “Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .”
  7. Godmaker (Jeweled Goddess Book 1) by Ingrid Seymour
  8. Beyond Amber: A Visionary Fantasy (The Light Warriors Book 3) by Lucia Ashta
  9. Love Story of a Reaper by Elvira Bathory
  10. Authorized: Mercenary Shifters (Mercenaries For Hire Book 4) by Becca Vincenza



  1. The Birthday List by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY’S LATEST!! SHE’S GRIEVING HER HUSBAND…Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again. Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole…
  2. Wild Cat (Alaska Wild Nights Book 2) by Tiffinie Helmer
  3. Hammers & Heartstrings: LPD Records #1 by Elle Bennett
  4. A Nantucket Wedding: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
  5. Debbie Macomber’s Table: Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Family and Friends by Debbie Macomber <— DEBBIE MACOMBER COOKBOOK!?? YES!!! I know, not romance but she sure writes loves stories, and now this! I can’t help but post this because I love to cook, and I’m dying to try some of these recipes. <3
  6. My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
  7. The Secret to Southern Charm (The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 2) by Kristy Woodson Harvey
  8. Refuse to Lose (A Coach’s Love Book 1) by Alison Mello
  9. Getting Down by Helena Hunting <— HELENA HUNTING ALERT!!!Originally published as part of the USA Today bestselling anthology Eye Candy, Getting Down is a hilarious and hot short story set in the Shacking Up world. Now contains a never before published bonus scene!
  10. So Much More: An Alabama Summer Novella by J. Daniels <— “Originally published as part of the USA Today bestselling anthology Eye Candy, So Much More is the perfect addition to New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series!”
  11. Pelican Point: A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon
  12. A Family Affair Shorts: Peace (Park Bench series Book 5) by Mary Campisi
  13. As She Fades by Abbi Glines
  14. The Makeover: A Modern Love Story by Nia Forrester <— HER BEST FRIEND IS A NBA STAR!! “…Samantha has been best friends with Colton since they were toddlers. His NBA career has never impressed her, nor would he want it to. Their friendship is based on two things: a long, shared history, and Sam’s tendency to keep things real with him, even if the rest of the world doesn’t…”
  15. A Heart Reclaimed (Peacock Hill Romance Book 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
  16. Sit, Stay, Love (Rescue Me) by Debbie Burns
  17. A Hot Montana Summer (Glacier Creek Book 1) by Karen Foley
  18. The Frontman: A Novel by Ron Bahar
  19. The Pumpkin Was Stuffed: A Holiday Family Novella by Tara Sivec <— TARA SIVEC ALERT!! “Originally published as part of the USA Today bestselling anthology Eye Candy, The Pumpkin was Stuffed is another hilarious installment in USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec’s outrageous series!”
  20. Fallen Crest Nightmare: A Fallen Crest Novella by Tijan <— TIJAN ALERT!!Originally published as part of the USA Today bestselling anthology Eye Candy, Fallen Crest Nightmare brings readers the characters—and the scares—in this companion novella to Tijan’s New York Times bestselling world! This novella also includes a never before published bonus scene from this Halloween tale.”
  21. Jaded Billionaire (Sweet Mountain Billionaires Book 1) by Jill Snow and Annie Dobbs
  22. SAMOIS (Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld Book 4) by Shakir Rashaan
  23. The Hellion (Wicked Wallflowers Book 1) by Christi Caldwell <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  24. The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #1) by Mary Connealy <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  25. Marry in Scandal (Marriage of Convenience) by Anne Gracie <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  26. Captain Jack Ryder -The Duke’s Bastard: Regency Sons by Maggi Andersen <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  27. Flint: Northern Grizzlies (Book 2) by M. Merin
  28. Muse in Lingerie by Penelope Sky <— DARK READ??? SHE LOST EVERYTHING DUE TO A CRIME LORD & she’s starting over… “…I’m not going to wait around. I’m running like hell. To Milan. The greatest lingerie designer in the world is looking for new talent for Barsetti Lingerie. I’m not exactly model material, but maybe I can get a job doing something…and get paid under the table. But when I meet the infamous Conway Barsetti, he has other plans for me. Did I just run away from one monster into the arms of another?
  29. Courting the Cowboy: Christian Contemporary Romance (Grape Seed Falls Romance Book 4) by Liz Isaacson
  30. That Cowboy’s Forever Famly (West Coast Happily-Ever-After Book 6) by Debra Salonen
  31. Once Upon A Time: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 1) by Blair Babylon <— THE PRINCESS THAT LEFT HER DANGEROUS PRINCE & FELL FOR THE MAN THAT WAS NOT AT ALL A PRINCE… ”…the princess didn’t want to be found. The princess got a job as a waitress and made her own way in the world. Even cut off from everyone she knew, she was more resourceful than she had thought she might be. She did okay. From hiding, she sent legal separation papers and then divorce documents, but the prince wouldn’t sign them. He said he wouldn’t let her go. Even in these modern times, the prince could lock the princess up in a dungeon of legal forms and provisions that she wouldn’t be able to break out of. The prince wanted his princess back because he couldn’t take his throne without her. Until a man walked into her bar one day, one who was frankly not a handsome prince. He was the last man on Earth the princess should have fallen in love with.
  32. Confessing History (Freehope Book 3) by Jenni M Rose
  33. Silent Sins (Lotus House Book 5) by Audrey Carlan <— A SOCIALITE PRINCESS THAT FEELS LIKE SHE’S GOT NOTHING… “...He’s gone and I’m alone, and no one is here to save me. Pain is the only pleasure I can feel anymore. To find a healthier avenue to deal with my grief, I turned to Lotus House Yoga for salvation—and found it in the tall, dark, and brutally attractive Nicholas Salerno. He’s everything I’m not...”
  34. Playing for Keeps: Book 2 (Playing the Game Duet) by Gina Prayer
  35. Fearless in Texas (Texas Rodeo) by Kari Lynn Dell
  36. In the Eye of the Storm / Catering to the CEO by Samantha Chase <— SAMANTHA CHASE ALERT!! FALLING IN LOVE WITH HER BOSS…
  37. DITCHED by RC Boldt <— NFL STAR!! “…As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game. Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it. But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game...”
  38. Beauty and her Billionaire Beast by Bella Love-Wins
  39. Billionaire for Hire by Cat Johnson
  40. A Long, Hot Summer (The Triplehorn Brand Book 3) by Delilah Devlin
  41. Neon Nights (Against the Odds Book 1) by Bryony Kayn
  42. Dangerously Taken (Aegis Group Lepta Team Book 1) by Sidney Bristol
  43. Running the Risk (Endgame Ops) by Lea Griffith
  44. Hurricane Season: A Southern Novel of Two Sisters and the Storms They Must Weather by Lauren K. Denton
  45. Asylum (Pride and Joy Book 2) by Robert Winter <— M/M ROMANCE!!! Kathy loved book #1!! “For those who read September (Pride and Joy Book 1) by Robert Winter, one of the best books of the year for me in 2017 and M/M, he has a sequel out today called Asylum.”
  46. High Lonesome by Tanya Chris <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  47. Sweet Nothings (Dreamspun Desires Book 55) by T. Neilson <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  48. No Tears for Darcy by Vicki Reese <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  49. The Sweet Life by Dakota Star
  50. Until Dawn (Business or Pleasure) by Melinda Di Lorenzo
  51. Double Cross (Their Sins Book 2) by A. Gorman
  52. Silent Love: Part 2 (Forbidden Series) by Kenadee Bryant <— HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND… AND THE BAD BOY she uses to make him notice her… “...I’ll do anything to make Ethan realize I’m the girl for him—even if it means using Gage to stir a little jealousy. But once Gage agrees to play his part in this game of make-believe, lines start to blur, and the one thing I desperately tried to avoid happens…”
  53. The World’s Worst Boyfriend by Erika Kelly
  54. Play for Keeps (Love Games) by Maggie Wells
  55. Secret Love (Love Collection Book 1) by Natalie Ann
  56. The Bride Next Door (Chapel of Love) by Hope Ramsay
  57. Sparks Fly by by Lauren Runow <— SHE IS ONE OF FOUR THAT THE PRINCE MUST CHOOSE… but she wants true love… “…Everly wasn’t excited over her impending meeting with the enigmatic Prince Sage. Being one of only four women from whom the Prince gets to choose in marriage was never something she valued. Her goal was to politely and elegantly remove herself from a forced wedding due to long standing traditions. Handsome Prince or not, she won’t marry for anything but love. Once Sage proceeds to the next candidate, Everly finally feels she can move forward with her life. On her own terms. That is, until she receives a mysterious request…”
  58. Unsafe Haven by Bella Jewel <— BELLA JEWEL ALERT!! “Originally published in the USA Today bestselling collection Eye Candy, Unsafe Haven is a sexy, sinister thrill ride from USA Today bestselling author Bella Jewel!”
  59. X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew
  60. No One Ever Asked: A Novel by Katie Ganshert
  61. Never Been Good: A Bad Boys Gone Good Novel by Christi Barth <— HE WORKED FOR THE MOB & SHE’S ON THE RUN… “...Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist...”
  62. Can’t Stand the Heat (Will Cook for Love) by Peggy Jaeger
  63. A Perfect Husband by Hilary Boyd
  64. The Last King (The Kings) by Katee Robert <— THE MAN SHE LOVES TO HATE... “…The rebel. That’s how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he’s absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can’t help wondering if it’s a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she’d mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too. But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined…”


PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

Lisa: I have so much love for Epoch!!! I can’t quit thinking about it. The good thing about getting an ARC is you get to read it before everyone. The bad thing about getting an ARC is you get to read it before everyone…but then you can’t talk about it…and all I want to do is go on and on until there are no more words!!

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Grey April 3, 2018 at 6:02 AM

Morning! *throws first one glitter*

Grey April 3, 2018 at 6:06 AM

Whew… That was close, I was scared… I haven’t been first in a while. *giggle* Thanks as always, Maryse, you’re the bestest!

Sleeping With Monsters…*squee* I was finally able to start late last night…and now I am dragging tail in a big way, someone want to write me a late note for work today???

Leslie M April 3, 2018 at 6:41 AM

Good morning! *twirls in Grey’s glitter and basks in glow of the new shinies*

I love the sound of the “royal” themed ones.

Lisa Aiello April 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM

Dear Other World – the Book World, the one with all the words, needed Grey more than you did last night. So, please excuse her from Adulting today. Thank you for your patience. She will return when she feels like it!

Maryse April 3, 2018 at 7:51 AM

Welp! Kristen Ashley just gave us a ROCK CHICK surprise! It just went live… I haven’t read ANY of the Rock Chicks yet but I hear (by some) that these are her best.

Nay April 3, 2018 at 8:28 AM

OMG, I can’t believe this! I was just looking over the Rock Chick books this past weekend to make sure I hadn’t missed anything because I’ve been jonesing for them. It’s Shirleen and Moses’ book. This is AWESOME!!

bev April 3, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Unfair advantage, you all wake up earlier.

I had 3 pre orders come in….now need to read them.

bev April 3, 2018 at 8:54 AM

P.s. I need coffee.

Kandace M April 3, 2018 at 10:42 AM

I can’t believe you haven’t read any of the Rock Chick books! *tisk tisk*

Maryse April 3, 2018 at 10:44 AM

LOL Kandace!! I know… but look at it this way. I still have a whole old-school KA series to indulge in. ;)

Maryse April 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM

YAY NAY!!!!!!! :D

steph April 3, 2018 at 11:04 AM

I never did finish the rock chick series. I think I stopped at 3 or 4. I’ve since learned her books need to be spaced out :) I’m reading the Colorado series now and doing just that. Off to check the rest of the list!!

MichelleS April 3, 2018 at 4:59 PM

I’m reading Cruel Prince, because… FAE!! Yay. I went in blind & have no clue who the love interest is supposed to be. They are all bullies so far!

MichelleS April 3, 2018 at 5:01 PM

I loved the Rock Chicks. I consider them “KA light & fun & sexy”.

Ali April 3, 2018 at 6:10 PM

Omg the Boy and His Ribbon! I bawled you guys. It’s not the usual dark read Pepper Winters puts out, but it’s so so much feels. My heart couldn’t take it, book 2 I need you ASAP! This will definitely be in my top 10 reads this year already. That and Cruel Prince.

Sharon F April 3, 2018 at 6:34 PM

I just finished the Of Love and Madness series. It was so gritty. Billy was a nightmare and Katie was a stupid fool. The only flaw was we missed 20 years of angst. And this was loaded with angst. The second book was devastating. The subject matter was dicey and I’m not sure love is that strong. It’s definitely a top angst series. I give it 4.5 Stars – the .5 is in the missing years.

Jan April 3, 2018 at 6:38 PM

The first Rock Chick book is on sale on kindle at the moment if there’s anyone who hasn’t joined the party yet. (It’s called Rock Chick LOL.)

Tessa April 3, 2018 at 6:39 PM

I love that Sharon. .5 because of missing years. I think we’ve all felt that way before. :)

MichelleS, I’m so happy you are reading that!! *does happy dance*

Linda April 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

The Boy and His Ribbon ends with a ch??!! Well crap!!

Cheryl April 3, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Just finished Our Unscripted Story. I forget who said the blurb sounds great and it’s only .99 cents, but you were so right! I loved it. The story followed the MC’s who met as teens. There was such angst wondering if they would end up together and along with that I also had such foreboding that something really bad was going to happen. I think it was the cover that started that thought. I was really hoping it wasn’t going to be one of “those” books. You know the one’s Amy and Maryse love. I’m back and forth between 4.5-5 stars. Couple things were a bit of a stretch for me.

Maryse April 3, 2018 at 9:45 PM



Grey April 4, 2018 at 5:38 AM

Goimg to library after work with kid #2… Keep your fingers crossed. I had to press pause last night for a quick proof… But Sleeping With Monsters is officially back on…*throws Wednesday glitter*

Nay April 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Oooh, Cheryl! I bought Our Unscripted Story and it’s sounds just as gut wrenching as I’d want it to be. I’ll have to move it up on my list! So many books I want to read right now!

Marla April 4, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Loved the list about love stories after plane crashes/ boat accidents etc. but you missed… The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin. Soooo good. ( although the movie adaptation was horrible).

Maryse April 4, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Thank you Maria!!!! I’ll add it! YAY!!! :D

Amy April 4, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Holy moly, The Boy and His Ribbon sounds GUT-WRENCHING. I clicked it, but I’m going to have to work up the courage to read it. :?

I clicked Our Unscripted Story as well after Cheryl’s comments. Angst and Uncertainty? Yes, please!!

Amy April 4, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Anyone who has/is reading What He Doesn’t Know…is the whole thing with him supposedly falling in love with her when he was 17/18 and she was 12/13 bothering you? I’m having trouble getting any feels going because of that…

LisaKay April 4, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Maryse great list, I wanted to let you know Bink Cummings new book came out in the Texas MC series “Hopelessly Devoted”. Great author, that has a KA feel she is one of those that I automatically one click on her books!

MichelleS April 4, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Tessa – I’m almost done. Talk about palace intrigue! So much back stabbing happening. Only in fantasy books can this much crap happen!! Loving it.

Cheryl April 4, 2018 at 4:46 PM

The Boy and His Ribbon does sound gut wrenching, but I think I’m going to wait until book 2 is released before reading it.

Jean April 4, 2018 at 5:31 PM

I 2nd that Cheryl waiting for book 2!

Too many books I want to read “right now”!

Maryse April 4, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Thank you LisaKay!!! :D I’ll post the reading order!! :D *hug*

Maryse April 4, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Amy for The Boy and his Ribbon, I was just told it’s got that FORBIDDEN angle. I’m scared. And titillated. LOL! Have no clue WHAT the forbidden aspect is.

Jean April 4, 2018 at 6:11 PM

But there’s a cliffhanger Maryse! Do you know when book 2 is coming out? I want to read it so bad!

Amy April 4, 2018 at 6:18 PM

Oh my, Maryse…gut-wrenching AND forbiddeny? That is gonna work us over.

Do we have any idea when book 2 will be out? Anyone?

Amy April 4, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Heh, Jean and I were thinking the same thing at the same time. Imagine that. ;)

Jan April 4, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Yeah I’ve got that whole “too many books I want to read right now” thing happening too…….. *sighs*

Cheryl April 4, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Jean, June 5th for book 2.

Jean April 4, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Thanks Cheryl!

Leslie M April 5, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Instead of FLT, I am doing:

“Random Lines From Chapter 1 Because They Sound Interesting Thursday” ;)

I mentally prepped for my first day at Wilson High School (population: 311), ready to take on the mantle of class slut or freak. Turned out ‘slut’ was available, but the title of ‘freak’ already belonged to someone else.

How to Save a Life by Emma Scott

Fingers crossed this one gives me my reading mojo back.


R. Renee April 5, 2018 at 8:54 AM

FLT: “If you’re going to be a nixie,” says the boy, “you need an ‘N’ name.” Hydraulic Level 5 by Sarah Latchaw

This book is flipping awesome. The cover and title are terrible as far as romance is concerned. I NEVER would have picked it up because it sounds sci-fi or adventure-y, but one of my FB peeps was adamant to the point of threatening to buy it for me. It’s about childhood best friends who fall in love, get married, and then he leaves her when she’s only 21 to find himself/pursue his dreams etc (not clear on that yet). The book picks up where he’s coming back to town for his sister’s wedding (the h’s bff) and he’s now a famous author, *and* he’s bringing his editor/gf with him. Oh the angst! It’s one big heartache wrapped in really clever humor.

Nay April 5, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Good morning, lovely ladies!!

I finally read Lock and Key, the biker book by Cat Porter that’s been on my tbr for years, and I loved it! Lots of yummy, sexy biker brooding and grit without being over the top. And now I’m moving on to the next one.

“I’m dead.”
Random and Rare (Lock and Key, #2) by Cat Porter

Jean April 5, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Good morning!

FLT: “There are no facts, only interpretations.” Fearless (Dartmoor #1), by Lauren Gilley

Really loving it, just wish I could speed read 738 pages!!!!

bev April 5, 2018 at 9:13 AM

R, still haven’t seen Love, Simon. But on commute listening to this discussion of it. Love this show.

R. Renee April 5, 2018 at 9:15 AM

It was amazing. I think they did an excellent job capturing the book. Really want to see it again.

bev April 5, 2018 at 9:16 AM

R! I have that book! I keep meaning to read it. How funny. I’ve never seen it on here.

R. Renee April 5, 2018 at 9:19 AM

I’d never even heard of it! I’m loving the heck out of it thought. It’s exactly my brand of humor and it’s making me all achy at the same time!

bev April 5, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Maybe should try it.

Hey, Maryse, Tessa, Amy, Leslie, MichelleS etc etc etc….

Read it with us. Just for the hell of it.

Come on. A just for the hell of it book.

Cheryl April 5, 2018 at 9:42 AM

R. I read Hydraulic Level 5 when it was a fanfic. Loved it then and agree that the title is terrible.
There’s some additional outtakes.

Amy April 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM

I looked up HL5, and I have to agree the title is not very appealing but I actually DO like the cover. Then again, covers with water on them in almost any capacity seem to grab me. ;)

Cheryl April 5, 2018 at 9:47 AM

“Ten years ago. On the eighth night, she decided to talk to him.” The End Zone by LJ Shen.

Quick read.

R. Renee April 5, 2018 at 9:48 AM

I do like the cover, just paired with the title, it doesn’t suggest romance. If she ever comes out with the 3rd book (the story wraps in the second from what I hear) she should really consider a new cover or at least a quote or tagline that sells it.

Amy April 5, 2018 at 9:48 AM


“The smell of cinnamon woke me before my alarm could sound.” ~ What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner (from the first chapter since the first line of the prologue is the same as the blurb)

I’m getting over the age thing which was bothering me earlier because it is making sense now.

Jean April 5, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Just checked out HL5! Looks good and I actually like the cover (not the title though).

R. Renee April 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM

The title fits once you get into it. The h is into extreme Colorado sports and the book title along with the title chapters are terms affiliated with rivers/rafting.

Maryse April 5, 2018 at 10:09 AM

“The part before the beginning of the end…”

I’m reading Claire C. Riley’s “Beautiful Victim” (it’s stalker-scary. Psych-thriller for sure …like “You” but maybe even scarier… I’m 40% in – who knows if there will be a twist though).

Maryse April 5, 2018 at 10:10 AM

bev… what do you want us to read? I’m backtracking through the comments…

Tessa April 5, 2018 at 10:16 AM

My FLT is the same as Cheryl’s.

Bev, I finally read The Darkest Part of the Forest, and yeah, it was good. Not as good as The Cruel Prince, but good. :) I guess that means she’s improving as she writes, which is always a good thing, but darn if some authors get complacent and stop improving. I also DNF’d Coldest Girl in Coldtown because OMG, the MCs sucked. She was Darwin award-winning, her ex was a douche, and the vampire was just boring.

Leslie M April 5, 2018 at 10:40 AM

I’d BR that Hydraulic book “just for the hell of it”

It sounds good despite awful title and totally not fitting a romance novel cover.

Nay April 5, 2018 at 11:09 AM

I would BR it too. It’s been on my tbr since 2013 and I’ve almost started it a couple of times. Sounds majorly like something I’d love!

Cheryl April 5, 2018 at 12:17 PM

The title does make sense on a couple different levels once you start reading it. The definitions of river terms that the author gives for each chapter also relate to what the MC’s are experiencing in real life.

Grey April 5, 2018 at 12:53 PM

FLT ~ In order to find myself, I must first destroy what I have become. ~ Sleeping With Monsters by Amelia Hutchins.

Lisa Aiello April 5, 2018 at 1:23 PM

FLT: Moments. Humans always remember the moments.
The Silent Waters by Brittainy Cherry
I love this woman’s writing – why have I not read more of her?

Jean April 5, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Lisa! I love that book! And yes, I love all of her books!

bev April 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM

You all let me know if and when.

That’s good to know Tessa, cause I really liked that one. Read Coldest girl, but just ok for me.

Kooloo April 5, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Ha Tessa I’m read bev’s rec of Holly Black’s Darkest Forest right now!
Great minds lol
I also DNF the Coldest Girl

The world building and the vivid imagery that overtook my imagination while reading The Crulest Prince was so amazing! Gahhh book 2 is just too far way…

Nay April 5, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Lisa–you NEED to read The Gravity of Us. That book was everything!

bev April 5, 2018 at 3:43 PM

This show and his voice….gah. Just so into it. Look forward to it. You know when at work and just think about picking up that book again? That’s how I am on W &Th with this show.

Kooloo April 5, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Melinda I finished your Pick4Me last night and really like Slammed by
C Hoover – but I should not have read it after right after Robinson’s beautiful perfection aka The Pebble Jar!
If there are those that have not read TPJ… DO IT and DO IT NOW!!!!

One of my very close friends is a genius Slam Poet he is Metis from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where I was born and raised.
His name is Shane Koyczan and some of you may have seen him perform remember this….

Kooloo April 5, 2018 at 3:50 PM

This is one of my favourite slam poems ever written by Shane.
It’s called the Crickets Have Arthritis

Tessa April 5, 2018 at 4:42 PM

FLT part 2:
In the overgrown grass of Mount Auburn Cemetary, my best friend Holly held out her arms.
Dawn by CN Crawford

The End Zone was cute and sweet, but I’d have loved if it had been longer. :) That said, it had at the VERY end a special epilogue to that story, but more VICIOUS! Their son, Vaughn, at 15! *jumps in exceitement*

Jan April 5, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Jean, it is a long book, but just sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s so worth it.

I’m reading my pick-for-me picked by Tessa from my tbr list. It’s Night Broken, #8 in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I’m on a bit of a Briggs roll. Yep, it’s time I caught up with Mercy and Adam. I’ve nearly finished it actually, and it’s really gripping. HATE Adam’s ex-wife, though. What a bee-arch!!

First line: The phone rang while I was elbow-deep in sudsy water.

Hahaha. It does get better……….

Tessa April 5, 2018 at 8:31 PM

My favorite first line is from book ten. ‘I died first, so I made cookies.’ lol

Grey April 5, 2018 at 9:20 PM

I need Manny!

Grey April 5, 2018 at 9:52 PM

New FLT ~ He was eight years old when his obsession began. ~ Painted Faces by LH Cosway, my PFM book this month.

Nay April 5, 2018 at 10:12 PM

I heard about the end of that book, Grey! I don’t know what happens, but…

And I LOVED Painted Faces!!

Amy April 5, 2018 at 10:23 PM

Look at you speedy readers, finishing one book and starting another so you have two FLT’s.




Amy April 5, 2018 at 10:24 PM

Painted Faces… *sigh* LOVED that book!!

Jan April 6, 2018 at 2:09 AM

Haha Tessa. I’m not quite up to that one yet, but it IS a great first line.

I’m gonna do a second first line too (that sounds weird) cos I’ve finished Night Broken now. OMG it’s a really long one. *snorts* Dirty minds.

The crocodile of schoolgirls neatly uniformed in dark blue that was making its way along Great Pulteney Street in Bath at the spanking pace set by Miss Osbourne, one of its teachers, was proceeding from Miss Martin’s School For Girls on the corner of nearby Daniel and Sutton streets in the direction of the Pulteney Bridge and the city itself on the other side of the river.

PHEW!! Yep, that’s really one sentence.

It’s from Simply Love, a HR by Mary Balogh. A reread.

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