Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – January 9th 2018

by Maryse on January 9, 2018 · 92 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! Three more awesome-sounding books just went LIVE!!! Take a look at these:

  • Uncharted: a survival love story by Julie Johnson <— LIVE!!! SURVIVAL & FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! eek YES PLEASE!!! I want to read this!!! “...I took one look at the stranger in the airport terminal and knew he was exactly the kind of man my mother spent seventeen years warning me against. Gruff, grumpy, and far too good-looking to stare at without experiencing heart palpitations. Thankfully, I’d never see him again. Or so I thought. I couldn’t have known our plane would crash. I couldn’t have predicted we’d be the only survivors...”

Nay: When I woke up this morning, Uncharted was on my kindle–crash landed on an island, he was an a$$hole from the day they met, survival and forbidden love…my catnip!

Maryse: Nay!! I want to read that one right NOW!!! Eeeeeeep!!!

  • Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers Book 2) by Melissa Foster <— LIVE!! MELISSA FOSTER’S LATEST! LONG DISTANCE FLIRTATION AND THEY BECOME FRIENDS… “…After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time. When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes–although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem...”
  • Full Contact (The Crossover Series) by Kathy Coopmans &‎ HJ Bellus <— LIVE!!! A MAFIA PRINCESS & A FOOTBALL STAR... oh oh. ;)  They once were so happy, but she gave him up to protect him, and he moved on and became a sports star… “Some say true love has a way of finding its way back. Justice and Liam know better to believe. That’s up until the day they find themselves in a heated meeting. She owns a new football team. He’s coming back from an injury and thirsty to prove the nation wrong…”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!!!! OH my goodness I’m exceptionally happy about it ’cause of this book to the left.

<— I’ve been seeing it mentioned in my Facebook feed as soooooooooo crazy good, and it sound right up my alley. Talk about a blurb jolt!!!! Eeeeeeeep!

Hilaria: Oh, this is the one I heard so much about!

Talon: Fantastic read

Lisa: Lisa: …definitely a twisty turny kind of book. I’ll admit that I almost DNF’d it because I was confused (and you all know how I hate to “work” at my reads), but I am so glad I stuck in there through it all! It comes together beautifully by the end. Can’t wait to see what you guys think when you read it!!!

Speaking of blurb jolts ;) here’s a few more that sound fan-freak-tastic! Blood Fury (J.R. WARD!!! Need I say more? No. Well I will. :) LOL!! He’s supposed to marry someone of his elite upbringing to please his parents, but the one he wants, is in love with someone else. Though, there’s this other female in his class…), Hot Shot (Karina Halle!!!! He’s super-moody and everyone knows she’s got an unrequited crush on him… YES PLEASE!!), The Wright Secret (K.A. Linde’s latest! She too has been pining for years over him – her brother’s best friend…), Infraction (Rachel Van Dyken’s latest!!! She’s FAKE-dating a famous football player. OH YES!!! You know where this is going, and I wanna go there :P ), Between Me and You (in love… married, and everything goes to hell when she becomes famous…) and of course, that one up there to the left!! The Wife Between Us (“…You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.”) GASP!!!!! MINE!!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s awesome surprises! ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely
  2. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  3. No Regrets: Lexi Carmichael Series, Book 10 by Julie Moffett
  4. Thrive by Aly Martinez
  5. Deadly Summer: Darling Investigations, Book 1 by Denise Grover Swank
  6. Lucky: No Prisoners MC, Book 4 by Noah Michael Levine
  7. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips
  8. Blood Fury: Black Dagger Legacy, Book 3 by J.R. Ward
  9. Hard & Reckless: Club Reckless, Book 1 by Kai Kennicott
  10. Almost: Iron Orchids, Book 2 by Jonathan Ash
  11. Something So Irresistible: Something So Series, Book 3 by Natasha Madison
  12. One True Mate: Westin Pack Series, Book 1 by Julie Trettel
           

 

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.)

Tessa: Okay, I think I finished my “why didn’t I read this book sooner” book of the year. Bad Romeo. OMG! It was so good, and now I have to get Broken Juliet. That was the best 99 cents spent. lol (Thank goodness for that 5 dollar coupon from Google.)

Jean: You guys! I just finished Everything We Keep and LOVED it! It was my choice from Lisa’s Favorites on our GR challenge. Jumping right into book 2 although not sure my heart can take much more. That Epilogue!!!

MichelleS: OMG – I just went to buy Bengal’s Quest (Breeds #30) and it’s Gideon’s book, aka, Graeme!!!! Just wanted to throw that out there for any fan of this series. I have sooooooo been looking forward to his book. He’s so mysterious! yay…..
  • Imperfect Chemistry (Imperfect Series Book 1) by Mary Frame <— SHE’S STUDYING… HIM!! “...when she’s offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity. Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy’s neighbor and the one person she finds appealing. Jensen’s life is the stuff of campus legend, messy, emotional, and complicated. Basically, the perfect starting point for Lucy’s study…” Melissa found us of this one!!!!
Melissa: Just finished imperfect chemistry, a five star read!!!!

     

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Blood Fury: Black Dagger Legacy by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD ALERT!!!…he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another. Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love...”
  2. Eye of the Falcon: A Psychic Vision Novel (Psychic Visions Book 12) by Dale Mayer
  3. The Majestic Impostor: An epic love story (The Companion series Book 3) by Tanya Bird
  4. Having Her Enemy’s Secret Shifter Baby – Howls Romance (Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance) by Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix
  5. Through a Dark Glass (A Dark Glass Novel) by Barb Hendee <— SHE’S GOING TO BE SOLD AS A BRIDE… “...As shy, horrified Megan flees the welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be, she finds an enchanted mirror that will display how her life unrolls with each man, as if she were living it out in a breath. But there is no smooth “happily ever after” in her choices…”
  6. The Tiger’s Innocent Bride: Howls Romance (Sylvan City Alphas Book 1) by Reina Torres
  7. Finding Beauty in the Beast by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
  8. Hunted by the Cyborg (Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Book 6) by Cara Bristol
  9. Storm Crossed (The Grim Series Book 4) by Dani Harper
  10. Marked Descendant (Descendants Book 2) by L.D. Goffigan
  11. Kalkin (Apache County Shifters Book 1) by TL Reeve and Michele Ryan
  12. Vampire Vigilante by Sparrow Beckett
  13. Club Thrive: Predator by Alison Mello
  14. THRAX (Dragons Of The Universe Book 1) by Bonnie Burrows
  15. Animal Instincts by Patricia Rosemoor
  16. The Thrill of the Chase: A Shapeshifter Paranormal Romance by Elvira Bathory
  17. Pursuit of Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Valkyrie Book 3) by Linsey Hall
                

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) by Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE ALERT!!! She’s in unrequited love with a ”Hot Shot” firefighter!!!…most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody, rugged mountain man are anything but tame. Fox Nelson has a secret too…”
  2. Passion for Players (Sexy in Spades Book 2) by Maggie Dallen
  3. Heist Society (Kate Diamond Adventure Series Book 3) by Leighann Dobbs
  4. Exception (Haven Point Book 2) by Mariah Dietz
  5. Until the End of Time (Book 3 in the Time Series) by m.m. clem
  6. Taking Back Brooklyn (TDB Book 2) by Kelly Moore and K.B. Andrews
  7. Hey, Whiskey by Kaylee Ryan
  8. The Wright Secret by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE ALERT!!! HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND… “...After twelve years of pining over Patrick’s easy smile, baby blues, and captivating charm, I decide to take matters into my own hands—and completely blow my chance. Who knew a self-proclaimed manwhore would decide to be a gentleman the first time I’m naked in his bed? Definitely, not me…
  9. Break Out: (5.5 Novella) (Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter) by Lila Rose
  10. Literary Yours (Southern Soil Book 1) by L.A. Boruff
  11. Wild (Honor Bound Book 4) by Angel Payne
  12. No Magic Moment (Secrets of Stone Series Book 4) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
  13. A Hero’s Heart: Resolution Ranch (Flint Hills Military Heroes Book 2) by Tessa Layne
  14. Mine by Tanya Chris <— HE’S A SUBMISSIVE… “…when an odd encounter leads her to believe that Derek—the good-looking, sweet-tempered climber every woman wants but no woman gets—is a submissive, she’s ready to take control and give him a night to remember...”
  15. Unconditionally: A Novel by Erin Lyon
  16. Starlight Nights by Stacey Kade
  17. Ever After (Dirtshine Book 3) by Roxie Noir
  18. Infraction (Players Game Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN’S LATEST!!! SHE’S “FAKE-DATING” A FAMOUS FOOTBALL PLAYER!!Pro footballer Miller Quinton would do anything for his best friend and teammate—including “fake dating” his friend’s sister. What no one knows is that seven months ago in Vegas, Miller and Kinsey did a whole lot more than just kiss. Miller knows that this cheerleader is off-limits to him and any guy on the team...”
  19. Deadly Summer (Darling Investigations Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank
  20. A SEAL’s Purpose (SEALs of Chance Creek Book 5) by Cora Seton
  21. All In (Sleeper SEALs Book 9) by Lori Ryan
  22. Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens Book 1) by Lexi Blake <— THREESOME ALERT!!! “...Abby left her hometown twenty years before under a cloud of scandal. She’s raised a daughter, forged a new life for herself, and is ready for the next phase when she meets the handsome cowboys. They’re a dream come true—Jack is the sexy Dom, and Sam the playful lover. It’s everything she’s ever fantasized about...”
  23. The Wife Between Us: A Novel by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen <—PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!!!!! :D !!!! I’ve been hearing how CRAZY GOOOOOOOD this one is, and I want to read it badly!!When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing.”
  24. The Love Experiment by Amy Pinkston
  25. Exhale and Move On by K. L. Shandwick
  26. One Way Ticket by Melissa Baldwin and Kate O’Keeffe
  27. Jasper: A contemporary cowboy romance (Cloves County Cowboys Book 2) by Amelia Shea
  28. Darkness Binds (Others of Seattle Book 8) by Brandy L Rivers
  29. Can you see me? (Trinity Series Book 2) by Regina Bartley
  30. Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch <— MARITAL STRIFE AS HER FAME RISES… “…They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the years go by, Tatum’s stardom rises while Ben’s fades. In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. Now all they can do is think back…”
  31. Makeshift Mate: Bad Alpha Dads, Meet Your Alpha (Alpha Singles) by C.E. Black
  32. Broken: Taylor: Laurel Creek Series by Hildie McQueen
  33. Night Shift (Nightshade Book 2) by Carey Decevito
  34. Dead Speak (Cold Case Psychic Book 1) by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  35. Forever With You by Londra Laine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  36. No Simple Sacrifice (Secrets of Stone Series Book 6) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
  37. Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn <— FAKE FIANCE ALERT!!! “…First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé...”
  38. Amber (Red Hot Love Series Book 1) by Elle Casey <— ELLE CASEY ROCK STAR ALERT!! “…When she tracks down her father’s band in Manhattan, answers seem hard to come by. Stories she was told as a child don’t add up. And then there’s the band’s replacement lead guitarist—the troubled, sexy, intriguing Ty Stanz—who is anything but welcoming…
  39. Alace Sweets by MariaLisa deMora
  40. Falling for Mr. Maybe (Falling for Mr. Wrong Book 2) by Jenny Gardiner
  41. The Tea Shop by Bernadette Marie
  42. Last Chance by Lauren Runrow <— LAUREN RUNOW ALERT!! “...From the very first moment I laid eyes on him, I knew my heart was his for the taking. He was the boy who filled me with butterflies and made my palms turn clammy at the mere sight of him. There was only one problem… he was my best friend’s older brother. It’s been eight years since I’ve last seen him, and I refuse to live another day without telling him the truth...”
  43. Tuesdays at Six (Sunday Love Book 3) by KJ Lewis
  44. The Sheikh’s Priceless Bride (The Sheikh’s New Bride Book 1) by Holly Rayner
  45. Learning to Love the Heat by Everly Lucas <— LOVE TRIANGLE?? “...For Ben, Claire is the One, but there’s a small snag—she’s terrified of a man’s touch. But now that he’s found her, he’ll never let her go, even if he never gets to hold her.
    Another snag? Her obvious attraction to his best friend...”
  46. Lies by Noelle Rahn-Johnson
  47. Beautiful Killer: A Lawless Kings Romance by Sherilee Gray <— HE’S BROKEN… “She’s wanted a big family ever since her distant father and cold stepfamily isolated her from affection. He’s an ex-SEAL sniper with PTSD…”
  48. The Crown Prince’s Bride (The Prince Duology) by Donna Alward
  49. Chance’s Bluff by Catherine McGreevy
  50. Man Candy: A Real Love Novel by Jessica Lemmon <— THEY ARE HOLED UP TOGETHER... “…One minute I’m admiring the rock-hard jaw of the Magic Mike lookalike who walks into my bar, and the next I’m getting fired by my own brother. Loudly. In front of everyone. Luckily Dax Vaughn is a gentleman who aims his white-hot smile at me. Oh, it’s on. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Then a torrential storm washes out the main road and causes a massive power outage, giving us two whole weeks to enjoy each other’s company…”

                                                 

 

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

  1. Uncharted: a survival love story by Julie Johnson - January 10th 2018
  2. Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland – January 15th 2018
  3. Man Card (Man Hands Book 2) by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby - January 15th 2018
  4. Waiting for the Sun (Waiting for the Sun Book 1) by Robin Hill – January 16th 2018
  5. Buttons and Grace by Penelope Sky - January 16th 2018
  6. Total Exposure: Jordan’s Game by J.A. Huss -  January 16th 2018
  7. The Bitterroot Inn (Jamison Valley Book 5) by Devney Perry – January 16th 2018

      

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{ 92 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay January 9, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Good morning! Oooh! So many great books today. Need to go through the list and start making use of my Amazon gift cards! Definitely clicking on The Wife Between Us!

Leslie M January 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Good morning! Yes, lots of goodies….which just makes it more difficult to pick the next book to read. First world problems!! *shrugs*

Ela January 9, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Oh wow! Holy Batman! That’s a lot of goodies! The Wife Between us is MINE!

Ela January 9, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Thank you Maryse for making my TBR reach 5,000 books!

Lisa Aiello January 9, 2018 at 8:38 AM

The Wife Between Us was good – definitely a twisty turny kind of book. I’ll admit that I almost DNF’d it because I was confused (and you all know how I hate to “work” at my reads), but I am so glad I stuck in there through it all! It comes together beautifully by the end. Can’t wait to see what you guys think when you read it!!!

Leslie M January 9, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Lisa, I am the laziest book nerd ever! If I have to “work” to understand a book, it’s a big fat DNF for me.

Leslie M January 9, 2018 at 8:59 AM

I can’t seem to get on with my day until I figure out what I am cooking tonight. So….what’s on everyone’s menu?

Maryse January 9, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Pizza. And I’m going to order it. :)

Maryse January 9, 2018 at 9:16 AM

LOL Ela!!!

My pleasure. :) ;)

Maryse January 9, 2018 at 9:16 AM

Thank you Lisa!!! I LOVE twisty-turny!!!

Tasha J January 9, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Honey mustard turkey loaf and roasted potatoes, green beans. Oh, and not for supper, but I’m gonna eat it in an hour…I strayed from my diet and went to this cafe/coffee shop over the weekend that makes the most DELICIOUS scones and bought a few days worth. Mmmm, they use real cream and today is white chocolate raspberry! Little white chocoloate chunks with raspberries throughought, just the right amount. *sigh*
Has anyone read I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions? I thought Unconditionally looked like fun, but it says it’s the conclusion to that one.

Leslie M January 9, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Tasha, you are making my mouth water!

Maryse, I do takeout over weekend so weekdays is my time to cook. :(

I made huge batch of homemade sauce yesterday and have sausage from that I want to use. So I think I will add it to a doctored up Stove Top stuffing and stuff it in a roasted squash.

Tessa January 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

*pokes Maryse* Meddle of Wizards by Alexandra Rushe, which is on my list of favs, came out today. :) Fantasy lovers should get it. *nods a lot*

Also, Infractions was wonderful. I was giggling through the whole thing, and it had classic RvD angst.

So, today is the first day little dude goes back to school. He’s so sleepy. lol

bev January 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

The Serpent King is on sale. It was one of my favourites last year. Just 1.99.

Tasha, I did read it and was disappointed…….and yet apparently pre ordered the sequel.
I….I just don’t know sometimes.
*shrugs confusedly*

R. Renee January 9, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Thank you Maryse! Every time I see my little book I get all giggle-y!

I’m cooking plain-o-fish and roasted cauliflower. :-/
I’m on my “make up for book stress eating/San Francisco vacation diet.”

Grey January 9, 2018 at 11:01 AM

It’s taco Tuesday here…

*glee at Maryse* I am supposed to not buy any books… Are any of these KU??? *giggle*

Grey January 9, 2018 at 11:38 AM

*glare not glee* stupid phone gah, I quit!

Maryse January 9, 2018 at 12:58 PM

LOL!! I was liking you “gleeing” at me, Grey!!! :P

MichelleS January 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM

On the menu for tonight is Shnitzel with brown sauce & creamed spinach. No wonder i can’t lose weight!

I am going back and reading some of my 2017 TBRs before I delve into all the new shinies. I’m reading Chaol’s book – for all our Court of Thorns & Roses fans.

MichelleS January 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Oops – I mean THRONE OF GLASS series – getting them all mixed up!

R. Renee January 9, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Michelle gets my vote. German food is my weakness!

Tessa January 9, 2018 at 1:25 PM

MichelleS, tell me how it is. I still haven’t read it!

Tasha J January 9, 2018 at 4:03 PM

I’m trying to read An Ember in the Ashes. It’s kept me captivated so far (I’m about 40% in now), but I keep stopping because I’m scared of the Commandant.

Jean January 9, 2018 at 4:51 PM

I loved The Wife Between Us, but really LOVED Infraction!!!!!

But right now, I’m reading Waiting For The Sun! You guys! Robin is giving me the feels we’d get frm our old school books! So well written and ready to get my heart torn apart!

R. Renee January 9, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Thank you Jean! <3

Jean January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

I keep thinking….”this is our Robin who wrote this?” Awesome!

R. Renee January 9, 2018 at 5:02 PM

I love that!!! “our Robin” :D

Leslie M January 9, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Jean, I was thinking same exact thing! I knew I would like the story, but I didn’t expect a debut author to be so… (not sure of right word) “polished”!?

I was shocked that our little Robin wrote those steamy love scenes!! *waggles eyebrows*

R., you do in fact belong to us!! Don’t forget it either. Especially when you are all famous. ;)

R. Renee January 9, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Group hug!!!

HAHAHA! I learned a huge lesson when I went to RT…romance writers watch a lot of Tumblr… ;)

Sharon F January 10, 2018 at 6:41 AM

I’M BREED FAN!!!!!! I’m also a JR Ward junkie and life stops when she releases a book! Devouring Blood Fury!!!!! Back to the fangs . . .

Nay January 10, 2018 at 8:03 AM

When I woke up this morning, Uncharted was on my kindle–crash landed on an island, he was an a$$hole from the day they met, survival and forbidden love…my catnip!

Nay January 10, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Sharon–I also love the Breeds books! I remember how ‘taboo’ they were when I read ‘Tempting the Beast’. I’m determined to pick those back up this year. I’m on #15, A Jaguar’s Kiss.

Oh wow! I just saw that Cassie’s story is finally coming out in September!! (she’s the kid in Elizabeth’s Wolf)

Cheryl January 10, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Good morning! Off work today and heading to gym.

Is Imperfect Chemistry a standalone?

Grey January 10, 2018 at 9:42 AM

I’m reading Whispers and the Roars…only because I left my kindle charger at work last night. Now I’m torn…because I started it…so I could technically stop, and go back to ACOMAF but I am intrigued… #FWP

Maryse January 10, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Oh yeah I read that one! I will be interested in what you though of it.

Maryse January 10, 2018 at 9:58 AM

NAY!!! I WANT TO START THAT ONE NOW!!!!!! Eeeeeep!!

Maryse January 10, 2018 at 10:07 AM

OMG I’m loving that you’re loving R’s book, Jean!!! I haven’t read it yet, but I’m so thrilled for her.

Jean January 10, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Grey, I am so curious to see what you think of Whispers and Roars!

Maryse, I think you will love Robin’s book! I’m at 50%, and if there’s any kind of cliffhanger, I’ll be cursing her!

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 10:27 AM

I love you Jean! And define “cliffhanger”…

Just kidding! IMO, it isn’t a “CH,” but the specifics of what happens next are ambiguous. It’s more open-ended. One reader told me, “It’s not like you had him get on a plane and then oxygen masks drop and Ironic by Alanis start playing.” <– see? So no CH! :lol:

Maryse January 10, 2018 at 10:28 AM

I LOVE German food… I want to eat that now.

Leslie M January 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM

R., I hate to break to you, but since its “to be continued” most romance readers will consider it a CH! ;) But it’s all good as I knew it going in. I will just hound you daily for release date for book #2!!!

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM

But really, aren’t all stories “to be continued”? I mean, if you think about it? :D

bev January 10, 2018 at 3:17 PM

R, wrote a CH book?

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 3:23 PM

R doesn’t consider it a CH book. Paper Princess was a CH book! Fueled is a CH book! :D

bev January 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Wait is there a HFN or HEA?

Is it a romance book?

*side eyes R*

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 3:43 PM

The duet has an HEA. The end of book one has a HFN. If it had an HEA, it wouldn’t be a duet! :D

Cheryl January 10, 2018 at 6:02 PM

The Wife Between Us had me intrigued until I saw that it is $13.99. Think I’ll wait.

Reading Before I Ever Met you. Very well written CR. At 80% and I think the sh!t is going to hit the fan. *Grabs wine and chocolate*

Leslie M January 10, 2018 at 6:45 PM

Nay, Uncharted sounds intriguing!! *click*

R., HFN is perfect description. :) I love that I have no idea what’s to come in second book. Can’t wait!!

Cheryl, so happy that Before I Ever Met You is good! Bumping that up my tbr.

Jean January 10, 2018 at 7:01 PM

I want Uncharted too Leslie!

I forgot it was FLT: “Hold that thought,” Jane says as I turn the corner onto Cesar Chavez. (Waiting For the Sun by Robin Hill)….. it’s not quite the 1st line, but sort of the 1st line, chapter 1.

So Robin, when is book 2 planned for release?

Sharon F January 10, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Nay – I’m dying for Cassie’s story – please let her HEA Be Dane V!

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 7:15 PM

OMG Jean! I kept thinking, aw shucks! Everyone will be done reading by FLT! But not if you post on Wednesday! :D I don’t have the ETA but I’m sure it will be less than 4 months (estimating PLENTY of time for editing/proofing/etc. this time!). It’s written, just needs some reworking.

Jean January 10, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Dude, I totally thought it was Thursday! It’s been a busy week…..lol! Glad I got it on here though because yes, I probably will finish tonight. And of course, you deserve all the recognition you can get! *hugs*

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 7:24 PM

I love it!!! That’s just a secret wish I’ve had forever–to be on FLT!! Even though my first line might not suggest that! :D

Jean January 10, 2018 at 8:43 PM

R, I have to tell you, I love The Doors and all your references to their songs is making me so happy! And Marathon in the Keys…. that’s where all my friends and I vacation in the Spring (some of them for 2 months) so I can totally visualize the location and the private island!

R. Renee January 10, 2018 at 8:54 PM

Thank you for telling me Jean!! I was worried I was alone in my Doors love!

bev January 10, 2018 at 10:43 PM

That’s so cute R. That you wanted to be a FLT.

And in other news apparently Jean is a high roller.

Ashley January 10, 2018 at 11:23 PM

I just finished Uncharted and it was phenomenal! I was completely immersed in it the entire time, it’s so well written. It’s vivid and contains all of the feels….and I didn’t want it to end! I wanted more! So so good!

Leslie M January 11, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Hey Bev, you think Jean has a private island? Maybe a private jet that can gather us all up for a tropical vacay? ;)

FLT:

No. Hearing that word never got easier.

Behind the Bars by Brittainy Cherry

THIS. BOOK. *shakes head in disbelief* This is not a typical Leslie book. This is a rip your heart out multiple times/ugly cry so much your eyes are puffy type book. It is so emotional it makes It Ends With Us look like childs play. (the story is nothing like IEWU, except the hiccuping sobs it gave me)

This is a must read for all you book masochists. Seriously guys….YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!! I don’t even like depressing books and this sucked me in.

Now it is a dual POV, but I promise you, there is no angst lost. I don’t want to say too much but this is a super powerful and emotional read. Please do a BR sometime so I can chime in on it and talk spoilers.

MichelleS January 11, 2018 at 9:12 AM

FLT:
“Chaol Westfall, former Captain of the Royal Guard and now Hand to the newly crowned King of Adarlan, had discovered that he hated one sound above all others. Wheels.”… Tower of Dawn.

This book is awesome. Doing the kicking myself for waiting thing again. It’s my new thing.

Leslie M January 11, 2018 at 9:41 AM

*kicks MichelleS gently for having Butterfly Project & Him gathering dust on her TBR*

Grey January 11, 2018 at 9:52 AM

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

Grey January 11, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Awww our little mermaid is getting her FLT!!! Robin!!! Im gonna read you next week again, just so I can have you be my FLT again, *tosses glitter* it will be different next week when it is a book book that is all formatted and shiny and…*glittered* *giggle*

This is the longest week ever. And we are supposed to get slammed with another snowstorm this weekend. Ugh. Adulting….at least I have a 3 day weekend.

bev January 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Yes. 3 day weekend!
*fist pump*

Tessa January 11, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Last night, I finished Unruly by Cora Brent. I picked it up, wanting something fun, slightly angsty, but just feel good. I did not get that.

It freaking tore my heart out. This wasn’t slightly weepy at a certain point. This was tears falling ugly cry. I couldn’t stop. I refuse to think about parts now because I start crying all over again. *kicks a can* Stupid book!

Leslie M January 11, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Oh Tessa, I am feeling your pain. I couldn’t sleep last night and got out of bed at 1:30. I spent whole night reading Behind the Bars and cried MULTIPLE times. When I say “cried” I mean sobs, snots & hiccups.

Tessa January 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM

*hugs* Unruly was written so that the sad part wasn’t there to shock or add “feels”. It was just a natural conclusion to what was in the book from the beginning but GAH! This one part… yeah. TEARS. I will say I want a follow-up book. I really just NEED one.

Cheryl January 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM

LeslieM, I read Behind the Bars and gave it 2 stars. Now is when I wish I had written a review, because I can’t remember exactly why I didn’t like it. Seem to think it was the writing and perhaps the ending?

Leslie M January 11, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Cheryl, I hate that! I have really bad book amnesia. I don’t want to say too much due to spoilers but I suspect it could be writing style maybe? The first half of book they are teenagers which some people might not like as well.

Maarja January 11, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Hi!
Greetings from Estonia!
I love your blog! I would love to get your feedback on this story: https://www.wattpad.com/story/132347172-son-of-the-traitor
Hope you have time to check it out!

Tasha J January 11, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Today is such a tease…50 degrees and everything’s melted so it’s giving me a major spring vibe. And then tomorrow we’re supposed to get hit with a big snowstorm and back to 16-30 degrees. I’m so completely drowsy today I can’t properly enjoy it either! :( Though, I’m doing my walk outdoors hopefully before dark tonight. I did my walk at the gym Tuesday and I usually do it when my daughter has swim practice, but she’s off for 2 weeks and I had to keep my routine. So, anyway, everyone passes me and usually they all have headphones on. But not this one lady, she had an actual book (not electronic) and she was still doing rounds flipping the pages. I had MAJOR envy. Lol
What’s the strangest, most out of place place, I guess that you’ve been caught reading? Mine was purse bingo, by a super cute male server. Lol And it was A Court of Mist and Fury

Ashley January 11, 2018 at 6:20 PM

I FINALLY got around to listening to Cinder & Ella today. It was so good! It made me tear up in a couple places and laugh out loud in others. I’m sure if my customers looked outside they would have gotten a kick out of their mail carrier today.

bev January 11, 2018 at 7:58 PM

Hard day today.

Want to have some fun?

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy?

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord.

3. Newest crush? Post pic.

4. Favorite cheese?

5. Last thing to make you laugh?

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery?

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam Jason Momoa Josh Duhamel

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read?

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now?

*whispers*

And Hobit two?

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up?

R. Renee January 11, 2018 at 8:08 PM

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? Probably me because I’m a master stalker.

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Definitely Ela.

3. Newest crush? Post pic. This guy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/seanopry55/

4. Favorite cheese? fresh mozzarella

5. Last thing to make you laugh? Renee not having any idea why I sent her crying emojis last night.

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Everyone Poops

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam Jason Momoa Josh Duhamel? Duh, duh, Jason Momoa.

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? About to start When Life Happened with a friend

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Definitely

*whispers*

And Hobit two? That’s mean

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? What’s a shazam?

Ashley January 11, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Omg Uncharted is amazing!!! AMAZING! I’m 1/3 way through and I can tell it’s going to be one of my faves!!

bev January 11, 2018 at 8:58 PM

1. Amy for sure.

2. See I was thinking Maryse, but now Ela….hmmm…..

3. Gong Yoo.
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ce/96/ee/ce96ee2918ce0c55a64be33f29adad1f–real-men-korean-actors.jpg

4. Brie. Or provolone. Or A perfectly cooked grilled cheese.

5. Running Man. Yes, a Korean variety show. Like belly laughs.

6. Ten Little Fingers Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox.

7. Marry Charlie. Date Jason. Kill Josh.

8. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Let’s all go to Faerie.

9. Yes. And yes it is mean. So two and a half each.

10. Gemini by Alabama Shakes. I knew that was her voice and I was right.

bev January 11, 2018 at 9:01 PM

Shazam is an app. So if you are out and hear a song and want to know title and artist you hit shazam. It listens and then tells you.

Cheryl January 11, 2018 at 9:22 PM

FLT:
“I told myself that if she showed, that would be the sign I needed.”
Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch. Just started this, but already my tummy hurts. It’s dual pov, but the H is present day and h is past. Thinking they will eventually converge.

Cheryl January 11, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Bev, I love Shazam. It also stores the song titles you look up which I find helpful when making playlists.

Maryse January 11, 2018 at 9:26 PM

Ooooh I like these games!!!!

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? definitely bev. She’s *says* she’s been in a *book slump* but she’s been busy… ;)

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Oh yes… still bev.

3. Newest crush? Post pic. hrmmm… ok… lemme think. *sigh* okay… himmmmmmmmm: http://www.digitaljournal.com/img/3/4/5/1/7/1/i/2/1/2/p-large/hunkycop.jpg

4. Favorite cheese? French canadian fresh cheese curds. (It’s essentially white mild cheddar, but so fresh and moist, it squeaks) http://www.cheesemaking.com/Shared/Images/Product/Cheese-Curds-Recipe/curde_hero.jpg

5. Last thing to make you laugh? My sister’s description of her nightmare/dream of a prostitute playing a trumpet in the street to announce she was in business… and she didn’t know how to blow her horn very well, ’cause it sounded SO bad… P.S. I’m not sure she wanted me to share that. ;)

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Love You Forever. (and now I want to cry again).

7. Marry Date Kill: Keanu Reeves, Keanu Reeves… and no. I just can’t think of anyone.

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Definitely < — SHE ALREADY HAD ONE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! My sister said she moves like she’s stuffed in a loaf of bread. ;)

*whispers*

And Hobit two? Hobbit is slim, muscular and agile. And THREE legged! That’s impressive!!

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? What’s a shazam? <— yeah????? WHAT??? I wanna talk about songs but I don’t know what this means? Does that make me old?

Leslie M January 11, 2018 at 9:52 PM

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? Maryse! She collects all this info on us and is sneaky about reposting it months later. ;)

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Definatley Bev.

3. Newest crush? Post pic. From my soap: http://images.cbs.soapsindepth.com/uploads/images/file/36105/scott-clifton-jpi.jpg?fit=crop&w=680

4. Favorite cheese? Today its goat cheese with cranberry. I don’t discriminate…I love ALL the cheese.

5. Last thing to make you laugh? I can’t remember but am 99.9% sure it was something one of you ladies said here.

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Green Eggs & Ham

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam, Josh Duhamel, Jason Momoa

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? Hmmm…maybe Mists because I am afraid to read it alone.

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Yes

*whispers*

And Hobit two? No, one

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? Had to look up The Rose on saxophone on YouTube. If you read Behind the Bars, you will get why. *sniff*

bev January 11, 2018 at 10:20 PM

We are only old compared to Tasha.
And I wish I was that exciting and mysterious……..or maybe not. I am kind of lazy.
How much do I love that Maryse’s link says large hunky cop?
Heh.
Speaking of…..Speed. I loved that movie and Keanu.

Leslie, GH used to be my soap and he played Dylan on it years and years ago. Oh, he had such a great teen love line until the writers ruined it. Ruined the whole soap really. But he was great, it was so cute.

bev January 11, 2018 at 10:21 PM

P.S. Someone make Maryse’s Buddy read happen. Stat.

Nay January 11, 2018 at 10:21 PM

Oh wow! Today was ANOTHER dentist day, so I have to go all the way to this morning; therefore, there *may* be more than one post. But first…

Ashley–I’m SO glad that Uncharted is great, because it landed on my Kindle yesterday morning and I haven’t had time to read a single page yet!

Leslie–I want to read that book SOOOO badly! During the end of my slump (I *hope* it’s over), it was one of those books that kept calling to me. And I LOVE the cover!

Grey–we’re supposed supposed to get snow tomorrow. It’s supposed to snow ALLLL day and my son’s school hasn’t even been closed yet.

Tessa–Sounds like my kind of book. Will put it on my TBR. Thanks!!

Oooh! 10 Questions! I’m going to answer without reading any of the other answers. BRB…

Cheryl January 11, 2018 at 10:35 PM

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? It’s always the quiet one’s.

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Bev.

3. Newest crush? Post pic. Don’t know about newest, but yeh…
http://www.seahawks.com/sites/seahawks.com/files/styles/gallery__lightbox/public/_gallery_photos/eric_decker.jpg?itok=Gd-pBEH1

4. Favorite cheese? Dubliner or mild brie with this caramel, nut topping that Wegman’s makes.

5. Last thing to make you laugh?

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Goodnight Moon.

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam- Marry Jason Momoa- Kill Josh Duhamel-date.

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? Is this a set-up Bev?!

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Yes.

*whispers*

And Hobit two? Keep it fair.

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? Phone dead so I can’t look it up

Tasha J January 11, 2018 at 10:49 PM

Oh, I didn’t know we were supposed to pick out of those three for marry, date, kill. I thought those were your answers since Maryse went with Keanu…lol Ok, I still like my answers better, but- Marry- Josh Duhamel, Date- Jason Momoa, Kill- Charlie Hunam

Nay January 11, 2018 at 11:12 PM

1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy?
In the movies, it’s either the Russians or the Brits, so I’d say Paula!.

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord.
Hmmm, I’m going to withhold my answer to protect the innocent.

Well, in the movies,
3. Newest crush? Post pic.

Frank Grillo–he’s hot and he’s MY AGE! And he’s HOT!
http://superherojacked.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Screen-Shot-2017-05-19-at-4.35.49-PM.png

4. Favorite cheese?
marbled colby and monterey jack

5. Last thing to make you laugh?
some dumb youtube video my son showed me.

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery?
Goodnight Moon

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam Jason Momoa Josh Duhamel
Charlie /Josh/Jason

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read?
Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Yes

*whispers*

And Hobit two? Yes

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up?
Friends in Low Places, then The Thunder Rolls, and then Shameless because, you guys! my youngest son said he didn’t know who Garth Brooks was, so I MADE him watch the videos!

R. Renee January 11, 2018 at 11:14 PM

What about The Dance because…Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan? *breaks down in sobs*

Tasha J January 11, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Hmm, my post was awaiting moderation and then disappeared. I’ll try again.
1. Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? Amy

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Ela, she has a whip

3. Newest crush? Post pic. http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mad-max-fury-road-image-tom-hardy-4.jpg

4. Favorite cheese? Colby jack

5. Last thing to make you laugh? https://www.fbvideo.com/videos/1834461543264103

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Split! Splat!

7. Marry Date Kill: John Krasinski, Gerard Butler, Earl (a la Dixie Chicks ;) )

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? It’s a little late for bedtime snacks ;) Maybe a greenie

*whispers*

And Hobit two? Of course

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=375LKMzWhAs

Nay January 11, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Well, I mentioned that one, of course. *breaks down in sobs too* And If Tomorrow Never Comes and Standing Outside the Fire…

All I got was a blank stare.

bev January 12, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Cheryl you always make me laugh.
Tasha I love that the questions always get interpreted in different ways.

Leslie M January 12, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Bev, I didn’t realize Scott Clifton came from GH. He is a cutie…my fave character on B&B (I am in love with his smile). I was never a big Soap watcher but got into watching B&B with my mom in nursing home. It was something I shared with her and now 4 yrs later, I still watch as sort of an ode to her. Sounds weird right? But when we BR’d Sea of Tranquillity the H watched a soap too in memory of his mom! Anyway, I love the show. I dvr it and its only 20 minutes of program when you FF commercials. Its the only thing besides news (and Outlander) that I watch.

Jean January 12, 2018 at 10:44 AM

I love when bev comes up with these games for us!

1.Which one of us is most likely to be a spy? Definitely bev. She pops in and out of here with her witty comments all stealth-like!

2. Which one of us is most likely to be a crime lord. Ela, no doubt.

3. Newest crush? Post pic. I don’t have a newest, but do love that Eric Decker especially in his football pants. And Sean McVey youngest football coach in NFL!
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sean+McVay+Los+Angeles+Rams+Introduce+Sean+ePQ5CpWmgXQl.jpg (hope that worked). Yes, I’m in total football mode for the weekend!

4. Favorite cheese? Cheddar!

5. Last thing to make you laugh? A video I saw this morning of some guy walking down his driveway and slipping on the ice!

6. What children’s book should Jasper have in his nursery? Little Mommy…..I still have mine from when I was a kid. (But I guess that would be more for a girl….sorry Tasha)

7. Marry Date Kill: Charlie Hunam Jason Momoa Josh Duhamel
Mearry Charlie (no brainer, just saw King Arthur…yum.) Date Josh. Kill Momoa (even though I really don’t want to)

8. Book you’d pick for a buddy read that you haven’t read? The “C” book. Someone has to read it with me!

9. Should Maryse give Pim a cookie right now? Of course

*whispers*

And Hobit two? Why not? Lol

10. Last song you just had to Shazam or look up? Flight by Lifehouse. It was part of Robin’s book (with the link and all). Loved it!

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