Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 17th 2014

by Maryse on June 17, 2014 · 40 comments

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<—- FIRST: ANOTHER BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! This (Against the Ropes) is one of my FAVORITE MMA FIGHTER books and it’s on sale today!!!! It’s usually kinda up there in price, but either way, it’s a must read, and at this price? A MUST-CLICK!!! Here’s my review (you’ll see, I LOVED it!!)

SECOND: —-> Bastian’s Storm: Surviving Raine Book 2 is LIVE!!! *squeeeee* (y’all know I’m a HUGE fan of this author, and LOVED Surviving Raine (<— my review), and I couldn’t wait for Bastian #2. YAY ME!!! YAY US!!! :D

Plus, lots of book-goodness below to choose from including two recs that came my way with the suggestions of a KA feel, and maybe another with a Travis feel? I’m so in the mood for KA-feels, so I actually backtracked on my TBR list last night to start Under Locke. And I’m TOTALLY feeling it. YES YES YES I can see how this is gonna give me that “bad-boy, unrequited love” feel. He’s so broody and no-nonsense and well… I’ll say it. A total alpha-jerk!! And I love the writing style already. I hope she draws out the chase nice and long. *rubs hands together with anticipatory glee*

Okay so what else has me squirreling? Sooooooo MANY brooding bad boys (and maybe even closer to “bad-guys”) below, both in the recs, AND in the new releases. So many that I’m a bit overwhelmed in which to choose first.

Actually, the bargains/reader recommendations really have me this week. Beautiful Losers (sounds like pure heartbreaking angst and sounds very unique – she’s in love with her gay best friend), Move the Sun (this is the other series that was suggested as KA-feeling, and I’m all for giving it a go!), Sweet Destruction (of course, ’cause someone said that the angst is CRAZY, and he’s her new BBF (over Travis, even). How can that be!!!?? I must find out. THERAPY (’cause my bff Sherry lost her mind while reading it – I have the texts to prove it, which made me *snort* at her pain). And then Brawler (’cause the brooding detective sounds so hot!)

Okay and in the newbies: Wingman (he’s unattainable, only wants one woman who’s as unattainable as he is, and the heroine is there to help him make the other jealous). Sounds like potential romance-agony! Scoring Wilder (teacher-student-ish and sounds HOT!)… Oh! And Better When He’s Bad (he just got out of prison, and he’s angry!!)… sigh. I could go on and on. Today’s list is exceptionally *squirrel-makey”. :P

Okay look below… plenty more have notes next to ‘em, ’cause there are some sweets and some sports-stars, famous guys, and military heroes too. *LOVE!!!*

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).

  • BEWARE by Shanora Williams <— “I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat—but when my life is at stake I know I no longer have a choice of the matter. He’s the only one that can protect me.
  • Against the Ropes (Redemption) by Sarah Castille <— FIGHTER ALERT!! I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! (my review)
  • Learning to Swim: A Novel by Sara J. Henry <— this one seems moving. She saves a young boy (and tried to uncover the mystery of why he was abandoned).
  • Beautiful Losers (Modern Erotic Classics) by Remittance Girl <— okay so not really bargain priced, but one of our fellow readers just recommended it (and this book was released 2 years ago!!). Janette says: “Add this one to books that made you cry: Beautiful Losers by Remittance Girl. Beautiful, gut-wrenching anguish. Let me know what you think if you read it.” Oh WOW I can see how angsty and tumultuous this one is bound to be: “Shira is deeply, achingly in love with her best friend, Jean. This is unfortunate, because he’s gay. But with one flippant invitation, Shira, Jean, and his boyfriend, Sebastian, begin their obsessive journey into the dark heart of sexual excess. When even their own edgy subculture refuses to accept them, Sebastian builds a new world with new rules to shelter the threesome. But the baggage they’ve brought with them can’t simply be left at the door and, when the real world breaches the carefully constructed walls, it does so with tragic consequences.
  • The Good Girl by Lily White and Dawn Robertson <— Grey loved it! “I just read Lily White’s The Good Girl, and it was very dark… loved it. …  Whoa. Just whoa. Very dark. One I couldn’t put down either. I was taking it to the bathroom with me, reading while I was cooking Father’s Day lunch, etc… you get the idea! A little disappointed at the end, because I felt like it wrapped too quickly, if that makes sense. The book had a nice even keel pace, and then I kind of felt cheated that it wrapped up so abruptly. Of course, that could just be me…sad that it was over! Anyway, great book.”
  • Move the Sun (Signal Bend Series Book 1) by Susan Fanetti <— BIKER SERIES ALERT and Sasha loves these (and says similar vibe to KA!!!!) She just gave me a jolt! She says: “Thanks to whoever recommended Susan Fanetti’s series. Isaac is my first ever biker book boyfriend!! Am already starting book 3. The books have a Kristen Ashley vibe but with better writing and darker plotlines (sorry KA, love you anyway).
  • Here for the Cake by Emily Poule <— Margie suggested this one for our “unrequited love” list!! “I can suggest one more that’s a fun read and has great characters with snappy dialog. It’s Here For the Cake by Emily Poule. A great first author book. Smart heroine is encouraged to attend destination wedding of her ex to break up the wedding. One of those books to keep and re-read.
  • Angel After Dark (After Dark Series, Book 1) by Kahlen Aymes <— Karen recommends it! “Have you read the After Dark series by Kahlen Aymes? Wonderful storyline, suspenseful and great characters. Alex and Angel are smoking hot together. I loved both books so far and cannot wait for the next.” – from the blurb… “Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!”
  • Sweet Destruction by Paige Weaver <— Meredith said angst & Travis in the same breath when referring to this one! JOLT!!! She says: “I am right at the end of Sweet Destruction. Maryse!!!! You must read. There is angst, angst, and more angst and it is SO good. I know in my heart of hearts you will 5 star it. Cole is my new favorite guy and I lOVE Travis ALOT.
  • THERAPY by Kathryn Perez <— I’m featuring this one soon in my Countdown to Book Bash Featured Authors posts, and you should see how crazy my friend Sherry went for it. Spazzing out. BIG TIME. And Nancy says it’s a must read. I believe ‘em. :)
  • Broken and Screwed (The BS Series Book 1) by Tijan <— Stephanie found us this deal! Aimee says: “Loved this series!! AND ALL the OTHER ONES TOO!!!” and Maria agrees: “Me too!! one of my favorites! ! I feel a re read coming on”
  • Broken and Screwed 2 (The BS Series) by Tijan <— here’s book #2!
  • Brawler (Detroit After Dark Book 2) by K.S. Adkins <— Stephanie says: “I read the first book, and it was really good!” What’s this one about? From the blurb, she’s a pharmaceutical scientist, bad people are too interested in what she “creates” and so she’s got a detective that helps protect her… “I’m still learning when it comes to him. He’s sweet when his mouth is closed, but there’s no way to prepare for when it opens. In time, his actions speak louder than his words, and though I vowed to never put my trust in another cop, he makes me want to take chances.
  • Lingus by Mariana Zapata <— PORN STAR ALERT!! Here’s another book from the author I’m currently reading, and Jennifer recommends it: “Maryse I just finished lingus by Mariana Zapada…great book you should try it…it has that slow burn feel with some great characters…the premise? Nice girl meets hot porn star at a porn convention!” Kandace says: “I liked this ine too. I laughed a lot.”






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Jeanie V. June 17, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Nuh uh Isaac is MINE! Lol!!! Susan Fanetti’s Signal Bend series is awesome! LOVED Behold The Stars – it’s my favorite of the series. :)

Lauren June 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Lots of 1-clicking for me today but I’ve gotta save some time for Bastian & Evan Arden this week. CANNOT WAIT!!!

K June 17, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Neanderthal Marries Human came out early– Penny Reid

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Oh I love books that make us fight over the guys!!! YAY that is promising, indeed!!! :D

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

OMG I’m DYING for more Bastian… the anticipation is killing me. AND AND!! He’s coming to Book Bash. *thud*

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Thank you K!! Lemme add it in right now. :D

K June 17, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Also – Mason by Tijan (it’s a prequel)

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I’m addin’ it too. *hug* to K for the help!! :D

Victoria June 17, 2014 at 1:16 PM

The Signal Bend series by Susan Fanetti is one of my favorite series of all time and should not be missed. It seems like all the writers that are part of the Freak Circle Press (Lina Andersson, Elayne DiSano, Torrie McLean, Susan Fanetti) are releasing AMAZING stories and all are among my favorite BIKER/MC reads (along with Under Locke! ). All are MUST READS for me and I totally recommend!

Jessica m June 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Hold on tight by Serena bell is out today too! Serious angst level and the writing is good!

Amy June 17, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Dangit. I was doing so well with sticking to my TBR list, and then I saw all of the above books. My last couple have been sweet and low angst, so I am ready for an angst smack-down! Sweet Destruction and Therapy just bulldozed to the top of my list – and I didn’t know about Mason’s prequel! Thanks, K!

Maryse, my Zoya Tickled and Bubbly collection just arrived yesterday. They. Are. Gorgeous!!! And so perfect for summer. Most of the cremes have a glittery “twin” to make them more fun. *squealing like a tween*

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Oooooooh pretty!!!!! Colors Rooney and Wendy are killing me with absolute LOVE. Harper. Kitridge. Rocha. Yah… I need!!!!!

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 2:12 PM

It’s funny. I’m so “neutral” on my face, and “pink or pinkish” on my nails. And neutral there too. BUT BUT!!

I’m playing with stuff this summer WAY more than I ever have and loving it. Colors on my face!! Who knew?!!

Linh June 17, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Love seeing Tijan’s name on the list (3x today). I am big fan of her work.

I am excited to read Sweet Destruction. Anytime someone says its Travis-like, I go for it.

oh…and Under Locke was so good.

Rebecka June 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

I just started Signal Bend and am about 1/4 through book 4. Remember Lilli has mad skills….so uh you guys go right ahead and fight over Isaac :) I’ll take Show or maybe Havoc or Len…..Oh hell all 3 will be good too. :D

Jessie June 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

I liked Broken and Screwed a lot. Im not sure if the next one was released or not…anyone know? The book reminded me a lot of Beautiful Disaster except Jesse wasnt nearly as awesome as Travis.

Jeanie V. June 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Rebeckah, I’ll have to agree, I loved Show too but yes, I’m fighting for Isaac. He’s mine mine mine lol!

Victoria – l have read & love all the books from the Freaknet circle. I love that they all have big burly biker heros! :) A Family Man & For Your Sake was soooo good. And I loved Perfect Collision – Bear & Violet cracked me up!!!

Hanneliane June 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Sidewinder book #2, “Cross & Crown” by Abigail Roux is out! It came out June 7th, actually. This is a spin off series from the “Cut & Run” series. M/M

Amy June 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Summer is *perfect* for playing with bright makeup/polish colors before we get into the Fall jewel tones. Oooooh, someone’s gonna look festive for Book Bash! ;) I have Rooney on my fingers and Binx on my toes – soooo pretty!

*giggle* All the excitement in the comments over those books – and the BBFs – is as fun as the list above! :D

Lauren June 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

WOW! 1-clicked Bella Jewel’s Wingman & read all afternoon till I finished. Soooooo good!! If you’ve read her Sinners MC books (major spank bank material) you’ll appreciate a few cameos in Wingman (Jackson, Cade, Spike, Addison….). Reign is my new BBF.

Lauren June 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Bastian’s Storm is LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy June 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM

From – A lingus is a pen*s that is very long and very skinny.

LOL!!!!! And here I thought today’s list wasn’t going to have anything to sate my dirty mind!!! :P

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 6:03 PM

LOL!!!! I saw “pens” earlier and I was all… oh it’s a pen.

*blink blink*

Er. Oh.


Amy June 17, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Oh, the disappointment!! *snicker* Was this what you saw?

Maryse June 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM

*eeep!* heheheheheheheh

Yeah… that was… this… it’s both! Quite the combo for my mind. ;) And yours!

Rebecka June 17, 2014 at 10:10 PM

HAD TO DO IT UH HUH YES I DID! Stopped Signal Bend to start Bastian!! OMG 50 % in and things are getting intense between Bastian and Evan. It’s gettin me all anxious n stuff.
S’all I’m sayin no spoilers :) ya gotta read it for yourself!!!

Amy June 17, 2014 at 10:36 PM

*hee hee* :P

Jillian June 18, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Just finished Better When He’s Bad (Welcome to the Point) by Jay Crownover and it was really good. I loved Bax……..but looking forward to some Bastian now!

Victoria June 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Jeanie- have you read For Her Honor yet? I wasn’t sure about Taz’s story but it was another SCORE! If you haven’t read it, I totally recommend. I don’t think the author is writing more in that series which is such a shame, I’m a big fan. For Signal Bend, I can’t get Havoc off my mind! Loved him as much as Isaac!

Rebecka June 18, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Finished Bastian last night! Loved it. There were a few points that I was like these don’t seem like my brooding bad boys, but I got it…you will too :)

Tessa June 18, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Finished Mason and darn if I’m not rereading the Fallen Crest series again. Prepping myself for Fallen Fourth Down, I guess.

(Yeah, I love the series that much.)

Daniella June 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Wingman was great. I loved Tia so feisty, unfiltered and hilarious.

Amy June 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Tessa, I’m a little apprehensive about reading the fourth FC book after what was hinted at the end of book 3. *cringe* Maybe I’ll just pretend book 3 is the last one and leave it at that. ‘Cause I’m a dork like that. ;)

Tessa June 18, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Amy, I’ll read it as soon as it comes out to help reassure. ;-) I can’t promise anything since I’m not Tijan, but… I want to be able to reassure? Lol

julie o June 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Loved Sweet Destruction, kind of dark but not too! Also am reading Better When He’s Bad right now and loving it. Bax is hot! Only half way but think it’s a good one.
Maryse should I read all the Evan books before starting on the new
Bastian book?

Amy June 18, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Much appreciated, Tessa. ;) *raises martini*

Sarah June 19, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Wow if you haven’t already Maryse you need to push Beware by Shanora Williams to the top of your TBR! You won’t be disappointed. Holy hotness batman, Ace tops the list of my book boyfriends – ok maybe equal with Travis, sorry Travis! I didn’t mean it haha. I need a moment to pick the pieces up after my heart has broken on the floor. Maybe a week, I won’t be forgetting this book for a long time, even as I write this I am still pondering on how it can’t have played out the way it did but I can’t do a thing to change it and my heart breaks all over again! Love it! Keep up the great work as usual xx

Maryse June 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

GAH SARAH!!! You said the magic word. Or name… *eeeep!!!* Those are some big shoes to fill. :P Tee hee!!!

Rebecka June 19, 2014 at 5:34 PM

N we all know what big shoes mean “waggles eye brows lickin lips”

Dee M. June 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

66% into Scoring Wilder and LOVING IT :P

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