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

by Maryse on November 14, 2017 · 117 comments

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“Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit’s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! A bunch of exciting, or heartwarming, or thrilling, or infuriating, or gasp-worthy love stories are in our midst! In fact…

<— I’m extra-highlighting this one (Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story) ’cause 1.) I hear he’s a HUGE jerk-face (bully-like?) and 2.) some of our book-buds read it early (while I was stuck in a hurricane, in fact!! LOL!!) and they LOVED it!

Maryse: What’s all this talk about the jerk in Begin Again?? I just heard of this book now because someone tweeted me saying they can’t wait for my review of it. And I’m all… what what what? Then I come here and you guys are talking about it too, AND there’s a jerk in it? Oooooh do tell!!! :D !!!

Tessa: LOVED the jerk from Begin Again. Just absolutely adored it. … (OMG, he’s such a jerk too!! Thank you Jean for recommending it.). All the rest of her books are in German… grr! I want to read them all!

Melinda: Just finished Begin again by Mona Kasten 5 stars for me. Jean’s recommendation. Really great book. Couldn’t put it down. Trying to read during lunch at work they kept interrupting me. So annoying. Jokes. Don’t you just love the full on love for a good book.

Maryse: YAY Melinda!!! You guys are making me so JEALOUS with this Begin Again book. I am ON IT!!!!!

Tessa: He’s an absolute jerk in the beginning. He needs a roommate and she needs a room, but he has rules and is just mean. It really was awesome.  :)

Jean: Yay! I’m loving all the love for Begin Again!!! So great! Yes Maryse, a jerk! And he could be seriously brutal at times!

P.S. Just in case you missed this yesterday, my latest book review is up (and I gave this FIVE stars!!). IT. WAS. AMAZING!!! This is all I’m in the mood for right now, and I WANT MORE LIKE THIS!! ➔ Book Review – Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

Oh and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s  23 Monday Earlybird Book Releases

P.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. Hardcore Twenty-Four: Stephanie Plum, Book 24 by Janet Evanovich
  2. Defiant Queen by Meghan March
  3. Obsession Mine: Tormentor Mine, Book 2 by Anna Zaires
  4. Halo: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck
  5. Bodyguard: Hollywood A-List, Book 2 by CD Reiss
  6. Fear the Beard: Dixie Warden Rejects MC Series, Book 2 by Lani Lynn Vale
  7. Dyeing to be Loved: Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, Volume 1 by Aimee Nicole Walker <— M/M ROMANCE
  8. Artemis by Andy Weir


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (P.S. TODAY is the LAST SALE DAY for many of these!! NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order.)

  • Sinners of Saint series by L.J. Shen <— MAJOR ALPHA-MALES ALERT!! MichelleS had a mini reading-spree and recommends this series!
MichelleS: So what HAVE I read? Well, I read the Sinners of Saint books by L.J. Shen. They are all stand alones, but about the same group of guys. They were super hot, and had major alpha heroes. I liked the angst and the second chance romances. Highly recommend.
  • Love on the Edge of Time by Julie Richman <— FORBIDDEN & UNREQUITED LOVE? ALERT!! RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!! In fact it sounds like a sort of… love triangle and a destined soulmate awesome love story!!
Heather: I started the book this morning, and just finished it! OMG! I’m in love with Jesse, and I’m still soooo emotional and just want more! NOW! lol
MichelleS: I am currently reading Lauren Gilley’s newest one – White Wolf. OMG. This girl can write. I already knew that, because her other series is a must read, but she is writing paranormal? And doing it well. Complex, slow, but amazing!
  • To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise <— BACK ON THE LIST ’cause it’s Tessa’s recommendation to ME for what I should read after my beloved “Wait For It”
Tessa: you were asking for another book that people loved. To Hate Jason Thorne by Ella Maise. It’s all that I love a fun, light angst book. I was smiling HUGE throughout it.
Summer: This book was amazing! I could not put it down! Two damaged souls who beautifully come together and build an amazing story of survival and beauty! Just had to recommend it 5 beautiful stars for me



  1. Artemis: A Novel by Andy Weir <— ANDY WEIR ALERT!! (Author of “The Martian” which I LOVED!!!!! In fact, here’s my Book Review of The Martian - 5 stars)
  2. Leap of the Lion (The Wild Hunt Legacy Book 4) by Cherise Sinclair
  3. Rydak’s Fall (A World Beyond Book 5) by Michelle Howard
  4. Running Wild (The Real Werewives of Alaska Book 1) by Kristen Strassel
  5. Change in Time by Robyn Nix
  6. HALO: Legacy of Onyx by Matt Forbeck



  1. Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story by Mona Kasten <— I’M HEARING BIG, BRUTAL JERK-FACE ALERT!!!! See the comments all the way at the top of the post. Eeeeeeeeeep!!! :D
  2. Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers Book 3) by Rebecca Zanetti
  3. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH’S LATEST ALERT!!!Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy, and should be read following Ruthless King. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.”
  4. American Drifter: A Thriller by Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray <— DRUG LORD DANGER ALERT!! “...Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit—who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio. As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier...”
  5. Justice for Erin (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 9) by Susan Stoker
  6. Bachelor SEAL (Sleeper SEALs Book 5) by Sharon Hamilton
  7. At Your Service (Masters and Mercenaries: Topped Book 4) by Lexi Blake
  8. Limitless Love (The Lotus House Series Book 4) by Audrey Carlan
  9. Road to Joy (Dogs of Fire) by Piper Davenport
  10. Dead Heat (Outlaw Ridge, Texas Book 2) by Joan Reeves
  11. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips &‎ Erika Wilde <— HE HELPS A STRANDED WOMAN IN AN AIRPORT ALERT!!! P.S. I LOVVVVVE THIS COVER. ;) “Connor Prescott doesn’t do one night stands (yes, ladies, he’s an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He’s pretty sure he’ll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . . You’re a daddy…”
  12. Issued to the Bride One Marine (Brides of Chance Creek Book 4) by Cora Seton
  13. Consent (The Loan Shark Duet Book 2) by Charmaine Pauls
  14. O Christmas Bree by Erynn Mangum
  15. Curveball Baby by J.M. Maurer
  16. My Mobster <— MOBSTER ANTHOLOGY ALERT!!!This is a collection of novels that will show you just how tempting their world can be. Whether it’s a cruel Russian mobster with a fierce lust to possess the woman he loves, or the man who embraces his true mafia heritage in order to get what he wants—these mobsters will bring you to your knees… …whether you want them to or not.”
  17. My Real Imaginary Life by Kassy Tayler
  18. Crowned by Hate (Crowned #1) by Amo Jones <— AMY JONES ALERT!!! THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER IS MARRYING SOMEONE SHE’S TERRIFIED OF… “...I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean…”
  19. A Cold Dark Promise: A Wedding Novella (Cold Justice Book 9) by Toni Anderson
  20. Beach Wedding: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (#3) (Emerald Isle, NC Stories) by Grace Greene
  21. Finding Perfection (Beautifully Flawed Book 3) by Cassandra Giovanni
  22. Shackled Heart (Homeward Bound Series Book 1) by Crystal Joy
  23. Grady (Must Love Rock Stars) by Gretchen Rily
  24. Obsession Mine (Tormentor Mine Book 2) by Anna Zaires <— ANNA ZAIRES ALERT!! OH WOWWWWW!! HE’S OBSESSED WITH HER!! “I stole her in the night. Caged her because I can’t live without her. She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession. I will do anything to keep Sara mine.” Not sure if this has to be read in order, but it sure sounds awesome!
  25. Up for Heir (Westerly Billionaire Series Book 2) by Ruth Cardello
  26. Misadventures of a Valedictorian (Misadventures Book 7) by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle <— THE SOLITARY GIRL & THE POPULAR JOCK ALERT!!! “Like most girls at Ridgeville High, Clare Winston has spent years fantasizing about sexy star quarterback Eric Hayward. He’s gorgeous, talented, and untouchable. While Clare studies her way to the top of the senior class, Eric and his best friend Travis Whyte have stayed busy throwing game-winning passes and taking the cheer squad to bed...”
  27. Blaze (Big D Escort Service Book 2) by Willow Summers
  28. Wild Hearts (Wild Hearts series) by Vivian Wood
  29. Say I Do in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel Book 5) by Cindy Kirk
  30. Bodyguard (Hollywood A-List Book 2) by C.D. Reiss <— C.D. REISS ALERT!!! She’s a professional dancer and her ex is stalker her… “...As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back. Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away…”
  31. The Bed Mate: A Room Mate Novella by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN ALERT!! HE SUDDENLY STARTS NOTICING HIS BEST FRIEND, MAGGIE… “...Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before. She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever…
  32. Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec <— TARA SIVEC ALERT!!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE OR UNREQUITED LOVE??? “...The last time I saw my two best friends, I vowed to not stand in the way of their happiness, even if that meant I couldn’t be a part of their lives. Cameron James and her emerald-green eyes were too much of a temptation and I couldn’t stay and watch them together. Cameron deserved better than me. She deserved him. But now that I am back, things are different. I’m not going to stand by and watch the woman I’ve always loved slip away again...”
  33. The Lullaby Girl (Angie Pallorino Book 2) by Loreth Anne White
  34. Heather’s Choice (MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Book 5) by Shirleen Davies
  35. Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction: Mackenzies (Mackenzies Series Book 9) by Jennifer Ashley
  36. Sweet Pease (Thornton Vermont Book 2) by Jenny Gardiner
  37. Buttons and Blame by Penelope Sky <— DARK SERIES THAT NEEDS TO BE READ IN ORDER… but sounds DARN good!
  38. Worth The Flight (Worth Series Book 7): A Copper Country Romance by Mara Jacobs
  39. Anything For Love (The Hunter Brothers Book 1) by Lola StVil
  40. Deadly Premonitions (The Safeguard Series, Book Six) by Kennedy Layne
  41. Temptation Island (Murder in Paradise Series) by Rachel Woods
  42. Diamond in the Rough by Brenda Jernigan
  43. Chased by the Billionaire (The Anderson Brothers) by Lizabeth Scott
  44. Sing Me Something Happy by Bruce A. Stewart
  45. Welcome to Wishing Bridge (Wishing Bridge Series Book 1) by Elena Matthews
  46. Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright <— SHE’S A SUBMISSIVE & HE WINS HER IN AN AUCTION SHE NEVER WANTED TO BE IN… “...Helpless, trapped by the glare of a spotlight at an auction she never agreed to participate in, Bridget is stunned when bidding for a weekend with her goes higher and higher. She’s frantic when she realizes the gorgeous, successful Daniel Armstrong has won her. For years, she’s been attracted to the renowned heartbreaker, but she’s kept him at a distance to protect herself. Then one night, she sees him at a BDSM club, and there’s no doubt he recognizes her submissive tendencies...”
  47. Reaper (Montana Bounty Hunters Book 1) by Delilah Devlin
  48. Limitless Love (The Lotus House Series Book 4) by Lila James
  49. Breaking Free (The Den Boys Book 3) by A.T. Brennan
  50. Secret Heir (The House of Morgan) by Victoria Pinder
  51. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH ALERT!!! “Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey…
  52. He Loves Me…KNOT by RC Boldt <— SHE LEFT HIM AT THE ALTAR... “...Eight years later, I have the life I’ve always wanted. As an advertising account executive, my world is damn near perfect. Until I come face-to-face with my past. With the man I once loved. The man who holds my future in his hands. The man who’s hell-bent on getting even with me for leaving him at the altar…
  53. Welcome to Wishing Bridge (Wishing Bridge Series Book 1) by Ruth Logan Herne
  54. Sweet Pease (Thornton Vermont Book 2) by Cameron D. Garriepy
  55. Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!!…Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener...”
  56. Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner
  57. Healing Hope by C.A. Harms
  58. Saving Graves: A Club Irons Novel by Drew Sera
  59. The Paris Secret by Karen Swan
  60. Seducing the Defendant (The Conflict of Interest Series Book 2) by Chantal Fernando
  61. The Baobab Beach Retreat: The Hopeful Years Book 2 by Kate Frost
  62. Cuffed by His Charm: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy <— HIS SWEET EMPLOYEE SOLD HIM OUT ALERT!!The multimillionaire owner of a chain of successful Irish pubs, Gabe O’Keefe loves being in the spotlight almost as much as he loves women. But when all his secrets are exposed in a shameless tabloid, his glistening reputation takes a hit. What hurts most is learning who sold him out: sweet and sensual McKenna Archer, his own employee...”
  63. Talk of Shame: What a Rush by Alex Everwood
  64. All Wrapped Up: A Christmas Anthology by Bree Verity


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Nay November 14, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Good morning!!

Maryse November 14, 2017 at 7:04 AM

Good morning Nay!!! Coffee time?? COFFEE TIME!!!! :D

Leslie M November 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM

*sips coffee and sighs happily*

*grabs sunglasses as all the shinies are blinding*

Good morning all! Getting ready to prep my pot roast and work around house while listening to audiobook.

Leslie M November 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM

I wish I had that fancy nespresso thing!


Maryse November 14, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Oh Leslie you have a fun day ahead of you!! :)

Tessa November 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM

*rubs hands greedily* Defiant Queen will be mine! Muahahaha

Maryse you didn’t read Begin Again yet? GO READ IT! :)

Nay November 14, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Yes, coffee! I’m drinking my French vanilla this morning! No nespresso, though. Just good ‘ole Folgers in my normal coffeemaker! lol

Tasha J November 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

I asked for a Nespresso maker for xmas-with decaf pods bc that’s all I can drink- it’s a devil on my stomach otherwise. But, it’s still comforting and I love the smell and taste. :) Troublemaker by Leah Remini is on sale for 2.99 from 12.99! I bought on hardback a cpl yrs ago, but haven’t got into it yet. Too many books, too little time.

Grey November 14, 2017 at 12:15 PM

I went to Starbucks this morning! *Squee*

Robyn November 14, 2017 at 1:06 PM

I made my iced Starbucks this morning and I’m drinking it while one- clicking books!!

How did I miss Begin Again?

Robyn November 14, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Ok, half my post didn’t show up! What the! I had some good stuff on that too.
I’ll summarize, cuz I don’t know where it went.

New book from Victoria Aveyard, War Storm is up for pre-order. It is the last book in the Red Queen series. Love this series and this Girl can write!

Melissa Haag’s last book in The Judgement series came out today called (Sur)real. This is a fantastic Wolf PNR. Everyone gets together with their soulmate throughout the books, form their own pack and fulfill a prophecy. The writing is fantastic and I fell in love with all the characters.

Well, if my other post,shows up from the depths of cyberland it’s a little more detailed.

R. Renee November 14, 2017 at 1:16 PM

bev, I think I have one for you. I’m reading a YA called The Pebble Jar. I didn’t realize it was YA when I started it, and by the time I realized it, it was too late lol. I can’t put it down. It’s giving me Simon feels, even though it’s only commonality is that they’re both YA. Maybe that’s just me because I don’t read much YA, IDK. Either way, I LOVE IT. BFFs since early childhood, unrequited love, absentee parents, humor, angst, feels, killer writing. I’ve worn a huge smile until about 32% and now I’m bawling. Over dang teenagers!!! What the heck?!

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 3:04 PM

*in spongebob’s voice …two cups of coffee later* afternoon peeps! Defiant Queen was waiting on my kindle this morning…along with Maryse’s list of wondermus stuff! What to buy, what to buy!!!!

Tessa November 14, 2017 at 3:35 PM

DG *whispers* Begin Again.

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 3:44 PM

*whispers back to Tessa* definitely checking it out…

Jan November 14, 2017 at 4:47 PM

*borrows Leslie’s sunglasses to look at all the shinies*

*grabs a strong mocha coffee and sits back*

Yep, great list Maryse. :D I’m gonna try Begin Again, Cherish Hard, Leap Of The Lion…. um OK I think that’s enough for now ;)

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

*nudges Tessa* all you had to say was jerk…

Tessa November 14, 2017 at 5:09 PM

*grins* That’s how Jean hooked me.

Leslie M November 14, 2017 at 5:51 PM

I like the sound of:

Begin Again, the Meghan March series & the Tara Sivec one.

Leslie M November 14, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Guess what??? Pot Roast was a hit!!!

*jumps up and down in excitement*

I told hubs I got idea from my books buds and he said “go ask them what else you can make”. *giggles*

Linda November 14, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Begin Again and Rock Solid? Yep don’t mind if I do.
My latest 5***** read is Crank by Adriana Locke. Looved the writing!! Loooved the cast of characters!! Looved the dual pov!! Highly recommend!! ** cross my heart** you will love it too!! One click already!!!

Sharon F November 14, 2017 at 6:57 PM

I’ve been on a reading strike. Just could not get into anything since late August. I was in a bit of a funk after leaving my son at college. Strike over! Finished Move the Stars by Jessica Hawkins (perfect ending and boy, did Lake and Manning make up for lost time – solid 4.5 stars for the entire series). Now I’m devouring Drive. I didn’t think I would like it – I know, I know – I was dumb. I’m 45% in and wow! Here’s looking forward to some more excellent reads!

Leslie M November 14, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Linda, Crank sounds good. I am gonna grab that one while I have my free kindle unlimited!

Maryse November 14, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Sharon!! Next, read “Wait For It” by Mariana Zapata!!! I can’t stop thinking about it and wishing I was reading it all over again for the first time. :D !!!

Maryse November 14, 2017 at 8:14 PM


At first you’re thinking… whaaaaa??? ALL THAT PICKLED PEPPER JUICE TOOOOOO???

And then you realize. YES. ALL OF IT!!!! YUMMMMMMMM

Cheryl November 14, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Just made some apple crisp. Topping it off with vanilla ice cream and caramel and reading True Abandon. Yum!

Maryse November 14, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Eeeeep!!! Thank you Robyn!!! How’d I muss those???

I’m looking them up right now! :D

bev November 14, 2017 at 8:24 PM

Grabbed it R. Now let’s go to cheryl’s house to read

Debbie November 14, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Sharon, you have to read CowSex by Lesley Jones. Regardless of the title, I promise no bovines were hurt in the book. It starts off similar to Kristen Ashley’s Book, The Gamble, but it is funny and sweet.

Cheryl November 14, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Plenty of apple crisp to share Bev. Also still have some caramel apple sangria. ;)

Sharon F November 14, 2017 at 8:31 PM

Debbie – I’m game for any type of book and you had me at the title!
Maryse – I’m definitely in for Wait for It!

Jan November 14, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Can I come to Cheryl’s house too?

bev November 14, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Of course. It’s a quick plane ride across the world, but you know….apple crisp.

Cheryl November 14, 2017 at 8:37 PM

Sure Jan, more the merrier.

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 9:08 PM

Cheryl, I’m in too! LOVE some cooked apples! Yum to my tum!

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 9:19 PM

Ok..roll call for me…Begin Again, Deviant Queen (squeeeeee!!!), and Crowned By Hate….

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 9:20 PM

*whispers to Tessa* Crowned By Hate just has to have a jerk in it…why else would she hate him?!??!?

MichelleS November 14, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Oh lookie there! White Wolf made the list. I’m almost done. It’s definitely not a romance! It’s a true Urban Fantasy. The world building. Vampires, Werewolves, Mages. Amazing characters. I’m suspecting it’s going to be a crazy series, and I can’t wait! Yay! Got my mojo back.

Cheryl November 14, 2017 at 10:23 PM

D.G. sure for Apple Crisp, but not so sure about Crowned by Hate- wtf is up with that cover?!

Jan November 14, 2017 at 10:47 PM

Oh yeah if you click on the Crowned By Hate pic it takes you to a super creepy cover. ??????? Sounds a bit too dark and twisted for moi…….. Quick, gimme some of that apple crisp! Oops. I mean, pleeeassee.

D.G. November 14, 2017 at 11:37 PM

Well crap! The cover is creepy as all get out…the full blurb intriguing as f$&k BUT it sounds like a possible trilogy…totally rethinking this one…

JulieO November 15, 2017 at 12:36 AM

Please, please, please need recipe for pot roast. Just thinking about making one is making me hungry!

R. Renee November 15, 2017 at 12:39 AM

Julie O, Don’t listen to them. Follow this to the “T”

Tessa November 15, 2017 at 12:45 AM

I’m tempted by Crowned by Hate, but The Silver Swan’s need to be edited makes me nervous about this one. I did read broken puppet to follow, but the need for an editor actually bothered me and I DON’T WORRY ABOUT STUFF LIKE THAT!

JulieO November 15, 2017 at 1:02 AM

R Renee (aka Nice Person)
Thank you very much. Am going to break out the crock pot this weekend. Will let you know!

D.G. November 15, 2017 at 6:26 AM

*starts coffee IV drip* morning my book peeps

Go know Tessa. It drives me crazy when a book appears to have not been edited! I can over look a couple of typos here and there…

Debating as to whether to start Defiant Queen or wait until the last one comes out and read together…

Leslie M November 15, 2017 at 7:22 AM

D.G., I am waiting til all books are out before I start the first one. But that is just me. I tend to lose interest in series if not read in succession.

MichelleS November 15, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Good morning! I don’t have a Nespresso thingy, I have a boring Keurig. On my third one in three years. They don’t last at all! Total money pit.

Grey November 15, 2017 at 9:56 AM

“No comment,” says the proofreader.

*tosses confetti* Party at Cheryl’s! I’ll bring cowboy beans…because the group read starts tomorrow! Hint, hint!

R., did you get your FB issue fixed? I don’t like not being able to message you on the fly, :lol:

What’s for dinner tonight?

Grey November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Oh…and I’m starting to train for the Olympics… Oherwise known as Black Friday, what are the deals you can’t live without? MichelleS… *hugs* I missed you, BTW, I think I want a Keurig for my office, anyone see deals on those yet? How about the kindle unlimited subscription…do we think there is gonna be a deal on that, because I think I am gonna take the plunge. What else can’t I live without? Enable me… *giggle*

R. Renee November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

No. It appears to be permanent. The conflict is the use of my pen name and there is absolutely nothing I can do to fix it. Needless to say, not having a good day. And I can’t set up a new account either. It knows me down to my zip code. I’d have to get a new IP address and travel to a new location with a new phone number and email and even then I wouldn’t be able to use my image.

Tasha J November 15, 2017 at 10:53 AM

I had a couple keurigs, I sold them both. They worked well, but standard drip tasted better to me. And I tried all the coffee’s for it, I was very picky. They all tasted funny. I blame the pods.

Tessa November 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM

You can’t just use a nickname instead? That’s seriously weird. I know they are psychotic about names, but that’s stupid weird. Also, IP addresses change all the time. That’s easy enough. Honestly, it sounds like someone was in a bad mood. Also, why can’t you use a picture of yourself? Again, weird. *hugs* FB is stupid.

Grey, I just got a Keurig within the last two weeks. Technically not Keurig brand (so hopefully will last longer) but Beech Hamilton. It’s a brewer/ Keurig combo and was on clearance at Target for $40. Best part? It comes with a filter for the Keurig side to make just one cup of brewed coffee. :D So clearances are out there.

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 12:40 PM

I don’t have a Keurig, but it sure seems convenient to have access to so many fun flavors (and in single servings). Kind of perfect actually.

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Grey… I MUST have a Roomba (or maybe that new “Shark” version), but I just feel this time, I’m going in. Why not let IT do the work for me, while I read, or cook or something else, right?

So that is my big expected purchase for this Black Friday.

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Also, depending on sales, I might splurge on the Braava (like a mini Roomba, but washes the floor, instead. Like an automatic swiffer, depending on what cleaning pad you put in it (dry, damp, or for wet-cleaning).

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Gah!! Sorry JulieO!!! I had all intention of finding my old post (with my Pot Roast recipe-mash-up) because I made a mix of 3 recipes together. But yes, the one R gave you was one that I used too!! :D

R. Renee November 15, 2017 at 1:09 PM

I found an automatically generated profile on my FB app that was created when I made my author page (I did that before making a profile because at the time I didn’t want a personal page), but I can’t actually use it for anything.

Grey November 15, 2017 at 2:10 PM

R. I have 2 FB accounts… FB must HATE me. I actually have both logged into my phone at the same time. My reader account on the app so that I have it for Messenger and such and my home life one that I don’t check very often on a browser tab. Would you be able to get around the IP thing by going to Dunkin or McDonald’s or someplace with free WiFi to set it up?

Whoa Maryse, I need that floor scrubber in my life! I am a big time Kohl’s shopper so I am planning to hit those sales for sure. No idea on what to get my kids for Christmas… Last year traveling for the holidays was kind of beautiful…

R. Renee November 15, 2017 at 2:18 PM

There is nothing with wifi out where I am, but I think I have multiple issues so I’m sure that still wouldn’t work. Everything is linked to everything else. The hubs hired someone to come out Saturday and see if there’s something that can be done, but I’m not expecting anything.

Tasha J November 15, 2017 at 4:58 PM

So, this time change/weather change/hormonal/big change in my life is kind of kicking my a$$ with depression this year and I keep gravitating towards dark, depressing reads. Which, have been great books, but not so good for my mental health right now. It’s dark already today and we’ve not even eaten supper yet, lots of sickness in our house already this season too which doesn’t pick anyone up. I need a pick me up!! Suggestions for a light, funny, romance or even a show or movie??

Jan November 15, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Tasha – what about some of those mentioned here – Begin Again, Cherish Hard, that Cowsex one somebody recced. All look on the lighter side. Cowsex would have to be up there with worst book names ever mind you, but the book looks kinda sweet.

Jan November 15, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Movies Tasha – have you ever watched Notting Hill? It’s very English, but such a lovely, funny, sweet romance. Been around for a few years now, but still worth a watch. Hugh Grant was still cute then LOL. US Hollywood movie star filming in London meets a cute bookshop guy and the rest is history. Great soundtrack too. Guaranteed to lift your mood.

Tasha J November 15, 2017 at 6:16 PM

Hmm, the blurbs for those aren’t quite calling to me. Probably my mood. I have watched Notting Hill, so many years ago though I probably could use a refresher. Thanks, Jan!

Leslie M November 15, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Tasha, all my friends have been raving about how funny Bad Moms movie is. Not sure if its on Netflix or whatever, but its available on demand via my cable provider. I love funny movies. If you like raunchy humor, the Ted movies are hilarious and Mark Walberg is yummy. Or Daddys Home. (Will Farell & Mark Walberg)

Leslie M November 15, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Tasha, for romance with humor books check out the following authors:

Alice Clayton, Penny Reid, Emma Chase, Julie James, Max Monroe, Tara Sivec, Jana Aston, R.L. Mathewson, Lauren Blakely, Vi Keeland…I could go on and on but that should help.

Tasha J November 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM

I really don’t like raunchy humor, so no Ted for me. But, I love Mark Walberg. Loved Bad Moms!! I really want to watch #2, but I’m not going to theaters for it. :( And I did enjoy Daddy’s home. I recently, maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago?, watch Girl’s Trip and it was hilarious!! I forgot Penny Reid had one come out recently, maybe I’ll check that out. I’ve read quite a few of those authors you mentioned Jean, just thought there might be something new and fresh, tried and true, buzzing around. I dk, I’m just difficult right now. Haha I started 12 days of Christmas on Netflix and I think I’ve seen it before, it’s slightly annoying (I don’t like days that repeat) so I may finish it, may look around some more.

Tasha J November 15, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Crap, I meant Leslie, sorry!!

bev November 15, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Act Like it and Once Upon a Rose for pick up books. Or the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before YA series, very sweet. Lisa Kleypas HRs, love them.

If you do not mind subtitles I’ve been watching Because This Life is My First. Very low key, but I love it and the lead is adorable.
I loved Notting Hill. I know may not seem it but Hidden Figures is a feel good show. Oh, Heartland. Canadian family show but cute and lots of beautiful scenery and horses.

Cheryl November 15, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Grey, what are we group reading??

I have an iRoomba and I LOVE it. It cleans the my hardwood floor, carpets, tile and under furniture. So much more thorough than me and while it’s doing it’s thing, I can be doing some other cleaning. Cuts down the time it takes me to clean.

I also have the Kindle unlimited- I think it’s a good deal, but I haven’t actually itemized my monthly purchases to see if i have “borrowed” more books than the monthly $10 fee. I do find when I can’t make up my mind on a read, I will then choose a KU book.

bev November 15, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Just because it makes me laugh

Grey November 15, 2017 at 8:48 PM

Cheryl, we are having a group read on the GR forum, we’re reading Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett for our Cowboy theme that was chosen by Jean this month!

bev November 15, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Cheryl, your group reading To Tell the Truth Shame the Devil.

Grey was all I want to do an epic group read. Who’s in?

I was all I’m broken.

Jean perked up, Did somebody say broken? I must fix!

I know what would fix bev, Maryse said (holding a jar of honey) a group read of To Tell the Truth.

Yes, Tessa yelled with a fist pump.


Oh, I love Tasha Amy thought and tackle hugged her.

Maryse loves tackle hugs and jumped in.

R kicked Mark Zuckerburg and ran to join the group.

Nays lady bits said, Follow her. So she did.

And that’s why it’s the group read.

bev November 15, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Oh, never mind it was Wicked Fall.

Grey November 15, 2017 at 9:09 PM

*tosses glitter and confetti* “oh damn, big mess because Maryse dropped the honey jar during the tackle hugging…”

*tiptoes out of the calamity that is ensuing…* “Oooh, look… a Roomba…” ;)

Cheryl November 15, 2017 at 9:23 PM

OMG Bev, I laughed so hard I think I peed myself. Strangely enough I got it all except for why is Maryse holding a jar of honey?! ;)

bev November 15, 2017 at 9:35 PM

Lol. When I mentioned to MichelleS that I was broken because I could not read Maryse said she’d put me back together again using honey.

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:24 PM

Tee hee!!!! :)

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:25 PM

LOL Look at the ELA caps!!!! *snort*

bev’s recaps are the best.

*sneaks a teaspoon of honey*

*sneaks three teaspoon of honey*

*continues brushing honey on bev*

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:26 PM

Poor R.

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:28 PM

Cheryl, what model do you have? There are so many different versions. I’m thinking just the basic will do me fine (I only have two TINY short haired dogs, plus I don’t want it to run on a schedule while I’m not here, in case of doggie accidents). YIKES!!!

So one I can just press the clean button and run it while I’m home seems plenty…

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:31 PM

Jan and bev, Nottinghill is one of my absolute FAVORITE movies in the world.

Oopsie-daisy! LOL!!!!!!!!!

GAH I LOVE THAT MOVIE. I’ve watch it a million times and I could watch it a million more….

Maryse November 15, 2017 at 10:32 PM

Tasha!!! Watch ELF!! :D Best. Sweetest. Funniest.EVER!

R. Renee November 15, 2017 at 10:37 PM

I found out what it was. It thinks I’m trying to communicate/friend someone I don’t know personally which is ridiculous because it’s the ONLY person I talk to all day every day! I talk to her more than I talk to my husband! Ugh! :roll:

bev November 15, 2017 at 10:48 PM

Elf!! Love that movie. I still remember watching both of those for the first time in the theater.

Always loved the bench inscription in Nottinghill.

Jan November 15, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Oh yeah. Elf is a cute movie bev. The memories of Notting hill are making me want to watch it again (for the squillionth time). What about Hugh Grant’s housemate that eats the ‘yoghurt’. And wears the unusual underpants. And the hilarious birthday party at Hugh’s sister’s house. And what about the scene at the end during the press interview and all of the press suddenly realise there is a romance going on. *happy sigh*

JulieO November 15, 2017 at 11:16 PM

I have a roomba and love it and it keeps my cocker spaniel, Gracie Belle, entertained. I only run when I am at home and awake. Does a great job. The house I used to live in was pretty large and the roomba would get lost and not make it back to the charging station before it would run out of power. I also named her “Naomi”.

bev November 15, 2017 at 11:24 PM

When pretends to Be a reporter, lol. Gah,I miss old school Rom coms.
The first time I watched elf I couldn’t breathe I was laughing so hard.

Leslie M November 16, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Old school romcoms….*sigh*

Pretty woman, When Harry Met Sally, While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless in Seattle

Bev, your recap PLUS the Golden Girls clip, had me cackling! (the grand poobah of sluts) *giggle fit*

Cheryl November 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Maryse I have the iRoomba 860; got it at Best Buy. I have mainly hardwood floors with area rugs and tile in the bathrooms and kitchen. I have one dog, snowball, a bichon-schnauzer that doesn’t really shed, but in our old house (it’s over 100 years) the dust bunnies multiply over night. I only run it when I’m home too, although my friend has hers set up to automatically clean and hasn’t had any problems. It does a better job if you isolate it in one room at a time- it comes with a boundary device that I use. It makes a noise when it is done so you can then pick it up, empty the dirt collector and then move it to another room or take it to the charging station. I named mine Robby. Love him!!!

Tasha J November 16, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Jim Butcher’s Cold Days is on sale for 1.99 from 9.99. It’s book 14 from his The Dresden Files series. I still want to read this series…someday!!

Grey November 16, 2017 at 9:52 AM

FLT: ~ I trot up the porch steps, my boots clunking loudly as heels meet wood. ~ Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett

R. Renee November 16, 2017 at 9:55 AM

FLT: “There was a time, once, when everything seemed simple—when penny sweets really did cost a penny, when the summer holidays stretched out ahead like a lifetime of lazy, sun-filled days, and when boys were just the people I played football with in the street.” H.A. Robinson, The Pebble Jar

I’m loving this book so hard!! But the angst mixed with my FB woes may do me in.

bev November 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM

My FLT is still the same a last Thursday. But it is so well written I do not mind reading it slowly. Very slowly.

bev November 16, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Tasha, I have to get back to that series, try and remember where I left off. It has been years, but very well done.

Tessa November 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Okay, I admit! I absolutely LOVED Pretty Woman. I went to look, and I guess Princess Bride, Big, Mannequin, Weird Science are considered romcom. So, I guess there is a romcom I do love. :D (Then again, they said Pirates of Penzance, which I adored, is also romcom. Opera romcom?

Tasha, read the first book. You’ll be hooked. Though, I still need to read Skin Game. I read them all the way up to there. That’s the last book written to date, but it came out in 2014.

Same FLT as Grey.

Nay November 16, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Thanks, Grey! I got to copy and paste!

FLT: ~ I trot up the porch steps, my boots clunking loudly as heels meet wood. ~ Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett

Tessa November 16, 2017 at 12:40 PM

I got an email that Jennifer Estep is making a new spin-off series to her Mythos Academy series. The first book is up for pre-order December 5.

MichelleS November 16, 2017 at 2:23 PM

My go-to feel-good movie is “Love, Actually”. It’s perfect for this time of year. I never go a year without watching it. I don’t always like “ensemble casts”, but this one was top notch. Love everything about it, especially “Plumpy” in the “dodgie side of London”….. and “just in cases”… now I want to go watch it.

MichelleS November 16, 2017 at 2:27 PM

“He was stalking her.”
Prologue FL: “The man wasn’t supposed to be here.”
Chapter 1 FL: “There was blood on the snow.”

Yup. there’s like three first lines! This whole “pre-story” that’s crazy, then the prologue, and then finally chapter one! WHEW! But this book is so so amazing. Love it. Bev, I think you might like it if you are in a Patricia Briggs mood.

MichelleS November 16, 2017 at 2:32 PM

I want a Roomba! I am going to look for a Black Friday deal on that for sure. Last year I missed out on the one Amazon had. And now there is a thing that mops too? Oh yes! I hate mopping. I have two little dogs. They don’t shed, but they bring in leaves constantly, and grass on their feet.

Tessa November 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Michelle, what’s the name of the book? :D

Jan November 16, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Oh yeah, Love Actually! What a funny, sweet movie.

MY FLT: The visiting hour was almost over, so the hummingbird man encountered only the occasional carriage as he pushed his cart along the narrow strip of road between the mansions of Newport and the Atlantic.

It’s from My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin. HR apparently based on the life of Consuela Vanderbilt, an American heiress who married an English Duke during the Gilded Age. It’s interesting, but so far there’s not much heat in the romance :/ The excesses of the super rich in New York are quite amazing and terrifying! (e.g. the hummingbirds from that first line. OMG!)

Michelle, I’ve been reading White Wolf too, but I’ve run into my old problem with vampire books. Too gory. Ugh! (I have a weak stomach),

Tasha J November 16, 2017 at 4:58 PM

I apparently, accidentally, posted this somewhere else:
FLT- ““All I ask is that you pick up your shit so you don’t leave your bedroom looking like it was used for a gang bang. Also, sorry that your girlfriend dumped you.”” from “Sh*t My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern
Only 188 pages, perfect! :D

Tasha J November 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

I’ve never seen When Harry Met Sally…hmmm

Cheryl November 16, 2017 at 5:29 PM

Prologue: Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I can see him.”
Ch.1: “I bolt up in bed, chest heaving and skin prickling with sweat.”
True Abandon by Jeannine Colette.

Jan November 16, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Haha Tasha. Your book sounds hilarious!

And I don’t think I’ve ever seen When Harry Met Sally either.

Tasha J November 16, 2017 at 7:21 PM

It was great, Jan! Perfect mood lifter for me, and I was feeling really low this morning before I started it. I’m a little bummed I’m finished now, I’ll have to watch one of those movies!

Jan November 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Sounds good Tasha. Now take your pick and enjoy a sweet mood-lifting movie.

bev November 16, 2017 at 9:32 PM

When Harry Met Sally is pretty cute. I remember I loved BC in City Slickers.

Nay November 16, 2017 at 9:47 PM

OMG! Y’all have to watch When Harry Met Sally! One of the best rom-coms of all time! And speaking of B.C., another awesome one is Forget Paris!

I also loved Notting Hill. “And don’t forget…I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” :sob:

Nay November 16, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Crap! My emojis won’t ever work!!

Maryse November 16, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Which one do you have, JulieO?

JulieO November 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM

Maryse you would ask me that. I am getting ready to move and everything is all packed including “Naomi” so can’t tell you. I bought a couple of years ago and got the top of line then and have been very happy with it. I am always amazed at the amount of dust and dirt and dog hair it picks up. I have carpet, rugs and hardwood floors and goes merrily on her way thru all. I especially like how can go under the table and couch and chair. Do have a problem with one of my couches in family room bc it tries to go under and is the perfect height that it gets stuck. I know this so I hang around in that room when it is cleaning or could put up a barrier, just never have.

Maryse November 21, 2017 at 12:02 AM


Ella Maise January 17, 2018 at 4:52 PM

I just saw this… Months later, I know.

Maryse January 19, 2018 at 12:49 PM

LOL!!! I’m just glad you’re here, Ella. :) You’re fashionably late.

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