Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – March 13th 2018

by Maryse on March 13, 2018 · 109 comments

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<—- WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! LOOK WHAT ELSE IS LIVE!!! —–>

Craft by Adriana Locke!! And it can be read as a standalone. They drive each other crazy (in all ways) ;)Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All sixteen times.” 

Robyn: Maryse…FYI….Adriana Lockes second Gibson Boys book, Craft, just dropped on Amazon. The first book Crank was hilarious. Can’t wait to read Craft.

ALSO LIVE!!! My Way Back to You (Second Chance Duet Book 2) by Claire Contreras (The anticipated conclusion in Claire Contreras’ Second Chances Duet . . . )

<— HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY & today is the day!! Take a look at the latest J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood story (Dearest Iviethat just went live, and I love the premise of this one. It may not be a full length book like her usual, but even her short stories are loaded in oomph, and this one sounds like her old-school angsty romance (he’s an aristocrat, and she’s a nurse and the daughter of a biker and they meet in a bar). ;) *rubs hands together with glee* Tee hee!!!

But that’s not the only one that sounds delightful. These gave me a jolt too: Straight, No Chaser (the cop and his highschool crush – that he kind of hates – that meet in a bar), Emma Hart’s The Hook-Up Experiment (she and her brother have a bet and she sets out to prove she won’t fall in love after “hooking up” three times… with her high school nemesis), The Wrong Girl (she’s transferred back to her old school and changes her appearance to not be noticed… and runs into her ex that hates her), Elizabeth Hunter’s INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main (doesn’t sound like her usual urban fantasy novels as I think this is full-on contemporary romance, and it sounds goooood… she’s a book seller and he’s a tattoo artist and she has a business proposal…)

P.S. Did you miss the earlybird releases that went live yesterday? A few AWESOME-SOUNDING surprises, (in fact a couple of them are now in my Kindle!!!) ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases

Also if you missed it, check out my latest book review of “At This Moment” (super-romance-angst rock star read and yep. I’m now on book #2. YAY ME!!!). :D

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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. Drive by Kate Stewart <— ONE OF MY 5-STAR FAVORITES now available in audiobook! :D
  2. Marriage of Inconvenience: Knitting in the City, Book 7 by Penny Reid <— PENNY REID’s latest is now ALSO available in audiobook!! She’s a billionaire heiress that has to get married.
  3. Hero by Lauren Rowe
  4. Lake + Manning: Something in the Way, Book 4 by Jessica Hawkins
  5. Under Her by Samantha Towle
  6. Bones Don’t Lie: Morgan Dane, Book 3 by Melinda Leigh
  7. Turn by Cora Brent
      

 

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.)

  • Broken: Broken #1 by A.E. Murphy <—HE’S GOT A PHOBIA… Rominew recommends this one!

Rominew: one of my faves is BROKEN by A.E. Murphy. It’s gripping, with many twists and the author described the pain the main character was going through in such a way that I couldn’t help but feel for her. And just when I thought that there wouldn’t be more desolation, the second book proves you wrong: you empathize with somebody else.

Samantha: Broken by A. E. Murphy—HOLYYYYYYYYYYY CRAP!! Fantastic, and weird, and angsty, and so sad. Can’t wait to get started on the 2nd one! Worth a read you guys!!!

Sharon: I read The Chosen (loved it!!!) and what and I doing now? Another reread. But just starting back at Lover Mine. I am so hopeless – wait – that’s another reread! Help, Help, Help!

Ruby: THE BEST vamp series EVER written, The Black Dagger Brotherhood! I have been obsessed with these guys (AND their women!) since the very first book and as long as JR keeps it going, I will continue reading them!

Suze: LOVED The Chosen. 500 plus pages flew by.

  • Knights of Black Swan by Victoria Danann <— BEST IRISHMAN IN A FANTASY SERIES ALERT! MichelleS loves HIM the most!
MichelleS: …I’d like to nominate Rammel Hawking as the BEST IRISHMAN in a fantasy series… since St Paddy’s Day is next Sunday… maybe Maryse will do an Irish theme post? That’s also why I picked up First Time Lucky. Irish brogue gets me every time, lassies.
  • Property: A Devil’s Renegades MC Boxset by Kim Jones <— KIM JONES MC SERIES BUNDLE!! And I hear she’s a real life “old lady” so she knows what she’s writing… ;)In the Motorcycle Club World, there are women we love to hate. These are their stories. This box set features the stories of three women who have been branded “Whores” of the MC.
  • [BoostIQ] eufy RoboVac 11+ High Suction, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner <— LOL!!! Maybe it’s not a “Roomba” but it’s on super-sale today (Holy. Moly that amazing price!!) and look at all the amazing reviews!!! I LOVE my Roomba, but I have no doubt I’d love this one, too P.S. I can assure this is book related. It works so well, it has given me more time to read!!! :P
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD BDB ALERT!!The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing…”
  2. Banning (Dragon Guard Berserkers Book 1) by Julia Mills
  3. A Vampire’s Thirst: Nikolai by Marissa Farrar
  4. Crown of Blood: Blood Descendants Universe (Crown of Death Book 2) by Keary Taylor
  5. The Dragon Chronicles: City of Sin by Melissa Stevens
  6. Duncan’s Descent: A Demon’s Desire (Ethereal Foes Book 2) by Marie Harte
  7. Havoc & Hell: A Dragon’s Prize (Ethereal Foes Book 3) by Marie Harte
  8. Dragon King: Not So Ordinary (Ethereal Foes Book 4) by Marie Harte
  9. Shamrocked: An Anthology of Irish Shenanigans
  10. Drowned History by Rebecca Lovell
  11. Inevitable (The Curse of Avalon Book 2) by Sariah Skye
  12. Billionaire Bad Boys: A Collection of Contemporary & Paranormal Bad Boys
           

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. Watching You (Hollywood Heat) by Leslie A. Kelly <— THE FAMOUS ACTOR & THE SCREENWRITER… “...Reece’s world is filled with fierce ambition and dark family secrets the Winchesters desperately want to hide. But he and his brothers aren’t the only ones who know those secrets. Someone else is out there, waiting to strike. Waiting-and always watching. When danger finally steps out of the shadows, Reece will have to face his past. And Jessica will have to decide just how far she can trust the man she loves with her heart…and her life...”
  2. The Heart Between Us: Two Sisters, One Heart Transplant, and a Bucket List by Lindsay Harrel
  3. Taking Control (Control Series Book 1) by Danielle Dickson
  4. Captive (The Phantom Series Book 1) by Jenny Lynn
  5. To Where You Are (The Protectors of Light Series Book 1) by K.A. Hobbs & H.A. Robinson
  6. Dude Interrupted (G-Man Next Generation Book 2) by Andrea Smith <— ANDREA SMITH’S LATEST G-MAN!!! He got himself into trouble… “…Bryce is sent to work on a horse ranch right after graduation in order to pay off his debt, and to learn responsibility at the very lowest level. Enter Avery Sinclair, the 19 year old middle daughter of Circuit Court Judge Trey Sinclair (The Maybe Baby Series!) Avery is managing the ranch over the summer, and finds herself in the position of being Bryce’s boss. No easy task, and Bryce does his best to test her limits and push all the wrong buttons. But when dealing with a bad boy, sometimes a girl’s better judgement takes a snooze. And Avery Sinclair finds herself in unfamiliar emotional territory when it comes to Bryce…”
  7. A Prince Among Men: a Red Hot & Blue Novel by Cat Johnson
  8. Unexpected Allies (The Tokhan Bratva Book 1) by Peyton Banks
  9. Pure: A Collection of YA Romances
  10. Out of My League, Part 3 by Sharon Cummin
  11. Straight, No Chaser (The McLaughlins Book 2) by Shelli Stevens <— THE COP & HIS HIGH SCHOOL CRUSH…Deputy Colin McLaughlin is never looking for love, but something stirs his blood when former high school crush Hailey strolls back into his family’s Whidbey Island pub. He wants to keep nursing his anger at the woman who betrayed his family and nearly ruined his brother’s life. Instead, the desire burns hotter than ever… Not that he’d ever act on it...”
  12. Last Chance (Lake Placid Series Book 6) by Natalie Ann
  13. Fighting Redemption: A Small Town Romantic Suspense (Texas SWAT Book 1) by Sidney Bristol
  14. Heart Broken (Game of Hearts Series Book 1) by Sarah Alabaster
  15. Cancer And The Playboy (The Daimsbury Chronicles Book 3) by Zee Monodee
  16. Nailed (Worked Up Book 2) by Cora Brent <— HER OFFICE RIVAL IS HER EX… “The good news: Audrey Gordon has just received a dream assignment managing one of the city’s largest construction projects. The bad news: She’ll be teamed up with cocky office rival and former lover Jason Roma…”
  17. I Am Moore (All That & Moore Book 1) by Celeste Granger
  18. The Hook-Up Experiment (The Experiment Book 1) by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART ALERT!! THIS SINGLE DAD USED TO BE HER HIGH SCHOOL NEMESIS… “…My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-D*ck’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love. I disagree. I know it’s possible. And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane…”
  19. Bones Don’t Lie (Morgan Dane Book 3) by Melinda Leigh
  20. HOT Angel (Hostile Operations Team – Book 12) by Lynn Raye Harris
  21. Justice for Milena (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 10) by Susan Stoker
  22. Get It On (Man of the Month Book 5) by J. Kenner
  23. Tempting Luck
  24. Possessive by Willow Winters <— HE’S POSSESSIVE... “…Stumbling towards me and looking up at me as if I’m the one she’s been looking for all this time. As if I could be her savior and take her pain away. If only she knew. She turns me into what I hate most about myself. Selfish, ruthless, possessive. I tried to be a good man. To be cold and distant and warn her away. She should have taken the hint and run. She didn’t… And now she’s mine…”
  25. Unveiled (One Fairy Tale Wedding Book 3) by Noelle Adams
  26. His Deal (Lock and Key Series Book 2) by Rebel Rose
  27. Ride Dirty: A Raven Riders Novella by Laura Kaye <— LAURA KAYE’S LATEST!! BIKER SAVES HER… “…Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed…”
  28. The Wrong Girl: Hanson University: Book Two by McKenna Kerrick <— THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR & THE EX-GIRLFRIEND THAT HE HATES… “…As a senior transfer, something almost unheard of, she restarts her journey to a dance company with a degree right back where she started – Hanson University. She decides to dye her hair a different color, not wear as flashy of clothes, and hope that no one pays attention to the newly blonde little plain girl who just walked into the popular football crowd like she knew where she belonged. The kicker, though? She’s Alex Hunter’s ex-girlfriend. The worst part? She broke up with him. And he hates her…”
  29. Following The Light (Out of the Dark Book 3) by Arlene Gonzales
  30. All In (McLoughlin Brothers Book 2) by Emma Tharp
  31. Taking It Slow (Doing Bad Things Book 3) by Jordan Marie <— HE GOT MARRIED IN VEGAS… HE THINKS. ;)…Last night I got married. I think.  I was drunk off my ass, so it’s not exactly crystal clear. But I woke up with a ring on my finger, a marriage certificate, and a sneaking suspicion I had a wild wedding night. Oh, and a bride who is long gone. Apparently, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay here. Sometimes it takes off running...”
  32. The Earl of Pembroke: The Wicked Earls’ Club (The League of Rogues Book 7) by Lauren Smith
  33. Playing His Way (The Players Club Book 4) by Erika Wilde
  34. A Mayhem Wedding (The Knights of Mayhem Book 6) by Brook Greene
  35. A Little Luck (The Lucky Series Book 4) by Jill Sanders <— JILL SANDERS ALERT!!!
  36. Spirit Of The Wild Horse (Wild Horse Westerns Book 2) by Duane Boehm
  37. A Slippery Slope by Tanya Gallagher
  38. A Dash of Destiny in Fortune’s Bay: A Fortune’s Bay Novella by Jenni M Rose
  39. The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!Kelly Cannon is satisfied with his life. He has friends, a wonderful family, and a great job. But his love life has reached a new level of pitiful. Why? Well, his heart decided to break all the rules. Don’t fall in love with a straight guy. And definitely don’t fall in love with your best friend…”
  40. Alphas Like Us (Like Us Series: Billionaires & Bodyguards Book 3) by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  41. Run by Mary Wasowski
  42. Twisted and Tied (Marshals Book 4) by Mary Calmes <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  43. Running to You by Andrew Grey <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  44. Must Love Coffee: A Later in Life Romance by Danielle Bannister
  45. One Hundred Heartbeats (An Aspen Cove Romance Book 2) by Kelly Collins
  46. Sight Lines (The Arsenal Book 2) by Cara Carnes
  47. INK: A Love Story on 7th and Main by Elizabeth Hunter <— ELIZABETH HUNTER ALERT!! SHE SELLS BOOKS & HE’S A TATTOO ARTIST… “...Work and pleasure don’t mix for Ox, but since he doesn’t have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right? She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a book shop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms...”
  48. Security Breach (Rogue Security and Investigation Book 1) by Evan Grace
  49. Donuts & Daydreams: Baxter Family Bakery Book Three (Arcadia Valley Romance 15) by Elizabeth Maddrey
  50. Highest Bidder (Fanboys Book 2) by Marie Johnston
  51. Afterburn (Island Fire Book 5) by Amy Knupp
  52. Falling for Mr. No Way In Hell (Falling for Mr. Wrong Book 3) by Jenny Gardiner
  53. Thirsty: An Eastside Brewery Novel by Mia Hopkins <— EX-MOBSTER is now her new tennant... “…Now I’ve got nothing going for me except a hipster gringo mentoring me in a new career. An ex-con making craft beer? No mames. Still, people in this neighborhood look out for one another. That’s how I became Vanessa Velasco’s unwelcome tenant. Chiquita pero picosa. She’s little, but with curves so sweet they’re dangerous. I remember Vanessa from the old days, the straight-A student with big plans. Plans that were derailed by another kid stupid enough to think he was bulletproof…”
  54. Tell Me a Story (The Claire Goodnite Series Book 1) by Jennifer Rebecca
  55. Between Friends by Stephanie Morris
  56. Cry For You: A Second Chance Romance by Shaniel Watson
                                                       

 

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{ 109 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay March 13, 2018 at 6:29 AM

Good morning! Trying to get caught up on BDB so that I can read Dearest Ivie!

Maryse March 13, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Good morning Nay! And it sounds so good, too. I love the whole “meeting in a bar” start…

Tessa March 13, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Good morning! LOVED Brightest Sunset. That one had me in tears at one point. So good!

I’m just re-reading today. Last night I was so tired, I couldn’t comprehend words. So, after Brightest, I started re-reading Trickery. :D The story makes me happy and is full of humor. Also, it has much less angst than Brightest.

bev March 13, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Good morning.

Maryse you do need the Viki app so you can watch Healer.
The bathrooms I can’t help you with.

bev March 13, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Small St. Patrick’s day fun.

1. Corned beef?
2. Will you wear green?
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone?
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell?
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland?
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover.
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol.

bev March 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM

1. Yes. And the potatoes? Yum.
2. Maybe not. Hmm. Do I have green pjs to be lazy in.
3. Yes. Give me a silver tongue.
4. When I first saw him on Tigerland I would. Now, hmm. Still handsome though.
5. Nora Roberts has an Irish Trilogy set, starting with Jewels of the Sun. I enjoyed all three.
6. Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey.
7.https://youtu.be/au30c9ZMIPg

Tessa March 13, 2018 at 9:05 AM

1. Corned beef? NEVER
2. Will you wear green? Of course
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Definitely
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Nope.
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? Indulgence in Death by JD Robb
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM4vblG6BVQ

Maryse March 13, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Small St. Patrick’s day fun.

1. Corned beef? < — HECK YES!!!! YUMMMMMY!!!
2. Will you wear green? Depends on if I remember it’s St. Patrick’s Day. ;)
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Don’t even know what that is, but why not?
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? <— HECK YES. <3
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? Fever Series!!!!!!
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Heir of Fire and Trespassing
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. For sure Damien Rice. Love of my music life!

Ela March 13, 2018 at 9:28 AM

1. Corned beef? AND CABBAGE AND CARROTS = LOVE we’re actually having a St. Patty’s Day lunch at work on Friday!
2. Will you wear green? IF I REMEMBER, PROB NOT
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? WHY NOT
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? SURE, AFTER CONFIRMATION HE DOESN’T HAVE SOME STD ON OR IN HIS MOUTH
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? NO CLUE
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlWTASnnft4

Tessa March 13, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Ela, you read the Fever series too. I think almost everyone can claim that one.

Ela March 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM

That is true Tessa! I saw it on Maryse’s and was like yeah…me too!

Nay March 13, 2018 at 11:17 AM

1. Corned beef? YES, with LOTS of cabbage (sorry, Tessa!)
2. Will you wear green? probably will forget
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Yes
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Oh, yes!
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? Fever, fever, fever!
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol.
https://youtu.be/GzZWSrr5wFI

MichelleS March 13, 2018 at 11:52 AM

1. Corned beef? YES!
2. Will you wear green? I’ll try to remember.
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Why not!?
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? No. Who knows where that mouth has been.
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? The Fever Series
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Heir of Fire
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s Cranberries, Linger

Lisa Aiello March 13, 2018 at 12:37 PM

1. Corned beef? Of course!!
2. Will you wear green? Probably not
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Absolutely
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Just try to stop me
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? The Hearts Invisible Furies (I think)
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. That just made my brain fry a little, so I’m abstaining from this one!

R. Renee March 13, 2018 at 12:42 PM

1. Corned beef? take it or leave it
2. Will you wear green? Green PJs! I’ll be in SXSW recovery mode on Saturday
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Sure (if I don’t have to wait in line to do it)!
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Oh god no
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? I don’t think I have but I own a P.S. I Love You in hardcover…
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover: KK Allen’s Up in the Treehouse is sort of greenish
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist: Glen Hansard!! I’m obsessed with him! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXE5RC5u2Y

Grey March 13, 2018 at 1:02 PM

*tosses green glitter to try and get into the spirit a little early*

I’ll be back with my answers, but… I think yes to all, I’m pretty much game for everything. ;-)

Leslie M March 13, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Be back later with me answers too. I am mopping up my tears from watching Scandal. I have a soft spot for Huck and the “752, 752,752″ epi just killed me.

Amy March 13, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Happy Tuesday release day ladies!! I think I’m a little jaded (or maybe FINALLY taking into consideration my bulging Kindle library ;) ) because nothing caught my eye enough to click it, except Cry For You…holy moly, that blurb! I broke my rule of avoiding books with blurbs which state it has a happy ending because I have a feeling I’ll have to EARN that happy ending. *happy dance*

Hey bev, look! Oh wait, you can’t see my iPad screen. *snort* I have Healer up and I’m starting it here in a few minutes. ;)

Amy March 13, 2018 at 2:39 PM

I love bev’s questions and reading everyone’s answers!

1. Corned beef? Yes yes YES!! With cabbage. And then corned beef hash and this delicious creamy potato and corned beef soup with white pepper for the leftovers. Mmmmmm…
2. Will you wear green? Yep! St Patty’s day scrubs.
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Nooooo…
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Yesssss
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? The Fever series
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. The Twin Game (the cover version I have)
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc…1. Corned beef?
2. Will you wear green?
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone?
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell?
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland?
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover.
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc… (you’re welcome, Maryse ;) ) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXVMCHG-Nk

Amy March 13, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Well, I mucked that one up with my copy and pasting. :roll:

bev March 13, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Now I have a St. Patrick’s Day play list. :)

Amy I’m excited but I need you to watch it. Lol.
I’m like obsessed, so be gentle. Honest , but kind.

Cheryl March 13, 2018 at 4:05 PM

1. Corned beef? NO! Yuck!!!
2. Will you wear green? Yes, just boring green scrubs.
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? maybe
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? no
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? The Fever series
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Have to look this up when I get home.
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc. Anything U2.

Tessa March 13, 2018 at 4:24 PM

*high fives Cheryl* Finally someone in agreement about C&C!

MichelleS March 13, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Amy – I love that song!

Robyn March 13, 2018 at 4:52 PM

1. Corned beef? Heck Ya!! My favorite is corned beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. I think I might make it into a soup this time with Irish Soda bread!
2. Will you wear green? Of course…don’t want to get my booty pinched….or maybe I do?! Hehe
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? That’s a definite heck NO! To many skanky lips kissing that rock! YUCK!
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Probably not
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? The Slater Brothers series by L A Casey and of course Fever!
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley and Six Months by Dannika Dark
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. Oh gosh, the only song that comes to mind and now keeps playing on repeat in my head is Christmas in Kalarney. I sang that in a Christmas show in elementary school and still know it! The holly green, the Ivy green, the prettiest picture you’ve ever seen, it Christmas in Kalarney with all of the folks at home…….

Robyn March 13, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Maryse…FYI….Adriana Lockes second Gibson Boys book, Craft, just dropped on Amazon. The first book Crank was hilarious. Can’t wait to read Craft.

Sharon F March 13, 2018 at 5:55 PM

1. Corned beef? Yummy – but I had it last week
2. Will you wear green? Probably not, but I love green
3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Nope
4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Nope
5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? My memory sucks
6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. Don’t have one
7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist or etc….. can think of a few lol. U2

THAT WAS FUN! No back to Dearest Ivie! Life stops for JR Ward

Grey March 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Figures… the one I have my eye on isn’t available in KU. *side-eyes book ban*

Alrighty, so my real answers
1) What is corned beef again? IDK if I’d really do it. I don’t like cooked cabbage though… so I doubt I’d eat it. Maybe. *shrug*
2) Green, of course I’ll be wearing green. I have a cute new shirt that says shake your shamrocks… *giggle*
3) Yep, I’d kiss the blarney stone… with a piece of parchment paper between my lips and the stone.
4) Yep, I’d kiss Colin Farrell too… with the same caveat as answer 3
5) Fever series… cheating by using everyone else’s answer! Because Barrons!
6) In my TBR?? Dang, this is a hard one… Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass series) by Sarah J. Maas
7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gWaABqGYs

bev March 13, 2018 at 7:26 PM

Ooh lots of people playing.

Maryse I think Amy and Kooloo are trying to kill me from suspense.

Did Grey just ask what corned beef is???

Amy March 13, 2018 at 7:33 PM

MichelleS…right?? SO much emotion in his voice, especially when it peaks right after the 2:30 mark. GAH!

BEV!! I watched it, and I can see the appeal! And yes, I will be continuing it and will even get hubby to watch it with me. He tends to like foreign language movies so he’ll probably like this series.

You know who I loved? That woman Ajumman. She reminded me of the CNA (in looks and the way she spoke) when I was in the hospital who “helped” me clean up on my second day there by stripping me down in the bathroom and using bathing cloths on me while I stood there naked and in shock. LOL!

Amy March 13, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Wait, WHAT?!? Grey has never had corned beef??

*thunk*

bev March 13, 2018 at 8:03 PM

YAY!! For me it really takes off in the 3rd ep.
I LOVE Ahjumma. Her and Healer’s relationship is awesome too. Thank you for trying it. YAY!

Maryse, if you kiss the Blarney Stone it gives you the gift of ….well….blarney, lol. You will have a silver tongue. Supposedly.

bev March 13, 2018 at 8:17 PM

Oh, and….*hugs* Amy.

This is totally us now….the end is what happens when I hug too much.

https://youtu.be/q-NKpDTwMms

Kooloo March 13, 2018 at 8:21 PM

Gahhhhhh girls I just found THE MOST AWESOME BOOK for us today…

https://www.amazon.com/Shamrocked-Anthology-Shenanigans-Cecilia-Randell-ebook/dp/B079SMN85X

RIGHTTTT!!!!!!!!

Perfect

LMAO

Amy March 13, 2018 at 8:32 PM

*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!*

I GOT MY HUG FROM BEV!!!!!

Oh my…@0:17 is totally me and you (I’m the orangutan) all the times I’ve tried to hug you before. But that is TOTALLY you as the orangutan at the end, LOL!!!

Kooloo March 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Ok now I’ve got to finish Author Anonymous thanks to my Leslieloooo!

And then I have to start Obsidio *happy dance happy dance* the 3rd book in The Illuminae Files! YAY FLOVED the the first 2 in this series
Hmmm actually I’m going to do the Audiobook to this one again, it’s basically the only A-book with sound effects I didn’t want to bash my head against my searing wheel to – well this one and the X-Files of course ahhhhh David Duchovney *swooon*

And then on to some SHENANIGANS

Whoooohooooooo

Amy March 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM

Aw man Kooloo, now I want a Shamrock shake from McDonald’s…

Tessa March 13, 2018 at 8:37 PM

lol I’d kiss it just to say I did. :D And Grey, you aren’t missing much. Some love it, but it stinks. :(

I’m surprised no one posted this song (best rendition I could find on youtube) … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DquA6KyHTos

Maryse March 13, 2018 at 8:43 PM

bev… yes! Grey DID ask that? Crazy right?!!

And I asked what the Stone was.

Maryse March 13, 2018 at 8:44 PM

What does a silver tongue do? Do I want one??

Kooloo March 13, 2018 at 8:57 PM

bev I forgot to tell you but I’m hooked on HEALER!!!!
I bawled my eyes out in epi #2 when she was on roof talking that woman down from jumping… on epi 4 right now
Thanks for The great rec bevilooo

mwah!

OMG her boss is the freaking best lolololol

bev March 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM

I do. The gift of good speech. Be witty, and charming, and talk people around. Well, that makes it sound like I want to be a con artist which I don’t.

It is Amy. You and your flying hugs.

bev March 13, 2018 at 9:14 PM

Kooloo…Yes! *fist pump*
*happy dance*
I love the heroine. Yes, her backstory. And yet how she grew up. But that is still under there.
Love her and her dad. Love this:
https://youtu.be/GxkxXU5GoZ4
Then Healer’s face when she is singing to her bed, lol

And Bong Soon! Hehe.

Seriously, not a book but know it will be one of my favorite stories this year. One of my favorite H & h, separately and together. And favorite side characters.

I’m so so happy.

bev March 13, 2018 at 9:20 PM

One more time.

*whispers*

So happy.

Maryse March 14, 2018 at 7:48 AM

*giggle*

Cheryl March 14, 2018 at 7:54 AM

It’s my birthday AND it’s my day off!!! Yeh, going to the gym and then, not sure yet. ;)

Leslie M March 14, 2018 at 8:24 AM

1. Corned beef? Nope! Smell of cabbage gags me.

2. Will you wear green? Nope, but only because all I own is black.

3. Would you kiss the Blarney Stone? Yes!! I would kiss everyone within a mile radius because I was so happy to have traveled to Ireland.

4. Would you kiss Colin Farrell? Hot Irish guy?? Heck yes!!

5. Name a book that you read set in Ireland? Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

6. A book in your tbr with a green cover. When it’s Real by Erin Watt

7. Link a song about Ireland or an Irish artist

https://youtu.be/gGICdhdmkf0

bev March 14, 2018 at 8:37 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I hope you have a great day. Also, that this next year is filled with good books, conversation, and lots and lots of laughter.

Nay March 14, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!!

Tessa March 14, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!!

Maryse March 14, 2018 at 10:09 AM

YAY CHERYL!!!!!!!

Happy birthday!!! I hope it’s the best day ever. :D

Leslie M March 14, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Enjoy your birthday Cheryl! :)

Grey March 14, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Cheryl!!! Your birthday is Pi day?!?! That’s epic!!! Happy birthday!!!! *tosses all of the birthday confetti* and promptly sets about making a birthday pie!

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 12:59 PM

There’s a character named Bong Soon? LOL. I scrolled down and saw that and thought it was what you were DOING today! Ha!

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 2:54 PM

“Ink” is calling to me… LOVE Elizabeth Hunter’s writing (one of my favorite series is her Elemental Mysteries series)… and the H’s name is OX! OMG, I’m having Wolfsong withdrawals. Going to download the sample.

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 2:57 PM

And it’s supposed to be an opposites-attract, slow burn. YES!

bev March 14, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Lol.

Bong-soo, I meant.

Font laugh or I’m going to make you watch it. I got my eye on you.

bev March 14, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Now I want pie.

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 3:28 PM

I’ve done my Korean drama time for the year. I watched Full Metal Alchemist dubbed in Spanish with English subtitles. Not kidding.

bev March 14, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Cartoon?

Dubbed?? Lol.

Cheryl March 14, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

Just getting home and trying to decide what to read. No pie, but I did get a cupcake!!

Tessa March 14, 2018 at 4:17 PM

ROFL Seriously, In dubbed in Spanish and English subtitle? I watched that back when Adult Swim had it and loved it. Also, it was dubbed in English. :P I absolutely loved the story!

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Bev – not a cartoon. The film version.

Tessa March 14, 2018 at 4:49 PM

They had a film version of Full Metal Alchemist? Huh. Was it as good as the cartoon?

bev March 14, 2018 at 6:49 PM

MichelleS…that’s Japanese.

Not a K drama.

bev March 14, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Is it just me or does it seem like we have gotten a little quieter lately?

Tessa March 14, 2018 at 7:42 PM

I noticed. People have been busy, I guess.

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Yes, Tessa. On Netflix. Okay, okay, Japanese! But it had subtitles. Ugh. Does your K drama have subtitles? Or is it dubbed into English?

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Does Maryse keep adding to this list? It seems longer every time I look!

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 9:01 PM

Tessa – it was released Dec 2017. And guess where scenes were shot? Volterra, Italy!!! Made me think of Twilight the whole time. The Volturi from Volterra. Heehee.

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 9:02 PM
bev March 14, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Subtitles.

It makes it even more like a book.

;)

Maybe we should have a first day of spring party. We can have pie and hot dogs without the peanut butter.

Tessa March 14, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Oh, very cool. I did love the cartoon. :) And peanut butter for those weird enough to put it on hot dogs. Gotta let people be weird. :P

MichelleS March 14, 2018 at 11:30 PM

I like applesauce sandwiches. Is that weird?

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 5:23 AM

bev babe OMG I totally forgot about that screen!
When I first watched it my face matched his and then I was ROFLMAO
Also the screen where she swinging in her bedroom getting dressed and he is hiding under the bed lol

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 5:24 AM

*singing*

poop

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 5:31 AM

Happy belated B-Day beautiful Cheryl
Xoxo
https://pin.it/t42ntolnxbqqfe

Now I want a cupcake….
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cupcakes *drool*
https://pin.it/srwoj7syuldneu

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 6:02 AM

Yes, MichelleS that’s weird and yet I’m so intrigued. ;)

Doesn’t the applesauce make the bread soggy?

bev March 15, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Says the lady with the peanut butter.
Lol.

Kooloo, that show does great reaction shots.
I love her bravado.

Grey March 15, 2018 at 9:04 AM

its FLT…don’t forget… Haha, says the girl without her kindle handy.

Tessa March 15, 2018 at 10:32 AM

FLT
It’s not easy being optimistic when you have thousands of unknown miles ahead of you and an army of zombies on your heals.
All the Stars in the Sky by Sarah Lyons Fleming

Young March 15, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Bev, I also love Kdramas. They are really addicting. Some of the Kdramas I enjoyed are ‘Boys over flowers’, ‘You are beautiful’ and ‘kill me, Heal me’. I think you will enjoy ‘kill me, heal me’!

MichelleS March 15, 2018 at 11:52 AM

FLT: “Emmie Elliot lasted three breaths in the old bookshop, her measured exhalations stirring dust motes that danced in the afternoon light streaming in from the large display windows that looked over Main Street.” -Ink, Elizabeth Hunter.

Maryse – it’s same consistency as apple butter, so, no… not soggy. Pick a good crusty bread & heap it on there. Yummo

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Maryse have you made Zucchini Spaghetti. My girlfriend made it for me last week and it was soooooo good didn’t even taste like Zucch….. then I tried to make last night for my ‘rents and it was aweful what’s the trick ‘Oh Healthy One’

Nay March 15, 2018 at 5:14 PM

It’s March Madness, my favorite time of year, so I didn’t get much reading done today, but I’m still enjoying my vamps!

FLT:

“The Black Dagger Brotherhood were keeping him alive so that they could kill him.”
The Chosen (BDB, #15) by The Warden

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 5:31 PM

HECK YES!!! I do “zooodles” regularly. LOVE THEM. Not as much as pasta but enough to be pleased. :)

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 7:04 PM

Do you keep the skin on or off do you salt them?
Mine are sooo moooshy :(

Kooloo March 15, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Michelle I’m watch Full Metal Alchemist on Netfix right now it’s not bad…
Tessa have you seen it – some parts are just like the game lol

Tessa March 15, 2018 at 7:20 PM

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I never played the game. I did watch the cartoon so I probably should play the game. :) I’ll watch it sometime next week probably.

bev March 15, 2018 at 8:12 PM

Young that is so cool. We need a kdrama sub group within this larger book group. We will slowly bring some others over. I did watch Boys Over Flowers think it was my third kdrama. It was like crack but I’m not even sure if I liked it or not I just couldn’t stop watching it. I haunt dramabeans now so I’ve heard of heal me kill me but have yet to watch it. Right now I’m watching radio Romance I watch the first couple episodes of the Great tempter but I’m really looking forward to pretty Noona who buys me food. The trailers just look so Charming. But I have to find a way to balance work kdramas and reading because I do miss my reading even if it is a slump.

bev March 15, 2018 at 8:14 PM

Oh, yes. PIG RABBIT!
Best nickname and gift ever.

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 8:46 PM

bev… can we also do a side-group of k-horror? I’ll join that! :D

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 8:48 PM

I keep the skin on… and just cook them a little less. I often over-cook them too, and sometimes I under-cook them (which is kind of worse). It takes practice but sometimes I get them almost perfect. I just load ‘em with cheese and my favorite spaghetti sauce and devour with glee.

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 8:49 PM

MichelleS. It sounds like heaven. I love peanut butter and honey sammiches, so YOUR version of applesauce would be perfect, too.

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 8:54 PM

What’s your favorite flavor of pie?

Mine:

If I want to be indulgent and not care about calories: pecan pie (especially Cracker Barrel’s version with chocolate chips). DECADENT.

“Healthy” pie? Apple, of course. And ANY kind of berry pie. ALL THE BERRY PIES.

Tessa March 15, 2018 at 9:13 PM

Favorite pie? Kalhua Cream Cheese from Marie Calendars
Healthy? Pumpkin! There’s a reason I like the feasts of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I love peanut butter and honey. I don’t have it that much anymore, but as a kid, it was THE BEST! What do you mix the applesauce with? Peanut butter or something else? Not apple butter I hope. I can’t stand the stuff.

bev March 15, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Horror scares me, but pie I love.

Favorites….hmmm…..lemon meringue. I love pecan too.

And all other pies.

Let’s have a pie group. We can home our baking skills.

And can I say randomly reading one of the zucchinis post was scary. With all the talk of picking the skin off or leaving it on but not knowing what you were talking about.

Cheryl March 15, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Kooloo- I have to try making those margarita cupcakes. Yummy!!

Wegmans makes zucchini and other veggie spaghetti. No fuss, easy meal.

FLT:
“Is this all of them?” Marco studied the crowd of lanky drummers milling around the undersized room we’d been assigned and then checked the time on his phone. Drumline by Stacy Kestwick. So far, so good and it’s KU which I’m trying to stick to only reading right now.

Cheryl March 15, 2018 at 9:23 PM

Pie- would be warmed pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. There’s healthy pie?? Does a fruit tart qualify?

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 9:37 PM

I’m joining bev’s pie group. Other than donuts, pie is my favorite dessert.

OMG… donut-filled pie. Imagine??????????

Maryse March 15, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Cheryl. Yes. Fruit = heathy and therefore a fruit-tart qualifies. ;)

Tessa March 15, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Anything fruity can be considered “healthy”. I love the idea of learning how to make Kahlua Cream Cheese. I could make it so the only real sugar was from the Kalhua and then pretend it’s healthy and sugar-free.

My favorite dessert is Tiramisu. YUM!

Kooloo March 16, 2018 at 7:19 AM

Ditto Cheryl on the Pecan a la mode mmmmmmmmmmm

Oh god yesssss donuts!!!!

Maryse have you been to SuzyQ here in Ottawa their Maple Bacon is to die for! https://suzyq.ca/pages/store

I guess SuzyQ is the equivalent to a Voodoo Dooughnurs is the US
https://www.voodoodoughnut.com/doughnuts/

Has anyone ever been?

Kooloo March 16, 2018 at 7:20 AM

*Dooughnurs* Bahhhahhhh

It’s sounds French

Love it

Tessa March 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Next time I go to Universal Studios, I’ll try to remember. :) I’ve never been to one.

MichelleS March 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Not a huge pie fan, but good old fashioned apple pie is ok. And maybe coconut cream.

Zucchini noodles – if you sauté them they will get mushy. If you like them fresh, don’t cook them at all. Use narrow side to make thin noodles. The sauce will “cook” them. I leave skin on.

MichelleS March 16, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Tessa – I love Tiramisu! Coffee flavored anything, really. I made Emmeril’s fancy version once. Wasn’t worth the trouble. I’ll just eat it at restaurants. No more attempting it myself.

MichelleS March 16, 2018 at 12:25 PM

You don’t mix applesauce with anything! Just slather it on the crusty bread. (I put butter on everything, but that’s just me. Even Nutella). Just try it. You’ll love it.

Kooloo March 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM

That’s a great idea Michelle let the sauce cook it!!!!
And I won’t peel them anymore

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