Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 6th 2017

by Maryse on June 6, 2017 · 119 comments

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY AND I JUST WANNA *SQUEEEE!!!* My mini-blurb jolt list below, has every single one of ‘em now at the top of my TBR list, and I can’t choose which one is next. Should I choose one ALREADY from my TBR list, or one from this list right here?

Like: The Farthest Edge (Kristen Ashley, but of course!!! And while I had reservations about the female DOM aspect, I’ve been hearing good things about #1, and now #2 has a blurb that has me even more intrigued. He lives off the grid!!), When Life Happened (OMG. HECK. YES!!!!!!! I was waiting for this one to finally be released in ebook format, and my wish has come true. It sounds so forbiddeny, and anxiety-inducing, AND it’s Jewel E Ann, so again… but of course!! ;) ), Way Down Deep (two of my favorite authors teamed up to write this one together. CARA McKENNA anyone??? And Charlotte Stein. Both have such a unique voice, and “go there” in their storytelling. I CANNOT WAIT!!!!), Do Not Become Alarmed (PSYCH-THRILLER just for me!!! Two families go on a vacation together and all of their kids go missing), Mr. Right-Swipe (she goes on a dating website and sees the hot teacher from work, on it), One is a Promise (sounds like a totally angsty love triangle – she’s in love with a bad-ass that is deployed (breaks her heart along the way?? I think so), and then a “suit” comes along – totally not her type, but she falls for him, too), and of course Notice (CREEPY STALKER ALERT!!! He becomes obsessed with her. Even lays under her bed while she sleeps. *shudders*). MINE!!! :P

Oh! And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds. Awesome-sounding ones on there, too: 18 Earlybird Book Releases

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


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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Vicious by L.J. Shen
  2. Descended: Alien Mate Index, Book 3 by Evangeline Anderson
  3. Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
  4. The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley
  5. A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot
  6. Dying Breath: Krewe of Hunters, Book 21 by Heather Graham
  7. Shopping for an Heir: Shopping Series by Julia Kent
  8. Mr. CEO by Lauren Landish & Willow Winters
  9. The Pawn by Skye Warren
  10. The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
  11. Mia & Korum: The Complete Krinar Chronicles Trilogy by Anna Zaires
  12. Delivery Girl: Minnesota Ice Series, Book 1 by Lily Kate
  13. Training Season by Leta Blake <— M/M ROMANCE
  14. Carry the Ocean: The Roosevelt, Book 1 by Heidi Cullinan <— M/M ROMANCE
  15. Wedlocked: Preslocke Series, Book 3 by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine <— M/M ROMANCE
  16. Ryker: Kings of Korruption MC Series, Book 1 by Geri Glenn
  17. Black Diamond by Victoria Quinn


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Jaded Regret: The Complete Series by L.L. Collins <— SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!!! ROCK STAR SERIES and it’s bargain priced!
  • Devotion by Alexa Riley <— LOL THE AUTHOR WARNING!!! “Warning: He’s a billionaire set to kidnap the ballet dancer he sees on stage. What could possibly be any more wonderful!?” I skimmed reviews and it sounds like he’s SUPER-controlling. I love reading those, ’cause they can be so infuriating! And it’s super-bargain priced.
  • When It’s Real by Erin Watt <— SHE DATES A FAMOUS STAR…. and Julie 5-STARRED IT!
Julie: I read When It’s Real yesterday and loved it! I love pretend relationships and this one didn’t disappoint – 5 stars!!
  • The Tutor by K. Larsen <— PSYCH-THRILLER RECENT RELEASE & Grey read it too, and she recommends it!
Grey: there’s The Tutor… and while I only rated this as 4.25 stars, (which for me, is still an EXCELLENT rating, :lol: ) I’m thinking I may need to bump my rating up slightly. Because here I am, a month later, and I’m still thinking about it. It’s dark… I had full on pretzel tummy… There’s something about the way K. Larsen writes, that just hooks you and draws you into the world she builds. It’s different this time, more staccato-ish in nature to me at first, but then the methodology behind it sunk in and it totally made sense and vibed with the story. Yeah… Jezebel feels, I had them. …You’ll love The Tutor… And there’s something there at the end… Not a cliffy. But a gift of sorts… *giggle*
Amy: When It Rains left me with puffy eyes and a swollen, snot-filled nose after one of the biggest book-induced ugly cries I’ve ever experienced. OMG that little projector thingy which put stars all over the room… :cry:
  • The Butterflies by Kimberley Waldron <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! Janie recommends it!
Janie: I found The Butterflies by Kim Waldron this weekend! I’ll be done with it tonight and that makes me sad! I literally didn’t put it down once I started it Friday! Excellent read, is her site with the info. If you like a good thriller, then this is the one you should read next!



  1. Otherworld Tales: Volume One by Yasmine Galenorn
  2. Wolf Hunt (SWAT) by Paige Tyler
  3. Cyborg (Mated to the Alien Book 4) by Kate Rudolph
  4. Sacrificed to the Sea Lord (Lords of Atlantis Book 2) by Starla Night
  5. Matched with the Demon (Demon Marked Book 1) by Ripley Proserpina
  6. One True Mate (Westin Pack Book 1) by Julie Trettel
  7. Talen: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti
  8. Marked by the Moon (The Nightcreature Novels Book 9) by Lori Handeland
  9. Juma (The Keeper Series) by Madhuri Pavamani <— “JUMA is the second book in The Keeper Series and continues the thrilling, sexy urban fantasy saga that began with DUTCH. I work for Death; helping her cross the dead back to the living. I am the best at what I do, and I fear no one. Then I cross paths with Dutch Mathew and all I hold sacred is turned on its head…”
  10. Lady of Dreams by W.R. Gingell



  1. The Farthest Edge (The Honey Series) by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY’S LATEST ALERT!!!! HE LIVES OFF THE GRID & SHE’S STEPPED AWAY FROM THE LIFESTYLE... “...After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse…
  2. Virgin for the Prince (Taken By A Trillionaire Series) by J. S. Scott
  3. Love Story: A Novel (The Baxter Family Book 1) by Karen Kingsbury
  4. Inked Expressions (Montgomery Ink Book 7) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SINGLE MOM RAISING TWINS ALERT!Everly Law married the love of her life and on the eve of giving birth to their twins, lost him in a tragic accident. Now she’s a single mother working overtime at her bookstore trying to make sure her boys have the life they deserve. Her life is busy enough without her adding dating a Montgomery...”
  5. When Life Happened by Jewel E Ann <— JEWEL E. ANN’S LATEST!!! FORBIDDENY!!! GASP!!!!! REMEMBER THIS ONE FROM LAST WEEK’S LIST and it was only in print format? IT’S AN EBOOK NOW!!! NEW HOT NEIGHBOR IS MARRIED ALERT! And she works for his WIFE!!!! GASP!!! “...Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He’s an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it’s a dirty word. He also has a wife. Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus—again…”
  6. Run to Ground (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Book 1) by Katie Ruggle
  7. The Wedding Date Bargain by Mira Lyn Kelly
  8. Dark Deception (Defenders of Justice Book #2) by Nancy Mehl
  9. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren <— TWO AGENTS MEET AT A PARTY AND HIT IT OFF… BUT THEN THEY HAVE TO COMPETE…Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire. But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off...”
  10. A Sky Full of Stars (The Shaughnessy Brothers) by Samantha Chase <— OPPOSITES ON A PROJECT ALERT!…He’s great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn’t factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews. Polar opposites in personality, the friction between Owen and Brooke threatens to derail the project…”
  11. Counting On You by J.C. Creed
  12. Beneath the Surface (Reluctance Book 1) by M.A. Stacie
  13. Way Down Deep by by Cara McKenna and Charlotte Stein <— OMG SUCH UNIQUE STORYTELLERS/SUPER-SEXY ROMANCE POWERHOUSE DUO ALERT!!! I LOVE BOTH OF THESE AUTHORS WITH ALL OF MY HEART!!!!!!! HOLY. MOLY. WE HAVE BEEN BESTOWED UPON!!! MINE!!!!  They text but have never met… “The words he typed were never meant to be read, yet they found their way to her. Two wounded strangers, prisoners of their own lives, brought together by a wayward text. Without ever hearing each other’s voices, a friendship blooms between them. Without ever seeing each other’s faces, an attraction grows. Without ever touching, the two become lovers. But when words suddenly aren’t enough, will this bond be able to tear down the walls that keep them apart…or was it only ever fantasy?”
  14. Lucky Charm (Lucky Series Book 1) by Carly Phillips
  15. Lucky Streak (Lucky Series Book 2) by Carly Phillips
  16. Lucky Break (Lucky Series Book 3) by Carly Phillips
  17. His Destiny (HIS Series Book 5) by Sheila Kell
  18. Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel by Maile Meloy <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! TWO FAMILIES TAKE A CRUISE TOGETHER & THE CHILDREN GO MISSING… “...when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes and miscalculations leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone. The disintegration of the world the families knew—told from the perspectives of both the adults and the children—is both riveting and revealing...”
  19. A Merciful Truth (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 2) by Kendra Elliot
  20. Black Diamond (Obsidian Book 2) by Victoria Quinn
  21. Black Promise (Obsidian Book 3) by Victoria Quinn
  22. Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz <— HER FRIENDS ARE HELPING HER FIND LOVE ONLINE……they’ve hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She’s skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she’s out to prove she hasn’t been too picky with men. However, when a familiar fella’s profile pops up–the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work–Rae swipes herself right into a new problem…
  23. God Bless the Broken Road: A Novel by Jennifer Dornbush
  24. The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World: A Novel by Kristin Rockaway
  25. The Whole Way Home: A Novel by Sarah Creech
  26. Cutslut by Kim Jones <— KIM JONES ALERT!!! SHE’S HIS BROTHER’S SISTER ALERT!!! (And I think he means “brother” by way of Motorcycle Club brothers). ;) Tee hee! “Damn right she’s not that girl. They’re sugar and spice. She’s misery and sin. And I want her. Not to hold. Not to cherish. Not to love and honor and respect. I want to break her. Hurt her. Destroy her. Just like she destroyed me. She’s my brother’s sister. My enemy’s Cutslut. But soon… She’ll be mine.”
  27. Southern Charm (Southern Desires Series Book 5) by Jeannette Winters
  28. Dog Collar Chaos (A Lucie Rizzo Mystery Book 4) by Adrienne Giordano
  29. Lady Sings the Blues (Brimstone Lord MC Book 1) by Sarah Zolton Arthur
  30. The Yes Girl by Michelle Maris
  31. EASY (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  32. EASY 2 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  33. EASY 3 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  34. EASY 4 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  35. EASY 5 (The Ferro Family) by H.M. Ward
  36. Heat by Opal Carew <— SEXY TRIO ALERT!!!! She lost the love of her life in the line of duty, and later, she meets FIREFIGHTERS on a calendar project… “...Rikki meets Simon and Carter and feels an instant spark of attraction… to both equally gorgeous and tempting men. This is the same intense feeling she had the first time she fell in love. But how can she feel that way about two men? When she arrives at the firehouse to shoot the calendar, she is surprised to find that Simon and Carter are firefighters so she immediately pulls back on their growing flirtation. But Simon and Carter are men who know what they want...”
  37. Wreck of the Day (Love Me, I’m Famous Book 3) by M. H. Soars
  38. No Broken Bond (Secrets of Stone Book 7) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
  39. Surrender (Surrender Series Book 1) by J.G. Sumner
  40. Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful Book 3) by C.M Stunich <— C.M. STUNICH ALERT! THIRD AND FINAL BOOK IN THE ROCK-HARD TRILOGY!!!
  41. Marriage of Convenience: Twin Babies Romance by Amy Faye
  42. A Cherry on Top (Cupid’s Cafe Where love is on the menu Book 7) by Ashley Lauren
  43. Highland Hellion (Highland Weddings) by Mary Wine
  44. Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers Book 1) by Jules Barnard
  45. Our Chance (Lake Placid Series Book 3) by Natalie Ann
  46. Formal Arrangement (Happy Endings Book Club, Book 4) by Kylie Gilmore <— SINGLE FATHER & THE NANNY ALERT!…When his two-year-old’s molars turn his little sunshine into a demon from hell, single dad Alex Campbell finds himself longing for the simpler days of teddy bear picnics. This is a parenting nightmare! Then sweet Lauren drops into their life like an angel sent from above…
  47. Remember When… by Scarlett Finn
  48. Taking a Gamble by Britni Hill
  49. Winning Dr. Wentworth (Sterling University Book 2) by Rebecca Heflin
  50. Better Left Unsaid (The Limitless Series, Book 2) by Barbara Cutrera
  51. One is a Promise (Tangled Lies Book 1) by Pam Godwin <— PAM GODWIN ALERT!!! ANSGTY-SOUNDING LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!!!! “…When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me. A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way. Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness. Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t. At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves. He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing…
  52. Sexy Bad Daddy (Sexy Bad Series Book 2) by Misti Murphy and Tami Lund
  53. Nina (Beach Brides Book 3) by Stacey Joy Netzel
  54. Learning to Trust (The Learning Trilogy Book 2) by Brenda Kennedy
  55. Sight Unseen: A Collection of Five Anonymous Novellas by Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Emma Barry, Erin Satie, J.A. Rock <— SOUNDS LIKE A RISQUE ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!!!! “Five top voices in romance dare you to explore the distant corners of their imaginations as they test the limits of storytelling and break the boundaries of what they thought possible. But there’s a twist—the author of each story is a secret...”
  56. Exclusive (The VIP Desire Agency Book 3) by Mel Teshco
  57. The VERY Best Man (The VERY Manly Series Book 1) by Laura Stapleton
  58. Learning To Love Southern Comfort (The Cocktail Series) by Angela Stevens
  59. Notice by K. Webster <— K. WEBSTER ALERT!! OMG CREEEEEEEEEPY STALKER DARK READ!!! HE BECOMES OBSESSED WITH HER……She’s perfect in every way and I was blind. But, God, now do I see. I notice the organized way she arranges her clothes in her closet. How she visits the same market each Saturday.  The sounds of her breathing as I lie beneath her bed in silence. Violet is mine. She just doesn’t know it yet...”
  60. Exes & Hos: A Romantic Comedy part 2 (Exes and Hos) by Danielle Jamie
  61. Jaded: Luke: Laurel Creek Series by Hildie McQueen
  62. Something Like the Real Thing (Sing Out Book 4) by Hanna Dare
  63. The Copper Box by Suzanne J. Bratcher
  64. Keeping His Commandments by Elle Keating <— FORBIDDEN LOVE/PRIEST ROMANCE ALERT!!! “…then I met Eva, my stepmother’s estranged twenty-eight-year-old daughter, and she made me forget who I was. What I was. I prayed for guidance. I prayed for the strength not to give into temptation. My prayers went unanswered…or so I thought...”
  65. Jungle Inferno (The Phoenix Agency Book 1) by Desiree Holt
  66. Married to the Mossad by Shalva Hessel
  67. The Chauffeur by A.P. Hallmark
  68. Hawaiian Ginger (The Hawaiians Book 4) by Meg Amor <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  69. The Wounded Warrior (Rocking W Book 1) by BA Tortuga <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  70. My Highland Cowboy by Alexa Milne <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  71. Blind Item by Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan <— SHE STARTS DATING SOMEONE FAMOUS ALERT!!!As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she’s rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story. When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life…
  72. Dream (Fighting Fate Book 5) by Maree Green
  73. Flatlines (Wounded Hearts Series Book 2) by S. M. Smith



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

  1. My Roommate’s Girl by Juliana Keyes – June 12th 2017
  2. The Story of Us by Tara Sivec – June 13th 2017
  3. MR. ROOK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff - June 13th 2017
  4. Dangerous Rush (Furious Rush Book 2) by S.C. Stephens - June 13th 2017
  5. Hard Stick: A Breakaway Novel by L.P. Dover - June 13th 2017
  6. All the Secrets We Keep (Quarry Road Book 2) by Megan Hart - June 13th 2017
  7. Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh – June 13th 2017
  8. Fierce Obsessions (The Phoenix Pack Series) by Suzanne Wright - June 13th 2017
  9. The Ultimatum: A Thriller (The Guardian Book 1) by Karen Robards - June 13th 2017
  10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid - June 13th 2017
  11. Too Close to Call: A Romancing the Clarksons Novella by Tessa Bailey - June 13th 2017
  12. The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter - June 13th 2017
  13. Royally Endowed (The Royally Series Book 3) by Emma Chase – June 15th 2017
  14. All I Am: Drew’s Story (A This Man Novella) by Jodi Ellen Malpas – June 18th 2017

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{ 119 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela June 6, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Wow! Happy Tuesday! This list is crazy! Thanks Maryse…*smooching huggles *

Sharon June 6, 2017 at 6:39 AM

Happy Release Day! I need to troll thru the list below to add to my summer read list. The weather has been AWFUL here in upstate NY and I can’t get into summer reading mode when it’s in the 50′s with constant rain.

I tried to read Tampa, but couldn’t get past the beginning. It was just too over the top (and for me, that’s saying a lot). I went in with an open mind – but nope, couldn’t go there.

I am trying to save some goodies on my Kindle for vacation at the beginning of July – so am just going to stick with my re-read of the BDB series (I am on Lover at Last). Should keep me occupied.

Lisa Aiello June 6, 2017 at 6:56 AM

I wonder what the record is for number of one-clicks from one list? I may beat that record!! So many awesome choices up there!

bev June 6, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Woke up to Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Yay.

I have that Keyes one on pre order too.

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:33 AM

*smooch huggles* Ela!!!!!

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:34 AM

Thank you for that update Sharon. I’m scared of it. ;)

Ela June 6, 2017 at 7:50 AM

I actually read Tempa and it was just not for me. It’s not that it was too dark but just way too weird and twisted, the h is a whole new level of psycho that I didn’t find interesting.

Ela June 6, 2017 at 7:50 AM


Leslie M June 6, 2017 at 8:12 AM

I’m with Maryse, Tampa scares me.

That cover!!!! Seriously???

Tessa June 6, 2017 at 9:51 AM

I’m going to avoid Don’t Be Alarmed. That looks pure mind mess in a bad way. Kids missing? Uh uh!

Now Cutslut, the name sucks, but that blurb has me super curious. It sounds super messed up (but won’t give me nightmares with the idea of little dude suddenly missing).

Leslie, I can’t with that cover. It makes me blush just to look at it.

Nay June 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Happy release day! Wow–sooo many goodies up there, and I have almost no time to read right now. I’ve been waiting for One is a Promise (angsty love triangles are my absolute favorite!), so that and The Tutor are on my ‘next’ list!

Grey June 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Gah, I’m going to have to institute the book buying ban on myself again soon… I can’t buy any of these until payday anyway LOL, plus I have several that I have to read before I should buy any more… But holy moly, there are SEVERAL that I want!

Grey June 6, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Sorry…bad manners. Thanks Maryse, awesome list as always!! Xoxox!

Ela June 6, 2017 at 12:40 PM

I don’t know if I missed it or if this is new:
Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Lisa Aiello June 6, 2017 at 12:55 PM

You ARE in a bit of slump there, Ela Belle!!! Someone needs to take one for the team (and by the team, I mean MEEEE) and read Devotion and tell me if it’s any good.

Robyn June 6, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Thanks Maryse!! Lots of goodies this round!

You need to read KA’S Honey series girl! I loved the first book. Yes, the h is a Dom, but what she did to the H in that naughty room at the club…..oh boy. Let’s just say it got my attention. The book was not really about the club and sex, it was more about their developing relationship and life. We meet the next H and h, Branch and Evangaline, in the first book and I’m excited to read their story!

I also clicked The Tutor, When Life Happens and book 1 in The Keeper series.

Tessa, I agree that CutSlut is a horrid title. I keep putting an N after the U in Cut! LOL

Ela June 6, 2017 at 2:23 PM

You got it Lisa! Alex’s smut usually cheers me up and this one sounds especially good!

Jean June 6, 2017 at 3:03 PM

I totally gasped after reading the blurb for Notice…. scared the sh!t out of my friend sitting next to me! Lol

So many on this list, but I already have Way Down Deep, Heat, and My Roommate’s Girl. But no squirreling tonight (hopefully)….plan to start The Tutor.

Thank you Maryse, but you are killing my TBR list!!! Haha!

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:26 PM

I’m killing my own TBR list too. ;) My pleasure Jean. This is how I get to know all the cool-looking books!!! Well, this… and you guys. :D

bev June 6, 2017 at 7:27 PM

Ela are you in a book slump?

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:27 PM

LOL I did too, Robyn. That title made me double take… and gulp.

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:28 PM

My pleasure Grey!!!! No bad manners at all. Excitement and enthusiasm is never bad manners. :D

bev June 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM

I’m such a weirdo.

Me: *check email after work *

Email: Kate wants to be your friend on GR.



Me: oh. Wait. I met Kate.

Me: Accept.

Maryse June 6, 2017 at 7:34 PM

LOL BEV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D.G. June 6, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Started reading “When Life Happens”…. UGHHHHHHHHH! #%%?!@@@?! Not sure whether I want to cry…be pissed and shelf it…or push forward!’ I mean seriously…don’t get me all invested and then drop this bomb…UGHHHHH!

bev June 6, 2017 at 10:40 PM

So… like it?

D.G. June 6, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Bev – I am sucked in! Geez, but I am conflicted. Not sure what I should be feeling…I really thought I knew were this was going and yeah, no …just sucker punched.

Amy June 7, 2017 at 12:06 AM

Well sh!t.

*tosses reading plan in the air*

I stuck to my New Years reading resolution for almost six months (for the most part ;) ) and now we get slammed with all these great ones! The Tutor, Seven Husbands, all those new yummies up there, and then DG goes and uses catnip phrases for When Life Happened. GAH!!! Alright, June doesn’t count in my resolution plan…

Amy June 7, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Oh, and for the record…I snagged Tampa when it was on sale not long ago, and I’ll be diving in before too long even though I’m freaked out by it.

Because book slumps call for desperate measures. ;)

Julie o June 7, 2017 at 2:08 AM

Tampa seems familiar when I read the blurb. Looked it up and was published in 2013. Think I started but DNF.

Jan June 7, 2017 at 4:46 AM

*looks up cover of Tampa* Oh yeah. that one. Um, just no. (I know I’m not the only one who didn’t realise it’s a BUTTONHOLE!)

I like the cover of Dating You Hating You. I think it’s a great cover for a new CR and seems to suit the book so well. I love that it’s a bit different too. I’m a bit sick of the same old same old covers. e.g. faceless ripped torsos or enigmatic hunky guys looking moodily at you, maybe with a cigarette in hand, maybe with a BEARD lol.

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 5:21 AM

OK…so I slept on it…riddle me this, riddle me that kinda sleep but not sleep night…and I came up with theories as to why?!? Not to give anything away…but the TITLE is justified! And sometimes we don’t always see the BIG picture…still kinda sad

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 5:26 AM

Less pissed and definitely will not shelf it…I kinda LIKE…no scratch that…LOVE to kinda know in a general way where it is going…

Anybody for some CATNIP this morning?!?

Ela June 7, 2017 at 6:53 AM

D.G. Does it have a cliffy? Will it bring me out of my book slump?

Yes bev, IM IN A MAJOR BOOK SLUMP! Usually PNR gets me out but I’m just not feeling anything!

Amy June 7, 2017 at 7:14 AM

*grabs catnip from DG*

*tosses catnip in the air and twirls around in it*

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Ela – does not feel cliffy but only 3/4 of the way in…it is definitely feeling like a 5
star read at this time. I love a good soulmate…meant to be…kinda book. BUT this book is not necessarily that…had me thinking about it all night…the whys were all over the place…and FOR THE FIRST EVER in a book, I have FALLEN for a second time!!!

How’s that for some CATNIP?!??

Ela June 7, 2017 at 9:21 AM


Jean June 7, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Yeah, I think I need that one too now!

Ela June 7, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Who’s in for a BR???? D.G. may be to far ahead to catch up to…

Ellen June 7, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Let your followers know about Fury by Cat Porter! Released May 31 and it was an EPIC, 5 star read for me!! It’s a spin-off of the amazing Lock & Key MC series but stands on its own. Highly recommend

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Yeah Ela – I am sure I am finishing this one today!

Tasha J June 7, 2017 at 12:27 PM

We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is on sale for 1.99 from 9.99 today. Same author as The Language of Flowers, which I loved. My aunt rec’d both to me a while ago and I trust her taste completely, so one-click for me!

marina June 7, 2017 at 12:48 PM

OMG… When Love Happened, ummmmmmmm, I agree D.G. with the ?!@*!? I cannot even right now. I don’t want to say a word, but I agree 100% with what you said. HOLY S*** BALLS. I desperately need to pack for a trip and cannot separate from this book. I LOVE Jewel E Ann’s books. The emotions in her books are a rollercoaster of EVERY emotion. 5 agonizing stars for sure right now…

marina June 7, 2017 at 12:49 PM

I’m sorry I meant When Life Happened!

Jean June 7, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Ugh you guys, now I might have to shift around my TBR list and read When Life Happened when I finish The Tutor (which is a mindf*&k in itself), before Sustained…..

Kandace M June 7, 2017 at 1:29 PM

I five starred When Life Happens. It was so good. I was up all night madly flipping the pages. I honestly didn’t think I would like it because the blurb had so much of everything I hate to read. There were some big twists that had my heart all pumpy and nervous. I ended up loving everyone. I was an emotional journey.

Kandace M June 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Fury by Cat Porter was really good too. I love her books.

Amy June 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Yeah Jean, I’m thinking When Life Happened just jumped ahead to the front of the line.

Heck, it might even make me squirrel…

R. Renee June 7, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Amy I think Ela wants to BR that one. I was going to join her but I’m on a present tense kick right now.

Amy June 7, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Have y’all heard about the dried wasp nests being sold on Etsy that can supposedly tighten your hooha?


W. T. A. F.

R. Renee June 7, 2017 at 1:33 PM

I think I missed that one! :lol:

Amy June 7, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Ooh R! Then Ela needs to join me and Jean on the WLH wagon!! :D

Maryse…are ya seeing all of these reactions? CATNIP!!!

Ela June 7, 2017 at 1:57 PM

I’m in….spoiler thread in GR

Ela June 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM—spoilers-galore-june-2017

Not sure I can wait for Lisa who has obligations until Sunday and IT’S ONLY WEDNESDAY!

Jean June 7, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Ela, why would you go to spoiler thread??!?!? Are you crazy?

I won’t be able to start WLH until I finish The Tutor…..maybe by tomorrow night or Friday night??

Jean June 7, 2017 at 3:19 PM

I hate cheating by the way so I don’t know why I’m so excited to read WLH…….but ya know, CATNIP!

Ela June 7, 2017 at 4:03 PM

No no no….I said I’m in, dot dot dot spoiler thread “created” in GR

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 5:44 PM

FIVE POINT FIVE FREAKING FANTASTIC STARS!!!!!!! Seriously you guys…just stop whatever you are reading and read When Life Happened! Book hangover…just want to sit here and absorb it all.

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 5:45 PM

**wiggles the CATNIP around in the air**

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 6:22 PM

DARNNNNNNNNNIT D.G.!!!!! I WANNA READ IT and I just started something else that is so good, too.


D.G. June 7, 2017 at 7:06 PM

One click Maryse! Peer pressure at its finest! Just one- click like now!

Jan June 7, 2017 at 7:11 PM

*spits out coffee* Amy is this some sinister joke?

Ela June 7, 2017 at 7:21 PM

We all secretly want our hoohas tightened! The real question is: will it stop my peeing every time I sneeze or cough hard?

bev June 7, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Well, when you are strong by wasp down there and swell up

bev June 7, 2017 at 7:43 PM

What you got Maryse?

Tasha J June 7, 2017 at 8:25 PM

In case you haven’t seen this news yet: I think you read this one a long time ago Maryse, anyone else? Wondering if I should read it now. I’ve loved 3 by her so far!

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:21 PM

Oooooh this is good news, Tasha!!! Thank you! :D

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Bev!!! D.G.’s recommendation of “When Life Happened” < — sounds all sorts of angsty-forbiddeny!!!! :D

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:22 PM

P.S. *snort* on the *ahem* talk here tonight. :P

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:24 PM

Ohhhhh bev. You mean what book am I reading now? :D !!!!

It’s “The Female of the Species”

*grins excitedly at Amy!!!*

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:25 PM

my??? Are we catnipping over When Life Happened? I have to backtrack but if that’s the one, YES!!!!!!


Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:26 PM

YAY!! Thank you Kandace!! :D

Maryse June 7, 2017 at 9:31 PM


I just backtracked over the comments.

And life is totally happening. *squirrel* (not that the one I JUST started isn’t going to be awesome ’cause I can tell it well, but OMG these reactions.



bev June 7, 2017 at 9:48 PM


Did you all just catch how fast Maryse dnf’d that book?

One second she is grinning at Amy the next bye bye.

That book just walked down the Jellicoe Road to Fallen Crest High.

D.G. June 7, 2017 at 10:35 PM

Woohoo Maryse!!!

Bev- she dropped it like a hot potato!

Maryse June 8, 2017 at 5:55 AM

BUT!!! You guyyyyyyys!!! I had JUST started it. I was still very early in the game and the writing is awesome and Amy loved it, so I know I will.

So I’m picking it right back up after this, but you guys are all buddy-reading this one, so I want IN!!!!

I didn’t DNF it… I *squirreled* :P

Ela June 8, 2017 at 6:28 AM


Amy June 8, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Female of the Species?? *squeals excitedly and claps hands*

Wait…you’re going to BR When Life Happened with us?!? *SQUEEEEEEEE!!!*

Oh, I am TOTALLY forgiving Maryse for squirreling from Female of the Species to join us as life happens!! The female species is all kinds of fantabulousness but nothin’ beats a BR ’round here. :D

I’m at 10% of WLH right now and hooked. At 1% in I was ready to throat punch her mom, so I can only imagine how good the rest is going to be. The only (minor) drawback so far is the dual POV, but if done right it can work so I’m hopeful right now…

Amy June 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Female of the Species?? *squeals excitedly and claps hands*

Wait…you’re going to BR When Life Happened with us?!? *SQUEEEEEEEE!!!*

Oh, I am TOTALLY forgiving Maryse for squirreling from Female of the Species to join us as life happens!! The female species is all kinds of fantabulousness but nothin’ beats a BR ’round here. :D

I’m at 10% of WLH right now and hooked. At 1% in I was ready to throat punch her mom, so I can only imagine how good the rest is going to be. The only (minor) drawback so far is the dual POV, but if done right it can work so I’m hopeful right now…Transfer to travel time @6:25; transfer to M11 @7:45

Amy June 8, 2017 at 7:07 AM

Oops, sorry for the double post…it was taking its time and I got impatient. *snort*

D.G. June 8, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Amy the dual perspective works in this one…except in one instance that it is not there but I wish it was…

Lisa Aiello June 8, 2017 at 7:35 AM

I joined in on When Life Happened BR. I’m only at 9%, but I am already loving it. The only experience I’ve had with Jewel Ann has been the Jack & Jill Series, which I adored. I thought perhaps it was just that series that I love, but with this book I’ve discovered that I just love the way she writes her characters…so hilarious and snarky, real, spunky, over the top. The things that come out of their mouths just make me gigglesnort…and then ten pages later she’s breaking my heart over something. I am going to add every freaking book of hers I can find to my TBR.

bev June 8, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Unlike some on here I need/love a full 8-9 hours of sleep. Last night fell somewhere around 3-4.

At some point my day will look like this:

Jean June 8, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Haha bev! I need my 8 hours sleep too!

R. Renee June 8, 2017 at 9:58 AM

I’ve heard of this “8 hours of sleep.” I figured it was a myth like unicorns and husbands who do dishes.

Ela June 8, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Yup! 8 hours of sleep! So sorry bev!

Lisa, I’ve read quite a bit of her books and I don’t see anything lower than 4 stars.

Linda June 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Lisa everything Jewel E. Ann writes is stunning. I’ll e read her books and then end up ordering the books to add to my library shelves!! Sidenote just finished American Hellhound by Lauren Gilley. Loved. The Dartmoor series and all the characters. Loved. What is it about these MC men???? ONLY in books!!! Right??!!

Ela June 8, 2017 at 12:13 PM

OMG Linda! Wasn’t that book a total book slumper-giver!

Amy June 8, 2017 at 1:25 PM

I *should* get 8 hours, but I only *want* like 5 or 6…hence my use of sleeping pills to force myself to go to sleep.

YES Linda…only in books. Oh, and in Sons of Anarchy. They are appealing in books and on that show, but when I see them in real life…um no. That grungy, dingy look is not appealing at all. :?

Ela June 8, 2017 at 1:51 PM


Amy June 8, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Ela, right?!? :P

“The smallest room belonged to the biggest loser.” ~ When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann

Ela June 8, 2017 at 2:26 PM

^^^^^^ What Amy posted for FLT!

R. Renee June 8, 2017 at 2:27 PM

FLT. Wow finally I can participate!

“In financial news, Harcourt Plastics is experiencing a …”
Heather Bentley, Beautiful Lies

Tessa June 8, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Ooooh, my FLT has three first lines! I think it’s a record, right?

Introduction – In 1869, in a world much like our own, European scientist discovered the Osiris serum, a concoction which brought out one’s magic talents.
Prologue – “I can’t let you do this.”
Chapter 1 – All men are liars.
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Yep a re-read, but I was trying to get a memory of a specific character before starting White Hot.

Jean June 8, 2017 at 3:27 PM

FLT: Not just any woman will do. I require a special woman. I honored the last woman by staying with her overnight. Outdoors in the woods. I am not a monster. (Prologue – there are no chapters numbers, but I had to give you a couple more sentences just because…..) – The Tutor, K. Larsen!!!!!!

Fabi June 8, 2017 at 4:46 PM


Harlan didn’t have to turn around to know it was her—he’d recognize Mary Beth’s nauseating giggle anywhere.

Road to the Sun by Keira Andrews

Maryse June 8, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Ditto Amy’s FLT for me!!! :D !!! BUDDY READ!!!!

Nay June 8, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Had to scroll up so I could copy and past my FLT:

“The smallest room belonged to the biggest loser.” ~ When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann
(in on the buddy read, but I’m way behind because my EBAY ACCOUNT GOT HACKED today and I’m SO upset. Someone set up 4 auctions on my account this morning and I feel so violated!!! And they’re making me miss out on the buddy read!)

bev June 8, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Nay, that’s horrible.

Jan June 8, 2017 at 7:39 PM

So sorry to hear that Nay. My credit card number got stolen once but luckily they only spent a few bucks before the bank realised and stopped it. Hopefully eBay will help you sort out the mess!

La Cienega Boulevard is a never-ending hell of snaking concrete, but it’s a necessary evil in this town.
from Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren. I just finished it last night actually, but it’s not as good as the Beautiful series :(

I’m still reading A Court of Thorns and Roses for my June Pick-for-me challenge. I’m about half way through. But I FLT’d that last week. So my other FLT is:

The night Godric St John saw his wife for the first time since their marriage two years previously, she was aiming a pistol at his head.
from Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt, #5 in the Maiden Lane HR series.

I’m doing my usual of reading several books at once. *shrugs* That’s the way I like it LOL.

Grey June 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM

FLT – It had always been called The Red Gallery, even before the gallery was red. ~ The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Amy June 8, 2017 at 8:58 PM

Oh my…

Look at the front of his jeans. Think that was intentional or an oversight? :P

Jan June 8, 2017 at 9:03 PM

*chokes* Amy, like in a film, NOTHING is unintentional. Can you imagine the graphics staff sitting around the office discussing that cover? LOL.

Maryse June 8, 2017 at 9:03 PM

Tee hee!! The cover is gone. But then… I saw it on Goodreads. ;)

Tessa June 8, 2017 at 9:13 PM

He’s just happy. Didn’t you see his smile? :P

Maryse June 8, 2017 at 9:26 PM

*snort* Yeah… we saw it alright. ;)

Amy June 8, 2017 at 9:40 PM


bev June 8, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Ok. Romance covers have now jumped the shark.

Amy June 8, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Yeah, I bet she’d like to jump HIS shark. *snicker*

Jan June 8, 2017 at 10:18 PM

*spits coffee*

Amy June 8, 2017 at 10:21 PM

*hands paper towel to Jan*

Jan June 9, 2017 at 12:03 AM


Ela June 9, 2017 at 7:39 AM

He has a farmers tan!

R. Renee June 9, 2017 at 8:23 AM

Oh no. I no can do farmer’s tans!

bev June 9, 2017 at 8:37 AM

I have a farmer’s tan. *shrug* I’m not showing my upper arms and I don’t tan or burn on purpose.

Amy June 9, 2017 at 9:37 AM

I’m trying to remember the book we saw where the shirtless guy was pasty and pudgy and had a farmer’s BURN…

Kandace M June 9, 2017 at 1:53 PM

I’m so freakin excited so many of you are reading When Life Happens. I haven’t been able to start anything else since I finished. I’m *gasps* cleaning out my cupboards. <– I've chosen cleaning over reading. You know you're suffering from a major hangover when that happens.

Amy June 9, 2017 at 2:23 PM

THAT is the sign of a fantastic book, Kandace! :D

Kylie Gilmore June 10, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Thanks for including me in this fantastic list!

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