Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – August 30th 2016

by Maryse on August 30, 2016 · 123 comments

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  1. Defy the Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel (The Midnight Breed Series Book 14) by Lara Adrian <— LIVE!!!
  2. Disclaim (Deliver Book 3) by Pam Godwin <— LIVE!!!
  3. The Hard Way by Katie Ashley <— LIVE!!! FOOTBALL STAR WAS ONCE HER BULLY ALERT (at least that’s what it sounds like. YAY!!) ”For Avery Prescott, senior year was a nightmare of epic proportions, and Cade Hall played the lead villain. After she fled her small town for college in the bright lights of Atlanta, she thought she had escaped the painful memories of her past. She never could have imagined Cade would waltz through the door of the outreach program she presided over…”
  4. Live Wire (Blue-Eyed Bomb Book 1) by Amber Lynn Natusch <— LIVE!!!
  5. Rookie Love by Skye Turner <— LIVE!!!


Now back to yesterday’s regularly scheduled program ;) :

The list is pretty much done!! YAY!! Although I’ll be adding throughout the day when we find surprise super-bargains, or if I get a really juicy-sounding (or heartache sounding, or scary sounding) reader recommendation. :D Plus I’m stalking Amazon for one more new release (Whitney G’s “Turbulence” <— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! IT IS LIVE NOW!!!). I can’t wait to see what that one’s all about!

Oh… and what am I reading now? I couldn’t help but finally jump into “The Martian: A Novel” since I one-clicked it on Sunday during that huge sale. And OMG YOU GUYS!!!! It is SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!! I’m freaked right out, because how scary is it to be alone in FREAKING SPACE? ON MARS?!! STUCK. GAH!!!!!

And even though he’s stuck in space (so vast and wide open and never-ending), I feel so claustrophobic reading it. I. Can’t. Breath! Like… how long can he live there? How long can he make his supplies last? And thank goodness he’s a rocket scientist of sorts ’cause he’s sure preparing and planning some pretty awesome things to extend his life even further than what was planned for. But… how long can anyone last, or WANT to last, all alone? ALL. ALONE. FOREVER (unless someone comes back up to save him). Completely 100% alone, with NO way of just going into society whenever he feels the need to connect. ‘Cause you know… Mars. Oh, yes… I know so many of you already saw the movie and are laughing at my incredible shock and awe right now over this, but I’m thrilled I am finally reading it.

But! This list sure has some that have made my TBR list!!! Like The Guardian (he loves her and saves her soul, and because of it HE ends up in purgatory, but then he realizes her soul is back, reincarnated and facing the same cursed fate), The Debt (the ending of that blurb – considering the beginning of that blurb, made my eyes bug out – she thinks he’s a stranger, but he’s always known her? What does that mean!?), Rushing Waters (I LOVE me a good weather-disaster story, and this one sounds intense! A hurricane is coming straight for New York!!! Plus it’s Danielle Steele so you know it will have that profound story-telling, family and romance feel), Stripped Down (she gets drunk and ends up married to her boss, in Vegas!!! LOL! I love me a good comedy romance especially the office kind), El Diablo (he’s a mob kingpin, and she’s under HIS protection, but he wonders who will protect her from HIM). Yikes!!! OH AND!! This one JUST released now… Turbulence (it sounds like a forbidden love affair that has the potential – or does – crash and burn!!) DOUBLE YIKES!!! :D

Plus I highlighted a bunch more below that sound right up our romance alley, and next week’s preorders are HUGE!!! That list is down there, too!

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

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  1. Rushing Waters by Danielle Steele
  2. The Billionaire’s Voice: The Sinclairs, Book 4 by J.S. Scott
  3. Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
  4. Wild Embrace: A Psy-Changeling Anthology by Nalini Singh
  5. Wait: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel by A.L. Jackson
  6. Your Captivating Love: The Bennett Family, Book 2 by Layla Hagen
  7. Fire Brand by Diana Palmer
  8. All the Rage by T.M. Frazier
  9. Coto’s Captive by Laurann Dohner
  10. White Tiger: Shifters Unbound, Book 8 by Jennifer Ashley
  11. Sacred Serenity: Lotus House, Book 2 by Audrey Carlan
  12. Frost Line by Linda Howard
  13. Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras


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. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • The Words We Leave Unspoken by L.D. Cedergreen <— SOUNDS PROFOUND AND HEARTWARMING AND MAYBE TEARJERKING ;) Two sisters that are total opposites but one entrusts the other with a life changing reveal. “At thirty-six, Gwen Porter has always done the right thing. A selfless pillar of strength, devoted wife and mother of two, she thrives on caring for those she loves. When Gwen learns a shattering, life-changing truth, her deepest concern is telling her husband, John. She finds herself on a destructive path of deceit and when her strength is tested, she turns to the most unlikely person...” It’s super bargain priced today!
  • Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair <— SCANDALOUS BUT TRUE NYT BEST SELLING AUTHOR ALERT!!! This is the story of one of our popular indie authors (now also traditionally published) and the mess that became her life when she met someone else. She told her story to E.K. Blair, who wrote the book for her, so she could remain anonymous. (my book review)

Christina: Omg!! I’m book hungover! Wow what a raw amazing book!

Irene: I still think about Arsen. I like the tough emotional reads. Makes me feel.

Mary: You and I have the very same thoughts Maryse there was a couple times I had to put it down too. Lol.

  • The Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— INTENSE LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!!! Tessa & Amy can’t stop talking about this series right now!! :D

Amy: Tesssssssaaaaaa!!!! How can I be so happy with her choice and yet my heart feels like it’s breaking at the same time?!?!? *sob* Guys, seriously! I don’t think I have EVER felt so torn in a book love triangle! Either I always knew who I wanted the h to end up with and didn’t really care about the other guy, or I really liked both guys but one more than the other yet still didn’t want the lesser-liked one to get hurt, but this…THIS!! I loved BOTH of them and now my heart is swelling and breaking at the same time. How?!? UGH!!

bev: Ha! Amy breaks the triangles heart and then dances in the blood.

Amy: More like the triangle broke MY heart and is dancing in the blood. :?

Tessa: A series where the triangle was so good, you fell for both men equally. *hands Amy Manny again* I never said the trilogy wouldn’t hurt. I just said it was awesome and you had to read it. So, uh… blankie fort? Martini?

Amy: *grabs Bermuda Triangle martini and gulps it down* Why did she make me love them BOTH?!? And yes…we need a new list with best love triangles, especially PNR ones! …I tried to pick a side. I couldn’t. This was a first for me. *sigh*




  1. Unraveled (Elemental Assassin Book 19) by Jennifer Estep
  2. Ash (The Elemental Series Book 6) by Shannon Mayer
  3. Frost Line by Linda Howard
  4. Savage Silence: A Dire Wolves Mission (The Devil’s Dires Book 4) by Ellis Leigh
  5. Semi-Twisted: (an adult paranormal romance) (Harper Hall Investigations Book 3) by Isabel Jordan
  6. Ever So Madly by J.R. Gray
  7. Lucifer (Brimstone Heat Book 1) by Rayne Rachels
  8. Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome) by Rebecca Zanetti <— DYSTOPIAN/POST APOCALYPTIC ALERT! A bacteria kills most of the population, but she survives it… and then she meets HIM. “…no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him. If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles…”
  9. The Lethal Agent (The Extraction Files Book 2) by RS McCoy
  10. Dragon Blue: A Lie That’s True (The Dragonlords of Xandakar, Book1) by Macy Babineaux
  11. Shifting Heat: a paranormal romance (STORM Book 6) by L.M. Connolly
  12. Made for Sin by Stacia Kane <— STACIA KANE ALERT! One of my favorite paranormal authors (I’ve devoured TWO of her series) and here’s a new one! “A lot of bad hands get dealt in Vegas, but E. L. Speare may be holding one of the worst: He’s cursed with the need to commit sins, and if he misses his daily quota, there’s hell to pay—literally. Fortunately, his hometown affords him plenty of chances to behave badly…”
  13. Besotted: A Chaos Factor Steampunk Romance by Elle Clouse
  14. Follow You Anywhere (Haunted Romance Book 2) by Cassie Leigh
  15. Mark of the Fallen: A Fallen Novel by Tanisha Jones
  16. Seal of Solomon (Journeyman Book 2) by Golden Czermak
  17. The Guardian by Jacqueline M. Sinclair <— OH WOW THIS SOUNDS AWESOME!! He’s stuck in a sort of purgatory without her, but he’s happy that she’s eternally at peace, but… her soul came back… “Finding her again, after all these years, was a cruel twist of fate. Her compassionate soul is living the life a nurse, doomed from the moment she was born. Even as Christin Hester, Arianna’s destiny remains unchanged, and if he saves her again, so will his.”



  1. The Debt by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!!! The beginning… and then the ending of that blurb. *gasp* What does it mean?? “Now single and crippled from the gunshot wounds, Jessica finds herself scared and alone, losing faith in herself and humanity with each agonizing moment that passes. That is until a stranger enters her life. A stranger who makes her live again… …the more time he spends with Jessica, the more he falls in love with her. And the more his secret threatens to tear them apart. He may have been a stranger to her. But she’s never been a stranger to him.
  2. Torn (Devils Wolves Book 1) by Carian Cole
  3. The Billionaire’s Voice (The Sinclairs Book 4) by J. S. Scott
  4. Whispers on the Wind (A Prairie Hearts Novel Book 5) by Caroline Fyffe
  5. For Better or Worse (Wedding Belles Book 2) by Lauren Layne
  6. Turbulence by Whitney G <— SCANDALOUS LOVE AFFAIR ALERT! THEY WERE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE A ONE-TIME THING BUT THEN THEY SAW EACH OTHER AGAIN… “…And neither of us could walk away. Our rules were simple. Our passion was scandalous. Our hearts were supposed to be safe… But when you find something so all-consuming—something so intoxicating and inescapable, you’ll risk everything you’ve ever had, even if you’re destined to crash and burn. This is us. This is our messed up love. This is turbulence.”
  7. Homecoming (A Boys of Fall Novel) by Shannon Stacey
  8. When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark Book 2) by Micalea Smeltzer <— THEY WAKE UP MARRIED IN VEGAS ALERT! “Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend. Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…” (can be read as a standalone).
  9. The Arrangement 22 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  10. The Playboy Prince (Piacere Princes, Book One) by Lyla Payne
  11. Dark Cover (The DARK Files Book 2) by Susan Vaughan
  12. The Darkest Link (Second Circle Tattoos) by Scarlett Cole <— SHE’S A TATTOO ARTIST & HE RESCUES HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD ON HIS BIKER ALERT! “…he’s never been able to escape the guilt he feels about his own painful role in inviting a monster into his baby sister’s life. A monster who almost destroyed her. Being with Lia is an unexpected gift, one he doesn’t feel he deserves, and their one night together has him wanting more than he should. When he surprises her at her tattoo studio, Second Circle Tattoos, in Miami, he’s in for a shock—and a fist to the face—when his past and present collide…”
  13. Her Truth (Her World Book 2) by Lisa Michele
  14. Her Confession (The Black Door Trilogy Book 2) by S. Valentine
  15. Sweetest Sorrow (Forbidden Book 2) by J.M Darhower
  16. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi <— YA AND SOUNDS SO SWEET… I think it’s “fantasy” unless it’s all in her head? ;) She wants to find her father… “...She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other. But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit—and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems...”
  17. An Arrangement by Lindsay Marie Miller
  18. Texas Tall (The Tylers of Texas) by Janet Dailey
  19. Booty Camp Dating Service by Debra Anastasia <—DATING SERVICE ALERT! JUST WENT LIVE ON MONDAY (TODAY!!)! He has a talent for matchmaking and starts a successful dating service, but his rules are the employees cannot date the clients! Oooooops! “Booty Camp Dating Service travels the country, and nine months after they leave the city there’s always a flurry of weddings and an accompanying baby boom. Booty Camp claims that clients will be 110% satisfied and they deliver on that promise every single time. Except Wolf refuses to deliver on that guarantee for himself. He doesn’t find love until Hazel Lavender’s best friend pushes her through his front door.
  20.  EASY (A Ferro Family Novel) by H.M. Ward
  21. Play Dirty (Make the Play Book 4) by Amber Garza
  22. Fabricating Jada by Vanessa Marie
  23. Rushing Waters: A Novel by Danielle Steele <— OH SOUNDS EXCITING!! A HURRICANE IS COMING TO NY CITY AND EVERYONE IS SCRAMBLING FOR SAFETY ALERT!Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes…
  24. A Risky Assignment (Master Security Book 2) by Sandra S. Kerns
  25. Beautiful Mine (Beautiful Rivers Book 1) by J.L. White
  26. When Love Breaks by Kate Squires
  27. Wyatt’s Melody (The Pub Series Novella) by Nicole De La Cruz
  28. Cooper (The Family Simon Book 6) by Juliana Stone <— HE’S A PLAYBOY & SHE’S RECLUSIVE AFTER AN ACCIDENT…After a horrific accident Morgan Campbell is grateful to be alive. So what if her life didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to? She lives quietly and keeps to herself. But meeting the most arrogant, infuriating, and sexy man will turn her world upside down.
  29. Thirty Happens by Elizabeth Butts
  30. Mafia Queen (The Manning Sisters Book 1) by Christina Escue
  31. Dare You to Run: An Unbroken Heroes Novel by Dawn Ryder
  32. Her Darkest Nightmare (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels) by Brenda Novak <— SERIAL KILLER & A PSYCHIATRIST ALERT! She was tortured and left for dead by her boyfriend when she was a teen… “Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her—the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again. . .and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same…”
  33. Beyond Your Touch (Dark Heart) by Pat Esden
  34. Practice Makes Perfect (Southern Comfort) by Sarah Title
  35. An Indecent Proposal (The O’Malleys) by Katee Robert
  36. Hard to Handle (A Fortis Novel) by Raven Scott
  37. Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh <— HER FAMILY IS NOTORIOUS… “Her name is Grace Maddox—and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, Grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection.”
  38. Sacred Serenity (Lotus House Book 2) by Audrey Carlan
  39. Every Yesterday (Boot Creek) by Nancy Naigle
  40. Stealing Taffy (Bigler, North Carolina Series) by Susan Donovan
  41. True Loves (A Collection of Firsts) by Michelle A. Valentine <— LOVE STORY BUNDLE ALERT!Limited Time Bundle Box Set of the first books in FOUR different Michelle A. Valentine bestselling series. Three Contemporary romances and one paranormal romance included in this steamy set along with Bonus Content.”
  42. This Isn’t Over, Baby (War & Peace Book 3) by K. Webster
  43. Like the Back Of My Halo (Soaring Bird Book 1) by Heidi Hutchinson
  44. Winner Takes All (Champion Valley) by Erin Kern
  45. Stripped Down by Emma Hart <— SHE GETS DRUNK & MARRIES HER BOSS BY ACCIDENT ALERT!What do you get when you mix a bottle of tequila, a single mom moonlighting as a stripper, and her sinfully sexy boss with an impulsive side? Married. You get married...” LOL!!!
  46. Maria (The Family Book 4) by Angelique Jones
  47. Crave (Splendor Book 2) by Janet Nissenson
  48. She’s Got a Way: An Echo Lake Novel by Maggie McGinnis
  49. Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1) by Kallypso Masters <— KALLYPSO MASTERS ALERT! “WESTERN DREAMS is a collection of five original, SHORT glimpses into the lives of two beloved couples from the Rescue Me Saga. This collection gives readers some quick peeks at Ryder and Megan (including two “secret” scenes mentioned in NOBODY’S DREAM that took place off the page, as well as two others that take place after the ending of that book). Readers also will catch a glimpse of how Luke and Cassie are settling in and progressing in their relationship at their new mountaintop haven.”
  50. Butterflies on Breezes: A Christian Romance (Urban Farm Fresh Romance Book 2) by Valerie Comer
  51. When I’m Weak: A Contemporary Christian Epic-Novel (The Grace Series Book 2) by Staci Stallings
  52. Bidding On The Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport Book 8) by Christina Tetreault
  53. Love and Hope
  54. Second Shield II: The Return (Second Sheild Book 2) by Stacy Eaton
  55. Breaking the Rules (Roaming Devils MC Book 1) by Lexie Davis <— HE’S THE NEW MC PRESIDENT & HER FATHER IS A COP ALERT! “…Ryker soon finds himself with a major dilemma. Women weren’t part of the club life and bringing Ella into his world would only mean putting her in danger. With his father trying to push Ella away from him for his own benefit, her father constantly trying to arrest him, and his own desire for her getting in the way of his club life, he finds himself going against everything to be with the woman he loved…”
  56. Tell Me a Truth (The Story Series Book 5) by Tamara Lush
  57. The Room with the Second-Best View (Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 3) by Virginia Smith
  58. Fight for Me <— MMA FIGHTER & GIRL ON THE RUN ALERT! “When his control snaps and he must flee the city to keep his life, he runs into a stunning woman with the same intent. All big eyes and delicate features, she’s not cut out to survive on her own. And when finding her own inner strength leads to a shocking act of violence, Knox knows he must protect her at all costs…”
  59. The Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson
  60. 3rd Trip to the Altar (Superstitious Brides) by Susan Ann Wall
  61. Erin’s Way (Mountain Meadow Homecomings) by Laura Browning
  62. You Are Here by S. M. Lumetta <— SHE WAKES UP IN THE HOSPITAL WITH NO MEMORY AND HER WHOLE LIFE IS GONE.Lucie Gideon wakes up in a hospital, alone. Her family is dead and her home is gone, but she can’t remember a thing. She soon discovers, however, she can glimpse the future, and everything she sees seems to revolve around a mysterious man she’s never met…” (Yikes! He’s a contract killer!)
  63. Trust Me (Brie’s Submission, #8) by Red Phoenix <— RE-RELEASE
  64. A Santini’s Heart (The Santinis Book 10) by Melissa Schroeder
  65. Keepsake for Eagle Cove by M. L. Buchman
  66. She Hates Me Not: A Richer in Love Romance by F. E. Greene
  67. El Diablo (The Devil): The Good Ol’ Boys Spin Off by M Robinson <— MOB BOSS & SHE’S UNDER HIS PROTECTION ALERT!Right and wrong never mattered. Until her. She was under my protection, until she became my obsession. But who was going to save her…From. Me. The devil himself.Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us…
  68. Sewn with Joy (The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series Book 3) by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore
  69. A Soldier For Bella (Love Conquers Life Book 4) by Alison Mello
  70. Nearly Undone (Nearly #3) by Devon Ashley
  71. Sins of Her Past (Lost Coast Harbor, Book 5) by Lily Danes
  72. Just Married (More than Friends) by Jenna Bayley-Burke
  73. Last Chance: A Second Chances Novel by L.P. Dover <— LOVE TRIANGLE AND THEN SHE LOST HER MEMORY ALERT! “After a fatal accident nearly claims Lara’s life, she’s left inside a world she can’t remember. Her memories are gone, including those of the men vying for her heart. Grayson sees her loss as a possibility to forget her love for Luke, but Luke sees it as an opportunity to start over…”
  74. Love & Grace Boxed Set
  75. According to Design (Southern Charm Book 6) by Nicole Dennis <— M/M ROMANCE
  76. Jared’s Salvation (Crossed Paths Book 1) by T.K. Paige <— M/M ROMANCE
  77. Xander’s Reasons / Jenna’s Reasons (10,000 Reasons Book 3) by D.W. Cee
  78. Owned by the Yakuza: A Japanese Mafia Bad Boy Romance by Ariel London
  79. Playing Fast: A New York Saints Novel by Melanie Scott <— BASEBALL STAR ALERT & SHE WORKS IN ADMINISTRATION FOR THE TEAM… “Eva knows having a crush on Finn Castro is about as sensible as wishing for an eighth day of the week, but seeing the gorgeously muscled player in person melts her resolve. If she’s planning to leave baseball at the end of the season, a hot fling could be a fantasy home run…”
  80. Piecing Together Sydney (A Sydney West Novel Book 3) by Brittney Coon
  81. Prodigal Son (Sister Christian Book 4) by Lisa Beth Darling
  82. The Fourteen Day Soul Detox, Volume Four by Rita Stradling
  83. Hawthorne’s Arrived (Oceans Series Book 4) by M. A. DeOlmos
  84. Burn Erotica by Jade Stone
  85. Love Under The Blue Sky by Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
  86. Watch Me by Ada Frost <— HE’S THE PORN KING ALERT!The cold hearted producer at Stone Industries who creates the hottest porn in the business. But every ruler has an Achilles heel, and mine is chaos. Abigail Warner is chaos. From the moment she entered my office my world was turned upside down. She is my passion, my fantasy and everything I never wanted in life. The chaotic infuriating mess of a woman is everything I hate and avoid. So why can’t I stop watching her...”
  87. The Marriage Arrangement (North Moon Bay Book 2) by Patricia Ryan


PREORDERS (next few days & next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Lost In Rewind (Audio Fools Book 3) by Tali Alexander <— SEPTEMBER 1st (tomorrow!!!)
  2. Bad Apple (The Uncertain Saints MC Book 4) by Lani Lynn Vale <— SEPTEMBER 1st (tomorrow!!!)
  3. The One Real Thing: The Hart’s Boardwalk Series by Samantha Young – September 6th 2016
  4. Winter Born by Sherrilyn Kenyon  - September 6th 2016
  5. Change of Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn - September 6th 2016
  6. The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas - September 6th 2016
  7. Rookie Move: A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel by Sarina Bowen - September 6th 2016
  8. Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb – September 6th 2016
  9. The Sight: A Devil’s Isle Novel by Seanan McGuire  - September 6th 2016
  10. Guardian’s Mate: A Shifters Unbound Novel (A Shifter’s Unbound Novel) by Jennifer Ashley  - September 6th 2016
  11. Because I’m Watching: A Novel (The Virtue Falls Series) by Christina Dodd - September 6th 2016
  12. Deja Who (An Insighter Novel) by MaryJanice Davidson - September 6th 2016
  13. Too Wild to Tame (Romancing the Clarksons) by Tessa Bailey - September 6th 2016
  14. Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley - September 6th 2016
  15. Empire of Storms (Throne Of Glass Series Book 5) by Sarah J. Maas - September 6th 2016
  16. Loving You Easy: A Loving on the Edge Novel by Roni Loren - September 6th 2016
  17. Seducing My Assistant by  J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper - September 8th 2016

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Tessa August 30, 2016 at 11:47 AM

Sept 6 for Empire of Storms? *collapses* It will be mine! Wow, and only 9.99 (Which for that type, is pretty cheap). Just requested Unraveled from the library. I love the series but never really find myself re-reading them. Kind of like the In Death series. Love the series, but I never re-read them.

I finally read It Ain’t Me, Nane by Tillie Cole and LOVED it. It had angst and action. At the end, I was doing this. :D Now, I don’t want to read anything. A Court of Mist and Fury followed by that just ruined me. (Court was Sooooo much better, but CH).

A few weeks ago, it was asked best song of last year. I drew a blank then, but now I know! Sucker for Pain by Lil Wayne and Imagine Dragons. I could listen to that on repeat for a long while.

Fabi August 30, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Maryse I am simply cackling at your reaction to The Martian.

What a monster list you have today. My head is spinning.

S.R. Grey August 30, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Hi Maryse,

Can you add my upcoming release, Today’s Promises, to the pre-orders. Release date is September 8 and it’s on a special 99 cents price till then. :)

Thank you!!

Jean August 30, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Tessa, I love the Hades Hangman series! You must continue!

Maryse, I also love your reaction to The Martian! I’m more likely to read it since I’m not a big fan of Matt Damon! *ducks*

Also, I just read Furious Rush over the weekend and am now dying for the 2nd book. There is no mention of it anywhere though. I thought maybe with your VIP status you could find out something/anything about the 2nd book and release date! Love ya!

Fabi! I love these Gentry boys! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! Loving Edge!

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Dang it!! Now I’m going to have to get The Martian! But my husband will want to read it so I have to get the paperback, right? I’m with you Jean, not a MD fan and certainly don’t want his face on my book! I might have to buy 2 books so I can get the free shipping from Powells. Hmmm…

Fabi August 30, 2016 at 4:37 PM

R I was SO going to suggest The Martian for S…
The good news is that if you don’t read/enjoy it, he likely will. :-) No wasted money. And why paperback? You don’t give him access to your Kindle account? *evil laugh*

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 4:41 PM

He claims he can’t read on a Kindle. Yet he destroys the bindings on my hard copies! He’s reading my hardcover of The Nightingale now and I’ve threatened him within an inch of his life if comes back destroyed. I’m thinking maybe he’d do ok with paperback! Maybe… :/

Fabi August 30, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Well, the book is so much better than the movie (as they so often are).

melanie August 30, 2016 at 5:11 PM

“Apprentice in Death” came out early here in Germany and i’m already loving it!usually i read rather fast but i want to enjoy this longer and i’m not sure how to stop myself:-)

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 5:51 PM

LOL I’m LOVING “The Martian” seriously. I love the detail, and I love the desperateness of the situation and how scary it is and how scared I feel but OMG it can be so funny at times ’cause of the main character and his personality and his internal dialogue. He’s really just funny and so intelligent but so funnnnny!!!!

Tee hee!!! GAH I LOVE THIS!!!!! I’m terrified and find myself chuckling all at the same time.

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Wow that is so cool Melanie!!! I wonder why? But still, that is very awesome. LOL!!!

Jan August 30, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Loved The Martian. Book and film both. I’m a Matt Damon fan. What can I say?

Seriously, it’s a really gripping, well-written book. Great read even if sci-fi’s not your usual fare. Glad you’re enjoying it, Maryse.

Love today’s awesome list. So many goodies to explore.

Jan August 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Hey! Now it’s happened to me. My avatar has changed from the one-legged pink guy I’ve always had to a funny blue dude with 4 legs. He’s cute, but what’s goin’ on?

Spooookkkkeeeeeeeee………. :0

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

LOL! I see the blue dude!!!

Jan August 30, 2016 at 6:27 PM

The ghost in the machine……….

Fabi August 30, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Maryse I am tickled pink that you are reading (and liking) one of my favs. I don’t think it’s ever happened before. It’s always ME reading YOUR favs.

I’ve also noticed the sneaky avatar switching. Cue the twilight theme.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM

I see the pink avatar still. It’s gremlins in the blog!

Jean August 30, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Hey, my avatar changed too! What the hell am I? Haha!

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 8:15 PM

I’m still seeing your usual Jean…

Amy August 30, 2016 at 9:06 PM

The contemporary section alone has 87?!? Daaaaaaaang!! I’m gonna have fun book shopping. :D Thank you Maryse!

I saw The Martian and it was really good, but I can only imagine how much better the book is in conveying how desperate his situation was. All those potatoes… *shakes head* Man, I’d never want to eat another one.

Yeah, I’m seeing some avatar switching going on…even with Jean!!

Amy August 30, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Wait…so you see her regular and I’m seeing her alter avatar ego, just like Bev was seeing wonky colors the other day.

What the heck? I think the Lillin is running amok around here. Oh that’s right, y’all have to read the Dark Elements series to know what I’m talking about. :P

bev August 30, 2016 at 9:15 PM


See. MichelleS and I told you.

Brown bunny and purple grape.

But no you all were,”what’s bev drinking. “

bev August 30, 2016 at 9:17 PM

I started the Martian last year or something. Was not very far in but was enjoying it. Then got sick and couldn’t concentrate and had to return it. I need to read it as I want to watch the movie.

Lisa August 30, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Yep. Avatars are looking different for me too……and its lunchtime here. ….no cocktails have been ingested yet.

The cover of The Protector reminds me of Whitney and Kev in The Bodygaurd. Yes??

Jean I got Furious Rush but wasnt sure if its a CH or a HFN ending?

Im reading The Debt atm and its good but probably not drawing me in as much as others in this series….although I love the premise of broken souls coming together and healing each other.

bev August 30, 2016 at 9:53 PM

How sure are we that it is not Maryse changing them?

Maybe she thought, hmm. MichelleS always makes me think of bunny ears, or Amy is not a pink, purple is her color.

Tessa, yours is freaking me out.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 9:53 PM

*pounces on Amy* Did you finish it? Huh?

I’m seeing normal avatars. Sadly as predicted, 1000+ books and I can’t find anything to read. *sighs*

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Lisa, are you talking about Karina Halle’s The Debt? It’s part of a series?

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 9:54 PM

What’s mine? Not my lobster bunny?

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 9:55 PM

My red toast with claws is still there.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 9:56 PM

R, don’t forget the bunny ears. We are avatar sisters, lobster bunnies!

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Not right now we’re not LOL!! What the heck is that thing?

bev August 30, 2016 at 9:58 PM

Tessa, your colors are intense. Body is blue, with big red lips. A red rectangle for your eye. Green arms and two horns. Oh, and two little legs.

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Tessa yours is a round olive with claws and bunny ears. LOL! Oh yeah your usual…

bev August 30, 2016 at 10:05 PM

*shakes head*
It’s not.

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Tessa read the Martian with me!!! You probably already did, didn’t you?

bev August 30, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Know what’s weird is its changed in all post. I clicked in January of 2015. Amy is a grape and Tessa is that blue thing.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 10:14 PM

Hehehe Yeah An olive lobster bunny. :) That other one sounds weird! It doesn’t sound silly at all. I see why the scary. 0.0

Lisa August 30, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Robin The Debt is the latest in The Pact, The Offer, The Play and The Lie series which revolves around the McGregors. They are all stand alones but characters are revisited in subsequent books so this provides some background for each book and its main characters.
My favourite was the Play and its novella Winter Wishes. Floved that one.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 10:27 PM

I’m tempted by The Martian eventually. However, every pnr/ scif thing just doesn’t appeal today. WEIRD, right? I stare at Ricochet, Nothing. Right now I’m looking at possible re-reads to get me out of this funk.

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Thanks Lisa. Do you think it matters if I read them out of order then?

bev August 30, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Oh, Tessa I bet it’s your new avatar. Maryse sees your old one. A bunny lobster is going to totally do a buddy read, it’s what a bunny lobster does.
This new one not so much. Oh, Maryse wants do read the Martian, then he hates the Martian.
He looks like he reads horror.

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 10:49 PM

*looks at bev through narrowed eyes. goes to find more wine*

Maryse August 30, 2016 at 10:57 PM

This to me isn’t sci-fi or anything like that. It’s an astronaut stuck on Mars when the crew is forced to evacuate and he’s left behind in the chaos. It’s complete reality… on Mars. LOL!

No creepy monsters, or powers or anything of the sort. Just a story about survival. And this guy is funny as heck!

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Wait. Are you all on mobile devices? I have my phone open and I see Fabi as a bright green winged thing with a dinosaur tail And and and! I see it on my phone as a bright blue… wow, ugly! Jan is the same as usual. Amy is a wiggly grape with saws for hands. Bev’s looks mean. 8 legs, green heart body with horbs, tentacles, mean eyes and sharp teeth! Lisa is green with the weird brighter green arms, insect legs and a weird month that looks like it’s taped, but broken through the tape.

My computer sees you all as normal.

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Then I shall trek to the library and get it. I have eyed it a few times. :)

Tessa August 30, 2016 at 11:02 PM

My mobile avatar looks mean and has chicken legs. :(

bev August 30, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Fabi looks the same to me. I’ve always seen her as a round purple thing, looks like she’s been electrocuted. Is that how you’ve seen her?

bev August 30, 2016 at 11:07 PM

Wait am I wearing a white hat?

R. Renee August 30, 2016 at 11:08 PM

Either that or an over-sized piece of popcorn.

bev August 30, 2016 at 11:08 PM

On the bright side, Tessa, it looks like it’d be a good dancer.

Fabi August 30, 2016 at 11:09 PM

Lol Maryse, sci-fi doesn’t have creepy monsters or powers. That’s fantasy you’re thinking of. The Martian is pretty streamline sci-fi. Generally referred to as hard sci-fi. Of course, I welcome corrections if anyone disagrees with me.

I remember the first sci-fi book I read. I think it was in middle schoo or the very beginning of high schooll. It was called 1984 and I thought the coolest thing was that people didn’t use money anymore. Plastic cards in electronic machines accessed people’s financial accounts. Also, wow, people were always watched.

Fast forward to 2016…we are living it.

bev August 30, 2016 at 11:12 PM

See, I always thought I looked like a pirate.

Tessa August 31, 2016 at 12:14 AM

I always considered it a viking Christmas tree. :)

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 1:06 AM

No!! No no no no! * stomps foot *
Im a grape!! Not a bright green thing with a taped up mouth (does that mean I rant too much…the tape? Is some avatar trying to tell me something).

Maybe we’ve been hacked! By Martians.

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 1:07 AM

Is it me or are these a avatars getting weirder and uglier??

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 1:10 AM

Robin. I dont think it would matter if they were read out of order. Particularly this recent one because I dont recall her from other books and he had a brief cameo as a cousin to another character in The Play.

My picks would be The Pact and The Play.

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 1:15 AM

Oh Tessa. I hate a book slump when nothing appeals or feels right. I always read a biker book to cheer me up. Works every time. They’re my book catnip this year…but last year it was ice hockey players (God only knows why…Ive never even seen a Ice Hockey game!).

Jan limber August 31, 2016 at 1:34 AM

I’ve loved m f sexy series missing foxx and mine forever by Lisa mackay

Jan August 31, 2016 at 2:47 AM

Lisa, you’ve turned back into a grape.

Jan August 31, 2016 at 2:47 AM

But I’m still some blue amoeba weirdo………

Michelle August 31, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Looking for my next read and failing. After Wolfsong, I started 2 books and aborted…maybe Turbulence? Kinda want another paranormal something though – recs?

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 6:25 AM

Pure by Julianna Baggot!

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Dystopian YA.

Michelle August 31, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Oh thanks Lisa I’m looking it up after I get to work, one of my fav genres so might get me out of my slump!

Leslie M August 31, 2016 at 6:47 AM

This whole avatar changing thing is super freaky. Sometimes I am seeing the changes you all see and other times I am not. I don’t like it!! *Stomps feet like a brat*

Maryse, make it stop!!!

I’m getting ready to dive in to Author Anonymous…wish me luck!!

Btw…How can you guys NOT be a fan of Matt Damon???? I have been in love with him since Good Will Hunting!! *swoon* He was awesome in The Martian.

Jean August 31, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Lisa, with regard to Furious Rush, I guess it was a HFN ending but I have anxiety just thinking about the 2nd book!

Fabi August 31, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Michelle, welcome to my world. Nothing has measured up since Wolfsong. :-(

Cheryl August 31, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Wow, so many books on this list Maryse!!! What to choose…. :)

Jean, I really want to read Furious Rush, BUT nope, going to wait until complete, especially since there is no mention of when the next book will be released!

Saw the movie, The Martian, didn’t read the book, but can imagine how much more detail there was about his desperation to get home.

Tessa August 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Went into re-read mode. I’m re-reading Poison Princess since I still have yet to read Arcana Rising. Also after Day Zero, I want a better understanding of that day.

Michelle August 31, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Lisa, looked up Pure and want to read it for sure but a little too pricey – put it on my wishlist so I can see when the price drops.

Fabi, not fun seriously andddd I’m mad because the next book is not focusing on Ox and Joe. I’m seriously fed up with series that have a book for every ‘new’ couple *grumbles*

Tessa, I want to read Arcana Rising, but once again, I forget a lot once the new book is released. I really really do not want to go back and reread!

Tessa August 31, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Maybe re-read the last few pages? I’m sure it’ll come back quickly for you. I didn’t need to re-read this, but I just loved Day Zero and wanted to go back after knowing what happens next. I did the same thing with Harry Potter. See the clues after things happened.

Maryse August 31, 2016 at 3:12 PM

You guys, I wonder if the avatar thing changes depending on if you post from your mobile or from your desktop… maybe there’s a different one assigned to each of us… depending on what platform we’re on?

Jan August 31, 2016 at 5:33 PM

No I don’t think it’s that, Maryse, cos I pretty much always use the same platform, my laptop.

Jan August 31, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Michelle and Fabi I got out of my post-Wolfsong book blues by going to different genres and trying new (to me) authors. I have been gobbling up Laura Florand’s sweet, sexy, romantic CRs. I’ve also enjoyed a few Jo Goodman historical Westerns. Not earth-shattering, but well-written with a nice dollop of romance thrown in.

And, like most others I suppose, my old faithful go-to for a book slump is rereads.

Fabi August 31, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Thanks Jan. I did a little of that too. I helped somewhat. I can’t help but wish for another great one. Those are few and far between I’m afraid.

Lisa August 31, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Maryse…sometimes the avatars swap mid way through a scan of updates!! And now my desk top is putting all of the email alerts to updates in the Junk file with a McAfee warning that theyre not safe to open. I was kidding about a virus…..but now Im not so sure.

R. Renee August 31, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Has anyone read El Diablo yet? What the heck is going on with this book?? It doesn’t look like anything I’d ever jump on, but the reviews!! People are going crazy! Maryse, I vote you read this next and let me know if it’s a conspiracy.

Jan August 31, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Yeah Fabi. Sadly, you’re right. The truly great reads don’t pop up that often.

bev August 31, 2016 at 10:08 PM

It’s funny how we associate the avatar with the person.
I wasn’t sure at first if it was our Amy & Michelle.

Tessa August 31, 2016 at 10:16 PM

So apparently I never bought Endless Knight. I got it from the library and never bought it? Geesh. So tomorrow library and on payday, I’m buying a book I’ve read.

bev August 31, 2016 at 11:21 PM

Hey, why do some authors rate their own books on GR?
Am I the only one who finds that odd?

Jan September 1, 2016 at 12:31 AM

Bev your avatar now is so sweet. A pale green heart with lots of little legs, devil horns, and a strange red round mouth. Awwww, shucks.

And yeah, I don’t think it’s very good form, but I guess some authors just want as many 5 star ratings as they can, to bring their books to people’s notice. But it seems a tad pathetic. If your book is good, word will get around, even if it takes a little while, and then people will buy it. If it’s not good, doesn’t matter how many five star ratings, really. It won’t last once people realise.

Jan September 1, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Maryse have you any inside info on when Lauren Gilley’s new Dartmoor book, Loverboy, is being released? It’s supposedly this week, but there is nothing on amazon yet…… It sounds pretty angsty, but I love this series and can’t wait for this new one. I will grin and bear the pain……..

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 4:09 AM

On it, R!!! :D

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 4:09 AM

Oooooh Jan! I will look into this!! :D

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 4:15 AM

Hi Lisa!

This is the first I’ve heard of something like that… I know the blog doesn’t have a virus nor do the emails regarding new comment alerts. Perhaps it’s the sheer number of them that you receive from one address (the blog) that has your McAfee on alert?

I’ll send your comment to tech support, and see if I can find out more.

Jan L September 1, 2016 at 5:25 AM

Hi Maryse

have you seen MF, Missing Foxx and Mine Forever romance trilogy by new British author Lisa Mackay yet. Has a few 5 star reviews.

bev September 1, 2016 at 7:33 AM


“How did they find us so fast?”
—-A Torch Against the Night
Sabaa Tahir

Leslie M September 1, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Ok, what’s going on??? I had a sample of Author Anonymous on my nook, I read sample and all excited to DL with my ebook settlement credit and it gives me an error message. I didn’t think much of it and went back to try later and now book is totally gone from B & N?? What the heck???

Weird right??

Fabi September 1, 2016 at 9:29 AM

From C.S. Pacat
NEW RELEASE – Captive Prince short story
I’m thrilled to announce that there will be four Captive Prince short stories released in the coming months, and the first is now available for PRE-ORDER!
Green but for a Season

Ela September 1, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Hey ladies! I was too busy on the spoiler thread and life in general. In case anyone is interested I started working from home and finally, YES FINALLY (never thought I’d utter those words) will be going back to work on the 19th. Still have to deal with my back but hip is so much better, I believe I’ll live!

How is everyone? What to read next? Turbulence is looking quite appealing????

Tasha J September 1, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Hey everyone! I haven’t been here in a while- school started a couple weeks ago and it’s been hectic and crazy around here adjusting to the schedule again. And also I’ve had to avoid this blog like a recovering addict (hehe ;) ) so that I could focus on tackling my enormous list of loans! I have like 8 that all came in at once from the online library and booklending that I’ve been waiting months for. I know I’ll never finish them all, but I can sure try to tackle a few! I’ve got Lilac Girls, Shadow Kiss, Dead of Winter, Eligable, Here’s to Us, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, Truly Madly Guilty (amazing btw, ‘tosses handful of peanuts’) and Broken Prince. So anyway Happy September 1st!! I’ve gotten my Pumpkin Spice Latte to celebrate. And also pumpkin cookies and muffins, and harvest apple cookies. :) I’m loving all the new monsters, but it’s also confusing me a bit. And Empire of Storms is coming on the 6th already?!! I can’t wait, I seriously considered buying the Throne of Glass coloring book bc it looks so awesome! I’ve had The Martian on my list for a while, before the movie came out, but sadly I couldn’t wait and watched the darn movie first. Which was a good movie really but it doesn’t matter for I did or didn’t like it, once I watch a movie I can’t seem to read the book after. :( Also wanted to let you guys know The Passage by Justin Cronin is on sale for 1.99 today. (usually like 11.99) I think Jan rec’d it, it’s been on my tbr a while too, one clicking!

Tasha J September 1, 2016 at 10:39 AM

P.S.- Not book related, I know some of you ladies love to cook. I’m making spaghetti squash lasagna boats for supper tonight. I’ve only made speg squash once in the crockpot with meatballs n sauce but I’m going for oven tonight. I’ve been pintresting and Internet searching for a while now for recipes and have come to the general conclusion on how I’ll fill them. But I’ve read conflicting things on the best way to cook them. In the oven cut side up on 350 for like 40 min. On cut side down with some olive oil and salt and pepper. Then I’ll take them out and scoop out the squash, layer with the meat sauce and cheese, pop back in to melt the cheeses. And voila! But should I put them in cut side up or down? Has anyone done these before? :)

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Tasha, I do spaghetti squash fairly often. I don’t even cut it in half. I poke the outside in several places with a paring knife and stick the whole thing in the oven on a baking sheet (or foil) for an hour at 350 degrees. Then, split it and taste it to make sure it’s cooked enough for you, and scoop out with a fork!

Tasha J September 1, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Seriously? I never even considered throwing it in whole! This sounds so much easier as I had my husband cut the last one and was planning on using him again this time around. I guess I may need him to pierce it though. Do you pierce it very deep? And do you think the outside will still be hard enough to use as boats? Thanks!

Ela September 1, 2016 at 11:11 AM

OMG OMG OMG GUESS WHAT’S LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LAUREN GILLEY’S LOVERBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Tasha, if you use a knife as opposed to a fork, it will be easy to pierce. Just do it enough to break through the shell, it doesn’t take much. For acorn squash, I split it, but not spaghetti. Never used it as a boat though! Take pics!

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM

*squeeeeeee* ELA!!!! Thank you!!!

Tessa September 1, 2016 at 2:59 PM

This is what I truly am…
Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

The library already had Unraveled so I got that today, but I want to read all of the Arcana Chronicles first

Ela September 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Tessa, which Unraveled? Who’s the author?

Tessa September 1, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Unraveled (Elemental Assassin Book 19) by Jennifer Estep It’s at the top of the paranormal section. I love the Elemental Assassin series. It’s starting to go a little weird with this last story-line arc, but I’m still okay with it.

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Is anyone else reading The Debt? I think I’m going to jump on it before I see too many reviews. I still have The Little Paris Bookshop and about 26 pages of Owen Meany left, but I need romance something fierce. I’ll be without internet for 4 whole days starting tomorrow so I’m on a downloading frenzy! Maryse, how’s El Diablo going?

FLT “There’s nothing so infuriating as having to pass up a tall pint of beer on a blinding hot summer day.” (no sh#t)–The Debt, Karina Halle

Lisa September 1, 2016 at 5:11 PM

WHAAAAAT. LOVERBOY!!!!! Clickity clicklty click click click. Oh. Sweet Tango is going to break our ever loving hearts.

Annnnd. If you havent read The Passage yet puleeeeease grab it at $1.99. The hubby is reading the final book at the moment and cannot put it down. And he is NOT a reader….well not like us anyway.

Lisa September 1, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Robin Im reading The Debt. Almost done. Interested to know what you think.

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 5:21 PM

I haven’t started it yet R. I’m finishing up The Martian so I can review it (and that, of course, I LOVE).

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Lisa, I knew you were but that you like The Play better?? I think that’s what you said. I haven’t read anything by her so I don’t want to start with “the best” like I did for Renee Carlino LOL. I’ll let you know as soon as I get back from the internet-less wilderness.

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 5:27 PM

For those of you who’ve read Full Tilt, Emma Scott is nominated in Contemporary, New Adult, and Romance categories for the Summer Indie Book Awards. Link here:

Maryse September 1, 2016 at 6:14 PM

OMG LOL!!!!! :P !!!!! This is one of the funniest (and yet NOT comedy) books I’ve ever read. GAH I LOVE THE MARTIAN. And Mark. He’s amazing. LOL!!! And this is a quote that had me cackling out loud, scared my minpins, and it’s a case of “y’all had to be there” to get it. It’s all about context, but OMG. Baaaaahahahahahah!!!


“Conclusion: I don’t need the water reclaimer at all. I’ll drink as needed and dump my waste outdoors. Yeah, that’s right, Mars, I’m gonna piss and shit on you. That’s what you get for trying to kill me all the time.

There. I saved myself 3.6 pirate-ninjas.”


*sigh* I am crushing on “Mark”. How could you not? Intelligent and funny and witty and clever, and so positive and upbeat, no matter what is happening to him. *sigh* *swooooooooooooon*

Jan September 1, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Loverboy is here! Hooray!! It does have a trigger warning at the beginning, so…… Eeeeek!!!! There’s gonna be some full on scary stuff. But I love this series and I’m gonna do it. I’m starting it today.

Here is the first line: The craving.

LOL. Interesting first line.

I fly to London for my holiday tomorrow. If I read it on the plane, I hope the person sitting beside me doesn’t try to read over my shoulder LOL. Maybe on the plane I’ll read something a bit ‘safer’ ;)

And yeah, Maryse, I share your crush on Mark. He’s a doll, and funny to boot.

Jan September 1, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Fabi, I wonder what the captive prince short stories will be like? I loved the books, but I’m not generally a short story fan. Hmmmmmm *scratches chin meditatively*

Jan September 1, 2016 at 6:43 PM

I saw C S Pacat on a talk show about books here in Australia a while ago. She seemed nice. She’s an Aussie, too :D

Tessa September 1, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Falling Into Infinity by Layne Harper is free.

Tasha J September 1, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Ok so the final verdict is that is was delicious! I decided to cut the squash and bake face down and it turned out great! I realized piercing the skin for a boat would leave me with a mess. Though I’m definitely going to try your way next time R. Renee because it sounds so much easier and I plan on trying many more simple recipes with lots of squash this fall! It was a hit with even my pickiest eater, he had no idea he was even eating a vegetable, lol. I did take a picture, but I have no idea how to link it from my phone. So I checked out the Internet and this photo is really similar.

R. Renee September 1, 2016 at 8:07 PM

Tasha, that looks amazing!! I’ll have to try it. Yeah, I wasn’t thinking about the holes!! Oops! For the most part, I just treat mine like spaghetti, b7t if you find some awesome recipes, let me know!!

Cheryl September 1, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Tessa, I loved the Infinity series. A great sports romance.

“How many times will you burn me?” Turbulence by Whitney Gracia Williams. so far so good!

Lisa September 1, 2016 at 8:17 PM

First Line Friday:
‘The craving. It had transcended that small voice in the back of his head, grown beyond the itch, the pull. ‘

Loverboy. Lauren Gilley.

Fabi September 1, 2016 at 8:18 PM

awww Maryse, Matt is a hilarious, lovable genius. Talk about rooting for the underdog. Go Matt!

Jan, I don’t care much for short stories or novellas either. I prefer the longer books with detailed world building and in depth characters.

Tessa, thank you for the heads up on the freebie.

Michelle September 1, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Tessa, all the AJ Aalto novellas are free today. After I finish Turbulence, I’m going back to that series.

Grey September 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Dearest Reader, I was compelled to tell this story, as most writers are, because it haunted me. – Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair

Jan September 1, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Yes Lisa. I’ve started it too. Pretty gripping so far :)

Tessa September 1, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Cheryl, it’s a sports romance? Awesome. That must be why it was in my wishlist. :) You’re welcome Fabi. Michelle, YES! I got them all now! MUAHAHAHA *grins* Thank you.

bev September 1, 2016 at 9:42 PM

Ok. Tasha has two different ones up there and I think both are different than her original.
Grey and Ela too.
Run R, Cheryl, and Fabi. Run. Me too.

Jan September 1, 2016 at 10:23 PM

Tasha your latest avatar is cute and dorky LOL. But Bev, your little heart with the oh-so-scary cavern of a mouth is still the cutest.

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