Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – April 5th 2016

by Maryse on April 5, 2016 · 146 comments

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*ooooomph!!!* April 5th… er I should say April “something” has always been one of the biggest book days of the year for me ’cause a new BDB book releases each year, that month. And if I remember right, there was always a new Sookie Steakhouse book that month, too (*sigh* I miss them…).

And today proves to be right on target ’cause not only do we have a new Black Dagger Brotherhood (The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood that focuses on one of our FAVORITE brothers – Rhage!! – from our BDB origins),

MichelleS: Rhage! Rhage! Rhage! Rhage! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! He’s a BEAST & I love every inch of Hollywood!!! Best of the BDB. And I adore Mary. Tough little cookie. You know where to find me tomorrow. Up to my eyeballs in hot vampires & their Shellans. Please nobody die!!! OMG. I’m scared!!!!

Danielle: Just started The Beast and I’m thinking I might have a book hangover tomorrow.

but we have the CONCLUSION to the Crossfire series (One with You: A Crossfire Novel (Crossfire Series Book 5), and Gideon is back!!

Kristin: Talk about luck! Just found my copies of the crossfire series, and was hoping to read the last one soon. Now I dont have to wait

Let alone the two books from yesterday’s list (➜ Monday’s Early Bird Book Releases) that released (Paper Princess I’m already reading – a bully-ish sounding one) and Dark Notes, a student-teacher and she’s in her last year of high school *gasp*!!! Yep. My whole reading week is booked solid and it’s gonna be a GOOD one!!


  1. Right by Jana Aston <— LIVE!!! I know SO many in our crew went crazy over “Wrong” and the new release is already in the top 100!!
Gabby:  I’m reading it right now! It’s sooooo good! Definitely getting 5 stars from me!
  1. Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale
  2. Going All the Way (Knights of Passion Book 1) by Megan Ryder <— BASEBALL STAR ALERT!
  3. Restless by Michelle Bellon <— “…why is it that every time she comes close to finding that happily ever after, she runs?”
  4. Falling by Meredith Bond <— PAST LIFE COUPLE “When he hypnotizes Erin to seek a cure for her fears, they discover instead an ancient connection. In a past life, he was a medieval knight and her illicit lover… before things went very wrong.”
  5. Learning to Breathe Again by by Kelli Heneghan <— HE’S THERE FOR HER WHEN SHE COLLAPSES “…when Bayleigh almost collapses in his office, he’s determined to help her and keep her safe. Stranded by an ice storm, Jack is the only one there to pick up the pieces when she has a panic attack.
  6. Found By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series Book 1) by K.L Jessop <— SHE’S AFRAID TO LOVE AGAIN… “That was until she found herself in the arms of a stranger. His generosity was foreign to her; his ability to make her trust was overwhelming.”
  7. Maestro (Homecoming) by R. A. Salvatore <— FANTASY and appears that it’s a HUGE mover and shaker, and it’s a part of a series!
  8. Hold by Claire Kent <— SUPER-SALE and one of our fellow readers is LOVING IT!!!
Laura:  I can’t recall if I found The Hold by Claire Kent on one of your new releases lists but it’s terrific. I stayed up way too late because I just had to know how the story ended. Will Riana survive the brutal prison? Does Cain actually have any feelings for her or is she just a possession? Cain and Riana’s relationship starts off as one of survival that slowly changes into a complicated love. Will likely appeal to readers who enjoyed Michelle O’Leary’s “The Third Sign”.


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

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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).

  • Corps Security: The Series by Harper Sloan <— THE WHOLE SERIES BUNDLED at a super-bargain price!! OMG.
  • Abruption by Riley Mackenzie <— I LOVED THIS ONE and it’s super bargain priced today! (my review)
  • Cotton: Satan’s Fury MC by L. Wilder <— BIKER BOOK & super-bargain priced and it can be read as a standalone… “…when he began to let her in, she didn’t hesitate. She wanted him—all of him. In his arms, she felt safe and protected. She trusted him with her heart… until he broke it, nearly destroying her in the process.”
  • To Love a Billionaire: The Series (Books 1 – 4 ~ Steamy Billionaire Romance) by Miriam Minger <— super-bargain priced!
  • Redwood Pack Box Set 1 (Books 1-3) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— bargain priced bundle AND!!!
  • Enforcer’s Redemption (Redwood Pack Series Book 4) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— Book #4 is super-bargain priced too!!!
  • Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas Book 1) by Charlaine Harris <— Speaking of Charlain Harris… her latest series has a super-bargain priced book right now!!
  • The VIP Trilogy by M. Robinson <— ENTIRE TRILOGY bundled at a bargain price!
  • The Drowning Game: A Novel <— PSYCH-THRILLER super-bargain priced!! She was held captive by her paranoid father for her whole life and so she trained to protect herself… “Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary. But when Petty learns the truth behind her father’s madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined.
  • Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy <— Theresa and Lauren found us this one super-bargain priced today!!



  1. The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD/BDB/RHAGE ALERT!!!
  2. White Tiger (A Shifter’s Unbound Novel) by Jennifer Ashley
  3. Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Trilogy) by Kelley Armstrong <— TESSA IS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE! “I really love the Age of Legends series. It’s scifi with a lot of fantasy elements.” (P.S. Here it is, Fabi!! ;) )
  4. Shadow Rites: A Jane Yellowrock Novel by Faith Hunter
  5. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
  6. A Shade of Vampire 25: A Clan of Novaks by Bella Forrest
  7. Command Decision: Project Gliese 581g by S.E. Smith
  8. Into the Darkness (Darkness Series Book 5) by Katie Reus <— A DEMI GOD & A DEMON ALERT!
  9. Smoke and Fire: A Dark Kings Novel by Donna Grant
  10. Smoke and Fire: Part 4 by Donna Grant
  11. An Immortal’s Song (Dante’s Circle Book 6) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SHE’S HUMAN AND HAS TWO PARANORMAL MEN THAT ARE CLAIMING HER
  12. One Second (Seven Series Book 7) by Dannika Dark
  13. Shifted Under Construction (Bad Boy Alphas) by C.E. Black
  14. Wolf on a Mission (Salvation Pack) by N.J. Walters
  15. From the Ashes (Force of Nature Book 1) by Amber Lynn Natusch
  16. I Dream of Dragons (Boston Dragons) by Ashlyn Chase
  17. Masked (Citizen Saga, Book 4): A Dystopian Romantic Suspense Series by Nicola Claire
  18. The Trouble with Time (Time Rats Book 1) by Lexi Revellian
  19. Sins Against the Sea by Nina Mason <— MERMAN!
  20. We Don’t Need Another Hero by Sierra Dean <— SUPERHERO!
  21. Sixpence & Whiskey (Toil & Trouble Book 1) by Heather R. Blair
  22. The Tribe (The Tribe 1) by Sarah Cass
  23. White Wolf of Avalon, Werewolf Knight (Wolf Maiden Saga Book 2) by Eva Gordon
  24. A Noble’s Love (Bloodmates Book 3) by Jaden Sinclair
  25. Sea of Twisted Souls (Mystical Island Book 3) by Megan Cutler & James Abendroth
  26. Edge of Temptation by Megan Crane



  1. One with You: A Crossfire Novel (Crossfire Series Book 5) by Sylvia Day <— GIDEON CROSSFIRE ALERT!!! This is the GRAND FINALE and it’s almost 500 pages long!! “Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire saga..”
  2. Primal: London Mob Book Two by Michelle St. James
  3. Bachelor for Hire (Bachelor Auction Returns Book 1) by Charlene Sands
  4. Chase Me (Paris Nights Book 2) by Laura Florand
  5. Distant Thunder: Midseason Episode 2 (Rising Storm) by Larissa Ione
  6. Mastered by the CEO by Opal Carew
  7. You’re Still the One: Ribbon Ridge Book Six by Darcy Burke
  8. Masters of the Shadowlands Box Set: Books 1-4 by Cherise Sinclair
  9. Make Me Forget by Beth Kery
  10. Resisting Roots (Lotus House Book 1) by Audrey Carlan <— INJURED BASEBALL PLAYER & A YOGA INSTRUCTOR… “At twenty-four, she doesn’t have time to devote to a man…especially not the devastatingly handsome Trent Fox, who’s known for being a “player” on and off the baseball field.”
  11. Glory over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  12. Reunion Pass: An Eternity Springs novel by Emily March
  13. Heart Like Mine: An Echo Lake Novel by Maggie McGinnis
  14. One Hot Summer: A One and Only Texas Novel by Melissa Cutler
  15. My Perfect Mistake (Over the Top) by Kelly Siskind
  16. Take Me Home Tonight (Rock Star Romance Book 3) by Erika Kelly <— ROCK STAR ALERT!
  17. This One Moment (Pushing Limits) by Stina Lindenblatt
  18. Love Walks In (The Shaughnessy Brothers) by Samantha Chase
  19. The SEAL’s Second Chance: An Alpha Ops Novella by Anne Calhoun
  20. A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready
  21. Challenged (Vipers Creed MC#1) by Ryan Michele <— BIKER BOOK ALERT! “…one bad business decision brought her to her knees, forcing her to call on the one person she had sworn she would never trust again…”
  22. Eight Ways to Ecstasy by Jeanette Grey <— A BILLIONAIRE HERO “Kate Reid’s whirlwind romance with billionaire playboy Rylan Bellamy complicated her life in ways she’d worked to avoid…”
  23. Opportunity Knocks: A Novel by Alison Sweeney
  24. Save Me by Heidi McLaughlin <— DEPLOYED & PRESUMED DEAD and now he’s back… but his wife and daughter are missing (they changed their identities are have been in hiding for years because of a secret!) “For six years she’s been running and she soon realizes that time is catching up with her. Now she has to decide whether to run again or face the ghosts of her past head on.
  25. The Matchmaker’s Playbook (Wingmen Inc. 1) by Rachel Van Dyken
  26. As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark <— MARY HIGGINS CLARK ALERT!In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
  27. Cowboy Justice 12-Pack
  28. Taken Home (Lone Star Burn) by Ruth Cardello
  29. The Temporary Duchess: A Jet City Billionaire Serial Romance (The Billionaire Duke Series Book 3) by Gina Robinson
  30. A Crush on Her Best Friend’s Brother, Part 4 (A Crush on Her Best Friend’s Brother Serials) by Sharon Cummin
  31. The Perfect Fit (a Riley O’Brien & Co. novella) by Jenna Sutton
  32. Husky & Hot (Big & Beautiful Book 7) by Mary E Thompson
  33. Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue) by Katie Ruggle
  34. Catching Summer: A Second Chances Novel by L.P Dover <— FOOTBALL STAR & AN EX-NURSE GRIEVING HER HUSBAND ALERT!After watching her husband die in the MMA ring, Summer spends the next two years fighting her way through the darkness. The last thing she needs is another hardheaded athlete turning her life upside down. But that’s exactly what happens when she meets a gridiron star who’s as skilled at stealing hearts as he is at snagging passes…
  35. Like Never Before (Walker Family Book #2) by Melissa Tagg
  36. Deadly Rivalry (Hardy Brothers Security Book 17) by Lily Harper Hart
  37. Counted With the Stars (Out From Egypt Book #1) by Connilyn Cossette
  38. Remembering Everly (Lost & Found) by J.L. Berg <— HE’S BEEN IN A COMA & CAN’T REMEMBER HIS LIFE, BUT HIS FIANCEE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING… “…As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.”
  39. The Runaway Prophet (Morgan James Fiction) by Michele Chynoweth
  40. The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon
  41. The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets by Jan Moran
  42. Bound to You by Skylar Nightingale
  43. K-9 Rescue Series, Books 1-3 + A Novella (A K-9 Rescue Novel) by D. D. Ayres
  44. Rock Dirty (New Adult Rock Star Romance) (Rock Candy Book 2) by Virna DePaul <— ROCK STAR ALERT! He’s a drummer stuck at the airport with a cancelled tour and he sees a pretty girl heading to Paris… so he decides to fly there, too! And he sits next to her on the plane… “She has a fresh reputation to build, and being seen with Tucker won’t help. Yet Tucker’s bad boy allure is impossible to resist and so is his softer side, which makes her feel cherished and worthy. Tucker has a decision to make—does he fight for his band, or does he commit to the woman he’s come to care about, a woman who longs for love and stability his rock star lifestyle can’t give?
  45. Awaken Me (The Jaded Series Book 4) by Alex Grayson
  46. Ties That Bind (Student Bodies Book 6) by Pandora Pine
  47. Deeper: Descent: Book Two of The Deeper Chronicles by allyn lesley
  48. Brave Enough: A Tall, Dark, and Dangerous (“Tall, Dark, and Dangerous”) by M. Leighton <— HURT AFTER FAKE RELATIONSHIP ALERT! “When he suggested we pretend to be engaged, I thought he was the answer to all my problems. He wasn’t. And, in his wake, he left nothing but scorched earth and me…”
  49. Walker (Bad Boys of X-Ops Book 1) by Rie Warren
  50. The Workaholic and the Realist (New Hampshire Bears Book 2) <— A HOCKEY STAR WORKAHOLIC & A 40-year old realist…
  51. No Law (Law Series Book 3) by Camille Taylor
  52. Captivated On 5th Avenue: Book 3 (5th Avenue Romance Series) by Abbie St. Claire
  53. Finding Forever by Kimberley Hatch
  54. Dream By the Fire (North Pole, Alaska Book 6) by Noelle Fox
  55. Caged (Bound Book 2) by Leona Keyoko Pink <— MOB/INFAMOUS CRIME LORD & HE TAKES HER ALERT! (actually, you’ll need to read book #1 Kept (Bound Book 1) first, though)
  56. Summer’s Road: (A Seasmoke Friends Novel) by Kelly Moran
  57. Patrick’s Promise (The Cloverleaf Series Book 3) by Gloria Herrmann
  58. Stockholm Diaries, Caroline 2 by Rebecca Hunter
  59. Renegade: Asphalt Cowboys, 1 by Madison Sevier
  60. Fearless (Broken Love Book 5) by B.B. Reid <— BULLY SERIES ALERT!! This is the final book in the series… “Her love saved me from the monster. Mine turned her into one…”
  61. Dancing with Billy the Kid (In Time) by Terri Meeker
  62. Better with You (Outback Skies) by Lexxie Couper
  63. Chasing Eva (In Light of Shadows Book 1) by Camellia Hart
  64. Las Vegas Sidewinders: Dominic by Kat Mizera  <— HOCKEY STAR & ABUSED WIFE/OLDER WOMAN-YOUNGER MAN ALERT!! He sees her husband hurting her and he defends her… but she’s leary… “Besides, how could a hotshot player like Dom really care about a woman so much older than he?”
  65. Chasing Dreams by Alison Mello
  66. Forbidden Heat (Firework Girls Book 1) by J.L. White
  67. Midnight Heat (Firework Girls Book 2) by J.L. White
  68. Deciding Love (Bloomfield Series Book 3) by Janelle Stalder


PRE-ORDERS (next couple of days AND next week’s)

  1. Right by Jana Aston - April 6th 2016
  2. Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale - April 6th 2016
  3. Virgins: An Outlander Novella (Kindle Single) by Diana Gabaldon – April 8th 2016
  4. The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter  – April 11th 2016
  5. Once Upon A Dream by Mary Balogh – April 12th 2016
  6. Listen To Me: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby – April 12th 2016
  7. Forever Rockers (The Rocker…Series Book 12) by Terri Anne Browning – April 12th 2016
  8. Rogue Belador: Belador book 7 by Dianna Love – April 12th 2016
  9. The Player (The Game Maker Series) by Kresley Cole – April 12th 2016
  10. The Obsession by Nora Roberts – April 12th 2016
  11. The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn – April 12th 2016
  12. Bitter Blood (Blood and Moonlight Book 3) by Cynthia Eden – April 12th 2016
  13. Devoted: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake – April 12th 2016
  14. HUSH (Black Lotus #3) (The Black Lotus Series) by E.K. Blair – April 12th 2016
  15. Wed to a SEAL: Hot SEALs by Cat Johnson – April 12th 2016
  16. Resist (Spontagio Family) by Missy Johnson – April 12th 2016


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Tessa April 5, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Fearless… Mine!

How did I not know about Forest of Ruin. I’m checking the library for that one right now.

Glittering Court does sound like the Selection. Librarying that too. I love Rochelle Mead, so I’ll probably love it.

Maryse April 5, 2016 at 11:42 AM

YAY Tessa!!! So happy to help!!! :D

Tessa April 5, 2016 at 11:49 AM

You totally did. Especially Forest of Ruin. I really love the Age of Legends series. It’s scifi with a lot of fantasy elements. So big thank you! *squeezie hugs*

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 11:54 AM

Tessa, I got a sample of Glittering Court already. But I didn’t notice Forest of Ruin. Running off to check that one out.

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Ugh! I’m blind. I still don’t see it.

Maryse April 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Fabi it’s #3 in the Paranormal section…

Ela April 5, 2016 at 12:02 PM


Maryse April 5, 2016 at 12:03 PM

hahahahahah!!!!! Yes… today for sure.

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 12:07 PM

LOL!!! Thank you Maryse!

Maryse April 5, 2016 at 12:09 PM

*snort* My pleasure, Fabi! ;)

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM

ooohhhh, I’m getting this one: The Trouble with Time (Time Rats Book 1) by Lexi Revellian <—that's Fabi's alley!

Theresa April 5, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Marsye, Lisa Hughey just popped up with a new release in the Cipher Series. Thought that was dead but just got a newsletter

S.R. Grey April 5, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Hi Maryse! If you want to add “The After of Us”, it ‘s is on pre-order for only 99 cents (limited time) and will release on April 7. :)

Amy April 5, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Does anyone know how bad the CH is in Paper Princess? Like, does it just set things up for the next book or is it a scream-at-my-iPad CH?

I really want to give PP a shot because it sounds SO good, but after the season finale of Walking Dead (STILL furious over that) I’m going to lose my sh!t if I run into another horrid CH…

Amy April 5, 2016 at 2:05 PM

And no, I still haven’t started Stanton yet. No real reading time the last few days. :?

Maryse…you started Stanton, right? What do you think of it so far?

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 2:17 PM

It’s only second hand news, but I heard PP has a scream-at-my-iPad CH

Amy April 5, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Well, damn.

Thanks Fabi. ;)

Ela April 5, 2016 at 2:33 PM

THANKS FABI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bev April 5, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Oh come on Amy. Maryse said if you read PP she will watch Sherlock for you.

PS Love Downton Abbey. Maggie Smith is amazing. Best one liners, so quick.

Cheryl April 5, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Amy, Cristina said in the previous post—> ” Warning: The CH is a doozie!! The next book is a continuation of the story.”

So, on my tbr waiting for sequel list.

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Cool Cheryl. You have one of those lists too. We’ll just give these wonderful authors enough time to actually finish their book, and then we’ll read it. :-)

Julie o April 5, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Ok I’m just going to go ahead and bitch…. I think it is ridiculous how long we have waited for the sequel to the Crossfire series. It is pretty bad when I practically have to re-read the entire series bc I can’t remember it before I read the last book. I love Gideon but will think very hard about purchasing any other “series” books from Sylvia Day. Now that I have that off my chest I am really excited about all my reading options in the next couple of weeks. YEAH
ME !!!!

Arti April 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

I stayed up all night and finished PP and it was great! Reminded me of the fallen crest series. And yes, I did a scream-at-my-kindle at the end. But I went in knowing to expect the CH and I’m not disappointed bc it was GOOD!

Linda April 5, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Yeah what Julie O said!!!! AND I’m feeling very very pouty because I too love Gideon and I’ve only been skimming the reviews ever so delicately but the reviews are really upsetting me!!!! I don’t want a s#*tty ending to this series. K I’m done now!!!!!

Grey April 5, 2016 at 5:33 PM

*giggle*… *snort*… *bust a gut guffaw* All of y’all are talking about Paper Princess… for the love of all that’s holy… can we please type it out… no PP… *tear*

sorry, I haven’t been sleeping much since hubby’s surgery so I’ve regressed to the humor of a 10 year old today…

I’m at 70% of Unseen Messages, then I’m going in with The Beast. If Paper Princesses is scream at my kindle, there is no way… just no. Can’t do it. And if I’m gonna have to reread all the Crossfire books… that’s a no too.

Maryse April 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM


I just re-read it a la “Grey” and now I’m reading “I just finished pipi”


Maryse April 5, 2016 at 5:50 PM

After pp I’m onto Beast…

Kim L April 5, 2016 at 6:01 PM

So excited especially about The Beast. Love Rhage <3 My favorite Brother!!!!

Lauren April 5, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Books 3 & 4 of the Broken Love series by B.B. Reid are $.99 right now, down from $2.99….I guess the price went down because book 5 came out today (see above new releases). Books 1 & 2 are about one couple, books 3 & 4 are another couple (I think the main male characters are twin brothers). Then I think book 5 features both couples.

Maryse April 5, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Amy… I’m not far enough into (Stanton) it to have an opinion either way, but the start and the emotion and the intensity HOOKED me… the reveal too!

Then they had a fight, and she said his name like 50 times in the span of 2 pages and I was all… whoa.

Okay I’m exaggerating on the amount of times the heroine said his name as she was yelling at him, but it was just distractingly overwhelming so I put it down for a bit (I think perhaps it was missed in editing) and then I’ll try again…

bev April 5, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Hmm. Maybe one of the issues that happens with two writers. I was thinking of reading that one when I was finished with Isla and the Happily Ever After.
I probably still will. The set up sounds fun.
It’s weird though. I like the bad boy/good girl angsty reads. When they first hate each other but slowly fall. But, and big BUT, not too much hate. Not when it’s all screaming and name calling the whole time. I feel like I’m hearing it. Then they end up unlikable. I need the barbs to have some humor and love when it turns slowly into banter as they are around each other more.
I thought Act Like It did this well though maybe not angst or hate filled enough for some. She disliked him and he just disliked everyone.
Ok, that was a ramble.

Michelle April 5, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Awesome list! I will start with The Glittering Court since I’ve been waiting for it, although it has some mixed reviews. Won’t be until this weekend thou since I have 3 books partially read; Dirty Red, Avoiding Responsibility and After I Do (audible). At least they are all ones that have been sitting in my TBR that maybe (ok never) will get smaller…

Theresa April 5, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Got one off my TBR list – Bad Things. Now who is reading the Beast- I have this series in Hardcover so I get to see the great cover

bev April 5, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Just watched Man Up a fast and pretty good romcom.

Cheryl April 5, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Yep!! *High fives Fabi*

Dear God, after waiting 4 years there better not be a sh!tty ending to the Crossfire Series!

bev April 5, 2016 at 9:32 PM

I don’t know why but found thsee two stories cute. I just listened to a interview of Emma Thompson. She told the story that her husband was told that he would meet his future wife on the set of Sense and Sensibility. And since she was married he tried to woo Kate Winslet believing it was her. The interviewer asked if she could mention how handsome Emma’s husband, Greg Wise, is. And Emma laughed and said no he is beautiful and that waking up to see that face every day is an aesthetic pleasure.

Fabi April 5, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Theresa, which Bad Things did you read? Or, by who, I should say?

Jan130 April 6, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Mmm. One Second by Dannika Dark is out at last. Hooray. It’s tucked away in Paranormals at No. 12. Final book in the Seven series. A good strong well-written series if you like shifters/ werewolves. This series is an original take on werewolves, with interesting characters, some nice romance, some suspense and adventure. (Nice cover too …) I’m ready to jump back into that world right now with One Second. (Where’s my coffee and chocolate biccies?)

Theresa April 6, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Fabi, Bad Things. R K Liley . Read Up in the Air last year but was waiting for price drop in series. Got Bad Things a while back but just read. What a roller coaster! I hope the other books drop in price. I think it left me in a good spot to put on back burner.

The Dannika Dark I need to start over, think I read the first one.

Reading the Beast in hardcover, playing with my eyes on the print. And the language and wordy explanations throughs me off until I get i to it.

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM

The CH in Paper Princess is definitely throw the Ipad/Kindle kind of ending. I would suggest to all those that do not like CHs to wait for the next book, but then there’s another after that in October too.

I read some of the reviews on the last Crossfire book and they are definitely mixed. Cheryl, I’m with you! I hope it’s not a horrible ending after waiting this long! Honestly the only thing that could really disappoint me, is if there isn’t a proper epilogue. After this long journey with these two, I want it all and then some! Normally I don’t read reviews on sequels, but after the Ground Rules #3 debacle of 2016, I come prepared now. I only read them if it’s about a series that I’m deeply invested in. I can’t go through that again. I try to come prepared now. ;-)

Ela April 6, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Is anyone reading or already read One With You?

Jean April 6, 2016 at 9:46 AM

This list is out of control! I like the sound of Save Me and Catching Summer.

I just finished Backstage Pass (yes, I’m late to the game) and absolutely loved it! Damn, the sex was hot in this book! Loved all the band members and look forward to their individual stories!

I’m only up to book 10 of BDB seris, but with The Beast out, it really makes me want to get back to it asap! That price though…..damn…

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 10:22 AM

Jean, is Backstage Pass by Elizabeth Nelson or by Olivia Cunning? Also, can you tell me if the story went into a little detail about the music aspect of the plot?

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Oooh, Jean! Next is Sed’s book. I loved that one. Sed and Eric are my two favorite stories. Sed’s is hot and funny. *grins*

Theresa, how can you read that end of Bad Things and be content? I went into shock, then waited (im)patiently for the next. That series hurt so much.

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Fabi, I didn’t know there was a different Backstage Pass. The one by Olivia is filled with music aspects. That is a HUGE pet peeve of mine: rock star romances without a rock star life. Olivia Cummings is the epitome of portraying the music making portion right.

Jean April 6, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Fabi, Olivia Cunning…..and yes, what Tessa said, it’s filled musical aspect. I really loved it! Jumped right into book 2!

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 11:41 AM

yeaa, yeaa, yeaa, I’m adding Backstage Pass to my read next tbr right now.

Sheesh, Jean, your recs lately have kept me squeeing like a little girl.

Tessa, was it you who recommended Existence by Abbi Glines? I’m listening to it right now and I love it!

Theresa April 6, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Tessa, not content, just was a good enough ending to switch over to The Beast. Trying to wait fior price drop plus I have so many preorders coming out. Also, it was heart retching but slow for me. I really like romantic suspense. Or more twists, kinda flat for me.

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Maryse…psst Maryse *whispers* you know…we haven’t had a cover model interview in a while and … remember that cover model for Logan Kade? Yeah, just thought I’d whisper a reminder in your ear. ;-)

Jean April 6, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Yay fabi! I’m only 16% into book 2 (Rock Hard) and wow, this series is just getting better and better! I am loving Sed’s story! Kicking myself for not reading it sooner….I’ve had it downloaded since 2013!

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 12:33 PM

wow, 3 years and it finally found it’s way to the top of your tbr. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to any of the books I downloaded that long ago. I can barely keep up with the ones coming out and new recs that I want to read.

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Jean, isn’t Sed a laugh? I’m so glad you like the series!

Fabi, either me if Amy. I think? I think Amy recommended it and I piped up in saying how much I loved it.

I have to say this. Ove only recommended one music based story that wasn’t heavy on the music aspect. That story was so character driven, I let it slide. Other than that, if I recommend a music story, it will be heavy in music aspects. :-)

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM

I’m on a huge paranormal kick again. Finished Born in Fury yesterday. Now I can’t decide between Harrison’s The Drafted or Mead’s Bloodlines.

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 1:10 PM

OK, then thank you Amy and Tessa for the Existence rec. I’m loving it.

Tessa, good to know about your music plot recs. There’s nothing more annoying for me than picking up a book with a music driven plot only to find out that music was only vaguely mentioned throughout the book.

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Or the book is just” lyrics writing”. *eye twitches* I hate that. No actual music, just poetry.

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Fabi, cover model interview you say?! *turns slightly with eyebrows raised*

Maryse, I happily nominate the cover model for Ricochet by Keri Lake. Ya know, just in case you need another option. ;-)

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 1:45 PM

oooh, Tessa, major pet peeve. I love music but don’t love poetry. I know that’s weird, but it is what it is. I just hate the “lyrics books”.

Tessa, can I just assume you read Maybe Someday? The way Ridge played guitar and listened to her singing. *sigh* I will never get over the beauty of that book. (<— there are no spoilers in that statement)

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Cristina! OMG yes!

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Fabi and Tessa, I feel the same way about the music aspects in a story.

Fabi, I LOVE music, but not a fan of poetry. It’s not weird at all. The music (beat and/or voice) is what makes the words come alive. I could read a poem and think “meh,” but put it with the right melody and/or voice and BAM!, it reverberates throughout my body. mind, and soul. I’m a huge music lover. I could literally spend hours with my headphones on. Kind of like that Matt Nathanson song, “Headphones.” That’s totally me. :-)

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM

Fabi, and that guy of the cover of Ricochet… holy hell. I’d love the scoop on that beautiful man!

If you need any help with that interview Maryse, I could totally make myself available, any place and any time! I’d use my emergency back-up Kindle fund to help pay for that plane ticket and that is saying something! ;-)

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM

*on* not of… my typing skills lately have been that of a second grader. Lol

Ela April 6, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Alrighty then…going in with One With You…low expectations…

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 3:21 PM

I did love Maybe Someday. That par was so sweet. I like poetry, but I play poems musically in my head. I always have. So that’s not what bugs me about the lyrics thing, but more it doesn’t feel real. Music writing is lyrics and music working together, not here are lyrics, make it work. *wrinkles nose*

Jean April 6, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Yes! I second that request for the cover model of Ricochet!

Tessa, yes I’m loving Sed and really can’t wait for Jace and Trey’s books!

Fabi, I took Amy’s advice and created folders for the years I downloaded the books and have been trying to jump from year to year to clean up my list. Of course I get sidetracked by new shiny releases. But I’ve found some good ones like the Sinners, Red Hill, Bone Deep….so it’s somewhat working!

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM

I’ve been trying to figure out for a while how Amy figured out when she downloaded her books. Are you going by date of purchase on Amazon and using the Amazon Manage your Content and Devices list?

Grey April 6, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Ohhhh, I loved that series by Olivia Cunning. Didn’t I hear that she released a new one in that series relatively recently?? I must investigate that. Because that author is bank… and the smut *fans self* mmmhmmm… But music and rockstars… those books had it all!

Still on the island…

At 89% however…

Jean April 6, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Fabi, that would be one way to do it, but I had a spreadsheet I started a long time ago that I add the books I buy by date purchased. It took some time to organize in Kindle, but was so worth it!

Jean April 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Grey, I am loving these rockstars! They are each so unique, not just in their personalities, but their sexuality. Loving this series! Can’t put it down!

jen April 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

I LOVED Hold by Claire Kent. it was one of my favorite books from 2015. STEAMY!!

Theresa April 6, 2016 at 5:36 PM

Tessa, read Bloodlines not near as good as the oruginal series too YA fir me and too slow. Didn’t try Harrison’s new series, let me know on that one. I loved the Hollows!

Theresa April 6, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Tessa, dud you read Jennifer Ashley’s shifter series still going too. It’s different- they came out and humans put them in shifter towns. Good series I think. Paige Tyler has a more suspense series ai like ad well still going

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 5:44 PM

I don’t think I’ve read her shifter series. It’s been a while since I’ve read her. I should check the library for it. I remember liking her.

Fabi April 6, 2016 at 5:45 PM

Theresa, that’s the Shifter’s Unbound series. I’ve read the first four. One of those series I keep meaning to get back to.

Cheryl April 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Ok, finally finished re-reading Captivated By You, so I’m starting One With You. Ms. Day owes us a stellar finale and an awesome epilogue after jerking us around for 4 years! *crosses fingers- if not, she goes on the do not read author list* :>

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Jean, Eric’s story will shock you with how utterly sweet he is.

Grey April 6, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Finally finished unseen messages. Whew… Now, on to the Beast!!!

Tessa April 6, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Oh, Theresa, I’m remembering trying to read Bloodlines and yeah. Too much travel without substance for me. Anyone else read it? Is there more than travel?

Cristina April 6, 2016 at 10:32 PM

I finished “The Matchplayer’s Playbook” by Rachel Van Dyken today. I was ready for a light-hearted read this time around. It was a really great romantic comedy, reminiscent of Emma Chase’s books. Ian Hunter and his best friend, Lex, run a company called “Wingmen, Inc.” Basically they help the frumpy, shy girls land their dream men, essentially by playing their “Wingman.” And of course there are rules. However, things get messy when Ian starts falling for his latest client who happens to be rooming with his other best friend, Gabi. There is a lot of great and witty banter between the characters which had me laughing out loud at times. I like the concept of the story and it kept my attention the entire time. A solid 4.5 stars! If you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, I recommend this one!

Renee April 6, 2016 at 10:40 PM

Maryse did you see that Penny Reid has the Player and the Pixie coming out next week?

Amy April 6, 2016 at 11:29 PM

GAH! The spring quarter started this week, and being the amazingly bright person I am (*eyeroll*) I thought they started next week. At least I bought all of my books and supplies a couple of weeks ago so when I checked my calendar on Sunday I was ready to go. BUT I have had no reading time, my brain is fried (I love science classes but damn…), and I miss being able to chat with y’all whenever I want! :( I. MISS. YOU. GUYS!!!!

Yay Fabi!!! I really, really liked the Existence series. And it’s no surprise you’re lovin’ Jean’s recs…she always makes good ones. ;)

Amy April 6, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Fabi, that’s exactly how I did it…I went to the manage content and devices page, then I sorted it by purchase date, oldest to newest. From there I just toggled back and forth between the collections in my Kindle app and the purchases page, and it *was* a bit time consuming but actually pretty easy. And now I’m SO glad I did that because I don’t freak out as much about my unread books when I know I’m actually making a dent in the older purchases. ;)

Amy April 7, 2016 at 12:10 AM

Alright, last comment before I head to bed. See what happens when I don’t chat with y’all throughout the day? Word vomit.

Tessa…are you talking about the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead? I read all of them and actually liked them better than her VA series, but I also always loved Adrian more than Dimitri (sp?), and I was so mad at Rose over what she did to Adrian. And even though I didn’t care for Sydney in VA, I *loved* her in the BL series. What I loved was how Sydney grew and changed so much throughout BL, and Adrian wasn’t the typical bada$$ H like Dimitri. He was just…Adrian. Cocky and arrogant but such a sweetheart and so vulnerable once he allowed her to see it. Book 1 was okay, but things REALLY seemed to pick up by book 2 and just got better from there. And this totally summed up how us Adrian lovers felt at the end of book 2…

Sydney, Adrian, and red slushies…so freaking sweet, that scene.

Jan130 April 7, 2016 at 1:36 AM

Thanks Theresa for reminding me about Shifters Unbound. Think I read Book 1 ages ago and liked it but then I must have gotten sidetracked by something else on the TBR. I’m just in the mood for some shifters, too. Cristina, I’m liking the sound of the Rachel Van Dyken. I love a good romantic comedy. Might give it a try when my shifter urges are sated. (Hang on, I don’t think that came out right…???)

Melinda April 7, 2016 at 5:12 AM

I just finished last night Easy Virtue and then followed with Sweetest Venom Virtue series 2 by Mia Asker. SoOooo So So Good. best book this year has everything heaps of feeling and lots of Angst. Has a similar feel of Tristan and Danika. Especially through the second book. Keeps your emotions on tender hooks right until the end. Give it a try you won’t be disappointed. Book 1 is cliff hanger so lucky I didn’t start until book 2 came out.

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 7:21 AM

Amy, girl, you have a lot going on with moving AND starting school. Best of luck with your new classes.

Grey April 7, 2016 at 8:19 AM

“Ants under the skin.” The Beast by J.R. Ward. *squeeeee*

Ela April 7, 2016 at 8:25 AM

See now I was all for TEAM DIMITRI (love me the dark broading (sp?) alpha badass) Adrian was ok….nice and sweet but NOT the guy for Rose JUST NO! I read the first book in BL and thought it was meh so I gave up but now I have new hope, thanks Amy…

Reading One With You and let me just say that Damn this book seems LONG!

Ela April 7, 2016 at 8:28 AM

“”I’ll f**k you there, given the chance,” I said tightly, “but I’m not sleeping with you.”" One With You, Sylvia Day

bev April 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM


“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on vicodin, but that guy–that guy right over there–that’s him.
The him.”

Ok two lines. I have not had time to read it since I almost stayed up all night. Really like it and when do finish onto PP.

bev April 7, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Should say it’s from Isla aND the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 10:25 AM

I like your first line Bev.

I had no idea today was Thursday. As I was drinking my coffee this morning, I was wracking my brain trying to figure out if today was Tuesday or Wednesday. I finally gave up and looked at my phone. :-O It’s Thursday. Happy day. Only one more until the weekend when I plan on vegging out with nothing but reading.

“It’s hard to arrest a man who owns a time travel device; if he sees you coming he can press a couple of buttons and be sometime else.” The Trouble with Time by Lexi Revellian

Renee April 7, 2016 at 11:28 AM

I’ve been reading A Thousand Boy Kisses and have completely fallen out of touch with the rest of the world. I don’t know what I thought about it. It was an emotional ride, that’s for sure. But the epilogue? I think I need answers if anyone’s read it! I gave it 3 stars, my 17 yr old gave it 100 stars lol.

Now I’m reading 2 books, “Stanton” finally and “Yes, Mr. Van Der Wells,” and since everyone seems to have already read the first one, I’ll quote the first line from the second. “My wife is a whore.”

Happy reading!

Jean April 7, 2016 at 12:48 PM

First line Thursday:

“Within seconds of meeting a man, Aggie could assign him to one of two lists.” (Hot Ticket, book 3 of Sinners on Tour series, Olivia Cunning). Loving it… can’t stop reading this series!

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 12:53 PM

What two lists???

Renee April 7, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Jean I read the first one after I’d read something Maryse said about it being explicitly jaw dropping (summarizing there). I’ll admit it, I was curious ;) My husband was a huge Dimebag fan, so he got a kick out of the dedication. I on the other hand struggled not to picture him as Brian! No thanks!

I was surprised how much I liked it! Good to know you are enjoying the rest of them since I have the whole set. I usually don’t like series that leap from one protagonist to the next, but maybe I should give it a try!

Jean April 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Renee, each book is so unique in its own way!

Here ya go fabi,
List A: Men Not Worth My Time. List B: Men I’d Like to F#@k.

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 1:12 PM

haaaaa, she has no middle ground huh?

Tessa April 7, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Oooh, Jace was third, not Eric? Jace’s is okay. His brand of insecurity, though, just melts me. I will say, though, it’s my least favorite of all of them. I think it had more to his sexual preferences rather than anything wrong with the story.

Amy, I’ll give it a second t(third?) try. I don’t remember who I was rooting for in VA. I read the series too long ago, and none grabbed my heart like Seth did. First, I have to finish a book I started a while ago and then left behind.

‘Some job.’
Tackled by Sabrina Paige

Yeah, that’s it as a first line. :P I like this, but only 3.5 stars worth so far. I’m over half way through and I don’t really know the characters that well. It’s definitely steamy, though.

Amy April 7, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Thanks Fabi! My middle-aged brain is NOT absorbing info like when it was a 20-year-old brain. *snort*

Ela…you should give BL a chance again! I agree that Adrian was not for Rose (Dimitri definitely WAS) but I loved Adrian and hated what she did to him. :( BL really delved into his mental issues because of Spirit and it endeared him to me even more. But the pictures of him on the covers…NO. That is NOT my Adrian. *shakes head*

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM

idk Amy, my 20 year old brain could only think “boys, boys, boyzzz”. I wasn’t exactly focused on schoolwork. :-/

Ela April 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM


Where as Sinners on Tour, I still need to read 3 and 4 because the author or her publisher decided to release 5 before 3 and 4 at the time they were all being systematically released….5 IS HAWT Trey’s loving ways were just out of this world….just sayin’

Jean April 7, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Tessa, Tackled was going to be next for me, but I’m still on tour with the Sinners! Lol! Keep me updated on how you like it.

Amy April 7, 2016 at 3:08 PM

LOL Fabi!!!! Fortunately I was married when I started college waaaaayyyyy back when, so I wasn’t chasing boys anymore…if I *had not* been married then I probably would have been a raging slut and lovin’ every minute of it. Yeah, I said it. :P

Ela…Sydney WAS stuck up to begin with and she changed SO much throughout the series to the point where I absolutely adored her by the end. Keep me updated when you read it so I can relive it vicariously through you!

Amy April 7, 2016 at 3:11 PM

OOOOH!!! I just saw your comment about reading BL, Tessa…YES!! Read it!!!! :D

Renee, the epilogue in Boy Kisses…I may not have ugly cried with that book, but holy moly was that epilogue a gut punch! :?

Renee April 7, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Amy…but how!! I need to know the “how”!

Off topic, I just noticed there’s another Renee. Should I change my screen name or will it lock me out like it did when I tried to use a different email?

Grey April 7, 2016 at 6:03 PM

*sobs* I need Manny….

Tessa April 7, 2016 at 6:15 PM

*grabs Manny and hands it over to Grey*

Tessa April 7, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Alright, that from the Beast book? *hugs her and hands over a white russian* Need a blankie fort too?

Grey April 7, 2016 at 6:21 PM

*Nods and sniffles incoherently* I need all the feels-healers for this one.

Fabi April 7, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Grey – from The Beast??? no way

bev April 7, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Manny was in the back of a moving truck and saw his chance.
He made a break for it.
Be free little man, be free!

Grey April 7, 2016 at 6:26 PM

I can say that there has been a whole lot of Brother Vishous so far who is my very favorite of all of the BDB…. So there is that. (I had to put kindle down and walk away.)

Tessa April 7, 2016 at 6:27 PM

*grabs Manny again and hands him to Grey*

*puts up a blankie fort*

It’s gotta be bad to have that reaction.

Grey April 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM

I love J.R. Ward, my 5 minute break is over, I drank my drink, I’ve got Manny and I’m in the blankie fort…I may or may not have a bottle or two of wine and chocolate with me, just in case LOL!

bev April 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM

No. No. No. Manny is in the keys with his people. Maryse will say hello for you.

Maryse April 7, 2016 at 6:36 PM

He’s in the KEYS??! Who has him. I wanna snuggle!

Maryse April 7, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Oh I’m loving the sound of this…

bev April 7, 2016 at 6:47 PM
Tessa April 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Awww look we have two Mannys now. Manny and Manny Jr.

Jean April 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Wow, Grey’s reaction to The Beast is a little scary and upsetting. I gotta catch up on that series asap!

Haha bev! Manny will never escape us!

MichelleS April 7, 2016 at 7:28 PM

First Line Thursday: “Ants under the skin.” well… that sucks,,, so let me add line two… “As Rhage transferred his weight from one shitkicker to the other, he felt like his bloodstream had come to a soft boil and the bubbles were tickling the underside of every square inch of his flesh” NOW THAT’S MORE LIKE IT. – The Beast, JR Ward.

It’s a good thing I love this series so much and have invested so much time into it and adore the main characters. Ms. Ward is sometime hard to read. I just ignore it after a while. Too much modern weird lingo from the brothers only, and then the ones from Europe sound like a Regency novel, and then there’s the aristocracy from Caldwell…. LOL… just too much! But I love Rhage and all the brothers, so I will put up with it.

I am not planning on reading Sylvia Day. Can’t remember where they left off and it’s just been too long. I don’t care anymore! Sad, I know. The only novel I will wait that long for in a series is Outlander.

I, too, loved the Sinners on Tour. It was my first ever Rock Star read – and it was also the first review I ever read of Maryse’s. LOL. Yup….

Hopefully I can get some good reading time in this weekend. Need to get back to Stanton series too.

DG April 7, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Coming up for air….just finished Captivated by You….totally loved it. To me, it was better than book 3. Not sure why I waited sooo long to read it! Diving into One with You NOW! YAY ME!!!

Amy April 7, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Renee…it doesn’t say how. Location 5289, top of the page (on my Kindle) is the most info we get on that. ;)

*peeks in on Grey in the blankie fort and gives thumbs up* Looks like you’re good to go. Man, all of that from The Beast?? I wish I wasn’t so far behind on the BDB series. :?

Amy April 7, 2016 at 8:18 PM

*gasp* Manny would never leave us!! That picture was photoshopped, I tell ya.

Alright, I finally have a bit of reading time so I’m off to start NOLA. I’ll never take reading time for granted again!

bev April 7, 2016 at 8:23 PM

That’s Manny and his mama. Look at him. He is totally trying to hide. Told her he doesn’t want to go back to those women who get snuffles, chocolate, and wine all over him.

Cheryl April 7, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Reading One With You. Boy, this is dragging. We know both of them are f&cked up so how many times do we have to read about how they are managing/not managing their feelings?! More psychobabble than story. I do love me some Gideon but…

Amy what’s BL?

Cheryl April 7, 2016 at 8:39 PM

Sugar Rush by Tracey Ward was released today. I read the previous book Rookie Mistake. NFL players- Each book in the Offensive Line series is a STANDALONE following a different player every time.

Amy April 7, 2016 at 8:43 PM

No, that’s Manny’s twin. I’M his adoptive mama! Oh, and he loves chocolate and wine. Like his mama. :P

Cheryl…it’s the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. I guess that’s not a good acronym, huh? It’s a spinoff of the Vampire Academy series and SO good, especially for those of us who loved Adrian.

Cristina April 7, 2016 at 8:45 PM

I randomly picked a book off my TBR list entitled, “Sweetest Sin” by Sosie Frost. So in honor of first line Thursday, here is the first line:

“Forgive me, Father… We can’t do this anymore.” Oh yes!

And… Here’s another excerpt:

Father Rafe: “It is not a transgression if we speak after Mass, or if you help me carry supplies for the youth group, or if we stay late to clean the nave. These are not sins – unless you have succombed another way..”

Honor: “I swallowed. I had surrendered to something worse. Something damning. Something amazing.”

(She says out loud to Father Rafe)
“Bless me Father. I HAVE sinned.”

I’m about 46% in and it’s pretty damn good! We’ll see.. I’m about to dive back in now!

Cristina April 7, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Hey Amy! It’s good to see you back in here! I hope you’re settled in? We missed you too! :-)

Tessa April 7, 2016 at 9:55 PM

Alright, BL now. :-) Especially if two will be better.

Amy April 7, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Well damn, Cristina…I had to click that one immediately. Taboo, taboo, TABOOOOOOOOO!!!!! And you’re so sweet. *hugs* Not even close to settled in with still trying to finish up at the old house and taking classes but, meh…*shrugs* We’ll get there. ;)

Yep Tessa, book 2 is better than book 1, and in book 3 things REALLY take off. I’m so excited you’re reading them!!! :D

Amy April 7, 2016 at 11:18 PM

It’s late but I had to pass these along…there are some GOOD ones in the list!

In Your Dreams by Amy Martin – FREE
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy – FREE
Chasing Justice by Danielle Stewart – FREE
In Her Way by Eryn Scott – FREE
Damian by Jessica Wood – FREE
Seven Years by Dannika Dark – .99
The Sixes by Kate White – .99
The MacKlenna Family Legacy Box set by Katherine Lowry Logan – .99
Turning Tables by Heather and Rose MacDowell – .99
The Devil You Know by Adrian Lilly – .99
Losing Her by Mariah Dietz – .99
Changeling Moon by Dani Harper – .99
The Bad Things by Mary-Jane Riley – .99
Someone Out There by Catherine Hunt – .99
Mind Dimensions: Books 0-2 by Dima Zales – .99
The Music of Razors by Cameron Rogers – .99
In the Mirror by Kaira Rouda – .99
Speaking Greek by Selena Laurence – .99
Not the One by Amy Daws – .99
Her Forever Hero by Melody Anne – 1.99
Longbourn by Jo Baker – 1.99
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris – 1.99
The Truth About You by Susan Lewis – 1.99

Cristina April 8, 2016 at 8:39 AM

I’m going to have to check out Bloodlines myself. I haven’t had a good paranormal in a while. I’m trying to remember who Adrian was? I read Vampire Academy, but it was over a year ago.

Amy, I’ve moved several times over the last 10-15 years. I had three small kids, all less than two years apart, and a husband that worked 60-80 hours a week. One thing I learned that eventually became my mantra is “It’ll get done when it gets done.” You’ll get there. ;-)

bev April 8, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Amy, so exciting, but tiring. I’m only taking 1 to 2 classes, online, and it, occasionally,is kicking my reading butt.

Ela April 8, 2016 at 8:53 AM

Wow! Thanks Amy!

Cheryl! I couldn’t agree with you more on this One With You situation…dragging and honestly I am not getting answers!

Bloodlines soon, Amy! I need to tackle the Beast, and now I’m kinda scared after reading Grey’s reactions!

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:17 AM

And…. I’m extra excited after reading Grey’s reactions. LOL! :P

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:19 AM

One day at a time Amy… just see it that way, and it will all get done. :D

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Oh. MY Cristina!!!! Yep… this sounds like a fun guilty-pleasure!!

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Thank you Cheryl! I’m adding it to today’s Friday Finds list. :D

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:32 AM

MichelleS!!! #1 in the Sinners on Tour was my VERY FIRST contemporary romance read (and sort of indie, too). I was strictly paranormal for years, and needed a change, and that one was free, so I downloaded it, read it, FELT IT, freaked out and continued to devour one after the other in the “bad boy” genre (mostly all indie since that one).

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:33 AM

Wait!?? Where did Manny Jr. come from? I’ve been so stuck in my Paper Princess drama world (fun!!) that I missed much of the manny-talk…

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM

YAY Renee!! Thank you for pointing that one out! I’m posting it. :D

Maryse April 8, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Oh boy… interviewing cover models again, huh? Hmmm… that might be fun! LOL! Oh the Ricochet guy… he’s just WOW!!

Lisa M April 8, 2016 at 5:34 PM

I just finished One with You by Sylvia Day!! Waaa!! I loved it!! I’m sad because it’s over. What an amazing series!! Sylvia is an awesome writer!! Loved Gideon & Eva’s story through each book!!! This was one series that I didn’t have to reread the previous books!! That says a lot, especially since there was a year or so in between each book!! So excited that I got to meet Sylvia in Toronto & got her latest book signed!!! Highly recommend this series. Lucky, whoever is just reading this series gets to read non stop from book to book!!!

MichelleS April 8, 2016 at 5:44 PM

Maryse! So funny. It was my SECOND contemporary read (BD was first) and how I found your blog. I had devoured every PNR out there, every sexy Highlander, and was ready for the modern world… And had read 50 shades, but didn’t want exactly that either. It’s all been downhill ever since because I waffle all over the place.

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