Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – December 6th 2016

by Maryse on December 6, 2016 · 213 comments

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YOU GUYSSSSSSS!!! There’s just TOOOOOO MANY GOOOOOOOD-looking books that went live today. I’m freaking out. I can’t stop highlighting ‘em.

The whole page is a highlights post right now. LOL!!! What a fun & insane mess of awesome-looking books!!! :D GAH. NOW THIS is a release day!!! Great way to kick off December. But!!! As usual, I have my extra special (to me!!) blurb-jolt list for you. ;)

My MINI-BLURB JOLT LISTBlood Vow (J.R. WARD!!! ‘Nuff said. ;) And I have this one! *squeeeee*!! P.S. Rhage and Mary are in it!!!), Dragon Unbound (she can’t fall in love with him or he loses his immortality?!! That’s just begging for a box of tissues, right there!), On the Line (because I love the premise of having a new neighbor that’s famous… this one’s a Hockey Star!!), Someone Like You: An Oxford Novel (he’s a Manhattan playboy player, and she’s just getting over a bad divorce… and she sees him at a wedding, and knows better than to talk to him but… ), The Pawn (I love Skye Warren’s dark romances, and she has to auction herself off to save her house!! eek Er… No. I mean. Not Skye Warren… her heroine. *snort*), Hooked (’cause she’s a hotel maid, and this Hockey star asks her to be only HIS maid – YES!!!), Her Master’s Christmas (er… SUPER-DARK ALERT!! I haven’t read it yet, but… you know… only if you were able to handle book #1 ;) Eeeeeep!). And speaking of EEEEEEEEP!! Whispers and the Roars <— This is my #1 blurb-jolt altogether… HOLY MOLY THAT BLURB, and then the authors’ warning? YIKES!! OH YES. MINE!!!!!) and The Monday Girl (she’s broke but finally gets her big break with a starring role alongside a Hollywood heartthrob) and then of course this one, Bleed Blue 69: Twenty-Five Authors…One Sexy Police Station, ’cause I can’t resist men in uniform (and then I saw this er… NY Daily News article). *waggles eyebrows* :P

There’s already so many to choose from, my Kindle runneth over. :D !!! A couple of the bargain-finds have my attention BIG time 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. Rules of Contact: Play by Play Series, Book 12 by Jaci Burton
  2. Cake: A Love Story by J. Bengtsson
  3. Island of Glass: Guardians Trilogy, Book 3 by Nora Roberts
  4. Blood Vow: Black Dagger Legacy, Book 2 by J.R. Ward
  5. Hit the Spot by J. Daniels
  6. The Roman: Florentine Series, Book 4 Sylvain Reynard
  7. Fashionably Dead and Wed by Robyn Peterman
  8. On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett
  9. The Gift: Mageri Series, Book 5.5 by Dannika Dark
  10. Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward
  11. Outsider: Exodus End World Tour Series, Book 2 by Olivia Cunning
  12. Someone Like You: Oxford Series, Book 3 by Lauren Layne <— UP FOR PREORDER
  13. Melt: The Steel Brothers Saga, Book 4 by Helen Hardt <— UP FOR PREORDER
  14. Scoring the Billionaire: Bad Boy Billionaires, Book 3 by Max Monroe <— UP FOR PREORDER


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!):

  • Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley <— THIS IS BOOK #1 and the sequel was just released today (see it below)
  • The Devil In Disguise (Bad Things Book 1) by Cynthia Eden <— THE DEVIL BECOMES HER HERO ALERT! And it’s super-bargain priced today. It sounds like so much “guilty pleasure” fun!!! “Mina is a woman fighting for her life—and the Lord of the Dark suddenly finds himself in an unlikely role…hero. Luke isn’t going to let her enemies destroy Mina. He will fight heaven and hell to keep her. But in the end, the secrets they both carry may just rip apart a love that should never have been…
  • All I Need Trilogy: Books 1-3 by Scarlett Metal <— ROCK STAR BUNDLED SERIES ALERT! Super-bargain priced today…
  • Wild Abandon by Jeannine Colette <— Nancy found us this one super-bargain priced today!
“WILD ABANDON by Jeannine Colette is on sale… and I loved this book. It has humor and heartbreak. I ran all emotions reading it!”
  • His by Brenda Rothert <— SHE’S HOMELESS & IN HIDING WITH HER SISTER ALERT!!! “I’d say I’m down on my luck, but that’s an understatement. I’m flat on my ass. Homeless, hungry and in hiding with my little sister at the age of twenty-one, I’ve never been so desperate. I’ve hit rock bottom when I get an offer I can’t refuse. Sell my body to save my sister? There’s nothing I won’t do to keep her safe. I make the rules and I’m not afraid to defend myself if this rich guy crosses the line. But once I see beneath his cold, calculating façade, the lines aren’t so clear anymore…“ Nancy found us this bargain, too!
  • Jane’s Gift: A Lone Pine Lake Novel (Lone Pine Lake series Book 1) by Karen Erickson <— PLAYBOY FIREFIGHTER & SINGLE MOTHER ALERT!! “Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is loving his single-guy lifestyle until the quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children. Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past…” (this one is super-bargain priced today!!)



PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN <— WOW an insane amount of awesome paranormal releases today!!!

  1. Blood Vow: Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD ALERT!!! Her latest BDB “Legacy” book is LIVE!! P.S. Rhage and Mary are in this one!!! “Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter—and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect…
  2. Wounded (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton <— ANITA BLAKE ALERT!!!
  3. The Gift: A Christmas Novella (Mageri Series Book 6) by Dannika Dark <— DANNIKA DARK ALERT!!!
  4. Garden of Shadows (Dark Gardens Series Book 1) by Meara Platt
  5. Fire Brand: Fated & Forbidden Series by Kristen Strassel
  6. Island of Glass (Guardians Trilogy) by Nora Roberts <— NORA ROBERTS ALERT!!!
  7. Temptations (Alpha City Book 5) by Bryce Evans
  8. Hunt the Dawn (Fatal Dreams Book 2) by Abbie Roads
  9. Fallen Ashes: Fated & Forbidden by T.F. Walsh
  10. Dragon Spawn (A Novel of the Lupi) by Eileen Wilks <— The New York Times bestselling author of Mind Magic returns as FBI agent Lily Yu gets some very bad news…
  11. Stealing Ula: A Fada Shapeshifter Prequel (The Fada Shapeshifters Book 0) by Rebecca Rivard
  12. Gargoyle Hunt (Secret Supers Book 3) by Aurora Springer
  13. Taken by Darkness (Guardians Of Eternity) by Alexandra Ivy
  14. Wolf Unleashed (SWAT Book 5) by Paige Tyler <— SEXY WEREWOLF SWAT TEAM ALERT!!! “Lacey Barton can’t deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn’t mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She’s hell-bent on discovering who’s behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she’s in way over her head—right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout…”
  15. The Fifth Moon’s Lovers (The Fifth Moon’s Tales Book 3) by Monica La Porta
  16. The Virgin’s Infiltrator (Black Hills Wolves #56) by Dominique Eastwick
  17. Rayzor’s One (Alien Bounty Hunters Book 1) by Michele Mills
  18. Dragon Unbound by Katie MacAlister <— SHE CAN’T FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM OR HE’LL LOSE HIS IMMORTALITY ALERT!!!Charity Doe is a woman on the run, forced to serve others, and never to gain what she seeks most: security. When fate lands her with a dragon who is immune to her unique abilities, she’s intrigued. After experiencing his human form, she’s thrilled. But when she realizes she can’t fall in love with him or he’ll lose his immortal status, she’s in hell...” Oh YES! You know this one’s going to be a heartbreaker!!!
  19. Don’t Bite (Stockton Wolves Book 4) by Lisa Oliver <— M/M ROMANCE
  20. Guarding Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Series Book 17) by Julia Mills
  21. A Stone-Kissed Sea (Elemental World Book 4) by Elizabeth Hunter <— ELIZABETH HUNTER’S LATEST ALERT!!!!! (and here’s the series reading order). LC LOVES this series! She says: “Just finished the elemental series. And building from ashes. I will read everything she writes. I loved these books. I couldn’t stop till I finished. I passed out at 2 in the morning and woke up at 6 to keep reading. So very good. Read them!!
  22. Rogue Warrior: (Dark Warrior Alliance Book Seven) by Brenda Trim and Tami Julka
  23. A Christmas Spectacle to Bear: Icy Cap Den (Alaskan Den Men Book 14) by Jennifer Hilt
  24. The Chaos of Luck: A Science Fiction Romance (A Felicia Sevigny Novel) by Catherine Cerveny
  25. The Roman: Florentine Series, Book 4 by Sylvain Reynard <— LATEST SYLVAIN REYNARD VAMPYRES ALERT!!!
  26. Wicked Winter
  27. Greed: Goddess of Delphi (Goddesses of Delphi Book 3) by Gemma Brocato
  28. When Darkness Breaks (The Underground Guardians Book 1) by Brianna West
  29. Alien Nation (Alien Novels) by Gini Koch
  30. The Wolf’s Wife (The Wolf’s Peak Saga Book 1) by Patricia Blackmoor
  31. A Season of Spells (A Noctis Magicae Novel) by Sylvia Izzo Hunter
  32. Haven’s Fall (Rebel Mage Book 2) by Elizabeth Schechter



  1. Hit the Spot (Dirty Deeds) by J. Daniels <— HE’S A SEXY SURFER PLAYER... and she doesn’t want to be his next game… “Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he’s around, she’s determined not to be another meaningless hookup...” NAY IS EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE!! She says: “‘Hit the Spot’ by J. Daniels, and it’s the second book in the Dirty Deeds series after ‘Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds). For those who read FLW, this one is about the H/h’s best friends, Tori and Jamie. It’s coming out on 12/6, and I can’t wait to read it!
  2. When Seeds Fall by Shaida Escoffery
  3. On the Line (Hometown Players) by Victoria Denault <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!! AND NOW HE’S HER NEIGHBOR… “As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can’t resist.”
  4. Radiant: The Diamond Trilogy, Book II (BookShots Flames) by Elizabeth Hayley and James Patterson
  5. Kilty Pleasure (The Kilted Lover Book 2) by Moko Heathers
  6. Meet Me Halfway (The Off Field Series Book 2) by Kim Carmody <— SPORTS ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  7. Time For Alice by Tracy Whitwell
  8. Nothing Less by Anna Todd <— ANNA TODD ALERT!!!
  9. Worth Fighting For by Kirsty Moseley <— MUST READ BOOK #1 first… (this is the sequel to Fighting to Be Free)
  10. Up in Smoke (Firehouse Three Book 4) by Sidney Bristol
  11. Unlove Me (Book 3 in the Game On trilogy) by Lisa Sommers
  12. Zenith (The Thornfield Affair Book 3) by Amity Cross
  13. Saving Grace by Susanna O’Neill
  14. Surface Currents (Golden Shores Book 3) by Rachelle Paige
  15. Going Under (The Blackhawk Boys Book 3) by Lexi Ryan <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!!!
  16. Silent Night (Bad Boy Rockers Book 6) by Lexi Buchanan
  17. Someone Like You: An Oxford Novel by Lauren Layne <— LAUREN LAYNE ALERT!! SHE MEETS HIM AT A WEDDING ALERT but knows better… ”…After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye…
  18. Enticement (Master Class Book 2) by Sierra Cartwright
  19. Wild Poppy (Wildflowers Book 4) by Vivian Winslow
  20. Captivating Nights (Boston Nights Book 1) by Anise Storm
  21. Closer by Mary Elizabeth <— OOOOOH ROMANCE ANGST BY MARY ELIZABETH ALERT!!!Gabriella Mason is damaged. Teller Reddy is wrecked. Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past. In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged…
  22. The Soul of a SEAL (West Coast Navy SEALs Book 4) by Anne Elizabeth
  23. The 12 Dares of Christmas by Leigh W. Stuart
  24. Rules of Contact (A Play-by-Play Novel) by Jaci Burton <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!!!…After her divorce, Amelia Lawrence is thrilled to start over as head chef at Ninety-Two. It’s just the opportunity she needs to heat up her career—if only she wasn’t wildly attracted to her sexy new boss. Their chemistry might be sizzling hot, but Amelia has no intention of being burned again...”
  25. The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan
  26. Nico: A Mafia Romance (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille
  27. The Hero (Sons of Texas) by Donna Grant
  28. Runaway Bride: Love in Little Tree, Book Two by Megan Kelly
  29. Riding High (A Nugget Romance) by Stacy Finz
  30. Intended for Bristol: A Second Chances Novel by L.P. Dover <— FOOTBALL STAR & HIS TEAMMATES SISTER ALERT! (And a crazy fan stalker…) “…Bristol Thomas doesn’t have time for games, especially those played by her brother’s Neanderthal teammates. A talented interior designer with lofty goals, she doesn’t know the first thing about football, or Jaxon—except that he’s exactly the type of man she usually avoids…”
  31. On the Way to Simple by Jennifer Acres
  32. Bound By Fire by Elizabeth Sinclair
  33. Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams
  34. More Than Anything (A Magnolia Beach Novel) by Kimberly Lang
  35. Deathwish (Siren Book 6) by Katie de Long
  36. Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush #2 or standalone) by Nina Lane <— SHE’S A BLOGGER & HE HAS A HEART CONDITION…Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income. Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company...”
  37. Out of Love by RC Boldt
  38. This Is Our Song (The Shaughnessy Brothers Book 4) by Samantha Chase <— SAMANTHA CHASE ROCK STAR ALERT!!!…When she’s assigned to write a tell-all about Riley Shaughnessy, she expects to be put off by a shallow rock star lifestyle. Instead, Riley brings her home to the shores of the Carolinas where she’s immediately embraced by his sprawling, rambunctious family…
  39. Can’t Stop Loving You by Miranda Liasson
  40. The Pawn by Skye Warren <— SKYE WARREN/DARKish ROMANCE ALERT!!! Oh this sounds like fun… “There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. A forbidden auction… Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know…
  41. Shut Up and Kiss Me: A Lost Boys Novel by Jessica Lemmon
  42. JAMES (7 Brides for 7 Brothers Book 6) by Roxanne St. Claire
  43. Semper Fi Marines Collection by Melissa Schroeder
  44. A Heap of Texas Trouble by Carolyn Brown
  45. Trillionaire Boys’ Club: The Clothing Mogul by Aubrey Parker
  46. Her Master’s Christmas by Lily White <— LILY WHITE ALERT!!!! DARK… CHRISTMAS? ;) From one of our queens of super-dark reads, she’s just released this one!! And it sounds like “Master” is a Bahhhh Humbug type. ;) Actually, he’s MUCH worse than that. SCARY WORSE. “She thought she could manipulate me until my heart warmed just enough to allow some festive cheer to sink into the depths of cold, bleak darkness. I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again… She was wrong...” (p.s. just to give you an idea, here’s my review of her first book in this series: Book Review – Her Master’s Courtesan <— EXTREMELY DARK)
  47. Last Chance Cowboys: The Lawman (Where the Trail Ends Book 2) by Anna Schmidt
  48. Sweet Southern Bad Boy (Harmony Homecomings) by Michele Summers
  49. Needing the Memories: The Rocker…Series Novella by Terri Anne Browning <— ROCKER SERIES ALERT!!! OH WOW THIS ONE SOUNDS ANGSTY AS HECK!!!!! A sort of… epilogue? But a possible do-over? “…Nothing can come between us, nothing can tear us apart. Only…I have one regret. One that is still a black void in my head. Every year it’s the same. The regret…” (and here’s the The Rocker Series Reading Order)
  50. Murder in Paradise Bay (New York State Trooper Series Book 4) by Jen Talty
  51. Hooked by Brenda Rothert <— HOCKEY STAR ASKS THE HOTEL MAID TO WORK FOR HIM AFTER SHE TELLS HIM OFF…Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper…
  52. Take This Pain Away (Torn Pieces Book 2) by Terra Kelly
  53. Unique (The Manhattanites Book 6) by Avery Aster
  54. Marry Me on Main Street (Cricket Creek) by LuAnn McLane
  55. Enemy Inside (The Captive Series Book 1) by Penelope Marshall
  56. The Sunrise Collection: Sunrise / Summer / Someday / Sunset (Baxter Family Drama-Sunrise Series) by Karen Kingsbury
  57. Bad Boy by Leah Raeder (now known as Elliot Wake) <— TRANSGENDER VLOGGER VIGILANTEVlog star Renard Grant has nothing to prove: he’s got a pretty face, chiseled body, and two million adoring video subscribers. Plus the scars on his chest and a prescription for testosterone. Because Ren is transgender: assigned female at birth, living now as male. He films his transition and shares it bravely with the world; his fans love his honesty and positivity. But Ren has been living a double life. Off-camera, he’s Cane, the muscle-bound enforcer for social justice vigilante group Black Iris…
  58. Mafia Princess by Bella J
  59. No Prince Charming (Secrets of Stone Book 1) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
  60. Make It Hurt (Texas Bounty) by Jackie Ashenden
  61. When In Rome…Break His Heart: A Sweet College Romance by Lena Mae Hill
  62. A Seductive Invitation: A Seductive Nights New York Novella by Lauren Blakely <— HE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE HER… They had a one night stand, and then she never saw him again… until… “…it turns out he’s the ONLY ONE in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity’s gala.  The trouble is, he doesn’t recognize me…
  63. His To Guard (Predatory Desires Book 3) by Diana McKinley
  64. Bleed Blue 69: Twenty-Five Authors…One Sexy Police Station. <— SEXY HOT COP ANTHOLOGY ALERT!! by Alexis Alvarez, Josie Bordeaux, Rebecca Brooke, Emme Burton, M.C. Cerny, Sarah M. Cradit, Chelle C. Craze, Jami Denise, Lisa Edward, Mary Catherine Gebhard “These NYC police officers will keep you warm on a winter’s night, make you sweat in the most delicious way possible, and have you wishing for your very own set of cuffs. Only further begging the question: Can anyone resist a hero in uniform?” <— Heck NO I can’t!!! Whooooooo I love the sound of this!!!!!
  65. Finding Honor (The Searchers Book 1) by Ripley Proserpina
  66. The Grinder (Redtails Hockey Book 2) by Stephanie Julian
  67. Tainted Shadow (Tainted Pearl Book 1) by Sadie Haller
  68. Welcoming Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 1) by Lily Harper Hart
  69. Hit Man: A Sexy Action-Packed Alpha Adventure Romance (Deadliest Lies) by Michele Mannon
  70. Everything Love Is by Claire King
  71. Road to Nowhere: The Good Ol’ Boys Spin-Off by M Robinson <— M. ROBINSON SPINOFF ALERT!!!…Life or death. Ride or die. And I’m not only talking about the military. I’m talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere. My life. I fought for my brothers. I fought for my family. I fought for my country. And I fought for her…
  72. The Girl from the Tea Garden (The India Tea Series Book 3) by Janet MacLeod Trotter
  73. Away in Montana (Paradise Valley Ranch Book 1) by Jane Porter
  74. Divided Control (The Control Series Book 2) by Anna Edwards
  75. The Farther He Runs: A Kick Novel by Lynda Aicher
  76. Texas Heat (The Texas Heat Series) by Gerry Bartlett
  77. A Cowboy’s Christmas Eve (Malloys of Montana) by R. C. Ryan
  78. Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster <— EEEEEEEP!!!! DARK READ ALERT!!!!!The darkness should frighten me. I should worry I’ll find more monsters…monsters scarier than him. But I’m not afraid. It’s safe here. When I’m inside of my head… He. Can’t. Ever. Touch. Me.” And the author warns: “***THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON’T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.***” Okay… yep. THIS IS MINE!!!!!
  79. Relentless (Fractured Farrells: A Damaged Billionaire Series Book 5) by Mallory Crowe
  80. Five Gold Rings (North Pole, Alaska Book 12) by Noelle Fox
  81. Mad Love by Nick Spalding
  82. Black Sheep Romeo (The Royal Romeos Book 2) by Jenny Gardiner
  83. Snowed In (More than Friends) by Jenna Bayley-Burke
  84. The Monday Girl (The Girl Duet Book 1) by Julie Johnson <— SHE GETS A HUGE ROLE WITH A HOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB ALERT!! “Between an acting career that’s never quite made lift-off to stardom, a pathetic love life of online-dating-app losers, and a maxed-out balance on every one of her credit cards, things can’t get much worse. So, when she’s plucked from relative obscurity to land a lead role in Hollywood’s next big blockbuster, Kat is sure she’s finally on the right track. Until she meets her co-star, Grayson Dunn… and all her plans are completely derailed…
  85. Country Talk (On The Radio Book 3) by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE
  86. Boots by Angel Martinez <— M/M ROMANCE
  87. Taken Again: A Steamy M/M Romance (Taken Series Book 2) by Cali MacKay and Julie Farrell <— M/M ROMANCE
  88. Heart and Home (Beyond Heartache Book 2) by C.L. Etta <— M/M ROMANCE
  89. Wrapped Together (Portland Heat) by Annabeth Albert <— M/M ROMANCE
  90. Four Nights at Sea (International Affairs) by Demi Alex
  91. Bella Luna (A Blue Moon Lake Romance) by Sharon Struth
  92. All He Wants for Christmas: A Novella (Edge of Scandal) by Elle Wright


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Grey December 6, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Sh*t! I want so many of these Maryse! You need to stop it with this list, like right now… I’m so broke LOL! and I have no self control!

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 11:34 AM

I’m STILL adding… it’s pure craziness!!!!!

R. Renee December 6, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Leslie finished It Ends With Us. I’m worried about her… :D

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Oh oh… hahahahah

R. Renee December 6, 2016 at 12:18 PM

OMG I was dying. At 83% she posts this: “I am very angry at all of you right now that told me to read this. My eyes are all puffy and I’m guessing I haven’t gotten to the worst of it. *shakes with sobs*”

Nope. It’s the 94% mark she should have feared… Muhahahaaaa!!

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 1:24 PM


Welcome to the Marmy club, Leslie!!! :D

Fun, isn’t it?

Lemon December 6, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Still air by Freya barker and in the ring by Rie Warren are both newly released

Leslie M December 6, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Yeah so I spent my day bawling and with stomach cramps.

Thanks guys!!

Fabi December 6, 2016 at 2:19 PM

:-O and they call that fun

I’m having sympathy tummy twists with you Leslie

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Thank you Lemon!

Both of those were on yesterday’s “Early bird releases” post. :D

Jean December 6, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Trying to control my 1-clicker, but HAD to get Whispers and Roars!

Where is the Marmy list? I missed it and can’t find it (or I’m too impatient).

Fabi December 6, 2016 at 2:36 PM
Jean December 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Thank you Fabi!

Jean December 6, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Wow that Marmy list is intimidating….read most of them, but some…..nope can’t do it.

Lisa Aiello December 6, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is every damn book I see and more hours in the day so I can read them. Oh yeah, and a puppy!!

Whispers and the Roars is definitely meant for me!!

Fabi December 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Lisa I can send you some books and a couple of puppies but I don’t know what I can do about hours. :-/

Lemon December 6, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Thanks Maryse. God how did I miss that!! Off to see what else I missed lol

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM

Ooohh I want a puppy!!!! Can I have a “Frenchie”??? :D !!!!!

R. Renee December 6, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Maryse aren’t you at your puppy quota?

bev December 6, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Puppy for me too please.

Leslie M December 6, 2016 at 5:07 PM

Thanks Fabi! I think my idea of fun and the Marmy’s idea of fun are on two different wave lengths.

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Who’s ever heard of too many puppies???? :P

R. Renee December 6, 2016 at 6:25 PM

That’s true as long as they live with you! I don’t know if I could do more than one though. 1 puppy, 1 husband, and 1 teenager is 1 more than I can handle as it is. And really, the puppy isn’t the problem :D

Leslie, does it comfort you at all to know marmies take great pleasure is watching non-marmies read marmy books?

Maryse December 6, 2016 at 7:18 PM

*rubs hands together with glee*


:D !!!!!!

Leslie M December 6, 2016 at 7:26 PM

*shoots laser beams out eyeballs to Robin and Maryse who think they are so funny*

Seriously Maryse, throughout all my crying fits today I thought it would be awesome if I did “reaction” video like you do sometimes.

R. Renee December 6, 2016 at 7:38 PM

I noticed someone mentioned Wild Abandon being on sale but I haven’t seen if anyone’s mentioned Jeannine Colette’s new preorder for Wild Abandon Christmas (novella) coming out on the 21st. I don’t usually do the holiday themed books, but I loved WA!

Jan December 6, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Ahhhh, this blog always puts a smile on my face…..

Maryse’s way with words………’my kindle runneth over’
Funny book titles…… ‘Kilty Pleasure’
Funny comments….. Lisa Aiello’s Dear Santa….

Makes my day :D

*sips coffee happily and picks up kindle to resume reading ‘Rules of Contact’*

Sherry D :) December 6, 2016 at 8:54 PM

OhMyGosh that’s a ton of great sounding books…. where to start…Hmmmm☺️

bev December 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM

It’s funny that Maryse mentioned the Hoover book since a few of you are discussing it on GR. But someone has to explain the “no bad people” quote.
Cause …….mass murderers.

Amy December 6, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Holy %#$&!!!! This list!!

*reads Leslie’s reaction to IEWU*

Aw Leslie…*huggles* If it’s any consolation, I’m STILL wounded from that one. It’s a Marmy book for a reason. ;) Every time I see the title or the cover, my heart clenches and then drops down into my tummy. Every. Time. See what I meant when I said I still try to rationalize and bargain over what happened in it??

Amy December 6, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Ahhhhhh, GR…it’s going to take me like six hours to get caught up on all I have missed on there lately. :?

Whispers and the Roars is DEFINITELY my next read. Holy moly, that blurb and warning are catnip!!

MichelleS December 6, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Can’t even look st this list. Nope!

I’m hooked on this Time Walkers series. Just finished hook two. Going right into book three. Loving it. Totally reminds me of Outlander. How much more can they go through? And the amazing secondary characters! And his crazy love for her (so very Jamie & Claire like). Totally hooked.

Jan December 7, 2016 at 12:41 AM

Oooh. Mariana Zapata just announced her new book called Wait For It is finally coming out on this Thursday! I can’t…..wait for it….. Yeah, I know. My family gets sick of my punning as well. *gives embarrassed grin*

But seriously, it sounds goooood!

Skye Warren December 7, 2016 at 12:59 AM

Thank you for sharing The Pawn!! <3 <3 <3

Lisa Aiello December 7, 2016 at 8:23 AM

I think I’m just having a holiday moment, but Maryse, I really want to tell you how grateful I am to have found you and this crazy tribe. What you do (and really, what you all do) makes me a very happy girl. And it’s awesome to know that it’s okay to love Marmys and Dark Reads, cuz there’s a whooooole bunch of you crazies out there just like me. Thank you for all that you do for us!!

Amy December 7, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Lisa…*big hugs* I feel the same way about this place and everyone here. I have found SO many amazing books which I probably would have missed if not for the recs here, and the off-topic conversations and antics are crazy fun. And, of course, it wouldn’t have happened if not for our sweet Maryse. ;)

Nay December 7, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Lisa and Amy-ditto! Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks for all your hard work, Maryse!!

After DNFing TWO books in a row, I have all these Marmy books that I want to start on, but I think I have to give Whispers and the Roars a try after seeing the talk about it–but I’m going in blind!!

Ela December 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Are we having a huggles moment? I’d like to share the love!

Leslie, wasn’t that book sooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood??? You know it won on GR! Yep I voted for it.

I have to agree…we do get great pleasure from watching a non Marmy reading a Marmy book and I’m technically a non Marmy (even though I read most of those books from that list and still feel Transcendence IS a Marmy book AMY!!!!!!!!!)

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 10:39 AM

See it’s not just me!! I <3 evil Ela!

This blog is the reason I wrote a book so I'm pretty fond of it too :)

Jean December 7, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Sounds like a potential buddy read for Whispers and the Roars! I’m starting it tonight! Anyone else in?

Love you guys and appreciate you so much too!

R, thanks for that info on Wild Abandon! Love that book and Jeanine Colette!

Jean December 7, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Oh and I love evil Ela too!

Ela December 7, 2016 at 10:50 AM


Ela December 7, 2016 at 10:52 AM


So here’s the situation…I just started Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal, #1) by Bethany-Kris and loving it but there are 3 books in the series so do I put it on hold and join the scary dark read….????

Ok I’m in…starting NOW

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 10:53 AM

I do!!! That’s what I said! :D

You’re welcome Jean! I love her too. She’s very interactive and personable on social media and I love that in writers. I can’t wait to meet her at RT in May!

Ela December 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Where is RT being held this year? Who’s going? Are tickets still available?

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 11:06 AM

In Atlanta. I’m sure tix are still available. TONS of writers, but some that I’m familiar with are Emma Scott, Suanne Laqueur, CoHo, Alessandra Torre, Sarina Bowen, Christina Lauren, Sylvia Day, S.C Stephens, Ginger Scott, Lesley Jones ;)

Ela December 7, 2016 at 11:10 AM

I just found the list…………….WOWZA

Jean December 7, 2016 at 12:29 PM

R, I love that about her too…..always getting feedback from her on GR. Makes a person feel special!

OMG! I want to go to RT in May – - it’s on the East Coast!!!

HI ELA! (Yes, you should start the dark one with us…..”come over to the dark side”…….haha)!

Young December 7, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Hello guys! Just had to come out of my hiding for a book I just finished. ‘Still Life with Strings’ by L.H. Cosway. 5*** stars for me!! It got me out of book slump but now I’m back into book slump now that it is over :(

Jean December 7, 2016 at 12:32 PM


Nay December 7, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Jean, Like I said, I’m starting Whispers and the Roars so I’m in! My first buddy read! I’m so excited!!!

Amy December 7, 2016 at 1:11 PM

I’m in for Whispers and the Roars!! :D

I’m on the fence as to if I’m going to the RT convention next year. It’s about 50-50 at this point…

Amy December 7, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Ela…no. *shakes head* I loved, loved, LOVED Transcendence and my heart aches in a beautiful way at the end, but I just can’t call it a Marmy.

And now I feel the need to hide from a potential Ela rant. :lol:

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Amy if I stock my room with cocktail fixins will that make a difference?

Amy December 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Cocktails?? WOO-HOO!!!! What a redundant question!! :P

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Awesome! See you in May! ;)

Amy December 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM

bev…this popped up on my playlist this morning and I totally thought of When We Collided. I’m still aching a bit from that ending. *rubs chest with fist*

Knowing the story behind the song doesn’t help either. “I can’t take my mind off of you…”

Ela December 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Jean! You know I’m no stranger to the darkness…


Jean December 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ela, sorry, but I must agree with Amy. I don’t think of Transcendence as a “Marmy” book. I consider a “Marmy” book one that will tear me apart, rip my heart out, and go through my supply of tissues from the tears. LOL! Although, yes, it did have the feels and I loved it! (I do love that you are screaming at Amy though…haha!)

Ela December 7, 2016 at 3:12 PM


Jean December 7, 2016 at 3:14 PM

I’m sorry Ela…..I seriously hesitated before submitting that comment…..heehee! Love you both!

Amy December 7, 2016 at 3:18 PM

“I do love that you are screaming at Amy though…haha!” <—— Of COURSE you do, LOL!!!

Ela, Jean has seen some of my epic freak outs and rants in the past. ;) And yes, it had all kinds of wonderful as well as heart-clenching feels, but not Marmy-level feels. *looks at clock* Here, have a drink… *slides shot of Jager to Ela*

Ela December 7, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Oh you 2 SUCK! I’m going back to my buddy read of darkness that I have no clue where it’s going!

Amy December 7, 2016 at 3:27 PM

*giggles and tosses Ela a flashlight*

Jean December 7, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Blahahaha……okay, I’m joining Ela in the darkness…..”steals her shot of Jager”

Ela December 7, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Jean! you’re too late for the Jager, I already drank it *catches flashlight*

Jean December 7, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Damn! Amy, are you joining us in the darkness?

Tasha J December 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Hey guys! Somehow I missed that yesterday was Tuesday, haven’t scoped the whole list out yet but I had to mention this book Im reading real quick. She, the Kingdom by Olivian Pope. Anyone else read this??! Check out that blurb!! I was really intrigued especially after I briefly caught some reviews so as not to spoil. It’s probably too early to tell, but so far I’m really enjoying it!! I’m about 30ish percent, reads quick, has good writing, the story is giving me feels! It’s weird though, but still I’m looking past the weird and it has me jittery you guys!! I’m wanting to know what the heck is gonna happen, and the anticipation has me going crazy. Has a bit of a 50 shades feel so far! :)

Tasha J December 7, 2016 at 4:40 PM

And Nay (I think it was Nay), if you’re still in the mood for hot forbidding, angst and you haven’t read this, maybe give it a try!

bev December 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Untamed State is on sale. This is not an easy read, but so well written. Breaks your heart and made me so angry.

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 5:10 PM

I was gonna say, isn’t it a little too early for jager? But I’m 2 margaritas in, so…

Maryse December 7, 2016 at 5:12 PM

To me, Transcendence is our example of “sweet book” that we LOVED!!!! Perfectly done… exciting, and a VERY cool ending, but all in all, that book warms the cockles of my heart.


Not a Marmy. ;)

Maryse December 7, 2016 at 5:12 PM

P.S. What the heck are cockles, anyway? :P

Maryse December 7, 2016 at 5:17 PM

I one-clicked Whispers and Roars. I hit THAT spot on Whitney, My Love that has me infuriated. But I’m enjoying the story as a whole too much to drop it. I can’t freaking BELIEVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Okay back to my book… and then onto dark read.

Jan December 7, 2016 at 5:31 PM

Yeah, no. Transcendence is not what I’d call a marmy book. Sorry Ela ;) It’s a lovely book, though. And quite unique in its setting. Anyone who hasn’t read it – go check it out now!

Fabi December 7, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Maryse, cockles = a corruption of the Latin name for the heart’s ventricles, cochleae cordis

Ela, I WANT to agree with you. REALLY I do. But Transcendence wasn’t a Marmy read for me either. :-( sorry

Amy December 7, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Cockles are some kind of mollusk but this is a good description of the phrase:

So, warm cockles = not a marmy (but still wonderful ;) )

I can’t WAIT for Whitney!! All of your reactions have me SO intrigued. :D

Amy December 7, 2016 at 5:43 PM

Er…what Fabi said. *snort*

R!! It’s never to early for a drink! Unless you’re on the clock like I am. *sigh*

Amy December 7, 2016 at 5:47 PM
Grey December 7, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Wow, you girls are in rare form for so early in the evening…LOL!

I’m reading Home Tears by Tijan right now… Then I have an ARC to read… Wild Abandon Christmas… pretty stoked about that one. Then…if Miss Emma Scott is ready… I’m down for Hausfrau… although Whispers and the Roar is certainly head turning…

Jan December 7, 2016 at 5:58 PM

LOL Amy. Altho I think the roaring Maryse has, ahem, matured somewhat. Perhaps the frustration of Whitney My Love has aged her prematurely?

Ela December 7, 2016 at 5:59 PM


Ela December 7, 2016 at 6:01 PM

43% into Whispers and the Roars. It’s STILL TO EARLY if y’all can believe it to make any assessments….we’re still trying to figure what the heck is going on.

Nay December 7, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Yes, Ela, LisaA, and I have been having a ball on GR trying to figure out what the deal is with Whispers and the Roars. I think I’ve got it, but I’m still not positive.

Maryse December 7, 2016 at 6:44 PM

You guys… I keep seeing “warm cookies” and “Maryse, cookies” instead of coCKles. LOL!!!

Now I want cookies. And whatever everyone’s drinking. Maybe a cookie martini?

Nay December 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Would you believe I’ve NEVER had a martini? I have a list of things I’m going to eat and drink after I’m allowed again-like the opposite of a bucket list, maybe a re-birth list, and with food/drink–and I’m going to put martini on it. What type should I have??

Tessa December 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM

That spot! Ooooh! It makes me so angry. That spot made it so I didn’t like the book as near as much as everyone else. It was just… No. And yep, I still finished it, because the story was so good, but Something Wonderful and Paradise will always be the two I recommend most.

I have been in a happy reading mood. I’m not reading anything currently. I have a packed book that I might, but I haven’t even touched Home Tears or Dollars. The season is obviously influencing me. :)

Fabi December 7, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Tessa I think that’s the first time I’ve heard you say you’re not reading anything.

Leslie M December 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Sorry I missed all the lovin’ earlier.

*big belated huggles to everyone*

I’ve been busy today catching up on life after yesterday’s It Ends With Us sob fest took over.

I’m actually making a list of best and worst of 2016. Will post when finished.

Good luck to all reading Whispers & Roars…that sounds super creepy.

Nay December 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Leslie–I don’t think it’s creepy. Just mysterious because the reader is clueless.

Tasha–thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely check that out! But what I want to know is, how does that author expect to get their name out there and sell any books? There’s no info about her/him on GR, Amazon, FB or anywhere that I can find. No web page, no nothing. The title doesn’t really tell you what the book is about and the blurb is one vague sentence, so how can anyone even know if they want to read it or not?? IF they happen to come across it.

Tessa December 7, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Rofl I know, right? Instead I just did the window cling thingy. This house WILL be festive!

bev December 7, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Look at the Marmies. All, no your book can’t join my club.
It’s too nice.
And doesn’t wear the right shoes.

Fabi December 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM

baaahahahaha ROTFL *gasp* hahahaha

Tasha J December 7, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Nay, I dk the one sentence blurb is what had intrigued me. That and the reviews of how great it was even with her being a first time author. But also how everyone says it’s so weird. Seriously out of curiosity I just read the sample and decided I had to know more. You’ll see what’s weird about it just in that much. I’m about halfway through now and my eyes constantly bulge, my heart races, I’m like wth, seriously, omg I bet I know what’s gonna happen, and I can’t help but laugh too. Never had I really read a book about *this thing* I can say that for sure. And it’s super fast. If I had the time I probably could’ve been done by now and I just started it today. So far I’d say it’s a guilty pleasure read for me and it’s a little thrilling too, anticipating what’s next. But seriously, the subject matter!!! LOL is all I can say right now. Maybe the author is relying on word of mouth for sales? I dk ;)

Nay December 7, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Tasha-maybe so . Well, you sold me, so I’ll give it a try next! Thanks!

Grey December 7, 2016 at 8:05 PM

bev, bev, bev… We don’t discriminate based on shoes…it’s more about what color nail polish they’ve got on and whether or not they like booze…

Jean December 7, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Oh bev, that comment up the is what makes me love you! LOL!!!!

Grey December 7, 2016 at 8:10 PM

The books…I meant the books lining up to be in the death club, only to be denied, of course LOL! Bad joke, obviously funnier in my head, and way funnier if I hadn’t hit submit on accident.

Just went to my middles band concert… Squealing musical instruments for an hour. 5-6th graders… It was sorta painful- speaking of drinks… Who is the bartender tonight?

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Guys!!! I went to a glass works shop and got a Full Tilt experience today!! I posted it on my IG but not sure if I can link it. It’s robinhillwrites. So freaking cool.

Grey December 7, 2016 at 8:22 PM

I haven’t read Full Tilt…so I have no idea what the Full Tilt experience is… *hides from the peanut onslaught that I’m sure is coming*

R. Renee December 7, 2016 at 8:28 PM

I promise the Full Tilt experience is spoiler free!!

bev December 7, 2016 at 9:00 PM

Amy, When We Collide worked out ok for you?
I liked it pretty well. Just maybe wished more in depth, more day to day stuff around the town.

Maryse December 7, 2016 at 9:19 PM

LOL bev!!!

Now you make “Marmies” sound like “Mean Girls”


“You can’t sit with us!!!”

Sidenote: That’s not true Ela. You can TOTALLY sit with us, and snuggle with us in our Marmy blankie fort. :D !!! You can even bring Transcendence for a re-read. That book was awesome.

Tasha J December 7, 2016 at 10:17 PM

:O :O!!!! Omg this book!!!! I’m at 77% for all you angsty lovers looking for something a little different try this book!!

Lisa Aiello December 7, 2016 at 10:51 PM

73% done with Whispers and the Roars and I love it. It is labeled as dark, but I am not getting dark. I am getting a hella amazing love between the two main characters. It is a plot twist I have seen once before…but handled so beautifully. This had to be a tough writing experience for the author.

Nay December 7, 2016 at 10:59 PM

Yeah, what Lisa said! But I’m just at 65%. I think we lost Ela! (for tonight, anyway)

Tasha J December 7, 2016 at 11:28 PM

Finished! I’m not sure what my rating will be yet, though leaning towards 4ish stars. I really enjoyed it, it was entertaining for sure and I became quickly absorbed in the drama and angst. The writing was really good, and I liked that it was a quick read bc sometimes I don’t want to spend a week on a book, but also it moved too fast and skipped over some character development and connection. It was hot, if not kind of weird. Lol All in all Id definately recommend it and think a lot of you here would like it!

Nay December 7, 2016 at 11:53 PM

Sounds good to me! Thanks, Tasha!

Jan December 8, 2016 at 1:49 AM

Hoo hoo hoo. Mariana Zapata’s new book is LIVE on amazon!! (In Australia, anyway). *happy little dance* Kulti was one of my fav reads this year. The new one’s called ‘Wait For It’. I’m dropping everything and hunkering down with my kindle in a blankie fort where no one else can find me. *cracks out a mad cackling laugh and runs to get a blankie*

Leslie M December 8, 2016 at 6:33 AM

Bev, you are too funny!!

I have made my best/worst list of 2016 if anyone is interested.

R. Renee December 8, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Love the list Leslie! Didn’t even think about doing it on GR. Good idea!

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Let me know if you read it! I want to see what you think! :)

Leslie M December 8, 2016 at 9:18 AM

R, I like to do that stuff on blog’s group in GR because I can link the book. It makes me crazy in here when you guys talk about a book and I have to leave blog, search for book on GRs, etc. Plus the option of spoiler tags helps. If Maryse wants to make a post of all readers faves of 2016, I can email list or whatever so it’s easier.

I love seeing everyone’s best/worst. It’s kind of funny when my worst is someone else’s fave.

Ela December 8, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Nay, I thought the same thing about those “She” books and their author….now THAT’S Creepy!

I’m assuming bev’s got my back with wanting to stick a book under the Marmy category but being ROYALLY REJECTED?

And yes, Whispers and the Roars is not creepy at all just very mysterious. But I know of a very creepy book that it’s sequel just came out (have not read either one). BR anyone???

Ela December 8, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Tasha, I see there is a book 2 so I’m curious if there is a cliffy.

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 10:11 AM

No cliffy…just MORE

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Ok, out of curiosity, again (I like mystery ;) ), I checked fb for this author and I found her page.

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 10:21 AM
bev December 8, 2016 at 10:53 AM

I just started another on my color tbr, but the new MZ book I’d out. Blurb doesn’t give much a way, does it?
I’m tempted. I either love or don’t her books. Hmm.
Anyone jumping in?

Cheryl December 8, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Wow, this list Maryse. So many I want to one-click.Have to read all comments when have more time!
Also, Mariana Zapata just released a new book- Wait For It.

R. didn’t know there was going to be a Christmas novella for WA-loved that book!!

Tessa December 8, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Ooooh, a new MZ? Mine! :D I finally did start a book and loving the story so far.

I pluck at my crimson runic, tenting the lightweight linen away from my sticky skin.
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Nay December 8, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Thanks, Tasha! When I search for O. Pope on FB, I kept getting the character from Scandal, and I didn’t see the ‘search instead for Olivian Pope’ right under it–duh!

I’m going to read it as soon as I can buy it. Right now I’m reading KU freebies or books I already have (because I have about a million!)

Ela–I saw you and Lisa talking about the creepy book on GR, so I posted that I wanted to BR with y’all, and she suggested we set up a thread, so it’s there now (I didn’t want to keep hi-jacking Leslie’s thread–sorry, Leslie!)

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 12:39 PM


“Slipping between two buildings, I escaped the biting winds and harsh cold to count today’s earnings.”

Home by Cara Dee

R. Renee December 8, 2016 at 12:47 PM

FLT almost forgot!

From Sand and Ash and My Broken Soul by Amy Harmon

“Angelo must have slept in the damp grass beside the road for a while, but the evening was cold and his cassock was thin, and he awoke, shivering.”

Aaaaannnd…I’m crying again. I think I may be re-sending you my top ten Maryse.

Jean December 8, 2016 at 1:09 PM

R!!!! I loved that book! So happy you are reading it!

FLT: The sick stench of stale cigarette and beer linger in the air. (Whispers and the Roars). This book is not what I was expecting….not really dark….

Grey December 8, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Well… I’m a brat, my FLT, is from my ARC… “New York City.” Wild Abandon Christmas by Jeannine Colette

Leslie M December 8, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Bev, re: MZ, I only read Kulti and disliked (I was bored silly) but want to try something else since everyone raves about her. Do you have a favorite?

Leslie M December 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM


“This has to be a joke.” Sweet Cheeks by K Bromberg (e-reading this one)

“Sweet tea was apparently going to be the death of me.” Be With Me by J. Lynn (listening to this one)

Ela December 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM


Ela December 8, 2016 at 1:58 PM


Pretty Stolen Dolls, Ker Dukey and K. Webster

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 2:26 PM

For all the triller/spooky book lovers, Bird Box by Josh Malerman is on sale for 1.99 from 9.99 through Dec. 31st!
Does anyone who bought The Bird and the Sword know if it’s lendable? And if so, would like to lend it to me? I’m in the mood to finally tackle that one but I’ve bought so many books lately and I’m still buying Xmas gifts yet so I’d like to hold off as much as possible on buying more until after Xmas. I’d be happy to return the favor!
Also, Nay or if anyone is interested She, the Kingdom is lendable if you’d like, I can send it to you!

Lisa Aiello December 8, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Ladies (and gentlemen, if any are lurking), Whispers and the Roars is in the bag, and it was amazing. For anyone who fears it as a dark read or because it has triggers, please don’t. The triggers aren’t really in your face or over the top. It is, at it’s very core, an unconditional love story.

FLT – Same as Ela’s

Pretty Stolen Dolls, Ker Dukey and K. Webster

Lisa Aiello December 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

And Ela – did you see my response, and more importantly Nay’s (which is way more thought out and eloquent) on GR Thread?

Nay December 8, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Tasha, I’m getting ready to do a buddy read of Pretty Stolen Dolls with Ela and Lisa (and anyone else who wants to join), but if no one else asks about it, I’d love to borrow it after that. Maybe the beginning of next week?

Annnnd, FLT — same as Ela’s and Lisa’s:


Pretty Stolen Dolls, Ker Dukey and K. Webster

Ela December 8, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Tasha, I have The Bird and the Sword, what’s your email?

Ela December 8, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Well fudge that…it looks like it’s not lendable.

Ela December 8, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Or I should say the copy I bought that was still 3.99 is not lendable or I lent it already…sorry.

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Ok, I’m on GR as Natasha, I could send you a friend request and you can let me know when you’re ready or I’ll catch ya on here next week!
Thanks Ela! My email is, let me know if there’s something you’d like in return some time!

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Oh, boo! Thanks anyway

Amy December 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM

OMG bev…LOL!!!!!!!

Now see, if we included books from EVERY emotional level on the Marmy list then some people would skip out on them altogether…there had to be some distinction. ;)

We may exclude BOOKS from the Marmy list but we never exclude friends. The more to snuggle with the better!!

bev December 8, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Leslie, Kulti, LOL.
One of my favorites last year. I love love love a slow build& burn. Plus, Sal was a great heroine Big plus for me.

Amy December 8, 2016 at 3:54 PM

I remember Pretty Stolen Dolls…really good and creeeeepy.

Speaking of creepy, Her Master’s Courtesan traumatized me but what did I just click? Her Master’s Christmas. ‘Cause I’m a masochist like that. Aiden is scary. *shudder*


“When my eyes are closed, the monster can’t see me.” ~ Whispers and the Roars by K Webster

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I loved Kulti and The Wall of Winnipeg and Me, two of my favorites ever! I wasn’t a huge fan of Rhythm, Chord and Malykhin or Under Locke. I wasn’t head over heels for Lingus but I liked it more than the other two. I’ll wait to hear feedback on the latest.

bev December 8, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Wall was good, just not up to Kulti. I do not think I made it past the first chapter of Lingus. Too raunchy, lol.

Grey December 8, 2016 at 4:12 PM

bev said raunchy and now I want to read it… LOL! I liked Kulti, didn’t read WoW… But now I want to read Lingus LOL!

Lisa Aiello December 8, 2016 at 4:14 PM

::::too raunchy:::::

R. Renee December 8, 2016 at 4:19 PM

I bought Kulti and Winnipeg when they were on sale due to everyone’s recs, but now that I’ve discovered I’m not a fan of slow burn I’m not sure if I’ll ever read them :-/

I have seriously mixed feelings about the new TJR. I collect all her books…and this one is going to stick out like a sore thumb. I know she’s getting bigger, and this cover (to me anyway) is proof of that, as is the **no paperback** release, and I’m super stoked for her, but…what about me???!!

R. Renee December 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM

I hate raunchy. I’m with you bev!

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Lol well it does involve a porn convention, but I liked the humor

Ela December 8, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Grey…oh Grey!!!!!!!!! We need your moderator skills on GR’s….We NEED an avatar, hence we added Maryse’s picture but need you to actually place it in the right place.

Ela December 8, 2016 at 4:24 PM

I loved Under Locke and WoW was good too but Kulti I could not get into.

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Kulti, Lingus and Under Locke were 5,4 & 3 stars for me respectively.

The heroine in Kulti is awesome!

Jean December 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM

I’m not a fan of the slow burn either R, but I definitely liked Kulti better than WoW. (Ela, we are just not in agreement this week….lol….but normally we are book sisters!)

Did y’all finish Whispers?? CRAAZZZYY!!!

Maybe I’ll join the book read of Pretty Stolen Dolls

Jean December 8, 2016 at 4:36 PM

I guess I need to check out Lingus too…..I don’t mind raunchy….haha!

Ela December 8, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Yeah! WTH Jean???? Loved Whispers! Already started Dolls…

Grey December 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM

I’m stuck at work…I’ll try and do it from my phone! LOL!

Leslie M December 8, 2016 at 5:36 PM

I think I might not be a fan of slow burn either. I’m not sure…I don’t have an issue if it takes a while for couple to get together…as long as there is good sexual tension AND it’s not boring. If story drags, is too repetitive or overly descriptive, I can’t deal.

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 6:39 PM

yes! What Leslie said.

Jan December 8, 2016 at 7:10 PM

‘I woke up screaming.’ Wait For It by Mariana Zapata.

I’m 45% in and really liking it. But, be warned, it IS a slow burn like Kulti and WoW. I FLOVED those two books, esp. Kulti. But I can see how some people got bored with it. But I loved the characters and was happy to dig deep into to their stories for the great payoff in the end. I didn’t really like the other MZ books as much.

Wait For It seems to be similar in style to Kulti and Wow, although it’s a different kind of story from those two. The h is Diana Cassilis, best friend of Vanessa (from WoW) and a relative (cousin maybe?) of Sal from Kulti. But it’s completely a standalone. You gradually get to know the great characters in the book as their stories unfold and relationships develop. Diana is just lovely, and she’s got a heckuva lot to deal with but she does it so well. And there are lots of funny, sweet moments.

I’m glued to this book and have dropped the other ones I was reading till I’m done with this one. So far I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Kulti or WoW or who appreciates slow burn and well-written characters with integrity.

bev December 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Wait there are people who don’t like sloooow burn books?

Hey, does Maryse want her face as your mascot?

Tasha J December 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Oh, sounds good to me Jan!! I love a good slow burn and especially those two books of hers!

MichelleS December 8, 2016 at 7:53 PM

Did Life of Anna make the Marmy list? Darkest thing I’ve ever read. Shudders. Or is it “make you cry” books?

“BENJAMIN EMPTIED THE last of his ale and set his tankard down, his eyes scanning the inn for a glimpse of the brown-haired serving girl.” Of Vice & Virtue. Time Walkers book 3.

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 8:07 PM

It didn’t MichelleS, but I was surprised The Tied Man and a couple of others made the list. I guess I separate dark reads from regular tear jerkers in my mind.

MichelleS December 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM

My eyes hurt too much to look… did these make Marmy list? original Sinners Series, Bad Things (Krylov), The Tied Man, Carnage?

bev December 8, 2016 at 8:12 PM

I think the Marmy list basically consists of anything Maryse and/or Amy read and lost their sh!t over.

MichelleS December 8, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Hahaha! Bev, you crack me up. I swear, you’re really not a writer?

Cheryl December 8, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Don’t mind a slow-burn, as long as the story doesn’t totally drag. No slow-burn for the sake of a slow-burn, it has to work for the story.

“I woke up screaming.” Wait for It by Mariana Zapata.

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 8:54 PM

hmmm I’m pretty sure TTM and another of Krylov’s did. But not Bad Things. :-(

Fabi December 8, 2016 at 8:57 PM

I guess I don’t really consider those Marmy books. They’re darker. Not like Rainfall or The Man I Love which are pure burning emotion. Those others Michelle, are darker and the emotion comes more from the scenes than from the people. Then again, so does TTM. Gah! I don’t know. Maybe we all have different opinions of what a Marmy read is.

Jean December 8, 2016 at 9:08 PM

I think the Marmy reads are tearjerkers, rip your heart out, and more than likely, death books!

TTM, Life of Anna, After, etc…..just DARK (but intriguing)!

Jean December 8, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Bev, you crack me up as usual!

Grey December 8, 2016 at 9:28 PM

*grabs MichelleS and yanks her behind the couch with me* apparently we aren’t allowed to say the C word. I don’t know why…but shhh! Wanna buddy read it with me, after I read my current read…and Hausfrau? LOL?!?

Maryse December 8, 2016 at 9:47 PM

I don’t think Amy or I read Life of Anna…

Maryse December 8, 2016 at 9:48 PM

And basically… I think it’s pretty much any book Amy and I have devoured and that freaked us OUT. Dark ways… or sad ways, or shocking-exciting twist ways. :D

Some seem gentle but are so clever and intense in emotions that we become a part of the story and it affects us as if it were real,

some took a crazy turn that we didn’t see coming, and

some are complete mind f**ks. But it has to be well written, captivating, and one we can’t stop thinking about and/or talking about.

If there’s “shock-value” (scary or sad or twist-wise) it has to have merit.

Amy December 8, 2016 at 9:57 PM

What bev and Maryse said…EXACTLY what they said!! :D

Nope, didn’t read Life of Anna (yet) or Original Sinners (yet) but I would definitely put After as a Marmy…is it on the list? I can’ remember…

And he C book…no. Just no.

Ela December 9, 2016 at 7:47 AM

Well *shakes head* I still feel this Marmy group is a Mafia

Grey December 9, 2016 at 9:25 AM

And *that* is why I made us cute shirts *nods*

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 10:46 AM


Maryse December 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Is the C-word Carnage?

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 10:51 AM

What what whaaaaaa? My face as a mascot? This could be fun! LOL!

Amy December 9, 2016 at 10:52 AM

I’m in line for one of Grey’s t-shirts!

And yes, that is the C-word…’round here and according to Ela, it is the equivalent of the *other* C-word. :P

Amy December 9, 2016 at 10:54 AM

Seattle skyline last night with snow falling…absolutely beautiful. I think now would be a good time to start Bared to You since I’m getting Fifty Shades feels from last night’s scenery. ;)

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM

I think I’m starting Whispers and Roars tonight… but then there’s that other “Marmy-looking” book that someone just recommended on the Friday List and now I MUST!!!!

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Lisa I’m so excited! I one-clicked it and shall start it tonight!!! I think Amy’s reading it too, so yay me and the buddy-read. Who else is reading Whispers & Roars?

Ela December 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM


Maryse December 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM


Ela is using BIG LETTERS….

*runs and hides and giggles*

Ela December 9, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Everybody needs to join Pretty Stolen Dolls buddy read and it’s sequel of course. Amy, will you be reading he sequel?

And Yes…the C-book is also called the C&nt book or the characters are stupid C*cks book.

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Ooooh R. I LOVE your reaction to Sand and Ash. THIS makes me happy! :D Or sad for you… and happy for it sounding SO gooooood!!!

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Yes Leslie please email me your list (and if you have any comments to add to your choices) and I’ll dedicate a post to it. :D

Jean December 9, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Maryse, I hope you love Whispers and the Roars! I LOVED IT! I’m reading Pretty Stolen Dolls now….

Amy December 9, 2016 at 12:37 PM

I’m “officially” starting Whispers and Roars tonight. Yesterday was a tad too crazy, and I didn’t get any reading time in. :(

Ela…I probably won’t be reading the sequel. I liked PSD, but that kind of story I prefer to be wrapped up in one book. Totally a “me” thing. I’ll live vicariously through you guys though!

Jean December 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Amy, I can’t wait to hear your reaction to Whispers! So, did you not like PSD? I’m at 40%

Jean December 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

All the talk about the C word book just has me intrigued and wanting to read it to see what all the fuss is about. I have the whole box set!

Ela December 9, 2016 at 3:26 PM

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ Pretty Stolen Dolls (Pretty Stolen Dolls #1) by Ker DukeY AND K. Webster

Ela December 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM


Ela December 9, 2016 at 3:28 PM


Nay December 9, 2016 at 3:37 PM

1) I LOVED the C word book. The angst I felt reminded me of how I felt with Thoughtless (for different reasons). Please don’t hate me!! What’s up with that, anyway? Can someone share the Reader’s Digest version of why it’s ‘the book that shall not be named’?
2) Maryse and Amy (and anyone else who’s reading it)–you should post your comments on the buddy read for W&R on the thread on GR–it’s a great book to talk about while you’re reading it, because you have to be so careful not to give anything away! lol Ela, Jean, Lisa A. and I all loved it!
3) Yes, Jean–why aren’t you with us on the PSD thread on GR???

Jean December 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Ummm….I didn’t know there was one.

Leslie M December 9, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Maryse, I will send you the last with added comments when I have a chance. :)

Funny thing about “c-word” book…Back in the day I thought I was all bad-a$$ reading dark or angsty books…I had “c-word” all lined up in my TBR, then….I realized I am a big, fat, wuss and started questioning some of my TBR choices. In comes Ela and you can imagine what she told me….so I promptly removed from TBR never to be thought of again.

Amy December 9, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Jean, I liked PSD but that’s not the sort of story I want drawn out over two books. I prefer it to be all wrapped up in one book, and there’s also the whole MC being a detective which I’m not terribly fond of. No real reason, just a personal taste thing, ya know?

Also, the C-word book…it was just TOO much angst and drama and emotion for me, to the point where I was just DONE.

Ela December 9, 2016 at 4:26 PM
Ela December 9, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Yep! I saved Leslie from THAT THING! And what Amy said…it was just TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING IN THAT C-BOOK…

Grey December 9, 2016 at 4:42 PM

*giggle* too much everything in the C book?!? *snicker* I really am going to have to read it now… just you know… #ForReasons… I can’t have my fellow book blog buddies suffering through this one alone!

Jean December 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

See Grey, that’s how I feel…..I need to know…..

Ela December 9, 2016 at 4:47 PM

And while you’re reading the C-book, can you please add an Avatar pic to our GR group?

Grey December 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Yep, Ela, I just did!

Maryse December 9, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Nay I don’t Goodreads much… LOL!

I “comments” here (and on Facebook) but mostly here. It’s hard sometimes, to keep up with multi-discussioning. ;)


Nay December 9, 2016 at 6:02 PM

Grey and Jean–remember, I LURVED the C book, so you may actually like it. It was one of my favorites of whatever year it came out *because* of how angsty it was. That’s my kind of tear my guts up and spit them out angst!!

Nay December 9, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Maryse–yes, it is!! Definitely!

MichelleS December 9, 2016 at 6:49 PM

I read the C book. Hated-loved it. Read the follow up too. It’s just not my first choice for reading pleasure. I’m a HEA person. I’ll go to hell & back, but, dammit, I want my HEA.

R. Renee December 9, 2016 at 8:14 PM

LOL Nay!I even said in a status update when I was reading Thoughtless that it smelled a little like the C book! But that wasn’t a good status update. That was the point where I ALMOST DNF’d.

So guess what!!?? I’m In Sulphur Springs and I just drove by CoHo’s bookstore and it’s SOOOOOO cute!! I couldn’t take pics because I was driving, but it’s in this adorable little downtown area and everything is lit up for Christmas! Tomorrow night I’m just going to park and meander about with my camera.

Leslie M December 9, 2016 at 9:22 PM

R, SHAME ON YOU!!! Thoughtless does NOT smell!!

Tell Colleen Hoover I said hello and she owes me therapy from IEWU.

R. Renee December 9, 2016 at 9:25 PM

I will Leslie! I’m going to be having that same convo with Amy Harmon!

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