Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – May 31st 2016

by Maryse on May 31, 2016 · 244 comments

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<— BREAKING NEWS WEDNESDAY UPDATES!!! IT’S LIVE!!!!! The Butterfly Garden is the psych-thriller that I’m reading and it’s FREAKING AWESOME! AND AND!! It’s bargain priced! AWESOME price for an creepy-awesome story with awesome writing, and a scene that already shocked me good!!!! I’m having SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!

Amy: Anyone else coming to frolic in the Butterfly Garden with us? If it continues like it is now, holy moly! I’m gonna be GUSHING over this one. *fingers crossed* <—– though I don’t think it will need that. ;)

Here’s more that just went live!


Happy release day everyone! It’s the end of the month and it’s going out with quite a book-bang!! SO MANY awesome new books came out today, and from our favorite tried and true authors. AND AND!!! I found some new-to-us that sound just as exciting! Oh and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Monday early bird book releases ’cause there were some big ones, in there!

<— Okay, and… that one up there to the left (Grin and Beard It) just sounds like my idea of reading-fun, because I too, have NO sense of direction. NONE. Maps? neutral *shrug* Go north at the light? *blink blink* confused Er… I dunno. I think it’s genetic ’cause my mom and a few of my family members have the same problem. rolleyes Anyway… LOL! A snippet from the blurb that had me grinning:

…she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the back roads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

What else looks extra-good to me, today? Unrequited (in the bargains section, he steals the wife of a mafia head for himself… eeeeep!! And book #2 was just released today), Hooker (bad childhood until she was adopted but… she realizes there was more to it. With THAT title? I’m thinking things…), Hold You Against Me (a boy once saved her, and she thought he died, but now she realizes he might by a dangerous criminal), Unexpected Circumstances (just ’cause it’s Shay Savage – right off the bat – but also a historical? Instead of marrying the princess, he makes a political move and marries his maid… and she’s freaking out!!), Sweet Jayne (that blurb!! Listed as a dark taboo?? Three guys, they all are in her life for different reasons, but SHE might be the actual villain? I’m curious!). AND AND!!! I’m reading THIS ONE as we speak (The Butterfly Garden) and SO FREAKING EXCITED about it!! Psych-thriller!!!!

P.S. The bargain finds and reader recommendations are loaded in MY favorites, today!!! YAY!! I must insist on ‘em… and I included my reviews. ;) It’s like a who’s who of Maryse’s favorites from a few years ago that I STILL reminisce about. These set the standard. Or are a secure PART of the standard, of what makes up my favorites!


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 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. Dirty Love: The Dirty Girl Duet Series, Book 2 by Meghan March
  2. Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
  3. The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter
  4. The All-Star Antes Up: Wager of Hearts, Book 2 by Nancy Herkness
  5. Everywhere and Every Way: The Billionaire Builders, Book 1 by Jennifer Probst
  6. Into the Whirlwind by Kat Martin
  7. The Island House: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
  8. Demand: Careless Whispers, Book 2 by Lisa Renee Jones
  9. Dear Heart, I Hate You by J. Sterling <— I LOVED this book!!! (my review)
  10. Wicked Love: Wicked White, Book 3 by Michelle A. Valentine


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).

  • Unrequited (Fallen Aces MC Book 1) by Max Henry <— DARK ROMANCE BIKER/MAFIA BOOK and part 2 was just released today (below). This one is super-bargain priced today! “Our love was all consuming, passionate, and forbidden. We took risks to be together, carrying on an affair for months before her psychotic drug lord husband found the truth behind the lies. She barely escaped with her life … and that of my son...”  (also on Amazon UK) And Angela says:
“Have you read this one yet? Just started it today and can’t put it down. The second book comes out at midnight.”
  • The Year of the Dragon Series, Books 1-4: The Crimson Robe by James Calbraith <— FOUR BOOK SUPER-BARGAIN BUNDLE ALERT!!! (also available on Amazon UK but it doesn’t appear to be super-bargain priced)
  • Shifting Dreams (Cambio Springs Mysteries Book 1) by Elizabeth Hunter <— SO MANY LOVE THIS AUTHOR!! And book #1 in this series is super-bargain priced right now! (also on Amazon UK)
  • Sloth: A Sinful Secrets Novel by Ella James <— The second book in the series was just released (below) and it sounds awesome!! Kind of scary, maybe ever? And Kristin found us this one as a freebie today! “And the first book is free this week. I had to one-click that one…”
  • Distraction: Underground kings by Aurora Rose Reynolds <— THEY WAKE UP TOGETHER… “When Maggie wakes up naked in Sven’s bed, with no memory of the night before, these two must be honest about their feelings and face their fears, so they can build a future together.” and it’s super-bargain priced today! (also on Amazon UK)
  • RYLEE (The Rylee Adamson Epilogues Book 1) by Shannon Mayer <— Released just a couple of weeks ago (and also on Amazon UK)
  • Starting Fires by Makenzie Smith <— And she found us this one on super-bargain, which is another one I LOVED! (my review) and here it is on Amazon UK too!
  • The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred <—  AWESOME BOOK ALERT!! Michelle found us this super-bargain that I LOVED like crazy!! (here’s my review) and here it is on Amazon UK too!
  • The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies Book 1) by Tarryn Fisher <— SUPER-ROMANCE ANGST AND INFURIATION ALERT!! Also super-bargain priced and ALSO one of my favorites. ;) Everyone knows that! This one made me cry HARD. (my review) and here it is on Amazon UK!
  • Rainfall by Melissa Delport <— ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME & UNDERRATED (or should I say under-read?) BOOK THAT I CONSIDER A MUST READ!!! DO IT PLEASE!!! It’s super-bargain priced. You have nothing to lose. (my review) and here it is on Amazon UK!!
“I was so into it, that the minute I reached the end, I was kind of shaking. Exhilarated, misty-eyed, melancholy, happy, sad, elated, devastated… I was a mess. EVERY feeling, every emotion, was ebbing and flowing through me all at once. LOVED it!!” <— That’s a part of my review!!
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah <— TEAR-JERKER AWESOMENESS ALERT!!! And this one made Tasha cry!!! “I finally finished The Nightingale and I’m totally too embarrassed to say how long I’ve been milking that book, but it was such a great read, first time I literally cried in a year!” and I loved it too (my review) and here it is also on Amazon UK.
  • Waiting for April by Jaime Loren <— MichelleS AND Sarah LOVED this! (and here it is on Amazon UK too)!

MichelleS: “Waiting for April”. He’s over 300 & been protecting her his whole life. And loving her. She’s 17… And has never made it to 18. He’s watched her die 19x. In this life, she lives next door & has a hunky boyfriend. I love this kind of story!!! Yippee!!!!!!

Sarah: Waiting for April, read it people!! It is a rollercoaster, I was sweating all over in some parts just dying to know what happens, such a good story and hoping it continues in a sequel, my fingers and toes are crossed!!!

MichelleS: I finished Waiting for April. Now I’m waiting for the sequel. Loved it. But it definitely has at least a part two!… I’m a little speechless at how Waiting for April ended. Anyone else read it? Now I’m all torn up




  1. The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter (also on Amazon UK)
  2. Blood Lust (The Sentinels) by Alexandra Ivy (also on Amazon UK)
  3. The Angel Wore Fangs: A Deadly Angels Book by Sandra Hill (also on Amazon UK)
  4. Betrayal Foretold: Descended of Dragons, Book 3 by Jen Crane (also on Amazon UK)
  5. Hunted by the Dragon (Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Book 4) by Michelle M. Pillow (also on Amazon UK)
  6. Not Quite Mine (A Lowcountry Mystery) (Lowcountry Mysteries Book 7) by Lyla Payne (also on Amazon UK)
  7. Silver Moon (Hot Moon Rising #6) by Merryn Dexter (also on Amazon UK)
  8. Alpha Bear (Alpha Bites Book 2) by Mandy Rosko (also on Amazon UK)
  9. The 27 Club by Alexandria Bishop (also on Amazon UK)
  10. Enchanted: A Paranormal New Adult Novella Collection (also on Amazon UK)
  11. The Pages of the Mind (The Uncharted Realms) by Jeffe Kennedy (also on Amazon UK)
  12. Aether Spirit (Aether Psychics) by Cecilia Dominic (also on Amazon UK)
  13. Succubus in Seattle: Paranormal Romance Novella: The Blood Stone Series by J.M. Friedman (also on Amazon UK)
  14. Brother Mine (Brother Assassins Book 1) by Jolie Mason
  15. Soul-less by Greyson James



  1. Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers Book 2) by Penny Reid <— SOUNDS SO FUN/SHE’S A FAMOUS ACTRESS & HE’S A PARK RANGER ALERT!!!! She’s an actress with no sense of direction and she gets lost… and a park ranger comes to her rescue. YAY!!!! :P And Bethany says: “This book was soooo awesome!” (also on Amazon UK)
  2. Murder: A Sinful Secrets Romance by Ella James <— WHOA. SOUNDS A BIT SCARY & ROMANTICALLY ANGSTY (is he scary??) “She was not who I’d have chosen. Gwen was delicate and lovely: a former model with a ruined life, living in the quiet of the Smoky Mountains, healing injured bears. When she laid her hands on me, she healed me, too. That’s how it began. That’s where it first went wrong. I knew she could never be mine. But I sinned…” (also on Amazon UK)
  3. Empire (Eagle Elite Book 7) by Rachel Van Dyken <— MAFIA ARRANGED MARRIAGE ALERT!…the only way to fix, is to do something I swore I’d never do again. An arranged marriage. Only this time. I won’t fall. Or so help me God, I’ll kill her myself.“(also on Amazon UK)
  4. 30 Nights (The 30 Series) by Christine D’Abo (also on Amazon UK)
  5. Smoke & Metal (New York Crime Kings Book 3) by Skyla Madi (also on Amazon UK)
  6. Jae’s Assignment by Bernice Layton
  7. Summer (The Pleasure Quartet) by Vina Jackson
  8. Hooker by J. L. Perry <— EEEP! SHE WAS ADOPTED BUT… “Things began to look up for her when she was adopted by a wealthy socialite at the age of eleven. Sometimes, though, things aren’t always what they seem. Jade didn’t know it at the time, but her new adoptive mother had big plans for her . . .“  (also on Amazon UK)
  9. Ransom (Dead Man’s Ink Series Book 3) by Callie Hart <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!Jamie will do anything to protect Sophia, but with Hector kidnapping her family members and demanding the greatest of ransoms, keeping her safe is beginning to seem like an impossible task…“ (also on Amazon UK)
  10. Bewitching Winter: A Sexy New Zealand Romance (The Four Seasons Book 3) by Serenity Woods (also on Amazon UK)
  11. Unforgettable Memories (The Unforgettable Series Book 4) by Nikki Lamers (also on Amazon UK)
  12. Wilde For You (The Wilde Sisters Book 3) by Marianne Rice (also on Amazon UK)
  13. Love, With All My Heart by A. Gorman (also on Amazon UK)
  14. Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers Book 1) by Ainsley Booth <— HE’S THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA & SHE’S HIS INTERN ALERT! How much I like the PM varies on a daily basis. He’s intense, controlling, and a perfectionist in every way—and he demands the same of his staff. How much I want him never wavers… (also on Amazon UK)
  15. Hot Cowboy Nights (Lucky Penny Ranch) by Carolyn Brown (also on Amazon UK)
  16. Dirty Love (Dirty Girl Duet Book 2) by Meghan March <— DUET FINALE!! “…a sexy new spin-off duet from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy” (also on Amazon UK)
  17. Hold You Against Me: A Stripped Standalone by Skye Warren <— NOW-CRIMINAL SAVED HER LIFE LONG AGO ALERT… “But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me–the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.” (also on Amazon UK)
  18. The All-Star Antes Up (Wager of Hearts Book 2) by Nancy Herkness (also on Amazon UK)
  19. Unanswered Prayers by Morgan Malone (also on Amazon UK)
  20. A Bet Worth Making (Grayson County Series Book 2) by Heather Hildenbrand (also on Amazon UK)
  21. Under The Surface: An Alpha Ops Novel by Anne Calhoun (also on Amazon UK)
  22. Hot in Hellcat Canyon by Julie Anne Long (also on Amazon UK)
  23. Unexpected Circumstances: The Handmaid by Shay Savage <— SHE’S HIS MAID, AND HE MARRIES HER INSTEAD OF THE PRINCESS ALERT!In a bold political move, Sir Branford claims a handmaid as his bride instead of the expected princess in an attempt to spark a war. Poor Alexandra knows little of how to behave as the wife of a future king and knows nothing of the man who is suddenly her husband…“ (also on Amazon UK)
  24. Love Me: Always Series book 2 by Cristin Cooper
  25. Gamer Girl by Glynis Astie
  26. Worth The Wait: A Nature Of Desire Series Novel by Joey W. Hill <— HE’S A DOM AND SHE’S A 40-YEAR OLD SUB THAT HAS GIVEN UP ON LOVE…Desmond Hayes is the roofing contractor repairing their rundown theater building, but he’s also a rigger, well-known in the BDSM world for his rope artistry. He’s not just a top, though; he’s a Dom whose unexpected quirks mesh too well with Julie’s eccentric personality and awaken her submissive side…“ (also on Amazon UK)
  27. Stare Him Down (Stare Down Book 3) by Riley Murphy (also on Amazon UK)
  28. The Peppercorn Project by Nicki Edwards (also on Amazon UK)
  29. Steal Me (Haunted Roads Book 1) by India R Adams (also on Amazon UK)
  30. Unbreakable: Unrequited Part Two (Fallen Aces MC Book 2) by Max Henry <— BIKER BOOK DARK ROMANCE ALERT!! This is part 2 so I won’t read the blurb… P.S. Book #1 is on super-sale right now, so I posted it above in the bargains. (also on Amazon UK)
  31. Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas <— RUTHLESS BUSINESS TYCOON & A SHY ARISTOCRAT ALERT!Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret...” (also on Amazon UK)
  32. Sins in the Sand (Totally Five Star) by Kait Gamble
  33. Until Then by Delisa Lynn
  34. The McKenzie Artifact: Smithson Group #5 by Alison Kent
  35. Waking Up in Vegas by Sarah King
  36. Tainted Love (A Lovestruck Novella Book 1) by Lane Hart
  37. Everywhere and Every Way (The Billionaire Builders Book 1) by Jennifer Probst <— SHE HIRES HIM TO BUILD HER HOUSE……demanding high-end home designer Morgan hires Caleb to build her a customized dream house that matches her specifications to a T—or she’ll use her powerful connections to poison the Pierce brothers’ reputation. Not one to ignore a challenge, Caleb vows to get the job done—if only he can stop getting distracted by his new client’s perfect…amenities.” (also on Amazon UK)
  38. Vulnerable by Bonita Thompson (also on Amazon UK)
  39. The Whole Day Through: A Novel by Patrick Gale
  40. Demand (Careless Whispers Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones <— LISA RENEE JONES ALERT!! (also on Amazon UK)
  41. Stacked Up: Worth the Fight Series by Sidney Halston <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT! She’s a rich girl with a preacher father and she meets MMA fighter! “...if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny…” (also on Amazon UK)
  42. The Anatomy of Jane (WJM Book 1) by Amelia LeFay <— POTENTIAL THREESOME LOVE ALERT! One guy has a TV show, one guy wants to be a famous chef and she becomes their maid… “…to figure out how to simultaneously get the first and second things I want without any of us getting hurt. THREE PEOPLE. ONE LOVE STORY….” (also on Amazon UK)
  43. Wicked Love (Wicked White Series Book 3) by Michelle A. Valentine (also on Amazon UK)
  44. Torn: LOST Series #4 by Cynthia Eden (also on Amazon UK)
  45. Your Mess Is Mine by Stephanie Alba <— THEY MEET AT THE AIRPORTI didn’t expect to fight her for the last standby seat to New York City. I didn’t plan on letting her get under my skin. Or the way her vulnerability tore me up inside and compelled me to care for her. She didn’t plan on letting me witness her chaos.” (also on Amazon UK)
  46. Jason (Kings of Guardian Book 4) by Kris Michaels <— SHE WAS SAVED BY HER STEPBROTHER & THEN HE DIED… “Faith Collins’ stepbrother rescued her and her infant son from a hideous life, then died overseas in a black ops mission gone tragically wrong. Faith knew how to pick up and go on when things got bad. So she’d made peace with losing him–until Jason King arrived…” (also on Amazon UK)
  47. Constant Craving (Task Force Hawaii Book 3) by Melissa Schroeder (also on Amazon UK)
  48. Fulfilling Promises (Red Starr, Book Five) by Kennedy Layne (also on Amazon UK)
  49. Learning to Breathe: Based on The Falling Series by Marisa Oldham <— ROCK STAR BOOK! He finally asks her to move to LA with him… “When he finally asks her to move to Los Angeles to be with him, she risks everything, taking the leap into a new life. Drowning in the wake of her decisions, she struggles just to breathe as destiny threatens to take everything…” (also on Amazon UK)
  50. Protecting His Own (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 11) by Cherise Sinclair <— SHE & HER MASTER CAN’T HAVE CHILDREN DUE TO HER ABUSED PAST… but two little boys need a home when their abused mom enters the hospital: “Agreeing to care for them temporarily, Beth soon falls in love with the two adorable boys. Now Master Nolan has a new problem. How can he protect the children when their drug-addicted mother is released—and how the hell can he keep his sweet submissive’s heart from being broken when they leave?” (also on Amazon UK)
  51. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley <— PLANE CRASH SURVIVORS!! “…the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs-the painter-and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family…” (also on Amazon UK)
  52. Cold Hearted (Cold Justice Book 6) by Toni Anderson (also on Amazon UK)
  53. Where There’s Smoke: inspirational romantic suspense (Montana Fire Book 1) by Susan May Warren (also on Amazon UK)
  54. Ultimate Vengeance (Wanted Men Book 4) by Nancy Haviland <— RUSSIAN MAFIA ALERT & HE BROKE HER HEART…When he prowls back into her quiet life, Sacha’s decision to run is immediate. But before she can, Alekzander offers a confession that fully absolves him of his sins. Rather than celebrate, Sacha is forced to acknowledge an alarming truth. She has now become the villain in their story. Will she survive when Alekzander discovers why?” (also on Amazon UK)
  55. Unbreak Me by Julieanne Lynch (also on Amazon UK)
  56. SEVEN by Amy Marie <— SHE WANTED TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE POPULAR GUYS… “How was I to know that the one night I willingly gave away my innocence would set off a chain of events, turning my world upside down? Now, ten years later, it’s my turn to use sex, money, and lies to take from them all that they took from me . . . and more…” (also on Amazon UK)
  57. The Heart’s Shrapnel by S. J. Lynn (also on Amazon UK)
  58. Sweetest Kisses (Men of the Sprawling A Ranch Book 4) by Anna Alexander (also on Amazon UK)
  59. Heart of a Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison (also on Amazon UK)
  60. Working With Temptation (Unclaimed Novellas Book 2) by Nixie Gray (also on Amazon UK)
  61. Clandestine: A Garden Falls novel by Allie Kincheloe (also on Amazon UK)
  62. Sweet Jayne by K Webster <— DARK TABOO STORY ALERT! There are three guys in her life and they all associate differently with her but… “…maybe complicated Jayne isn’t so sweet after all… In fact, she might just be the biggest villain of them all.” (also on Amazon UK)
  63. Secrets, Lies, and Online Dating by Sylvia McDaniel (also on Amazon UK)
  64. Loving Lindsey (The Protectors Book 1) by Patricia Keelyn (also on Amazon UK)
  65. Recovery Road by Danielle Donaldson
  66. Breaking Promises (B-boy Book 1) by S. Briones Lim


PREORDERS (tomorrow’s & next week’s!!! :D )

  1. About the Night by Anat Talshir <— THEY FALL IN LOVE DURING WARTIME BUT IT’S FORBIDDEN! This sounds like it could be as epic as The Nightingale and The Bronze Horseman AND!!! It’s already in the top 10 of all of Amazon and it hasn’t even released yet! “Tragically, they come from two different worlds. Elias is a Christian Arab living on the eastern side of the newly divided city, and Lila is a Jew living on the western side. A growing conflict between their cultures casts a heavy shadow over the region and their burgeoning relationship.” <— JUNE 1st 2016
  2. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison <— #1 RIGHT NOW!!!! This book is #1 on ALL of Amazon Kindle right now, and it’s coming out in just a couple of days! I can’t wait to read it!!!! (It’s on my latest TBR list that I posted last night) <— JUNE 1st 2016
  3. Flash Point (Kilgore Fire Book 2) by Lani Lynn Vale – June 2nd 2016
  4. Nolan: Return to Signal Bend by Susan Fanetti – June 4th 2016
  5. Six by K.I. Lynn - June 6th 2016
  6. One True Loves: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid – June 7th 2016 (here’s MY REVIEW)!!!
  7. End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) by Stephen King  - June 7th 2016
  8. Idol (VIP Book 1) by Kristen Callihan - June 7th 2016
  9. Rootbound by Shannon Mayer - June 7th 2016
  10. Coast (Kick Push Book 2) (The Road 3) by Jay McLean - June 7th 2016
  11. Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn - June 7th 2016
  12. Killing The Sun: Part 1 by Mara White & K. Larsen - June 7th 2016
  13. White-Hot Hack: Kate and Ian #2 by Tracey Garvis Graves - June 7th 2016
  14. End of Watch: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) by Stephen King – June 7th 2016
  15. Amber Fire by Lisa Renee Jones – June 7th 2016
  16. Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn  – June 7th 2016
  17. Nothing More by Anna Todd - SPINOFF!!  June 7th 2016
  18. Downtown Devil: A Sins in the City Novel by Cara McKenna – June 7th 2016
  19. The Proposition by Missy Johnson – June 7th 2016


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Theresa May 31, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Marsye, I think the Karina Halle book shows a new release date in August

Theresa May 31, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Marsye, Laurell Hamilton date changed to October.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Thank you Theresa!!!

Updating. :D

Tessa May 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Okay, first, that Shay Savage one has me with “prince”. I’m a sucker for fairy tales. :) Empire… *hides* If I get that, I’lll have to read Elude. I haven’t even read Ember in fear of Elude. *covers eyes* Eeep! Hooker looks interesting…

I finally read The Resistance. :D It was good. Putdownable, but then the angst started. :) Now I have no idea what to read.

Fiona nichols May 31, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Thank you so much for puttin uk link xxxx

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 1:34 PM

My pleasure Fiona!!! :D

Fabi May 31, 2016 at 2:07 PM

If the Shay Savage book is male POV I’m reading it even though I wouldn’t normally go for that plotline.

Lauren May 31, 2016 at 2:10 PM

I read an ARC of Ultimate Vengeance….OMG, it’s incredible!!! If you haven’t read Nancy Haviland’s Wanted Men series…READ IT!!!

Tasha J May 31, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Wow, huge list of goodies today! Right off the bat I added Waiting For April, Shay Savage’s, Grin and Beard It, and Sweet Jayne. I also added this one to my tbr this am: It was in a list of book club rec’s from my library and releases June 14. Looks really good but the waiting list is 60 ppl out so I may have to purchase! ;) AND guess what else I discovered today?! Strawberry soup. Yes, soup!! I thought it sounded weird and kind of gross so I looked it up and it sounds divine! It’s served chilled and I’m totally making it this week. There are a few diff Pinterest variations but here’s an ex:

Tasha J May 31, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Wow, huge list of goodies today! Right off the bat I added Waiting For April, Shay Savage’s, Grin and Beard It, and Sweet Jayne. I also added this one to my tbr this am: It was in a list of book club rec’s from my library and releases June 14. Looks really good but the waiting list is 60 ppl out so I may have to purchase! ;)

Ela May 31, 2016 at 2:31 PM


Tasha J May 31, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Whoops I was having trouble getting that to submit so it’s there a couple times

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Have to say I was ready to read the Shay Savage book until I saw it is book one of three. Waiting for that to be complete on June 28th.

Finished Wicked Heart. I really enjoyed it, but not sure $9.99 worth. ;)

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Maryse, Bittersweet (True North Book 1) by Sarina Bowen release date is June 14.

Amy May 31, 2016 at 3:18 PM

Sweet Gum Tree, The Opportunist, and Rainfall…three of my absolute FAVORITES all right next to each other and all full of beautiful angst and heartache!!!!

I’m not too far into The Butterfly Garden yet, but so far I *am* loving the writing style. Not too much homework tonight so I get to crack open a bottle of plum wine and get lost in the Garden. :D I better see you there, Maryse!

Paula May 31, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Thank you so much for putting the UK links up – so much easier to one click!!

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Thank you Cheryl!! I think I have it on the main book release list… so it will be showing up on next week’s. :D

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 4:23 PM

It is my pleasure Paula. I’m so happy to be hearing it helps!!

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 4:23 PM

I’m there, Amy!!! I;ll be reading alongside you ‘n Fabi.

Fabi. You gonna be there?

gina May 31, 2016 at 4:28 PM

I’m so sad that Stacked Up (Halston) is the last book of the series. It’s one of my favorite series. I’m hoping it ends with a bang!

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Man, June 7th is going to be an awesome book release day. One True Loves, Idol, White Hot Hack!! I go from not knowing what to read to being overwhelmed with what to read first! Gee, what a problem to have! ;)

Ela May 31, 2016 at 4:56 PM

How come I can’t get my hands on The Butterfly Garden??? *taps foot loudly* Ha? Ha? WHY?

Theresa May 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Ella James has a new one out. .99 today only

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Amy, everything I read about Learning to Breathe says to have a box of tissues ready for the ugly cry. An emotional rollercoaster ride. Sounds like your kind of story. Can be read as a standalone.

Kathy P May 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Ela, a couple of days ago, I got the Butterfly Garden free under the Kindle First program which is available for all Amazon prime members if you are prime. It was my first time using it. I guess they have 4 books available each month and that was one of its selections. I had never used this program before. Amazon has said it would be available under Kindle Unlimited as well. Hope this helps.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 6:13 PM

I think it’s on there, Theresa! It looks SO good, too!! :D

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 6:13 PM

The rock star one, Cheryl? Where he finally has her join him in LA for good? That one intrigues me BIG TIME.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 6:14 PM

Thank you, Kathy!!! :D

Ela you might still have time… or else it’ll just go live tomorrow.

Kathy are you buddy reading it with us?

Jan130 May 31, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Been busy for a few days and haven’t looked at Maryse’s new updates. Looks like there’re so many goodies to catch up on!.

I did try a sample of Lauren Gilley’s Tastes Like Candy (just out last week) and LOVED IT!! So I bought it and have dropped all of my other reading and dived into the dark and sca-ee MC world of Lauren Gilley.

Now I’ve gone back to the start with Fearless – book 1 in Gilley’s Dartmoor series. (Taste Like Candy is in a spin-off series). OMG. So good. Big, long, well-written meaty book a la Kirsten Ashley, believable (if scary!!) characters. Slightly taboo :-/ Main protagonists are seventeen and thirty when they first hookup eeeek! But so right for each other. There’s some violence too. :-/ But I’m luvvin these books and fully intend to read them all.

I’ve tried quite a few ho-hum MC series, and also some that are just TOO gritty and OTT for me. My favs (till now) are Jo Wylde and KA. But now I have a NEW FAVE. Yay me.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 6:32 PM

We loved Fearless, here!!! So glad you’ve discovered her, Jan130!

Jan130 May 31, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Thanks Maryse. So many goodies I would never have discovered without this group. :-)

Amy May 31, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Oh man…there is some build up going on in Butterfly Garden, and when it’s revealed it is NOT going to be pretty.

Not. At. All.

But I am really, REALLY liking this book! :D

Fabi May 31, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Yes Maryse, I’ll squirrel over to it tonight once I settle down to read. I can never resist a buddy read. :-)

Amy May 31, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Cheryl…it sounds PERFECT!! *hugs* for knowing me so well. ;)

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Yep Maryse that’s the one. It intrigues and scares me. Might have to grab the tissues and start reading.

Amy May 31, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Yay Fabi!! Anyone else coming to frolic in the Butterfly Garden with us?

If it continues like it is now, holy moly! I’m gonna be GUSHING over this one. *fingers crossed* <—– though I don't think it will need that. ;)

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Haha Amy, we were posting at the same time. Yep, I’m seriously thinking of reading it after I finish Wild Abandon. I so want to know what the devastating news/events are and I have a big box of tissues and just got a bottle of vodka that I’m going to mix with some lemonade. So all set for the blankie cave.

bev May 31, 2016 at 7:21 PM

I’m not sure that is the type of garden one frolics in.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 7:46 PM

We can try, bev!!

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Someone needs to put some aspirin, a big pitcher of water, and a plastic garbage bin in Cheryl’s blankie fort!!!!

And maybe we’ll make her some bacon and eggs tomorrow…

R. Renee May 31, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Ooh I love drunk reading because then you get to read everything all over again :)

bev May 31, 2016 at 7:53 PM

I’m not sure what to think that that is a garden you want frolic in.
You’d so be the one in the movie that the audience screams at to not go in there, lol.

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Ooooh, wasn’t that what your Mom recommended for hangover breakfast Maryse?! Yes, please!!

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 8:05 PM

*in sing-song voice* How does your garden grow?!

Amy May 31, 2016 at 8:11 PM

Yep R! We (well, some of us ;) ) love drunk reading…and then…and then…and then…

…we come on here and harass the sober people!!!! :P

Amy May 31, 2016 at 8:13 PM

Oooooh, don’t forget the tomatoes wedges drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper to go with the bacon and eggs.

And hash browns!

Perfect hangover breakfast. :D

Cheryl May 31, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Bleck, tomatoes are evil. :>

Kathy P May 31, 2016 at 8:50 PM

Maryse, I have never buddied readied before but I think this will be the book for me to try it!! I might be reading it during the day because the description scares me. Just have 50 pages left to finish the book I am reading now!! And then on to the Butterfly Garden!

Di-Ann May 31, 2016 at 8:51 PM

Just finished The Butterfly Garden and OMG!! The writing was wonderful with a nice pace. Very unique storyline and a heroine the you feel for! Finished this book in one sitting. Loved it!

Grey May 31, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Read Tampa and Hollow…now I need something to wow me… Like blow my socks off (auto correct just tried to make that spanxs not socks, WTF???)

Jan130 May 31, 2016 at 9:22 PM

Blow your spanx off??? That would be some book. LOL.

Maryse May 31, 2016 at 9:44 PM

I want THAT book!!! LOL!

Grey come frolic in the butterfly garden with us!!!!

Come on! It’ll be fun. *wicked giggle*

And yes bev… I would be the one everyone would scream DON’T OPEN THE DOOR!! DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED!! DON’T INVESTIGATE THAT NOISE!!!!

bev May 31, 2016 at 10:40 PM

Lol. Amy, would be all you go first Maryse.
And when you don’t come back Fabi would be like screw it I’m heading back to Texas.

bev May 31, 2016 at 10:41 PM

Rainfall—is that the one that still keeps Fabi up at night?

Fabi May 31, 2016 at 10:45 PM

Yes, yes it is Bev. I don’t think I’ve ever been —traumatized— by a book, until that one.

Speaking of…I just started The Butterfly Garden, and already, wow.

Amy May 31, 2016 at 11:23 PM

Omg Bev…*snort*

Hey, I tried to find a pink butterfly that would be Maryse in the Butterfly Garden…the closest is the Pink Glasswing.

So, Maryse is a Pink Glasswing butterfly.

And if you are reading (or have read) Butterfly Garden and have gotten to THAT part, then you know just how macabre that really is. *shudder* Still, I couldn’t resist. ;)

Amy May 31, 2016 at 11:37 PM

Fabi…right?? I am absolutely LOVING this one. The writing, how it is all unfolding, the perfectly-timed shifts between last and present…ALL of it is perfect for me.

If I had to use one word to describe it right now, it would be haunting.

Kinda like how Rainfall was for you. Oh wait…your word for that was traumatizing. :P

Fabi May 31, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Amy, TBG kind of reads like a movie doesn’t it? With the flashbacks?

Amy May 31, 2016 at 11:42 PM

Who else is frolicking in the Garden with us? Grey, Kathy? And Di-Ann is already way ahead of us and finished with it! :D

R. Renee May 31, 2016 at 11:44 PM

I want to frolic but Fabi has me stuck on a raft with some hot dude named Bastian. And if he doesn’t let up soon I’m popping that bitch and drowning them both!

Amy May 31, 2016 at 11:51 PM

Yes, Fabi! That’s a good way of putting it. I like how there is the past, recent past (the garden), and the present.

And their whole…situation. I can’t stop playing a certain part on a loop in my head and it’s making my chest ache. ACHE. :|

Amy May 31, 2016 at 11:54 PM

Ahhhhh, okay R…I get it. Bastian is quite the guy and easy to get wrapped up in.

Oh! Have you read Transcendence by her? Freaking amazing with an ending that had me crying bittersweet (mostly sweet) tears!

R. Renee May 31, 2016 at 11:58 PM

No, I haven’t! New author for me. I am *at this very second* typing the last sentence in my book *grin, grin, grin* so I’m reading less than I normally do. I keep pulling up the Kindle app on my laptop to check in with Bastain and Raine, then I curse myself for the distraction!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 12:05 AM

Oh my gosh R!!! A big, huge congrats!

Amy June 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

Good for you, R!! :D

I liked Surviving Raine, but I LOVED Transcendence. It was just so unique and emotional…yes, a caveman story with emotion! It’s one of the many I wish I could read for the first time all over again. *sigh*

Okay, last thing about BG before I get back to it…I do have a minor complaint. The situations she found herself in at 6, 7, 8, and what she had to do for herself at those ages? A little over-the-top bordering on unbelievable, but the rest is so GREAT that I am just rolling with it so…whatever! ;)

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 12:06 AM

Thanks! I’m simultaneously crying and drinking martinis. And stalking Maryse’s blog!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Oh, I bet! Cheers girl. You majorly deserve it.

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 12:12 AM

Thank you!!! It’s so exciting. :)

Kandace M June 1, 2016 at 1:06 AM

Rainfall and Sweet Gum Tree are two of my favs!

bev June 1, 2016 at 7:31 AM


Good morning, ladies.

Cheryl June 1, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Congrats R, that’s must be an amazing feeling!

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the thought of reading BG. Is it a suspense, thriller, is there any romance? And most of all, Fabi, who was traumatized reading Rainfall- this one isn’t traumatizing??

Morning Bev!!

Elizabeth Lynx June 1, 2016 at 8:43 AM

I can not wait to read Grin and Beard it! I have been sooo looking forward to it!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM

I’m at 17% Cheryl and it’s dark. I can’t imagine any romance coming through this type of plot. But, who knows. Authors surprise me all the time.

I can handle dark. Rainfall wasn’t dark. I can’t say much here due to it being a spoiler free zone. I realize I’m the only one who feels this way about it, but I honestly can’t believe the love that book gets. The more time that passes since I read it, the more it sinks into my soul like a hot, heavy stone.

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:55 AM

So, Fabi when all were loving that book, Rainfall, I bought it. Then I was all….hmmm, looking at reviews. So I did it. I read the end.
I was like, um no, lol. I used to love soaps, and in those sure I’ll take that story line. But for the story I didn’t want to read the journey that ended like that.
Could be fun if ended in a different way?

Cheryl June 1, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Fabi, thanks. I get it about Rainfall. There have been a few books along the way that have surprised and upset me in how they progressed and still “hurt” when I think about them. Somewhat a case of the “what-ifs.”

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:58 AM

Only 7 books this month.
Undecided & Rebel of the Sands were my favorites.

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Congrats, R!

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 9:04 AM

Thanks Cheryl and Bev! Still feels awesome, even without the martini!

I read more than I realized this month, 8 total, but 2 were novellas, so that’s probably more like 7. Unbreakable by Emma Scott was the standout for me. I still think about it. GREAT story…but not quite RUSH so I gave it 4 stars. But, for me that’s like 5!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Yes Bev, the journey was already high octane but with a different ending I might have been able to handle it.

*shakes head* I still can’t believe you jump to the end of a book. I can’t think of a single time I’ve done that. Even with my dnfs, I don’t go to the end of the book to “see”. I may need to try that.

I don’t even know what I read in May. Certainly no standouts. I’ll go check my GR list because I need to choose one for my monthly favorite.

Cheryl June 1, 2016 at 11:05 AM

R, I loved Rush and also How To Save a Life but have’t read Unbreakable, so I think I’ll be adding that to my tbr list. Have you also read Love Beyond Words?

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Cheryl, I had to read it after Unbreakable to fix my book hangover lol. I liked it a lot too, but not as much. Unbreakable just got me. LBW is written completely different than her other books. It’s 3rd person and reminds me of Gabriel’s Inferno which I (5 star) loved, so it was a nice treat

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 12:32 PM

I really need to get on here at night. Sounds like you all were nice and plastered. :P Either that, or the book is that intense. I’m gonna go with book.

Favorite in May? Probably Hidden Oracle? Apollo’s ego was just too funny. :) How sad is it that I looked at GR and realized I only read twenty books? Then I realized, crap, 20 us not a lot? *pounds head*

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Oh finally read Jay McLean’s Kick Push. Coast is up there for next week. All I gotta say is that Coast better do some mending big time!

Also, FINALLY started reading For You by Kristen Ashley. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m at 13% and I think I know who did it. I so hope I’m wrong. That’s way too early to know.

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Oh Amy…Look what came in the mail today! I found an independent online book store that had the cover I wanted. And it’s signed! I’m going to try to post a pic!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 1:09 PM

yokay, I looked at my May reads (can’t believe its June already) and it looks like I read 16 books. (wow Tessa, 20 with a vacation in the middle). Six of mine were 5 star for me, and while nothing blew me away, I did have two standouts:

A Kind of Truth (A Kind of Stories, #1) by Lane Hayes because I love, love, love rock star / music themes


Mr. and Mr. Smith (End of the Line, #1) by HelenKay Dimon because it brought the action scenes I like in books plus a good, angsty love story.

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Good lord! I was all proud of my 9!! *hangs head in shame*

Paula June 1, 2016 at 1:19 PM

So much to catch up on!!

Jeez – 28 books read in May…

Crow and Reaper were 5* reads for me – I moved them up my TBR after seeing Bev rave about them – thank you Bev,

Glitter on the web would have been 5* with an epilogue but then I see Ginger has said there is going to be another one!! Yippee!

Fabi June 1, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Goodness gracious Paula – 28 – I’m a little jealous

R – haha – If we ALL read 9 novels and FINISHED WRITING A BOOK in May, I think we’d be down-right proud of ourselves.

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 1:27 PM

haha! I think writing was the easy part. Now comes the hard part…making cuts!

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Eeew. Editing. :P That part is hard. Good luck! Also, as Fabi said. Don’t feel bad. You freaking wrote and read. :D I cant do that. The books distract me too much.

Anne June 1, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Amazing list! Thank you Maryse.

I am reading Angel of Redemption (its a pretty big book) and loving it so far! It took me out of my book slump so happy about that :)

Shirley June 1, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Ya’ll, I am absolutely LOVING Angel Of Redemption!! My reading has been hit and miss the past 2 days due to kids, etc but when Im not reading it, I can’t wait to pick it back up. This book gives me all the feels-and I love that its almost 600 pages!!

Jenny June 1, 2016 at 4:49 PM

So many amazing books. Waiting for the list. Diving into the new Jennifer Probst and waiting for Taylor Jenkins Reid to come out! Read 12 books in May and Wild Abandon was my favorite!!! Sway was amazing too.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Yep Cheryl…what Fabi said. BG is dark. Not dark like erotic dark, more like…well, Silence of the Lambs dark. No gore (yet) but just disturbing now that I’ve hit a certain part. And my heart actually aches for these girls…especially certain ones. :(

Whether it ends on a 5-star note or not, this one will stick with me for a while.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 5:16 PM


I’m soooooo jealous but I am SO freaking excited for you!! Seriously, my heart just skipped a beat for you!!! :D

You HAVE to let me know when you read it. *gets wine ready for R*

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Can you believe it was signed!!?? I didn’t even know it! I think I paid like $8 or something stupid!

Amy June 1, 2016 at 5:23 PM

That is AWESOME!!! :D

Ela June 1, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Ok! I’m finally reading the Butterfly Garden and WTF? I need support! I NEED TO HOLD HANDS AND NEED ANSWERS

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Amy are you talking about the first *oomph* scene? ’cause OMG that was traumatic, albeit… strangely… poetic. UGH.


Ela June 1, 2016 at 6:22 PM


Maryse June 1, 2016 at 6:24 PM

There are psychos and then there are psychos. Or should I say poetic psychos, and just psych-psychos?

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Tee hee Ela!!!!

It’s fun!!! Er… in a creepy terror-psych-thriller kind of way.

Forge ahead, my friend. Let’s frolic amongst the butterflies. ;)

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM

OH MY R. Renee!! What a find!!!!

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 6:26 PM

*blinks* Silence of the Lambs dark? So basically psych thriller?

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Geesh, I commented at the same time as Maryse. So uh, you all enjoy that one. *runs in the opposite direction*

Ela June 1, 2016 at 6:32 PM

I’m scared to forge ahead *whimpers* screw The frolicking

Lisa June 1, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Jan!! So glad your reading and loving the Dartmoor series. I lost myself in Lauren Gilley MC land earlier in tbe year and Im all caught up and waiting for the release of Loverboy.
Havent read Snow in Texas or Tastes Like Candy yet…..but I think Bev read Snow and liked it.
Yay. Book love!!

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:01 PM

The first *oomph*…the 21st birthday scene? Because THAT one was the first one to hit me hard. It was just…so…haunting. And yes, traumatic. Truth be told, it has been haunting me all day. :?

I’m actually past that part now, but MAN…every new revelation is just like another sucker-punch to my gut.

And GAH! What *is* her role in all of this??? I am seriously addicted to this twisted mess right now.

Lisa June 1, 2016 at 7:04 PM

I know reading isn’t a competition sport but Im feeling a bit envious and slightly intimidated by those of you who have cracked double book figures this month.

I just cannot find that much time to read….OR I’m just reading at old person pace. Yikes.

And I just can’t ignore an empty fridge and hollow hungry-eyed family waiting for me to feed them…..or even the dust bunnies under the sofa…in place of reading. It just has to be way down my list…after study work family blah blah blah. It sucks.

Feel like I should hand in my book nerd card for that confession ;)

bev June 1, 2016 at 7:05 PM

So, I thought Maryse wrote, “strangely erotic” I’m reading everyone’s responses and….I’m like I don’t know what to do with that.

Michelle June 1, 2016 at 7:07 PM

The Butterfly Garden is looking interesting. I did get it thru kindle first so I have no reason not to try it. I’m moving onto the second book in The Three series by KA. I liked the first one, didn’t love it, but it surely kept me reading. Heard the second book is better and I need to de-stress myself right now *digging around for some chocolate too*

bev June 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Lisa, I t lit is like a book to two a day in some cases. That’s why I sometimes ask if people skim, lol. Cause I can’t do the math. Speed wise I’m just at average I think. It has to be speed reading. And some people can be so fast with that.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Awwww come on, Ela!! It’s creepy and haunting and traumatic but it’s SO good…just stick with it!

I say it’s like Silence of the Lambs because of the mind messery. No gore. No Guy trying to wear people’s skin. Just…despondency, yet with a smidgen of hope so it’s not overwhelming in how twisted the situation is. If that makes any sense. *snort* Maryse could definitely word it better than that. ;)

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Yep Amy!! That’s the scene. OH. EM. GEE.

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:12 PM

I read 2 to 3 a week, Lisa. But amongst those, I may have started/taste-tested 5 or 6….

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM

*pushes Lisa’s book nerd card back to her* We have NO minimum reading requirements here. ;)

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Er… okay um….

poetic terror.

LOL!!!! :P

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:14 PM

I agree with Amy… one a week or one a day or one a month… as long as we’re enjoying ourselves, we read at our own speed.

bev June 1, 2016 at 7:18 PM

I’m just glad you do not find Silence of the Lambs type reads erotic.
Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:20 PM

OH. EM. GEE. is right!

I just keep picturing…THAT…and the beautifully horrific nature of it. Those two words look so wrong next to each other, but I have NO other idea how to describe it.

Michelle!!! Come frolic in the garden with us! Maryse is a Pink Glasswing and I’m…well, I don’t know which one I am… *scratches head*

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:21 PM

What do you mean, Bev? You didn’t find him tuckin’ the junk and dancing around to be erotic?? LOL!!!

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Hey Lisa. Yeah, I’m right into it. Book love to the max. I think Fearless might have been my fav read for May. Tastes Like Candy is really great too. Candyman is hot *fans self*. But I haven’t been as hooked by Snow In Texas. About Mercy’s brother Colin, so still pretty hot *fans self again* but something about the setting didn’t sit right with me from the start and it just hasn’t been as awesome as the others. And Colin is a bit unsure of himself at times and not always that bada** alpha we love to love. Still a good read, though.

Without meaning to, I’ve been reading them out of order. I loved Walsh’s story as well (Dartmoor Bk 3 Skeleton King) but haven’t read Price of Angels Bk 2 yet LOL. So I’ve had some spoilers about books I haven’t read yet. Never mind. I am eagerly whipping through them all and also looking forward to Lover Boy even though I haven’t even read all the others yet LOL. There is also another Lean Dogs on the cards, I believe. Sweeeeet. :-D

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Amy I always loved Monarchs… I don’t get to see enough of those. Can you be that? To me THAT is the majestic lion of them all. THE epitome of “butterfly”

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Poetic terror. *points at Maryse* See, told ya. ;)

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:23 PM

bev… I liked his lotion in the basket.

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Ooooh Amy! But a Swallowtail butterfly is beautiful.

And ummm… you know. That name is sure to entice and “Amy-type” snort-reaction.

THAT’S IT!!! You’re a SWALLOWTAIL!!!!!

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 7:29 PM

Tessa so glad you’ve picked up KA’s burg series. I loved For You, but the second book, At Peace, would have to be one of my favourite KA’s ever. Such fantastic characters, and such a beautiful story. Made my cry at some very emotional moments, but had the beautiful HEA.

Grey June 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Well crap… I didn’t read anything last night… I got.. um, busy… LOL.

I just noticed, Je Suis a Toi is out… yay!!! Q and Tess, oh man, I may have to do a re-read of this whole set. I Floved these books so freaking hard…

But, you all are saying the magic words! Butterfly Garden is a dark too?!?

Michelle June 1, 2016 at 7:31 PM

I need something NOT stressful Amy but I will frolic/run thru the garden soonish. I think these butterflies are cool:

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:32 PM

I get to be the monarch?!? *squeals and bounces on balls of feet*

Yeah, their wings are “loud” in their pattern and color and just seem to scream “look at me!!!” Fitting. *snort* :P

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Wait for it….

Wait. For. It….

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:33 PM

OOOOH!! I was typing when you posted your comment, but…



Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Oooh, excited about Kristen Callihan’s Idol. First in a news series. A rock star!! Yes! Blurb sounds awesome. I liked the game on series, so I’ve boldly one-clicked a pre-order.

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:36 PM


LOL!!!!!!!!!!! :P

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM


BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! It ain’t as pretty as that butterfly, THAT’S for sure!! :P

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM

You guys and your crazy conversations. Makes me smile on a wintry Aussie morning. Yeah, its winter here! Good reading weather in front of the fire. ;-)

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Michelle…those photos are breathtaking. :D

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:44 PM

*giggle* Glad we could cheer up your chilly day, Jan! Although, wintertime is wonderful reading weather… ;)

Grey!! You gotta join us! It is dark and yet still has a beauty to it. Not gonna even consider what that says about me thinking that way…

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Amy, have you ever seen House of a Thousand Corpses? By Rob Zombie? Your comment makes me think of that. I called it “beautiful gore” because it’s a horror movie, but it’s filmed like it’s art.

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:47 PM

OMG it’s WINTER!!!! There.

*snuggles next to Jan130′s crackling fire*

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 7:49 PM


I was gonna say the same thing!!! That I think some moments are so heartbreaking and touching… and that it’s poetic and terrifying… what does that say about me?


Michelle June 1, 2016 at 7:49 PM

I posted a bunch of freebies/sales back at the bottom of the Happy Memorial Day post. Here’s a couple more for today:
Where We Belong by KL Grayson is FREE
Wild Boys After Dark: Logan by Melissa Foster is FREE
Redemption/Resurrection River by Lindsay Cross are FREE
Sold to the Bears by Amira Rain is FREE
Hidden Monster by Amanda Strong is FREE
Skipping Stones by JB McGee is FREE
Dirty Dom by Willow Winters is FREE
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The Consequence of…Books by Rachel Van Dyken are 1.99
The Cranberry Inn Books by Beth Ehemann are .99

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Yeah Lisa, you just read when you can at different stages in your life. I had a few crazy years when my 3 sons were younger when I read very little except the front page of the daily newspaper LOL. (If that!) But when the kids started growing up, my reading time started slowly coming back. :-) God, I remember those mornings, when everyone was nearly in the car to go to school/work, and one of the boys would say, ‘Mum, I can’t find my school tie, or my left shoe, or … ‘ (you fill in the dots). The whole family would have to search for the missing item. Actually, in a way, I kinda miss those crazy days. *sighs*

So don’t be intimidated. You just read when you get a chance, and juggle everything with the rest of your life :-)

Amy June 1, 2016 at 7:59 PM

You know what it says about us?

Great and twisted minds think alike!! :D

But seriously, the dark beauty of it is addictive…

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:03 PM


House of 1000 Corpses was HORRID!! I felt awful and sick while watching it. Kudos to you though for seeing the art in it. ;)

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 8:12 PM

House of 1000 Corpses??? Er, just no!! Emphatically!!!

Why don’t you all just pull up a comfy chair or bean bag around my fire and we’ll have hot chocolate with marshmallows and read The Famous Five…..

No, wait, maybe we’ll read Dartmoor MC….. or something about some weird gardens with butterflies or something?????

But we can still have the hot chocolate!

Grey June 1, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Eenie, meanie, miney… Oh hell… IDK

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Did y’all see in Michelle’s post about the Covenant series sale??

I LOVVVVVVVE that series!!! :D

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 8:20 PM


1000 corpses freaked me out. It was just… freaky. That’s the one with his wife in it, and she’s crazy, right?

Yeah. :|

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:22 PM

LOL Grey! Come on, just give in and read it with us. I’m diving back in as soon as I finish my homework…that is, if I ever stop checking in here and chatting. ;)

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Hey, Amy? You know who has a dark beauty?


Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:25 PM


Yeah, but does he have a butterfly?

*raises left eyebrow in question*

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Hey, did I ever mention that I watched a new show? 3 episodes of a new show?
A show called Bates Motel.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:27 PM

MARYSE!! We have to figure out everyone’s “butterfly”!

R. Renee June 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM

*sips Jan’s hot chocolate* So…I’m guessing I shared too much with the whole “horror movies are pretty” thing?? Not all of them! The Exorcist wasn’t pretty at all! *cowers in corner*

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:32 PM

He has a Moriarty.

*kicks Amy ‘ s gauntlet*

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Bev! Stop…*grunts and pushes Bev from gauntlet*…messin’ with my stuff!!!

Dude…DUDE! Last two Bates Motel episodes of this past season…holy moly, Alex the Sherriff made me cry like a damn fool in front of my hubby!!

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 8:41 PM

First… we should find Sherlock’s butterfly. bev would like that. ;)

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 8:41 PM
Maryse June 1, 2016 at 8:42 PM
Maryse June 1, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Or maybe that’s bev’s butterfly. ;)

bev June 1, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Whoa, it is freaky how much that looks like me.

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Maryse, that is one truly scary butterfly ………

Lisa June 1, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Wow…skimming over Amy and Maryse’s chat about butterflies and Silence of the Lambs, Im feeling disturbed…..eating someone’s liver is NEVER EVER dark erotica!!!!! Baahaahaa.

Bev…..just wondering if you think Sherlock is on the spectrum? Everytime I watch that show I wonder if he has Aspergers Syndrome..(he reminds me very much of a couple of people I know on the spectrum)….detatched, analytical, emotionally aloof, supremely focused on his interests and so clever.
He reminds me of Don in Rosie Project!

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Oh yeah Lisa. Sherlock is on the spectrum. I’ve always thought Aspergers.

Cheryl June 1, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Let’s see I read 15 books in May. My favorite would be Undecided, although I’m really liking Wild Abandon which I started in May, but haven’t finished.

Amy June 1, 2016 at 8:59 PM

WTH??? LOL!!!!

Tessa June 1, 2016 at 9:10 PM

I get to be a Noble Leafwing if we get to pick. Its an actual crimson butterfly! *happy dance* Also, because of this game…

Grey June 1, 2016 at 9:22 PM

I wanna be a butterfly… Don’t I???

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 9:26 PM

Er… Grey. Ummm…. I wouldn’t bother asking. ;) Just pick one or he’ll pick for you..

They don’t ask. In the book? They just are.

Because reasons.

Maryse June 1, 2016 at 9:26 PM

P.S. In real life? HECK NO. LOL!!!!! :P

Lisa June 1, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Butterfly Garden reminds me of Lady Garden *waggles eyebrows*….is this like new code for our wooha’s….our butterfly??

Lisa June 1, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Just finished The Shadows (BDB) and feel like I’m a bit caught up. It was really nice to read JR’s very masculine style of writing after reading so many flowery romances. Think I’ll head over to an MC badass book and stick with the shitkickers and cursing for a bit longer :)

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Lisa – try out Taste of Candy. You’ll lerrrve Candyman ;-)

Amy June 1, 2016 at 10:04 PM

Tessa, that one is BEAUTIFUL!!

Yeahhhhhhh, he chooses for them. It would be beautiful except… *rubs chest* Aaaaand there goes my chest clenching again. :?

OOH! Bev is a Blue Morpho. Because…

Amy June 1, 2016 at 10:08 PM

And Grey is a Gray Pansy.

See, Grey? Now you HAVE to read it. ;)

Ela June 1, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Of course I’m reading it! I can’t put the damn thing down and now I can’t sleep cause I NEED TO KNOW MORE!

Ela June 1, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Lauren Gilley totally rocks! I started reading her non MC books as well!

bev June 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM

You found a Sherlock butterfly. Lol.
He is saying Amy watch me. Watch me Amy.
Your going to dream about him tonight.

Jan130 June 1, 2016 at 10:49 PM

What are they like, Ela? Any good?

Jennifer June 1, 2016 at 11:25 PM

11 books for me in May. My standout was Cottonwood by R. Lee Smith. I was in a serious meh-reading slump and needed a 5 star…and it was!

Grey June 2, 2016 at 4:29 AM

Hmmm… I aint no pansy… Stomp, stomp… But then I read that it’s a quite rare butterfly, and well I am quite rare, yes? LOL. Alright you’ve convinced me. Butterfly Garden it is.

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 9:56 AM

I have a question (or maybe it’s more of an opinion) about The Secret Garden. I don’t think I can post it here because it may be a bit of a spoiler. I’m at 41%. Has anyone created a discussion thread for this book?

Ela June 2, 2016 at 10:01 AM

They’re pretty good Jan130 but more slow going than her MC and IMO they could be shorter…

Ela June 2, 2016 at 10:02 AM

I can do it Fabi

Ela June 2, 2016 at 10:06 AM
Fabi June 2, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Awesome Ela. Thank you! And you’re ahead of me so I can ask away and not spoil it for you.

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 11:01 AM

Well, shoot. I can’t log in to the discussion area. :-(

Grey June 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM

I can’t either Fabi, don’t feel bad…

Ela June 2, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Did you ladies create accounts?

Maryse HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED A SAFE PLACE TO DISCUSS THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Ela, I know you’re on GR …

Maybe a little discussion will keep me reading till the end.

Tessa June 2, 2016 at 1:24 PM

I finished The Burg this morning. It was enjoyable. Not angsty as I expected but my angst button is broken. :P .

That said, no first line Thursday for me yet. I’ve no idea what I want to read.

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 1:39 PM

lol Tessa, a broken angst button …

My first line is going to be the same as Maryse and Amy and Ela and …I don’t know who else is reading The Secret Garden. I’m at 62% and since I took the day off work today, I’ll probably finish it. I won’t be starting anything new though, I still want to go back to Chaos Station which I squirreled away from for the BR.

Tessa June 2, 2016 at 1:56 PM

:P It’s true! Pscho killer on the loose? Bummer. Second love with messed up past? Super sweet. Some seriously messed up stuff happening? Sucks to be them. See! Broken.

Ela June 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Tessa! You really should jump on the Butterfly Garden frolicking….

Maryse June 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

What does it tell you guys when you try to log in?

I have no idea… because I’m in, and I see Ela is in.

Amy June 2, 2016 at 3:39 PM

FLT (it totally feels like Wednesday to me though)

“The techs tell him the girl on the other side of the glass hasn’t said a word since they brought her in.” ~ The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Amy June 2, 2016 at 3:40 PM

I’ll try to log in…I’m curious about what you’re thinking right now, Fabi.

I’m…haunted. Yep, using that word again for this book. :?

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Amy, you don’t want to know my thoughts. Ela has been a real trooper putting up with me on that GR thread I posted above.

Ela June 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM

Oh no! I am loving your insights Fabi, it’s making me question my own opinion, because really WTF and I even have the T-shirt to prove it!

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 4:26 PM

haha Ela. I’m going to finish this book today. Thanks to you. I had to get all that out, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to.

bev June 2, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Uh-oh. Has the frolics stopped.

Jan130 June 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM


‘His father told him once, when he was a boy, that it was a man’s responsibility to find his place in the world.’
Snow In Texas by Lauren Gilley

Good FL, huh? I’m happily dwelling in Lauren Gilley’s MC world at the moment. My current read is this one, but it’s not my fave so far. (Still enjoying it though.) I FLOVED the others I’ve read so far: Fearless, The Skeleton King, and Tastes Like Candy (the new one out last week).

Thanks Ela. I might try her other series eventually (when I can get my head out of her MC books LOL. They’re long! (But I like that.)

DG June 2, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Feel like I am way out of the loop…back from vacay, laundry…mostly done…fun fact learned on vacay…appletini shots!!! How did I not know about these????
So I started a new book…This Old Heart of Mine by AJ Compton. Started out a bawling mess…a good heart hurting deep into her life bawling mess! And then she was given this second chance and now she has met Him. (Not the original HIM just Him). And he is very moody….yeah, we love the moody ones with that air of mystery. Only 21% in and really loving it so far! Has anyone else read this one yet???

Ela June 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Yeah Jan130, I agree about her MC books but these are contemporary and really don’t need to be that long for the story to unfold root and end….YKWIM?

I finished Frolicking with the Butterflies *so not appropriate * and loved it BUT that ending needed more! It almost felt unfinished or unjustified? I just needed more!

Fabi June 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Ela, I just finished too. I’m exhausted. Thank you for talking me off the ledge earlier today. I’m glad I didn’t jump ship.

Cheryl June 2, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Maryse, I just finished Wild Abandon today. Did you know your’e mentioned in the acknowledgements?

Jan130 June 2, 2016 at 7:42 PM

Yeah Ela, IKWYM. (Took me a while to work out your acronym LOL).

Don’t know whether to go prancing in the garden with the butterflies. I’m a bit torn. Will I? – Won’t I? :-/

Nah, probably not. Doesn’t really sound like my cup of tea.

Deborah June 2, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Maryse…… Just read a 5+ star book that seems to be a hidden gem…”A god in Carver” by Haven Francis….. It’s teenage angst at its best!!!! And for all those that love Tijan…this will be right up there ally… I’m always looking for books like hers and this is as close as it comes…. Absolutely loved it!!!!! And there’s a second book in this series with a different hero and heroine called “A son of Carver” so I’m off to read that next!!!!

Lisa June 3, 2016 at 12:45 AM

First line Friday:

Same as Jan’s….we’re both loving our Lean Dogs Legacy….Snow in Texas. And YES Jan…its an awesome first line.

Ela June 3, 2016 at 7:05 AM

Yes! Fabi…it totally made me see her through a very new light!

Lol Jan130

Tessa June 3, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Ela, uh… NOPE. lol That type just seems too dark for me. Nightmare city and all. I could be wrong, but I just cant.

MichelleS June 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM

I, too, am inLauren Gilley’s amazing MC Club world. I loved all of the Dartmoor Series, and am reading the latest in the spin-off series, Lean Dogs. FLT-

“Chelle. Chelley, can you hear me?” A touch against her throat, fingers searching for her pulse. “Michelle.” – Tastes Like Candy, Lauren Gilley.

Amy June 3, 2016 at 9:25 AM


@75% and I want to shake he sh!t out of that guy. I’m so mad at him and he’s making my heart ache.


Ela June 3, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Oh poor Amy….just you wait and see *snickers*

Loved The Candyman :)

Maryse June 3, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Amy and butterfly crew… my question is, as much as I’m enjoying this book (and I TOTALLY am… I am SO into it) why is it taking me so long to read it? It’s as if I’m reading super-slow… there’s definitely no skimming in this one, though.

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Amy, Des…OMG

Maryse, I stayed home from work yesterday and finished it. I felt exhausted after I was done. I don’t know why. But, yes, it seemed to take forever.

Maryse June 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM

I didn’t know that Cheryl!!!! SO VERY COOL!!! :D Thank you for letting me know.

Tessa June 3, 2016 at 10:32 AM

Oksy, it’s Friday, but my fist line started yesterday. I read the prologue and fell asleep with the tablet in my hand.

Except it’s King by TM Frazier so I can’t repeat it.

Amy June 3, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Aw man, guys…what the he!! am I in for with Des? Wait, don’t tell me. I already jumped off the board where You guys were chatting because I didn’t want to accidentally see a spoiler…

Maryse…it’s taking me a while because of RL stuff getting in the way, but I’m definitely not skimming either, and I’m enjoying the fact that I can savor it a bit more with it taking longer to read.

But GAH! So much gut and chest clenching! The twins? And Evita? And Simone? And…oh, just ALL of them!

Amy June 3, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Noooooo Tessa…you can’t post the first line of the prologue OR the first chapter. ;)

Ela June 3, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Honestly no clue Maryse! I went through this book like a bulldozer, I just couldn’t put it down and of course if you ask Fabi I missed the remote in his pocket thing…

MichelleS June 3, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Tesaa – hahaha – I remember those lines. Yup. You can’t post those here. Loved that book. It was my gritty-book-fix at the time.

Tessa June 3, 2016 at 3:21 PM

:D I’m absolutely loving it. Theres angst and then humor. :) I only wish I was clueless as to what he was thinking. That’d ramp the angst up even higher.

Maryse June 3, 2016 at 4:09 PM

Okay somebody’s gonna have to give me a cliff notes version of WTH Butterfly Garden ending is THAT?!!!

I don’t understand. WHAT? WHO? WHAT?!!! I’m reading… and then reading slower… conversations are happening, things are being revealed, and with all the double names, etc… and all the characters in these last few pages, I have NO idea who’s saying what? And what I AM understanding… it’s kind of absurd. WHAT??!!!

Ela June 3, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Maryse I’ll post in the spoiler area my thoughts…

Maryse June 3, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Okay… whatever. I got it… I think. It’s convoluted and kind of has a few crazy coincidences and all (that I didn’t see coming, but doesn’t make it much of a twist if you ask me – how fast all that unrolled into one big long reveal), but whatever. I got it.

I think.

I kind of feel like rolling my eyes. :?


Maryse June 3, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Yes do, Ela… please. It just felt lackluster to me… kind of a crazy big ending with an extra twist-reveal, but it was so freaking convoluted and I wasn’t sure if I was reading that right…

And then the end.


Well okay.

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 5:14 PM

lol Maryse. I posted a bit of a ranting review on GR.

R. Renee June 3, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Omg Maryse, Fabi’s review is awesome!

Amy June 3, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Oh man…should I even bother finishing it? Or is it going to p!ss me off?

Maryse June 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM

It pissed me off just ’cause it was so crazy-confusing out of the blue and I was all… why? WHAT? WHY this? Is it needed? WHAT?

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 10:34 PM

Oh no no no no Amy *adamantly shakes head* If I finished it, you have to finish it. Besides, I can’t wait to here your opinion!

bev June 3, 2016 at 10:39 PM

Exactly, Fabi! Amy needs to hold up her end of the bargain. Amy, watch Sherlock. Now!

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 10:45 PM

Bev, did you spit and shake on your deal with her? ‘Cause if you didn’t…

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 10:47 PM

omg!!! I just saw “here” instead of “hear” @#£%& I don’t know if that was me or autocorrect. :-/ ok, less thumbing on the phone and more reading…

bev June 3, 2016 at 10:49 PM

*spits and shakes Amy*

Fabi June 3, 2016 at 10:51 PM

bahahabahaha !! that’s not what I meant at all. So sorry Amy. *giggle*

Amy June 4, 2016 at 8:21 AM


No seriously, what the he!! was that??? Who DOES that?? That wasn’t a twist…that was messing up a story that was doing just fine with an asinine ending. *crosses arms and huffs*

Pity the next book I read ’cause I am ALL kinds of p!ssed off. :?

Amy June 4, 2016 at 8:23 AM

And what the heck?? Did I just get SPIT on??? Oh no, Bev…you do NOT want me watchin’ Sherlock with the kind of mood I’m in right now…

Maryse June 4, 2016 at 11:16 AM



Like one reviewer said… maybe some clever-twisty foreshadowing for THAT twist… something not obvious right away, BUT SO obvious once that reveal came through, would have been AWESOME. I didn’t even really REMEMBER THAT character, so I was all… who? What?

Amy June 4, 2016 at 11:41 AM

I remembered that character, but there were absolutely NO subtle hints dropped regarding her which would have brought the “a-ha!” realizations later.

No. Just…NO. It didn’t work. At all.

Wait…did you review it already?? I haven’t looked yet…better go and do that now…

Amy June 4, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Yup, you did…I’m gonna take my BG wrath and let it loose over there. :P

Fabi June 4, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Yes, Maryse’s review is awesome. As always.

I can’t believe that the only one who had a problem with the whole captivity thing. For me, that ending was just the icing on a flat cake.

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