Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – May 2nd 2017

by Maryse on May 2, 2017 · 91 comments

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! THIS JUST WENT LIVE & IT SOUNDS SO GOOD!!! A Change In Tide (Northern Lights Book 1) and it’s super-bargain priced today! SHE’S RECLUSIVE and he’s her new neighbor… ➔➔➔➔

“For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent. Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay…”

Happy NEW RELEASE DAY!!! And it’s a happy start to May!! Take a look at all of these choices (including a few sequels to HIGHLY-devoured series), like that one to the left! *waggles eyebrows* :D

I’m still reading (and LOVING) The Gravity of Us, but of course, there are a few on here that are making my one-clicker twitch (mind you, Gravity is just too good to squirrel from). I LOVE when that happens!

But in the meantime, take a look at some that gave me a blurb jolt: Dating the Undead (she joins a vampire dating site when she gives up on human men. Tee hee!!), Sex in the Sticks (she wants a “manly-man” so she goes to Alaska and meets a cop that she finds so charmingly “backward” *snort* and Jean is LOVING it), Pipe Dreams (HOCKEY STAR broke her heart, and I love this author!), A Journey for Truth (this one just sounds eerie and dark… a dark romance? YIKES! But I’m so curious), Toxic (M/M that is already breaking my heart… he’s in love with his best friend who is abusive to him), Haven of Swans (BLURB JOLT!!!! Serial killer thinks he’s ridding the world of evil).

Yep… it’s a good day indeed. Let’s READ!!! :D

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


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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Complicated by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY ALERT!! NEW & ONLY AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK (for now…)
  2. Bombshell: Hollywood A-List, Book 1 by C.D. Reiss
  3. Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater: King Series, Book 7 by T.M. Frazier
  4. All the Lies We Tell: Quarry Road, Book 1 by Megan Hart
  5. Lost Rider: Coming Home, Book 1 by Harper Sloan
  6. Red Wolf: Shifters Unbound Series, Book 10 by Jennifer Ashley
  7. American Queen: American Queen Series, Book 1 by Sierra Simone
  8. After We Fall by Melanie Harlow
  9. Eversea: Butler Cove, Book 1 by Natasha Boyd


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!):

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas <— BOOK #1 IS ON SUPER-BARGAIN (’cause #3 JUST WENT LIVE!!)
  • The Killing Flower by W.K. Dwyer <— SCI FI/FANTASY & it’s super-bargain priced right now. It sounds so crazy and Annie recommends it!
Annie: If anyone likes something a little more intense and likes fiction/fantasy that reads very realistic check out The Killing Flower by WK Dwyer. It’s not for everyone, and I wasn’t sold at first but now I can see myself reading this over and over.
  • Cheater (Curious Liaisons Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken <— Lauren found us a super-bargain! This recent release by Rachel Van Dyken is on sale ’cause #2 is coming out this month!! P.S. Here’s book #2, “Cheater’s Regret” (up for preorder):
  • One True Loves: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid <— You guys!!!!! YOU. GUYS. Taylor Jenkins Reid SUPER-SALE ALERT!!!! READ IT! It’s awesome, and you’ll be into it. It’s her unique brand of “love story” in all of it’s angsty glory. Here’s my review. (thank you Kathy!)

Kathy: Talk about Angst! I might need a support group and a glass of wine to read this one.

Jean: Kathy, thank you for the info on One True Loves…I’ve been waiting for that to go on sale!




  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas <— SARAH J. MAAS ALERT!!!
  2. Alien Education (Alien Novels Book 15) by Gini Koch
  3. Red Wolf (A Shifter’s Unbound Novel) by Jennifer Ashley
  4. The Untamed Vampire (Last True Vampire series) by Kate Baxter
  5. Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock) by Faith Hunter <— FAITH HUNTER ALERT!!!
  6. Ruins and Revenge: A Raine Benares World Novel by Lisa Shearin
  7. Bronx’s Wounded Wolf, Mystic Wolves 4 by Elle Boon
  8. Blood Laws (Immortal Curse Series Book 1) by Lexi C. Foss
  9. Persuasion Enraptured (The Cascade Book 4) by Rebbeca Royce
  10. Dating the Undead (Undead Dating Service Book 1) by Juliet Lyons <— HUMAN JOINS A VAMPIRE DATING SITE ALERT!!…when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year’s Eve, she wonders if maybe it’s human men she’s fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He’s nowhere to be found...”
  11. Troll Whispers – (A Stand Alone Novella) by Ashley C. Harris
  12. Green Sunday by Ryk Brink
  13. Charmingly Witchy (Delightfully Witchy Novella Trilogy Book 2) by Acacia Parker
  14. The Untamed Vampire (Last True Vampire series) by Kate Baxter
  15. Upon the Stars (Love Lines Book 5) by Diana Nixon
  16. Midnight Burn: a New Adult Paranormal Romance Novel (Gothic Angels) by Ashur Rose




  1. Sex in the Sticks: A Love Hurts Novel by Sawyer Bennett <— SAWYER BENNETT / A GIRL IN ALASKA & A COP ALERT!!Where are the beefy all-American boys? Hoping to find some inspiration, Val heads to Alaska, where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one and wrestle grizzly bears for sport. Or so she can only imagine. Suddenly the most eligible bachelorette in a town full of horny lumberjacks, Val is writing her best columns ever. But if she doesn’t get her nose out of her laptop, she just might miss out on Mr. Right. Logan Burke is the sheriff of the little podunk town that Val finds so charmingly backward...” P.S. JEAN IS LOVING IT!!
Jean: ”I am reading Sex in the Sticks! Please don’t let the cover fool you because I am absolutely loving this book! She is a rich NY girl who blogs about sex and relationships, but she’s sick of the NY metrosexual guys she always dates. So, she travels to Alaska to find out what those men are like… good!! She is out of her element, small town drama, and a hottie to boot!!”
  1. Ransom (The Player Book 5) by Nana Malone <— JILTED HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!After the scandal of his wife walking out on him right before the championships, citing his bedroom “over” prowess as the reason, he can’t seem to escape the spotlight. The last thing he wants is to be stranded in a cabin with the one girl he’s always wanted. The one girl who could destroy him.”
  2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Book 3) by Jenny Han
  3. Far from Honest (Gods of Redemption) by Beth Yarnall
  4. Hundreds (Dollar Book 3) by Pepper Winters <— PEPPER WINTERS ALERT! THIRD BOOK IN THE DOLLAR SERIES!!!
  5. Against All Odds: A Novel by Danielle Steele <— DANIELLE STEEL ALERT! HER ADULT CHILDREN ARE ALL MAKING ODD DECISIONS for their lives… “Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay.”
  6. A Rogue’s Downfall by Mary Balogh
  7. After All: a Sapphire Falls novel by Erin Nicholas
  8. A Piece of My Heart (Blessings, Georgia Book 4) by Sharon Sala
  9. Russian Tattoos Criminal by Kat Shehata
  10. All About the D by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam <— TEE HEE!!!! *blush* He has a following for his… *ahem* “pics” ;) I’m known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional. So you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers who’ll tell you they live for my posts. I’m like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time. Except leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity…”
  11. Hunted (Shattered Sisters Book 5) by Maggie Shayne
  12. Jumping Into Love by Sara Holland
  13. The Next Flame (The Fall Away Series) by Penelope Douglas <— PENELOPE DOUGLAS ALERT!! BUT!! “*Please note: The Next Flame is not a new story. It is Aflame and Next to Never together in one book. For those readers who desired paperbacks of Aflame to complete their collections, this is it.”
  14. Touch of Fondness: A New Adult Romance (Stay in Touch) by Joy Penny
  15. Noelle (Dishabille Sextet) by Arden Aoide
  16. Don’t Worry, Life Is Easy by Agnès Martin-Lugand <— SHE’S STARTING OVER AFTER HEARTBREAK & MEETS SOMEONE NEW……until she stumbles across her former love at a photography exhibit. What is Edward doing in Paris? Why didn’t he reach out? Faced with a hail of questions, her old flame remains cold and unresponsive. Apparently, he, too, has moved on…”
  17. Finding You (Destination Love) by Jo Watson
  18. Behind the Curtain by Beth Kery <— SHE SINGS BEHIND A VEIL... “The veil gives Moroccan-American Laila Barek the anonymity she needs since she has never been able to reconcile her family’s values with her passion for music. But one man is inexplicably drawn to her. And when Asher confronts her on a subway platform after a gig, he’s shocked to recognize the woman who walked away from him nine years ago…
  19. Threads of Suspicion (An Evie Blackwell Cold Case) by Dee Henderson
  20. Locke and Key (Titan Book 12) by Cristin Harber
  21. Love Me Again (A Hope Novel) by Jaci Burton <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE WITH A SINGLE MOM ALERT!!When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she’s determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox—the man she loved and walked away from years ago. Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can’t escape the woman who broke his heart….”
  22. Until It Fades: A Novel by K.A. Tucker
  23. Until Tomorrow (Boot Creek Book 3) by Nancy Naigle
  24. Grace (Farraday Country Book 7) by Chris Keniston
  25. Hard Rock Sin: A Rock Star Romance by Athena Wright
  26. Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) by Sarina Bowen <— FAMOUS GOALIE ONCE BROKE HER HEART ALERT!Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true...”
  27. True to You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #1) by Becky Wade
  28. All That Charm: (A Morning Glory Novel Book 3) by Liz Talley
  29. Big Win (Brit Boys Sports Romance Book 2) by J.H. Croix
  30. What Matters by Gracie Leigh <— TOUGH NEW LIFE & SHE HATES HER BOSS’S GRANDSON… “Scrubbing dishes and serving fried breakfasts to pay her rent is as hellish as she imagined, and her new life is made worse by the distain of her boss’s sneering grandson. Sam Novak is arrogant, rude, and gorgeous, and if Eddie never sees him again, it will be too soon. Shame she can’t stop thinking about him…”
  31. Falling for the Hometown Girl (The Marshall Ranch Book 2) by Shelli Stevens
  32. The Very Thought of You (The Thorntons Book 2) by Iris Morland
  33. The Noir et Bleu (Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club Book 4) by D.R. Graham
  34. Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman <— “A poignant and relatable novel, Looking Glass Lies captures the war women wage against themselves, and the struggle to see beauty reflected in a mirror not distorted by society’s unrelenting expectations.”
  35. Wounded Love (A Rocky Harbor Novel Book 3) by Marianne Rice
  36. Risking It All (Hidden Falls) by T.J. Kline <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE/SINGLE MOM ALERT!!Ten years after leaving, Gia finds herself back in Hidden Falls. Between helping her ailing father save the family restaurant and taking care of the baby her sister left on her doorstep, she doesn’t have time for the man who once broke her heart. But Andrew is all grown-up now, in every single way. And the part of her that has always been his can’t quite say no to his tempting kisses. Just when Gia begins to open her heart, a devastating secret emerges that threatens to destroy her family and any future with Andrew...”
  37. Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers
  38. War Hope: War Series Book Two by by Nicole Lynne
  39. What Hope Remembers (Misty Willow Book #3) by Johnnie Alexander
  40. Harmony by TC Rybicki
  41. When Love Finds You (The Coleman Family Legacy Book 1) by Darcy Stephens
  42. Beauty Of A Monster: Seduction, Part One (Beauty Of A Monster Duet Book 1) by Eleanor Lloyd-Jones and Katie Fox
  43. A Journey for Truth (A Hidden Truth Series Book 1) by Emma L. Collins <— A TRAUMATIC PAST (IN ALL WAYS)... “Elise is plagued with nightmares of a dark past she doesn’t recognize. Strong arms, cold hands, and a forceful tone, the man in my nightmares takes what he wants and more. The tears I’ve shed bring a smile to his face, and I can see the devil in his eyes. “The more you cry the longer this will take,” said the familiar stranger. “You know the rules, Elise. For the love of God, I never understand why you insist on making this worse for yourself.” He speaks as though I should know what is going on, but the only thing I remember is my father dropping me off here...”
  44. Out Too Far (Love Overboard Book 3) by Andrea K. Stein and Sawyer Stone
  45. Flatline (Med Rom Series) by Kristine Dugger
  46. Texas Fire (The Texas Heat Series) by Gerry Bartlett
  47. Wild: A Small Town Romance (Love in Lone Star Book 2) by Ashley Bostock <— THE FATHER OF HER SON THAT DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HER… “Ever since my divorce became final, I decided to start putting myself first. The problem is when I think of putting myself first, I think of my son’s biological father, Thatcher Patterson. The man that wanted nothing to do with me when he found out I was pregnant. When he left me, he took my heart with him and I’ve never gotten it back. Suddenly my son and I are forced to live with Thatcher indefinitely and it’s difficult to remember all the reasons why I don’t trust him…”
  48. Toxic: ( A Gay Romance Novel) (Treacherous Chemistry Book 2) by Avylinn Winter <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT! SOUNDS SCARY, TUMULTUOUS & HEARTBREAKING… “Adam Webb spent most of his teenage years in love with his best friend, Gabriel Connor, only to be thrown out of their shared apartment when he finally found the courage to reveal his feelings. Seven months later, Adam’s effort to save their lost friendship finds him more than he ever asked for. After all, being thrown out has to be better than thrown into a wall. However, Adam isn’t ready to give up. Trapped and isolated in a dangerous relationship, he falls deeper and deeper into Gabriel’s world..”
  49. I Do, or Dye Trying (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries,#4) by Aimee Nicole Walker <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  50. The Dangerous Billionaire: A Billionaire Navy SEAL Romance (The Tate Brothers) by Jackie Ashenden
  51. Ezra & Donnya Have Tea by Gisele Walko
  52. Haven of Swans: A Rock Harbor Novel by Colleen Coble <— SERIAL KILLER THINKS HE’S RIDDING THE WORLD OF EVIL ALERT!!!A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn’t recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn’t even remember her own name. A suburban cop surveys a kitchen in disarray—a woman and child missing, a chilling note…
  53. Owning It (The It Girls) by Leah Marie Brown
  54. Catering to His Desires: ( An Erotic Romance Novel) (Kitchen Confessions Book 2) by Rose C. Carole
  55. Consequences (Of Defensive Adultery) by M. Jane Colette
  56. Taking Chances by Elissa Daye
  57. Way Too Deep (Love Overboard Book 1) by Andrea K. Stein and Sawyer Stone <— SHE’S THE CRUISE CAPTAIN & HE’S THE NEW CHEF ALERT!Celebrity Chef Alton Maura earned the acclaimed “Kitchen God” title and basked int he international limelight for years until his affairs with his kitchen staff landed him in a poisonous stew. When Lindsay and Alton are thrown together on an uneasy cruise through the Grenadines, sparks fly…
  58. Up Too Close (Love Overboard Book 2) by Andrea K. Stein and Sawyer Stone
  59. Eight Days in the Sun by MK Schiller



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

  1. The Adventures of Charls, the Veretian Cloth Merchant: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 3) by C.S. Pact – May 3rd 2017
  2. Taming A Maverick (The Sterling Shore Series #11) by C.M. Owens – May 8th 2017
  3. Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel (Slow Burn Novels) by Maya Banks - May 9th 2017
  4. Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon – May 9th 2017
  5. Tangled: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti - May 9th 2017
  6. Until Sage (Until Him) by Aurora Rose Reynolds - May 9th 2017
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Nay May 2, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Good morning!!!

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 6:27 AM

Dang Nay! It’s early!

Ela May 2, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Geez people!

Ela May 2, 2017 at 6:44 AM

So what’s happenin’ hot stuffs? What on for today?

I’m still adding more than reading…I blame Maryse! Thanks for the lists

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 6:46 AM

I’m about to board. I thought my flight was at 10:45 but oh no, that’s my arrival time! I’m seriously losing it!

Ela May 2, 2017 at 6:53 AM

First directions and now time Robin? You be careful!

Nay May 2, 2017 at 7:36 AM

OMG, Robin! I’m SO excited for you!! Please keep us posted!! I hope you have SOOO much fun and get to do SOOO many great book things!!!

I get up at 5:15 central time. It’s a combination of my boys getting up for school and the old ‘hate to sleep’ thing I’ve got going on! lol

Maryse May 2, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Good morning guys!!!! Good ol’ coffee!! :D

Maryse May 2, 2017 at 7:49 AM

LUCKY R!!! Be safe my friend!

Nancy Parken May 2, 2017 at 7:53 AM

WHAT MATTERS by Gracie Leigh is her 1st book that is M/F (OK! she stuck a little M/F/M in there) but I read an ARC and really like the book.

Grey May 2, 2017 at 7:54 AM

*waves frantically* have so much R! Be safe and check in when you can!

Ela May 2, 2017 at 8:52 AM


Jean May 2, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Good morning ladies! I’m so jealous Robin! Have a blast!

I’m really wanting and liking the sound of Dating the Undead!!!! And All About the D!!! Lol!

Maryse May 2, 2017 at 11:04 AM

The D. That one made me blush. Er… I mean the title and premise. ;) Haven’t read it yet.

Tessa May 2, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Oooh, have fun R. :D And tell RK Lilley we all adore her. lol

I know it’s a kid’s book, but Rick Riordan’s next book in his Apollo series released today. *squee* It’s on Hoopla so I already grabbed it.

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Thank guys! I’m finally here! My room’s not ready so I’m beta reading with a glass of wine in the hotel restaurant. It could be 3 hours before it’s ready…hope they have lots of Pinot Grigio!

bev May 2, 2017 at 11:21 AM

What?? Nooooo. Can’t they hold your bags so you can explore?

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM

They are, but I have so much work to do I’m taking advantage of the down time!

Ela May 2, 2017 at 1:21 PM

I want that KA audible only book!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica Peterson May 2, 2017 at 1:59 PM

I recently discovered Taylor Jenkins Reid (I read MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE) and now I’m obsessed. Her books are so heartfelt and so smart! Thanks for the heads up about the sale – off to one click that bad boy now. I haven’t read THE GRAVITY OF US yet, but considering the hype it’s getting, I may pick it up, too. Great start to a great reading month!

Tasha J May 2, 2017 at 2:07 PM

One True Loves, Sex in the Sticks, Haven of Swans, Dating the Undead, The Killing Flower, Broken Bay: A Novel….ah what a list, I feel like the room might be spinning! Who’s reading A Court of Wings and Ruin so I can live vicariously through you?? And gosh, next week I’m so looking forward to The Queen and the Cure, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Light We Lost…A few weeks from now there’ll be even more goodies out and I’ll be clumsily trying to catch up as much as I can. AND then it’ll be summer break so of course the kids will want to go to the pool and the park and this sport practice/game, that sport practice/game, camp, vacations, barbecues, family boating trips, grad parties, yada, yada, yada. And I can finally read when…when…hmmmm
LoL, I’m not overwhelmed or stressed at all.

bev May 2, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Ok, you know what we need?

A Read a Book in a Day day.

We pick a date on a Saturday or Sunday and it is our Read a Book in a Day day.

Get your snacks and drinks. Pick a book and go.

Tell husband to take the children the only people you are talking to is here about the book you are reading.

Sort of a moderate 24 hour marathon.

Cheryl May 2, 2017 at 4:29 PM

So many interesting one’s up there I need to check out.

Has anyone noticed with their kindle app on their computer that from one page to the next it’s repeating sentences? Thought it was just an editing issue with the book I was reading, but it’s happened with the last two also. When I read with my Kindle Cloud reader it doesn’t have the duplicate sentences problem.

Have fun R!!!!

MichelleS May 2, 2017 at 5:14 PM

Soooooo many good ones up there! I have too many to pick from right now. What a problem to have!

Read a book in a day? I kinda did that yesterday! Book fog!

Tasha J May 2, 2017 at 7:06 PM

A book in a day, huh? What is this witchcraft you speak? I’ll shoot for the 20 or 21st this month, though it’s iffy weather it works or not.

Tasha J May 2, 2017 at 8:02 PM

-whether. *sigh* I should just go to bed now. :P

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 8:09 PM

R!!! Find Stu, R!!! He is there!!! Just find Stu!!!! OMG…I am hyperventilating here! We are in the same time zone…OMG…*fans self*

Tasha J May 2, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Just checked out the sample for Dating the Undead and already eliminated 1 off my list, didn’t work for me at all. Which I guess is a good thing, considering.

Nay May 2, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Mother’s Day is the 14th. I know that means a busy day for some, but for me, it’s the perfect Sunday for me to chill and read a book in a day! Great idea, bev!

Grey May 2, 2017 at 8:47 PM

I did the read a book in a day thing a couple weeks ago…It was the best day! I am totally in for whenever I can squeeze it. Sundays are usually better for me.

Cheryl May 2, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Mother’s Day sounds like a good book reading day!!

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM

Who the heck is Stu? I found RK Lilley, but long lines and claustrophobia are not good for me, so I didn’t get to meet her yet. Anyone know KAS on GR? I hung out with her all night! Now I must write, clean my room, iron my clothes, and read…

bev May 2, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Clean your room??!!

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 10:20 PM

I was in a mad dash to make it to dinner! It’s a disaster!

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 10:30 PM

R – Stu Reardon ….he was the cover model for The Gravity of Us!!! Retired Rugby player, fitness guru…there is some swag floating around with him on it…why oh why do I have to work…

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 10:34 PM

I’ll keep an eye out! OMG Rachel Van Dyken’s husband did photo ops! Is that normal?

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 10:43 PM

Oh and Abbi Glines is there with her precious Lil E…just want to squeeze that baby’s cheeks….oh there are some many amazing authors there!!! So jealous!!!!

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 10:46 PM

What’s a Lil E? I’be beginning to feel like this trip is wasted on the ignorant LOL!

Jan May 2, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Mega squeeeee. I just checked Lauren Gilley’s fb page again (cos I’m hanging out for the release of American Hellhound some time this month!) and she has announced her next book after that will be the first in a new series. The series is Sons of Rome and the book will be White Wolf, hopefully out in ‘late summer’ (this year!). Check this, ladies: ‘Dark, gritty, Gothic, and epic, the Sons of Rome series is a paranormal/supernatural/horror series with a big cast of lovable, complicated characters.’

Squeeeeeeeeeee. *runs out of breath, dies*

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 11:11 PM

Her baby Emerson…lil E. rolls and rolls of adorable! But way more excited about Stu…

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 11:13 PM

Oh no Jan! Deep breaths!!

D.G. May 2, 2017 at 11:14 PM

R… no such thing as a wasted trip! Just stay off the highways!

bev May 2, 2017 at 11:21 PM

R, you should go to this. It sounds fun, I read this blog. Don’t comment like I do here but they seem like fun. And lots of authors.

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 11:23 PM

I know! But I’ll be in class. :-/

R. Renee May 2, 2017 at 11:47 PM

Gah!! I just went downstairs for some caffeine and RK Lilley is in the bar and I didn’t get to meet hear earlier because it was too crowded!

Leslie M May 3, 2017 at 5:22 AM

I am so excited for you R. How cool to be around all those authors?? Cool that you hung with KAS. I see her comments all the time. I hope you are taking lots of pics to share and networking for yourself too.

Jan May 3, 2017 at 7:23 AM

Sounds really great R. Enjoy every moment.

MichelleS May 3, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Jan – all you had to say was “Lauren Gilley” and “new book” – I’m sold. She is one of my favorite new authors. Loved the heck out of Datrmoor.

I caved. I started A Court of Wings and Ruin last night. I have so many others lined up, but moved it to the front of the list because…. well… BECAUSE it’s the next in the series and RHYS and…. Fae… and betrayal and war looming and 707 pages…. I’m just kind of a mess right now. It’s like crack to me this kind of thing. I might need to call in sick.

Tasha J May 3, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Yay, Michelle! Keep us updated, please. I put Sarah J Mass books off until I can devote all my time and attention to the story. It stays with me for so long after too so I have to allow for that.

Grey May 3, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Talked to Robin this am, she’s good… She’s got a workshop today. I want to go to one of these so bad!

Maryse, peer pressure! You need to have another book bash! I promise I will finish my book and you can have it! Just so we can all hang out and do all these fun sorts of things together!

Tessa May 3, 2017 at 10:10 AM

I’m getting that today, Michelle! I just have to read a library book, Snared, first. It’s a one time only borrow because it’s new.

R, Rachel Van Dyken’s husband does modeling for a lot of books. I saw on her facebook page that he showed up for yesterday only, because their son had a thing today that he needed to be at. Also, OMG, so jealous right now. :D I seriously hope next years doesn’t coincide with my niece’s wedding. Cause, as much as I want to go to RT, my niece wins. (she’s more like a little sister/ best friend to me than niece :D )

Next year will be in Reno. That’s only four hours from here.

bev May 3, 2017 at 1:05 PM

I didn’t realize Reno was still a thing.

Tessa May 3, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Reno is like the cheap version of Vegas from what I’ve heard. I’ve honestly never been. I’ve only been to Vegas. When I was in S. CA, it was just closer. Orange to Vegas is also a four hour drive, depending on traffic.

R. Renee May 3, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Just took a design class with Staci Hart, Kandi Steiner, Nikki Sloane, & Veronica Larsen. So awesome! Now I’m in a self pub class with Rachel Van Dyken. :D

Ela May 3, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Sounds like you’re having a blast Robin! Keep enjoying and be careful! Those authors do not handle their liquor quite well…LOL

Nay May 3, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Wow, Robin! That’s awesome!

FYI–The Pact by Karina Halle ebook is free on Amazon

Tessa May 3, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Muahaha, Court of Wings and Ruin is mine, as is Wicked Abyss.

However, I have these library books that only have a one borrow option so I have to read those first. :/ The latest Jennifer Estep book, Snared, is PREDICTABLE! The only reason I didn’t DNF it was because I wanted to know the why. That’s it. All the rest I figured out way before the end. GRRR.

bev May 3, 2017 at 9:00 PM

I will admit if I was in Florida I would play hooky from Book Bash and go buy a wand instead and then try and see a manatee.


No…..I wouldn’t really be sorry.

bev May 3, 2017 at 9:07 PM

So what is everyone doing?

What are we talking about?

Who are we talking about? Fabi?
I’ve heard she’s a nudist.

Tessa May 3, 2017 at 9:12 PM

I’d say I’d get a wand, but I have one. I’d get a robe. I’m not sure if it’d be a Slytherin or Ravenclaw robe, but I’d get a robe. (I keep getting sorted into Slytherin, but everyone who knows me thinks I’m Ravenclaw).

bev May 3, 2017 at 9:22 PM

On the website I was put into Ravenclaw but I was sure I’d be Hufflepuff.

Cheryl May 3, 2017 at 9:36 PM

R- Rachel Van Dyken and her husband are on the cover of her book Capture.

bev May 3, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Anti social thought.

Could you imagine if all the lurkers decided to chat? I mean if there are a lot of lurkers, not just us. I know a ton read the blog but not necessarily the comments. How many comments that could be? I’m not sure it would be as fun. Plus, the new ones all seem to be getting younger and I’m pretty sure that I’m getting older.

R. Renee May 3, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Oh help me lawd…

bev May 3, 2017 at 10:09 PM

What’s wrong?

Tessa May 3, 2017 at 10:24 PM

I used my other email to redo the site’s sorting, and yet again, Slytherin.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!! The Knight by BB Reid is LIVE! *squeeeee*

I now have three books I want to read really, really badly. Court of Wings and Fury, Wicked Abyss, and The Knight.

Tessa May 4, 2017 at 9:12 AM

The painting was a lie.
The Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

FLT’s Prologue flashback:
The buzzing flies and the screaming survivors had long since replaced the beating wardrums.


Amy May 4, 2017 at 1:21 PM

WHEW!! I have a few seconds to actually breathe so I can finally get caught up on what y’all have been up to around here!

Oh, and to check out which books I’ll be clicking from the fabulous list up there. ;)

Amy May 4, 2017 at 1:47 PM

bev…you come up with the best ideas.

I need some help picking a book for my FLT, ladies. I need a number between 1 and 707 for my 2014 read.

Leslie M May 4, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Amy, 79

Leslie M May 4, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Anti-social Thoughts….by Bev. *grins*

Bev, I’m thinking if all the lurkers decided to comment all at same time, it would be like a blog flashmob. ;)

Leslie M May 4, 2017 at 2:18 PM


Three minutes after the plane took off from the runway, FBI Special Agent John Shepherd knew he ws doomed if he didn’t act immediately.

The Thing About Love by Julie James (listening to this one)

The third time I see him, twelve years after that hot, sticky night in July, he’s kissing Jayne.

53 Letters for my Lover by Leylah Attar

Amy May 4, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Number 79…For All You Have Left by Laura Miller. She’s the one who wrote Butterfly Weeds so YAY!! :D

“Only two things about that afternoon stick out to me—two things that I don’t think I’ll ever forget.” ~ For All You Have Left by Laura Miller

Amy May 4, 2017 at 2:34 PM

Leslie…I loved, loved, LOVED 53 Letters!!

Amy May 4, 2017 at 2:34 PM



bev May 4, 2017 at 2:38 PM

I know, Amy.


What idea?

Amy May 4, 2017 at 3:54 PM

bev…the Read a Book in a Day day idea. Love it.

Jessica…we LOVE Taylor Jenkins Reid around here so you’re in good company. ;)

Cheryl May 4, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Finished The Gravity of Us. Good, but damn that was a slow-burn. Not sure what will be my FLT. Gonna look at above list and my tbr…

MichelleS May 4, 2017 at 4:57 PM

My FLT is same as Tessa’s!!! A Court of Wings & Ruin! SQUEEEEEE!!! Just want to savor it. Pace myself. Then my library loan for Red Queen comes in! Oh no!!! Gasp! No savoring now..

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 6:29 PM

That’s why I love featuring some of our best chats, and/or single comments, bev. We are awesome at books, here. And if anyone missed these comments, it would be a travesty. ;)

P.S. I said travesty. Now I miss Travis. :P

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 6:32 PM

And she wears Depends, bev. I heard it.

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 6:33 PM

How ’bout instead, bev, you come to Book Bash AND stay at my place since I am in Manatee CENTRAL. Seriously. Where I live is the wild manatee hub. :) ‘Cause we’re cool like that. :P

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 6:35 PM


Or we can just hang out anyway!!! :D Yeah? ;)

Jan May 4, 2017 at 6:36 PM

Darcy Turner fidgeted uncomfortably in the stiff waiting room guest chair, flicking her eyes to her wrist.

from It’s You Book 1 by Katy Regnery. A pnr. It seems to be about a wolf shifter, but I’m 30% in and nobody’s shifted yet. :( Just lots of hints and clues and mystery. I’m a little bit bored, actually. Something’s gotta happen soon!

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Tasha, me too. I’m collecting each one…

Maryse May 4, 2017 at 7:18 PM

bev I like the read-a-book-in-a-day… day idea! And Saturday would be MY best day for that. Should we?

Who’s in?

bev May 4, 2017 at 7:43 PM

Maryse on one hand I’m thinking how sweet you are while on the other I’m thinking don’t invite strangers home from the Internet.
Not only is it dangerous but potentially socially awkward.

Imagine if you got kidnapped and they had to assemble all the suspects:
FABI depends wearing nudist.
ELA dominatrix who doesn’t have an inside voice
AMY the sixteen year old boy pretending to be an adult woman who licks tatoos
TESSA she is Slytherin

bev May 4, 2017 at 7:44 PM

I’m in it just has to be on the weekend.

Leslie M May 4, 2017 at 8:10 PM

Another suspect: Bev, the anti-social comedian who hates Kellan.

bev May 4, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Which one of us would be Keyser Soze?

Nay May 5, 2017 at 5:51 AM

I’m in!…for read-a-book-in-a-day, NOT to be Keyser Soze.

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