Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – March 14th 2017

by Maryse on March 14, 2017 · 154 comments

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80+ new releases today, with a few that have certainly caught my eye! I highlighted a bunch that sound pretty great, but here’s my own personal “extra-special-sounding” list (with quite a few from the bargains/reader recommendations section):

<— Black Sheep (all SORTS of dark family-drama sounding in this one!! They were in love and thought they’d be forever, until HIS father took her for his own…), Madly (She’s in a bar, spying on her mom with another man, and ropes a complete stranger into her drama), Rooke (she’s a romance-book addict and likes her quiet and “safe” single life, but this younger bad-boy throws her for a loop), Dishonorable (dark mafia romance and he steals her away to Italy as his restitution…), Juniper Smoke: Part I & II (I’ve actually just started this one, and this recommendation makes me extra-excited!!), The Last Girl (I one-clicked it, ’cause a story about an epidemic that leaves less than 1000 women left on earth has me terrified and intrigued!!), Everything We Keep (she lost her fiancé in an accident, but what she uncovers after him has her questioning everything…), Blank Space (I like the premise ’cause it’s a little different from our usual – they’re wealthy from their hunting empire!! – while still being similar to our usual, ’cause she’s a socialite with a BAD reputation, and he’s starting out his “deer stand” business, and her family gives HIM a big fat check to date her – and he’s all… OKAY!! :D *snort*), and Silent Child (me ‘n my vanishing child psych-thrillers. Don’t ask… I dunno. LOL! But this one sounds all sorts of traumatic and creepy)!

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds in case you missed ‘em —> 10 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 —>

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  1. The Devil’s Triangle: A Brit in the FBI, Book 4 by Catherine Coulter
  2. Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker
  3. Crown of Lies: Truth and Lies Duet, Book 1 by Pepper Winters
  4. Break Me: Corrupted Hearts, Book 2 by Tiffany Snow


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!):

  • Ohana Legacy: The Thin Love Series Bundle by Eden Butler <— THIN LOVE SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!!! “This bundle includes all three full-length Thin Love novels, the My Beloved novella, and My Always, a deleted scene story, all of which encompass the Thin Love series.”

Antonella: I’m reading Thin Love by Eden Butler which is currently 99 cents bargain. I’m halfway through and I’m hooked. The angst and build up is driving me nuts.

Lori: Love this book!!

April: Loved Thin Love!!! It’s a re-read for me!!!

  • The Shack by William P. Young <— SUPER-SALE ALERT!!! YOU GUYS!!! THE SHACK is on super-sale right now!! He is grieving his daughter that was kidnapped and possibly murdered. And then he receives a note. From God inviting him back to the shack where it all happened. “Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever...”

Kat: Love this book!

Candace: Thanks so much. I’ve been wanting to read this one.

  • Resuscitate Me by Leddy Harper <— UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!! And Nancy found it at a super bargain! ”He didn’t reciprocate my feelings. He didn’t love me. Not now.  Not ever.”
Nancy: Resuscitate Me by Leddy Harper is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. A roller coaster of a ride with an alpha male.
  • Juniper Smoke: Part I & II by Sadia Ash <— EPIC & DIFFERENT LOVE STORY BACK ON THE LIST ’cause Kristy found it on sale for us and HIGHLY recommends it!
“Juniper Smoke by Sadia Ash. Book 1 and 2 are on sale together right now. Just finished and whew… That. Was. Epic. Sadly book two ends in a cliffy and I’m trying to find info on when book three will be available. I figured you’d have better luck than I. Highly highly recommend these books tho. I was in sooooo deep. Also it’s set in Michigan and even has some scenes in an area not far from me. Pretty rare to have books that are set in Michigan without focusing on the bad parts of Detroit so I was very happy haha.”
  • Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT that bev highly recommends and now Tasha agrees!! A teenager sets off a bomb on a bus, and disappears… “To find her, Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family, including her infamous mother, now serving a life sentence in prison. But even as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore.”

Tasha: I finished Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. I agree with Bev, more people need to read this book!! It starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up. I didn’t want to put it down. It’s incredibly powerful and moving. I had tears, many times for the unfairness of it all. And chills a couple times, and some laughs too. I also liked following the mystery and clues to what happened. There were tons of characters, but I didn’t have any trouble following what was going on. They were very well constructed and I felt deeply for all of them. This book is definitely going on my favorites of 2017 list!

bev: Tasha! You’ve made my Saturday. Ha. Love it. Doesn’t it feel like this book is totally flying under the radar?

Maryse: *goes to Amazon to refresh memory of what Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is about* Wait. This TOTALLY sounds like my kind of book!! :D !!!!

  • The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) by Joe Hart <— I TOTALLY ONE-CLICKED this super-bargain!!!!! Right up my alley! An epidemic nearly makes women extinct, with only a few left, that are held captive for study… “Captivity is the only life Zoey has ever known, and escaping her heavily armed captors is no easy task, but she’s determined to leave before she is subjected to the next round of tests…a program that no other woman has ever returned from. Even if she’s successful, Zoey has no idea what she’ll encounter in the strange new world beyond the facility’s walls...”
  • Bound by Steel by Connie LaFortune <— SHE HAS AN ACCIDENT & WAKES UP IN HIS CABIN ALERT!!! Nancy found us this one and I must admit, that blurb has me, too!!! :D Reclusive man rescues her… “She looks just like the one I’m trying to forget. Now my life has turned upside down and inside out. You see, I inadvertently revealed my true identity. Now, she can never leave. We will live in hell, until we take our last breaths, together.
Nancy: Bound by Steel by Connie Lafortune is on sale… The blurb made me 1-click!!
  • Everything We Keep: A Novel by Kerry Lonsdale <— SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! HER FIANCEE VANISHES in a boating accident, and then she uncovers some things… “Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace. As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together...”
  • Elemental Mysteries Series by Elizabeth Hunter <— Kat found us this series on super-sale!!!

Kat: Absolutely love this series!

Pam: I would recommend the Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter. They are vampire romantic. The main characters are amazing and the love stories are fantastic. Best Series Ever.

MichelleS: Elemental Mysteries (Gio Vecchio is a good Barrons type). Smart, well written… …was one the best vampire “worlds” for me. Really smart. Never has gotten the attention I think it deserves. It’s just that good.

Kat: Totally agree Michelle S. Elemental Mysteries doesn’t get the love and attention it deserves. I talked my mom into reading it after I did. She didnt really do vampires at the time but she still loves Gio. 1 of her kindle devices is named after him actually.
  • Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!!! HER YOUNG SON VANISHES WITHOUT A TRACE… and comes back years later, a broken teenager. “Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again… … until Aiden returns. Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken...” It’s super-bargain priced!!!! :D YAY ME!!!




  1. Heart Of Stone (Bad Things Book 5) by Cynthia Eden <— SHE’S A MUSE AND SHE NEEDS PROTECTION from the latest human to fall for her… “Sabrina Lark is a muse who has the ability to inspire any man…to do absolutely anything. Unfortunately for Sabrina, the latest human to fall under her spell has turned out to have one very dark side. Now he’s obsessed with her, and she’s realized—too late—that she just inspired a serial killer...”
  2. Taming the Beast: Eleven Paranormal Romances
  3. Lukyan: A Wolf Shifter Romance (Naked Wolves Book 2) by Paige Hammonds
  4. The Werewolf Tycoon’s Baby (Paranormal Werewolf Secret Baby Romance) (Howls Romance Book 1) by Celia Kyle
  5. Dark Thoughts (Refuge Book 1) by Cynthia Sax <— SCI-FI
  6. Alpha by Madisyn Ashmore
  7. Anarchy Missing: Alpha Case (Anarchy Series Book 2) by J.A. Huss <— J.A. HUSS SUPERHEROES!! “Cathedral City needs me all right. Just not the way you think. I’m not the justice you’re looking for, Lulu Lightly. I’m still the same villain you left behind. Only now… there’s something very, very wrong with me.
  8. Wicked Seduction (Venice Vampyr Book 5) by Tina Folsom & Michele Hauf
  9. Bearly Alive: A Crimson Hollow Novella by Marissa Dobson
  10. Songs and Fins (The Merworld Trilogy Book 2) by B. Kristin McMichael
  11. Conquered (The Hidden Planet Book 1) by Sophie Stern
  12. Fragility Unearthed (The Cascade Book 3) by Rebecca Royce
  13. The Realm Enforcers Bundle: Books 1-3 by Rebecca Zanetti
  14. For the Ages (Long Live Dead Reckless Book 2) by Safari Spell
  15. Origin (Glory MC Book 2) by Ana Jolene <— DYSTOPIAN/POST-APOCALYPTIC ALERT!!
  16. Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf Book 3) by Karen MacInerney
  17. Lover Claimed (Dark Wolf Enterprises Book 2) by A.M. Griffin
  18. Primal Design (Cajun Heat Book 2) by Danica Avet
  19. Soul Hunger (Ra’s Chosen Book 1) by Marisa Chenery



  1. Shade’s Lady: A Reapers MC Novella by Joanna Wylde <— JOANNA WYLDE’S LATEST BIKER BOOK ALERT! ”…if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me…” (and it can be read as a standalone).
  2. The Devil’s Triangle (A Brit in the FBI Book 4) by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
  3. Beast: An Anthology by Amanda Richardson, Stephanie Alba, Madalyn Beck, Jessica Bucher, Jeannine Colette, A.M. Johnson, Caroline Nolan, H.B. Stumbo <— SUPER-BARGAIN ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!Eight stories inspired by the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Network...”
  4. Love, Always and Forever: A Sergeant Joe’s Boys Novel by Alexis Morgan
  5. Missing Justice (The Justice Team Book 7) by Adrienne Giordano and Misty Evans
  6. Re/Viewed (Doms of the FBI Book 6) by Michele Zurlo
  7. Dirty Talk, Whispers in the Dark by Opal Carew
  8. Dirty CEO: A Bad Boy Mafia Romance (Windy City Bad Boys Book 1) by Mickey Miller and Holly Dodd <— HE’S ITALIAN MAFIA & SHE’S IRISH MOB ALERT! She was supposed to take over her dad’s business but she wants a different life… “Truth was, I had zero chance of changing my life. Until Vince LaRosa offered me an out. His plan? Pose as his girlfriend, smooth over the tension between the Italians and Irish, and then I’ll head west to start over with a nice little nest egg compliments of the man himself…
  9. Reed (A Redemption Romance Book 5) by Anna Scott
  10. A Letter From Italy by Pamela Hart
  11. New Year, New You by Tarrah Anders
  12. Until Winter Breaks by Elana Johnson
  13. Meant to Be: A Whisper Creek Novel by Maggie McGinnis <— POP PRINCESS THAT IS COMING APART & AN EX COP ALERT!!…he’s wrangling horses and guests at Whisper Creek Ranch, while keeping one eye firmly on a super-secret VIP holed up in a private cabin—a beautiful, soulful singer who knows what it’s like to lose everything…”
  14. Hard: Hard to Fight, Hard to Break, Hard to Forget by Bella Jewel <— FULL SERIES BOOK BUNDLE!!
  15. Own Me by Penny Wylder <— SHE HAS TO REPAY HER STEPFATHER FOR RUINING THE BUSINESS…I’ll handle this the only way I can… I’ll sell my body. Everything about this is scary. Then I meet my first client. Giovanni is more ink than tanned skin; more muscle than bone. Becoming an escort was never my dream, but if every client is as sexy as him, maybe it won’t be so bad?
  16. Undercover Love (Undercover Series Book 1) by Mandy Kim
  17. Emme – Weekend with the Playboy by Ava Larksen
  18. Office Scandal: Erin by Pandora Tolson
  19. Break Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 2) by Tiffany Snow <— TIFFANY SNOW’S LATEST (but it’s part of a series… so I won’t read the blurb on this one yet). P.S. Here’s book #1: Follow Me (Corrupted Hearts)
  20. Finding Leigh: Dark Horse Inc. Book 3 by Amy J. Hawthorn
  21. Hope (Ties that Bind Book 3) by Fay Lamb
  22. Crossroads (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club) by Chantal Fernando <— A BIKER & A COP ALERT!!! A woman is missing, and he knows her… “The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous...”
  23. Love So Right (The Lawson Brothers Book 7) by Marquita Valentine
  24. Forever in Blue Jeans: A Riley O’Brien & Co. Novella Collection by Jenna Sutton
  25. Blank Space (Dirty South Book 1) by Alla Kar <— SOCIALITE THAT NOBODY WANTS TO DATE BECAUSE OF HER BAD REPUTATION ALERT!!Being the CEO of a well-known deer-stand business occupied most of his time. But everyone knows that money talks. When Mrs. Henry from Henry’s Hunting World came to him with a fat check to help jump-start his business, all he saw was dollar signs. But there was a catch. Cash was to date her daughter and make a respectable woman out of her. Date a pretty little rich girl? How hard could it be?
  26. Beast: A Hate Story, The Beginning by Mary Catherine Gebhard <— SHE BELONGS TO A MAFIA BOSS ALERT!I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul...”
  27. Forever Beautiful (Beautiful Book 2) by Ella Bordeaux
  28. Stolen Tyme by S.L. Ziegler
  29. Outlaw: Part 2 (The Harrison Street Crew) by Katana Collins
  30. Deceive Me (Southern Nights Book 4) by Ella Sheridan <— SHE’S A SECURITY SPECIALIST & SINGLE FATHER’S YOUNG DAUGHTER NEEDS PROTECTION ALERT!Deacon went from soldier to mercenary warrior to stay-at-home dad, and now his past is back to haunt him. Martin Diako, the father of the terrorist Deacon killed two years ago, is coming for revenge, and he has his sight set on Deacon’s daughter. An heir for an heir. Deacon will do anything to protect her, even if it means asking for help. But the security team he’s hired comes with an added complication: the only woman to interest him since his wife died...”
  31. Weekend Rendezvous (Weekend Lovers Book 2) by Reana Malori
  32. Muffins & Moonbeams: Baxter Family Bakery Book One (Arcadia Valley Romance 3) by Elizabeth Maddrey
  33. Unexpected Love: A Marriage of Convenience Anthology <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE
  34. The Beautiful Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 2) by Mallory Crowe
  35. Greyson (Cloves County Cowboys Book 1) by Amelia Shea
  36. Dishonorable by Natasha Knight <— DARK MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!!! He demanded restitution, so her grandfather have him HER. “...on my eighteenth birthday, Raphael came for me. He stole me from my home, taking me to his Tuscan estate...”
  37. As Deep as the Ocean (Blue Penguin Bay Book 1) by Serenity Woods
  38. The Objection to Affection by Khardine Gray
  39. Breaking Daylight by M.J. Frederick <— HE’S TAKING DOWN A DRUG LORD & SHE’S HIS MISTRESS ALERT!!…Isabella Canales has been Saldana’s prisoner for four long years. Worse, he’s taken away her most precious possession. Except Alex doesn’t believe a word of it. The clock is ticking, and she’s frantic to do anything to convince him to take her home...”
  40. No Magic Moment: (An Erotic Romance) (Secrets of Stone Book 4) by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue
  41. True Colors (True Love) by Anyta Sunday <— M/M ROMANCE!!! THEY WERE ONCE BEST FRIENDS… “…the boy next door has returned home, determined to rekindle his friendship with Marco, and Marco’s more afraid than ever…
  42. Harvest Heat by Carol Lynne <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  43. A Careful Heart by Ralph Josiah Bardsley <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  44. Freak by E. Davies <— M/M ROMANCE!!! MMA FIGHTER & A DRAG QUEEN… “River’s next job, a drag show in L.A. and Vegas, will require a security guy to look after the performers. Who better than a tattooed mixed martial artist who still gives him smoldering looks?
  45. Black Sheep (Dark Desires) by Zara Cox <— THEY WERE ONCE IN LOVE, BUT HIS FATHER TOOK HER FROM HIM…We were young enough to believe we would last forever, Axel and I. But neither of us realized how cruel life – and our families – could be. Now I’m trapped in a gilded cage: desired by Axel, who must never know the full truth, and controlled by his father, who would sooner see me dead than free...”
  46. For Whom the Bread Rolls: A Pancake House Mystery by Sarah Fox
  47. Behind the Lens (Boys of Fallout Book 2) by Cassandra Giovanni
  48. Breaking the Violence (Hard Drive Series Book 3) by Tricia Andersen
  49. Running Away (Finding Your Place Book 2) by Rebecca Barber <— HE’S AN EX-COP GRIEVING HIS BEST FRIEND & SHE’S A GYM OWNER ALERT!!…What the ex-cop doesn’t count on is meeting the vibrant gym owner, Mia Perry, and embarking on a journey toward his own healing. The lively firecracker is exactly the breath of fresh air Derek needs, and Mia becomes an integral part of his life…
  50. THE MITUS TOUCH: Book One of The Touch Series by Stoni Alexander
  51. Fame And Secrets (Lords Of Lyre Book 2) by Cora Kenborn <— ROCK STAR ALERT!!! This appears to be a part of  series that needs to be read in order, so here is book #1: Fame And Obsession (Lords Of Lyre Book 1)
  52. Fire and Ice (Hell’s Inferno Book 1) by Capri Montgomery
  53. Hinged (Soul Mate Rescued Book 2) by Char Sharp
  54. The Dysfunctional Test by Kelly Moran
  55. The Play (Brit Boys Sports Romance Book 1) by J.H. Croix <— SOCCER PLAYER & HIS SURGEON ALERT!! “…On the heels of a crushing loss for his team back in Britain, he finds himself signed to a US team. A potentially career ending injury lands him in the hospital where he takes one look at Olivia Bowen, the renowned surgeon assigned to make him good as new, and decides he must have her…
  56. TRAPPED IN LOVE by Shante D.
  57. Light (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 3) by Lora Ann
  58. Catching Ava (Spring Training Book 3) by Becca Jameson
  59. Laura & Mike (Shoe String Weddings, Inc. Book 1) by Isabel Micheals
  60. Changing Her Plans (Santa Fe Bobcats) by Jeanette Murray <— HE’S A FOOTBALL COACH & SHE’S A SINGLE MOM ALERT!…When one of the coaches makes a pass, she resists at first. Keeping it professional is her main worry. But he wears her down and takes her out. The sparks fly… Until Clay reveals he’s ready to start a family. Kristen’s on the tail end of her parenting shift and not interested in starting over…
  61. Into the Flames (Jupiter Point Book 3) by Jennifer Bernard
  62. Seduced – Colours of Love (Colours of Love Series Book 4) by Kathryn Taylor
  63. Find Me at Willoughby Close (Willoughby Close Series Book 3) by Kate Hewitt
  64. Madly: A New York Novel (The New York Trilogy Series Book 2) by Ruthie Knox <— RUTHIE KNOX’S LATEST!!!! She ropes a stranger into her family drama!!! “Allie Fredericks isn’t supposed to be in Manhattan, hiding in the darkest corner of a hip bar, spying on her own mother—who’s flirting with a man who’s definitely not Allie’s father. Allie’s supposed to be in Wisconsin, planning her parents’ milestone anniversary party. Then Winston Chamberlain walks through the door, with his tailored suit, British accent, and gorgeous eyes, and Allie’s strange mission goes truly sideways...”
  65. Claiming Grace (Ace Security Book 1) by Susan Stoker
  66. Smoke Road (Scorch Series Romance Thriller Book 3) by Toby Neal
  67. Rooke by Callie Hart <— OLDER WOMAN/YOUNGER BAD BOY ALERT!! “…Fictional men are perfect. They don’t hurt you. They don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they rarely ever leave the toilet seat up. When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha’s workplace, it’s clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of her favorite books. Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her junior…


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Grey March 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Oh yes, Maryse. You and Amy know me too well. Now… I need dark. Although I should be writing, I feel the need to have my mind twisted and pulled and jabbed with a stick- with a bonus side of a massive case of pretzel tummy topped off with a sundae of heart hurts. Or…a bully book! I’m really kind of craving a good jerkface bully… Suggestions :D

Ela March 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Seriously Grey???? *shakes head*

Maryse March 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Tee hee! :lol:

Cheryl March 14, 2017 at 11:36 AM

Lots of mafia book on the list today. I’m still stalking Amazon waiting for Quarterback Sack’s release. Hate the cover, but looking forward to reading a sports romance.

Maryse March 14, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Er… yeah. Yeah the cover is incredibly eye-popping. 8O Although very professionally done, for sure. Quality is there big time. ;)

Ela March 14, 2017 at 11:38 AM

How Dark do you want it????

Grey March 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Sorry Ela… *Smooshy hugs* My cherubs and I had a snow day today! *lays down on the carpet in my basement making snow angels* (because it’s too dang cold to do such nonsense outside) I want dark. You know me… I can totally take it.

Ela March 14, 2017 at 11:46 AM

You asked for it Grey:
Her Master’s Courtesan (Masters #1) by Lily White

Grey March 14, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Bonus Ela! I am not breaking any buying restrictions because I already have this one! *twirls around in the dark*

Tessa?? my jerkface bully sister from another mister… do you have any bully suggestions to throw in the mix…

I made a promise I was going to write today…. so my reading will be my reward if I do what I am supposed to do. *hmph* being a good girl is so overrated.

Ela March 14, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Bully book:
Dominic (Slater Brothers #1) by L.A. Casey
Bully and Dark:
Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penelope Douglas


Another Dark:
Topping from Below by Laura Reese

Ela March 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Maryse? How do you get your eyes to pop emoji?

Maryse March 14, 2017 at 12:42 PM



8 O (without the space between the two)

Tessa March 14, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Dominic was good, but Corrupt. LOVE Corrupt.
Elite by Rachel Van Dyken, though it’s not as dark
Nero by Sarah Brianne – Totally recommend this one, though it is set in HS. NOT A CH!
LUX series by Jennifer L. Armentrout – You see this come up a lot because it’s that good, but it really is a bully book to start.

Finding a good bully book is hard. It has to emotionally go there, without being the I hate you, but now I love you romance.

Lisa Aiello March 14, 2017 at 1:09 PM

How to make it to my Kindle…just put the word “reclusive” in your blurb. Just one-clicked Bound bySteel . And I am with Grey….I need a good, dark, book that makes me shudder and gasp. Silver Swan – though it promised dark and twisty, ain’t cutting it for me. I think I have Topping from Below, Her Master’s Courtesan and Corrupt on my TBR, just not purchased yet. My one click finger is feeling rather….itchy!!!

Lisa Aiello March 14, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Her Master’s Courtesan is not available on Amazon?????? WTH?

Tessa March 14, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Try your Corrupt sample. :D

Maryse March 14, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Lisa… it was banned. ;)

Grey March 14, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Oh, I’ve read Corrupt. It was SOOOO good! Lisa, definitely read Corrupt!!! 4.5 star read for me. Dark, twisted, pretzel tummy, yummy mind f*ck! Loved it!

I do have Dominic and Her Master’s Courtesan and Obsidian (Lux #1)
I don’t have Nero or Elite or Topping from Below.

However, with Maryse telling me a book was banned from Amazon… it’s on like Donkey Kong. Her Master’s Courtesan, it is!!

Sharon March 14, 2017 at 1:52 PM

I may need all of these books while I am snowed in by the blizzard today. Someone, send me warm weather.

Tessa March 14, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Obsidian right after. Ask Fabi or Amy! That book was awesome. (I liked the other series more, but it’s not a bully type.)

Here, have my weather. *poof*

Grey March 14, 2017 at 2:18 PM

*whistles* and Corrupt is on sale for 99 pennies…

Ela March 14, 2017 at 2:25 PM

See, Why Why WHY would you ban Her Master’s Courtesan and NOT Topping from Below???? I bet you anything some trolls swarmed Amazon.

Ela March 14, 2017 at 2:28 PM

We only got maybe 6 inches??? So it’s not too bad…

Lisa Aiello March 14, 2017 at 2:36 PM

Grey – I am so reading Her Master’s Courtesan over your freakin shoulder since the book is banned? Sighhhhh!! And I scooped up Corrupt for sure.

And is anyone else giggling because Ela was talking about banned dark, sexy schmexy, reads…and her next comments is about only getting 6 inches? Or is just me that turns into a 12 year old boy at comments like that?

Ela March 14, 2017 at 2:39 PM

6 INCHES OF SNOW… although 6 inches is a pretty good size…NO?

Grey March 14, 2017 at 2:44 PM

*giggle* no.

Antonella March 14, 2017 at 3:18 PM

One clicked Corrupt. That looks Devine.

Ela March 14, 2017 at 3:25 PM


Ela March 14, 2017 at 3:27 PM

No Grey??? You like more depth in your snow??? Like the East Coast up to 18 inches??? See, me I can’t handle that much “depth” that’s just NOT right.

Ela March 14, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Where’s Amy???

Sharon March 14, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Burnt Hills New York and we have 13+ inches. I am trying to control my fingers from making a very naughty comment here . . . Struggling! We are in for lots more still.

Sharon March 14, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Grey – where is the nice weather you tried to poof in?

Ela March 14, 2017 at 3:44 PM

I just saw Grey on FB calculating how much wine to order…

Grey March 14, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Nope, not me. I’m in the Nor’Easter belt getting pummeled on the East Coast today. It was Tessa on the West Coast trying to send us decent weather.

Cheryl March 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM

We got less than 6 inches. So sad…

Sharon March 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Cheryl, 6″ isn’t bad! *Wink wink*
Grey, sending you a shovel! We could be neighbors!
Tessa, cans you hit resend?

Tessa March 14, 2017 at 4:10 PM

*Poofs more weather* Seriously, TAKE IT! We should have had snow this year. The conditions were perfect for it. But, nope. It’s gonna rain. You will get flooding conditions that will close the freeways and it’ll be just warm enough to not snow.

GRR. Stupid mother nature.

Fabi March 14, 2017 at 4:19 PM

The Last Girl – mine
Anarchy Missing – finally – mine
True Colors – MINE
A Careful Heart – I just finished reading this one today! 5 big, POWERFUL stars!!!

Tessa March 14, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Oh Maryse! 3/20 is the release of The Struggle by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It’s the third of Seth’s series (called Titan Novels).

Maryse March 14, 2017 at 5:17 PM


Here we go again… :P

Jan March 14, 2017 at 5:55 PM

*chokes* You girls are saucy today.

Sharon March 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Has anyone started Something in the Way series by Jessica Hawkins? Book one started out ok but actually got much better. Now I have to wait until May for the next book and it had quite a cliff hanger. It has quite a blurb jolt and was probably started 3.5 on the angsty scale, but was a 4 by the end. This is why I try to wait for an entire series to be done before I buy it. No patience here.

I wish my Kindle could sort by what I haven’t read. I one-click so much I lose track! Am I missing something? I read on my Kindle papwewhite and my iPad with the Kindle app.

Lisa M March 14, 2017 at 7:49 PM

Grey, still looking for dark? Have you read Pennies (Dollar#1) by Pepper Winters? Book 2 out as well Dollars. Also Button& Lace by Penelope Sky is another good dark one.

Cheryl March 14, 2017 at 9:16 PM

Anyone know anything about Blank Space? Is it a standalone in a series?

Amy March 14, 2017 at 9:41 PM

“…although 6 inches is a pretty good size…NO?”

*pats Ela on the shoulder, sighs, and shakes head* I’m so sorry, dear.

Amy March 14, 2017 at 9:44 PM

Her Master’s Courtesan… *shudders while eye twitches*

Grey, what about The Tied Man? It was SO good, and we had a super fun BR on here a while back with that one!! You should check out Maryse’s review. ;)

Cheryl March 14, 2017 at 9:46 PM

6 inches= NO

OMG, The Tied Man- so very dark, disturbing and heartbreaking!!

Fabi March 14, 2017 at 9:52 PM

6 inches? someone’s been short-changed

Of snow, people! get your minds out of the gutter


Amy March 14, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Cheryl, right?!? I’m so glad I had the ladies here to get me through TTM and HMC. :?

I can’t even look up there at the books yet. I’m emotionally wrung out from what I just finished and I SO wasn’t expecting that. The Parts That Followed…GAH! It was the sequel to The Parts I Remember (which made my heart absolutely ACHE) and I didn’t even know it HAD a sequel until a few days ago.

I can definitely recommend these two books but only to specific people. This story is difficult and heavy and NOT a feel-good one, but I loved it for its brutal honesty and how REAL the emotions and actions and repercussions were. If you tend to hate heroines who are selfish and keep making stupid decisions and don’t learn their lessons, and you don’t like being emotionally exhausted without the payoff of a nice perfect bow, then don’t even pick it up. Just don’t. Because you’ll hate Kelly and the direction her life goes.

But me? All I wanted was to hug her and see things turn around for her. Two steps forward, one step back…one step forward, three steps back…all with conditional (however warranted) support from friends and family and heartbreaking self-reflection. Holy moly, I am WRUNG OUT. But thoroughly “book satisfied.” :D

Amy March 14, 2017 at 9:57 PM

Um, yeah…sure…snow.

Short changed in the snow department.

Exactly what I was talking about.


Grey March 14, 2017 at 9:57 PM

So…who would you rec it to, Amy?

R. Renee March 14, 2017 at 9:58 PM

I’ve been driving all day and I’m exhausted, but I had to pop in and tell you, Amy, LP just announced a US tour for Spring! Getting tix for Austin next week. Thanks <3

Amy March 14, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Grey…I would rec it to Maryse, Jean, Tessa, YOU. ;) And I also second what Tessa said about Obsidian (Lux series). My favorite JA is still the Covenant series, but the Lux series starts out with a hot bully and was SO much fun. :D

That’s great, R! Hope you have a blast!!

Fabi March 14, 2017 at 10:29 PM

I’m throwing in my vote for the Lux series. I still think about it years after reading it. But you have to like YA. It starts out with the kids still in high school and later in the series becomes N.A.

MichelleS March 14, 2017 at 10:39 PM

Grey – you want dark? Try El Diablo, by M Robinson.

Kathy P March 14, 2017 at 10:47 PM

I am jealous of the inches. 80 degrees here and busted out the sandals for the first time this year! Since I can’t brag about my inches, can I vent? After all of the stepbrother books, of course they had to move on to Daddy genre!! I get the May to December romances, but just don’t call them Daddy!

Tasha J March 15, 2017 at 6:41 AM

I’m definitely no jealous of the snow. We got 1-3 and I’ve been hibernating since. I’m ready for spring!! The plants were blooming and the grass was growing before all this, I was thinking we’d have to mow soon. Lol. I’m about finished with Behind Closed Doors…holy wow!!! Crazy, crazy story. And I’ve been waiting for the new Tiffany Snow, so may jump into that next. Woke up to some exciting news this morning too! I still haven’t read the second, but I just may have too…

Tasha J March 15, 2017 at 6:43 AM

P.S.- If you also haven’t read the second, it may be slightly spoilerish, and you may not want to click the link. I dk, I thought it vague enough it didn’t bother me, but just a warning!

Ela March 15, 2017 at 6:48 AM

AMY IF 6 inches is too little snow *lmao* then what’s the perfect *depth*

Ela March 15, 2017 at 6:53 AM

Doesn’t the Buttons series still have book 3 that’s not out until May?

Nancy Parken March 15, 2017 at 8:47 AM

WOW!! Great list!! Your lists always seem to find some books I would have missed, and just have to 1-click. That is a good thing right!?!

Grey March 15, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Her Master’s Courtesan… Whoa Nelly, I need a flashlight dark! which was just what I was in the mood for. Another snow day here today.

Lisa M. I’ve read Pennies, but the others you’ve mentioned. Thanks for the recs!
Amy, The Tied Man…I think I may have read that one. If not, I’m sure I own it, it sounds familiar

Tasha, I read Behind Closed Doors, very good. I have the first couple Buttons books… But I think it’s a trilogy…

Cheryl, are you still snowed in?

MichelleS, I don’t have that one either, I will definitely add to my post book buying restriction list haha!

Fabi, Tessa, Amy… Which of the Armentrout series are better?

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Rofl Grey. That is the great debate. Lux and Covenant are both outstanding. The difference is Lux is a bully alien and Covenant is a Forbidden romance demi-God. So, sci-fi vs fantasy. Amy and I pick Covenant and Fabi picks Lux. Writing and story-wise, they are equal. (If you read Covenant, FYI. Those boys are taken. Lol)

Amy March 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Ela…hubby. *giggle*

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Oh, TBR Challenge update. I’m loving True Love Story so far.

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Amy, if she reads Covenant, make sure she doesn’t steal my Seth, k?

Amy March 15, 2017 at 9:50 AM


And Aiden is mine. I only share him with Alex because she is my girl crush. ;)

Ela March 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Amy *gasp*

I went back to Lux, am on book 3 and I really liked the first 2 when I loved YA but this one still feels very YA but I will carry on and try to finish the series.Haven’t read Covenant.

How far in are you Tessa? You aren’t throwing your e-reader yet so that’s good.

Told Ya Grey…there’s a reason THAT book is way the heck DARK! Next I suggest Topping from Below….That’s WAY more dark and disturbing

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Lol Ian is dumb. Asher needs to be punched. Sparrow needs to get over Ian. I don’t trust the guy. Dies that say where I am?

Ela March 15, 2017 at 10:10 AM

LOL no not really! I think I felt like that for most of the story!

Amy March 15, 2017 at 10:10 AM

I should clarify the above statement…the perfect depth of *ahem* snow is whatever hubby can shovel. :P

Tessa…don’t worry. Grey can window shop our guys but NO SALE!!

Amy March 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Nancy…that IS a good thing. ;)

Tasha…I didn’t know about that! I liked After You, although I do think it could have been more of a novella then a full-length book. And I’ll probably end up reading the third one at *some* point, but I was actually happy with how the second one was left open ended but with an optimistic feel.

Grey March 15, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Actually. NO shopping. Book buying restriction *giggle* I have Obsidian. But none of the others so… This obsession may have to wait.

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Grey, you have a library near you? Armentrout books are usually stocked in them.

Tasha J March 15, 2017 at 10:59 AM

She says house full of secrets, magic words right there! So I obviously totally need to catch up on this series. And, I mean, Jojo Moyes wouldn’t leave a sad ending or anything right?!

MichelleS March 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Girth, not length.., except for snow, then depth. That is all…

Fabi March 15, 2017 at 11:26 AM

I just saw this on GR. So appropriate. I very often feel like “no one understands!”

20 Problems Only Book Lovers Understand
Posted by Hayley Igarashi on March 15, 2017

1. “The urge to buy books even though you still have too many books to read at home.” Rie VdWarth

2. “Feeling sad for people who don’t really exist.” Kimberly Moniz


4. “Getting interrupted when you are on the last few pages of a book.” Sobe Daya

5. “The book hangover. When a good book finishes but you can’t start a new one because you’re still too immersed in the last book to move on.” Meagan Lewis

6. “Wanting every book in a library section but knowing it is impossible to read all of them.” Richard Azia

7. “Waiting so long for a sequel that you forget what happened in the first book.” Jessica Luong

8. “When you’re lying in bed and it’s all cold in your room—and the hand holding the book freezes to death, even though the rest of you is warm under the blankets.” Alina Marie Swan

9. “Finishing a book and having to wait a whole year to read the next in the series.” Sarah Scanion

10. “Trying to keep the book dry while reading in the bath.” Patricia Boland

11. “Ordering a book online and getting the book with the movie cover. A book with a movie cover just doesn’t feel the same.” Anna RN

12. “Not being able to read and eat lunch at the same time because you don’t have a third arm.” Bernadette

13. “When someone borrows your book and doesn’t return it for ages!” Pallavi B

14. “Deciding. Which. Book. To. Read. First.” Monique Balsamo

15. “Getting to a ‘can’t stop reading’ spot in the book and it’s 3:00am.” Joan Chesley

16. “When you have a book with you, but it’s not the one you wanted to read right then.” Virginia Osborne

17. “Being forced to stop reading by other obligations, but choosing to ignore those obligations. Then getting in trouble.” Feel Like Fangirling

18. “Packing for a trip and never being able to bring enough books.” Erika Gallion

19. “Having a book fall on your face because you’re reading on your back while holding the book up.” Manuel Cedillo

20. And the ultimate book lovers’ dilemma: “So many books, so little time.” Navy Reading

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Getting Harry Potter 5 at midnight after waiting years, staying up until 4am reading it, only to have to attend your nephews wedding (at 10am) the next day. (Yes, the book was in the car “just in case”).

Fabi March 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM

I can’t even tell you the number of days of work I’ve missed over my working lifetime due to a good story.

No amount of logic (this book will wait for you to come back) can pull me away from “one of those”.

Amy March 15, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Fabi…that’s hilarious!!

I just tried to show it to a coworker, and she gave me an aren’t-you-adorable fake smile.

Yeah, $#%& you. My MBB friends get me.

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 12:28 PM

You know, reading this book, I wonder if the author and I met. Lol The best friend’s name is Tessa and she messes up words the way I do due to my hearing. Yep. I identify with the BBC more than anyone else in this book. :)

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Ergo. BBF not BBC. Why autocorrect? I’ve never referred to that station ever. Geesh.

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 12:30 PM

And now Ergo, rather than errg? And why is Ergo always capitalized? *ponders*

Ela March 15, 2017 at 1:25 PM

What’s my hubby “shoveling”? The girth or the depth *takes out ruler to measure the snow*

Ela March 15, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Fabi! Those are awesome and oh so accurate! I too share in the missing work for a book problem or sitting in my car at work’s parking lot to get more reading and telling hubby had to do OT….

Grey March 15, 2017 at 1:44 PM

*cackles* oh girls… naughty naughty! This is our wolfpack that is for sure!

Fabi! Love the list, I have totally stayed late at work to read… and several others on that list I can easily identify with.

Tessa, I have SO many books that I have trouble rationalizing going to the library, haha. I know, isn’t that ridiculous?

R, be safe!

Anyone heard from Nay?

Fabi March 15, 2017 at 1:47 PM

hahaha Ela I’ve done the after work in the car thing too.

Amy, see what I mean? “No one understands!”

Fabi March 15, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Not ridiculous Grey. I too avoid the library. I have more books than they do. :-/

Ela March 15, 2017 at 1:53 PM

YES! Renee made an appearance on our GR chat group. Come on over…

Tessa March 15, 2017 at 1:57 PM

lol I wouldn’t have read half the stuff I did if it weren’t for the library. I am cheap and don’t want to spend 8 dollars on a book I don’t know if I’ll like. Thus, library. Also, if I know I’m not going to read it again, why am I going to buy it? I can’t loan it to anyone.

bev March 15, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Tessa, I love my library. Great way to supplement my reading. I have ten, I think, checked out right now. If around 10 dollars each? A hundred dollars saved right there. I can’t always afford traditional published books otherwise. Plus, the library’s collection is much more diverse than my own a great way to expand my horizons. As a child my love of reading was nurtured and fed through the public and school libraries. My mom in no way could of afforded to keep up with the amount I read.
I even used to daydream about being a librarian, lol.

bev March 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Oh and books that aren’t digital yet, the older books or back catalog of an author.

Nay March 15, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Here I am! I’m really trying to get back into checking in! I’ve been watching the past couple of weeks though. Are any of the new releases over the last couple of weeks angsty must-reads that I’d love??? I need a really awesome book to get back into the swing of things before Robin and I BR Badger next week.

Btw, I’m getting heart biopsies once per week to measure my level of rejection (so they can adjust my meds if needed) and I had my 2nd one on Monday and it was R0, which is the best and means no rejection!

Nay March 15, 2017 at 6:10 PM

So I’m liking the books that got recommended to Grey. I have Corrupt, so I may start that one. And The Parts I Remember sounds like my kind of book, so maybe that?

Ela–Unless we have a BR that we decided on after you realized you’d read Jack and Jill (am I remembering that correctly)???? I’d rather do a BR actually if there’s one we can do.

bev March 15, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Great to “see” you up and around, Nay!

Cheryl March 15, 2017 at 8:09 PM

Nay, you’re off to a wonderful start. So happy for you!!!

I agree MichelleS, depth is not the right measurement.

Grey, not still snowed in. Sadly, we didn’t even have a snow delay today at school. I was so crossing my fingers for that!

Tasha- huh, I was ok with the way book 2 ended and really didn’t expect another book. I’ll probably read it though.

OMG Fabi, all of those are true. I swear people at work probably think I have irritable bowel, because I’ve been known to sneak off to the bathroom to read using my phone when I’m at a part I just can’t put down. Yep, I’ve also had to stay “late” because I’m reading. ;)

Nay March 15, 2017 at 8:24 PM

OMG! Bathroom reading–I’m with you, Cheryl! My guys know I’ve found a great book when they see the Kindle going into the bathroom with me! lol

Maryse March 15, 2017 at 8:51 PM

YAY NAY!!!! NO REJECTION. This makes me happy. What a good heart you have!! <3

Nay March 15, 2017 at 9:37 PM

Yes! So far, so good!

Nay March 15, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Maryse–Are you reading Juniper Smoke? That was the one that I considered until I saw a review that mentioned a ‘lack of contractions’. If you’re reading it, are you finding it bothersome or even noticeable??

Leslie M March 16, 2017 at 5:21 AM

Fabi, love the list! What about – When you get up from bed to read because you just can’t sleep without finding out what happens next in book. I’ve done this numerous times. In fact I did it few days ago with Rock Bottom. And… husband does not understand. :(

Amy, WE get you, no worries!!!

Nay, that’s great that your testing going well. I’m in no rush for Jack & Jill BR. I have 723 books on my TBR to keep me busy. *giggles* About the “lack of contractions” thing, I think that would make me crazy. When authors write in a weird way, it pulls me out of story.

Tessa, funny you say that author must know you….have you read/seen the dedication in Tapping the Billionare??? It’s to Leslie and it actually freaked me out. I thought someone hacked my Nook and punked me.

Fabi March 16, 2017 at 7:42 AM


“Tom Fearnes shook hands with the estate agent and watched absently as she disappeared into the bustling streets of Camden Town.”

Misfits by Garrett Leigh

Such a bland first line for a book that has one of the hottest sex scenes I’ve ever read.

R. Renee March 16, 2017 at 8:20 AM

FLT. Wow this feels good to do again :)

“Some seek the limelight and some hold the light in place.” The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur.

I started the audio on my super long drive and now I’m totally and completely hooked again (like a little fishy). I can’t believe how many things you miss the first time around. Just subtle little hints.

Ela March 16, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Hey Renee, we were supposed to have read GSH with Maryse (yup she bailed, SHE BAILED EVEN AFTER ALL HER PROMISES) we Paula and I read it at the beginning of March, it was good. I wish I didn’t read Badger but I don’t feel like reading it a second time.

I’m hearing great things about the latest Nashoda Rose book??????? Thoughts?

Ela March 16, 2017 at 9:24 AM

And yes I did read the Jack and Jill series!

bev March 16, 2017 at 9:44 AM

I think we should all BR Rebecca this summer. I’ve been wanting to do another re-read. It’s probably been over a decade—ouch. It hurts to be able to use decades as a time reference and still refer to my adulthood. :/
I want to see if I still like it. It could be fun. That book is a mix of genres.
–Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again-

Grey March 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Today’s Snapchat filter… The hole in the bread. I legit LOL-ed. :lol:

FLT- “Excuse me, miss, but I think you may have dropped this.” Her Master’s Courtesan by Lily White

I love Thursdays. Especially Thursdays that mask as Mondays because I had a snow day yesterday too…

Tessa March 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM

I can taste and smell the bourbon on his breath as he lazily spreads kisses to my lips, along my jawline, and down towards my neck.
Possession by Jaimie Roberts

Very dark, which, yeah! Finally in a dark mood. This isn’t as good as I’d hoped, but it’s definitely interesting. The prologue should’ve been in sequential order. It would have hit the gut so much harder if it had been.

Nay March 16, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Ela–OK, now I remember! Re: the Nashoda Rose book–is it the Tear Asunder #4 ‘standalone’, Kept from You?? Does is matter that you and I have only read the first book in that series (unless you’ve read them but not reviewed them), like is this new one truly a standalone??

Jean–are you around? It looks like you’ve read the entire series and this new one. Will Ela and I be lost or miss/spoil anything if we’ve only read the first Tear Asunder book??

Ela March 16, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Renee, I think I read the first 2 books??? No????

Nay March 16, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Ela–if GR is correct, we’ve both read the first novella and bk #1. I read about half of book #2, but that was around the time my health started getting worse and I just about quit reading altogether, so I never finished it. But I’m fine with going on to #4 if you are. It says it’s a standalone, and we’re both familiar with the other characters by now. Want to just do it??

Nay March 16, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Ela–if GR is correct, we’ve both read the first novella and bk #1. I read about half of book #2, but that was around the time my health started getting worse and I just about quit reading altogether, so I never finished it. But I’m fine with going on to #4 if you are. It says it’s a standalone, and we’re both familiar with the other characters by now. Want to just do it??

Nay March 16, 2017 at 11:09 AM

What’s with the double post? I know I only hit ‘submit’ once. Weird!

Amy March 16, 2017 at 11:53 AM


“You’re going to think I’m an a$$hole.” ~ A Way to Get By by T. Torrest

Uh-oh…things are gonna get rocky!! :D

bev March 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM


Travis, Edward, Mark Watney

Tessa March 16, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Travis, Mark Watney, Edward

I don’t know Mark, but he seems nice and smart. I think Travis is awesome. Erm, not so much Edward.

Fabi March 16, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Edward, Travis, Mark

Ela March 16, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Renee, You remember the characters? Because I sure as heck don’t…lmao! I’m trying to plow through the youngins’ in the Lux series (way to YA for me NOW).

Sure if you wanna then let us….

Ela March 16, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Um what are the names for? BBF???

Fabi March 16, 2017 at 4:42 PM


Leslie M March 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Is Mark Watney actually Matt Damon, cause if so, that will alter my answer.

Fabi March 16, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Yes, Matt plays Mark in the movie

R. Renee March 16, 2017 at 5:52 PM

Just had to pop in and say I just walked by a bouquet of yellow balloons. Anyone get me? I gasped. Ok back to my beer…

Leslie M March 16, 2017 at 6:15 PM

MFK for me:

Edward (of course), Mark Watney aka Matt Damon, Travis.

Ela March 16, 2017 at 6:24 PM

Yellow balloons!!! Sob

Ela March 16, 2017 at 6:24 PM

David Gandy

bev March 16, 2017 at 6:46 PM


Fabi, hard core move. Poor Mark……except I bet he makes it in the end. ;)

bev March 16, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Ok, Ela.

David Gandy, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Jackman.

Tessa March 16, 2017 at 7:36 PM

EASY! Charlie, David, Hugh.

Cheryl March 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM

FLT: “Where the f*ck are you man?” Quarterback Sack by SE Hall & Hilary Storm.

I’m still on the fence whether this is a dnf. The cover makes me cringe and I’m turned off by the crassness of the H and I’m hoping the h finally grows a pair. Ugh and I was so looking forward to a good sports romance.

bev March 16, 2017 at 7:46 PM

I think

Hugh, Charlie, David

Maryse March 16, 2017 at 8:03 PM

You guys!!!!!!

Look what I got in the mail!!! :D !!!!!!!!

Fabi March 16, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Awwwww!!!!! Amy! You did it! Maryse that is so cute! And I love love love your video.

bev March 16, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Amy is just awesome!
Seriously sweet and creative, Amy.

bev March 16, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Wait. Wait. Wait.

You thought they were going to be candy penises and you opened them on camera?? Lol.
Did you have a moment when you opened them and before you realized they were peanuts that you though, ooh they are so little and pink?
I feel like you just opened yourself up to a whole deluge of interesting packages.

Nay March 16, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Those look awesome, Amy!


I tuck my brown curls behind my ear as I sneak down the narrow hallway of a dog shelter near my college, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi

Maryse March 16, 2017 at 9:13 PM

bev I just thought I’d go with the flow, and if they ended up being candy penises, I’d decide on if my reaction was funny enough to post it anyway. But yes… I will admit that I second guessed myself a million times before I finally started filming and opened that sucker up.

Especially since THAT day, or the day or so before, R had admitted to helping “her friend” find candy penises online to purchase. Right around the whole Book Blog Birthday Trilogy posts, and then Amy the penis-thrower saying… “You’re getting a package!!!!”

And I thought… Oh I’m so getting candy penises. Gah! How to film that with tact? LOL!!!!!! :P


Fabi March 16, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Somehow, candy penises and tact don’t quite fit together in the same sentence. :-/ LOL Amy is awesome and so are you Maryse.

Cheryl March 16, 2017 at 9:37 PM

That was great Amy- you put a lot of time and thought into that!! :)

Maryse you crack me up.

bev March 16, 2017 at 9:46 PM

How to film that with tact–*snort*

You’re getting a package–LMAO

Maryse March 16, 2017 at 9:49 PM

:P !!!!

Amy March 16, 2017 at 11:47 PM

*happy dancing all over the place*

REAL book peanuts!!!! :D

Thank you to all the ladies who gave me book suggestions on GR…y’all played a part in this as well!

I can just picture you, Maryse, staring at the box and biting your nail, wondering if you should dare make a video not knowing what was in there. *snicker*

The best part? Proudly wearing Christmas jammies in March. AWESOME!!

Tasha J March 17, 2017 at 8:43 AM

I love it when you kind of forget about a book you’ve been anticipating, then check to see how much longer till release, and surprise! It’s out now!! Anyone remember Melody Bittersweet by Kitty French? I believe Tessa read it also. Anyway, I loved it and I know it had a cover change, possibly a title change, but book 2 is out now! :D

Ela March 17, 2017 at 10:07 AM

That was the cutest thing ever!!!!!!! AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grey March 17, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Yay! It came! So glad! Thanks Amy for sending for all of us and spearheading! You’re the best too! Xoxo!

Uh…Maryse, I spied with my little eye. We need to talk girl! ;-)

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM

LOL!!! I haven’t read it yet, Grey. It’s KILLING me not to. But I’m waiting for a closer-to-June date, to rip into it. YAY!!!! It physically hurts to look at it like that…

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 10:18 AM

YAY Tasha!! I’m posting it in today’s Friday Finds. :D

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Yellow balloons hurt my heart!!!!

R. Renee March 17, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Yeah!! I spied that too!

Amy!!!! So cool!!

So does anyone know who Lil Yachty is? Rumor has it I partied with him last night. Right before I went to the wrong hotel and my husband had to collect me from the nice security guard. SXSW is not for the weak…

Ela March 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Watcha guys spying???? Yep! Nosey 8O

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 10:46 AM


Maryse March 17, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Ela, I received an ARC of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and it’s killing me not to read it now.

Amy March 17, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Oh Maryse…just read it already so we can live vicariously through you!!! :D

Ela March 17, 2017 at 4:08 PM

I second that! READ IT!

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