Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – July 19th 2016

by Maryse on July 19, 2016 · 124 comments

in Latest Book Releases

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! A few Wednesday book-releases definitely worth looking at!! :D

  • STROKED (The Stroked Series Book 1) by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN OLYMPIC SWIMMER ROMANCE JUST WENT LIVE!!! She’s infatuated with him… but he’s her mean-girl boss’s boyfriend. YIKES!
  • Eminent Love by Leddy Harper <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! They broke up for reasons that were their own but… “a year later, the realization of loss hits me, and I’ll stop at nothing to fix it. I leave everything behind to drive across the country to win her back, and I refuse to accept anything other than fulfilling old promises…”
  • An Act of Obsession (Acts of Honor Book 3) by K.C. Lynn <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT & A GIRL ON THE RUN! “One act of kindness brought Sophie Parish far more danger than she could have ever imagined. Now she’s on the run, leaving behind her family and the only dream she’s ever had… …Kolan craves to know who she is and what she’s running from. Protecting her becomes his obsession…” It can be read as a standalone.
  • The Baller’s Secret Baby: A Sports Romance (Barnes Family Book 1) by Normandie Alleman <— FAMOUS BASKETBALL STAR ALERT! “I can’t fight my desire for the sexy baller with his eight-pack abs and panty-dropping charm. And when that little stick shows an unmistakable plus sign, suddenly, everything is on the line.”
  • Battler: (Battler Series, Book 1) by C.L Masonite <— LISTED AS SPORTS ROMANCE… but I can’t quite tell what it’s about by the blurb other than she wants some serious revenge against them all (including a set of twins!). Sounds like it could be fun. “I’ll also break free from the shark infested waters littered with those that seek to restrain me, to keep me in line—my ex, my father, my mother, my sister. And as for the Wolfe twin brothers, I’ll take them on. And I’ll take them out too. Drasko Wolfe thinks that he’ll make me his—but I am all mine. If he thinks I am going to be just another conquest, and do things at his behest then he may do so at his own coroner’s inquest.” <— *ooooof* That’s some serious writing, right there, already!! ;) :P
  • Legal (A Standalone Romantic Comedy) by Bree Dahlia <— YOUNGER MAN/OLDER WOMAN ALERT! “Enjoy it while you can, Jillian. Because there’s no way there’s a future for us. After all, is he barely even legal?”

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Yep. Today’s list has a bit of everything for everyone and I want to lock myself away and read my heart out! Did you know that Stephenie Meyer is releasing a book in a few months? Check it in the pre-order section below. ;)  

Paula: OMG OMG OMG. *faints with excitement*


Megan: This is good news.

Maryse: *snort* :P I LOVE her books (even The Host – so addictive for me – so I can’t wait to try this!!!

Victoria: Saw this in your newsletter! So excited!

Maryse: ME TOO Victoria!!! I’ve loved everything…

Victoria: Girl me too. Every. Single. Book. Lol. I’m not ashamed to be a Meyers fan ;)

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! PEPPER WINTERS DARK READ ALERT!!! LOOK what just went LIVE (and bargain priced!!) ➔ Pennies (Dollar Book 1)  The author says:

“Get ready for Elder Prest… This new monstrous hero will rival even Jethro Hawk and Q Mercer…”

ALSO don’t forget to check out yesterday’s 20 Monday Early Bird Book Releases (lots of goodies on there including one from Vi Keeland that is rocking the charts as we speak!)

BLURB-JOLTS LIST!! Okay, so what on this list get’s me extra-excited? The Woman in Cabin 10 (psych-thriller about a woman enjoying herself on a cruise, but she sees a woman being thrown overboard… but ALL of the guests remain accounted for, so nobody believes her), Read My Lips (Lisa LOVED this brooding, deaf, impatient hero, and I know I will, too), Wolfsong (M/M dark fantasy by an author that I love, and my fellow readers loved it so much they can’t move on, it was just SO good!!), Hitched (that one up there to the left, but I have to read #1 first – still the “fake marriage for an inheritance PLUS having to produce an heir, and they hate each other” premise is right up my alley!! :D ), A Gift of Time (book #1 was raw, and gritty and kidnappy-crazy, and now I can finish the series) Anything but Love (sounds like one of those fun rom-com reads), Tear-Stained Teddy Bears (he falls for a pregnant waitress, but she’s a surrogate… and troubles ensue) and The Girl Who Escaped ISIS (a true story about a young woman living a nice life but then captured and “Held in a slave market in Syria and sold into the homes of several ISIS soldiers…”).

What looks good to you?

P.S. ➔ Follow me (and Pimmie AND Hobbit – my sweet puppies – yep, I have a new addition!) on Instagram? That would be SO cool!!! :D

P.P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere). P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything!)

Now… take a look at all of the goodies we found (and I’ll keep adding as I find more):


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 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. Rock: A Rock Star Romantic Suspense by J.A. Huss
  2. Obsession: The Steel Brothers Saga, Book 2 by Helen Hardt
  3. Forged in Smoke: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 3 by Trish McCallan
  4. Talon: Ashes & Embers, Book 4 by Carian Cole
  5. Royal: Rixton Falls, Book 1 by Winter Renshaw
  6. Falling by Jane Green
  7. Until Harry by L. A. Casey
  8. The Empire State Series: A Week in New York, Autumn in London, New Year in Manhattan by Louise Bay
  9. Deadly Fate: Krewe of Hunters #19 by Heather Graham
  10. It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole
  11. Never Kiss an Outlaw: Deadly Pistols MC Romance (Outlaw Love), Book 2 by Nicole Snow
  12. Bachelor Unforgiving: Bachelors in Demand by Brenda Jackson
  13. Sinner’s Revenge: Sinner’s Creed, Book 2 by Kim Jones
  14. Friction by L.D. Davis
  15. Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips
  16. Sugar Daddy: Sugar Bowl, Book 1 by Sawyer Bennett
  17. A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson & B.T. Urruela


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!):

Lisa: “Maryse I read Read My Lips by Daryl Banner today (I think you had on your list back in June when it was released). I absolutely floved it! Its a bit like a cross between Maybe Someday and Bad Romeo. Set at a Theatre College. Desdemona, daughter of NY Theatre Royalty escapes to Texas to have a ‘normal’ college life and runs into bad boy Texan Clayton. The writing was stellar and it had this tensiony vibe throughout the whole book….I couldn’t put it down. The H is ….hot damn *furious face fanning* sizzling. Silent, broody, impatient and struggling to come to terms with being deaf. 5 stars for me. Has anyone else read it??

Fabi: Has anyone read Read my Lips by Daryl Banner? It came out last month.

Lisa: Read My Lips. I floved it. Floved it. 5 starred that sucker. Clayton is just……perfectly f#&ked up.”

  • Tangled by Em Wolf <— BULLY BOOK ALERT! Lisa reminds us of this one! “Tangled by Em Wolf. Adonis Benoit. First class bully. Megalomanic narcissist is how he’s described!!”
  • Listen To Me: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby <— ROCK-STAR super-bargain!! She owns part of a restaurant and then HE comes in… “…when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy…exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Wolfsong by TJ Klune <— M/M DARK FANTASY ROMANCE ALERT! So many of our M/M fans are LOVING this one! (and here it is on Amazon UK)

Fabi: I just finished Wolfsong. It feels like it took a long time to read. But it wasn’t the 400 pages. It was the total immersion into that world. I am literally stunned speechless at the brilliance of this book. Wolfsong is “candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome”

MichelleS: Right, Fabi? Right!?!?!? I want another book just like that one. Same feels. I keep starting books & nothing is clicking. It messed with my head. I think Ox is my new favorite male lead 2016. Sigh.

Fabi: MichelleS, you must be reading my mind because I was thinking that I can’t start another book right now. I just want to wallow in this incredible experience. I think I’m going to go hug all my neighbours. Never mind I don’t know any of them.

R. Renee: I’m so happy for you guys!! I love it when a book is so good you have to mourn it!!

Jan: Well, I popped on the proverbial big girl panties and bravely picked up Wolfsong again, after being scared there was too much drama and angst ahead. Now I’m at 64% and I can deal. In fact, I’m fluvvin it. Yes, it’s candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome. (If you read it you’ll find out what that means……. :-D ) This is a WONDERFUL book. I’m in love with Ox, (even though he’s in love with Joe). I can’t wait to see what will happen next. Read it, ladies. I haven’t been this gripped by a book in quite a while. *excited grin with jazz hands*

Fabi: That’s awesome Jan. It was hard to get past that part but Klune worked out that plot twist perfectly imho. So glad you’re liking it.

Lisa: Jan…I love it when a book inspires happy dancing and jazz hands!!

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  by Becky Albertalli <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT! Amy’s looking for her next awesome read and bev insists on this one! “I still say sample Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda, Amy. *sigh* Not sure why, except I think you might like him and appreciate is voice and humor. Actually, a lot like Undecided, I think that book would be a good fit for many on here. One of those fun books, with good writing, witty characters, wonderful insights, and has some emotional heft with out being over dramatic. C’mon Amy, Maryse, Lisa, Jean, and etc (our roster is getting long (but where is Michelle? ?)) Just sample it, what’s a sample, 4 minutes?” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Undecided by Julianna Keyes <— ONE OF MY 5-STAR FAVORITES FOR 2016 (AND OF ALL TIME) HAS A NEW COVER ALERT... and since it was just mentioned, AND since it has a new cover (*sigh* I like the new cover BIG time, but I REALLY loved the original one) AND since it’s on sale right now to celebrate the new cover, I’m putting it back on the list! (here’s my review) and here it is on Amazon UK
  • Her Husband’s Brother (A Love and Justice Novella Book 1) by Erica Lynn <— SUPER-STEAM WITH AN INTERESTING PLOT ALERT! Fabi recommends this one! “I decided to go with an erotic romance novella to sort of clear my mind.  ;-) Her Husband’s Brother (A Love and Justice Novella Book 1) by Erica Lynn. I’m not usually one for novellas, but, omg, this is good! I had the privilege of meeting Erica Lynn at the recent Writer’s Retreat that Robin hosted. Such a sweet and funny young lady. I can’t believe the steam she writes in these pages.  :-) She has 3 books out in this series with the last one published just last week. If you’re in the mood for a short, steamy read with an interesting plot…look no further.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Poles Apart by Kirsty Moseley <— FAMOUS RACE CAR DRIVER!!! Marion recommends this one! “Poles Apart by Kirsty Moseley!!!! Formula 1 racer and a girl who works at a nightclub….very ģood story! Ms. Moseley has the gift.”
  • Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum <— What if the person you need the most is someone you’ve never met? bev really liked this one! “Finished Tell Me Three Things. It was really good.” and yep, that blurb is EXACTLY what we love! “…she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax?” Thank you bev. This one isn’t even on my radar!!!
  • Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin <— PSYCH-THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! She survived a serial killer with barely any memory of it…”Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans—a summertime bloom—just outside her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications—that she sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at large—Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  • The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One by Elizabeth Hunter <— PARANORMAL/URBAN FANTASY super-bargain alert!!! MichelleS LOVES this series! (and here it is on Amazon UK)

MichelleS: “IRIN CHRONICLES!!! OMG. I love that series. She is such an amazing writer. Elemental Mysteries is still one of my all time favorite vampire series, and Irin Chronicles was fabulous too. ”

Tessa: I’m going to agree with MichelleS. Irin Chronicles was sooo good.




  1. Torn (A Wicked Trilogy Book 2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT ALERT! (and here it is on Amazon UK)

Tessa: Torn? Torn is out tomorrow? *one clicks* Thank you Maryse. I’ve waited forever for her to write the second book. It was so long, she had to re-read the book for a refresher. (I can’t complain. She started writing Seth’s books, which is making me SOOOOO happy.)

Diana: I agree with Tessa, I’ve been WAITING for Torn!!! I literally check my calendar once a month to see when it’s out. SQUEEEE!!!! *does happy dance*

  1. Imprudence (The Custard Protocol) by Gail Carriger
  2. Protected: Alien Mate Index Book 2: (Alien Warrior BBW Paranormal Science fiction Romance by Evangeline Anderson <— EVANGELINE ANDERSON ALERT!!! OH MY SISTER’S GONNA BE HAPPY!!
  3. Damned If He Does by Marcella Burnard <— HE’S AN INCUBUS ALERT!All he has to do is hold up his end of his damnation contract – five women seduced, satisfied and siphoned per night for eternity. So when he encounters gorgeous, bright, and funny Fiona Renee, it’s business as usual. Deploy the infernal charm and rack up another score. Except it doesn’t work. She’s immune. He has to find out what’s gone wrong or face Lucifer’s wrath.
  4. Nero’s Dream: A Dragons of Incendium Short Story by Deborah Cooke
  5. Mace’s Awakening (Stockton Wolves Book 3) by Lisa Oliver <— M/M
  6. Undertow: Book Seven of the SoulShares Series by Rory Ni Coileain <— M/M
  7. Long Live Dead Reckless by Safari Spell
  8. A Twist in Time (The DaVinci Time Travel Series Book 2) by Susan Squires
  9. Perdition (Virago Book 1) by PM Drummond
  10. Protect Me (The Protector Series Book 1) by Melissa Townsend
  11. Blood Betrayal (Deathless Night Series Book 4) by L.E. Wilson
  12. As Wings Unfurl by Arthur M. Doweyko
  13. Before She Wakes: Forbidden Fairy Tales by Sharon Lynn Fisher



  1. Hitched (Imperfect Love Book 2) by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN/FAKE MARRIAGE FOR AN INHERITANCE ALERT (and they have to make an heir!! But they hate each other!!) #1 was a hit, and made the BIG TIME best selling charts, and here’s #2 (I won’t read the blurb so I don’t spoil it for myself) but here’s the series reading order. (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. Pennies (Dollar Book 1) by Pepper Winters <— PEPPER WINTERS DARK READ ALERT!!!!Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother who pushed her to greatness, and a future anyone would die for. But then her murderer saved her life, only to sell her into a totally different existence. Elder went from penniless to stinking rich with one twist of fate. His lifetime of crime and shadows of thievery are behind him but no matter the power he now wields, it’s not enough. He has an agenda to fulfill and he won’t stop until it’s complete. But then they meet.”
  3. Obsession (Steel Brothers Saga Book 2) by Helen Hardt (here it is on Amazon UK)
  4. Going Down Easy (Billionaire Bad Boys) by Carly Phillips (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  5. Rescuing Emily (Delta Force Heroes Book 2) by Susan Stoker
  6. Sinner’s Revenge (A Sinner’s Creed Novel) by Kim Jones <— GRITTY BIKER SERIES ALERT!! This one is written by a real-life “old lady” “His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem. She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  7. Icing the Puck (New York Empires Book 2) by Isabo Kelly, Stacey Agdern & Kenzie MacLir
  8. Her Survivor: A Black Eagle Ops Novel by Vonnie Davis
  9. Winter’s Touch (The Last Riders Book 8) by Jamie Begley <— BIKER SERIES ALERT! SHE HAS SO MUCH TO FEAR… “As wife to the president, Winter lived in fear every day: fear that a club enemy would take Viper from her, fear that one of the club women would tempt him to stray, fear that she wasn’t enough of a woman for him. One thing Winter didn’t fear was risking everything to carry her husband’s child…” and Teresa says: “Just finished Jamie Begley’s Winters Touch a Last Riders book it was great!! Came out last night…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  10. Inescapable (Men of Mercy Novel, A) by Joss Wood
  11. His Royal Secret by Lilah Pace <— LILAH PACE M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!! “James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he’s keeping a king-sized secret…James, next in line for the throne, is gay.He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  12. Killing The Sun: Part 3 by Mara White & K. Larsen
  13. Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss Book 4) by Nalini Singh <— ROCK STAR ROMANCE ON THE ROCKS ALERT! (Second chance romance?) “After a lifetime of longing for a real family, Sarah Smith thought she’d finally found her home with rock star Abe Bellamy, even if she knew Abe didn’t love her the way she loved him. But their brief relationship, filled with tragedy and heartache, nearly destroyed her. Alone, emotions in turmoil, and already shaky self-esteem shattered, Sarah struggles to pick up the pieces in the wake of their divorce…” (here’s the series reading order) and here it is on Amazon UK
  14. SEALs of Honor: Cooper by Dale Mayer
  15. The Season of Forever (Seasons of Love and War Book 6) by Brenda Ashworth Barry
  16. Secret Love (Love Stings Series Book 2) by Evan Grace
  17. Wanderlust by Roni Loren <— ROCK STAR & ACCIDENTAL MUSIC REPORTER ALERT! ”…she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  18. Riding Him (Ghost Riders MC Book 5) by Alexa Riley <— HE’S THE CLUB HACKER & SHE’S TRYING TO PATCH IN… “When the two of them are paired up for a job out of town, they’ll be left on their own in the middle of nowhere. Being stuck inside a tiny tent, with no one to hear them… I wonder what could possibly happen?” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  19. My Prerogative: a True Desires novel by Sasha White
  20. Kickin’ Up Dust (Operation Cowboy) by Em Petrova
  21. Carolina Heart by Virginia Kantra
  22. Dust by Mandy Harbin
  23. A Gift of Time (The Nine Minutes Trilogy Book 3) by Beth Flynn <— GRITTY BAD-GUY BIKER/KIDNAPPER/EVERYTHING CRAZY ALERT!!! SO many are excited about this one’s release, but I won’t read the blurb ’cause I need to catch up on #2 before heading into this one! LisaKay says: “Wow…..I have been waiting for the last book to come out of the “Nine Minutes” trilogy by Beth Flynn. The first two books were fantastic, as always thanks Maryse for keeping us updated.” (here’s the series reading order) and here it is on Amazon UK
  24. Maybe Forever (Missing Pieces Book 1) by Keyanna Butler
  25. One And Done by Cynthia Sax
  26. Fierce: A Novel (Going The Distance II – YOLO Book 2) by Lark O’Neal
  27. Ruined (A Barnes Brothers novel) by Shiloh Walker
  28. House of Secrets (Choc Lit) by Lynda Stacey
  29. Falling by Jane Green <— SHE’S STARTING OVER IN A SMALL TOWN ALERT! “With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  30. Love Child by Kat Austen <— A BABY-MAKING COMPANY THAT MATCHES donor mothers with prospective fathers. ”Love Child is his last hope for becoming a father. He’s gone through the files of the potential donors and handpicked one perfect candidate to create his baby with. The moment he comes face to face with Adeline Matthews, Abel knows she’s the one. But not just the one he’s hoping to make a baby with. She’s the one he’s hoping to create a family with…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  31. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story by by Farida Khalaf & Andrea C. Hoffmann <— A TRUE STORY ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN HELD BY ISIS!!! “In unprecedented detail, Farida describes her world as it was—at nineteen, she was living at home with her brothers and parents, finishing her schooling and looking forward to becoming a math teacher—and the hell it became. Held in a slave market in Syria and sold into the homes of several ISIS soldiers, she stubbornly attempts resistance at every turn. Farida is ultimately brought to an ISIS training camp in the middle of the desert, where she plots an against-all-odds escape for herself and five other girls…”
  32. Bluest of Blue (#dirtysexygeeks Book 3) by Melissa Blue
  33. Through Fire (Portland, ME, novels Book 3) by Freya Barker <— Elaine recommends this series! “i highly recommend you read the Portland ME books by Freya Barker shes an amazing author. The 3rd book in the series released today.” (on Amazon UK)
  34. Impossible Love: An Unforeseen Destiny Novel Book One by Kimberly Readnour
  35. Nothing But Net (Paradise Park Book 6) by Margaret Watson
  36. Forged in Smoke (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel Book 3) by Trish McCallan
  37. Danger In The Night (Danger Incorporated Book 5) by Olivia Jaymes
  38. The Young Bride by Alessandro Baricco
  39. Nothing But Net (Paradise Park Book 6) by Mary E Thompson
  40. Wicked Sexy (Wicked Games Series Book 2) by J.T. Geissinger <— SHE’S A HACKER & HE’S A FORMER MARINE/SPECIAL OPS OFFICER ALERT! “…when the cyber criminal turns out to be the Hannibal Lecter of computer crime—and a dark presence from Tabby’s past—Tabby and Connor are drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  41. The Reef Roamer (The Roamer Series Book 1) by Deborah D. Moore
  42. Passion’s Last Promise (Club Aegis Book 4) by Christie Adams
  43. Bachelor Unforgiving (Bachelors in Demand) by Brenda Jackson
  44. Nobody’s Hero (The Protectors Book 4) by Patricia Keelyn
  45. Anything but Love: A Romantic Comedy (Wingmen Book 3) by Daisy Prescott <— SOUNDS SO FUNNY!!! And it can be read as a standalone! “A weekend in Cabo with sun, tiny bikinis, and vacation hook-ups is exactly the kind of tension relief I need. What I don’t need is a bruised jaw, having to bribe my way out of jail, a hellion set on ruining my life, and my mother seeing a picture of my assets on “The Twitter.” Caribou Caldwell is my worst nightmare. Unfortunately, she’s also the star of my sexiest dreams…” Lisa recommends these! “Daisy Prescott Anything But Love….The previous book in this series Confessions of A Reformed Tom Cat was awesome (think I put on my favorite books list actually). If you love Penny Reid’s style of writing you’ll love these.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  46. All I Need (Hearts of the South) by Linda Winfree
  47. Forever Driven: Forever Bluegrass #4 by Kathleen Brooks
  48. Crushingly Close by Stella Torres
  49. Heating Up (A Nugget Romance Book 7) by Stacy Finz
  50. In A Heartbeat by Donna MacMeans
  51. Up in the Treehouse: A Novel by K.K. Allen <— BEST FRIENDS FOREVER but when she confessed her feelings for him, he denied her. “Four years after a devastating tragedy, Chloe and Gavin’s world’s collide and they find their lives entangling once again. Haunted by the past, they are forced to come to terms with all that has transpired to find the peace they deserve. Except they can’t seem to get near each other without combatting an intense emotional connection that brings them right back to where it all started . . . their childhood treehouse…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  52. Pursuit: River City Heroes 1 by Elle Rush
  53. To Fool an Assassin (Women of Purgatory Book 1) by India Kells
  54. Livin’ Large In Fat Chance, Texas by Celia Bonaduce
  55. Sex Objects: Erotic Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin
  56. Tear-Stained Teddy Bears (Lovers of Till Park Book 2) by Catherine Black <— SURROGATE MOTHER ALERT! “…trouble immediately finds him in the form of a blonde bombshell of a waitress named Trish. There’s just one small problem… Trish is pregnant. With a child that isn’t her own. The private surrogate program Trish Mackey entered into seemed like a win-win at the time…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  57. Her Dark Prince: An Erotic Fairy Tale (Tales from Euphoria Book 1) by Ella Ardent
  58. Finish What You Started (ExStream Love Book 1) by Kathryn Lively
  59. Emerald Fire (A Jewel Intrigue Novel) by Monica Mccabe
  60. Trust (Trojans MC Book 6) by Sam Crescent
  61. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware <— PSYCH THRILLER ALERT and YES PLEASE!!! :D This sounds like it’s for me!!! SHE’S ON A CRUISE & ENJOYING HERSELF BUT ONE NIGHT… ”Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)



PREORDERS (tomorrow’s & next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Eminent Love by Leddy Harper - July 20th 2016
  2. Damaged (Torn Series Book 8) by Pamela Ann - July 21st 2016
  3. Twirled Bond (Holly Woods Files, #5) by Emma Hart - July 21st 2016
  4. Broken Prince: A Novel (The Royals) by Erin Watt - July 25th 2016
  5. Thick & Thin (Thin Love Book 3) by Eden Butler - July 25th 2016
  6. The Good Fight (Time Served) by Julianna Keyes - July 25th 2016
  7. The Matchmaker’s Replacement (Wingmen Inc. Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken - July 26th 2016
  8. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - July 26th 2016
  9. Dirty Work by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert - July 26th 2016
  10. Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow Series) by Molly Harper - July 26th 2016
  11. Don’t Let Go: A Hope Novel by Jaci Burton - July 26th 2016
  12. The Angels’ Share: A Bourbon Kings Novel (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward - July 26th 2016
  13. Illusion Town (Illusion Town Novel, An) by Jayne Castle - July 26th 2016
  14. City of Demons by Richelle Mead - July 26th 2016
  15. Whitefern (The Audrina Series Book 2) by V.C. Andrews - July 26th 2016
  16. Never Better: A Dark Obsession Novel by Charlotte Stein - July 26th 2016
  17. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - July 26th 2016
  18. Scorch (The MacKenzie Family Book 17) by Liliana Hart - July 26th 2016
  19. You Will Know Me: A Novel by Megan Abbott - July 26th 2016
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DG July 19, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Awesome list…wow, two back to back days full of great reads!

Sooo, I started reading Unexpected Reality…remember this one Maryse? The one with the HOT cover of the ‘bad boy’ holding the baby?!?! So yeah…I start reading this and in my mind, I think I know where this is going….hit a speed bump…change directions…think in my head that the detour is over….Yeah, NOT! Already, I am having those feels…let you in on a secret…*whispers very low, I like knowing who the main players are before I start reading…I like to know who I am cheering for*. I am having those feels because I am confused, bewildered, unsure if WHO I am cheering for….

Maryse July 19, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Well… DG? That sounds… great. :P !!!! I LOVE when that happens. LOVE.

Fabi July 19, 2016 at 1:02 PM

What a list! *swoon*

No matter how many I read there are always more great ones listed here.

One more for the list…this one comes out tomorrow and I’m super interested in it: The Arrangement by Felice Stevens, M/M Romance

Fabi July 19, 2016 at 1:03 PM


I posted this on the previous list thread, but Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman is on sale. I NEED a BR for this crazy thriller.

Freya Barker July 19, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Thank you for including Through Fire!

Fiona nichols July 19, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Please help I was so happy when you put a U.K link on your book suggestions this has dissapeared and even when I click on to your recommendations it does not have a U.K link anymore
Please help

Ela July 19, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Great list! Thanks Maryse! You rock hard!

Maryse July 19, 2016 at 1:33 PM

I’m on it, Fiona. :D I will add a bunch of ‘em for you. :)

Fiona nichols July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Many thanks xxx

DG July 19, 2016 at 2:11 PM

It’s good. I just am not sure what I should be feeling…I mean there was a CONNECTION…I know there was…just uncertain on the… why would you do this?!?! I will see it through…my hopes were raised …and then smashed to pieces….is it drama queen Tuesday???? *straightens my tiera*

Tessa July 19, 2016 at 2:37 PM

*hides behind her hands* I haven’t read Torn yet. It came through last night a little late, around nine thirty, and I started a borrow from BookLending, Demons by Ednah Walters. I’ll read it after though! Maybe after a skim of Wicked. :D

Look at those pre-orders. I already pre-ordered HP and Broken Prince. Also, the day after HP comes out, Arcana Zero, then the next day, Dragonmark. *wipes forehead* I’m going to be busy that week!

Nicole July 19, 2016 at 3:54 PM

YES! Must read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda…I read that a while back and LOVED it! So Good. WOLFSONG is calling my name after I finish ACED which is awesome as well!

Grey July 19, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Ugh, I am so bummed. I have to be good. There are a couple of these that I want…but they are so pricey. *pout*

Like the Tell Me Three Things bev, I really want to read that one… but at 9.99, gah! Wolfsong is 5.38 (um, hello captain random on the price of that one) and Geez… The Woman in Cabin 10 is 10.99… wahhhh!

Grey July 19, 2016 at 5:47 PM

Pennies by Pepper Winters is live on Amazon for 99 of them!!! This is not a drill people! I am hunkering down… this is the book where the pre-buzz is saying the H is worse than Q and Barrons?!? *grabbing Manny and some wine, some chocolate and snuggling into the blankie fort*

Tessa July 19, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Really Grey? Awesome! *one clicks* I’m set for a while on books. :D

Maryse July 19, 2016 at 7:09 PM

This is true and supposedly he’s her baddest!!!!!!!!

I posted it up there. :D

Lisa July 19, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Maryse and co…i just read Lock and Key and the followup Random and Rare by Cat Porter.
I know theyre oldies and perhaps everyone else has already read them BUT if you haven’t PLEASE PLEASE read these books.

I am wrecked, wrung out and emotionally drained. Dig’s story (told from the grave) in Random and Rare has ruined me. Eleventy billion stars for me and some of the best biker books Ive read… Dig will break your heart even more than Havoc (Susan Fanetti).
*shuddery sigh*

On to Bossman because I need something sweet and low angst to mend my broken heart.

Lisa July 19, 2016 at 8:59 PM

Thanks for another awesome list. Id never find these amazing books without you and all of the reader recs here.

Charity July 19, 2016 at 9:30 PM

I just finished Until Harry by La Casey, love it!!! Unrequited love and friends to lovers is always good and it was released today too.

Rebecca July 19, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Completely sold on Wolfsong! I’ve loved another of her books.
And Daisy Prescot, she’s an auto buy.

Rosheen July 20, 2016 at 3:38 AM

Through Fire by Freya Barker great inclusion a good read to

DG July 20, 2016 at 5:51 AM

Read My Lips…..yes, please! I so agree with you ladies…an awesome read! A definite to add to EVERYONE’s TBR list!!!!

Grey July 20, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Alright girls, I’m throwing a 5 star rec into the mix. Some of you may remember a couple weeks ago I had a string of really good reads, thanks to my spreadsheet…and 1 ARC that I was reviewing. Well, today is that ARC’s book birthday!

**Eminent Love by Leddy Harper.** I actually wrote a review… like a real review to post instead of just rating it on Goodreads, like I do with almost all other books I read. But I wanted to show it some love on the blog and encourage you all to give it a try. A warning that this is an emotional read…remember me with the whole swapping of the Godiva wrappers for tissues and all that, but it was so worth it!

Anyway… I started Pennies last night… oh man, it is classic Pepper Winters and I’m stuck in the inbetween…who do I love, who do I hate?!?!!

Amy July 20, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Man, I thought I would just pop in here and say hi and peek at the list real quick (I was so stupid busy yesterday that I *completely* forgot yesterday was new-release day!), but I should know there’s no such thing as peeking real quick at Maryse’s Tuesday lists. ;) SO many good ones up there!!

Okay, so I’m going to say it…why did they have to put a shirtless guy on the new cover of Undecided? I liked the old cover because it was simple but appealing. NOW it has a shirtless guy in the front and looks like all the rest! My library is full of shirtless guys and that whole half-naked guy thing has just lost its novelty for me. I think the new cover would have been perfect if he had a shirt on. Just my two cents and now I’m off my soapbox.

Cheryl July 20, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Trying to catch up and read Maryse’s posts and all the comments I missed while away.

I did just finish Bossman. I LOVED it. Maybe a 5*. I’m still thinking about the “resolution.” It bothers me when it seems insurmountable and then “boom” back to sexy times. Otherwise, the humor, and gah Chase had so many laugh out loud comments, to the h, Reece, who had her own share of “flaws”, and was so well-written and understandable in her reluctance to get involved with Chase. I also liked their *mostly* honest communication with each other; no miss-communications or mind-games. Definite recommendation. Great writing, laugh-out-loud, slow-burn, some angst read!

Now to figure out what to read next…

Cheryl July 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Hmmm Grey, maybe Eminent Love is next. I read your review. Although, the cover of Up In The TreeHouse and Fleeting Moments has caught my attention. And Stroked sounds hilarious good, although I’m a little unclear if this is a standalone.

Fabi July 20, 2016 at 11:32 AM

A couple of days ago…this happened:

Two of my favorite books/authors won RITA awards !!!

HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy


For Real by Alexis Hall

If you’re interested in the full list of winners, here’s the website:

Tessa July 20, 2016 at 1:12 PM

You know, I’ve not read one of those books. Also, I’ve only heard of three. The two you mentioned, (because you’ve mentioned them before) and Must Love Chainmail, which was used as an “If you like Outlander” rec. Weird.

Jan July 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM

I loved Wolfsong. Highly recommend. Yes it is mm but that wasn’t a problem for me. Joe and Ox. So wonderful together. Gender didn’t matter. A very enjoyable, exciting, dramatic, tension-filled pnr with a different feel from the usual. Maybe cos it’s written by a guy? I usually don’t read romances written by men (not that there are that many out there lol) but this one was a goodie.

bev July 20, 2016 at 6:36 PM

What’s everyone reading?

Maryse July 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM

I’m about to start “Hitched” (book #1), bev. You?

Jan July 20, 2016 at 6:45 PM

I’m reading Rock Wedding. It’s kind of sweet but nothing wonderful. I’m reading it cos it’s the final in a series I’ve enjoyed. I liked the first book Rock Addiction best but sadly none of the others have quite lived up to the first book, including this one. Oh well. One of those ‘I’ll keep reading cause it might get better’ jobbies. (Did I just write jobbies? Huh. Is that a word? Or a thing?) Oh well, at least in this book we get to revisit some fav characters from the earlier books and see what they’re up to. That’s always fun.

Maryse July 20, 2016 at 6:45 PM

I know it Amy… it’s a nice cover, but not as original as the first. I loved the sweetness and insecurity and the kind of… temptation of the first one.

Jan July 20, 2016 at 6:50 PM

I’m looking forward to The Angels Share. I really liked The Bourbon Kings Bk 1 in J.R.Ward’s NON paranormal series. This is Bk 2 and I’ve been waiting for it. I borrowed bourbon kings from the library and it looks like I’ll have to wait to do the same with angels share cos the amazon price is outrageous :/ Bourbon kings was a big sprawling southern family drama/ melodrama reminiscent of that old TV series Dallas. You think, omg did that happen? Did they go THERE? Who is screwing who? (literally and figuratively lol) What the f will happen next? It was great.

bev July 20, 2016 at 6:51 PM

I’m not sure yet. I started a book last night. It took a while but then I got really into it. But then today lost interest and sort of did a skim and decided didn’t feel like sticking with it.

Jan July 20, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Amy I’m with you on the book covers. Sounds crazy, but I’m so sick of the shirtless guy covers. Yeah I love a muscled hero (duh who doesn’t?) but these ridiculous OTT sculpted eight-packs just reek of too much time in the gym, or, dare I say it, even steroids? I like a hero with a more natural (but still fit and muscly) look. But I don’t need to see his anonymous torso on the cover. Sometimes less is more. I like to picture the guy in my head from the writer’s excellent descriptions. I agree. The old cover for Undecided was better and more indicative of the book. A shirtless bod on the cover is NOT what’s going to make me buy a book (despite what surveys etc might say).

Cheryl July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM

I started reading Up In The Treehouse. Reminiscent of The Sweet Gum Tree, The Mason List and another book I can’t remember the title to that is about male cousins? that grow up with a girl at a ?horse farm and she loves them both, but chooses one over the other. So far so good.

R. Renee July 20, 2016 at 7:06 PM

I finally finished Tell Me Your Answer True last night and started Here to Stay at 3am. It’s like emotional crack.

Grey July 20, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Yes! Definitely looking forward to The Angels Share!!! Thanks for the reminder Jan :)

I’m looking forward to your take on Hitched Maryse…

I’m finally going to get to read (and yes that means probably stay awake until I finish) Pennies. Today has been kind of a cluster…you know what. My husband accidentally used my Amazon book money (gift card) on something else he ordered, so now I’m left high and dry until I get another one. *grumble* So all the shinies I want, I can’t get unless someone takes pity on me and I can borrow it, he is so in the doghouse for this one.

Enough whining from me! Been kind of quiet around here, hope everyone is just too busy reading to post!

Lisa July 20, 2016 at 8:56 PM

I’m at 70% of Bossman and it’s good if not a bit predictable. I like Vi Keeland’s H’s, she does good solid male characters. And I like that the two MCs are grown ups – no tantrums or miscommunication or silly behavior. It feels realistic (if shagging your Boss on his desk is realistic!!).

Maryse July 20, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Grey… good to know about Eminent Love. That blurb didn’t tell me much and I wasn’t sure if it would interest me…

Now I can say YAY US!!! :D

DG July 20, 2016 at 10:17 PM

Unexpected Reality was a good read…had a little twist toward the end but not an extreme angst at all…beyond my initial confusion of my own feelings….

DG July 20, 2016 at 10:22 PM

So I have never been one to have like crushes on rock stars, movie stars ….famous folks in general…aside from the book boyfriends…BUT…at this late time in my life…I have the most major crush, look wise..he is perfection to me….so yeah, I might just have to read the new book he is on…Stroked. *fanning self, sighing deeply…someone call the emt’s…I might just pass out from the cover!*

Lisa July 20, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Jan and Amy….Im onboard with no more headless muscly torso covers. Its been done to death. I quite liked the original cover and think it suited the rom/com style of the book.
Is it crazy we’re getting sick of staring at semi clad guys on our book covers??
I wonder if guys ever say they’re sick of staring at boobs. ; )

Jan July 20, 2016 at 11:06 PM

Lol Lisa

Jan July 20, 2016 at 11:12 PM

OK DG having babbled on about my boredom with muscled torsos on book covers, the guy on Stroked is pretty hot. I’ll grant you that. I guess a top swimmer is allowed to have a bod like that LOL. And at least you can see his (cute) face. Too often the book covers just seem like random, overly-pumped up models with little connection with the actual book.

DG July 20, 2016 at 11:35 PM

Yeah, I can completely understand…strange to see faceless bodies….and I agree he should have a great ‘muscle structure’ since it is a ‘sports’ book. He is a recently retired athlete, does his own fitness program AND models….again, darn that Instagram! Definitely my crush…can he just be on ALL book covers going forward?!?!?

bev July 20, 2016 at 11:36 PM

I’m going with The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy. Love that title and the cover is cool.
Then probably on to The Winter Sea which will finish the random # tbr you ladies helped me with.

Amy July 21, 2016 at 12:29 AM

It’s late but hopefully these deals are still in effect in the morning…this is about three days’ worth of deals but there should be something for everyone! :D

Long Time Coming by Edie Claire
Lily’s Mistake by Pamela Ann
Love Walks In by Chris Keniston
The Betrayed series: Omnibus Collection by Carolyn McCray
Final Hours by Cate Dean
Love Him Not by Tara K. Reed <—– choose your own ending? FUN!
Cocked by BB Hamel <—- *snort*
Crystal Magic by Madeline Freeman
London Bound by Amy Daws
Just the Way You Are by Christina Dodd
Cora's Heart by Rachael Herron
Enthrall by Vanessa Fewings
Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott
Size Zero in a Size Eight World by Meredith Cagen
Ensnared by Marian Tee

Second Chances by Connie Stephany
Withering Rose by Kaitlyn Davis
Hidden Wings: Books 1-4 by Cameo Renae
Aiden's Game by Sienna Mynx
Reclaim My Heart by Donna Fasano
Entangle by Veronica Larsen
The Skull Ring by Scott Nicholson
Crave Me by M. Robinson
Raven by Scarlett Finn
Rescue Me by Jaci Burton
Taken for Dead by Graham Masterton
Must Love Chainmail by Angela Quaries
The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz
Moonfate: books 1-4 by Sylvia Frost
The Worth series: books 1-3 by Mara Jacobs
Fighting Fate by Linda Kage
Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder
Forgotten Origins trilogy by Tara Ellis
Earl of Destiny by KJ Jackson
The Box by H. Lovelyn Bettison

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
The After Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer
Test Drive by Marie Harte
Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman
What Comes After Crazy by Sandi Kahn Shelton
The Color of Water in July by Nora Carroll
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
The Fatal Tree by Stephen R. Lawhead

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 8:09 AM

“Salvation called as dawn whispered along the unbroken horizon.”
Fight the Tide by Keira Andrews

This is an ARC set to release next Tuesday. It’s a sequel to Kick at the Darkness which I adored. There are quite a few Keira Andrew books I’ve loved.

bev July 21, 2016 at 8:20 AM

“Just call me Ethan. ”

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer.

bev July 21, 2016 at 8:20 AM

Have a great Thursday, everyone.

Grey July 21, 2016 at 8:38 AM

FLT- “Freedom. Such a modest word.” Pennies by Pepper Winters

Amy July 21, 2016 at 8:55 AM


“On our wedding day, my fiancé, James, arrived at the church in a casket.” ~ Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 9:05 AM

FLT: It’s a strange thing to find a lost lover in your hands again.

Fish Tales #3!!! “Here to Stay.” Suanne Laqueur. Finally, woohoo!! And I’m whipping right through it, so unless I’m completely crazy, I may be on something totally new next week. But then there’s “The Ones That Got Away” so probably not.

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:40 AM


“I clench my teeth and check my Rolex for the third time.”

Kendall Ryan, Hitched Volume 1

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 10:23 AM

3 awesome first lines in a row – wtg!

Tessa July 21, 2016 at 4:22 PM

I feel this urge to break the streak. Okay, actually, mine is just that boring.

‘Sweat dotted my brow.’
Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout

I started to skim Wicked, and instead got sucked in. *grins*

Jan July 21, 2016 at 5:56 PM

‘Sarah knew today was a bad day for Abe.’ Rock Wedding, Nalini Singh.

Second chance, rock star romance. Final in the series. Sweet so far but nothing startling.

Amy, your FLT. WTAH?

bev July 21, 2016 at 6:32 PM

This has been the oddest week. There is usually so many emails from here when I get home from work, and lately nothing.

Niki July 21, 2016 at 6:36 PM

Whoop whoop!! Just booked my tickets for KMM’s Feversong Launch party in New Orleans!! Plus other authors like Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter will be there! Squee!!! I’ve never been to a book signing but hopefully this will be awesome!!

Not sure yet what I’m reading today…

Lisa July 21, 2016 at 7:39 PM

I agree Bev. Very quiet here this week. Hopefully everyone is busy reading.

First Line Friday:
Same as Maryse….Hitched 1 Kendall Ryan.

Amy wins FLT. WTH!!

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 7:42 PM

Niki that is so awesome!

bev July 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM

Niki, I’d love to see New Orleans. I’m sure you’ll have a blast.

bev July 21, 2016 at 7:56 PM

Let’s liven it up.
In a blog I read when they interview someone they ask them to make up their own ocean’s eleven group from fictional characters.
So, if you had some great caper planned or wanted to rob a casino or break Amy out of prison who’d be on your team?

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 7:58 PM

Definitely Fiona Drazen. Sober, of course. She seems resourceful.

bev July 21, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Sober? I had to Google her.
C.D. Reiss?

I have to think on it. Top two would be Hermione Granger & Sherlock (of course).

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 8:10 PM

Yes. I loved her. She’s the kind of character you want to take you out in college and get you in all kinds of trouble. Then take the blame of course…

Tessa July 21, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Oh, Hermione for sure. She knows everything.
Acheron. That way, we have someone who can fight anything.
Torin St. James from the Rune series by Ednah Walters because he can make runes to make a teleporter anywhere.

bev July 21, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Mercy & Bran.

Grey July 21, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Finished Pennies… so now I have a new FLT…

“To be fair, it’s really not my fault this time.” Undecided by Julianna Keyes (I had this one in my TBR, old cover, lucky me LOL!) and decided, wth, I’m gonna roll with it.

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Grey… how was Pennies?

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:45 PM

Niki!!!!! SO MANY AWESOME authors!!! When is it?

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Full moon week, bev… I think this one made us crash.

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:50 PM

P.S. R. Renee just got her Echo and so did I… so we are in ECHO-crazy mode. ;)


P.P.S. I think Amy is in her med-school mode…

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Omg obsessed. “Alexa, play Lifehouse.” LOVE!!! “Alexa, play The Doors.” “Alexa, read RUSH.” Squee!!

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 9:58 PM

Alexa, play Lana Del Rey


OMG!!!! YAY ME!!!!

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 10:02 PM

It’s like having a jukebox and not needing quarters!!!

Jan July 21, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Bev, I’ll play. Yeah, Mercy and Bran. I’d also like Sameth (from Lirael by Garth Nix) cos of his skill in making incredible arcane magical objects. Kind of like MacGyver only magical LOL. Oh, and the Disreputable Dog (from same book) cos he’s awesome. I know he’s a dog, but he’s made of magic ….. Best dog character ever :-)

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Since I have the 7-Up can one of y’all ask Alexa to get the Bicardi?

ruff ruff day

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 10:47 PM

Yeah I asked her to bring me tequila and she flipped me off.

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Omg Fabi my husband just said, “that girl’s OG.”

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM

What’s OG?

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Original gangster lol

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 11:04 PM

That didn’t help.since I don’t know what an original gangster is. Is he talking about Alexa?

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 11:07 PM

He’s talking about you, but I don’t know what that is either lol. He’s cooler than me. I’d take it as a compliment though!

Fabi July 21, 2016 at 11:09 PM

Come on, come sit with me. That table over there is only for the cool kids.

Cheryl July 21, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Wow what a first line Amy.

“His face twists, resembling an old string of holiday lights most would have given up untangling years ago.” Up in the Treehouse by K.K. Allen. Just finished this. It started off great, stalled somewhat in the middle-I think I just got tired of the h’s lack of a backbone and found myself skimming it although it did get better by the end. Probably a 3.5* for me. Think I’m going to read Anything But Minor. Want something lighthearted.

Going away for a long weekend and the lake house doesn’t have wifi-so have a great weekend everyone!!!

Lisa July 21, 2016 at 11:44 PM

I dont get how Alexa works and what its all about?? I am such a technophobe. (Its a bloody miricle I ever stumbled upon all of you).

Do ya need WiFi?

Does she stack the diswasher and close the frige door….cos apparently Im the only one in this house who CAN do these things.

Maryse July 21, 2016 at 11:44 PM

I was wondering what OG was, too!! LOL!!!!!!

Yeah, okay wanna hear my story?

So we had Alexa play us Adele (then I wanted to try something else so I say Alexa, stop – and she does), then Barry Manilow (don’t ask- it was part of the learning season – and I ALEXA STOPPED quick on that one…) and then Lana Del Rey (but my sister found it a bit of a downer and wanted bad-ass music – so… Alexa, stop – and she does. End of Lana Del Rey).

My sister says let’s have her play Nicki Minaj.

So she does…


And she starts a song that’s totally not appropriate at 10pm outside on my lanai with my neighbors that can hear… and so I say Alexa, stop (<— THIS ALWAYS WORKS – at least so far)

But Alexa does NOT stop. Nope.

She continues to play.

I say Alexa – volume 4

Nope… Alexa keeps playing bad-ass Nicki at fuller volume.

I say Alexa, stop again… Nope.

SO I said to my sister… I think Alexa is telling us “FU, Nikki is playing, sit down and shut it!”

hahahahah!!! Nikki was playing and ALEXA was NOT going to interrupt. Tee hee!!! I had to touch a button on her for her to listen to me.

Now we know… Alexa turns into a bratty teen when Nicki’s on.

Lisa July 21, 2016 at 11:45 PM

I’m googling it…..I do know how to do that!!! :)

R. Renee July 21, 2016 at 11:48 PM

Lol I noticed that too. Alexa is a bitch. If she likes a song, good luck lol. Dishes? Hadn’t thought of that. Asking now…

Lisa July 22, 2016 at 12:04 AM

Shes obviously closely related to Siri and Mr Autocorrect….those two mess with my life.

Niki July 22, 2016 at 12:43 AM

My sister has an Echo as well but I’m not sure if Alexa has been sassy to her;)

Bev, since I am in Fever Series happy mode I will obviously choose Mac and Barrons because they can kick some petunia!!!

Maryse, the book launch is January 13th-16th in New Orleans!!! I have never been there but am super excited!! Plus getting to meet Karen!!Squee!!!!

Jan July 22, 2016 at 1:50 AM

LOL Maryse. Alexa, bring me a hot chocolate and a blueberry muffin……

It’s winter here, and raining :(

Lisa July 22, 2016 at 4:41 AM

Same Jan….and really windy, hail etc. This winter has been brutal and feels endless.
Bring on spring!!

Fabi July 22, 2016 at 7:16 AM

hahaha Maryse, that’s hilarious. Don’t mess with Alexa’s Nicki.

MichelleS July 22, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Hey ya’ll. I’ve been out at a conference, what have I missed? Any fabulous 5 star must reads? Probably not…. anyhoo…

Okay, Bev, I’ll play along. My Ocean’s 11 team has to have: Rhage (so he can go all Beast on us when we need him to), Rammel Hawking (so he can shmooze the ladies when we need that), Nix (because she is awesome), we will need a leader, so I’ll go with Bran on that one, and I think we need someone like Evan Arden and maybe Butch and “V” to get crap done that needs to be done. LOL. Since most of mine are PNR guys, I guess those must be the characters that stick with me.

Young July 22, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Just finished a book and couldn’t wait to tell you guys how much I enjoyed it!! It is a historical romance ‘Royal Seduction’ by Jennifer Blake. It is a fairly long book (over 550 pages) but I wasn’t bored not even a bit through out the whole book. Anyone who likes a historical romance, please try it

Grey July 22, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Bev, how many people do we each get to bring in? And is this based on sexual characteristics… Or true skill… #askingforafriend *whistles*

Grey July 22, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Pennies was good. 4.25 stars. A cliffy, which I knew going into it. Elder Prest… he seems bad, but he doesn’t seem as awful as some of our favorite baddies, not yet anyway?!?! IDK, I’m sure there are worse things to come from him in future books. It was a dark read, some twisted -ish going on, but not as spelled out as some of her other work. Definitely intrigued as to where she’s going with the series.

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Oooh. My team needs a shmooze type. Archeron fulfills the seer role too for me, but hmm. Any suggestions for a sweet talker?

Oh, it’s agood thing FLT wasn’t with Torn. That would have been spoilers. The first two paragraphs are reminders of how the last one ended.

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Dark but not as much detail. I will read it! (Obviously. I did but it :D )

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Erm, that was responding to Grey. Though detail is fun. I’m probably on a list already due to the Indebted series. Is it worse than that?

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Okay good to know… thank you Grey!

Hitched isn’t keeping me all that enraptured… I dunno. It’s a similar story as most of the genre, and there’s nothing about the writing or dialogue that has me devouring it. *sigh*

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 10:30 AM

PLUS! It’s both POV’s right from the start so there’s no mystery or angst, or wondering what the other is thinking.

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 10:31 AM

YAY!!! Thank you Young! I’m adding it to today’s list.

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Nothing for me yet, MichelleS. I’ve started and stopped so many in the last 2 weeks.

Anna Penwick July 22, 2016 at 10:51 AM

Maryse I have a couple of books for today’s list.
The Pepper Jones collection by Ali Dean is currently free on Amazon. I haven’t read it but it’s on the what to read after Paper Princess list. The collection is books 1-3 there are two more books not in the collection.

Sparrow by L.J. Shen is also free on Amazon. I haven’t read this yet either but I remember it being mentioned here.

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Lisa how are you liking it?

MichelleS July 22, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Tessa – Rammel Hawking is the ultimate sweet talker. Have you read the Knights of the Black Swan Series? Not a better sweet talker out there. Major charmer.

I started reading one from my TBR that I have been meaning to get to. It’s Kele Moon’s Battered Hearts. Maryse gave it 4.5 stars once upon a time. It’s not clicking with me yet. Keeping everything mysterious and then jumping right into bed? Hmmm….. not so sure about this….

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Thank you Anna! I’ve read the first Pepper book, but not the others. Yeah!

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 11:21 AM

I have the first book but haven’t read out yet. I’ll move it up in my TBR.

Maryse July 22, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Thank you Anna!!! I just one-clicked The Pepper Jones collection. YAY ME!! :D

Grey July 22, 2016 at 12:35 PM

I wasn’t thrilled with Hitched either Maryse…

Tessa, Pennies is no where near Indebted level of dark…at least not for me… It was bad, don’t get me wrong, but… Not that graphically bad. Know what I mean?

Anna Penwick July 22, 2016 at 12:49 PM

You’re welcome. It’s rare I come across a bargain or a freebie that hasn’t already been mentioned. :)

Amy July 22, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Break Amy out of prison?? Hey! LOL!!

And I am cracking up over you guys playing with your new Echos.

“Alexa, get me a martini.” :P

Amy July 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM

And my first line from yesterday…I know, guys. I know. :?

Tessa July 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Grey. I know exactly what you mean. The Indebted graphic… OMG. Second Debt is still the most horrific for me.

R. Renee July 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM

OMG Amy. I had so much fun!! And yes, I tried that. I don’t think it worked, but today I sure feel like it did…

Now I’m trying to get her to read a Word document. Apparently, not so much! Maryse mentioned she has great inflection so I thought that would be a much better proofreader than Natural Reader, but nope :-(

Lisa July 22, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Ermmmm. Hitched. Not really ticking boxes for me much either. Hrmmmm. Im onto book two, they’re basically novellas, super short. But oddly there seems to be droning boring detail. Plus the dual POV sucks in this book (works in some). IDK. Maybe I’m just getting worn out and cynical about this genre.
I wish book 3 was out now because I can guarantee I won’t remember this story by August and won’t end up finishing this trio.

Jan July 22, 2016 at 10:54 PM

I tried Anything But Minor cos I love a good sports romance, but by the time I got to 45%, meh, I’d had enough. The banter between the characters didn’t convince and I just didn’t care enough to keep going. Too much other better stuff out there to read instead. And…. another one bites the dust. My dnf pile grows ever larger :/ I got sucked in (again…) by the rave reviews. When will I ever learn?

Having said that, I know some of you will love ABM, and that’s your perfect right! We can’t all love the same books. This one just didn’t do it for me, but that’s not to say it won’t for you. And there’re waaaay too many negatives in that last sentence LOL. Does it even make sense?

OK. I’m stopping now.

Teri W July 27, 2016 at 11:41 PM

I just finished Wolfsong and I couldn’t go without posting something about it. What a brilliant book! I loved Klune’s BOTK series but This surpassed even that. It’s been a long time since a book wrenched such emotion out of me. I was pretty much crying from page one. Not because it was sad but because it was so spectacularly beautifully written. Sigh……

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 7:27 AM

Hugs Teri. I feel like we’re becoming a bit of a cult following. Those who’ve read Wolfsong…and those who’ve yet to join.

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