Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – November 15th 2016

by Maryse on November 15, 2016 · 55 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! KARINA HALLE’S LATEST IS LIVE ON AMAZON!!! ILLICIT ALERT!! Heat Wave <— This is that one that gave me a blurb-jolt with, especially the last few lines. EEEEEP!! ➔ ➔ ➔ ➔ ➔ ➔ ➔ 

…soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating. There’s just one major catch. The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from.

Forbidden, Illicit, Off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned…

Happy NEW RELEASE DAY!!!! A TON of awesome releases today (many new-to-me) but also HUGELY IMPORTANT!!!! Yesterday’s “Early bird” Monday releases were AWESOME so if you missed it, check it out!!! NOT to be missed ➔ 20 Early Bird Book Releases

So what looks extra exciting to me today? THESE!!! ➔ #1 is that one over there to the left, because COLLEEN HOOVER!! Always my favorite, but I hear this one (Too Late) is TOTALLY different from her usual style, and DARK and even she warns the HECK out of us. And you know me… I love a good warning. *snort* The Turning Point (not a new release, but now two of my fellow readers have gone crazy for it – it’s mentioned as a what to read for those that loved Me Before You). *gulp* I WANT IT!! Major Love (because it’s a sports star romance, I laughed a ton with book #1, and I love this author’s style, and now #2 was just released!), Buttons and Lace (psych-thriller/dark romance and it sounds like it could be SO gooooood. She owes him BIG time, so he owns her… for now, and she has to submit to him. Once her reward jar is full, he’ll release her. Eeeeeeep!!), In This Life (she finds out the life-altering reason he never called her back…), Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire (two couples & best friends, typical marital issues, until a tragedy happens… and only two are left), and!!! Scrappy Little Nobody (because I LOVE autobiographies, and I love Anna Kendrick!!),

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


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  1. Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg
  2. Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward
  3. Torn: Devil’s Wolves, Book 1 by Carian Cole
  4. The Dollmaker: Forgotten Files, Book 2 by Mary Burton
  5. Tru Blue by Melissa Foster
  6. Filthy Rich: Blackstone Dynasty, Book 1 by Raine Miller
  7. Rescuing Harley: Delta Force Heroes, Book 3 by Susan Stoker
  8. Fractures in Ink by Helena Hunting
  9. Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 1: King Series, Book 5 by T.M. Frazier
  10. Mosaic: Reliquary Series, Book 3 by Sarah Fine
  11. Fighting to Breathe: Shooting Stars Series, Book 1 by Aurora Rose Reynolds
  12. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
  13. Wolfsong by TJ Klune


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS  (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Forever Ink (Montgomery Ink) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SUPER-BARGAIN TODAY!! OLDER MAN/YOUNGER WOMANCallie Masters loves ink. After finally getting her own chair in Montgomery Ink, she’s ready to start being a full time artist, rather than only an apprentice. When Austin, her former boss, gives her one very broody man as her first client, she jumps at the chance to make him hers—in and out of the shop…”
  • The Olivia Collection: Six of Olivia’s Best Selling Novels by Olivia Long/Olivia Hawthorne <— BOOK BUNDLE BARGAIN!
  • Marco’s MMA Boys Starter Set by S.M. Donaldson <— BOOK BUNDLE BARGAIN!
  • Managed (VIP Book 2) by Kristen Callahan <— ROCK STAR (& entourage) FUN!!! Just released yesterday and Julie o loved it!
Just finished Managed and absolutely loved it! Did not read the first book, really don’t need to, it’s a standalone. But am going to read Idol now. Funny h, totally no filter. It’s definitely a keeper for my shelf.

Amy: GAH!!! I finished it yesterday, and I have been thinking of it non-stop since then. The writing was pretty tough for me to get used to, and I didn’t know if I would ever adjust enough to it to fully become involved in the character’s lives. But Jan said it was the kind of book that sneaks up on you, and you know what? She was right. She was SO right because I found myself wondering what was going on with the characters whenever I wasn’t reading it, and picking it up again was like catching up with old friends and the happenings in their day-to-day lives. The story was just moving along, almost slowly at some points, and I was beginning to wonder if there was ever going to be any real drama when suddenly…BA-BAM!!! It cracked my heart wide open. And there was no shying away from what the characters were experiencing after that. It was raw and brutal and REAL, and I had no choice but to go through it all with them, painful as it was. There was definitely hope by the end, but I’m going to be bruised from this one for a while. *sigh* Loved it.

Jan: Yup Amy. That’s how I felt after reading The Turning Point. Bruised. I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters for days either. Freya North’s writing style is a bit different from what we’re used to, but I think she’s brilliant, because her characters are like people I actually know and care about. Don’t know how she does that! And the characters are pretty much what makes or breaks a book for me. If the characters are ‘meh’, it usually ends up a dnf for me. But Frankie and Scott? Their lives matter to me, crazy as that sounds. (I know, look out for the crazy book lady. Something like a crazy cat lady?) But what a beautiful book. Just wow.

MichelleS: …total old BDB feel for Blood Kiss. Seems like more Butch & Marissa than Psaradise & Craeg though. Lassiter was a bit over the top. I’m almost done, but for BDB fans, it’s a must read!



  1. Claimed (Nightwind Pack Book 1) by Kele Moon & Laurann Dohner <— HE SAVES A HUMAN WOMAN & CLAIMS HER AS HIS/NOW HE HAS TO TELL HIS MATE? Ruh roh!!When he investigates the desperate screams near his secluded cabin, Jason’s shocked to find his own kind hunting a human—but he ends up even more stunned when he accidentally triggers a mating heat in the beautifully lush woman he saved. Overwhelmed with lust, Jason takes her, bites her, binds her to him forever… Now he just has to break the news to Brandi.”
  2. Alphas for the Holidays: Over 30 Paranormal Winter Tales of Werewolves, Dragons, Shifters, Vampires, Fae, Special Forces, Witches, Billionaires, Magics, Ghosts, Demons, and more!
  3. Shifters in the Snow: Bundle of Joy: Seventeen Paranormal Romances of Winter Wolves, Merry Bears, and Holiday Spirits
  4. Spell Disaster (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) by Leighann Dobbs & Traci Douglass
  5. Magically Delicious: Magic and Mayhem Book Four by Robyn Peterman
  6. Treasure and Treason: A Raine Benares World Novel by Lisa Shearin
  7. 3013: OUTLAW (3013: The Series Book 14) by Kali Argent
  8. Scorched Ice (The Fire and Ice Series, Book 3) by Erica Stevens <— SERIES CONCLUSION ALERT!!! And… “***The Fire and Ice series is a spin off based on characters from The Kindred Series. You do not have to read The Kindred Series in order to enjoy this book.
  9. Rhapsodic (The Bargainer Book 1) by Laura Thalassa
  10. Dark Protector (A Werewolf Romance) (Moon Shifter Series Book 6) by Katie Reus
  11. Fur Ever Witched (Black Paw Pack Book 2) by Melanie James
  12. Mosaic (Reliquary Series Book 3) by Sarah Fine
  13. Fangs, Fur & Fantasies
  14. Past, Darkly (The Dreams Book 2) by Hunter Jones
  15. Bound (Anniversary Edition) (The Nevermore Series Book 2) by Shannon Mayer <— “*RE-RELEASE: “The Nevermore Trilogy” Anniversary Edition. Now a full length novel. Brand new scenes, additional points of view and 35K extra words all breathe new life into the first series ever published by USA Today Bestselling Author Shannon Mayer.*”
  16. A Draglen’s Wedding (BK5.5) (The Draglen Brothers Series) by Solease M Barner
  17. Shadow Mine (Guardians of the Underworld Book 1) by Jennifer Kohout
  18. Adam’s Kiss by Mindy Neff
  19. Reaper (A Dark Assassins Novel Book Two) by Valerie Ullmer
  20. The Keeper: The Guardian Chronicles by Mel Favreaux
  21. Black Mountain Magic: Kentucky Haints #1 by Megan Morgan
  22. Rubicon International Series Bundle: Shifter Romantic Suspense by Ann Gimpel




  1. Too Late by C. Hoover <— COLLEEN HOOVER’S LATEST BOOK PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!!! WARNING!!! This one is MATURE, and DARK, and not at all her “usual” style… in fact, she’s published it under the pen name

Stephanie: This story was amazing!!!

Jessie: I’m sure I’ve read her stuff before but why very mature? Sexy? (Putting it nicely)

Maryse: Colleen posted this: “*Too Late is a book that is very mature. It is not for young teens and has explicit content. If cursing bothers you, please avoid this book. If murder bothers you, please avoid this book. If pretty much anything involving drugs, rape, sex or violence bothers you, please avoid this book. I do not want anyone reading it who will later hate me for writing it, so I’m telling you now. This book is ridiculously inappropriate for most humans.”

Jessie: ok. Right up my alley. Lol. Sounds weird but I was one of few who thought twilight was good but lacking. 50 shades was good but too much innuendo. Lol. Coming from a black dagger standpoint. Lol. Don’t hold back! Let us have it. I know I can take it. Lol. Ok sorry. Rant. Over. Thanks Maryse.

Maryse: My pleasure Jessie and it sounds RIGHT UP MY ALLEY too. :P ;)

Susan: One clicked! I’m scared a little lol but I LOVE everything CoHo

Melissa: I read this one wattpad a few months ago. It was amazing- like all of her books!!

  1. Split by J.B. Salsbury <— J.B. SALSBURY ALERT!!! HE HAS BLACKOUTS... “He doesn’t know what happens when the blackouts overtake him, but he can recall the feelings—the rage, the confusion, the fear. Thankfully the quiet life he’s found in Payson, Arizona has kept the darkness at bay. Until his boss’s estranged daughter shows up in town, asking questions she shouldn’t and sparking a desire Lucas can’t control…
  2. His to Cherish: A Fireside Novel by Stacey Lynn <— SHE TRIES TO SAVE A LITTLE BOY AFTER AN ACCIDENT…Chelsea Dwyer arrives home from her job at the middle-school library in Latham Hills, Michigan, expecting another quiet evening—until she hears the screams for help through her living room window. As the first witness to a terrible accident involving two local students, Chelsea doesn’t anticipate how her own life will be irrevocably changed by the father of one of the boys...”
  3. Tied to His Betrayal: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy
  4. I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story by Eden Butler
  5. Finding the Light by Kassidy Carter <— THIS MAY BE A SEQUEL… “I was letting the dark win. Until I saw her and her son. I let her in and vowed to protect her. She was changing me into the man I wanted to be, allowing me to right my wrongs. One thing I should have counted on was the past always coming back to haunt you…
  6. Life as we know It (Love Not Included Book 4) by J.D. Hollyfield
  7. Major Love (Balls in Play Book 2) by Kate Stewart <— KATE STEWART’S LATEST BASEBALL STAR ALERT!! Tee hee!!! I really enjoyed book #1 (was SO FUNNY!!!!!) and now book #2 just went live! P.S. Here’s my review of “Anything But Minor
  8. Wanting My Stepsister by Alexa Riley
  9. Silver-Tongued Devil (Portland Devils Book 1) by Rosalind James
  10. Shockwave (Impulse Book 1) by Sierra Cartwright <— MASTER OF A BDSM CLUB SEES HER…When Master Nathaniel Stratton catches Alani Dane, a professional submissive, yawning during a scene with one of his club’s most prestigious members, he vows to personally deal with her.
  11. Knox: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Book 4) by Christie Ridgway
  12. Rescuing Harley (Delta Force Heroes Book 3) by Susan Stoker
  13. To the Ends of the Earth: A Stripped Standalone by Skye Warren <— SKYE WARREN DARK ROMANCE ALERT!! She’s on the run… “There are two men after me… One wants to save my soul. The other wants to claim my body. Part of me wants Luca to catch me, even knowing what he’s capable of. An enforcer. A fighter. The only language he speaks is violence.”
  14. Snowbound at Christmas by Jennifer Ryan, Maisey Yate, Lia Riley
  15. Home for the Holidays: A Contemporary Romance Anthology
  16. SEALs of Honor: Evan by Dale Mayer
  17. Twelve Days of Christmas: Her Side of the Story by Emma Lea
  18. Buttons and Lace by Penelope Sky <— PSYCH-THRILLER DARK ROMANCE ALERT! SHE OWES HIM, SO HE OWNS HER… “Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go. He’ll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.”
  19. A Family Affair: The Weddings: A Novella (Truth in Lies Book 11) by Mary Campisi
  20. The Dollmaker (Forgotten Files Book 2) by Mary Burton
  21. Fall: a ROCK SOLID romance by Karina Bliss
  22. Final Ride: Hellions Motorcycle Club (Hellions Ride Book 9) by Chelsea Camaron
  23. SEAL’s Deliverance (Take No Prisoners Book 9) by Elle James
  24. Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee <— TABOO RELATIONSHIP ALERT!!! STUDENT-TEACHER… And LISA LOVED IT!!!

Lisa: It’s a definite 4 star read for me. It was a very well written story. The plotline itself was a bit formulaic – done one thousand times over, but it was still well done with characters that you wanted to know more about. Damaged girl (with a secret and a lot of angst over it in her past) meets the most beautiful man on earth. Insta-attraction and “the best sex ever” happens. They grow closer, but then the plot twist. A taboo relationship that sets up a plot to keep them apart…but they persevere and overcome, until the pivotal moment where the great “misunderstanding and miscommunication” happens, and our heart breaks in little pieces and we hold our breath and hope for their happily ever after.

However, the characters themselves are what kept me reading and invested in this couple. Both the characters were witty and charming. I laughed, I smiled, I shed a couple tears.

  1. Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  2. The Takedown (The Hookup Book 2) by J.S. Cooper
  3. Kiss Me Again by Kimberly James
  4. Arresting Desire by Shayla Black <— SHAYLA BLACK ALERT!!
  5. Say You’re Mine (You’re Mine, 1) by Jenika Snow
  6. Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding (Billionaire Boys Club) by Jessica Clare
  7. Lucca: Azzarra Crime Family Book Two by Kiara Woodson
  8. Hello, Forever: Cornerstone Book 1.5 by Krista Noorman
  9. She Runs Away (The Sheridan Hall Series Book 2) by Jessica Calla
  10. Magic Flute: A Novel by Patricia Minger
  11. In This Life by Christine Brae <— SHE MEETS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE ON A TRIP, BUT HE NEVER CALLS HER BACK... “Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again in a chance encounter. Reeling, Anna discovers the life-altering secret of why Jude never contacted her—and why they can’t be together.”
  12. Accidental Love (A Year Agreement Book 3) by Kenadee Bryant
  13. A Beautiful Nightmare: A Novel by Shana Vanterpool <— DARK ROMANCE ALERT!!Life seemingly ends the moment 27-year-old Kinley Hashawaye awakes to find herself inside of a nightmare. Fear and lies are covered in gold and darkness, and her heart won’t let her be when the truth comes back to haunt her…
  14. A Million Different Ways To Lose You (The Horn Duet Book 2) by P. Dangelico
  15. Brick House 3 by Keith Thomas Walker
  16. The Christmas Challenge (The Wilder Brothers Book 3) by Sinclair Jayne
  17. More Than Words: A Hale Street Novella by Natasha Lake
  18. Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty Book 1) by Raine Miller <— RAINE MILLER ALERT!!! THE BILLIONAIRE WANTS HER... but “Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire?
  19. Crushing It: A Love Between the Bases Novella by Jennifer Bernard
  20. Loving Deep (Steele Ridge Book 4) by Tracey Devlyn
  21. Faithful Addiction (The Safeguard Series, Book Two) by Kennedy Layne
  22. Ink & Bone (New York Crime Kings Book 5) by Skyla Madi
  23. Romance with the Billionaire Boys Club (Billionaire Romance Series Book 17) by Cara Miller
  24. The Gamer and the Geek (Gone Geek Book 4) by Sidney Bristol
  25. Rush by Sara Bennett Wealer
  26. Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire by Eliza Freed <— BEST FRIENDS & MARITAL ISSUES ALERT!! And then one fateful night…For these four friends, the difficulties of their marriages are camouflaged by hazy happy hours, extravagant vacations, picturesque weddings, and sleeping in. The possibilities of their youth are wilting in the light of their waning twenties, and on one fateful night, four friends become two. Survivors become lovers. Truths are told, and nothing seems like forever anymore...”
  27. Body Talk by Cara Bristol
  28. Manna Tree by Savannah J. Frierson
  29. A Midnight Clear: A Christmas Novella by Jeannie Hall
  30. Broken by Elizabeth Kelly <— REJECTED FOR HIS APPEARANCE BUT SHE SEES HIM… “Ford Taylor has endured the whispers and the horrified stares his entire life. Rejected by both his family and strangers for the way he looks, he’s grown accustomed to his lonely life. His life is changed forever when Stella, the redheaded beauty he harbors a secret crush on, befriends him…”
  31. Sick Pleasure (Crazy Beautiful Book 3) by Jessica Huizenga
  32. Mischief and the Masters (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 12) by Cherise Sinclair <— SHE’S TRYNG TO OVERCOME HER FEAR, AFTER BEING STALKED……Unconvinced of her claims that she can overcome her fear of big men without help, Master Z gives her a time limit. And she is improving–until she hears the stalker is out of prison. Now her time limit is up, and the Masters will intervene...”
  33. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick <— ANNA KENDRICK AUTOBIOGRAPHY ALERT!!!
  34. Fredo’s Dream: SEAL Brotherhood: Fredo by Sharon Hamilton
  35. Her Hopes and Dreams (Ardent Springs Book 4) by Terri Osburn
  36. Caitlyn’s Christmas Wish by Laura L. Walker
  37. Because of You (Just Because Book 1) by Mari Carr
  38. Ravage (Siren Book 5) by Katie de Long
  39. Entrusted To The SEAL: The Inheritance (The McRaes Series – Book 6) by Teresa Hill
  40. Collecting the Pieces by L.A. Fiore <— ONCE UPON A TIME… SHE HAD THE PERFECT LOVE OF HER LIFE... “But this story isn’t about Jake. It’s about Abel Madden; the man I meet after the fairy tale goes to hell. A cocky, arrogant man who says what he wants, does as he pleases, and makes no excuses for it.”
  41. Perfect Alignment (Thorne and Dash Book 3) by Silvia Violet <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  42. bare by Lynn Kelling <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  43. Love At First Hate (Love At Firsts Book 2) by Muriel Garcia <— M/M ROMANCE!!
  44. Forever Sky (The Blue Phoenix Series Book 6) by Lisa Swallow
  45. The Keeper by Jillian Liota <— SHE HAS A SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP, her life is on track… and then she meets him, but… “an unfortunate circumstance forces the two to abandon their romance before it has truly begun. Rachel’s carefully planned life begins to shake like an unstable house of cards, and when she risks losing Mack completely, she has to decide what’s more important. Her future. Or theirs.
  46. Intermission by Serena Chase
  47. Undaunted (Men of Mercy Novel, A) by Joss Wood
  48. Tiny Threads (Snapdragon Book 1) by Jami Denise <— MARITAL STRIFE ALERT!!…marriage once full of passion and consideration, becomes one full of bitterness and resentment. The past comes back to haunt them in a way they never imagined and their happily ever after becomes a battle…
  49. Torch (Tarnished Souls MC Book 1) by Dusty Lassetter
  50. Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth
  51. Out Of The Dark by Arlene Gonzales
  52. Unveiled Hearts (Heart’s Intent Book 2) by Dawn Brower
  53. Killmore by Martha Sweeney <— HER EX IS A MEXICAN CRIME LORD & NOW SHE’S IN HIDING…I knew everything about Antonio’s business. How, you ask? I was the only woman he kept close, really close – he claimed he loved me. You get to see and hear a lot of interesting things when you hold that kind of status. Now, the Feds have me in what they claim is witness protection. However, I never feel safe knowing he’s out there…



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

  1. Heat Wave by Karina Halle <—- KARINA HALLE ALERT! GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT (NOVEMBER 16th)!!!! OH MY!!!!! The blurb says FORBIDDEN & SCANDAL & ILLICIT and I’m SO titillated!!!!

“What does matter is that he’s a grump.Kind of an a$$hole, too. And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else. But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from. Forbidden, Illicit, Off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned…”

  1. Twined Bond (Holly Woods Files, #7) by Emma Hart - November 17th 2016
  2. Falling For The Billionaire (One Night Stand Series Book 5) by J.S. Cooper - November 17th 2016
  3. Tristan’s Temptation (Wired Series Book 2) by Sabrina York - November 17th 2016
  4. Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott - November 18th 2016
  5. Bad Romeo Christmas: A Starcrossed Anthology by Leisa Rayven - November 21st 2016
  6. Cross the Line (Alex Cross) by James Patterson - November 21st 2016
  7. Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely - November 22nd 2016
  8. Over The Edge (The Bridge Series Book 3) by Meredith Wild - November 22nd 2016
  9. The Operator (The Peri Reed Chronicles) by Kim Harrison - November 22nd 2016
  10. Vice by Callie Hart - November 22nd 2016
  11. Brutal Game (Flynn and Laurel Book 2) by Cara McKenna - November 22nd 2016

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Tessa November 15, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Just a heads up. BB Reid”s book, The Bandit, is a CH. It was originally a standalone, but she said too much story was left, so CH. FYI, AWESOME book.

Maryse November 15, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Thank you Tessa!!! :D

Julie o November 15, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Started reading Filthy Rich and am enjoying so far but still thinking about MANAGED! Guess it really made an impression on me. Loved the H. He was soooo in control, cold, and emotionless and the h came along and just blew him apart. She could see right through him.

Lisa November 15, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Half way through Nano and half way through my word count…25,000 and counting.
More plot holes than a sieve but hey, I’ll fix them later.
Missing you all!
Happy reading.

Nay November 15, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Hey Lisa! Do you watch Offspring?

Maryse November 15, 2016 at 7:39 PM

*hug* to Lisa!!!!

Maryse November 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Julie I love cold and emotionless. In books. ;) Always and only in books.

But that’s fun breaking through that.

MichelleS November 15, 2016 at 9:51 PM

I’m hafway through Thicker Than Blood. I have no clue why I abandoned it months ago, because it is awesome! I should have guessed – Madeline Sheehan… I mean really? That girl can write.

MichelleS November 15, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Oh My Gosh! Stephanie Plum TWENTY THREE??? I left off on the one before they went to Hawaii. Did she ever pick Ranger, or what? I don’t feel like reading it, but I want to know if she picked him. I was a Ranger girl in that threesome.

MichelleS November 15, 2016 at 9:56 PM

Wait wait wait. Scrolling back up….. L. Dohner and Kele Moon wrote a paranormal book together? Hot damn!!! I love both of those authors. Need to get that one on the list STAT.

Fabi November 15, 2016 at 10:43 PM

WTG Lisa. Right on track.

Is it just me or are the covers getting more colourful and original?

Lisa November 16, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Nay…I kinda missed a big chunk of the first Offspring season and never caught up. Then when the whole country went into melt down over the Patrick debarcle I knew I’d never catch up….so short answer…No.

Miranda November 16, 2016 at 11:24 AM

See Through Heart by Amie Knight came out 2 weeks ago and it is so amazing. A touching second chance romance.

Tessa November 16, 2016 at 11:29 AM

FYI Magic Bites, the first book in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrew’s is on sale for $1.99. It’s normally $7.99.

Tessa November 16, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Just went back and looked at other days. Congrats Amy! Hope you are loving the new job. Elaine, I hope you’re feeling better. *hugs both*

Maryse November 16, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Guys!!! I been cookin’. ;) And I posted goofy videos. *snort* :P

Tessa November 16, 2016 at 7:51 PM

Not Elaine. That’s odd. I mean that Grey. Stupid autocorrect.

R. Renee November 16, 2016 at 7:53 PM

OMG Tessa. Grey to Elaine! That’s awesome.

And Maryse. I’m CRAVING that now! The oil. THE OIL!!!

Tessa November 16, 2016 at 7:54 PM

Maryse. Now I’m hungry. Lol that looks good.

Jan November 16, 2016 at 9:09 PM

Yep Tessa I was wondering who the heck Elaine is…..

Maryse that looks pretty yummy :D

Leslie M November 16, 2016 at 9:33 PM

Yum to those green beans!!

Amy November 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM

Hey ladies…I’m exhausted and overwhelmed by this new job but I’m still here. And I miss you all soooooooo freaking much!!! I’m going to go crazy one-clicking from that list up there (because why not???) and then I’m going to watch Maryse’s videos (because you’re adorable and make me crack up). Yep. That’s a sound plan if I ever had one. *nods head*

Too Late and Josh & Anna and Gabe & Clare (did I get that right?)…holy moly I’m IN!! Well, when I get a chance to actually read again. ;)

Amy November 16, 2016 at 11:45 PM

OMG I’m dying right now. DYING. LOL!!!!!!!

How did you manage to eat those green beans without getting stuff all over your face? I would have had tomatoes all over my chin and cheeks and nose if I tried to film myself eating. *snort*

Lisa November 17, 2016 at 2:52 AM

Amy congrats on the job…what are you doing hun?
Im out of the loop with Nano taking over my life.

You’ll be happy to know Amy, Im killing a character in my book tomorrow….I’ve ummed and arrred but he has to die. Sooooo Im evidently writing a death book?! Go figure!!

bev November 17, 2016 at 8:18 AM

“One upon a time, in a far – off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones.”
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Fabi November 17, 2016 at 8:56 AM

That’s a great first line bev.

bev November 17, 2016 at 9:36 AM

It really is Fabi. The whole first, short paragraph.

They held me captive for thirteen days.
They wanted to break me.
It was not personal.
I was not broken.
This is what I tell myself.

bev November 17, 2016 at 9:38 AM

I’m just starting it right now. I have wanted to read it for awhile now and keep putting it off, so just taking the plunge.

Tessa November 17, 2016 at 10:51 AM

Bev, Did you ever get around to visiting the courtyard?

Fabi November 17, 2016 at 11:09 AM

Yes, that sounds super good bev. I’m in the mood for dark right now.

Fabi November 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM

“Kell’s head snapped to one side with a force that made him gasp.”
Drawn In by Barbara Elsborg

R. Renee November 17, 2016 at 12:41 PM

FLT: “When I was twelve, a fortune-teller told me that my one true love would die young and leave me all alone.” God-Shaped Hole, Tiffanie DeBartolo

So, this is weird. Last week my FLT was from Wolfsong: “I was twelve when my daddy put a suitcase by the door.”

What’s with all the twelve year olds?? LOL :D

Alabama Amy (AKA Anti-Amy Amy) November 17, 2016 at 1:57 PM

Ok y’all…. Managed was FANTASTIC! In my opinion it is by far Kristen Callihan’s best book. I almost didn’t buy it because I liked Idol but wouldn’t say I loved it because I struggled with the heroine. In Managed both main characters are wonderful. So different but they WORK SO WELL together. There’s tons of LOL moments and “did she really just say that moments?” Sophie is so hilarious and genuine. I was expecting Gabriel to be unlikeable since he seemed so cold and aloof in Idol. Not at all. I loved him so much. He’s very stoic and steady but he’s got depth that’s very obvious from the start. And once he lets loose, he really lets loose, committed 100%. There was just enough angst to keep the story from being flat and give some emotional depth without feeling “produced for effect” angst which is game over for me. I’m racking my brain but I can’t come up with a book I smiled more while reading this year. This might be my favorite so far in 2016!

bev November 17, 2016 at 4:35 PM

Tessa, I finished last night. Posted my progress on GR. Much darker. It was wonderful of course.

Jenn November 17, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Well compared to my FLT from last week mine this week is so boring-don’t let it stop you from picking up this book-I’m not very far into it yet but so far so good!

FLT:MIdlife crisis, Is there really such a thing? Find Me Alastar by T L Swan

Jenn November 17, 2016 at 4:59 PM

wow bev you have me intrigued; that one sounds so good!

Jenn November 17, 2016 at 5:06 PM

R-LOL. I have not read wolf song but read God Shaped Hole; how far in are you?

Jan November 17, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Nuh-uh bev no way no how. I just can’t read kidnapping books (or watch kidnapping movies either). In some ways the book sounds intriguing, but, nup, I just can’t do it. Too sca-ee & angsty for me.

R, my FLT refers to a four year old, not a 12 yr old LOL:

‘When I was four, my father died in an oil-rig accident’. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas.

This is a rec from Skye Warren (see other thread). It’s a contemporary by a writer I only knew as a HR author. Didn’t even know she did CRs. My library had it so I thought I’d give it a try. And I’m liking it. It’s quite a detailed, slow, intense character study so far, but there is a strong love/romance element as well. Seems really well-written, and Skye obviously floves it. So far, so good.

Leslie M November 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Anti-Amy, Managed sounds good!! Bumping that one up the list.

Cheryl November 17, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Maryse, that has my mouth watering and I don’t even like tomatoes!!

“You know those people who Lady Luck always seems to be kissing on the cheek?” Managed (VIP Book 2) by Kristen Callihan.

Maryse November 17, 2016 at 8:59 PM

It is sooooo yummy and rich. The oil is extra virgin olive oil and I am an addict!!!!!!

MichelleS November 17, 2016 at 9:16 PM

FLT: “There was a boy in her room.” Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell.

Got it on loan from library! Finally. Love her writing!

bev November 17, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Yay, MichelleS.

Jan November 17, 2016 at 9:52 PM

I like your first line, Michelle. Makes you want to pick it up and read on.

bev November 17, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Jan, have you read Rainbow Rowell yet?

Jan November 17, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Not yet. I haven’t been in the mood for YA lately, but I can tell you think I should ;) You did steer me well towards Laura Florand, so…… which one do you recommend I try first?

bev November 17, 2016 at 10:09 PM

I’ve honestly have liked them all. My favorites are E & P and Carry On.
Here Landline is on sale, but not sure if in Australia. Definitely popular enough to be in the library though.
I read all four of her novels last year. *Sigh* it was great.

Jan November 17, 2016 at 10:46 PM

Thanks. I’ll check the library.

Lisa November 18, 2016 at 2:10 AM

First line the same as Anti-Amy and MichelleS.
Im loving Managed too.

Wish I had more time to read.

Happy dance that there is only 14 days left of Nano then Im tackling my GR reading challenge and all of these books that are piling up.

Lisa November 18, 2016 at 2:25 AM

Just found the best Xmas gift for bookish types….its a leather bound journal and tve lines you write on are the words of a classic book. I bought Pride & Prejudice in pink.

MichelleS November 18, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Jan – I loved Eleanor and Park so so so so much! It was fabulous. I also really liked Carry On. I am glad I read it before Fangirl, though. Rainbow Rowell has the perfect writing style for YA. It just sucks you in right away. So glad I listened to Bev – she usually does not steer me wrong!

Maryse November 18, 2016 at 10:16 AM

I loved Eleanor and Park too!!! bev does have pretty great book tastes. I need to venture into more of Rainbow’s books. Landline is the one that has me the most (blurb-wise). Did you guys know she (and Stephenie Meyer) are signing tonight (I think somewhere in California) together. I wish it was near me…

Maryse November 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM

These are gorgeous, Lisa!!!

Maryse November 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM

How’s Nano going by the way?

Maryse November 18, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Amy!!! Even though it’s overwhelming, are you liking it? New jobs are always so scary at first…

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