Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – October 25th 2016

by Maryse on October 25, 2016 · 170 comments

in Latest Book Releases

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY EVERYONE!!! Today is FULLY loaded in our favorite authors!!!

In fact, it was SO easy to make a blurb-jolt list today, ’cause I want to desperately readPull Me Close (that one there to the left… readers are flipping over it, and saying we have to go in blind, but SHE is an agoraphobe!! I love the premise already), Keepsake (I LOVE this author and this one sounds poignant!! She’s recovering from a horrific trauma that is giving her nightmares, and HE’s been kicked out of a cult where he was raised, and trying to figure out how to navigate the “real” world), Kept (she’s desperate for a place to stay, and he’s a recluse that helps her. Plus he’s a Dom and she just might be his perfect submissive), Edges (her fiancé is dead, and then she realizes she wasn’t his only fiancee…), Water Under The Bridge (this sounds like the most exciting psych-thriller!!! She’s a serial killer ready to take a hiatus, blend into “normal” life, and have a family in the suburbs, and HE’S a killer too… that’s blending too. And stalking her… GAH THIS BLURB!!!! Biggest *jolt* of the day for me!), and then… American Queen (another serious blurb jolt, but it sounds like it will be some serious romance-angst… I think she’s in love with the President of the United States… and it’s this last line that GOT me: “My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. This is the story of an American Queen.”

But, yep. I’m think I’ve definitely selected my very next choice. I JUST HAVE TO READ THIS ONE (Pull Me Close) NEXT!!!!! The reviews are SO good (even Jean read and loved it!!) In fact, Jean, I know we had a buddy read scheduled for tonight, but let’s hold off for a day or two? I just have to read this!

Gabrielle: I’ve heard so many things about PULL ME CLOSE. I started it last night, out of curiosity since it’s about recluse (which I love) and people are being sketchy on the reason why she’s a recluse. So, when it loaded on my Kindle I started it. I CAN.NOT.PUT.IT DOWN! So beautiful

Maryse: Gabrielle I wanna read it badly!!! :D

Rachel: Rachel: …Now I see what all the fuss is about! MARYSE, it is soooo damn good. Maybe the author will give you an arc or something. Listen to this…she had a tragic event something you are NOT expecting and has been a recluse for years because of it. She ends up meeting a guy who owns a nightclub. But she can’t go see him because she can’t leave her house beacaue she’s agoraphobic! Gahhh. So good.

Jean: Oh, oh, oh……Pull Me Close! Already read an ARC and absolutely LOVED IT!!!! Highly recommend!

Mia: …It’s called Pull Me Close. I don’t like books with damaged h’s because they make me cry and I hate to cry. Give me a Rom Com anytime of the week, please. Anyway. Christ on a cracker! It was the best book I’ve read this year. I swear, I was reading about myself most of the time. The h has social anxiety and hasn’t left her house but the events are based on like…current things. It’s one of those books you shouldn’t know too much about before going into it. So don’t say anything if you read it! Anyway, it was gooood. now I have a book hangover and am going to grab my usual Rom Com (A little Penny Reid for me). *sniffle sniffle*

Amy: Hi Mia!!! *big welcome hug* Don’t be a stranger around here. :D And thanks for the heads up on Pull Me Close…whenever I hear we shouldn’t know too much before going into a book, it’s like catnip for me.

Janet: Pull Me Close is live. Squeeee!! I’ve been waiting for this one

Rachel: I can’t wait for everyone to read Pull Me Close. I’ve never wanted a book to succeed as much as this one. I guess because of my personal issues I related so much with the h, that I want everyone to read it and see how REAL this book is!! Okay, I’m logging off before the author has me committed for stalking. lol

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

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  1. Beneath These Shadows: The Beneath Series, Book 6 by Meghan March
  2. Fantastical by Kristen Ashley
  3. Broken Dove by Kristen Ashley
  4. Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley
  5. Kept: The Enforcers, Book 3 by Maya Banks
  6. Marriage Games: The Games Duet by C.D. Reiss
  7. Entrapment by Aleatha Romig
  8. Defy the Dawn: Midnight Breed Series, Book 14 by Lara Adrian
  9. Taking Charge: Lone Star Burn, Book 4 by Ruth Cardello
  10. About a Dragon: Dragon Kin Series, Book 2 by G. A. Aiken


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!):

  • Horns: A Novel by Joe Hill <— STEPHEN KING’S CREEPY-WRITING SON ALERT!!! ;) LOL! JOE HILL!!! Just in time for Halloween, this one’s super-bargain priced today, and I have it in my Netflix watch list (and it has good reviews). Maybe I should read it, instead. And from this blurb, I have NO clue what it’s about other than it’s “A twisted, terrifying new novel of psychological and supernatural suspense...” <— sound right up my dark and creepy alley!!! (here it is on Amazon UK)
  • Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank <— STUDENT-TEACHER FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT! Super-bargain priced and I read this one and it was good! Here’s my review. Here it is on Amazon UK
  • Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer <— JODI PICOULT ALERT! This one is super-bargain priced today, and sounds sweet. Forbidden love? I’m so curious about this blurb. “Delilah and Oliver shouldn’t be together. But they are together. And just as they’re getting used to the possibility that happily ever after may really, truly be theirs, the universe sends them a message they can’t ignore: they won’t be allowed to rewrite their story...”
  • STAND (A Stone Kings Motorcycle Club Romance) by Daphne Loveling <— BIKER SERIES BUNDLE ALERT, and it’s super-bargain priced today! “STAND is the final book and conclusion to the Stone Kings MC series. It is a full-length completely stand-alone novel… Even though you can fully enjoy STAND as a stand-alone novel, FOR A LIMITED TIME this edition of STAND also contains RUSH, CRASH, and RIDE, as well as SPECIAL BONUS EPILOGUES for ALL FOUR BOOKS!
  • Inked Armor (The Clipped Wings Series Book 2) by Helena Hunting <— Book #2 is super-bargain priced today!!




  1. The Bound (Ascension Book 2) by K.A. Linde (here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. Vampire in Charge (Family Blood Ties Series Book 10) by Dale Mayer
  3. Restored By Gordin: Olodian Alien Warrior Romance by Mychal Daniels
  4. Origins (New Earth Book 2) by Tigris Eden
  5. Tricked: A Dark Protectors Novella by Rebecca Zanetti
  6. Sundered (The Return of the Elves Book 2) by Bethany Adams
  7. My Guardian Gryphon (Sanctuary, Texas Book 5) by Krystal Shannan
  8. Shifters Hallows Eve by Lori King, Audra Hart, Bethany Shaw, Bryce Evans, R. E. Butler, Elle Boon, Julia Mills, KD Jones, Melissa Bell, Melissa Snark, Candace Blevins, Sydney Lea
  9. The Captive Pet (Alien Slave Masters Book 4) by Samantha Cayto
  10. The Krinar Captive by Anna Zaires <— ANNA ZAIRES ALERT! This one CAN be read as a standalone. “Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion—and to forget the terrible tragedy that ripped apart his life. Yet when he finds the broken body of a human girl, everything changes. For the first time in years, he feels something more than rage and grief, and Emily is the reason for that. Letting her go would compromise his mission, but keeping her could destroy him all over again.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  11. Strife (The Prophetic Blood Savoirs Trilogy Book 1) by Danielle Dauphinet
  12. Concealed (Beholder Book 2) by Christina Bauer
  13. Timeless Changes (Knight Traveler Book 2) by Regan Black
  14. Reaper Dreaming: A Reaper Novel by Christie Palmer
  15. A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
  16. Certain Dark Things: A Novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia <— VAMPIRES AND HUMANS ALERT!Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?
  17. Laid Bare (The Witch of Endor Book 1) by Deanndra Hall
  18. Eternally Bound (Tribes of the Vampire Book 3) by Michelle M. Pillow
  19. A Vampire’s Hunger (Vampire’s Promise) by Carla Susan Smith
  20. Iniquity (The Ascent Book 1) by Melody Winter
  21. Haunted Hearts by Kayleigh Malcolm
  22. Winters Rising (SPICY Edition) (Lexcon Time Travel, The Winters Book 1) by Shannyn Leah
  23. Silver Hart by Robin Wainwright
  24. Night of Cups by Mina Hepsen
  25. Punish (Feral Justice Book 1) by Vella Munn




  1. Pull Me Close: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston <— SHE’S AGORAPHOBIC & WE NEED TO GO IN BLIND & IT’S GETTING RAVE REVIEWS!!! THIS is the one I’m reading next! I’m SO excited!!! Yep.. I haven’t even read the blurb so I have NO idea really, what I’m getting into but, if this book is as good as the recommendations I’m getting say it is? I’m in for an AMAZING read and there’s nothing better than having no clue and being surprised!! :D (here it is on Amazon UK)
  2. Stolen Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 11) by Addison Moore
  3. Breaking the Ice (Men of the Ice Book 7) by Michele Shriver
  4. A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde
  5. Along Came Love by Tracey Livesay <— SHE’S PREGNANT WITH HIS BABY & HE DOESN’T KNOW…When a silly, impulsive decision lands free-spirited India Shaw behind bars in San Francisco, she has no choice but to call the only person she knows in the unfamiliar city—the very man she abandoned after a steamy two-day fling. The fact that she’s pregnant with his child is something she’d rather not divulge...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  6. Perfect Pleasures (Bad Boys of Boulder) by Deborah Fletcher Mello
  7. Wilde Side (Born to Be Wilde) by Jannine Gallant
  8. Stolen (The Tokyo Lost Series Book 2) by Christopher Ward
  9. Bishop’s Queen (Titan) by Cristin Harber <— SHE’S ON A REALITY TV SHOW & SHE HAS A STALKER ALERT!! “An overnight celebrity. Everyone explained that was why she couldn’t shake the feeling. But none of their excuses could explain the letters. The pictures. And then her stalker crossed the line, triggering the demand for security…” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  10. Pakhan’s Rose (Pakhan Duet) by V.F. Mason
  11. My Strongest Weakness by Brighton Walsh
  12. Fractures (Running On Empty Book 3) by M R Field
  13. Fourth Down (Game On) by Desiree Holt
  14. Amore – Part 2 by Bella Jewel
  15. Keepsake (True North Book 3) by Sarina Bowen <— HE WAS RAISED IN A CULT & SHE SUFFERS FROM DEBILITATING FEAR ALERT! Wow this one sounds like it will be poignant. All he’s ever know is a cult and he’s been rejected by it and trying to get his bearings in the real world, and she’s overcoming something that gives her nightmares every night… “When her best friend offers her a stay at the orchard in exchange for help at the farmers’ markets, Lark jumps at the chance to spend fall in Vermont. But her nightmares don’t stop. Desperate to keep her fragile state a secret, she relies on the most soft-spoken resident of the Shipley Farm to soothe her when her dreams prove too much…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  16. Taking Charge (Lone Star Burn Book 4) by Ruth Cardello
  17. Tantalizing Maria (Temptation Saga Book 7) by Helen Hardt
  18. Forever and For Always (Windswept Bay Book 4) by Debra Clopton
  19. His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch Book 6) by Alissa Callen
  20. Beneath These Shadows by Meghan March <— HE’S A DRIFTING TATTOO ARTIST with no ties to anyone until he meets her… “She’s everything I’m not. Full of fire and life. An innocent where I’m a sinner. I want to consume her. Protect her. Keep her.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  21. Kaufman: The Season (Austin Arrows Book 2) by Nicole Edwards <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!! And it can be read as a standalone.
  22. Scoring the Billionaire (Bad Boy Billionaires Book 3) by Max Monroe <— LATEST MAX MONROE ALERT!!!
  23. Seducing Texas (So Not Prince Charming Book 2) by Diana Downey
  24. Need You: The Unrequited Series Book 1 by Charlotte J Cowan
  25. Trusting Fate (Role of Fate Book 5) by Tamra Lassiter
  26. Kept (The Enforcers series) by Maya Banks <— MAYA BANKS ALERT! HE’S RECLUSIVE & SHE’S DESTITUTE… Oh it sounds SO good!! He’s had a horrific childhood and doesn’t think any woman could accept his need to control, but she willingly submits to him…  ”Hayley has been struggling to fulfill her father’s dying wish: for her to attend a prestigious music school in New York City. But even working multiple jobs, she can’t afford the tiniest of apartments. Seeing her hopeless and near tears, Silas vows to help and protect her, no matter the cost to himself. But when Hayley meets his every demand with unwavering acceptance and love, he is overwhelmed by her goodness and gentle spirit...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  27. Saved by Love (Willow Valley Book 3) by Christine Kingsley
  28. Holden (The Serenity Series Book 2) by Olivia Gaines
  29. Crossover: Devil’s Due MC and Vipers Creed MC Prequel by Chelsea Camaron & Ryan Michele
  30. Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater PART ONE (KING Book 5) by T.M. Frazier <— LATEST T.M FRAZIER ALERT! She says: “This is the fifth book in the King Series and it’s meant to be read after Soulless.” (here’s the series reading order) and here it is on Amazon UK
  31. Hate To Love (Pole Dance Book 3) by S.G. Lovell
  32. Milk Money by Jude E. McNamara
  33. Christmas in Destiny: A Destiny Novel by Toni Blake
  34. My Addiction (Club Desire) by Cassie Ryan
  35. Rein In (Willow Bay Stables Book 3) by Anne Jolin
  36. This Isn’t You, Baby (War & Peace Book 4) by K. Webster <— DARK READ SERIES & the series MUST be read in order… so I won’t even read this blurb, but I will let you know that SO MANY HERE LOVE this series so far! BIG TIME! P.S. Here’s the series reading order. (here it is on Amazon UK)
  37. Poison Evidence (Evidence Series Book 7) by Rachel Grant
  38. The Whistler by John Grisham
  39. Submission is Not Enough (Masters and Mercenaries Book 12) by Lexi Blake
  40. One Handsome Cowboy (Return to Stone Creek Book 3) by Anne Marie Novark
  41. Big Package by Opal Carew
  42. The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys Book 2) by Jessica Lemmon <— HE’S HER BILLIONAIRE NEIGHBOR ALERT!Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It’s not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it’s a fantasy come true…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  43. Boondocks by Casey Peeler <— THEY MEET IN A BAR…Walking into Boondocks the voice of an angel called to me and I vowed to live a better life. She kept me on the righteous path until Satan called one last time...” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  44. The Most Wonderful Time by Fern Michaels
  45. The Christmas Cookie Shop (Christmas Town Book 1) by Ginny Baird
  46. Dark Rules (The DARK Files Book 3) by Susan Vaughan
  47. Operation Mistletoe Magic: An Escape to the Country Novella by Nicki Edwards
  48. The Pacifist (New Wave Newsroom Book 3) by Jenny Holiday
  49. Edges by C.G. Carroll <— SHE FINDS HER FIANCE MAULED TO DEATH IN HER HOME ALERT and then finds out she wasn’t his only fiancee!!! Oooooh! This sounds promising and angsty (maybe even scary-angsty?) Definitely gave me a blurb jolt!! “…college student Simone Hollingsworth somehow ended up in bed with her best friend’s new boyfriend, Patrick. Ever since that night, Simone has been desperately trying to keep her mistake a secret, no matter the cost. Months later, with their junior year nearing a close, Simone and Patrick are skirting dangerously close to having a repeat performance. But things have changed. Simone’s best friend is now in love with Patrick, and Simone has her own fears that she’s falling just as hard. What she and her friend don’t know is that Patrick is involved with all sorts of women…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  50. Waking Savannah (Bitterly Suite) by Terri-Lynne Defino
  51. Spencer (The Ninth Inning Book 8) by Lindsay Paige & Mary Smith
  52. Forgotten By You (Redeeming Love Series Book 2) by Carlie Sexton
  53. Unexplained (Higher Elevation Series Book 1) by Renee Regent
  54. Stealing the Southpaw (All’s Fair in Love & Baseball Book 5) by Arlene Hittle
  55. The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades <— SHE’S A FAMOUS AUTHOR, DATING A FAMOUS ACTOR but her life is unravelling… “Ten years ago, on Christmas Eve, Best and her two older brothers took a shortcut over a frozen lake. When the ice cracked, all three went in. Only Best came out. People said she was lucky, but that kind of luck is nothing but a burden. Because Best knows what she had to do to survive. And after years of covering up the past, her guilt is detonating through every facet of her seemingly charmed life…” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  56. The Mirror Sisters: A Novel by V.C. Andrews <— V.C. ANDREWS ALERT!!
  57. Heated Pursuit (Alpha Security) by April Hunt
  58. Mistletoe Cottage (Harmony Harbor) by Debbie Mason
  59. Game of Vengeance (Game of Shadows) by Amanda K. Byrne
  60. Love in Country (De La Fuente Book 4) by Lexi Buchanan
  61. Dreaming Eli: Cypress Corners Book 7 by JoMarie DeGioia
  62. The Negotiation by Sandi Lynn <— BOTH OF THEM… “ANTI-RELATIONSHIP”… “Until I met the brutally handsome CEO of Caine Property Development & Management, Jackson Caine. He was as anti-relationship as I was and wanted to negotiate a deal that would let us have our cake and eat it too.” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  63. Luke (7 Brides for 7 Brothers Book 1) by Barbara Freethy
  64. Submission is Not Enough (Masters and Mercenaries Book 12) by Lexi Blake
  65. Hold Me (Cyclone Book 2) by Courtney Milan
  66. Love Conquers Life: Books 1-4 by Alison Mello
  67. Cowboy Heat by Mari Carr
  68. Fame & Obsession (Lords Of Lyre Book 1) by Cora Kenborn
  69. Wind River Wrangler (Wind River Series Book 1) by Lindsay McKenna
  70. Trust My Heart by Carol J. Post
  71. Rumor Has It (Friendship, Texas Book 2) by Magan Vernon <— FAMOUS COUNTRY SINGER ALERT!! The author has it listed as “A Brand new Standalone, Second Chance Rom Com from Friendship, Texas featuring Country Music’s Biggest Superstar, Eddie Justice and Friendship’s resident author, Brook Carrington.” LOL! (here it is on Amazon UK)
  72. Definitely Yes (Definitely Series Book 1) by Ella Miles
  73. Whispers From The East by Eleanor Lloyd-Jones and Katie Fox
  74. Stealing Dallas (Search & Seek Book 2) by Amanda Mackey
  75. Goddess by R.J. Castille
  76. Festive Deception: Dark Mountain 2.5 by DB Tait
  77. Up in Flames (Firehouse Three Book 1) by Sidney Bristol <— SEXY FIREMAN ALERT! Someone stole her explosives, and she’s in trouble… “…the only person she can turn to is her sinfully sexy one-night stand. Can she trust the tattooed fireman? He’s wooed her pack of canine miscreants and her brothers hate him. He might just be the man she needs in her corner.” (and here it is on Amazon UK)
  78. Light Up The Night (Firehouse Three Book 2) by Regina Cole <— SEXY FIREMAN ALERT!!!
  79. Mr. Parks Series: Books 1-3 by Lilly James
  80. A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury
  81. The Crush (An Oregon Wine Country Romance) by Heather Heyford
  82. Revenge (The Night Club Book 2) by M. Stratton
  83. Water Under The Bridge: A Novel by Britney King <— BRITNEY KING PSYCH THRILLER ALERT! WHOA BLURB JOLT!!!! This sounds delightfully stalker-psycho-ish!!!! She’s a serial killer, but she’s ready to settle down in the suburbs, blend in, and have a family… but what SHE doesn’t know is he’s a killer too… and he’s stalking her… “Your clock is ticking, you want a family, but you waste so much time. I know because I’m watching, waiting, blending. What you don’t realize is if you want me, and I think you do, then you’ll have to change your ways because sometimes hunters become hunted. But what are the odds of that happening in suburbia?” (here it is on Amazon UK)
  84. The Christmas Cookie Shop (Christmas Town Book 1) by Ginny Baird
  85. The Perfect Sister (Sister Series, #7) by Leanne Davis
  86. A Lowcountry Christmas (Lowcountry Summer Trilogy Book 5) by Mary Alice Monroe
  87. Poinciana Road by Margaret Way
  88. Sweetness by Jude Ouvrard
  89. Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet
  90. American Queen by Sierra Simone <— SOUNDS SO ROMANTICALLY ANGSTY and I WANNA READ IT!!! I *think* she’s in love with the President of the United States!! (here it is on Amazon UK)

It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two. It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.



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

  1. I See You: A Novel by Molly McAdams - November 1st 2016
  2. Breaking Cage by A.J. Pryor - November 1st 2016
  3. Looking Inside by Beth Kery - November 1st 2016
  4. Jed Had to Die by Tara Sivec - November 1st 2016
  5. The Award: A Novel by Danielle Steele - November 1st 2016
  6. Sins of the Father: Rose Gardner Mystery Novella 9.5 by Denise Grover Swank - November 1st 2016
  7. Lucas – A Preston Brothers Novel (Book 1): A More Than Series Spin-off by Jay McLean - November 1st 2016
  8. Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog - November 1st 2016
  9. His to Cherish: A Fireside Novel by Stacey Lynn - November 1st 2016
  10. Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work) by Tiffany Reisz – November 1st 2016
  11. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 11) by Jeff Kinney - November 1st 2016
  12. Archangel’s Heart (A Guild Hunter Novel) by Nalini Singh  - November 1st 2016
  13. Wishing For Us: A Danvers Novel by Sydney Landon - November 1st 2016
  14. Dirty Mother (The Uncertain Saints MC Book 5) by Lani Lynn Vale – November 3rd 2016
  15. Mr. President by Katy Evans – November 5th 2016

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Ela October 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Seriously Maryse????? Do you not have anything better to do than find all these books???? Thank you by the way!

Although I’m very upset Apartments and The Marriage Games are not standalones!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Anne October 25, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Amazing list Maryse!! Thank you :D

I am reading The Royals series by Erin Watt and freaking loving it!! I am almost done with Paper Princess and I love those Royals! Yes they can be total jerks but deep inside they are just suffering. I can’t wait to get off work today so I can keep reading. I am glad I waited till all 3 books were out :D

Nay October 25, 2016 at 12:21 PM

UGH! I’ve been flip-flopping with my reading–I started reading Edges this morning but put it down at 10% and went back to Marriage Games, which I put down at 20% (both of which I fully intended to pick back up in a couple of days).

But wow, Maryse! Once I read your blurb for Edges, I wanted to pick it back up that much quicker! Yours sounds much better than the blurb I read! lol

But first! I HAVE to try Pull Me Close!

See! Flip-flopper!!

Nay October 25, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Oh, and now I also want to read ‘Water Under the Bridge”. That sounds awesome!

Lisa Aiello October 25, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Has anyone read or heard anything about Prisoned by Marni Mann? Here’s the blurb: When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises. Not a jail. I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned. I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid. The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was. Someone wanted to torture me. Torture us. One of us deserved it. It wasn’t Garin.

I think it released in August of this year….

Anne October 25, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Lisa I haven’t heard of it but it sounds amazing!

Maryse October 25, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Lisa I’ve been hearing that it’s AWESOME!!! I think my friend (and she comments here every once in awhile), Kandace just read it and LOVED IT!

Totally up my alley, that one, I just know it!

Maryse October 25, 2016 at 5:28 PM

LOL Nay!

I always choose “the part” that gave me the *blurb-jolt* and post that. Sometimes a blurb can either give too much info, or ramble…

but sometimes you have that ONE LINE that says just enough to make me wanna read it. :D

Maryse October 25, 2016 at 5:28 PM

LOL Ela!

I do! I have to read said books. ;) *snort*

It’s a treasure hunt my friend. I’m all about hunting for book-treasure!

Maryse October 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM

YAY Anne! I’ve only read the first one so far and I LOVED it, so I can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest of the trilogy.

Cheryl October 25, 2016 at 8:00 PM

American Queen sounds so good, especially the timing around the craziness of the presidential elections. EXCEPT, it’s book one in a trilogy. So, guess I’ll be waiting a while to read it! Boo- hiss!!!

Amy October 25, 2016 at 9:52 PM

Pull Me Close and Edges are definite clicks, and I just wish we knew if American Queen is a standalone in the trilogy or has a CH/unresolved ending. But I’m not peeking at reviews so if anyone has the urge to read it and fill us in… ;)

And The Thunder Beneath Us looks crazy intriguing!

Paula October 26, 2016 at 6:13 AM

Loads added to my wish list – I am trying to be good and get my 1-click under control…

Amy – the price of The Thunder Beneath Us!?? £11.65!!!

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Great. Stupid book fog. I have Bound and I have been wanting to read it forever, but the fog has me just staring at it. I’m trying to re-read The Affiliate, but nope.

Everyone read Never Let You Go by Katy Regnery!

Nay October 26, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Tessa, That’s what I have! Book fog! I finished It Ends With Us and now I’m just stuck.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM

Nay, I know you didn’t get into Marriage Games, but did you like C.D. Reiss’s writing style? You might like Songs of Perdition. I’ll send it to you through GR.

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Book Fog! Yes! And I’m not even that far along.
I’m sure its no surprise by now that my reaction to a book is opposite many of yours.
But I’m reading The Man I Love by Suanne Lacquer and I am in a total haze of love and admiration.
Her writing! *fingertips kiss* muah! It’s exquisite.

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Okay, just read the blurb for American Queen, and yeah. I wanna read that.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 10:44 AM

I am thrown by the twist in Rainfall, although it probably isn’t really a twist if you read the blurb LOL. I just can’t find time to read!!

Nay October 26, 2016 at 10:45 AM

R–yes, I think I liked her writing style, just haven’t gotten into the story enough to tell for sure. I’m just going to read Pull Me Close and then come back to it. Yes, I can try Songs of Perdition. Thanks!!

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Nay, I can loan it if you want to try it. Just let me know when.

Ela October 26, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Well I AM NOT READING ANYTHING THAT HAS A PART 2, IS ONE OF A DUET, PART OF A SEQUEL AND SEQUEL NOT FINISHED, SO YEAH! I decided on Prisoned by Marni Mann, thanks to the above mention by Lisa…..

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 11:04 AM

*high fives Ela*

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM

R I love twists I didn’t see coming because I only skimmed or skipped the blurb.

Lisa Aiello October 26, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Ela, let me know if you like it. I have it on my want to read list, but if it’s awesome, I’ll put it on my “now I own it and will find the time to read it” list.

Lisa Aiello October 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM

R – you will not see the final twist coming, or at least I didn’t. Yeah, the first twist is kinda oh well yeah, that’s kinda bad/sad. However, my heart was yanked out. I promise it’s worth it!!!

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM


YAY!!! YES!! YESSSSSS!!! Her writing! Once you get past the slow intro part HOLY MOLY it goes crazy after that.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 12:34 PM

See Fabi! And Maryse is an expert! Except for the whole “goes crazy” part. I don’t know what she’s talking about. Nope. Nothing happens. Nothing at all.

Speaking of Suanne, Maryse, when are you reading An Exaltation of Larks?? I’m dying over here!!

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Slow part? What slow part? I got to 30% and loved every word of it.

But I’m afraid to keep going. Scratch that. I’m not afraid…I’m terrified.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 12:47 PM

I think you’re too worked up. You’re going to read it and be like…that’s it?? 

I agree. I loved the beginning too because it sets up the love story, but I still rushed it. I totally regretted it though and went back and reread it afterward. I missed so much the first time!

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM

I don’t have it, R…


Maryse October 26, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Fabi, it’ll be fine. It’s just that at a certain point, it was so intense (for me) that I couldn’t put it down anymore.

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 1:07 PM

Assurances from the death club. I feel so much better now. hahaha

Kidding! I love you guys. I’m sure I’ll have another late night reading tonight.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Hmmm Maryse… I think you’re supposed to have it already.

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Fabi, I realized after I leant it. You have The Man I Love and are reading it right now. You had it to borrow on Booklending and I was like, oh sure. I will gladly loan it to her… Ooops?

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 2:32 PM

Oh yeah, R?

I shall investigate…

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM

oh! I’m so sorry Tessa! I try to go through there at least once a week and remove any I’ve already purchased. You caught me right between cleanup.
I feel bad. :-( Thank you for being so thoughtful!

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 2:36 PM

GOT IT!!!!!

I had to download it. :) YAY ME!!!!

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Yay Maryse! :D

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 2:56 PM

It’s alright. You were the only one requesting it. The intent was there. I did that before too, got a book I just bought. Nothing to be done about it.

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Also, thanks for the reminder. *cleans out her list*

Grey October 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Bwahahaha! *assurances from the Death Club* I’m literally LOL-ing right now

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 3:49 PM

I know right? It’s like she doesn’t trust us or something…

Ela October 26, 2016 at 4:39 PM

I can’t seem to like any book lately! What is wrong with me? Or the books? Everything is annoying, all characters suck!!!!!!!!!!!! The last book I truly loved was It Ends With US, then I liked The Black Swan….and then bam they all are sucky!

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 5:12 PM


Death Club. *snort*


*rubs hands together with devilish glee* :P

Grey October 26, 2016 at 6:43 PM

We should get T shirts Maryse! They’d be grey, and sparkley, of course! And have a picture of our mascot manatee Manny holding out a book with a speech bubble saying trust us…this book is safe for all readers!

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Death club assurances…



*looks innocently at everyone*

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM

And on there t-shirt Manny can have sparkly snuffle on him. :P

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:06 PM

*THE t-shirt


Maryse October 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

And can we have one of our famous Friday/mid-week martinis on it?? :P

Grey October 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM

YES!!! Omg, I would totally rock this shirt! (This was almost an autocorrect fail BTW!!)

Sharon October 26, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Late, as usual, but I just finished Black Swan Affair. Solid 4.5 stars for me. It wasn’t what I was expecting. Actually kept me guessing! Nice amount of angst and pretty saucy too. It’s had to write a review without spoilers!

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 7:31 PM

OMG I’d totally buy one!! We should create one on cafe press and everyone can order their own!!

bev October 26, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Wait. When did Manny start drinking?
Not to point fingers but you all drove him to it.

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM

YES!!! Hot pink sparkly martinis on the shirts!!

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Manny is underage! He just holds the martinis for us with his flippers.

When Maryse isn’t shoving his flippers in my mouth, that is.

Amy October 26, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Sharon…did you check out Maryse’s review? There are a lot of great comments about it there! :D

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 7:52 PM

I can totally see that. A cute little manatee holding out a drink and book. It’d have the words ‘Maryse’s Death Club’ on the back with italicized ‘Read at your own risk’ under it. :)

bev October 26, 2016 at 7:52 PM

So…..He doesn’t drink he just fetches the drinks.

bev October 26, 2016 at 7:53 PM

At two years old.

R. Renee October 26, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Whoops. I fed Manny Jager when I stole him after Hausfrau. I thought he was kind of a lightweight.

Grey October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Maybe the title of the book Manny is holding could be ‘Death Club’…

Tessa October 26, 2016 at 8:08 PM

In choice of black, grey, or pink.

Dory October 26, 2016 at 8:11 PM

Just finished Pull Me Close. I’m still processing it, it was intense. I really loved it, maybe because I hate elevators too, I related. Anyone else read(ing) it? I need something light now– maybe Max Monroe.

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 8:38 PM


Amy said flippers.

I dunno why that’s snort-worthy but I totally just snorted out loud and scared my dogs. :P

Maryse October 26, 2016 at 8:39 PM


bev is now pointing her fingers at YOU!!!!!

bev October 26, 2016 at 8:46 PM

What we need are Free Manny t-shirts.

Amy October 26, 2016 at 10:07 PM

And manatee pasties for Tessa.

Amy October 26, 2016 at 10:12 PM

So…we are getting accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor manatee, we find out R has been slipping him drinks, Maryse is scaring her dogs by snorting over the word flipper, Tessa and Grey are designing Death Club shirts, and poor Dory is just trying to talk about books (on a book blog…imagine that ;) ).

Yep. Typical evening on Maryse’s Book Blog.

Dory October 26, 2016 at 10:16 PM

lol! I didn’t read the above before I wrote my comment. But I have now, and y’all are so funny! And now I want a drink. That’ll probably make me feel better than a light book.

Jan October 26, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Manatee pasties? WTH?

Fabi October 26, 2016 at 10:46 PM

LOL Amy!!! Way to sum it up.

bev October 26, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Amy, like to dress up Tessa as a naked fairy. Basically she sprinkles her with glitter. But Tessa insist on pasties.

Maryse, dress your dog’s up as Manatees for Halloween.

bev October 26, 2016 at 11:06 PM
Jan October 27, 2016 at 12:26 AM

*scratches head* Is it just me, or is there something a tad creepy about those little manatees climbing into a mug, bev? Not as cute as the cuddly soft toy kind. Those silicon ones are a bit halloweeny……almost alive………

Sharon October 27, 2016 at 5:48 AM

Amy, I avoided Maryse’s review in BSA this time . . . Wanted to go in with no expectations! I started The Pact 2, and the beginning had me blubbering. I put Anita Blake down for a bit because I have to read this series in small doses – too much inner dialog for me – I picture the characters getting old during some of the overly lengthy scenes.

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 8:32 AM

HEY! I’m not dead!!! I still have my extended family living with me and it is wearing me out. I literally read three books in October. THREE. I feel depressed about that.

Can someone give me the 5 sentence recap of October? I am sure I missed something great – a book or a conversation.

I am currently reading A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles Book 1) and loving it. She is a great heroine. Strong. Super snarky. A total bad @$$. It is Golden Dynasty meets Percy Jackson meets Throne of Glass. Seriously. She’s abducted by a warlord (woo hoo) from the traveling circus where she’s been hiding for years because of her crazy powers. The royals want her because of the powers (Kingmaker) and this warlord is no different. But she is not coming along easily. There are dragons and greek gods and there’s magic. And hanky panky! Did I mention the hanky panky? The slow burn is just what I needed. She’s not having it but he keeps trying anyway.

Missed you all. What’s everyone been up to?

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Omg. MichelleS, I thought the fae had kidnapped you.

We need Amy she is so good at the recaps.

We have new people commenting.
They don’t know the Michelles.
Made me sad.
To cheer up Leslie, Jean, Amy, Ela, and I made plans to go to Russia.
Amy ran off with Jean for an Affair instead.
Made me sad.
I’m still in Russia.
R. became Thoughtless and wouldn’t read Dumplin’
Made me sad in Russia.
Fabi said she doesn’t even want to taste a Dumplin’ and went Fishing.
No, really I’m still there. In Russia.
Tessa tried to Fish, but gave up.
That made happy. In Russia.
Maryse was going to come get me.
In Russia.
Amy though introduced her and R. to a Hausfrau ( who does not make Dumplins)
So she went to Sweden instead.
So. Im. Still. In. Russia.
R. turned Manny into an alcoholic.
I understand. I might join him.
In Russia.

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM

In Russia? So I am assuming you are reading The Bronze Horseman Trilogy? LOVED IT!!! Keep going. Don’t you dare abandon it.

I loved Dumplin. I’ll second that recommendation.

What is in Sweden?

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 9:33 AM

I also read “Risk” – a Mageri world novel. It’s Simon’s story. For anyone who loved that series. He’s the hotty mc hotty with the British accent who wears leather pants and says whatever he is thinking.

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 9:35 AM

And I read Highland Surrender (T. Brogan) because I needed to just read my old favorite genres since I had so little time to read. I knew I’d enjoy that old feeling. It was a good one, for fans of the Scottish romance novels.

After this, I am ready for something contemporary. I think. Not 100% sure. Nothing seems to be that exciting. Last best things I read were Empire of Storms (fantasy) and Ice Planet Barbarians (sci-fi alien romance romp). So there’s that. I obviously am craving an escape. HA!

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Switzerland actually and it’s Hausfrau. A-MA-ZING. But not contemporary romance. I’m reading Rainfall right now but it’s Halloween season over here and I haven’t had time to do anything but haunt! I’ll get back to reading soon.

Welcome back!!

Grey October 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Hi Michelle!!! Oooh, and I suggested we make shirts! And I’m gonna read that book. I too haven’t read much this month. Work has been kicking my a$$. I’ve had a couple great ARCs though…

Welcome Dory!

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

*huggles attacks MichelleS* Hello! I don’t know how you felt A Court of Thorn and Roses, but you must read A Court of Mist a D Fury. The first was a weak 4 star, but the second, OMG. Five +++ stars. We missed you.

Can I at least have a top instead of pasties. Those hurt coming off.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 10:18 AM

OMG bev…I’m seriously dying here! How the heck could I top that recap?? You. Are. HILARIOUS!!! LOL!!

Amy October 27, 2016 at 10:23 AM

*dives into puppy pile*

Missed you MichelleS!!! Extended family living with you? *cringes* You are doing a wonderful thing, but even in the best of situations that is tough. Hang in there, lady.

Ooh!! Tessa!!! Guess where I am? In a court that has a bunch of thorns and roses. And I’m loving it here! I gave up on Harley and Rose at about the 10% mark ’cause…well, I’m going to try to be nice and not say anything at all. :? But I’m loving Feyre and Tamlin!!!

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Amy, is that the one where she goes to see him in his castle even though it very likely means death for her?

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM

*waves widely* Hi MichelleS !

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM

ummm widely? That’s rather odd. Most people would wave ‘wildly’.

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 10:33 AM

Oh no Amy! I need a reason. I was thinking about that book. PM me!!

Waving widely is all the rage, Fabi.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Fabi…hmmmmm, you could be waving widely, like your flagging someone down. ;)

And it’s the one where she has to go live in the faery world as part of a treaty because she killed a faery. It’s been dangerous for her but so far no certain death. I’m only halfway through though so things could change…

Amy October 27, 2016 at 10:40 AM

I will, R. I just felt like I was reading something written by a teeny bopper and…yeah, I’ll stop there.

But hey, the cover is gorgeous and doesn’t have a half-naked guy on it!!

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Squeeeeeeeeeeee seriously? And, ifvyou like that one, the second blewe away. Yeah!

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Oh, ok, I know which one it is now. I think I have it as a GBL. I didn’t quite hold me all the way through even though I liked it.

Nay October 27, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Hi Michelle! I’m a new people!

Amy–I experienced the same thing you did with the same book. I made it to about 15% and decided it just wasn’t for me. But I agree about the cover!

Jean October 27, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Omg, I just couldn’t go back and read all your comments but did get to bev’s recap!!! Hysterical! Oh and I’ve been to Russia and I’m never going back!

FLT: I’ve read many more books than you. (Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon…..another bev rec). It’s YA which I sometimes have a problem with, but this book is so uniquely written and is totally reminding me of Eleanor & Park! I am flying through it (or maybe it just seems that way since I was stuck in Russia for a week)!

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Fabi. Was Thorn and Roses gbl?

Amy October 27, 2016 at 11:49 AM

If it was gbl then it’s time for her to go back. ;)


“The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.” ~ Sarah J. Maas

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Yes, Tessa. I got to about 40% of A Court if Thorns and Roses.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Nay, glad I’m not the only one who didn’t make it through. ;)

Amy October 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM

*whispers to Fabi* Go back. You’re almost to where it really starts getting good.


*gives thumbs up*

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 11:57 AM

I almost forgot it was Thursday.

“The water ran in sheets down the big shop window , blurring the street beyond.” Bluewater Blues by G.B. Gordon

Kind of a blah first line but I guess it does set the opening scene. I started this one this morning. Taking a short break from The Man I Love because a certain someone is about to make a certain phone call which I certainly don’t want them to make.

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Thanks for the feedback Amy. :-)

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Fabi I thought you were at 60% are you still?

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Ooooh. Seriously that one is good but then two hits and OMG!

“A storm is brewing. ”
The Affiliate by KA Linde

It’s a good book, reread, but Erm. Candy corn in GW2 is more important.

Paula October 27, 2016 at 12:07 PM


‘Bass pounded in the air, red plastic cups littered the table, and half a dozen students played beer pong in the dining room.’
Mine for now – Erika Kelly

Amy October 27, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Tessa…do they still have districts in that game?

Because if they do, tell the other gamers you heard there is interspecies prostitution in district 9. :P

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Hi Paula. *waves* You should post more often. We miss you.

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 12:11 PM

Yup, R. @ 60% leading into that phone call is where I stopped at like 2 am this morning. Then tossed and turned ’till 4.

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Nope. No district. Only cities and countries. It’s a huge map at this point and just a lot of fun.

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 12:12 PM

FLT!!! OMG. I missed that.
“I pluck at my crimson tunic, tenting the lightweight linen away from my sticky skin.” – A Promise of Fire.

I haven’t read a Court of Thorns & Roses. The sample didn’t grab me. But I freaking LOVED Throne of Glass series (I mean seriously, that last book? Just wow). So I should give this author another chance.

Please tell me you read Throne of Glass Amy. You should try this Kingmaker series too. She’s the best heroine in a long time for me.

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 12:14 PM

FLT “It was raining the day I met Adam Parker.” Rainfall by Melissa Delport.

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Ugh!!! I felt a stomach punch just reading your first line R. I can’t think about or I’ll get all weepy.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Holy moly, R…I know for a fact you haven’t hit the, er, brilliant turn of events. Because no way would you be this calm.

Dang…Hausfrau, Thoughtless, Rainfall. Woman, you need to pace yourself on the Marmy books. You’re going to build up a tolerance and then books like Badger and Jezebel and Forbidden aren’t going to have the desired effect.

Oh, you didn’t know you’re going to read those? Huh. Well now you do.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM

*rubs Fabi’s back comfortingly*

Fabi October 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

*snuggles under Amy’s arm* what a bestest friend

Nay October 27, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Ooh! Jezebel and Badger are Marmy books? I think I have both of those!


‘Panic. Blood curdling fear.’ (I couldn’t just give one word! lol)
Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston

Jean October 27, 2016 at 1:08 PM


R is making me want to re-read Rainfall now!

And those of you who haven’t read Jezebel (and the short novella)….get on it asap!

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Is Jezebel Marmy? I LOVED it, but it didn’t feel Marmy to me. We may have to discuss. Hmmm…

I have Forbidden on my TBR I think. I’m not getting much reading time in with the Halloween party coming up. I’m barely into Rainfall.

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Okie dokie! Headed back to the trail. Here’s the latest pics!

Amy October 27, 2016 at 1:34 PM

*I* think it qualified as a Marmy read because of the *OOMPH!* twist we didn’t see coming. I know I didn’t see it coming, and I’m pretty sure Maryse didn’t either. But I would say it’s one of the “safer” Marmy reads. Not *too* intense but emotional and twisty all the same with a nice WTH! to round it out.

Care to chime in if you pop in here, Maryse? Guess I better get that list over to you soon as well…

Amy October 27, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Looks great, R! :D

Nay October 27, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Wow, R! Those look great! Looks like it’s going to be a rip-roaring party with an awesome open bar! Annnnd you need to read Forbidden!

Grey October 27, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Oh yes. Jezebel is def a Marmy book… It’s a Grey book at any rate LOL! Oomph and Forbidden, that one made the bottom of my stomach fall out!

I haven’t read any of these… Not Rainfall, not Court of Thorns, or Hausfrau or TMIL…geez, I’m currently under my rock.

Jean October 27, 2016 at 3:05 PM

I refuse to read Forbidden……my stomach can’t take it! (Grey, you should really read Rainfall though….we are somewhat book twins!)

Lisa Aiello October 27, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Rainfall, Rainfall, Rainfall!!!! I love that book. The ending destroyed me for days….even when I think of it now, I get the feelz.

Dory October 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM

I don’t know if I want to hang out with you guys anymore! LOL. I have a major hangover, now.
After my book fog with Pull Me Close I was going to go fluffy with Max Monroe but then read all y’alls comments and Maryse’s review and decided to go in and read Hausfrau. SIGHHH I am going to hide under my bed, now. Not even under the covers…under the bed! My mind can’t process all this intensity. I’m going to have to read some straight erotica now or maybe THe Cat in the Hat. LOL. Something COMPLETELY different. Anyway, 2 great books in just a short matter of day…head explode.

Lisa Aiello October 27, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Can I play FLT too???

I thought I would be her nightmare – her terror and darkness.
Quintessentially Q
Squeeeee…I am finally reading the Monsters In the Dark series (can’t believe I waited this long…I can’t barely tear myself away from it and actually do work at work

Jean October 27, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Dory, wasn’t Pull Me Close so great? Max Monroe’s books can definitely get you out of that funk….they are funny and light!

Lisa! I’ve only read the first book and then never finished… so many other series….damn!

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Same here. And I love Pepper’s books. Probably because I can pretend happy after book 1 but 2 is gonna throw that wrench at me.

Maryse October 27, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Tee hee Dory!!!

*slides our furry-stuffed manatee “Manny” to cuddle with you under the bed*

Anne October 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM

I am 70% in Broken Prince and loving it!! This family is f*cked up lol. I am loving Reed’s POV though.

Dory October 27, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Yes!! Jean it was so freaking good. I feel like I’m the only one that’s read it and have no one to talk about it with. Same thing with Hausfrau, not that I even want to talk right now. LOL

So…I’m pretty new here, where can I get a Manny to cuddle with? LOL I may have to go to the Aquarium gift shop and cry into the manatee tank.

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Haven’t read Pull Me Close but I totally understand your Hausfrau hangover!

Amy October 27, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Dory is going to get arrested for trying to hug the manatees in their tanks! *cackles*

“But…but…officer! My friends told me I could snuggle the manatee because I was sad from my book!”

bev October 27, 2016 at 7:10 PM


Don’t do that.

Jean October 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Ha! I love when bev just creeps in like that…..

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Do it! I’m sure they won’t mind. Besides, manatees love cuddling.

bev October 27, 2016 at 7:42 PM

They bite.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Only when you hurt their owner’s feelings. By trying to warn her others away from her books.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 8:19 PM
bev October 27, 2016 at 8:22 PM


Am I the shark?

Maryse is loving and selling that book book for both of you, lol.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 8:27 PM

When I try to hug you. LOL!!

Amy October 27, 2016 at 8:28 PM

That book DESERVES all the love it’s getting!

Amy October 27, 2016 at 8:29 PM

Bev!! I forgot to say it but those “manatea” things are freaking adorable! I want one!!!!

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 8:39 PM

Are you guys talking about Hausfrau??

bev October 27, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Yes. Maryse wrote a review couple days ago. Seen the book mentioned on her fb couple times and people saying that they need to read it now.

bev October 27, 2016 at 8:43 PM

See, my warnings are unheeded.

R. Renee October 27, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Because it’s brilliant, bev. And Maryse is The Book Whisperer.

Cheryl October 27, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Hi everybody- feels like I’ve been sporadic here lately. Hey MichelleS- I have family visiting too, so I can kinda relate. So messes up my reading and commenting here time!

“It’s dark when we arrive at Point of Grace, Berkeley’s grandparents’ vineyard in Stellenbosch, but Paps and Ouma— as we are directed to refer to them— are waiting for us on the front porch of the old colonial farmhouse.” Believe (The Brightside) by Katie Delahanty. Loving this book. I highly recommend all three in this series. The first two follow the same MC’s and this one had different MC’s, but is interrelated.

Cheryl October 27, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Oh and I so want the death club t-shirt!!!

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:04 PM

I think the shirt should have Manny swooning.

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Maryse, whisper to R about WiR.

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Bev. Whisper to Maryse’s about Murder of Crows.

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:15 PM

Tesaa, I’m afraid my whispers have no power.

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:15 PM

But your name is now Tesaa.

Amy October 27, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Tessa. Whisper to Fabi about Court of Thorns and Roses.

bev October 27, 2016 at 9:27 PM
Tessa October 27, 2016 at 10:05 PM

*whispers*Fabi. Court of Thorn and Roses is good.

MichelleS October 27, 2016 at 10:14 PM

I going to give Court of Thorns and Roses a shot. If it’s as good as Throne of Glass then I’ll be happy!

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM

FLT part 2:
‘Every single part of Cyrene Strohm’s body ached.’
The Bound by KA Linde

Yep. On to book 2.

Tessa October 27, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Yeah! You’ll like it MichelleS.

bev October 28, 2016 at 9:09 AM

I know I’ve mentioned liking this show before, but listening to this episode on commute. It is making me smile & laugh. Trying to not be the weirdo laughing to themselves. Plus it is in the season.

Maryse October 28, 2016 at 10:55 AM

I was sleeping… and all of the sudden people were just whispering at me and at each other in my dreams… creepy. ;)

Maryse October 28, 2016 at 11:07 AM

I’m with Lisa and Jean on Rainfall!!!!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee October 28, 2016 at 11:13 AM

I’m really liking it so far, just having a hard time finding time to read!

Maryse October 28, 2016 at 11:15 AM

OMG bev…

I SWEAR YOU ARE THE MOST HILARIOUS friend ever!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


Gah… I wanna make blogpost JUST to highlight that recap.


I love us, you guys!!!! :D

Lisa Aiello October 28, 2016 at 3:09 PM

All I can see if Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark Part 2) has laid me out on the floor. I think I’m almost done with it (I can’t tell cuz I got the box set of 3, and I don’t know for sure where 2 ends and 3 begins), and I am an anxious mess. Good gawd, I love reading!!!

bev October 28, 2016 at 8:42 PM

Maryse, that’s sweet to say, especially when I’m being silly.

Lisa, lol. That’s awesome.

Leslie M October 28, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Lisa, I’ve had Monsters in the Dark on my TBR forever! Ive got to “dust” that series off soon. Although I might be a little scardies since its making you anxious.

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