Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – November 8th 2016

by Maryse on November 8, 2016 · 118 comments

in Latest Book Releases


Okay, yes… it’s half the list it usually is (’cause well… ELECTIONS!!!) so I have a feeling that has a lot to do with the smaller number of releases today. I’m not sure how much reading will go on over the next day or so, but I know we’ll ALL be ready for a good read (and escape) very soon. Maybe even right now! While this list may be smaller, it has some goodies for sure!

P.S. I’m still adding the reader recommendations as we speak (I’ve had quite a few come my way over the last few days) so keep checking back.

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


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

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  1. Night School: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21 by Lee Child
  2. Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan
  3. Turbulent Desires: Billionaire Aviators by Melody Anne
  4. Someone to Love: A Westcott Novel, Book 1 by Mary Balogh
  5. One Snowy Night: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella by Jill Shalvis
  6. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  7. Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 23 by Janet Evanovich


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!):

The re-release of Willing Victim is on sale… I’m so psyched for Brutal Game <3
  • Kicked by Celia Aaron <— FOOTBALL PLAYER & HE BROKE HER HEART (and she’s on the team!) “I know the real him, the one who broke my heart and pretended I didn’t exist for the past two years. I’m the third-string kicker, the only woman on the team and nothing better than a mascot. Until I’m not. Until I get my chance to earn a full scholarship and join the team as first-string. The only way I’ll make the cut is to accept help from the one man I swore never to trust again.” (super-bargain priced today!)
  • Mr. Perfect: A Mister Standalone (The Mister Series Book 1) by J.A. Huss <— J.A. HUSS ALERT!!! Book #1 is super-bargain priced today!!
Lisa M: Mr. Perfect & Mr. Romantic by J.A Huss!! Love this series. Apha males & bad boys my favs!!
  • Safe With Me: A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away by K.L. Slater <— SHE’S A RECLUSE & NOW HAS HER CHANCE FOR REVENGE ALERT!!!Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …” (sounds nerve-wracking, and it’s super-bargain priced today!)
  • Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke <— SOUNDS SO SWEET & HEART-WRENCHING! “…When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin’s torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain…” AND!!! Jenn LOVED it!
Penn: I just finished “Written In the Scars” by Adrian Locke-Beautifully written story and I was sucked in from the beginning-absolutely loved it!!!.
  • HALO by R.C. Stephens <— HE LEAVES HER PREGNANT… and Jenn ALREADY recommends this one!
Jenn: Now I am reading “Halo” R.C Stephens and I know already this will be a 5 star read too. Just thought I’d throw these two books out there for those in a funk :)
  • Dirty (Raw Family Book 2) by Belle Aurora <— LONG AWAITED SEQUEL OF A DARK/CRIMINAL/STALKER READ is much loved! Jean is having fun with this one!! (I sure did love #1 – RAW)
“Oh you guys, I’m reading Dirty (2nd book to RAW) and I am totally LOVING IT!!!!! You have to read it if you’ve read Raw already!”
  • Girl Underwater by Claire Kells <— BLURB JOLT ALERT!!! Kathy just found us this one and I ONE-CLICKED IT SO HARD

Kathy: Girl Underwater by Claire Kells is on sale … The summary states that is is about a female college swimmer who survives a plane crash with a fellow swimmer and three children. I have to say it has me intrigued. My next read for sure!!

Maryse: Oh MY Kathy!!!!! I just one-clicked that one. It sounds perfect for me!!! :D!!!!

  • SIREN by Jaimie Roberts <— SUPER-DARK READ (and scary cover!!) that one of our group is reading as we speak. She’s not necessarily recommending it yet, but the way she describes it has a few clamoring to read it! ;)

Sharon: I went for a blurb jolt, and it’s a doozie! Check out Siren by Jamie Roberts, Kellie Dennis, Shannon Stted and Dave Kelly. It sounds sick and twisted and not fluffy at all. Just what I need!

Sharon: Siren is quite . . . Well, there is a lot of sex. Rough sex. I know it will get rougher. Makes Fifty Shades of Grey seem like unicorns and flowers. I’ll take one for the team and keep reading, but this one is not for everyone.

Lisa: I tripped over myself in a rush to one-click Siren. Makes FSOG seem like unicorns and flowers made me actually giggle out loud right at my desk.

Maryse: LOL!!!! :P




  1. Leopard’s Fury (A Leopard Novel) by Christine Feehan <— HE’S AN ICE COLD CRIMINAL & ONLY SHE CAN TAME HIM ALERT!!! “With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from the brutal lair of shifters she was born into. Though she is all too aware of her leopard-shifter blood, she never felt the sensation of a wild animal stirring inside her. Not until Alonzo Massi walked into her bakery. The powerful shifter is as irresistible as he is terrifying, but his icy demeanor tells her to keep her distance…
  2. Locking Up Santa (Haunting Me Series Book 2) by Nikki LeClair
  3. Shadowed Ascension: Shadowed Series Book 3 by Wendi Wilson
  4. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  5. Fate is a Mated Bitch (Lupinski Clan Book 1) by Emmy Gatrell
  6. Dracones betrayed: Book Three by Sheri-Lynn Marean
  7. Living Covenant: The Complete Series (Living Covenant Trilogy) by Amanda M. Lee
  8. Mayhem: Goddesses Of Delphi by Gemma Brocato
  9. Saving His Heart (Sisterhood of Jade Book 11) by Billi Jean
  10. Comes the Dark (A Dark Tides Romance) by Celia Ashley



  1. Blow: A Virtuous Paradox Novel by Heidi McLaughlin <— HE’S FAMOUS BUT HE SUCCUMBS TO ADDICTION with the pressures of stardom… “When Bodhi ends up in rehab, he doesn’t expect to meet someone as cool and down-to-earth as Kimberly Gordon. Although he’s enjoyed the company of beautiful, charming women before, none of them have tried to get to know the “real” Bodhi. But Kimberly isn’t fazed by his stardom...”
  2. Hunter (7 Brides for 7 Brothers Book 3) by Melody Anne
  3. Turbulent Desires (Billionaire Aviators Book 2) by Melody Anne
  4. Take My Dare: A Stark International Novella (Stark International Trilogy Book 4) by J. Kenner
  5. Dirty Wicked: A Wicked Lovers Novella by Shayla Black
  6. Top Shelf: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson
  7. Perfect Paige (The Piper Sisters) by InÉS Saint
  8. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer <— STEPHENIE MEYER’S LATEST WENT LIVE EARLY!!! The hidden U.S. Government agency she worked for believes her to be a liability and now she’s in danger!!! “When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of…
  9. Made for You by Kelly Elliott <— KELLY ELLIOTT ALERT! And this one CAN be read as a standalone: “For Holden Warner and Emylie Sanchez, the road back to each other has been long and jagged. Each of them hiding from the truth, but unwilling to move on from the love they share...”
  10. The Rookie (Calling the Signals Book 1) by Ann Jacobs
  11. KYLE (Sterling Falls Book 2) by Evanne Lorraine
  12. The 24 Days of Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
  13. Accidentally in Love: A Talyton St George Novel by Cathy Woodman
  14. Drifter (The Nomad Series Book 1) by Janine Infante Bosco <— BIKER EX-VETERAN & SHE NEEDS A HERO… “Sometimes the strong become vulnerable. Or worse, the victor becomes the victim. Sometimes we lose control or in my case it’s stripped from you. Defeated. Broken. Haunted. They are the three things I have become. In my darkest hour I admit defeat. In my darkest hour I need one person. I need him.”
  15. Paradox (The Thornfield Affair Book 2) by Amity Cross
  16. Taking Time (Servants of Fate Book 2) by Wendy Sparrow
  17. Her Marine Prince (Going Royal Book 6) by Heather Long
  18. Chasing Paige (Falling for Words Book 1) by Tiffany Janine <— SHE MEETS HER FAVORITE AUTHOR but doesn’t know it’s him… “A 28 year old widow who owns a bookstore called Chasing Pages meets someone unexpectedly after two years of her husband’s death. Little does she know he’s the one who writes her favorite novels and has a secret he is keeping from her…
  19. One Snowy Night: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella (Kindle Single) by Jill Shalvis
  20. Love in the Fast Lane by Melissa Kate
  21. A Whole Latte Murder: A Java Jive Mystery by Caroline Fardig
  22. Keep Coming Back To Love (Drawn To The Rhythm) by Christa Maurice
  23. Letting Go by Kate L. Mary
  24. Someone To Love (A Westcott Novel) by Mary Balogh <— LATEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE BY MARY BALOGH ALERT!! Jan wanted me to share the glad tidings of this new release with everyone saying: “…a brand shiny new Mary Balogh historical romance comes out on Nov 8th too. It’s called Someone To Love and it’s the first in a new series. (The Wetscotts). Woohoo! Anne and I are pretty excited. Cos it’s already Tuesday here, I’ve got it on my kindle right now and I’m about to start it, now I’ve finished Trust. *rubs hands together in anticipation* …Squeeee!! I have really loved some of Ms Balogh’s HRs, especially Heartless, the Four Horsemen series, the Mistress series and the Slightly series, which I’ve just been rereading. She writes great characters with moving love stories and a nice bit of spice. I haven’t loved all of her books, but her best ones are really wonderful. If you like Judith McNaught’s HRs, odds on you’ll like Mary Balogh as well.” and Anne is happy too!! “Jan I love Mary Balogh’s books too! I didn’t know she was coming out with a new series! So excited!!”
  25. When You Wish by Alexandra Ivy <— ALEXANDRA IVY HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!! The author says: “Long before I wrote my sexy paranormal romances, I wrote traditional Regency romances as Debbie Raleigh. Now I’m thrilled that three of my favorites are available once more. As fresh and filled with adventure as ever, this trilogy features the indomitable Creswell sisters, known throughout London as the Devil’s Daughters—and rejected by the ton because of it. But like their charming rascal of a father, the Devilish Dandy, nothing can crush their spirits—or stand in the way of their hearts’ desires…”
  26. Disorderly Conduct: Alpha Males on Both Sides of the Law by Holly S. Roberts, Alexis Abbott, Blair Babylon, Theresa Hissong, JJ Knight, Meli Raine, Olivia Rigal, LS Silverii
  27. Sex, Lies & Black Tie (Sex and Lies Book 6) by Kris Calvert
  28. Fall Dirty (SEALs Undone Book 8) by Zoe York
  29. Harmony and High Heels (The Fort Worth Wranglers Book 2) by Tracy Wolff  & Katie Graykowski
  30. Trust by Jana Aston <— SHE’S AWKWARD & HOPING TO FALL IN LOVE… It CAN be read as a standalone, but best to read the entire series, because characters reappear. ;) “I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city. But I’m going to get it together. I am. I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up. I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself. I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after. Right after I get out of this interrogation room.” And here’s the series reading order
  31. Suddenly Dating (A Lake Haven Novel Book 2) by Julia London
  32. Risk (Desired Affliction Book 3) by C.A. Harms
  33. Deadly Waves (Hardy Brothers Security Book 23) by Lily Harper Hart
  34. Soulless by MV Kasi
  35. Dyeing to be Loved (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  36. A Walk Through Fire (Through Hell and Back Book 1) by Felice Stevens <— M/M ROMANCEDrew leaves his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help. Although Drew isn’t gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him…
  37. Safe Haven by Caitlin Ricci <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  38. Happily Ever After (Student Bodies Book 9) by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  39. Student Bodies Collection by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  40. Brothers in Arms by Megan Slayer, Helena Maeve, Anna Lee, Lucy Felthouse, Thom Collins
  41. Love Between the Lines: An Adult Coloring Book for Book Lovers by Christina Collie
  42. Semi-Scripted: A Wanderlove Novel by Amanda Heger <— HE’S GOT A LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW & SHE’S IN THE AUDIENCE ALERT!!!Evan Abramson thought an internship at the So Late It’s Early Show would be the start of a long television-writing career, but their ratings are sinking. With every show, his plans seem one step closer to collapse. When a backstage crisis throws him into an onstage encounter with a gorgeous and charming audience member, Evan and Marisol become overnight sensations. And soon their made-for-television romance is the only thing keeping So Late from getting the axe…
  43. Room 208 by Michelle Sullivan
  44. Dark Corners: A True Heroes Novel (True Heroes Series Book 3) by A. M. Madden
  45. Ashes Adrift: A New Adult/College Romance (The Ashes Series Book 3)
  46. Not Quite a Scot (Kilted Heroes) by Janice Maynard
  47. Holding Out for a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novel by Codi Gary
  48. A Small Town Christmas, 3 novels and 1 Story: Nine Lives of Christmas, Angel Lane, On Strike for Christmas, and A Very Holly Christmas by Sheila Roberts



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

  1. Unapologetic by Pamela Ann - November 11th 2016
  2. Endurance : A Sin Series Novel (The Sin Trilogy Book 4) by Georgia Cates - November 11th 2016
  3. 367 Days by Jessica Gadziala - November 11th 2016 <— Nay found us this one!!! “Maryse–I just added a book to my ‘to read’ shelf on GR that sounds really good, and I didn’t see it listed with your upcoming releases. It’s called 367 Days by Jessica Gadziala and is a romance mystery standalone about a woman who wakes up and has lost a year of her life. It’s up for preorder on Amazon and coming out in just a few days! 11/11/17.”
  4. Drowning on Dry Land: an erotic short story by Megan Hart - November 13th 2016
  5. Dirty Deeds (An Office Romance #2) by J.L. Beck - November 13th 2016
  6. Sweet Cheeks by K.Bromberg – November 14th 2016
  7. Santa, Baby by Lisa Renee Jones - November 14th 2016
  8. Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack Book 1) by Megan Erickson - November 14th 2016
  9. Managed (VIP Book 2) by Kristen Callihan - November 14th 2016
  10. Fractures in Ink by Helena Hunting – November 14th 2016
  11. Split by J.B. Salsbury – November 15th 2016
  12. Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee - November 15th 2016
  13. The Takedown (The Hookup Book 2) by J.S. Cooper  - November 15th 2016
  14. Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich – November 15th 2016
  15. Claimed (Nightwind Pack Book 1) by Kele Moon & Laurann Dohner - November 15th 2016
  16. Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding (Billionaire Boys Club) by Jessica Clare  - November 15th 2016
  17. In This Life by Christine Brae - November 15th 2016
  18. Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty Book 1) by Raine Miller – November 15th 2016
  19. Dark Crime by Christine Feehan - November 15th 2016
  20. Mischief and the Masters (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 12) by Cherise Sinclair - November 15th 2016
  21. Twined Bond (Holly Woods Files, #7) by Emma Hart - November 17th 2016
  22. Falling For The Billionaire (One Night Stand Series Book 5) by J.S. Cooper - November 17th 2016
  23. Tristan’s Temptation (Wired Series Book 2) by Sabrina York - November 17th 2016
  24. Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott - November 18th 2016

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Jen November 8, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Wow oh wow! Girl Underwater! One clicked it and it was amazing. Different from what I usually read but yet I couldn’t help think of On the Island. You will be rooting for Avery and her companions the whole book. 5 star read for me. I miss them already

Maryse November 8, 2016 at 9:10 PM

I can’t wait to start that one, Jen! Maybe tonight even. :D

Alabama Amy (aka Anti-Amy Amy) November 8, 2016 at 9:14 PM

Ooooooh lawd. Y’all wish me luck. I starting Willing Captive and that is SO NOT my typical read. I wanted something different so here I go. My stomach is already doing the tango because I’m stepping outside my “box”. Gah I’m nervous and all I have read is THIS: “Reader advisory – this book contains intense but consensual rape role-playing scenes that some may find upsetting.”

Anne November 8, 2016 at 9:45 PM

Great list Maryse!

I finished reading The Dark One by Kathryn Le Veque a couple of days ago and really liked it! It was one of those epic reads I truly enjoy. This was my first book by this author but it sure won’t be my last.

I am currently reading The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne and really loving it so far! Its a different type of HR. Very refreshing.

Tessa November 8, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Anti-Amy? *grins* Hiee!

Maryse November 8, 2016 at 9:59 PM

I get a kick out of the anti-Amy name. LOL!!!

No worries… we’ll convert you to the Marmy crew. ;)

Maryse November 8, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Oh I love epic reads, Anne!!!! :D

Tessa November 8, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Did you see what she’s reading. I totally want to read that.

R. Renee November 8, 2016 at 10:32 PM

I cook. And I’m very clean. And I come with the cutest little poodle. Who will take me in?

Cheryl November 9, 2016 at 12:45 AM

R. do you want to run away from home? I’m thinking of moving to Canada after this election.

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Cheryl I am so crushed. Can I come with you?

Cheryl November 9, 2016 at 12:48 AM

I haven’t had too many dnf’s lately I guess because I’ve been using Kindle Unlimited and reading those books. Kinda feel like even if it’s not a 5* I’m getting my money’s worth with my membership.

Have to look at Halo again- started it and was bleh… maybe it was the mood I was in.

bev November 9, 2016 at 12:56 AM

They said that so many looking into Canada crashed the website.

Teri W November 9, 2016 at 1:33 AM

I’m very interested to see reviews on Stephanie Meyer’s The Chemist. I loved, loved, loved the Twilight series but The Host not so much although it was ok.

Leslie M November 9, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Oooh Willing Captive…that has been on my TBR forever…I like new cover.

I’m still trying to get through Royally Screwed. It started slow, then got better, but for some reason I’m dragging my feet. I also still have 3 more books to finish for a 2016 challenge.

I couldn’t sleep last night…I am shocked about election!!

Jenn November 9, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Cheryl-you have got to go back to Halo yes it is slow moving at first with going back to past then present but trust me it is all so very relevant! I’m 70% in and at work but I keep sneaking back to it as I have got to finish it. I absolutely am in love with this story…and Tyler St. John

Fabi November 9, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Terri, I feel the same about the new Meyer’s book. Wait and see.

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 9:46 AM

I suggested on Maryse’s FB we make Leslie be the guinea pig! But yeah, that price. Should we start a GO FUND ME for her?

Lisa Aiello November 9, 2016 at 10:11 AM

Leslie or Anti-Amy, who is the author on Willing Captive?

Cheryl November 9, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Packing my bags now R. I’ll swing by and get you!

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Lisa – Belle Aurora

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 10:55 AM

Thanks Cheryl. All I need are my books and my toothbrush.

Cheryl November 9, 2016 at 11:03 AM

LOL. :)

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:35 AM

You know what’s interesting about being in California? We are considered the most democratic state, to the extent that poll closed, and before a single vote was counted, we were declared as a win for Hillary. Yet, we seem to be second only to Texas about keeping the death penalty. It just makes me grin. A measure to remove it was on the ballot, and we were all, heck no!

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Oh and I started reading bed wrecker, and I don’t know yet, but the sexy times aren’t all that sexy. And it’s been mostly that.

Ela November 9, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Anti-Amy Amy????? Is this like the imposter GR Bev vs. our bev? (notice GR Bev is B capital while our bev is b lower case) in case people didn’t see the difference….

Ela November 9, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Tessa…that is damn awesome!

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Morning ladies!!!

What is everyone reading today? I’m thinking The Turning Point by Freya North…

Amy November 9, 2016 at 12:03 PM

You guys. OMG.

And the T-Rex looks like my hubby when I shoot my mouth off in public. :P

Fabi November 9, 2016 at 12:19 PM

hahaha Amy, you need to frame that and put it up in your house

Jenn November 9, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Well I just finished “Halo” and although I have to say it was the blurb that initially attracted me to this book; it was so not what I was expecting…it was so much more!!!!! I do not want to give anything a way; just know for me at least this was definitely a very powerful-heart warming and heart wrenching story that I will remember. 5****** :)

Jenn November 9, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Now I don’t know what to read. I really want to read “The Sun Is Also Star” but I have a hard time choking down $10.99 for a book…and also thinking with the last few books I have read I am needing something lighter….or a psych thriller….any body have any recs?

Amy November 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM

It’s Manny’s girlfriend. *giggle*

I am really curious about HALO (especially after Jenn’s comment) but I have such a hard time with military-related books. I end up rolling my eyes or cringing and not giving them a fair chance. *sigh* Maybe I’ll try one more time…

Lisa Aiello November 9, 2016 at 1:22 PM

I’m trying to finish Marriage Games, but for some reason I’m not loving it. 81% in and I’m just not connecting. I’m hoping it all comes together. After that, I’m diving into Rush (Emma Scott) cuz R told me it’s a must read – especially cuz I think my most favoritest book ever now that I’ve finally read it was Archer’s Voice.

Amy November 9, 2016 at 1:24 PM
Amy November 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Lisa, Rush is SO good!! :D

And Archer’s Voice…*dreamy sigh* I LOVED it. That was one of those kicking-myself-for-not-reading-it-sooner books. When he wanted to know if it bothered her that he couldn’t make *ahem* sounds…oh, my heart. :cry:

Lisa Aiello November 9, 2016 at 1:35 PM

Amy, don’t make me go there. Nothing broke my heart more than when he said “Don’t walk away from me. I can’t call after you.” Arggggghhhhhh. Or that “he taught himself a language that he never was able to use with anyone” (before her of course). Geesh, I could just ugly cry thinking about it.

Ela November 9, 2016 at 1:35 PM

OH NO Did I offend someone????? I didn’t mean to be rude, just curious thinking Amy is pulling something over on us?????

Jenn November 9, 2016 at 2:12 PM

Amy-I understand what you mean and I can’t say that there were not times that I thought well hell this book is not for me but all the little quirks I had with the book they truly were all relevant to the story. I had a hard time even in the beginning with how juvenile the writing seemed but then I had to remind myself well hell they are teenagers; and I just kept going with it and I am so glad I did.

All this reminiscing about Archer’s Voice is making me want to go re-read it. There is only one book so far that I re-read every year and that is The Sea of Tranquility. My first visit to Maryse’s blog was the day she posted her review to this book and I’ve been hooked on her ever since :)

Leslie M November 9, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Oh crap! What am I guinea pig for?

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM

The new Stephenie Meyer book.

Lisa November 9, 2016 at 3:20 PM

To all my American firends….come live with me. My doors are always open…

Lisa November 9, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Wow. *friends!!
Cant blame that one on autocorrect!

Leslie M November 9, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Eeeeeeeh gads!! *gags* No way, Jose!!! I’m not reading The Chemist. I’m sorry R., apparently we weren’t properly introduced, my actual name is:

Leslie if-it-don’t-have-romance-I-ain’t-reading-it M.

Also, I have a little bone to pick with Ms. Meyers! What the *bleep* is *bleep*-ing wrong with her?? Writing more *bleep*-ing books without *bleep*-ing finishing Midnight Sun???? Seriously?? What in the actual *bleep*???

Leslie M November 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Sherlock themed Mani/pedi party at Amy’s!!! Woot! Woot!

I love those colors Amy!

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Thanks Lisa. Cheryl was coming to get me but I think she’s been detained. I’m on my way!!

Haha Leslie. I haven’t even read the blurb for it. I’m a little put out after Midnight Sun AND not releasing a book in forever that she’s so quick to charge a small fortune for this one. Ballsy move.

Leslie M November 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Hey Ela, the “anti-Amy Amy” is an actual person also named Amy. She doesn’t like rip your heart out books like the original Amy….so she cleverly re-named herself so we wouldn’t get mixed up. (She also has great sense of humor like original Amy)

bev November 9, 2016 at 4:21 PM

Those are great Amy, I have been thinking of darker polishes.
I say we move the party at Lisa, Jan, Pia, or Maryse ‘ s mommy’s house.
Is it bad to leave our fellow Americans at this time?

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 4:23 PM

I was going to say something but I erased it instead. Going back to reading now… <3

But yes, I'm good with those locations! I'll bring the bon bons.

Jan November 9, 2016 at 5:39 PM

Hey girls. You’re welcome here anytime. You bring the polishes. (and bonbons) I’ll supply the sauvignon blanc and sympathy. Oh LOL bonbons! autocorrected into BONDS. It’s not that sort of party. Ahem.

Amy yes yes read the Turning Point.

Ela November 9, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Thanks Leslie M! You are a sweetheart to repeat something that was probably discussed a many many times and other boards no less….

bev November 9, 2016 at 7:27 PM

It’s totally Amy just playing a joke.;)

MichelleS November 9, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Didn’t read a word last night. Was glued to TV. So tonight I’m losing myself in Whitney My Love. Need a total escape!

I did finish Court of Mist & Fury. Woo-ee-mama! Loved it!!! 5 stars!

Aw! Archer’s Voice! That was a good one. Jealous of you who are reading it for first time.

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 8:06 PM

*does happy dance* I’m so glad you liked Court, MichelleS! I was a little worried, but I swear I adored that book so much.

bev November 9, 2016 at 8:46 PM

A part of me just wants comfort reads.
bev needs comfort.
Hot chocolate and a 100 mini marshmallows.
Mashed potatoes and gravy.
The Boss

Alabama Amy (aka Anti-Amy Amy) November 9, 2016 at 10:17 PM

Ok I read Willing Captive and I wasn’t thaaaaat disturbed. I actually enjoyed it. The characters grew on me and it was different. The only thing I didn’t like was the length. It was short and had a to-be-continued feel. Not a cliffhanger because it ended in a complete story but you don’t know if it’s “forever” yet. My reaction was more “oooh that’s kinda kinky” and less “man that’s some crazy $*#t”. Does that earn me Marmy points? I think my Anti-Amy opinions are more against the death of main characters than anything dark or twisted (as long as it ends HEA of course **wink**). I also purchased a book from an author I had never heard of, Sara Rider. It’s called For the Win. It’s the first book in a sports romance series and is definitely for me fellow low-angsters. It was light and funny with likeable characters. Definitely romantic comedy and I enjoyed it enough to buy the second book. Ela– I wasn’t offended at all. The first time I posted I knew I needed to distinguish myself from the illustrious (original) Amy or chaos would ensue. Leslie M– thanks for saying I have a good sense of humor! My wonderful husband like to tease me about my corniness and always
says “Pumpkin, you definitely have a way with words….I just don’t know what way that is”. LoL

Cheryl November 9, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Haha R. I’ve been painting, especially if selling my house to move to Canada or with Lisa. :)

LOVED Archer;s Voice. Not sure what I’m reading yet, but think needs to be something lighthearted to off-set the last 24 hours. Going to soak in the tub and decide on a book.

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 10:33 PM

It’s OK Cheryl. I’m safely hiding out in my compound with my poodle and reading November 9. I’m a walking cliche today, folks!

Amy November 9, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Here bev…I made roast beef, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy for supper. *serves up a plate for bev* How’s that for comfort food? ;)

Awww, it’s my Fantastical doppleganger!!! *waves to Amy* Although, I have to admit when I see “Anti-Amy” I think of someone leading a protest against me… *snort*

bev November 9, 2016 at 10:59 PM


R can run away with Cheryl. I’m running away with Amy.

Amy November 9, 2016 at 10:59 PM

MichelleS (good to see you!!!) and Tessa…I accidentally found out a spoiler to Court of Mist and Fury, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. :?

It’s my own stupid fault though for seeing the spoiler. What’s the saying? Oh yeah…if you’re gonna go around picking up rocks, don’t be surprised when something crawls out.

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:03 PM

But…but…but…I’m not running anywhere! I like my new house too much. :P

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:04 PM

You’re still welcome to come eat at my house anytime though.

bev November 9, 2016 at 11:10 PM

I can just imagine.
Honey, this is bev, I met her on the internet. She needs comfort and mashed potatoes.
Yes, she is a stranger. And strange. And I’ve told her a lot of things about you.
It’s ok, next week she goes to Tessa.

Kathy P November 9, 2016 at 11:23 PM

For those of you who have Kindle Unlimited, Full Tilt by Emma Scott and the sequal All In are now available to read with KU. I wish Amazon would tell us when books on our Wishlist are now available with KU.

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:24 PM

I have cats who will not cuddle. Good luck on that comfort, Bev. Lol

*waves to Anti-Amy* Welcome back. Too bad it’s a short book, but it still looks good.

Amy! If someone had given me spoilers to Court, I’d have questioned it too. But, OMG! things just work. Look at MichelleS’s reaction. It works! Feel free to message me if the spoiler is super bugging you.

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:24 PM

He would just say, “um, yeah…I’m just gonna go hang in my man cave now.”

That’s okay, more mashed potatoes for us!! :D

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:27 PM

I probably will end up messaging you about it because I am NOT pleased if that is what actually happens. Dangit, I don’t want that to be what happens! No, no, NO. <—– channeling my inner toddler there

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:28 PM

*squee* Thank you Kathy!

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:29 PM

That last one was for you, Tessa…I forgot to say so.

bev November 9, 2016 at 11:29 PM

Then me and Tessa ‘ s cats will sit side by side. Until little dudes like, she’s got to go and you send me off to MichelleS.

Amy November 9, 2016 at 11:32 PM

bev…the cats may try to attack you though if you play with my bird before leaving for Tessa’s. Just sayin’.

R. Renee November 9, 2016 at 11:36 PM

You can always come here bev! I have tons if liquor leftover from Halloween. And some fudge pops.

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:37 PM

lol Go ahead and message me Amy.

Hehehe Little dude will be asking you the same questions over and over… and over all week long. Then you’ll leave and he’ll tell me for three months that he misses you. Then he’ll start saying, after three months of course, Remember when Bev visited? I miss Bev.

bev November 9, 2016 at 11:38 PM


We seize control…..of the man cave. Line it with built in book shelves. Fill the shelves with books, only good covers, and candy dishes. Comfy chairs, floor lamps, charging stations. It’s our fort.

Tessa November 9, 2016 at 11:40 PM

And now I’m the proud borrower of Full Tilt. I shall read it in the new non-man cave.

bev November 9, 2016 at 11:41 PM

Aah. I miss little dude. R, if I was attacked I need to stop the Professor and the Nurse’s house first. Hellooooo, Cheryl. I need band aids.
And hot chocolate.

Lisa November 10, 2016 at 2:31 AM

Just told my husband he has to build an extension to house all my visiting online friends and he looked at me like I was crazy.
I hosted my RL book club here last night so he’s a bit dazed about the bunch of girls drinking and all talking at once about books!

bev November 10, 2016 at 10:07 AM

I can’t believe how happy I get when I see books I enjoyed mentioned. I was reading a blog post and one writer mentioned they are currently reading JR because Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil was so amazing to them. I was smiling like a loon.

Some one has to read Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Cmon, you know you all want to.

Tessa November 10, 2016 at 12:09 PM

‘It is no secret that reconciliation is the least popular sacrament.’
Priest by Sierra Simone

I DNF’d Bed Wrecker. The heroine is 20 something and acted like a 16 year old. I did like the underlying story, just not the whining.

Amber LaBarge November 10, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Honestly Unfaithful is a new release and I loved it. It’s something different on the romantic spin, and co-written by two people.*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Fabi November 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM


“For what was probably the thousandth time, I looked through the scope of my rifle and rested my finger on the trigger as I drew in a breath and held it.”

Absolution (The Protectors, Book 1) by Sloane Kennedy

Amy November 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM


“Alone in his truck on an empty stretch of road in the middle of Thompson Country, Scott cursed out loud though no one could hear him.” ~ The Turning Point by Freya North

Amy November 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Aw crap, Tessa…and I clicked that one a few days ago. :|

Tessa November 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

I know the feeling! The story was the whole love hate thing which I adore. Just, I couldn’t. :( That said, Priest seems okay so far.

Fabi November 10, 2016 at 1:19 PM

Don’t forget that Amazon has one of the absolute best return policies. Just right click on the book in Manage Your Content and Devices and choose Return.

It’s one of the many reasons Amazon has become my one-stop shop for almost everything.

R. Renee November 10, 2016 at 1:24 PM

FLT I started Nov 9 yesterday and even given my CoHo reservations, I’m LOVING it. She just made me cry in the bathtub! And CoHo NEVER makes me cry…except for that one time, but that was an anomaly!

“I wonder what kind of sound it would make if I were to smash this glass against the side of his head.”

Jenn November 10, 2016 at 2:06 PM


“I like being fucked in the ass” Vindicativa by Angela Richardson.

R. Renee November 10, 2016 at 2:07 PM

Jenn wins!

Leslie M November 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM


My first line (well, technically 2 lines) is quite risqué. *blushes*

“I can’t be sure that the girl said my name. Her voice is muffled and unintelligible and hard to understand, mostly because my *bleep* is in her mouth.”

If you Stay by Courtney Cole

This one def starts out with a bang! Yowsa!!

Amy November 10, 2016 at 2:31 PM



Well then…

Fabi November 10, 2016 at 2:35 PM

heeey, I like the turn in reading this group is taking…

Lisa Aiello November 10, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Is it wrong that I had to go make sure that If You Stay was already on my TBR list after a first line like that???

Jenn November 10, 2016 at 4:29 PM


Lisa me too…I actually purchased back in April of 2013 but never read it….hmmm

Jan November 10, 2016 at 5:23 PM

LOL ladies. it’s gettin’ saucy on here! *fans self*

FLT (A pretty tame one after those. Whew!)
‘New York parties were always like this.’

From The Seduction of Dylan Acosta by Nia Forrester. It’s a few years old, but I’ve had it on my tbr for a while. Never read any Nia Forrester, and she’s got quite a backlist so I hope I like this one. It’s my first by her. I’m in a little bit of a book funk after gulping down some new books and now thinkin’, what’s next? So I’ve been looking through all the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of samples I’ve downloaded on my kindle and trying to get through some of them. I liked the cover of this one (how random is that?) and so far so good. I’m 33% in, but I’m getting a bit scared now cos I know there’s some angst coming. Those bee-arches of rich baseball wives are gunna get her, I just know it. Luckily Mark is such a sweetie (and hot too!)

Maryse November 10, 2016 at 7:27 PM


“I’ve always loved the water”

Girl Underwater by Claire Kellis. This is that bargain find that I one-clicked a few days ago and sounds SO good. Olympic swimmer survives a plane crash and she and a few survivors are stuck in the wilderness. EEEEP!

Maryse November 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Amy your yesterday’s supper was my last week’s supper!!! :D


MichelleS November 10, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Great first line, Fabi. Makes me interested in reading it. On the other hand, Leslie, I hate first lines like that!! Makes me roll my eyes & possibly abandon the book!

Bev, you can come cuddle on the couch with my two Havis & we can swoon over Bran & the Simons… and throw popcorn for Dumplin, and convince ourselves to get back to the courtyard!

MichelleS November 10, 2016 at 7:35 PM

FLT: “As their elegant travelling chaise rocked and swayed along the rutted country road, Lady Anne Gilbert leaned her cheek against her husband’s shoulder and heaved a long, impatient sigh.” – Whitney My Love

Whew!!! That was wordy. Loving it though!!!

MichelleS November 10, 2016 at 7:37 PM

OMG. I just read Jenn’s FL!!! Why are author’s doing this??? They must be reading our Thursday posts!

Fabi November 10, 2016 at 7:42 PM

Maryse Girl Underwater sounds really good.

bev November 10, 2016 at 8:30 PM

What is going on?

MichelleS, yes I want to cuddle the puppies, please.

Tessa November 10, 2016 at 9:49 PM

FLT part 2:

‘Toni placed a second wide-angle lens into her gargantuan camera case and shut the lid, locking both clasps with her thumbs.’
Insider by Olivia Cunning

Jan November 10, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Michelle S I recently reread Something Wonderful by the same author (Judith McNaught). OMG, the funniest scene when he’s asking his new young wife if she knows how babies are made (she doesn’t….:) OMG literally laugh out loud funny. It’s worth reading it just for that super awkward, super sweet scene

Cheryl November 10, 2016 at 10:26 PM

“April had curled herself into a snail-tight ball deep within her sleeping bag, but still she shivered.”
Lessons In Gravity by Megan Westfield. Enjoyable read that is really informative about rock climbing. Almost makes you want to try it. Think I’ll stick to the rock climbing wall. ;)

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Fabi you should read it with me. :)

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Wait. Puppies? I LOVE PUPPIES!!!!!

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:31 PM

LOL Jan. I can already imagine her horror. *snort* I’m adding it to todays list.

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:38 PM


I remember that one, Leslie!!!! Yep… that first line…

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Er… and Jenn’s FLT.

Yep. WOW.

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Thank you Kathy!! I LOVED both of these books. :D

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Willing Captive, or Willing Victim, Anti-Amy?

LOL! It cracks me up calling her that. *snort* :P

Bear with me while I do it a few more times.

And if it was Willing Victim, I’m so excited ’cause I TOO enjoyed it even though back when I read it (years ago!!) I had NEVER read anything like that before, so I gulped a few times and checked to see if anyone was reading over my shoulder. Hahahahah!!

Well there’s a sequel about them coming out.

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 1:01 PM

*snuggles Jenn*

Awwwww Jenn you just made my day with that sweet comment. Archer’s Voice brought us together. Now I love that book even more. <3

Maryse November 11, 2016 at 1:03 PM

And WHOA Jenn… now I want to read Halo even more than I wanted to read it. You have me so very excited!! I love when a book is even better than the awesome blurb!

Alabama Amy (aka Anti-Amy Amy) November 11, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Maryse and everyone else I confused….yes I meant Willing Victim (Cara McKenna) oops. Am I going to be tarred and feathered and booted from bookland now? I’ve ALSO read Willing Captive (Belle Aurora) so that’s where the name confusion happened

Leslie M November 12, 2016 at 8:09 AM

Anti-Amy, I actually thought you meant Willing Victim by Cara McKenna. Only because I too read Willing Captive by Belle Aurora (I really liked it) and it def would not have had that warning. We both messed up title but were still thinking same thing.

Jenn November 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Maryse-it was actually The sea of tranquility that brought us together

Jenn November 12, 2016 at 2:27 PM

I think my message may have been confusing since I mentioned both books-and yes you have got to read Halo

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