Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – October 20th 2015

by Maryse on October 20, 2015 · 128 comments

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<— WEDNESDAY OCT 21st 2015 UPDATE!!!! This one finally went LIVE!!!! Ground Rules: Rewritten by Roya Carmen! YAY US!!!! Remember #1 that I went crazy for (the ummm… married couple *swap* that gets… eek complicated).lol Tee hee!! My review!

It’s ready!!! So many of our favorites have released good stuff today (Rachel Van Dyken, Alice Clayton, Jaci Burton, Ginger Scott, Terri Anne Browning, Shay Savage and more!), plus I’m finding a few “unknowns-to-me” that sounds like they could be everything we’re looking for. I highlighted ‘em, too! :D

Plus these are the ones that made me rub my hands together with reading-anticipation glee!! Okay so: Lev (recent release that I’m TOTALLY reading next. It sounds PERFECT for me, and so many keep messaging me telling me to READ IT NOW!!! YES MA’AM!!!! I’m on it)! Commodity (1st, ’cause it’s Shay Savage – hello YES!!!! But 2nd ’cause it sounds like a crazy end-pf-world as we know it dystopian and the women are a commodity. WHOA!!!) MINE! And… Wicked Restless (because I loved her bully in book #1, and this one sounds pretty hateful, too!!) and The Absence of Olivia sounds like an emotional one (she’s in love with him, but he falls for her best friend… and then her best friend dies), Pretty When You Cry (Skye Warren’s dark reads give me the creeps, but make me FEEL too, and this one sounds full-on DARK!) and Before the Storm (she’s in hiding under a new identity and becomes friends with a handsome man that just lost his wife…) and One Chance (he humiliated her in high school and she never thought she’d see him again, until he becomes her boss!! *gasp*!). Well those aren’t the only ones, I highlighted more below that sound amazing (like the one of the abused woman that sees a chance to run during the 9/11 disaster, and does!)… and well… you’ll see below. Lots of goodies to choose from!

Lisa: Yaaaaayyy. I love New Release day. Reading blurbs, squireling books, perusing book covers (why did perusing auto correct to perving *winks*), pre-ordering books that don’t release for 6 months (love something to look forward to) and searching for a new alpha book dom (the one stashed in my linen cupboard needs company). Thanks Maryse. :)

Maryse: I LOVE new release day, too! It’s like a treasure hunt every Tuesday!

Ela: Can’t wait for today’s full list :)

And don’t forget yesterday’s early 6 list (if you missed it)! Six Early Bird Book Releases.

OH AND! I’m posting the Kindle Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black release again, ’cause the deal is too great, and Tracey is loving it: “Doing a happy dance just discovered that the new kindle fire has a collections feature ….I can sort all my books in my Library now without having to download any apps. Another good thing about this new fire is when you start a new book it gives you the option to read the blurb….handy if its a book you downloaded a while back and you can’t remember what its about. …its really quite a little gem of a tablet , as yet haven’t needed too expand the storage (its got 8gb which in reality once you have it up and running is more like 4.5gb)” She says it has text to speech, too!

PLUS!!! Kindles are on sale today!!! Kindle, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers and theAll-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers!

Is it Christmas already? Or maybe someone is going to put these in my trick-or-treat bag!! Tee hee! :D

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

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )


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 ebooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Nuts: The Hudson Valley Series, Book 1 by Alice Clayton
  2. Fighting the Fall: The Fighting Series, Book 4 by J.B. Salsbury
  3. A Father’s Fight: The Fighting Series, Volume 5 by J.B. Salsbury
  4. Ricochet: Renegades, Book 3 by Skye Jordan
  5. Accidentally Aphrodite: Accidentally Paranormal Novel, Book 10 by Dakota Cassidy
  6. Lust: The Fight Club, Book 6 by Becca Jameson
  7. Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  8. Never Say Never: A Sniper 1 Security Novel: Sniper 1 Security, Book 2 by Nicole Edwards
  9. Beneath These Chains: The Beneath Series, Book 3 Meghan March
  10. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  11. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham


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).

  1. My Masters’ Nightmare Season 1, Episodes 1 – 5 (The My Masters’ Nightmare Collection) by Marita A. Hansen <— Ela is going crazy for this series, and each “collection” is over 300 pages!! She says: “LOVING MY MASTER’S NIGHTMARE…..yep I’m pimping cause I didn’t expect to love it as much as I am!”
  2. My Masters’ Nightmare Season 1, Episodes 6 – 10 (The My Masters’ Nightmare Collection Book 2) by Marita A. Hansen
  3. My Masters’ Nightmare Season 1, Episodes 11 – 15 (The My Masters’ Nightmare Collection Book 3) by Marita A. Hansen
  4. Lev: a Shot Callers novel by Belle Aurora <— Back on the list ’cause there is still BIG LOVE for it! Jean: “Omg you guys….Lev…..unputdownable! I don’t want it to end, I don’t want it to end, I don’t want it to end! Loving every single thing about it!” AND THEN… “Did you read Lev? Read it in less than 24 hours and loved it!” and that BLURB HAS ME!! “When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn’t hers, she falls apart. She’s tired, lonely and hasn’t eaten in days. Lev offers her an ultimatum… A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops. Mina takes her chances with Lev.” and Lauren agrees: “Just finished Belle Aurora’s Lev….I am speechless. Best book I’ve read in months. Also loved that she included the characters from her Friend Zoned series. Didn’t realize Lev was a spinoff of that series.
  5. Unlit Star by Lindy Zart <— Jo is LOVING it! “Maryse!!!! Unlit Star by Lindy Zart. Emotions running wild at 35% in…”
  6. Incomplete by Lindy Zart <— speaking of Lindy Zart I just found two more by her that sound very intriguing, and since I loved this author’s other book, I am VERY curious about this one. What a short blurb, too. Straight and to the point! “There are three absolute truths in Grayson Lee’s life: 1. His existence was a mistake. 2. No one is good enough for his best friend, Lily Jacobs, especially not him. 3. He loves her anyway.” <— awwwwwwww!!!!
  7. Complete (Incomplete Book 2) by Lindy Zart <— I’m not going to read the blurb of this one, ’cause I don’t want to spoil #1 for me, but here’s #2!!
  8. The Pact by Karina Halle <— I LOVED THIS ONE & Kat found us the first 2 on sale right now!! “The Pact and The Offer by Karina Halle are on sale right now” (here’s my review)
  9. The Offer by Karina Halle <— this one too!! :D
  10. Cutters Vs. Jocks (Chicago Series Book 1) by Elizabeth Marx <— An oldie but much-loved goodie by so many readers, and Stephanie just found out is on sale! “…it finally went on sale! All three books in the series! Please let us know if you liked this series…Thanks a bunch!!! :) Cutters Vs. Jocks (Chicago Series Book 1) by Elizabeth Marx”
  11. The Hook Up (Game On Book 1) by Kristen Callihan <— Tessa one-clicked it!! “The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan. I saw that price and had to buy it… Points to The Hook Up* Really, it has been on my TBR. I finally bought it.”



  1. Commodity by Shay Savage <— DYSTOPIAN ALERT & women have become a commodity!! A woman hunted by human traffickers. A hot and dangerous bodyguard. Utter destruction. The end of civilization. The beginning of a new form of currency. Women are now the highest COMMODITY. I LOVE Shay Savage and this one sounds AMAZING!
  2. Beach of Bones (Empath Book 1) by Dawn Peers
  3. Gazers by Angelique Jones
  4. Heart two Heart: Skinwalker Tale by Dyami Nukpana
  5. Married (Magic Matched Book 2) by Lola White
  6. Five Past Midnight by Robin Bielman, Robyn Bachar, Anne Hope, Corrina Lawson, Cassi Carver
  7. Creating Chemistry (Creations Book 3) by Marie Harte
  8. Their Runaway Mate: Paranormal BBW Dragon Shifter Romance (Mannix Dragon Shifters Book 1) by Lori Whyte
  9. Taming the Wild Cougar (Heart of the Cougar Book 3) by Terry Spear
  10. Time’s Divide (The Chronos Files Book 3) by Rysa Walker
  11. One Warlock’s Love Story: The Knight Reign by Shad O. Walker
  12. The Sacred Flame by Nanette Littlestone
  13. The Luftwaffe Lair by Lindy P. Lawrence
  14. Ardent (The ArcKnight Chronicles #1) by Alexia Purdy
  15. Vidalia: A ‘Not Quite’ Vampire Love Story (The ‘Not Quite’ Love Story Series Book 1) by Julia Mills
  16. Lyric’s Accidental Mate (Iron Wolves MC 1 ~ Bite of the Moon) by Elle Boon
  17. Desert Heart (The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Book 4) by Anna Lowe
  18. Sunshine is Overrated (The Vamp for Me Book 3) by Bailey Bradford
  19. Dragon Song (Dawn of the Dragon Queen Book 1) by Tara West
  20. The Devil’s a Werewolf (Seven Brides for Seven Shifters) by Thalia Eames
  21. Rebel’s Honor: A Steampunk Fantasy in the Crown of Blood Series (Book One) by Gwynn White
  22. Warrior of Fate (The Truthseers) by Debra Mullins
  1. Nuts (The Hudson Valley Series Book 1) by Alice Clayton <— SHE’S A CHEF & HE’S AN ORGANIC FARMER ALERT! “When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers her a lovely bunch of organic walnuts, Roxie wonders if a summer back home isn’t such a bad idea after all….”
  2. Hot Holiday Nights (A Play-By-Play Novella) by Jaci Burton
  3. You’ll Be Mine by Marie Force
  4. Lang’s Return (Morgan’s Run Romances Book 2) by M. Lee Prescott
  5. Fighting the Fall: Beyond the Cage by Jennifer Snow <— MMA FIGHTER & A HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS THAT COMES INTO HIS GYM ALERT!
  6. Wicked Restless (Harper Boys Book 2) by Ginger Scott <— HE HATES HER/SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT?!! I LOVED book #1 (a bully book!!) and I couldn’t wait for this one to go live!! “When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before.
  7. Unforgettable: Always 2 by Cherie M Hudson
  8. One Life (An Only You Novel) by A.J. Pine <— BEST FRIENDS ALERT!! “Spock might be the guy to save Zoe. But when she learns the truth about his past, the edge she’s teetered on since losing Wyatt drops out from under her…”
  9. Forever Entangled: Forever Bluegrass #1 by Kathleen Brooks
  10. Priceless Treasure by Melody Anne
  11. A Bookie’s Odds by Ursula Renee
  12. The Absence of Olivia by Anie Michaels <— SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HIM BUT HE MARRIES HER BEST FRIEND ALERT!! “I met Devon and instantly fell for him. Weeks later he fell for my best friend. Never one to make waves, I watched as they started a life together. I stood by as their family grew, was the maid of honor at their wedding and the godmother to their children. All the while, I was longing for him, watching as he became the perfect husband and father…”
  13. The First Last Boy (Southtown Brothers Book 1) by Sonya Weiss
  14. If I Kissed You: Destiny Romance by Louise Reynolds
  15. Strictly Business (Hooded Pleasures) by Sheryl Nantus
  16. I Need a Hero: A Men in Uniform Novella by Codi Gary
  17. Secret Diaries Series by Kris Cook
  18. Bound To Me (The Leather Series Book 1) by Megan Elizabeth
  19. The Truth of Never (The Never Trilogy Book 3) by O.E. Boroni
  20. Russian Law (Law Series Book 1) by Camille Taylor
  21. The Rocker Who Betrays Me (The Rocker Series) (Volume 11) by Terri Anne Browning <— EX-BEST FRIENDS/ROCK STAR SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! “I wanted to be with her… But she hated the very sight of me.”
  22. A McClendon Thanksgiving (The McClendon Holiday Series) by Sean D. Young
  23. Lawless: Mob Boss Book Three by Michelle St. James
  24. Inked Brotherhood Bundle (Books 1-3) by Jo Raven
  25. Crave by BJ Harvey
  26. Damaged (Savage Souls Book 2) by LS Silverii
  27. Matched (Misfit Brides Book 2) by Jamie Farrell
  28. Playing Hard to Master (Masters Unleashed Book 2) by Sparrow Beckett
  29. Stay With Me by Jenny Anastan <— HE BROKE HER HEART! “Just as she seems to have found a bit of stability and serenity, Andrew unexpectedly reappears—as the fiancé of Zoe’s vapid, cruel cousin, Ashley.”
  30. Rip by Rachel Van Dyken <— RUSSIAN MAFIA DARK READ ALERT!! “Pretty things aren’t meant to be broken. But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price. I’m her nightmare. I’m her savior. And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul. She doesn’t remember me. She will.
  31. Whiskey and Rye: A Romantic BDSM Novel (Coach Rye Series Book 1) by Anne A. Lois
  32. The Missing One (Lost Series Book 2) by Liz Lovelock
  33. Snowbound by CJ Martín
  34. The Truth of a Liar by Cassie Graham
  35. Brake: A Serialized Dark Romantic Suspense (The Redline Series Book 3) by Skye Callahan
  36. Shadowed Reunion: Sequel to Murder in the Mist by Loretta C. Rogers
  37. Love in Montana (De La Fuente Book 1) by Lexi Buchanan <— STALKER ALERT? “Sylvia loves her position at McKenzie Holdings, but making her dreams of a country cottage a reality, her savings need a serious boost. Her only quick-fix option is to become an exotic dancer at Poles. Shortly after starting, love notes from an admirer are left in her locker, but this innocent gesture quickly turns sinister and actions start speaking louder than words…”
  38. Pretty When You Cry: A Dark Romance Novel by Skye Warren <— DARK READ ALERT!! “I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl. My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am. That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his.” <— EEEEEEP!!! Sounds so good and I LOVE this author!
  39. Rendezvous in Point Reyes (West Coast Holiday Book 3) by Elisabeth Barrett
  40. Wait For Me (The Outback Bachelor Ball Book 3) by Sarah Mayberry
  41. The Twisted Road to You (Perfect, Indiana Book 4) by Barbara Longley
  42. Infinite (A Harmony Novelette) by Angela Graham
  43. Secrets Among the Cedars (Intertwined Book 2) by Sherri Wilson Johnson
  44. The Unintended Fiancé (Captured by Love Book 4) by Miranda P. Charles
  45. Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler <— SHE’S IN HIDING AND HE’S JUST LOST HIS WIFE ALERT!Six years earlier, Trina Grissom disappeared, on the run for her life. Now living under an assumed identity—as Samantha Marsh—she still struggles with the dark secret she harbors and the fear she might one day be found. When she moves to the coastal town of Rarity Cove, South Carolina, to open a café, a handsome widower begins to chip away at the walls she’s built to protect herself…
  46. Carae’s Touch (Long Line of Love Book 4) by Marilyn Lee
  47. Misconduct (A Death Dwellers MC Novel) by Kathryn Kelly
  48. Finding Emma by K. Ryan <— NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT!…her new neighbor, Finn Matthews, with his shy persistence and a painful past of his own, slowly chips away at the rest of the ice trapping Emma in her insecurities and her loneliness.”
  49. Legacy of the Dog by Jill Beck <— IN LOVE WITH HER ADOPTED BROTHER ALERT! “Eighteen-year-old Jessie Donovan’s biggest secret is that she’s in love with her adopted older brother, but her father has a secret too—and it’s one that will force her to choose between her dreams and the happiness of everyone she cares about.”
  50. Stare Down by Ellen Parker
  51. The World As He Sees It (Perspectives) by A.M. Arthur <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “Gabe lives a double life. As Gabriel Henson, he works multiple jobs to support his remorseless, alcoholic mother. As Tony Ryder, he does internet porn for extra cash and regular safe sex without complications. Yet when he encounters a scared young man freaking out in a night club, he’s compelled to reach out.”
  52. Feels Like Home (A Mangrove Island Novel Book 6) by Neve Cottrell
  53. Infatuation: Knights Rebels MC (A Knights Rebels MC Book 4) by River Savage <— SHE’S RUNNING & TURNS TO AN MC FOR HELP ALERT!Mackenzie Moore is running from a past she needs to forget. A past that has molded her into a woman living in fear. One fateful night, her carefully constructed world is pulled down around her, forcing her to make a decision she’s not sure she can live with. Turning to the Knights Rebels MC for help is the last thing she wants, but everything she needs.
  54. Jingle Bell Harbor (A Bell Harbor Novella) by Tracy Brogan
  55. Firebird (The Firebird Trilogy Book 1) by Jennifer Loring <— FAMOUS HOCKEY STAR ALERT!! “When superstar hockey player and notorious bad boy Aleksandr Volynsky is traded to the Seattle Earthquakes in a blockbuster deal, Stephanie demands the opportunity to prove herself by scoring an exclusive interview with a man with no love for the media…the same man she once thought, as a naïve teenager, she’d someday marry.”
  56. A Montana Born Christmas
  57. Out of the Smoke by Becca Jameson <— ABUSED WOMAN SEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN, AND SHE DOES!! THIS ONE appears to be an older release and has some older reviews but it’s listed as a new release again, so maybe it was edited? The blurb definitely has my attention! “Elizabeth Martin has endured an abusive marriage for many years. In a twist of fate, she stands on a New York City street staring in horror as her office collapses on 9/11. Urged away from the devastation and unable to receive cell service to call her husband, Beth takes the opportunity to run from her life of terror and sequesters herself outside Minneapolis, quietly working as a cleaning lady…
  58. One Chance (Friends, Men, and Secrets Book 3) by Sam Crescent <— HE HUMILIATED HER IN HIGH SCHOOL AND NOW HE’S HER BOSS! “Ashley hates Jonathan with a passion. In high school he hurt and humiliated her, and there is no way she is ever going to leave herself vulnerable to a man again. She just never expected to see him again. Now he’s her boss, and she has to keep the distance between them. She has to—for her own sanity.”
  59. Perfectly Aligned by Stephanie Alba <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! They used to be best friends in high school and she had a secret crush on him… “When she runs into him ten years later, the two are given another fateful opportunity to be everything for each other. 
    Hailee starts to believe that her inexplicable dreams meant something and that her ties to Corwin were stronger than she ever believed, but when secrets are kept and the truth emerges, it challenges their chance at finally being perfectly aligned.
  60. Over the Knee
  61. Dark Sky (Tempting Signs Book 8) by Katalina Leon
  62. First Blush: FROSH #1 by Mónica B. Wagner <— SPORTS STAR LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT??!
  63. Miscalculated Risks (Law School Heretic Book 1) by Maria Riegger
  64. Destiny’s Second Chance by Kate Vale
  65. Girl Divided Two by Suzie T. Roos
  66. Christmas Breakdown (Ritter University Book 3) by Vanessa M. Knight
  67. Best Worst Mistake: A Brightwater Novel by Lia Riley
  68. Loving Lucas: A Lies & Leather Novel by Violetta Rand <— BIKER COP SAVES HER ALERT! “Twenty-one-year-old Karlie Augustine is a survivor. She’s smart and tough, but she’s in too deep with a bad boyfriend who isn’t above breaking her spirit—or her body. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a leather-clad, motorcycle-riding hunk on the right side of the law.”
  69. Courting the Cop by Coleen Kwan <— SHE ACCIDENTALLY TACKLES A COP ALERT! LOL!! “The heat between them unexpectedly fries his concentration, though he can’t figure out why. She’s into ’50s nostalgia. He’s all about his job. She yearns for a man who will court her. He goes through women like tissues…
  70. Heaven in the Dark by Tina Wright <— SHE WAS KIDNAPPED ALERT! “Orphaned at 14. Kidnapped at 20. American college student Allie Miller has known more than her share of heartache and terror. But when Italian industrialist David Swift inadvertently interrupts her captors, rescues her and whisks her off to his villa to recover, Allie’s future finally looks bright…”



PRE-ORDERS (next week’s)

  1. Lycan on the Edge (Broken Heart Book 13) by Michele Bardsley - October 22nd 2015
  2. Turbulence by Whitney Gracia Williams – October 22nd 2015
  3. Hell’s Geek (Welcome To Hell Book 5) by Eve Langlais - October 22nd 2015
  4. Calm Before the Storm: Episode 5 (Rising Storm) by Larissa Ione - October 22nd 2015
  5. The Other Game: A Dean Carter Novel by J. Sterling - October 25th 2015
  6. Harlot by Victoria Dahl – October 26th 2015
  7. Manwhore 2 (A Ferro Family Short Story) by H.M. Ward - October 26th 2015
  8. Blood & Loyalties {A Mafia Romance} by Ryan Michele - October 26th 2015
  9. The Merchant and the Clergyman by Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon by Ryan Michele - October 26th 2015
  10. Friction by Sawyer Bennett – October 27th 2015
  11. Until I Met You by S.L. Scott - October 23rd 2015
  12. Breathless (w.t.) by Christina Lauren - expected release date October 27th 2015
  13. The Queen (The Original Sinners Book 8) by Tiffany Reisz – October 27th 2015
  14. White Hot by Ilona Andrews - expected release date October 27th 2015
  15. Walk Through Fire (Chaos) by Kristen Ashley - expected release date October 27th 2015
  16. The Best Goodbye (The Rosemary Beach Series) by Abbi Glines - expected release date October 27th 2015
  17. Walk Through Fire (Chaos) by Kristen Ashley – October 27th 2015
  18. The Ready Series: The Box Set by J.L. Berg  - October 27th 2015
  19. Reckless (Pier 70 Book 1) by Nicole Edwards  - October 27th 2015
  20. Child Star: Part 1 by J.J. McAvoy - October 27th 2015
  21. All Hallows Eve: A Krewe of Hunters Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Heather Graham  - October 27th 2015
  22. Dragon on Top (Dragonkin) by G.A. Aiken - October 27th 2015
  23. Grimm’s End (Grimm’s Circle) by Shiloh Walker - October 27th 2015
  24. Darkest Before Dawn (KGI series) by Maya Banks - October 27th 2015
  25. Shattered: LOST Series by Cynthia Eden - October 27th 2015
  26. Shopaholic to the Rescue: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella - October 27th 2015
  27. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypass  - October 27th 2015
  28. The Outlandish Companion Volume Two: The Companion to The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood: 2 (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon - October 27th 2015
  29. Surviving Ice: A Novel (The Burying Water Series) by K.A. Tucker – October 27th 2015
  30. Missing Dixie: A Neon Dreams Novel by Casey Quinn - October 27th 2015
  31. The Single Undead Moms Club (Half Moon Hollow series Book 4) by Molly Harper - October 27th 2015
  32. Reckless Abandon by Jeannine Collette - October 27th 2015
  33. Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow) by Yasmine Galenorn - October 27th 2015
  34. Holding Her Hand (Reed Brothers Book 15) by Tammy Falkner - October 28th 2015
  35. Seized by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders) by Melissa Foster  - October 28th 2015
  36. Damaged (Torn Series #8) by Pamela Ann - October 28th 2015
  37. Bleeding Heart by A.M. Hartnett - October 29th 2015
  38. Resentment by Nicole London - October 29th 2015
  39. Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3) by Tara Sivec – October 30th 2015
  40. On the Rocks (Vagabonds Book 3) by Jade C. Jamison - October 30th 2015
  41. Moment of Truth (Summer House Series Book 3) by Lisa Mondello - October 30th 2015
  42. Autumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow) by – October 27th 2015
  43. The Play by Karina Halle – November 3rd 2015
  44. Reap the Wind: A Cassie Palmer Novel by Karen Chance – November 3rd 2015 <— Tessa says: “FYI, Reap the Wind by Karen Chance was awesome. Not as much humor, but it was still really good and a lot of action.”
  45. Invincible Summer by Seth King <— November 17th 2015
  46. Breaking Love (Broken Love Book 4) by B.B. Reid <— November 24th 2015

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Ela October 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM

MARYSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s not even 9am my time!!!! I haven’t warmed up my clicking finger. Thanks for the list as always :kissing_heart:

Ela October 20, 2015 at 8:56 AM

:-) *

Tessa October 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan is only 99 cents. I saw that price and had to buy it. Maryse, that list is a little on the huge side. 92 new books? How are we supposed to keep up?

Theresa October 20, 2015 at 11:10 AM

The Play by Karina Halle got release moved to 11/3

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Keep… up?

*stares off into space*

LOL!!! :P

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Thank you Theresa!!! Fixed :D

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Ela I had my coffee this morning and was full of energy. Tee hee!!! :P

Tessa October 20, 2015 at 1:12 PM

Points to The Hook Up* Really, it has been on my TBR. I finally bought it.

Yeah, keep up. My biggest one is trying to keep up with my already growing TBR. The “Bought but unread” section is starting to drive me batty.

Jean October 20, 2015 at 1:34 PM

I was so excited about The Rocker #11, and then I saw the new Reed Brothers book coming out next week……squeeeeee! Yep and I got The Hook Up too….been wanting that one!

But ya know what really got me excited, The Absence of Olivia! Mine!! 99 cents! No brainer!

And I still need to read Untamed but it’s like I’m hoarding it! It’s sitting on my dining room table on display like a centerpiece! Lol!

Man, I’ll never catch up……

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Okay I’m adding the Hook Up to the list too. :D

Amy October 20, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Holy moly, The Absence of Olivia looks PAINFUL!!! And it’s mine. ;)

I originally clicked on this article to prove to myself that I’m not as bad as “those” women. Um… *rubs back of neck and blushes* Yeah. That’s not me at all.

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Ummm… what article, Amy?

Amy October 20, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Amy October 20, 2015 at 2:05 PM

And we’re not going to talk about how only four of them don’t apply to me. ;)

Ela October 20, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Yep! The Absence of Olivia – MINE too! And RIP????? So sounds like up my mafia alley *snickers*…

Ela October 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Only 4 Amy???? I totally love popping zits….it’s like my hobby ;)

Jean October 20, 2015 at 2:12 PM

Ela, I thought Rip looks good too! Love Rachel Van Dyken and that cover is hot!

Amy, that article…..I have no words! You are so funny!

Amy October 20, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Ela. You do understand that only four do NOT apply to me, right? That means that 21 of them DO apply to me. :| And the cateye meme…LOL! Been there, done that. ;)

Jean, fess up…how many can you relate to? Hmmmm??

Amy October 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

*taps foot and waits for Maryse’s tally from the article*

Ela October 20, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Totally got the message Amy! And YES agree with Jean, you are funny! Now I’m curious which 4 they are ;)

Cheryl October 20, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Ha, ha Amy. I can relate!! ;)

The Absence of Olivia sounds so painful!

Nuts and Firebird sound good, but first books in series?! Nope, so tired of series and starting them and then forgetting about the book by the time the next book is out…new rule: not starting series until complete. *crosses arms across chest and shakes head*…although The Ground Rules has my one-click finger antsy…

Tessa October 20, 2015 at 3:01 PM

I only have two that apply to me. (Seriously, how can anyone trust tester make-up? *shudders* ) Yep, I peel my nail polish because it’s fun. :P

Ela October 20, 2015 at 3:12 PM

See Amy! Tessa only has 2…

I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Ground Rules however I’m still checking for The Ground Rules Rewritten release AND IT SAYS TODAY SO WHY IS IT NOT OUT???

Fabi October 20, 2015 at 3:35 PM

I’m not sure I can find two for myself..I’m such an outcast. :-/

Lee October 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

WHO IS READING The Absence of Olivia???

Holy ANGST !!! I can’t !! No I can!! ARGHHHH

I will copy Maryse

*stares off into space*

Grey October 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Oh my… I’m reading Dirty Red… but some of these look delicious…

Anne October 20, 2015 at 4:01 PM

The Absence of Olivia sounds angsty and painful. One clicking lol

Oh that list was funny but I think only 5 apply to me.

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 4:02 PM

*scrolls up to find article link*

Ela October 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

I’m with ya Anne! I think I can attribute like maybe only a few to myself! Although I’m very good at collecting all sorts of beauty products but then I end up storing them and not using, it’s the hoarding that I like, just like with books!

Ela October 20, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Grey! DO NOT STRAY OFF DIRTY RED AND THEN THIEF! You are also allowed to vent loudly while reading Dirty Red and I mean screaming at the top of your lungs venting! When I think about some of the sh*t that woman pulled I get angry all over again and it’s been 3 years since I read it X-(

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 4:22 PM

#1 = bangs sister asked my mom how to cut her own bangs. so she’s the only one who touches.

maryse = no bangs (p.s. I cut my own hair *gasp!!!* so I guess this is me in a way too – yikes! maybe i’ll end up with bangs by accident)

#2 Maryse = lover of all lip balms all day long
sister = no – ever.

#3 – if we skipped something, we shrug.

#4 – no eyebrow play for either of us other than the ragged straggler

#5 – neither one of us file much – right now… I have no nails to speak of.

#6 – eyelash separatist – that is ME!!!! YES. I can’t do clumpy ever, or I’ll start again, or out comes the needle. Eye;ash combs are too thick to even work.

Sister doesn’t even think of worrying about that. She didn’t even know this was a thing. LOL!!!!

#7 – sister rarely applies SPF and loves sun…

I rarely apply because I hiss at the sun. IF sun touches my skin, I hiss and run for shade and hiss at anyone that tells me to come out into the sun.

#8 = if we do our nails they better be perfect. We have both completely redone a nail or 10 if need be. There has been hissing at the bad nail polish jobs too.

#9 = every single makeup product of Maryse’s is separated into containers and standing proudly showing off their colors and brands. Liners in one, mascaras in another, lipsticks in another, glosses in another, brushes in another… ahhhhh perfect!!

Sister = everything in one bag. She just side-eyed me.

#10 – makeup brush cleaning

I do… just not compulsively… and my sister never does. Just buys new ones.

#11 – nail polish peeling… OUCH! No. Just remove it with remover and start again, or sit on my hands so I don’t have to look at them.

#12 – perfect part? Maryse = no – i prefer a messy voluminous part. My sister doesn’t obsess but it always just parts the same way.

#13 – sister nail polish = addiction.

Maryse always uses the same two colors. I try many, I always revert back to the same two.

#14 – perfect cat eye for both of us… even if it’s a thin one. I will even start all over again.

#15 – zits are gross. Don’t wanna talk about those. Is that a zit. KILL IT!

#16 – overstock product for fear of discontinue = YES for both of us. If one discontinues, I will buy a box of it, if I can find it.

#17 – sister does not worry about split ends… I obsessively stare at them and hiss. Hence me cutting my own hair. LOL!

#18 – no nail technician = no nails. I’m good with that for now. Sister too.

#19 – Maryse LOVES all hair, and makeup tutorials. Sister says sometimes, but when she does she gets caught up for hours.

#20 – Not a sharer of makeup.

#21 – skin care ritual – sister rarely has a nighttime ritual, I do every night but about 15 minutes (unless it’s a mask night!!)

#22 – fake eyelashes – maryse loves!! precision nice!! Sister does not wear them ever.

#23 – I only have Ipsy. My sister just learned about these…

#24 – makeup removal – both of us YES!!

raven October 20, 2015 at 5:22 PM

White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews release date has been push back to 2016

Amy October 20, 2015 at 6:07 PM

LOL Maryse!! I wasn’t expecting that kind of response…and I love that you gave your sister’s tally, too!

The only four which don’t apply to me are obsessive SPF 70 application (unless I’m going to be in the sun for hours), trying to get a perfect part, eliminating split ends (that’s what my stylist/BFF is for ;) ) and being closer to a nail technician than my hubby (I am my own nail technician :P ).

Grey, you’re on Dirty Red? I loved that one because even though she was doing some rotten stuff, it was great to see her in turmoil. Hell, I LOVED her inner turmoil after her role in The Opportunist. :D

Amy October 20, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Fabi…outcast? So far it looks like only relating to a few from the list is the norm around here…not even going to think about what that says about me! ;)

Absence of Olivia is tempting, but I’m going to wait for some feedback before diving in. For now I’m reading The Murmurings as my spooky read ’cause SOMEONE said something about The Girl With All the Gifts but then left me hanging. *hrmph* She knows who she is.

bev October 20, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Maryse, lets pick you out a new winter nail color!! We’ll vote.

I am not even going to read as not a beauty junkie. Curious has any one here used May Lindstrom skincare? Wanna try.

Grey October 20, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Finished Dirty Red. Holy Sweet Mother Mary Mother Of F@*k… All I have are expletives…

Jean October 20, 2015 at 7:21 PM

Grey, I know! But the last book is sooooooo awesome! I’m so jealous you are reading the series for the first time!

Cheryl October 20, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Amy- I have 5 that relate to me. :0

Not sure what I’m reading next. Gonna look at my tbr list.

Also just came across answer about Nuts- Standalone in a series of interconnecting characters. Yeh! Maybe that’s my next read.

Milissa October 20, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Amy you killed me I read if he had been with me. Oh how I loved it

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM

Okay Amy… I wanna read Girl with all The Gifts as soon as Im finished Lev. Wanna???

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Okay I’m reading Lev right now. Who’s reading Lev? Who has read Lev?

I’m so excited! :D

Amy October 20, 2015 at 9:31 PM

I’m in, Maryse! :D I’ll be reading through The Murmurings while you’re reading Lev, then it’s on to TGWATG. (Tell me you see the questionable word in that acronym *snicker*)

LOL Grey!! That’s exactly what I would expect to hear after you’ve read DR…at least you don’t have to wait for Thief like the rest of us did. ;)

No, no, NO Cheryl! You’re supposed to say you have 5 that DON’T relate to you so I’m not alone in being a junkie! Hmmm, I’m still holding out hope for Michelle though with her numerous MAC palettes…

Amy October 20, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Aw Milissa…that’s a tough read but SOOOOO worth it, huh? Here… *hands stuffed manatee to Milissa* And this… *pours glass of plum wine for her* And most importantly… *biiiigggg hug*

Maryse October 20, 2015 at 10:29 PM

Amy… you mean GWAT?



Maryse October 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Wait Amy!

I answered yes to the majority of the makeup junkie questions. maybe even more than you… so you’re definitely not alone.

Lisa October 20, 2015 at 10:37 PM

Grey glad you’re enjoying Opportunist/Dirty Red/Thief. Isn’t it interesting being inside her twisted mind and gloriously satisfying watching it all implode.

fabi October 21, 2015 at 12:28 AM

I’ve been side eyeing TGWATG for a while. Maybe I need to jump in with you guys. But it will be Friday (at least) before I’m done with my current book. I wanted to read Lev too, but my reading is as slow as molasses right now. It’s a busy time of the year for work, plus we are packing so we can move in a couple of weeks. *sigh* I think my New Year’s resolution is going to be to work less next year.

BTW…I found one that I can claim in your list Amy…obsessively filing the perfect nail shape. Of course, that only happens when I have nails to file. But still, I feel better that I found at least one girly thing I still do. I used to do most of them when I was young…been a while. LOL

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Ugh, still haven’t decided on a book. Still looking thru my tbr list, without anything catching my interest. Seem to remember some comments on The End Game…anyone read that?

Ela October 21, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Starting RIP…

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Maybe I’ll read The End Game, but I’ve read a couple sports stories lately and that were college aged…BUT I’m wanting something that involves “grown-ups” and “real-life” complicated issues. Yes, I know The Ground Rules would be perfect, IF it was a complete series!! UGH!!

Anyone have any suggestions??

Maryse October 21, 2015 at 9:51 AM

For those waiting for Ground Rules Rewritten by Roya Carmen it JUST WENT LIVE!! SO I added it to the top of the blog post as an update. :D


fabi October 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

“grown-ups”, ” real life” *runs the other way* LOL nope, no suggestions for you ;-)

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 9:59 AM

LOL Fabi!! :)

Ela October 21, 2015 at 10:05 AM

May I suggest mafia and blood???

Jean October 21, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Yay Maryse! Thanks, just got Ground Rules Rewritten… cover though until I actually open it in my Kindle. Weird but who cares!

Maryse, how are you liking Lev? He’s so different than our normal characters, but so easy to love!

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Mafia and blood?? Let me look that up…

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Ela, who is the author?

Amy October 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Yes, Maryse, that is EXACTLY the word I was thinking of. *snort* Hang on, I gotta go back and look at your list…

Ela October 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Rip by Rachel Van Dyken

Amy October 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Okay, you ARE right up there with me on hat list! Your “sister info” threw me off. Because, again, I’m the brightest bulb in the room. ;)

Fabi, yes! Join us in reading TGWATG. And insert Maryse’s creepy “jooooiiiin usssssssss” phrase. :P

I have to know before I start the Ground Rules series…does the second book make it complete? Anyone know?

Ela October 21, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Amy – no there’s a third book in the Ground Rules series…

Amy October 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM


Ela October 21, 2015 at 11:32 AM

I take it that was a very colorful string of words???

Linda October 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Yeah what Amy just said!!!! &$@#$@*&!!!!!

Theresa October 21, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Hey Maryse. Wanted to let you know that Beneath this Mask by Megan March is free today!

Grey October 21, 2015 at 12:25 PM

How about Best passage Wednesday? Because I just found mine….

Taken from Thief by Tarryn Fisher

“I love him.”
I cross the kitchen in two seconds. I grab her upper arm so she can’t get away and lean down until I’m right in her face. She has to see truth. My voice sounds more animal than human; a growl.
“More than me?”
The light drains from her eyes and she tries to look away.
I shake her. “More than me?”
“I don’t love anything more than I love you.”

Oh. My. God. Can we all just take a moment and appreciate the absolute perfection of that passage, I need to go dance in a meadow Julie Andrews style after reading that… Maybe curl up in the blankie fort with a crate full of manatees, drink wine and eat chocolate!

Ela October 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM


Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Amy, right there with you. I so want to read TGR, BUT nope not till complete and book 3 is not being released until prob. January. Damn, it’s just what I want right now too.

Thanks Ela, I’ll look at Rip right now…

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Grey, I’m jealous of you reading Thief. That’s exactly the kind of book I’m craving right now. * pouts*

Tessa October 21, 2015 at 12:55 PM

I missed a lot!

Milissa, it’s good, isn’t it? Here! *hands over a tissue*

Okay, found that And After, (Until the End of the World) by Sarah Lyons Flemings is on sale for 99 cents. I bought it, but do NOT think that means I’m jumping in to it right away! From what I hear, it’s gonna break my heart.

Finished Shadow’s Edge by J.T. Geissinger. It was alright. The secondary characters were flat to me, and the action scenes were fast and almost had a band-aid on it.

*stares at Grey’s passage* I’ll get to it eventually, really!

Ela October 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM


Tessa October 21, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Not yet. Next angsty moment I have, I will. It sounds good; that’s why I bought it. :-) However, Ive got to want angsty to jump into it. I’m odd like that.

Amy October 21, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Grey, I’m having fun re-living that series through you. *sigh* I love TF’s writing.

Nuh-uh Tessa. *shakes head* Take my word for it, it’s a little too soon after IHHBWM for you to read And After…and you know how much I love And After. I swear, the wound on my heart from And After reopens every time I hear it mentioned. But y’all know how much I love for that to happen. ;)

Tessa October 21, 2015 at 1:44 PM

:-D I agree! I’m in an HEA mood, so The Hook Up is perfect. I’m only on chapter one, but the love at first sight moment alone has me happy. She’s all, ‘WTF? Nope, imagining. Not gonna happen. Stupid jock.’. Heeheehee

Shirley October 21, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Just started TGR Rewritten!!! This series is so addicting! Its a story you wont forget so in my opinion you can read the first 2 now. The 3rd book will be released in January. Thank goodness my easygoing husband doesn’t care when I don’t cook. I will have my face buried in my Kindle tonight!!

Jean October 21, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Shirley I agree. This is one you won’t forget in between books. Loved the first one and can’t wait to start the second book!

And Ela, I agree with you! Grey is making me want to reread the whole series! The passage she wrote made my heart thump! Lol! How are you liking Rip?

Ela October 21, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Hey Jean! I’m liking it but I have so many questions/theories and no answers! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I read a review on GR that the ending was rushed and questions unanswered but this is supposed to be a standalone. While other reviews are pure perfection, so I’ll see for myself what I think with the ending.

Jean October 21, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Keep me updated Ela! I love Rachel Van Dyken!

Grey October 21, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Tessa…omg, you’ve never?!? I thought I was the last holdout… You should, you really, really should. Oh the feels…I want to throw things and hurt people!

Jean October 21, 2015 at 5:11 PM

Tessa I agree, you have to move that series up on your list! I’m very agreeable today! Lol

Lisa October 21, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Grey I am envious you are just discovering Love Me with Lies. That perfect paragraph. Wish I could go back and have all those feels for the first time too. Re-reading is never the same.

I’m reading Firebird and its tense and angsty and well written. Not like other hockey hero books that’s for sure. The H is prickly and conceited and wounded (reminds me of Kulti). It’s a second chance scenario with cheating (yikes… Im so glad I didn’t know about ‘that’going in because I don’t deal) but I have a feeling a twist is brewing and it might be painful…..

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Lisa, now Firebird really sounds like what I am looking for, BUT noticed it says trilogy. Can’t find anything whether it is a standalone with an interconnected story or a true trilogy. Do you know?

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Why is everything I want to read, book 1 or 2 of a trilogy?? *big sigh*

fabi October 21, 2015 at 7:35 PM

I hope authors start getting the message. We want stand-alones – or at least a series where each book begins and ends.

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Yes Fabi!!!!!

Lisa October 21, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Cheryl….Whaaaat??? I didn’t get the trilogy message about Firebird!! Aaarrgh..Now I’m bummed. I’ve sworn off of cliffy’s with no follow up for months. That’s why I’m holding off on Ground Rules.
I don’t even want to count how many series Ive started then never finished because I’ve forgotten the premise or just gotten over the whole ‘waiting…waiting…oh part two is out, but do I even care anymore’.

I totally agree Fabi. More stand alones please.

fabi October 21, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Yup, I’ve lost track of my unfinished series too. Up ’till last year I was trying to keep up with them. I even had an unfinished series category in my Kindle. But it got so overwhelmingly large…and honestly, I lost interest. There are too many new, great authors publishing nowadays. If an author can’t give me a complete book I really don’t have the time nor the inclination to try to follow along anymore. Oh…did I forget to mention the frustration of getting to the end of a book and realising it has no ending? Bah!

Lisa October 21, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Exactly Fabi.
I read so many books its impossible to keep up with unfinished series when I can get the gratification of a complete story in a stand alone.
I’m not against stand alone stories within a series…like a book about each couple…nicely resolved and complete, then on to the next couple.
Oh I’m frustrated now. Think I’ll put Firebird aside until I know if its going to leave me hanging.
Di you know Maryse??

bev October 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM

Lisa, who is it by?

Tessa October 21, 2015 at 9:08 PM

Bev. It’s Jennifer Loring. :)

Lisa October 21, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Bev its by Jennifer Loring. Don’t know how I missed ‘trilogy’ because its in brackets after the title. Mmmmm. I need more sleep.

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 9:34 PM

Lisa I emailed the author and she said “It follows the same main characters throughout all three books.” Not sure if there is a cliffhanger or not, but definitely not a standalone.
Guess that goes on my waiting for sequels list.

Lisa October 21, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Thank you Cheryl. I’m shelving it then and standing strong on not reading series until theyre complete. Sorry Jennifer Loring.

Cheryl October 21, 2015 at 10:16 PM

Lisa- I know I felt bad after emailing the author, but I will read the series when it is complete. Probably buy the first book now as a reminder.

Ela October 22, 2015 at 8:56 AM

What the heck???? I’m glad you emailed the author Cheryl cause I AM NOT GETTING STUCK IN ANOTHER CLIFFY SEQUEL! And if the books follow the same sequel then it’s a definite cliffy for me.

Ela October 22, 2015 at 8:58 AM

So I finished RIP and I wasn’t too thrilled with that ending! One MAJOR factor got swept under the rug so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more books to follow.

Ela October 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Oh and The Starkest Truth (Breaking Insanity #2) by Courtney Lane is live. Sequel to the Sordid Promise, which I loved and didn’t think it needed a sequel but alas there is one.

Amy October 22, 2015 at 9:11 AM

You said it perfectly, Fabi. ;)

First line Thursday!

“I’m supposed to wonder why Gregor Samsa is a cockroach.” ~ The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

Does anyone remember the story she is talking about, The Metamorphosis? Sheesh, it’s 100 years old already. I had to pick it apart and analyze it until my head hurt for a class, but I still remember how sad it made me. It STILL makes me sad. :?

Ela October 22, 2015 at 9:17 AM

“Because Roxie Callahan wasn’t going to go down the same path as her mother, bounding from relationship to relationship with a kid in one hand and a Harlequin romance novel in the other, saddled with a usually in-th-red diner and waiting for the next man to sweep her off her Birkenstocked feet.” Nuts, Alice Clayton

Fabi October 22, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Amy & Ela, your first lines are awesome!

I don’t have one this week because I’m still reading the same book as last week. (I should be embarrassed)

Ela October 22, 2015 at 9:44 AM

So sorry Fabi! And I am so with you on the sequels trend!

The Metamorphosis gave me nightmares back in high school!

Amy October 22, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Fabi, RL sucks sometimes…especially when it gets in the way of reading! Hang in there. *hugs*

Ela, I can see why you would get nightmares, lol! When I was reading and analyzing it, I just kept wanting to take care of Gregor so he wouldn’t feel so sad. :( And I didn’t like his dad AT ALL.

Jean October 22, 2015 at 10:11 AM

My first line is boring today, but the book is awesome!!!!!!

“The sound of something breaking jerked me awake.” (The Rocker Who Betrays Me #11 by Terri Anne Browning) Love this series!

Tessa October 22, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life.
The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

Really, again, it’s better than that line. It’s making me do this :D A lot!

Amy October 22, 2015 at 10:24 AM

You’re brave, Jean. I like that series but the word “betray” in the title makes me squirmy…and not in the good way. I haven’t read the blurb so I don’t know what’s going on, but I don’t wanna end up hating the H ’cause he does something stupid!

Cheryl October 22, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Ela, I want to read Nuts- let me know what you think of it.

“It’s all supposed to be over. Right?” BEWARE 2: The Comeback by Shanora Williams.

I listened to book one (used the matchmaker) and wanted to do the same with book 2, but book 2 doesn’t have this.*Disappointed*

Jean October 22, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Amy, I was nervous too but its not a betrayal like you may be thinking. It happens when they are young and then they meet up again years later. Sooo freaking good!

Tasha J October 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve commented bc it takes me forever to read a book anymore. Fabi, don’t be embarrassed, it takes me 2-4 weeks *sometimes more* to read a book lately:( A couple years ago it would have been 4-5 days at most…I blame fall bc it is the absolute busiest time of the year for me – this year more so bc it’s our first year of school and my baby is at that age where he’s walking and into anything and everything (yikes!) lol. So the last book I read was Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica, I totally thought it was a continuation of The Good Girl, which it is not. I really like it but was a little disappointed with the ending, it just wasn’t what I expected after reading TGG. But still, 4 stars for me. And from this list I’ve started Commodity by Shay Savage, I’m 34% in so far and loving it! As for my next read, I have my eye on Illuminae by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Have any of you heard of this? Thoughts??

fabi October 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Tasha, Commodity has been calling my name because…Shay Savage! I love her books! Let me know how you like it when you finish.

Illuminae rings a bell but I don’t know anything about it. *off to Amazon to investigate*

fabi October 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

*quickly back from Amazon* O downloaded a sample of Illuminae. Gah! It sounds good!

Robyn October 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Hey Guys!
Did you know that Carnage by Lesley Jones has a third book coming out October 29th. It’s called Marley! This is Sean’s best friend telling his side of the story. I know it’s going to be a sob fest just like the other two books, but I’m going in when that book hits my kindle. One of my favorite series of all times!!!

Ela October 22, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Anyone read The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff???

Cheryl October 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM

Jean do you have to read that series in order? The Rocker series. Little daunting since it’s what on #11?!

Amy October 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Carnage 3?!? *eye starts twitching* You’re a brave lady, Robyn. This was me by the time I finished book 1…

Cheryl October 22, 2015 at 8:34 PM

LMAO Amy!!

Tessa October 22, 2015 at 8:46 PM

Cheryl, they are all standalones. Honestly, to date, number one is my favorite, but you can start on any of them.

The Hook Up is seriously everything I love in my HEA books. Angst, no over whiny, happy twirling moments, sad moments that make you want to hug everyone. It’s just wonderful.

Tasha J October 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

Ok so I’m at 56% in Commodity, and OMG!! I’m nervous and anxious and I wasn’t expectng *that* to happen

Tasha J October 22, 2015 at 8:53 PM

^^my update so far lol

Anne October 22, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Ela I am reading Nuts too and loving it! Its hilarious!!

Amy October 22, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Cheryl, have you seen the movie that gif is from? Scott Pilgrim Versus the World…OMG it’s so funny in the most asinine way! The plot is dumb and it has all of these ridiculous things that happen in it, but for some reason it all works. Especially if you like Michael Cera. And Chris Evans. ;)

Tasha, quick question…is it her POV or his? Be quiet peanut gallery!

Tasha J October 22, 2015 at 11:32 PM

Amy, it is from both his and hers. I’m at 90% and I’m stopping for the night. But it’s so good! In my opinion it’s up there with Transcendence. Obviously a very diff story, but in a sense I get the same feels. I really like the characters and it’s similar like with the slight humor and still the seriousness of it and the romance and of course I love the whole apocalypse part. I’m especially liking it from about halfway on, even though I enjoyed the beginning as well.

Amy October 22, 2015 at 11:36 PM

Thanks, Tasha! I’ve been kind of shying away from dual POVs lately, but I would make an exception for that author. ;)

Ela October 23, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Tasha! I’m so excited now!!!! If Commodity is anything like Transcendence I will love it!

Amy!!!!!!!! That was me too after Carnage #1 and I did not like that book at all it just pissed me the F%^^&()&%&**(&(&*^&%^%$#####!!!!!!! Hence I refuse to read any further in the series!

Sadly, I didn’t love Nuts but liked well enough. It just seemed like a story I’ve read before so many times and although I love Alice Clayton’s humor this one seemed forced a tad TO ME.

So I take it nobody read The Watchers series by Veronica Wolff???

Tasha J October 23, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Finished Commodity! And in only a little over a day whoo!! :D lol. I liked it very much and I think you guys will too. Ela, it’s a very small feeling of Transcendence. Really more just the feelings that I got and it’s been a long time since I’ve read it so I hope you aren’t disappointed! 4.5 -5 stars for me :)

fabi October 23, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Thanks for the feedback Tasha. I think it’s going to be my next read. I am such a huge fan of Shay Savage’s work.

Jean October 23, 2015 at 1:13 PM

Finished Rocker #11!!! Loved it soooo much! This series rocks and I really think you need to read the series in order. I know its daunting but all the characters continue throughout the series. The main characters from book 1 were in book 11, including many others from previous books.

So now I’m stumped as to what to read next…..Tessa has me wanting to read The Hook Up, Tasha has me wanting to read Commodity…and The Ground Rules Rewritten is screaming for me!

Lisa October 23, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Jean….The Hookup. Its a great book particularly if you liked the Deal.

Tessa October 25, 2015 at 11:05 AM

I think I’m going to start Rip today. I love her mafia books, so I’m curious. I have to admit, I keep re-reading Elite, but am on book 5 of that series. A stand alone might throw me back into it.

Finished Cutters Vs Jocks. It was okay. A little too rushed, and I couldn’t enjoy all the moments of falling in love. Definitely more tell than show.

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