Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – July 8th 2014

by Maryse on July 8, 2014 · 27 comments

in Latest Book Releases

<— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE! New release to add to this list! I haven’t read this series yet, but I can’t deny the covers have me intrigued and this is book #4! Let me know if you’ve read these books so far —-> Fallen (Blood & Roses Book 4) by Callie Hart.

Hrmm… I wonder what I’m gonna read? ;) LOL!!! OBVIOUS! —>
So yes, I *squirreled* this one right to the top (even though I was reading something else in the meantime). But, you know…. in a way, it was pre-positioned in the #1 spot on my TBR list, even before it’s release. Anything Kristen Ashley is pretty much straight to the top of my reading list.

Soooo….. what are you guys reading next? Lots to choose from, and of course, our extensive TBR lists have a ton that are calling to us, too… don’t they. I’m posting my TBR list shortly… It’s… BIG, and I have to try and “re-order” it. eek

And here are just a few from the list that are making my one-clicker antsy. Like Call Series Boxset (The whole series bundled at a super-bargain price!! They were once into each other, she’s now an escort, and he’s now her client!! Actually I DID one-click that one!), Allure (all sorts of crazy – including one forbidden issue in this one), Trapped (he comes back to finally be a father to their child, after having left her), The Price to Love (surrogate mother living in their home, and *issues*… eeeeep!)

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! :D )

BARGAINS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).

  • Call Series Boxset by Emma Hart <— SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! —> Remember this one? The Call Series by Emma Hart. Yep!!!

“She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business.
Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris.
They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again.
Now he’s her client. ” <—- *eeeeeeep!!!* Sounds so good!!

  • Try (Temptation Series Book 1) by Ella Frank <— M/M romance that was all the rage with our fellow readers a few months ago! (and book #2 was just released below!!!) Bobbi says: “Oh man Try was so good …”
  • Slye Temp romantic suspense series Box Set – Books 1-3 by Dianna Love <— bundled!
  • Empty Net: The Assassins Series: The Assassins Series by Toni Aleo <— Plus a super-sale. Hockey star!
  • The Deadline (The Friessens: A New Beginning) by Lorhainne Eckhart <— book #2 in the series was just released (see it below – the story sounds kinda crazy!). This one sounds tumultuous, too! “Gabriel is sick, and a trip to the doctor confirms Laura and Andy’s worst nightmare: Without a lifesaving transplant, their son won’t survive. What Andy doesn’t count on, as he tracks down the young man who fathered Gabriel, as well as Laura’s estranged parents, is that a whole host of problems are about to be unleashed.”
  • Completely Wrecked by Shayne McClendon <— Jenna recommends this one for crying! ;) “Maryse, I just finished another really good tear-jerker – Completely Wrecked by Shayne McClendon.” AND!! She asks for more tear-jerker suggestions: “I would love to know what books your followers have read that made them ball their eyes out (the type of sobbing, ugly cry that comes from bittersweet heartbreak only a good romance novel can deliver). Share!
  • Pierced (Lucian & Lia Book 1) by Sydney Landon <— ESCORT!! “Lia Adams is a college student who has suffered through years of abuse at home to get to where she is today. She has done whatever was necessary to survive, including working as an escort for Date Night to pay for her education. Her life changes forever the day that Lucian Quinn’s friend convinces him to hire an escort for an important business dinner.
  • The Saint: The Original Sinners Book 5 by Tiffany Reisz <— not bargain priced, but just recently released and HIGHLY recommended by so many of our fellow readers (P.S. Here is the The Original Sinners Reading Order Guide):

Sadie: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz is my favorite book this year so far. If you guys haven’t read the Original Sinners series, or if you stopped after book 1, you must continue. It’s one of my favorite series and the Saint was 5+ stars for me.

Michelle: OMG!!! I didn’t even know book 5 was out. I LOVE Soren (who would have guessed? I absolutely hated him at first)…. thank you for posting this, I one-clicked it and will be reading like mad tonight!!! Yes, I agree, a fantastic series.

Sadie: I loved it so much Michelle! It’s technically a prequel…the first in a series called the white years. But I think it’s my favorite of anything she has written. It has a little bit of everything. It fills in so many blanks and adds to much to their story. Young Soren, Nora and Kingsley – OMG it’s a trip!

Carol: Oh yeaaah!!! LOVE doesn’t even starts to cover how i feel about it!!!

Tracie: The Original Sinners series is bar none one of the best series out there, and The Saint was just brilliant. I read it from start to finish in one sitting if I could give it 100 stars I would. The dialogue was just outstanding, Soren, King and Nora are some of the best characters ever written.

Lori: I loved the Saint, it was perfect, just perfect!! Young Soren *sigh and I was really falling for King… Cannot wait for his book!

  • Destined Series Box Set: Mirage, Inception, Awakening, Facade and Epiphany by Ashley Suzanne <— Stephanie found us this bundle.
  • Driven (The Driven Trilogy Book 1) by K. Bromberg <— on sale! Race card driver bad boy billionaire (and this series put so many of our fellow readers in a love fog!) – Thanks Cindy!!
  • On the Edge (The Knight Series Book 1) by Mari Brown <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! Stephanie found us this recent release! “Cole Knight is being groomed to take over the Knight family business. A lethal combination of sexy and dangerous, he has no interest in a relationship… until he meets Kat. Cole wants Kat, and will stop at nothing to have her and keep her, and make her part of the ‘family’.
  • The Madam: VIP Series 2 by M. Robinson <— and Stephanie found us this recent release, too, saying: “Described as an erotic, raw, gritty, disturbing story…★ The Madam: VIP, # 2 by M Robinson Note: Read VIP, #1 first.”
  • VIP by M. Robinson <— Here’s #1




  • One More Night (Seductive Nights) by Lauren Blakely
  • The Promise (The ‘Burg Series Book 5) by Kristen Ashley <— EEEEEEEP!!!! *happy dance*
  • Take (Temptation Series Book 2) by Ella Frank <— M/M Romance that continues the “Try” story… eek That COVER!!! *waggles eyebrows*
  • Tempting Tatum by Kaylee Ryan <— Gorgeous cover. Synopsis is similar to many in this genre, but sounds good…
  • Allure by Lacey Weatherford <— This one sounds all sorts of unconventional love and taboo… and it seems to have it all! 1.) he’s a tattoo artist, 2.) AND a stripper 3.) And he’s her older brother’s friend. 4.) he doesn’t seem to know she exists. 5.) He’s got a steady girlfriend. and 6.) She (the heroine) is only 17. GAH! “But what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…right?” Eeeeeeep!!! ;)
  • Hudson (Fixed Book 4) by Laurelin Paige <— I can’t read the blurb ’cause I haven’t read 1-3 yet, but I know a ton here love this series!
  • Reward of Three (Rule of Three) by Kelly Jamieson
  • The Sexiest Man Alive: Life and Love on the Lam (A Loveswept Contemporary Romance) by Juliet Rosetti <— OH I LIKE the sound of this one!! He’s a famous hockey player, “sexiest man alive”, and all women throw themselves at her man. So… “when Ben has the nerve to “forget” to call for a week, Mazie decides to call it off for good. But as she jumps back into the dating game, Mazie catches the attention of some real bad boys: The Skulls. When the motorcycle gang kidnaps Mazie in a case of mistaken identity, she suddenly sees Ben’s behavior in a whole new light. She’d do anything to wake up in Ben’s surprisingly tender arms one more time—so long as the Sexiest Man Alive doesn’t go and get himself killed trying to save her.
  • Trapped by Beverley Kendall <—- Ooooooh!!! She has a baby in her teens, her long-term boyfriend leaves her and then… “She may not have been planned, but I’ve never regretted having her. She is the center of my world. A world that’s turned upside down when my ex returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth. Letting him into my daughter’s life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn’t going to happen. Because the biggest mistake of my life has a name, and that name is Mitchell Aaron Kingsley. And he’s one mistake I don’t ever intend to make again.” That sounds like it’ll be tumultuous!
  • Unchain My Heart (Scorpio Stinger MC Book 2) by Jani Kay <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!
  • My Hunger (Inside Out Series) by Lisa Renee Jones
  • Wyatt’s War (Hearts & Heroes) by Myla Jackson
  • Star Light, Star Bright: A Loveswept Classic Romance (Sedikhan) by Iris Johansen
  • Extreme Measures by Elizabeth Naughton
  • Until We Fly (The Beautifully Broken Book 4) by Courtney Cole <— Ex-army ranger back in his hometown… “When Brand left, she was away at boarding school. But she’s back now. And she wants Brand, scars and all.”
  • The Dare (The Bet Series Book 3) by Rachel Van Dyken <— Popular series (Marcia says: “Dyken had me in hysterics! You MUST read!”). But I can’t read the blurb ’cause I need to read the first 2 first… Yep. I gotta read this!
  • UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron <— She’s a romance author doing some… research. ;)
  • The Love Trials 3 by J.S. Cooper
  • Pastor Needs a Boo by Michele Andrea Bowen
  • The Price to Love (The Friessens: A New Beginning Book 2) by Lorhainne Eckhart <—- Eeeeep? This one sounds tumultuous… “I knew my husband wanted a baby, but I couldn’t give him one. When Neil paid for a surrogate and moved her into our home, he told me not to worry, but I couldn’t help but notice that she recognized the strong, sexy alpha male inside him, and I suddenly felt as if I was on the outside looking in.
  • The Bad Boys of Summer Anthology by Emily Snow, Erin Noelle, J.S. Cooper, Michelle Lynn, Nevaeh Lee, Selena Laurence, Shanora Williams, T. Torrest <— Just released AND it’s seven Full-Length romances from NYT, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. PLUS!! All proceeds from the sale will go to a charity!
  • Find Me Maggie (The Misadventures of Maggie Mae) by Beth Yarnall
  • Boomerang (Part Three: Chapters 39 – The End): A Boomerang Novel by Noelle August
  • Let Love Live (The Love Series Book 5) by Melissa Collins <— New M/M romance! “Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona – tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals…”
  • The Sweet Spot: A Novel by Stephanie Evanovich <— “A sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple from amazing Stephanie Evanovich’s New York Times bestseller Big Girl Panties: hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda.”
  • The Naughty Nine: Where Danger and Passion Collide by Nina Bruhns, Taylor Lee, Julie Leto, Lorhainne Eckhart, Mary Leo, Patricia Mason, Dana Marton, Rita Herron, Karen Fenech, Jill Sanders <—ANTHOLOGY!!!
  • Perfectly Normal (The Beast Book 2) by Jaden Wilkes <— DARK READ ALERT!! (This is book #2)…




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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren July 8, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Jenna, Broken Wings by Erica Ashby is absolutely gut-wrenching. I’ve never cried like that during a book.

Amy July 8, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Allure has definitely been placed at the top of my TBR list, and it looks like I need to move up The ‘Burg series on my list as well! After her Fantasyland series, I’m hooked on her books.

I’m trying to get through Unattainable so I can start Unbeloved. I say “trying” because I’m not enjoying being in Tegen’s head. At all. I’m almost halfway through, so I am hoping it changes. But Cage? *drool* All I can picture is Charlie Hunnam’s Jax. :P

Grey July 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Add my name to the fangirls of Tiffany Reisz’s The Saint. Love her writing. Love the characters, even when “we’re not supposed to” love them. Original. Spicy. Whew, and the smut… killer! Definitely a 5 star! Cannot wait for the next installment in the series!

Michelle July 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Just devoured The Saint, by Tiffany Reisz, it’s number 5 in the Original Sinners series. Couldn’t put it down. It’s the story of Nora and Soren, and how it all began when she was just 15. I squirmed a lot. In a good way. Just reminded me how much I loved this series. Not for the faint of heart. And now…. The Promise, by Kristen Ashley…. ONWARD! (what a great week it’s turning out to be).

Tessa July 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Amy I thought I was the only one who thought that. I think the Tegan who left would’ve been awesome, but the girl in the book just wasn’t likeable to me. :\

I am in a funk reading wise. I recently finished The Game novels by Jessica Clark, which I loved, but now nothing sounds good. I hate when this happens. At least in a week I’ll have Book of Life, but I need something now!

Maryse July 8, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Oh yeah!! Tegan and I did not mesh much, either… I remember feeling that way, too.

Maryse July 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM


You asked me and Amy a makeup question (or cool product question a few days ago on another post). I can’t find it. GAH!!

Bring it back here so we can indulge. :D

Maryse July 8, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Oh! I think I remember. It was about mascara right? I wear Yves St. Laurent “Effets Faux Cils” and sometimes Dior “Show” in “Blackout”… although my last batch was flaky of that one…

I’m always in for which mascara is someone’s holy grail, so let me know. I love trying news ones out. Mascara is a MUST for me and my see-through lashes.

Amy July 8, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Oh good, it’s not just me having a hard time with Tegen!

As for ugly-cry books…Maryse, what was that book that a few of us read which made us cry, and you thought it was funny until it did the same thing to you? Something about Rain…

Ooooh, makeup talk! YSL EFC mascara is wonderful, and EFC Shocking in deep black is absolutely *perfect* with smokey eyes. Those two and Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara are staples for me! (Maryse got me hooked on the YSL mascara ;) )

Amy July 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

I got it! When It Rains by Lisa DeJong. I couldn’t breathe through my nose after that one.

Maryse July 8, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Big fatty mascara sounds like exactly what I want!!

Amy July 8, 2014 at 5:17 PM

You would love it, Maryse! No spider leg lashes. Aw man, now I want to make a Sephora run and do some shopping! I know, I’ll have a couple of summer martinis and then will have no choice but to stay home. It’s 5:00 somewhere, right?? ;)

Amy July 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Hell, I need the martinis just to finish with Tegen. :P

Lori July 8, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I didn’t like Tegen either….I wanted Cage to end up with someone else. I haven’t read the latest in that series, not sure I will…I just don’t really care about Dorothy, Jax and Hawk.

So excited to start The Promise…I’m scared I’ve hyped it up too much in my head, been waiting forever for this story.
I didn’t know Take was coming out today, but YAH! Loved the first book.

So many great books have come lately, I get stressed trying to pick what to read. (Total first world problem, poor me lol)

Cheryl July 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Maryse- yes my question was about mascara. Yeh- Sephora here I come; I’ll meet you there Amy!! Really needed a great mascara and can’t wait to try the one’s you both recommended. Thanks!! ;)

Allure sounds good and has great reviews, but second-guessing after reading Fabi’s comments. Also, the rec of KA’s Heaven and Hell on the KA post had me look at the blurb and it sounds really good especially when one of the reviewers said the H reminds her of Tate- loving that since I’m reading Sweet Dreams now and crushing on bad-a** Tate!! <3

Lauren July 8, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Books 1 & 1.5 of the Scorpio Stinger MC by Jani Kay (book 2 out today) is bundled @ $.99.

Maryse July 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM

LOL! It’s well past 5:00 now. Bring on an apple caramel martini! Yummmmmmmmmmy!

Lori July 9, 2014 at 9:53 AM

PERKOPOLIS is a 40% coupon code at, I used it to buy KA’s The Promise, and Hudson, among lots of others. It can be used multiple times, you just have to do one purchase at a time.

Amy July 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Mmmmm, apple caramel martini… *looks at clock* :P

Marit July 9, 2014 at 2:41 PM

OMG, Maryse! I’m reading King’s by Mimi Jean P. :D This book surprised me in a GOOD way. I think i’m dying of heat here. This book is soooo HOT and a total enigma :-) You’re going to love it!

Fabi July 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Marit, thanks for the heads up. It’s on my TBR list so I’m going to read it next. Finishing up The Traveler now.

Kristi July 9, 2014 at 8:06 PM

One clicked Pierced by Sydney Landon today and tore through it since I had the day off. Just a forewarning….ugh…cliffhanger…

IsDonIsGood July 10, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Read the Callie Hart Blood & Roses series! I am enjoying them immensely.
Fast paced, interesting and hot characters, serious bad boy alpha, unpredictable twists.
Some of the scenes have not left my mind – I really enjoy her writing. No skim reading at all. In fact I think re-reading is in order…

Cheryl July 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Finishing Sweet Dreams- LOVE Tate- he is the ultimate Alpha male. I really don’t know what to read next. All of KA’s series overwhelm me; too many which makes me tempted to not stick to the series reading order or one series and read the other two you recommended and the Heaven & Hell one. OR stick to my Alpha bad*** theme and read Surviving Raine…

Maryse & Amy- Got the YSL EFC mascara. While at Sephora, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara was rec’d by 3 workers -who said liked better than YSL. Got both since Too Faced was a reward. Also Buxom lip gloss in Mai Tai- yummy orangey summer color. Now off to compare my mascaras. ;)

Maryse July 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Buxom’s are my FAVORITE!!!!! Tingly beautiful delicious color-gloss that stays ON! And when it finally fades, it still looks good.

Amy July 10, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I *have* to try that one – even if only for the name. :P I’m anxious to see how it works for you, Cheryl. Oh! Urban Decay (yep, I’m obsessed with UD) has a new mascara coming out on 7/13 called Perversion, and in the description is says, “So intense you might need a safe word.” *snicker* Ooooh, my Book Dom is gonna be jeal-ous!

Okay, I’m starting Allure now. I need a break from the MC guys before beginning Unbeloved…Tegen freaking drained me. ;)

Jaden Wilkes July 14, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Thank you for sharing Perfectly Normal! Your support is definitely appreciated! I love your book lists, and to be included is an honour. :)

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