Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 16th 2015

by Maryse on June 16, 2015 · 181 comments

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<— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!! Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian IS NOW LIVE ON AMAZON! :D

A few new super-sales that I couldn’t resist adding to this list! Today’s add-ons:

  • Hardcore: Complete Series by Staci Hart <— The whole series bundled at a mega-bargain! “Stealing is nothing, lying inevitable, byproducts of survival. A way for Cory to provide for herself and for her younger sister, Jill, give her the life Cory couldn’t have…” and then she meets Van…
  • Relinquish by M.N Forgy <— JUST RELEASED & she’s an escort! “To your father, I’m the escort. To your mother, I’m the whore. To the legal system, I’m the prostitute. In the end, I’m just the other woman.
  • Killer by Clarissa Wild <— This one is at a rock bottom price, and book #2 was just released (below) and OMG THAT ONE’s blurb TOTALLY has me… in that one, he’s a stalker… but in this one? “I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed…”
  • Scanguards Vampires: The First Generation (Books 1 – 9) by Tina Folsom <— OMG THIS VAMPIRE series was so popular back in my paranormal days, and now the entire series has been bundled for a bargain price for 2 days only!!! (P.S. Here’s my review of the first book in the series, Samson’s Lovely Mortal)


OMG I feel SO much better today than I did yesterday… *gasp* I tried “moving” around yesterday and being productive but my under-the-weather-ness and sheer exhaustion sent me to my bed for an ENTIRE afternoon/evening… and night. By early afternoon, I was out. I just couldn’t. So I piled my laptop, gear, iPad, and a ton of pillows and propped myself up and “blogged” (BTW: don’t forget to check out these surprise Sunday AND Monday awesome book releases). And I read in bed for hours. You know what? It was SO fun!!! I even made a video of what I’m reading (a brand new rock-star book called “Beat), in my pjs and everything. Tee hee!!

I’ll post my review & silly-video soon. This rock star love-triangle book is tickling my fancy big time (I’m halfway through it), and giving me the old sweet-sexy “Kellan” feel. The writing, the storyline, the angsty romance turmoil (so far nothing as exhausting and heartbreaking as exciting as Thoughtless *yet*) but DARN good. And we’re not really dealing with the heartbreak of choosing between a sweet-sexy “Denny-type” in this one. The “other” in this one? A bad-boy famous rock star, that seems to really be into her. And others, too. confused And it feels real… the story progression, slow burn and everything! Flynn is Fantastic. I’m totally “in like Flynn”. Tee hee! And Lisa & Heather agree:

Lisa: I just finished Beat this morning!!! Lovedddd it!!!! Flynn hot hot hot!!! I think you do have to read Throb first. You get to know his character. Beat grabbed you right from the beginning!! Lucky is one Lucky girl!! As usual so sad when the story ends!! Heavy sigh!!!

Heather: Finished it about an hour ago!! Loved it!!! Flynn may be my new bf!

So… I shall return to my book as soon as I’m done this list. :D  Let’s see what we’ve got to play in, today… shall we?

Oh!! Some of my own extra-jolty-blurb ones that caught my eye… like:

The Blood & Roses Series Box Set (SHERRY!!!! AND!! Z FANS!!! “Seth” is frequently compared to him. Another tortured “Z” and I’ve been eyeing this series for awhile now… so MANY here love it like crazy, and now it’s bundled for a rock bottom price!! I one clicked it!), or BLUE (she’s beautiful & popular and about to be destroyed… and she’s saved by him. He’s 90% scarred), and maybe even TWO PRINCES (new biker series and she’s out to write an academic report about how primitive MC’s are, and falls for a biker). I can’t resist Stalker (Eeeeep!!! dark read sounds crazy… an actress put him in jail and now he’s out and coming for her!!), and also this dark sounding one, The Wrong Man (a one night stand turns into a twisted plot and she’s in trouble), and this one sounds a little dark, too: The Ground Rules (two married couples and the new couple proposes something to the main happily married couple. Yikes!! Sounds tumultuous!). Plus, I highlighted a bunch more below. :D Oh!! And this one that’s been recommended throughout the last year or so: Darker Water (Nancy & Kandace LOVE it, so it’s gone on my MAIN TBR list. I MUST read it, it sounds so awesome!)

P.S. JUST TWO MORE SLEEPS!!! —-> Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James

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

AUDIOBOOK RELEASES PLUS check out the free audible trial + 2 free ebooks 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. Jacked: Trent Brothers, Book 1 by Tina Reber <— SEXY COP IN UNIFORM ALERT!
  2. Country by Danielle Steel <— SHE MEETS A COUNTRY SINGER SUPERSTAR!
  3. The Santangelos: A Novel by Jackie Collins
  4. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James <— Okay not yet… but in TWO SLEEPS!!!! *happy wiggle*



  • The Blood & Roses Series Box Set by Callie Hart <— THIS SERIES IS SUPPOSEDLY AWE.SOME! And it’s just been released as a bundle for a ROCK-BOTTOM price!!! YES MINE ONE CLICKED NOW! Tracy says: “I am in the throes I of reading the Blood and Roses series by Callie Hart and I can’t believe how much I love Zeth! He may even be up there with Zsadist for me.” <—- eek OH. EM. GEE!!!!!!!!!! And Rebecka agrees:

I love this seriesl!!! Another tortured “Z”
Best Line Ever!!!!

You think I’m right out of a horror film, don’t you?”

“Well this is hardly a fairy tale, is it?”

“It could be. If you let it.”

“Oh yeah? And who are you supposed to be? My Prince Charming?”

He snorts at that. “No, silly girl. I’m the big bad wolf.
― Callie Hart, Deviant

eek MINE!!!!!!!!

  • The Offer by Karina Halle <— recent release (her latest) and still at a rock bottom price for only a day or two more!!! And it’s got a ton of reviews already and all 5 & 4 stars!
  • Reality (The Arie Chronicles Book 1) by Dani Hart <— SUPER-BARGAIN priced today! “…her mother was killed under mysterious circumstances, plunging Arie’s life into dark and hopeless times where her lifelong friend, River, was her only beacon of light. After years of numbness, a beautiful stranger, Ashe, entered her world and took her soul to places it had never been, across realities trapped within the worlds of fairy tales…
  • Dangerous Kiss: A Novel (Lucky Santangelo Book 5) by Jackie Collins <— Stephanie found us these super deals!! She says: “Books #5, #6, #8 and #9 are all on sale for a limited time! These Mafia-esque novels generally run between! It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family. It introduces you to Gino Santangelo, the street kid who makes it all the way to the top as the mob boss. And then brings you Lucky—his sensual, stunningly beautiful, and passionate daughter; a woman who dares to win her father’s empire for herself; a woman unafraid of taking chances!
  • Drop Dead Beautiful (Lucky Santangelo Book 6) by Jackie Collins
  • Goddess of Vengeance (Lucky Santangelo Book 8) by Jackie Collins
  • Confessions of a Wild Child (Lucky Santangelo Book 9)
  • Darker Water (Once and Forever Book 1) by Lauren Stewart <— Nancy LOVES it and so does Kandace! Nancy says: “I’m not going to tell you how much I liked The Vixen & the Vet again (Oh! I’m sorry I guess I just did) & her new book: Never Let You Go. I was in the mood for something similar & Oh My Goodness did I find it: DARKER WATER (Once and Forever) by Lauren Stewart. It is a standalone contemporary romance inspired by the Frog Prince. It caught my interest from page 1 & would have read in 1 day, but at 86% could not keep my eyes open, so finished 1st thing in the morning. I ran through all the emotions while reading from laughing & smiling to sad with tears running down my face & I got angry, too. One minute it was funny, sexy & then drama plus angsty. The dialogue was so good, too. I’m a new fan of Lauren Stewart.”



  1. Absolute Surrender (Fallen Guardians 1) by Georgia Lyn Hunter
  2. Mocker of Ravens (SPECTR Series 2 Book 1) by Jordan L. Hawk
  3. My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me) by Bailey Bradford
  4. Magical Weddings: 15 Enchanting Romances
  5. Duncan’s Descent: A Demon’s Desire (Ethereal Foes) by Marie Harte
  6. Changing Her Tune: Shifter U (ROAR Book 8) by Brandy Walker
  7. Blood Vengeance (Deathless Night Series #2) by L.E. Wilson
  8. Soul Scorched: Part 2 (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  9. Pure Blooded (Jessica McClain) by Amanda Carlson
  10. Royalty (Duvall Inc. Book 2) by Price, Stella and Audra and Stella Price
  11. Twisted Destiny: Paranormal Erotic Romance by K.D Banks
  12. Mortal Death (The Vamp Saga Book 1) by Elle Chardou
  13. Swamp Magic (Swamp Magic Series Book 1) by Bobbi Romans



  1. Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— SHE HAS SERIOUS ISSUES ALERT!Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.
  2. Drive It Deep: A Desert Dogs Novella (Desert Dogs Novella, A) by Cara McKenna <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!
  3. Arrow’s Hell (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book 2) by Chantal Fernando <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!! “…the members of the MC are off-limits. When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again. When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me. And that my brother doesn’t kill him…
  4. Heart & Soul (Lost & Found Book 3) by Nicole Williams
  5. Yours All Along (Loving on the Edge Novella, A) by Roni Loren
  6. Beneath These Chains (Beneath Series Book 3) by Meghan March <— DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE ALERT! (and it may say #3 but it’s as standalone). “I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.”
  7. For The Win (Gaming The System Book 4) by by Brenna Aubrey
  8. Burned – Forbidden Series – Book Four by Melody Anne
  9. Zack (Blue-Collar Billionaires #4) by M. Malone <— SHE LOVES HER BOYFRIEND’S BROTHER ALERT! “They all think she’s in love with her high school boyfriend. Instead she dreams of his brother, tattooed, Mohawked mechanic Zachary Marshall.”
  10. A Curvy Girl for the Cadet: A Perfect Fit Novella by Sugar Jamison
  11. A WILDer Kind Of Love–A WILD Boys Novel (The WILD Boys of Special Forces Book 7) by Angel Payne
  12. Back from Hell (Marine for You Book 2) by Marissa Dobson
  13. High Heat (Hard Hitters Novel, A) by Linda Morris
  14. Beautifully Brutal (Southern Boy Mafia Book 1) by Nicole Edwards <— MAFIA BAD BOY ALERT!! If you think you know him… You’re wrong. If you think you know his family… Wrong again. If you think you know his story… You don’t.
  15. Kola (An Essien Trilogy Spinoff Book 1) by Kiru Taye
  16. Opening Up (Ink & Chrome Book 1) by Lauren Dane
  17. BLUE by HJ Bellus <— BEAUTY & THE BEAST ALERT? BEAUTIFUL & POPULAR UNTIL SOMETHING DESTROYS HER… <— “Cheer is her number one priority, considering a full-ride scholarship landed her at a prestigious university, and she intends to take advantage of it. A true beauty inside and out, Blue’s heart has always pumped competitive blood. Until one night changes her forever…the beauty is gone, and all she has left are nasty, ugly memories. The man who saved her has a story of his own, with ninety percent of his body scarred.” <—- OH!!!!! I wanna read it! And Christine says: “I was lucky enough to be able to get an ARC of this one and I have to say it was my favorite read of the year!” and Kellie agrees! “It was fab! :)
  18. Along the Broken Road (The Roads to River Rock Book 1) by Heather Burch
  19. Carry Me Home (Paradise, Idaho) by Rosalind James
  20. Harder than Words (Montgomery Ink Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  21. TWO PRINCES: The Biker and The Billionaire (Sons of Sanctuary MC Book 1) by Victoria Danann <— OH BIKER BOOK/STORY SOUNDS INTRIGUING ALERT! “The last thing she had in mind was falling for one of the members of the club. Especially since she was a feminist academic out to prove that motorcycle clubs are organized according to the same structure as primitive tribal society…”
  22. Rescued by a Bridesmaid (The Bridesmaids Series Book 3) by Melinda Curtis
  23. Every Which Way by Sasha White, Cathryn Fox, Annabel Joseph, Myla Jackson, Candace Blevins
  24. Loving Dallas: A Neon Dreams Novel by Caisey Quinn <— HE BROKE HER HEART TO BECOME A COUNTRY ROCK STAR! “Dallas Lark was the first boy I ever loved and the one who’d shattered my heart into pieces.  But I’ve moved on. Working in promotions at Midnight Bay Bourbon, I’m too busy to sit around moping over my ex. But when my company decides to sponsor his tour, I’ll have to face him whether I’m ready to or not…”
  25. Finding Bliss by BJ Harvey <— Awwwww!! Sexy perfection just realized he wants a relationship.Watching my best friend and my old friend-with-benefits blissfully walk down the aisle has just reiterated the fact that I’m thirty and perpetually single. I thought I’d found the woman I wanted to spend my life with, you have to open your eyes to realize that it’s never gonna happen.
  26. The Girl Next Door (Bend or Break) by Amy Jo Cousins
  27. Stalker (Limited Signed Edition) by Clarissa Wild <— YIKES!!! DARK READ ALERT! She’s an actress and he’s coming for her. “No prison can keep me from seeking revenge. Especially when it comes to her. She, the woman who put me in jail. I swore that I’d come for her, to claim what belongs to me: Her life.”
  28. Transcending Nirvana (The Dark Evoke Series Book 3) by V.L. Brock <— SOUNDS AMAZING and crazy but it’s the 3rd and final book in the series, so ya gotta read the first 2, first.
  29. What if I Fly? by Jayne Conway
  30. Country: A Novel by Danielle Steel <— DANIELLE STEEL QUEEN OF ROMANCE/FAMOUS COUNTRY SUPERSTAR ALERT! Oh this DOES sound good! Her husband dies and… “Despite her children’s grief, and her own conflicting emotions and loneliness, Stephanie tries to move on, but struggles to find herself as an independent individual after years of giving up her life for everyone else. A spur-of-the-moment road trip and fork in the road lead her to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and a chance meeting—and her whole life changes forever. She meets country music megastar Chase Taylor, who opens his whole world to her…
  31. Limited Time Offer (Brew Crew) by Kelly Jamieson
  32. The Arrangement (The Russian Guns Book 1) by Bethany-Kris
  33. Whisper Beach: A Novel by Shelley Noble <— PREGNANT & HE DOESN’T KNOW ALERT!! She got pregnant as a teen and fled. Now she comes back to her old town years later…
  34. Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides Book 4) by Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock
  35. Bound for Salvation: (The Bound Trilogy Book 2) by Kendra Leigh
  36. Let it be Me by Barbara Speak <— TWO WALKS OF LIFE ALERT!! “Arianna knew that her life would never be the same when she got out of the car in middle-of-nowhere Montana. Canyon Michaels is the keeper of his own dark secrets. Plagued by his family name, he’s forced to prove the town wrong and make it on his own…”
  37. Know Your Heart: A New Zealand Enemies to Lovers Romance (Far North Series Book 2) by Tracey Alvarez
  38. Destined (An Embracing Series Book 3) by Delisa Lynn
  39. Secrets Uncovered (Women in Hollywood) by by Shelia M. Goss
  40. The Final Offer by Brenda A. White
  41. Spa: A Novel of Love in the Caribbean by Olivia De Grove
  42. Love in Light and Shadow: A Snow Valley Romance by Lucy McConnell
  43. What Happens Abroad (Adventures Abroad) by Jen McConnel
  44. What Happens in Berlin (Adventures Abroad) by Jen McConnel
  45. What Happens in London (Adventures Abroad) by Jen McConnel
  46. What Happens in Paris (Adventures Abroad) by Jen McConnel
  47. The Wrong Man: A Novel of Suspense by Kate White <— WHOA SOUNDS CRAZY ALERT!!While on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. When she literally bumps into a charming stranger at her hotel, she decides to make good on her promise and act on her attraction. But back in New York, when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready to pick up where they left off in the Keys, she doesn’t recognize the man standing on the other side of the door. Was this a cruel joke or part of something truly sinister? Kit soon realizes that she’s been thrown into a treacherous plot…
  48. Fixed in Blood: A Justice Novel by T. E. Woods
  49. The Bargain by Christine S. Feldman
  50. Big Bad Wolfe by Elle Doolittle
  51. Manhattan Lullaby: A Novel of Love in New York by Olivia De Grove
  52. Dirty Thoughts: A Mechanics of Love Novel by Megan Erickson <— GRUMPY-SEXY MECHANIC ALERT!Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan–his biggest mistake–walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.
  53. Bittersweet by Jennifer Labelle
  54. Accidentally in Love (Friends First) by Laura Drewry
  55. Play Me: The Complete Story: Play Me Wild, Play Me Hot, Play Me Hard, Play Me Real, Play Me Right (Sebastian Caine) by Tracy Wolff
  56. Witness to Passion (Entangled Ignite) (Guarding Her Body) by Naima Simone
  57. I Will Catch You by Kate Squires
  58. Do Not Disturb (Salon Games Novel, A) by Stephanie Julian
  59. The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen <— WHOA! SOUNDS TUMULTUOUS! TWO married couples and… indecent proposal-ish? “…until a mysterious, peculiar man and his beautiful wife enter our lives. Weston and Bridget Hanson are no ordinary couple—they’re stunning, enigmatic, and sexy as hell. During the course of one unexpected evening, my ordinary world is turned upside down. How could it not be when Weston and Bridget propose the unthinkable? And when the unthinkable is so very tempting, giving in becomes inevitable.”
  60. Sinful Rewards 12: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella by Cynthia Sax
  61. Destroy Me (Destroy Series Book 2) by K.D. Carrillo
  62. His Temporary Wife (Texas-Heart and Soul Series Book 2) by Leslie P. Garcia
  63. Falling Fast: A Falling Fast Novel by Tina Wainscott <— TRAGIC ACCIDENT destroyed his life… “Raleigh West works in an auto shop day and night, trying to put his broken past out of mind. It’s been seven years since the fiery crash that landed his teenage sweetheart in the hospital . . . and him in jail.
  64. Cherished Beginnings (The Beach Bachelors Series, Book 5) by Pamela Browning
  65. Locked, Loaded, & Lying (Entangled Select Suspense) by Sarah Andre
  66. Love You Madly (Entangled Select Suspense) by Ashlee Mallory <— EX-NAVY SEAL AND THE POPULAR GIRL THAT HE HATED IN HIGH SCHOOL!! “Back in high school, queen bee Meredith made Travis Brennan’s life miserable. Since then, he’s gone from class geek to a hardened, former SEAL, specializing in private security. As much as he wants to help Meredith’s step-daughter, he can’t help but clash with the gorgeous woman who once made his life hell…




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Sherry D :) June 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM

OMG, that is a ton of great books!!
I one~clicked Blood and Roses :)
I want to experience another Z <3

Thanks for the great recommendations!!

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 1:18 PM

YAY!!!! Sherry let’s buddy read it!!!! I am DYING to read it. I need another “Z” in my life.

Laura June 16, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Oh new z!! Hmmm is it a paranormal? Maryse your not feeling well? You ok? That’s dedication making this list while your not well go you!
I just finished pound of flesh I actually really enjoyed it, it was a bit twisty too.
Now should I buddy read with u guys or start blue or pierced before Amy kills me!

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 1:28 PM

LOL!!! The peanuts… we gotta watch ‘em. I still have a few more from the peanut list to read but the potential new “Z” is calling me too hard.

Also I don’t think it’s paranormal. Just more… “tortured bad-ass”. ;)

Laura June 16, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Yeah I just read into it there it’s got great ratings but I’m really liking the look of blue but I think I should read pierced 1st oh the decision!!

bev June 16, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Whoa! That is some virus. Tessa got Amy and Amy got you.
Feel better! Lots of rest, fluids, vit c.

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 1:53 PM

Thank you bev!!!

Yah I made fun of everyone Lysol’ing them all, and it didn’t even work!


And I’m still in my cookie monster pjs. That’s how I roll. ;)

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Someone needs to pass the snuffly stuffed manatee. I bet he’s looking pretty tepid right now. LOL!

Lee June 16, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Holy Shizzz Guacamoly.

What to read???

Blue sounds FAB!!!

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Blue DOES!!!!

Amy June 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM

The Ground Rules…now THAT is all kinds of messedupedness just waitin’ to happen. Perfect!! :D

Aw man, we got ya sick Maryse! Here you go… *hands stuffed manatee to Maryse* He’s all clean and I even fluffy-brushed the little guy. And here’s some echinacea tea with honey and, um, a little something extra in it *cough* jackdaniels *cough*. ;)

*tucks blankie around Maryse* Oh wait… *sets tray down with aspirin ;) and chicken noodle soup* Now you’re all set!

Tessa June 16, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Like Z? Huh. I only read the first two and asm re-aquaintying myself with one now. (one simple paragraph, and scenes are popping into my head!). I re!me!bet a year later one scene in book 2. I just don’t get Z feel yet, but maybe reading the boxed set Weill help.

Laura June 16, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Oh feck it I will go with pierced just for you Amy since you where all flemmy and stuff *puts on rubber welding glove and pats Amy’s head*

Amy June 16, 2015 at 2:32 PM

*shoves Laura’s gloved hand out of the way and squeezy hugs her* YAY!! You’ll love it Laura! :D

Oh yeah, and I’m REALLY enjoying Beat. In fact that title is perfect ’cause I feel like that’s what just happened to me…when your trainer tells you that you’re going to have to “dig deep” for this next circuit, you know it’s gonna be bad. I actually freaking *whimpered* near the end. Whimpered! I have cussed, groaned, yelled and told my trainer to f&%k off (true story) before during sessions, but never have I whimpered. Not my proudest moment. :?

Laura June 16, 2015 at 2:40 PM

OMG I have the plague now!!!! I don’t have anything in my bag to combat that! Oh I have paracetomal and 3,581 miles between me and America so I should be fine

Laura June 16, 2015 at 2:41 PM

I totally googled that mileage btw

Tessa June 16, 2015 at 2:46 PM

*hugs* Sorry for contributing to your illness Maryse. Hopefully Beat will make it better. Erm… I’d watch out for that manatee. It’s got Amy germs on it from last week.

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Oh Laura is next with the sick-ness. Even Lysol didn’t help. ;)

*snuggles manatee*


*spills Jack er…. “tea” all over Manny”

Maryse June 16, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Tessa… I think Jack disinfected anything left over. *snort* :P

Amy June 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM

That’s right! My little Manny is *completely* free of my germs now! Lysol and Jack took care of everything. :P

Oh no you didn’t Tessa…ya wanna go to war, Balahky? OMG, *tell* me you’ve seen that video!!

Cheryl June 16, 2015 at 4:28 PM

What to follow Beat with?? Blue and The Ground Rules sound good. The blurb from TGR made my stomach clench- definitely fell some major angst with that book!!

Lysol, alcohol and good handwashing *hands out hand sanitizer to everyone* ;)

Cheryl June 16, 2015 at 4:28 PM

feel not fell- damn autocorrect!!

Fabi June 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Awww Maryse, the bug caught you too. :-( Hope you feel better soon.

Tessa June 16, 2015 at 5:08 PM

*ducks* Never saw the video. Just went and googled it.

And I’ve got hand sanitizer. Plus an immune system now resistant… cause, um… I started it?

You know the problem with starting a book by re-reading the start? You end up busy all day and suddenly think, nope. Not in the mood! I’ve tons of books, and honestly, other than Word Play *which was just cute and silly* I’m too invested in Dark Debt to find something to read. I just know, no paranormal.

Michelle June 16, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Deals :D I do not even know where to start on today’s list…so many I want to read! Vacation starts Monday so I’m stocking up but will mostly read KU books for my free trial. Can’t decide if I want to keep it after this month?

Remember When by T Torrest is FREE
A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates is FREE
Incandescent by River Savage is FREE
Reckless by Skye Jordan is FREE
Threefold and Karter by Scott Hildreth are FREE
Broken by Skyla Madi is FREE
What the Lightning Sees by Louise Bay is FREE
Famous by Kahlen Aymes is FREE
Here by Ella James is FREE
Break in Two by MJ Summers is FREE
Impulse by EB Walters is FREE
Lichgates by SM Boyce is FREE
Born to Magic by David Wind is FREE
Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy is FREE
Alive by Sara Gauldin is FREE
Whispers and Wishes by Hollie Westring is FREE
French Roast by Ava Miles is FREE
A Slip in Time by Kathleen Kirkwood is FREE
Urban Climber by SV Hunter is FREE
Ruined by Sophia Stafford is FREE
The Last Queen by Wendy Wang is FREE
Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer is FREE
Twice Loved by Wendy Lindstrom is FREE
Justified Part 1 by Ali Parker is FREE
Invisible Magic by Mary Buckham is FREE
Not by Sight by Kay Lyons Stockham is FREE
‘Til Death by Bella Jewel is .99
Because of Him by Jessica Roe is .99
The Hart Family Series Box Set by Ella Fox is .99
Be My December by Rachel Brookes is .99
Smother by Lindy Zart is .99
Freeing by EK Blair is .99
Conjuring Darkness by Melanie James is .99
The Barter System by Shayne McClendon is .99
Marked & Fated by Rebecca Zanetti is 1.99
The Guardians by Mandy M Roth is .99
Sterling by Dannika Dark is .99
Blyss by JC Cliff is .99
Hard Rock Harlots Book 1 & 2 by Kendall Grey are .99
The Penton Vampire Legacy Books 1-3 by Susannah Sandlin are 1.99

Diane M June 16, 2015 at 6:58 PM

the Ground rules does look exciting, i’ve never read about swingers!!! But no reviews anywhere. Nothin!

Fabi June 16, 2015 at 6:59 PM

Michelle, there’s one on KU that I’ve had on my hot list for a while. It may be my next read. It’s called They Who Fell by Kevin Kneupper. The blurb is intriguing and the reviews are raves.

Michelle June 16, 2015 at 7:38 PM

I have it Fabi – must have been free before but yeah it caught my attention too! Post if you read and it turns out good. I’ve found some on KU digging around myself and from recs on here but not sure if it’s really worth it for me.

Amanda Dick June 16, 2015 at 7:40 PM

Hi Maryse, my third novel might interest you – it’s up for pre-order and releases on 14th July. I think it’d be right up your alley! If you check it out and like the look of it, I’d be over the moon :) It’s called The Trouble with Paper Planes and here’s the link –

I’m just getting over a viral thing that absolutely devastated me last week, so I’ll have a warm cup of sweet tea and hope everyone keeps their bugs to themselves from now on LOL!

Ashley June 16, 2015 at 8:17 PM

Thanks! I one clicked the Callie Hart series!
I’ve been on a M/M kick, and there are so many great new releases!
Melissa Collins has her pre-order up with a special price :) one clicked that too!

Fabi June 16, 2015 at 8:56 PM

re. KU. I used it the first 2-3 months it came out. But I don’t read fast enough to really get much out of it unless I limit myself to mostly KU books each month.

Fabi June 16, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Amanda, your book sounds pretty awesome. Is it PNR? I couldn’t quite tell from the blurb.

Tessa June 16, 2015 at 10:55 PM

Thank you Michelle! Oh, there is another Kindle Unlimited I adored, and in fact, this month the third series by her is available in KU. SJ West Cursed is the first of a trilogy. The author has four series, and they all are separate people’s story, but they are all the same world dealing with the same thing. YA PNR, and I seriously loved it. Some eventually grow to be NA instead of YA, because the characters grow. Just… good.

Amanda Dick June 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

Thanks Fabi :) As for PNR – I was deliberately vague in the blurb. I’ll let you make up your own mind – it’s one of those books. People will see what they want to see :)

Michele F June 17, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Blood & Roses series… Wish I would have waited! So not true. I read every book as soon as it was released. Could not wait for the next book to be published!!!!! I received an email from Callie (Yes, I stalk her too) she will be releasing another book about Zeth and Sloane soon! Happy Dance… Sigh!

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM

*shiver* everything about The Trouble with Paper Planes, from the title to the beautiful cover to the intriguing blurb, is delicious. I’m looking forward to it.

Ashley, I just saw your post above. Please share any good M/M books you run across. I’ve read a few and loved them but I don’t really know how to find other good ones.

Sadie Munroe June 17, 2015 at 11:58 AM

For anyone looking for a more slow-burn NA with a former bad-boy trying to make good, my novel All It Takes is up for preorder on Amazon:

It’ll be releasing on June 30th.

Amy June 17, 2015 at 12:49 PM

For GoT ladies…this is hilarious! Fair warning, there are some spoilers if you haven’t seen the finale. I *just* started watching it and have A LOT to catch up on, but now I see what all the hype is about!! :D

Oh, and if you are a WD and GoT fan, #11 on that list had me laughing so hard I was crying…like, makeup ruined and everything!

Tessa June 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM

ROFL 11 was awesome. Nine was true. So true. And number four! That hurt me more than the ending! Number one though… That’s true love!

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

What is GoT? I never know what y’all are talking about. What numbers?

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Game of Thrones…never mind. Got it. Another shoe I don’t watch I guess.

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM

“Show” lol I don’t make a habit of watching “shoes”

Tessa June 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Shoe watching does sound rather odd. *grins* Maybe scoping for new things to buy? GoT is by far my favorite show on right now. I only watch so many shows to start with, yeah, but GoT has me riveted every year. If you can, Fabi, watch it. It’s fantasy delight!

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

I’ll see if its on Netflix to sneak a peak at.

bev June 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Except when they change it, like Sansa’s story.

Cheryl June 17, 2015 at 2:39 PM

I don’t watch GoT but I did laugh reading the list!! Now Orphan Black on the other hand I am obsessed with!! ;)

Tessa June 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Yeah. The Sansa part sucked. Seriously sucked.

Amy June 17, 2015 at 2:49 PM


LOL!!! I’m a dork and I really don’t care ’cause that meme is funny!!

Amanda Dick June 17, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Thanks Fabi – I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone! My editor and I are putting the finishing touches on it over the next week. It’s such a unique story – my beta readers all loved it and said they’d never read another story like it, which is great news for me as I strive to be different! I hope you enjoy it, when you read it :) And yes – I’m in love with the cover, too – my cover designer is a genius! She read an early version of the story and came up with the concept from there. I’m very lucky to have her on my team :)

Cheryl June 17, 2015 at 4:57 PM

I’m reading Blue and at 25% and so far good but no angst, yet. I want to read The Ground Rules, but chickened out after reading Never Let You Go and Beat. I felt needed something less angsty/stomach clenching. It was a toss up between Blue and Curveball but decided to go with Blue since not a series. :)

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM

I’m in a total book rut. I have like half a dozen started but unfinished. I thought I’d read Throb and Beat next since so many of you liked those. But then I saw that the Blood and Roses series was packaged all in one for 99 cents. I couldn’t resist that. I just hope its complete and I’m not setting myself up for a cliffhanger. Can anyone confirm?

Maryse June 17, 2015 at 8:09 PM

I just heard she’s gonna release another in the Blood & Roses… not sure if it’s just “extra” or if it’s cliffhanger relief? Anyone else?

Maryse June 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Oh every single book you just mentioned Cheryl sound perfect! Curveball’s blurb blows my mind!!

Shannon June 17, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Is it only in the US that the Scargaurds Vampire First Generation 1-9 is on for $2.99?

Jennifer June 17, 2015 at 9:43 PM

Fabi, maryse did a great post about M/M stories : Share
Most Highly Recommended M/M Romance Reads
by MARYSE on NOVEMBER 18, 2013 · 103 COMMENTS

In the comments are additional great recommendations

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 9:51 PM

Thank you for the reminder Jennifer. I’ve read a few off that list but had forgotten to go back to it for more RECs. Thanks again!

Fabi June 17, 2015 at 11:05 PM

Hmmm, apparently I’ve read the first book in the Blood & Roses series. I didn’t check the titles before I bought the series. It’s been a while, so maybe a reread is in order…

Where is everybody? It’s not Thursday yet. *grin*

Amy June 18, 2015 at 12:10 AM

Oh Fabi, I’m in that same rut with ya. I started the first Signal Bend book but just wasn’t feelin’ it, and I was REALLY enjoying Beat but then I just lost interest. The thing is, both of those books are good! Probably sounds weird to say a book is good and then say I couldn’t finish it, but that’s how I know it’s just ME with the stupid funk issue and not the books themselves. I’ve NO idea what to start right now. :?

Ugh, and Grey comes out tomorrow…no way am I starting it being in this kind of mood ’cause Christian deserves better than that! :P

*sigh* Okay, I’m too lazy to scroll all the way up there and look for it…who is Curveball by?

Fabi June 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM

It doesn’t sound weird to me at all Amy. That’s exactly how I feel. I have several good books started but for some crazy reason I seem to drift away from them. *buh humbug* I don’t even know what I’m looking for in my next read. Just something great. :-)

I was going to pass on Grey, but then I heard that a good narrator is doing the audio version, so I may go ahead and get that. Hey, what’s better than Grey’s POV spoken by a male narrator? Sexy times. lol But I only listen in my car so that doesn’t solve my reading dilemma.

bev June 18, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Fabi & Amy right there with you two. Have not really got past a couple pages of any book, and it’s not the book.
I think, for me schedule change and busy and extra. Just one of those times. That frog prince book though has caught my attention.
So, years ago started 50 & never finished and honestly do not really remember much about it. I do think it gets jumped on a lot. I really don’t really want to add to that…..but I saw some quotes posted from Grey and I have to say they look funny in a not suppose to be funny way. Especially one to do with tea.

Fabi June 18, 2015 at 9:51 AM

Bev, it took me years and years before I gave in and read read 50 Shades. In fact, I didn’t read it until after I’d joined Maryse’s blog and heard many here raving about it. It’s a good thing the entire series was out when I read it because the only thing I liked about the first book was the ending. It propelled me to the 2nd and subsequent books which IMO were much better.

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 10:37 AM

You guys should try The Ground Rules!! I put down signal bend for it (I’m into it but probably not gonna continue the series) and it was SO good! Finished at 2am, could not put it down or sleep. It totally felt like Indescent Proposal (remember with Robert Redford?!) Gah! So good, I haven’t stayed up all night to read since last year lol

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Lol Amy to lazy to scroll! I here ya, I am not doing Grey but I did love the trilogy

Tessa June 18, 2015 at 10:57 AM

I’ll be honest. Ground Rules just isn’t for me. I looked but swingers… nope. I blame Rosemary Rogers for ruining that one. *shudders*

Thursday first line. In the spirit of first line Thursday… mine is stupid.
Five fourty-seven A.M.
Fallen by Callie Hart, Blood and Roses 4

Yep, finally can read again, after skimming book one and two (read them before). Three was INSANE.

Fabi June 18, 2015 at 11:04 AM

I also started Blood & Roses. I’ve read Deviant before so I’m not sure if I’ll need to reread the whole thing again or just skim like Tessa.

“When I say I’m a ghost, I’m not being literal.”
Deviant by Callie Hart

Jean June 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Heys girls! Been MIA after a long 4-day weekend! Missed you guys and my email is not nearly as exciting without all your comments coming through!! So many good looking books and I’m feeling overwhelmed by it all!!

Still reading the Fallen Crest series!

First line Thursday!! “I woke to a hand sliding under my top and cupping my breast. Mason!”. Fallen Crest Public, book #3!

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Yeah, Tessa, it’s 100% unapologetic swinging and both couples have kids AND it’s gonna be a trilogy FYI (cliffhanger wasn’t bad, felt complete)

Amy June 18, 2015 at 12:20 PM

MASON COPPING A FEEL!!!! :D I’m picturing Mason in the morning…little bit of scruff on his face, gravelly voice, shirtless body all warm from sleep, sleepy eyes, and of course no morning breath ’cause he’s Mason. :P *sigh* I miss that guy…maybe I should just get over my stupid anxiety and start Fallen Fourth Down. Has anyone heard when the next FCH book is supposed to be out?

Jean, don’t ya just love Mason and Logan? But especially Mason, of course. ;) I think I even had a girl crush on Sam!

Amy June 18, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Diane, that’s good to know about Ground Rules! How’s the angst level in it? Once again, my moral book compass just went *pblttt*!!!

First line!!

“Emery sat stock still on the cold cement bench a hundred yards away from the service, her face brittle and dry in the winter chill.” ~ Razorblade Kisses by R.L. Griffin

Jean June 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Amy, I do love them both and I really want Logan to find love again!

Jean June 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM

How’s Razorblade Kisses??

Tessa June 18, 2015 at 1:12 PM

*grins* I totally see Mason as you describe Amy. Just pure sexy. Diane M. I figured as much. Thank you for confirming it, though.

Amy, I’ve read Fallen Fourth Down. I’ll say it’s my least favorite, but you should definitely read it. At the end, Logan had a line that clenched my heart big time. I just wanted to hug him. No date for five yet. *sighs*

Jean June 18, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Tessa, does Logan ever find someone?

Tessa June 18, 2015 at 1:56 PM

He’s going to get his own book! So hopefully that’s a yes?

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 1:59 PM

It was high angst for me Amy, had a bit of an Arsen feel but the husband is the tattoo covered bad boy

Niki June 18, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Just finished King and I loved it!!! The heroine was really awesome and definitely made me love the book even more!! Does have a cliffhanger though…

Amy June 18, 2015 at 4:31 PM

Jean, too soon to say about Razorblade Kisses. I’m only 10% in so… *shrug* But any book which recommends whiskey as a good thing while reading it is a book for me! Except I’ll replace the whiskey with vodka. ;)

Amy June 18, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Sounds perfect, Diane! :D

Cheryl June 18, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Diane, WHAT!!?? A trilogy and a cliffhanger!!! Good to know that and now I’ll be putting it on my tbr list until it is complete.

Cheryl June 18, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Amy, Curveball is a 2 book series by Teresa Michael’s. At least I’m pretty sure it’s just 2 books. ;)

Cheryl June 18, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Reading Blue now. So far it has not been a lot of angst; some sadness, and a slow-burn relationship with the a$$hole H (for a good reason) and a strong, athlete, h. (ok she’s a cheerleader, but she trains hard) ;)

“Blue, you have mail.” BLUE by HJ BELLUS.

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 6:13 PM

I KNOOOW Cheryl, I had NO idea, there were no reviews when I started. But, I was that into it when I found out, I totally didn’t care & I usually do

Amy- keep that book moral compass loose to keep your real one on track (;

Amy June 18, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Okay, the stepdad in Razorblade kisses? Yeah, he’s knocked Richie from E&P out of the running for a$$hat of the year. I wanna cut off his junk and stick all the parts on the face of a scarecrow. Grrrrrr…

Thanks Cheryl! Click. Of course. ;)

Amy June 18, 2015 at 6:18 PM

THAT was awesome Diane!!!! *hands martini to Diane* Cheers!!

Maryse June 18, 2015 at 6:26 PM

*swoops in and swipes that martini*

Whoops!! Sorry Diane. *snort* :P

Fabi June 18, 2015 at 6:28 PM

the Martini bandit strikes again. Hahaha

Amy June 18, 2015 at 6:34 PM

*looks at empty hand* MARYYYYYYYSE!!!!

*side whispers to Diane* She’s not sorry! See how she is a-smirkin’ over there while she’s a-sippin’ on the martini? *points to Maryse*

Oh well…I love any excuse to make more martinis!! :D

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 7:34 PM

LOL!! it’s fine, Amy, she can have it, i’m too tired to drink after staying up all night reading and i have a massive book hangover already so……

Diane M June 18, 2015 at 7:49 PM

And thank you Amy! i great at justifying questionable behavior

Amy June 18, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Are ya sure, Diane? *holds out martini* I make a killer drink… *wiggles glass*

*peeks around for Maryse*

Quick, take it! I know she’s around here somewhere!!

Michelle June 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Quick few freebies I see today…

Mister Black by PT Michelle
Fearsome by SA Wolfe
All Your Reasons by Nina Levine
A Fighter’s Desire by LP Dover
A Night of Secrets by Lori Brighton
Our Kind of Love by Shane Morgan
Twisted Scars by Sophia Hampton
Survivor’s Remorse by Kathryn Thomas
A Night of Seduction by Lauren Blakely
Until Only the Bone Remains by Lisa Marie Keck

Tessa June 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Woot. Thank you Michelle! Have fun on your vacation.

bev June 18, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Book Funk. Book Rut. My reading mojo is broke.
*points at Amy*
She did it.
(Not really Amy, I just like to blame others.)
I made a list. A list of 14 books I meant to read or started to read or are due back.
I am off now to scale that mountain. You will not hear from me until I have conquered it. And gotten my mojo back.
This could take awhile. Wish me luck.

Fabi June 18, 2015 at 10:26 PM

14 books! ah…good luck Bev, that’s a mighty mountain
*slinks back to comfy couch*

Cheryl June 18, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Finished Blue. Overall, I really liked it up until about 90%. I just didn’t like the events leading up to the ending. Tuck’s reaction to the contents of the envelope and his 180 of protecting Blue especially after she had just confessed about what she was keeping from him. How Blue’s friends, especially Sophie then treated her. Blue’s appearance at the end. Confused about how much time really elapsed from the “envelope” till the end, weeks/months?? I did enjoy the epilogue.

Cheryl June 18, 2015 at 10:54 PM

Just started Curveball. It would seem the title has more meaning than baseball… ;)

Tessa June 18, 2015 at 11:20 PM

Oooh, that last part changing things usually sucks. Still, 90% good and I know going in… maybe!

Still Thursday here. 9:18P So, first line

The Sound of the Sea
Twisted by Callie Hart

Is it me or do these have first lines that get progressively worse as the story continues?

Amy June 19, 2015 at 1:29 AM

Bev! Blaming me for something that’s not my fault??

Shame! Shame! Shame! *rings bell at Bev* <——– I'm just gonna be all kinds of embarrassed if no one gets that…

LOL Tessa!! You always get stuck with those first lines! :P

Laura June 19, 2015 at 2:29 AM

So I finished pierced Amy you didn’t tell me it was a series!!! Now I will have to read the other ones!!! I don’t know if I’m in the mood for it right now though don’t know what I’m in the mood for :( have you read where one goes yeah Amy? After hours? *gets peanuts ready*

Maryse June 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Questionable behavior. Tee hee!!!! #Sorrynotsorry.

LOL!!! :P

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 9:51 AM

You gotta be careful with that shame bell. Remember the look on Cersei’s face when she got to the castle? Yeah… Bev might get that look if you start!

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Maryse, never be sorry for stealing martinis unless their mine! Martinis are meant to be stolen!

Amy June 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Oh no! That is NOT what I want…

*hides bell behind back* Hugs, Bev?

Laura, I thought you knew it was a series! At least the series is complete, and book 3 has some SEXY TIME!!! Sounds like you’re in a book funk like some of us have been…that’s been going around here like that nasty bug was. :?

Amy June 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

“#Sorrynotsorry” <—- SEE???

I love Diane's way of thinking though… ;)

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 11:30 AM

I need help. I need a recommendation that’s going to knock my socks off. The kind of book that can’t be put down. The kind you walk around with your ereader in your hand and call in sick to work over.

The problem has reached epic proportions. I have 6 books started plus 2 betas. I have 8 in my “read next” category and 14 in my “must read” category, but I’m afraid of starting anything else.

Please ladies, give me your all time favorite read of forever. Hopefully I haven’t read it yet and it will knock me out of this yucky fog I’m in.

Diane M June 19, 2015 at 11:38 AM

You are HYSTERICAL Amy!! You guys are too much fun, what a great community

Diane M June 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Fabi for me it’s Jojo Moyes, especially Last letter from your lover. Only book I’ve ever re-read

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Thanks Diane. I downloaded a sample. It sounds pretty serious. Nothing like what I usually read. Awesome rec. Thanks.

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Favorite book ever? Gah! Random top picks are easier. You’ve seen my goodreads list, and it’s not even near all I’ve read! A list not including any unfinished series (except the first, cause I’m insane about that series!).

FCH by Tijan
Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux
Up in the Air series by RK Lilley
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Remember Me by Christopher Pike (Seriously, years later, it stood the test of time)
Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout
Night series by Catherine Coulter
The Rocker that Holds Me by Terri Anne Browning

A good start?

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Wow Tessa. And these are all “can’t put down books”? Awesome. Ive a couple and even have one in my tbr. Maybe I’ll finally start it. Lots to add though. Thanks!

Jean June 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM

It’s hard to list favs, but here’s my short list.

Real Katy Evans
The Summer Remains Seth King
Sea of Tranquility Millay
Making Faces Amy Harmon
Rocker Series Terri Anne Browning
Tear Asunder Series Nashoda Rose
Promise Me Darkness/Promise Me Light Paige Weaver
Fisher’s Light/Worth the Trip Tara Sivec
The Year We Feel Down Sarina Brown
Jake Undone Penelope Ward
Wallbanger Alice Clayton
Ruin Series Rachel Van Dyken
Wrecked and Ruined series Aly Martinez
Sheltered Charlotte Stein
Becoming Calder/Finding Eden Mia Sheridan
Fighter Erotic Romance series Scott Hildreth

I could go on and on and on….

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 1:21 PM

Thank you Jean. I haven’t read almost any of those.

Jean June 19, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Good luck…. Hate book ruts! I have so many books screaming my name right now, but trying to finish the third book of Fallen Crest series!

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I was thinking about starting FCH. I have the first book. ButvIbwas afraid to start it. hahaha

Maryse June 19, 2015 at 1:38 PM

I love these lists… maybe I should post YOUR favorites lists. Like dedicate a post to the “favorites list” for each of our crew. We all have similar tastes, BUT some of our fellow readers might lean more towards let’s say… MichelleS and bev’s historical romance tastes, or me and Amy’s “destructively angsty” tastes… etc etc.

I like this idea!! :D

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Sweeeeet idea. I would challenge myself to read the top five of everyone’s list.

Maryse June 19, 2015 at 1:47 PM

I’m making my new TBR list too, bev. I gotta get organized…

Jean June 19, 2015 at 1:48 PM

I would love to see everyone’s lists! I didn’t really do it in any kind of order, just what came to mind.

Fabi, FCH has taken a lot of my time in the last week and a half…..felt like I needed to complete it though once I started. FABI, Sea of Tranquility!!!!!!! Unforgettable, unputdownable, and still remember the last line!!!!

Maryse June 19, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Great!!! Keep ‘em coming then… I’ll dedicate one post to each of your favorites lists, and post ‘em once or twice a week. Get a nice recommendations category from all of us. I’d LOVE that!

Everyone already knows what my favorites are… :P

MichelleS June 19, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Fabi – I think everyone knows by now that my favorite of all time is the Tairen Soul Series. I know you read book one – but you haven’t experienced the beauty, the magic, the pain, the twists and turns until you have read all 5. You could pick up where you left off?

I also loved Golden Dynasty like crazy. Did you read the others in that series? They are great too. Also by K. Ashley: I loved Fairytale Come Alive. Did you ever read that one?

Did you ever read Finding Home by L. Baker? Maryse recommended it when I was in a slump and needed a single good read (no series). It was fantastic.

Amy June 19, 2015 at 2:36 PM

“Destructively angsty” <——– HECK YEAH!!!!

I love that idea of everyone's favorites lists! Oh man, am I gonna have fun putting mine together… *rubs hands together*

Jean June 19, 2015 at 2:38 PM

I need to include the Reed Brothers series by Tammy Falkner, Up in the Air Series and Tristan and Danika series (without a doubt) by R.K.Lilley!!!!

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 2:58 PM

*busily taking notes for RECs* This is fun guys. :-)

MichelleS I’ve read all of those except Fairytale Come Alive. It’s the first time I’ve noticed you mention it. I’ve read all your RECs, though you’re right that I need to continue the series.

I started FCH, with a little trepidation because I don’t want another I squirrel away from. But so far its great!

Maryse, I think I’ve read your top five also but you should list them again so I can make sure. I live my new little challenge. ;-)

Jean I’ve heard SoT mentioned several times. I’ll have to check it out. I never have before because of the title, but I will now.

Jean June 19, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Don’t let the title sway you Fabi, and I know Maryse agrees with me on this one!!

Oh and I want to add the Surviving Raine and Evan Arden series by Shay Savage. OK I think I’m done for now!

Jean June 19, 2015 at 3:03 PM

MichelleS , I haven’t heard anything about Fairytale Come Alive either….. I loved Golden Dynasty also!

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Thanks Jean. Those last two I’ve read and loved. I mean…LOVED

Diane M June 19, 2015 at 4:40 PM

i forgot about the Lonely and Lost Boy by Tara Brown!! The only other book i’ve re-read lol, LOVE those books, super dark but an all time favorite tortured hero

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Ooohhh that one sounds wicked Diane. I love gritty books. The more tortured the character, the better.

I’m at 23% of FCH and its not at all what I expected. Its a whole lot deeper and darker. I’m loving it. And still reading it, yeah me. Or rather, yeah you guys since its the first of all the RECs I’m going to read. :-)

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 6:18 PM

*gasps and peeks over to watch, eyes wide*

*whispers to Amy* She’s reading it!

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

38% and its soooo good. I have no idea where its going or who the good guys are or if everyone is crazy, but its gooood.

Amy June 19, 2015 at 6:59 PM

*grabs Tessa’s arm*


*whisper-shouts* And she’s LOVING it!!!!

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 7:11 PM

Lol yeah I’m definitely loving it

Diane M June 19, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Fabi!!! I’m gonna give it another go soon too, starting with book 1 this time lol (I made it to Chapter nine in Mason and I do remember being into it, have no idea why I stopped)

Fabi June 19, 2015 at 8:56 PM

I know what you mean Diane. I have no idea why I squirreled away from those other books I Was reading. They are all good. I just kept getting distracted by another one. Sometimes its just mood and nothing else really. I totally plan on going back and finishing them. But I’m really into FCH. It has a bit of a creepy factor for me. It’s not the typical YA I read. I haven’t even gotten to the part where I fall in love with Logan and Mason yet. I’m at the part where I think she’s crazy and I wish I had an Adam asking me out.

Amy June 19, 2015 at 9:43 PM

Diane, so you started to read Mason first? To me, I think reading about him from Sam’s POV in the FCH books is what made us all fall for him…reading his story in Mason was just an added bonus. ;)

And yep Fabi, it definitely has a grown-up YA feel to it!

Tessa June 19, 2015 at 10:27 PM

Also, Mason is a conglomeration of parts of the story, not the full story. I’d think it’d get confusing fast. :/

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:29 AM

@65% I am in book heaven. Sleep? Meh…it’s over rated.

Re: party at the lake – These are some seriously mature teenagers.

Diane M June 20, 2015 at 6:43 AM

Okay I’m officially sold, gonna start again as soon as I have reading time. That’s definitely it, I liked it and Mason seemed great but I wasn’t really following it, reloaded and starting w/ Ch 1. Thanks ladies!!

Tessa June 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Yeah! It should be less confusing than trying to read Mason first. Leave that one for after three. Hope you enjoy. Even if not, tell us. *grins*

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Woohoo Diane. :-) Heads up, the editing is atrocious. But the story is so captivating that you just keep reading.

Tessa? Amy? Is Sam really messed up? I mean, everyone is messed up, but Sam in particular?

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Oh and a side note for anyone who has hesitated reading FCH thinking its a YA novel. It is not. The characters are high school age, 17-18, but in no way is this a YA book. I read a lot of YA, and this isn’t one of them.

Tessa June 20, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Yeah, Sam’s messed up. More than just what you read happened messed her up. YA… yeah, only the author thinks it’s YA. Honestly, I never thought it was. Too much happens that’s normally not allowed in YA. Too dark!

Amy June 20, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Fabi, what do you mean by messed up? I always saw Sam as just dealing the best way she could with all of the circumstances thrown at her. Ugh, can’t stand her mom! And I agree…if the setting wasn’t in high school then I would think these characters were in college. Maybe that’s what makes the series so appealing. ;)

One thing I noticed was that the author’s writing seemed to develop more with the subsequent books…like the liquor scene in the kitchen with Mason, Logan, Sam and Sam’s mom? Yeah, that was a little outlandish to me but there weren’t any other scenes as over-the-top as that one in the other books.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:29 PM

Tessa, I think I’ve guessed at some of Sam’s past (at least a part of it).

It is seriously dark and all the characters are messed up.

I found many scenes over the top but it all fits in with the messed up lives and personalities these characters have.

It’s fascinating. I’m at the end and now I’m just sipping at the pages because I don’t want to leave this crazy world of theirs.

Amy June 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Hehe, I’m beginning to think that I’M the messed up one (shut it PG :P ) ’cause I think Sam is pretty even keeled…then again, when I think of “messed up” I think of the h’s from books like Marrow and Easy Virtue. ;)

Amy June 20, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Fabi…dive right into the next book and you won’t have to leave their crazy world! :D

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:35 PM

Ah, well, I haven’t read either of those. And when I say “messed up” with regards to Sam, I’m referring to a person who has more than they can deal with in life. Like kids who cut themselves or escape into drugs or whatever. Not that she does any of that, and not to give away spoilers, but if you’ve read it you probably know what I’m referring to.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Oh, I don’t know about going on. Didn’t you guys say it was an incomplete series? And, that the author has been mia with it? *shudder* I don’t want to get to an “almost” ending and get stuck at the edge of a cliff forever.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Oh and Shiite ladies….way to kick me out of my book funk. :-) . Hurray for RECs!

Amy June 20, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Aha, gotcha Fabi…and I completely agree with you about her having more than she can deal with so she deals with it the only way she knows how.

It *is* an incomplete series but I didn’t feel there was a CH or anything after the third book. I haven’t read the fourth as I am waiting for the fifth…but that may change soon ’cause I’m missing those characters. ;)

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM

I don’t think this is a spoiler question, but if you think it is just say so…

Do they get past the high school scene in subsequent books?

Amy June 20, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Not a spoiler question, at least not to me (and y’all know how u am about that!)…as of the third book it’s still in high school but with all of the adult-like situations it still doesn’t feel YA.

Oh, and you want to hear about a messed up character…Emery from Razorblade Kisses. Holy crap this book has me all tensed up!

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Lol Amy, that title alone has me all tensed up.

Tessa June 20, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Fourth one ends like the third. It ends, with even less of an ooooo than third. Fourth, Mason’s in college and fifth, all of them will be. Oh, and she’s not MIA, she’s writing it. It’s just until she knows when, she won’t say when it will be released. Last I heard, she’s hoping for before 2015 ends.

Her writing does get better with each book. I think any good writer gets better with each book, learning as they go along. *grins*

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

I liked how 1 ended. It wasn’t a cliffhanger. It seemed like the natural conclusion to the story. Do they all end like that? I mean, no cliffhangers right?

Tessa June 20, 2015 at 3:23 PM


Fabi June 20, 2015 at 3:56 PM

As much as I want to just keep going in the series, I also want to continue on my personal challenge of reading everyone’s favorite’s. I downloaded a sample of Diane’s Last Letter yesterday and I want to give it a shot because it’s outside of what I would normally read. I need to make a spreadsheet of everyone’s recs unless Maryse is going to create those blog posts, then I can just reference those.

Jean June 20, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Just finished FCH series this morning. I loved the third book!! And I loved how it ended! Soooo great! I loved Mason, but something about Logan…I don’t know ….I just really loved him!!!!

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Oh no oh no oh no, more temptation thrown my way. Can I resist? Grrr, I don’t know if I can.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 4:03 PM

BTW, at the end of the first book, I’m kind of partial to Logan too. Not to mention I don’t want to mess with Tessa’s book husband. I’m also still partial to Adam. Something worse has to happen because I have a soft spot for him right now.

Jean June 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM

Yes, keep reading Fabi! Glad to hear I’m not the only one with a soft spot for Logan!!!!

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 4:33 PM

If there is one character Is love to meet in person (after book 1 only), it would have to be Garrett. I think I swooned a little over him. At least I think that’s what that dizzzy, breathless feeling was. ;-)

Diane M June 20, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Yes Fabi! Do it and i’ll start FCH and catch up with you!!

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Ugh, I saw your post AFTER I bought FCH2. I think you’ll catch up anyways, ’cause apparently I read slow.

Diane M June 20, 2015 at 5:44 PM

ugh, i never finished Signal bend and i’d been looking forward to that for a while and i was into it but i squirreled big time and now i’m squirreling again lol. But Last Letter ain’t going anywhere, so you just started 2?

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Hey, you caught my squirrelies bug. lol

Yup, I literally just started 2.

Diane M June 20, 2015 at 5:56 PM

ok, i’ll start 1 asap! Just ended a crazy day (my daughter’s softball team won their championship, SO proud!!) so probably tomorrow. Happy reading! so happy you’re out of your funk.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 6:59 PM

A big congrats for your daughter! :-)

Maryse June 20, 2015 at 7:06 PM

I totally am gonna create the blogposts so keep your “ABSOLUTE FAVORITES” lists coming. I’ll put one up right now, in fact…

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 7:36 PM

That’s great Maryse. It’ll be easier to keep track of who recommended what this way. I reallyvwant to read everyone’s favorite book(s). Do you have a particular number of favorites you want listed? I know its difficult for many of us to pick a single one. Also, are these “all-time” favorites?

bev June 20, 2015 at 7:48 PM

I’m not sure I understand either. I’m horrible with favorites. If talking about all time favorites, well that’s only a few and majority classics. I love a lot of the books I read and have favorites or ones I think are fun to read but not one’s I hold up to Jane Eyre, you know.
Though Jane Eyre has a wonderful romance and angst. Or say to To Kill a Mockingbird. I loved Sweet Dreams but not the same way.
Ugh, does this sound horrible?

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Bev, that doesn’t sound weird to me at all. One of my favs is Pygmalion. Others were written 50+ years ago. It just depends on what Maryse wants on the list and how long it should be. We all have so many favorite reads that I know its hard to come up with a short list. We need parameters. hahaha

Amy June 20, 2015 at 8:07 PM

Holy moly my freaking legs…went on a hike today to a waterfall, and the waterfall was beautiful but the hike there worked my legs and a$$ over. Sometimes I forget that my body is not as young as I think it is. *snort* I’m not going ANYwhere tonight or tomorrow. Just going to rest and read! :D

I was thinking the same thing about the favorites list ladies…what I think I’m going to do is make a list of no more than ten books/series that may or may not be five-star reads for me but were books that had me reliving scenes over and over in my head or had me actually going back to re-read certain parts just to relive them, or they are books that I still think about in detail months or years later.

Supper and then getting to that list. Carne asada, spanish rice and black beans…oh yummy… :P

Amy June 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Oh, and I’m pretty crazy about Logan too. :D He is as protective of Sam as Mason is, and I LOVE him for that…and his sense of humor as well. ;)

I just saw that JEAN’S list is up!! *whooping*

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

So — umm — Amy, when are you inviting me over for dinner? (I can barely boil water without burning it). Your meals always sound delicious.

Maryse June 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Your turn Amy!!!! :D

Maryse June 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM

Bev… I’d say about ten would be a good number to stick to (but it can be more or less) – no strict #.

Also ANY genre. There can be children’s books, or autobiographies, or horror, or ANYTHING. Your absolute favorites.

bev June 20, 2015 at 8:17 PM

Seriously yummy, Amy.

Yeah, I’ll have to think on this or (over think).
I really do not rate my books. Only maybe to agree with someone’s or disagree for level I differ. Never gave it much thought. But I have books that I enjoy so much, and yes re read or remember the feeling they gave me. Would totally throw them out as recs. But then books I hold apart. For many reasons. Like I said I’m horrible picking favorites, lol.

Jean June 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Hey I need to add The opportunist series Tarryn Fisher and Madeline Sheehan’s Undeniable series!!! And Pulse and Collide Gail McHugh……I don’t know if I can stop.

Fabi June 20, 2015 at 8:28 PM

hahaha stopping is the biggest problem for most of us. I’m going to list my top 10 all time favorites. But I may have to revise and rerevise my list a few times before submitting it. Lol

Amy June 20, 2015 at 8:36 PM

*scoffs* Thanks Jean, you keep taking the ones I wanted to put on my list and are using them first on yours, so now I’ll just look like a copycat! Wait…maybe that’s a good thing ’cause it will help me narrow down my list!

And my list is coming, Maryse. ;) I’m narrowing it down while stuffin’ my face full of Mexican yumminess. I’m talking about FOOD, you dirty-minded ladies. :P

Seriously guys, carne asada is soooooo easy…just go to a local Mexican market and ask for carne asada with seasoning, throw it on the indoor or outdoor grill, wrap it up in corn or flour tortillas with some cheese and guacamole and that’s it! And I would SO have y’all over to cook for you in a heartbeat!!! :D

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