Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – October 31st 2017

by Maryse on October 31, 2017 · 135 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! Suanne Laqueur’s latest just went LIVE today! A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2)!!! So far I’ve loved everything she has ever written. And I MEAN LOVED!! ➔➔➔

Grey: I’m reading A Charm of Finches… And damn, Suanne Laqueur doesn’t pull any punches, does she? Whew… I need Manny, the blankie fort a d Godiva… Stat!

Jean: Grey, A Charm of Finches was AMAZING!

Nay: A Charm of Finches has me mesmerized, just as I knew it would!

R.S. GREY’S LATEST IS LIVE TOO!! The Fortunate Ones <— SHE BARTENDS AT A COUNTRY CLUB… and she has a crush on HIM. “…He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit. Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too. On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company...”

HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEN MY FRIENDS!!! eekeek BOO!!! ;) I know many of us adults have already been Halloweening over the weekend, and tonight is more for the kids, but that doesn’t mean we’re not getting some awesome treats, anyway. Today’s list is extra loaded in book-treat yumminess (and the bargain finds have a little of everything for all of our reading moods).

<— In fact, here’s one of the BIG HITS OF THE DAY!!! I’m hearing all SORTS of taboo and forbidden in regards to this trilogy, and with this release, it is now complete!!! One of my book-buds warned me, and even offered to give me a spoiler for book #1 to make sure I could handle it. *snort* :P I was SO tempted, just by her reaction alone, but you know me and spoilers I’m ALL FOR jaw-dropping, gasp-worthy shocks and surprises.

Kooloo: Maryse I just finished Book 3 (American King) of Sierra Simone’s New Camelot Trilogy. I had to do a re-read of the first 2 books as I didn’t remember all the juicy scandals and the “holy shit no way’s” and “oh no she didn’t” and WTFs and soooooo glad I did!

The sexy times in this series are SCORCHING! MAN that woman can write! I mean some of those recollection scenes flowed like poetry – you could really feel the lust, fears and vulnerability of the strong, well-defined characters and that gets me every time!

The Trilogy combines both Past & Present, Power & Humility and Love & Sacrifice. It’s a story that should not be missed!

April: I have been waiting for this!! First two were great!

Robyn: (about book #1): One of the best books this year!! Definitely had the feels Maryse! Forbidden, taboo, angsty…..what’s not to love!

Also!! Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds!! ➔ 10 Monday Earlybird Book Releases

P.S. IT’S LIVE!!!! NEW WATERPROOF KINDLE JUST RELEASED TODAY!!! Not a trick but definitely a treat!!!! Reading in my bubble bath… here I come!! ➔ All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 32 GB, Wi-Fi ➔➔➔➔➔

And here’s the 8GB one!! ➔➔➔ All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 8 GB, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers

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


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

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Scandalous by L.J. Shen
  2. In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende
  3. Hopeful by Louise Bay
  4. Misadventures of the First Daughter: Misadventures, Book 5 by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle
  5. Up for the Challenge by Riley Hart & Devon McCormack <— M/M ROMANCE
  6. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave: A Novel by Darynda Jones
  7. The Sea King by C.L. Wilson
  8. Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel by Laura Kaye
  9. Ripples: A Consequences Stand-Alone Novel: Volume 6 by Aleatha Romig


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

  • All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 32 GB, Wi-Fi <— A. WATERPROOF. KINDLE!!!! I haven’t used it yet, but it’s now officially LIVE, I want it SO BADLY, and I have a feeling no matter what, it’ll definitely be a reader recommendation. ;)
  • Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone <— SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! And yeah… I couldn’t help myself. I one-clicked it. *waggles eyebrows* She wants a baby and has her sights set on him… “Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty. And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot…
Linda: Good morning guys!!! Hot Cop and Knocked Up Plan were my weekend reads!!! A theme there right??!! Both were really great reads for me!!!
  • Trust by Kylie Scott <— KYLIE SCOTT SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! I LOVE this author and this book sounds AMAZING!!! She is trying to recover from being held hostage… “After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers...”
Julie O: BTW I finished Trust by Kylie Scott and really liked. More of a mature YA book. Sometimes nice to read those and get away from all the hot and heavy sex scenes all the time. Not saying I don’t like but kind of nice to see it “high school”. Even tho we did all that stuff in high school the nitty gritty is not written down.Would definitely recommend.
  • Sand Omnibus by Hugh Howey <— SALE PRICED!!! HUGH HOWEY DYSTOPIAN ALERT & SyFy is turning it into a show!!! “ Sand is an exploration of lawlessness. Here is a land ignored. Here is a people left to fend for themselves. Adjust your ker and take a last, deep breath before you enter…”
  • TEMPEST RAGING: The Tempest Rock Star Series, books 1-4 by Michelle Mankin <— ROCK STAR SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced! AND!!! The author gives us an awesome “behind the books” tidbit:
Michelle Mankin: “…closing out this series has made me feel really nostalgic. I remembered how you once did a feature on how crazy I am with my research ie taking surf lessons when I wrote my surfer rocker series. I continue that tradition. With Scandalous Beat, the last book in the Tempest Rock Star series, I interviewed a former stripper. And I went to a rock concert with Latino rappers. … I also did a collaboration with a painter that will come out in conjunction with this last book. It will be called “The Music and Art of Black Cat Records’. It will feature my original lyrics and her paintings.”
  • The Bad Ones by Stlo Fantome <— PSYCH-THRILLER/HORROR ALERT?!?!?! I HEAR THIS ONE IS CRAAAAAAAZY & DARK AND OMG!!!! And it’s super-bargain priced today!

Jean: Yep, my head is still spinning from The Bad Ones!

Ela: just need confirmation it’s not “horror” and won’t remind me of The Bad Ones *full body shiver*….eeeep I still can’t get some of those images out of my mind!!!!!

D.G.: Like I said I was in book shock over the Bad Ones… Tessa and Ela – glad it wasn’t just me. Not sure what category to list it in….

Cristina: I finished the Bad Ones Last night. I can see this categorized as a psych/horror book. Definitely dark… like abyss dark. If you want to know what happens when two sociopaths find one another, this is your story. Definitely not my cup of tea, but still a well written story. I like a balance of good/evil in my dark reads. I don’t mind if a book chews me up and spits me out, but at least put me back together! Time to go back to my regularly scheduled contemporary romance programming. After that book, I need some good old fashioned smut. ;-)




  1. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson Series) by Darynda Jones <— DARYNDA JONES ALERT!! “Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave.”
  2. Escape the Sea (Saved by Pirates Book 1) by G. Bailey
  3. Straight to Hell (Hell’s Gate Book 1) by Jane Hinchey
  4. Witchful Thinking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series Book 4) by Kristen Painter
  5. Hard Breaker: A Beauty and Beast Novel (Gargoyles Series) by Christine Warren <— CHRISTINE WARREN ALERT!! “…he joins the fight to save the world – but the losses are mounting up. She thinks only a miracle can save them—but she doesn’t expect the miracle to come in the form of a handsome gargoyle...”
  6. Masked by M Greenhill
  7. Red Moon (Lunar Cycles Book 1) by M G Kalar
  8. Shadow of the Moon: A Fantasy of Love, Murder and Werewolves by Kwen Griffeth
  9. Pernicious Red (When The Wicked Play Book 1) by Natalie Bennett
  10. Spirited Away (Resort Romances Book 4) by Mary Billiter
  11. The Sea King (Weathermages of Mystral Book 2) by C.L. Wilson <— C.L. WILSON ALERT!!!! “Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation...”
  12. Wisteria Wyverns (Wisteria Witches Mysteries Book 5) by Angela Pepper
  13. The Dead Shall Live (The Fury Triad Book 2) by Patricia Burroughs
  14. Daughter of Darkness (Daughter of Magic Book 2) by Teresa Roman
  15. Treaters: Book One of the Divine Conflict. by CJ Rutherford
  16. Unchained: The Discordant Earth Series Book Two by Melony Paradise
  17. White Wolf (Sons of Rome Book 1) by Lauren Gilley <— LAUREN GILLEY ALERT!!! SHE’S BEEN HAVING NIGHTMARES... and then her whole past is revealed to her… “…The world’s immortal population has been living quietly, secretly, hiding from the wars of men, hoping the past can stay buried. But what happens on the Eastern Front in the winter of 1942 will change everything. In 2017, Trina is about to come face-to-face with her own past in a way she never thought possible. It turns out monsters are real – and they might be the only hope for survival.
  18. 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Twelve by Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright, Lorelei James, Lara Adrian, Nazarea Andrews, Megan Erickson <— “Six Dark Tales. Six Sensual Stories. Six Page Turners.”
  19. Savage Hearts: A Paranormal Romance Anthology
  20. Booke of the Hidden by Jeri Westerson
  21. Midnight Rain by Kate Aeon
  22. Blood: Under the Skin Book 1 by K.B. Ladnier
  23. Deep Within The Stone (The Superstition Series Book 2) by Teresa Reasor
  24. Council of Souls (Fated Eternals Book 2) by Jen Printy
  25. Hunted by Libby Sinclair
  26. Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake <— KERI LAKE’S LATEST DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE ALERT!!! “…after the second bomb hit, unearthing a deadly contagion that divided the population into the pure, the infected, and the Ragers. Many recount the moment we rose up from the ashes and started anew. Others tell of the day we built a wall to keep them out. For some, they’re nothing more than the vestiges left behind—a simple name carved into the knotty bark of a Juniper tree. My story begins with a boy. A mute, from the other side of the wall, known only as Six, who touched my heart in ways that words never could…”
  27. Song of Smoke and Fire (Song of Dragonfire Book 1) by Megan Linski
  28. Banishing (Silent Cove Book 3) by Jax Jillian
  29. Torture (Angels & Demons Book 2) by Megan Linski
  30. Scorched: Thirteen dragon shifter paranormal romance standalones



  1. American King (New Camelot Book 3) by Sierra Simone <— TABOO & FORBIDDEN TRILOGY CONCLUSION (I want to devour all of these at once, and now I can). I have been WARNED big time, that this one delves into OMG NO WAY territory, and I can’t tell if that titillates me, or scares me. I’m thinking both. By the way, here’s the reading order.
  2. Adam (7 Brides for 7 Soldiers Book 2) by Roxanne St. Claire
  3. Dirty Little Secrets: Romantic Suspense Series (Dirty Deeds Book 2) by AJ Nuest
  4. Proposal for Love (Jenkins & Sons Construction Book 2) by Sharon C. Cooper
  5. Three Last First Dates: A romantic comedy of love, friendship and even more cake (Cozy Cottage Cafe Book 3) by Kate O’Keeffe
  6. Protector’s Claim by Airicka Phoenix
  7. Dirty Secrets by Rachel Rae and My’Kale King
  8. Miss Fix-It by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART’S LATEST!!! SHE’S A HANDYWOMAN & HE’S THE SINGLE DAD THAT JUST MOVED INTO TOWN… “...I’ve proven over and over that I’m ready for anything the judgmental asses throw at me. Except the hot, single dad of twins who just moved to town. Brantley Cooper gets the shock of his life when I show up on his doorstep to fix up his kids’ new rooms. His son is confused why ‘the pretty lady has a drill,’ and his daughter has a new obsession—me…”
  9. Wilde in Love: The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James
  10. Wrangler’s Challenge (Wind River Series Book 4) by Lindsay McKenna
  11. Love in Dublin (The McKinnon Brothers Book 4) by Jennifer Gracen
  12. Touch of Red (Tracers Book 12) by Laura Griffin
  13. Mr. & Mrs. (The Mister Series Book 6) by J.A. Huss <— J.A. HUSS ALERT!!!! The author says: “If you loved Happily Ever After, you can’t miss this one either. It’s the delicious cherry on top of the most perfect dessert and all your favorite characters will be back for one… final… swoon-worthy story.”
  14. Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice Novella Book 1) by Melinda Leigh
  15. Romance Under the Mistletoe: A Collection of Christmas Tales
  16. Don’t Want To Lose You (Being Yours Novella Series Book 3) by Dawn Martens
  17. The Blessing of Queen by Esjay C. Moore
  18. Let Her Go by Briana Pacheco
  19. HARD TO RESIST Scarlet Bay Book 2: Sexy New Zealand beach holiday romance (Scarlet Bay Romance) by Kris Pearson
  20. Ripples: A Consequences Standalone Novel by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG ALERT!!! MORE TONY…ish. ;) She says: “You don’t have to read the Consequences series to enjoy this stand-alone novel, but if you know Tony Rawlings, you know that disappointing him isn’t an option. Imagine being his youngest daughter…imagine telling him the unimaginable...” And my book buds are SO EXCITED!! Adele: “The Consequences series still makes me shiver when I think back on it. Crazy insane books, but in the very best way!” and Sherri: “LOVE ALL her books! So excited for this one”
  21. Fighting for a Chance (Knights of Sin MC) by Erin Trejo
  22. Over My Wed Body (Bride, Texas Series Book 5) by Veronica Blade
  23. Full of It (Roses Awry Book 1) by Kiernan Máire
  24. Making the Break: MC Biker Romance (Beating the Biker Series Book 2) by Lexy Timms
  25. Lovers Like Us (Like Us Series Book 2) (Billionaires & Bodyguards) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie <— KRISTA RITCHIE & BECCA RITCHIE M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!! Series must be read in order. “Keep your relationship secret from the public.”
  26. Shattered Pieces (Heathens Ink Book 4) by by K.M. Neuhold <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  27. Reservations by Kindle Alexander <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  28. Hard Rock Heat: A Rock Star Romance (Darkest Days Book 5) by Athena Wright
  29. Ghost of a Feeling by Celestine Trinidad
  30. Fired (Worked Up Book 1) by Cora Brent
  31. The Inn at Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman
  32. The Road Home by Margaret Way
  33. Miles Apart (A Family Bound Book 2) by Emme Gene
  34. Inked Memories (Montgomery Ink Book 8) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— CARRIE ANN RYAN’S LATEST!!! HE’S INTO HIS TWIN’S EX... “...the one person he seems to find chemistry with is not only his twin’s ex, she also works for Montgomery Inc. But when the two find themselves in one compromising situation after another, Wes realizes he’s having second thoughts about the dynamic woman who’s burst her way into his life…
  35. The Uneven Score by Carla Neggers
  36. Hardheaded (Deep in the Heart Book 1) by Kim Law
  37. Snake (No Prisoners MC Book 5) by Lilly Atlas <— HIS CLUB BEAT HIM & LEFT HIM FOR DEAD, AND SHE HELPS HIM… “...Physical Therapist, Amanda, thinks she’s seen it all. Then, she meets Nick, a broken man who has sustained the most severe beating she’s ever encountered. Surly, brooding, and angry, he should be a nightmare patient. But under the rough exterior lies a man determined to overcome his devastating injuries, a quality Amanda can’t help but be drawn to...”
  38. Cupidity by Lucinda Lamont
  39. Ride Wild: A Raven Riders Novel by Laura Kaye <— LAURA KAYE ALERT!!! HE’S GRIEVING FOR HIS WIFE… “...Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...”
  40. Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside: A Twilight, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde
  41. Binary by Sarah Cole
  42. The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas) by Donna Grant
  43. Beautiful Evil Collection: Monster to Master by B.B. Blaque <— SOUNDS DARK AND GOOD!!! HE’S the anti-hero… “…I have control over the monster I once was, but make no mistake, he’s still roaring deep within. I’ve just found ways to have my cake and beat it too. I’ve broken alot of women . . . I have no apologies for my thirst. Over time I’ve learned to find better ways, but the road was flooded with tears. Be prepared to hate to love me . . . they always do...”
  44. Lightweight by Kirsty McManus
  45. The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses) by Janna MacGregor
  46. If She Only Knew by J.S. Andersen
  47. In the Midst of Winter: A Novel by Isabel Allende <— UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORY ALERT!!!! “…an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help…”
  48. The Mark of Cain: The Cain Trilogy: Book 1 by JP Barry
  49. Mistletoe Magic by Fern Michaels
  50. Mr. Party: A Contemporary Inspirational Romance (Shine Book 4) by Trisha Grace
  51. The Marriage Contract (Motor City Romance Book 1) by Danie Ford
  52. Late in the Day (The Vault Book 2) by Mary Calmes
  53. Blocked: A Breakaway Novel by L.P. Dover <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! “…I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one player who gets the best of me on the ice. When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the puck bunnies I usually go for...”
  54. Beginner’s Luck (Chance of a Lifetime) by Kate Clayborn
  55. Helpless (Wyverton Series) by Laura Amado
  56. Even If It Kills Her: A Bailey Weggins Mystery by Kate White
  57. I Knocked Him Out (Love at First Crime Book 2) by Jessica Frances
  58. Shattered Memories (The Mirror Sisters Series Book 3) by V.C. Andrews
  59. Ready for Wild (The Grand Valley Series Book 3) by Liora Blake
  60. Totally His (Opposites Attract) by Erin Nicholas
  61. Back in the Game (Champion Valley) by Erin Kern


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Grey October 31, 2017 at 5:23 AM

*first* woohoo throws… Candy! Ha! Happy Halloween!

Maryse October 31, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Oooooooh!! Candy!!

*eats all the candy. :)

Okay… time for my magnificent coffee!!

Happy Halloween Grey!!!! Sorry but you’re gonna have to throw more. ;)

D.G. October 31, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Happy Halloween my peeps!!! *throws pumpkin spice flavored Keurig coffee pods* feeling like a twisted dark angsty read kinda day!

Nay October 31, 2017 at 6:47 AM

Happy Halloween!!!

Lisa Aiello October 31, 2017 at 7:08 AM

Happy Halloween all! Hope your day is filled with treats!

Ela October 31, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!! *throws pumpkin sloppy joes at everyone* oops ….that’s a bit messy huhhhh???? anyway……

Maryse October 31, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Eh… I’ll eat ‘em, Ela. ;)

Grey October 31, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Snowing… Oy

bev October 31, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Grey, you have snow???? Jealous.

25% into my book. Reading slow but reading.

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Happy Halloween!! Everything else has been thrown… except *throws Halloween socks and shirts* Things to wear today! I’ve got mine. A shirt that’s black and orange that says Trick or Treat and socks that are orange and white that has a pumpkin on them. :)

Pumpkin sloppy joe? Okay. I’d try it. :) I’m all situated with my pumpkin spice coffee. :D

Everyone who’s been reading the Charlie Davidson books, go read this one! It’s the second to last and it totally set up for the last book. :) And well, STUFFS! Lots of awesome STUFFS!

I started Sea King last night and :D :D :D :D :D I’m absolutely loving it.

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM

I’m jealous of Grey getting snow too!

Ela October 31, 2017 at 9:48 AM

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need a YA fiction book I read for the GR choice awards!

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Didn’t you read Court of Wing and Ruin?

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 10:22 AM

I had to choose between Vicious and Dirty, Filthy, Rich Men! That’s a hard choice!

Kooloo October 31, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Happy Sexy Vamp Day!!!

You are all my invited to my party!!!

Ela October 31, 2017 at 11:06 AM


Ela October 31, 2017 at 11:14 AM

Oh fleck..why the heck not!

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 11:27 AM

LOL Right? But it’s listed as YA. Maybe someone in the publishing company didn’t actually read it and just saw who the author was? Who knows. lol But yes, it’s listed everywhere as YA. That is the HOTTEST YA series I’ve ever read.

Maryse October 31, 2017 at 11:47 AM

We’re all supposed to be buddy-reading with bev!!! It’s a YA book (scary!!), Ela. :)

Amy October 31, 2017 at 1:25 PM


*tosses pumpkin confetti and candy around*

Happy Halloween everyone!!

I started to read our BR book but then dozed off during the second page (not the book’s fault) but I’m sitting outside and reading it tonight while I hand out candy for the kids and candy corn shots for the grownups.

Now to go look at the goodies up there…

D.G. October 31, 2017 at 3:26 PM

*plans on stopping by Amy’s for a candy corn shot*

Jean October 31, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Happy Halloween!

Just have to say, I just read Juniper Unraveling and loved it!

Tessa, I couldn’t decide between Vicious and The Gravity of Us for the Romance category! But i did pick Court for YA Fantasy. Some of these books I’ve never heard of or read yet.

Amy, I want a shot! (Also, go check out our Pick for me challenge on GR….i got you!)

Jean October 31, 2017 at 3:58 PM

I just have to mention and recommend Girl Crush by Stephie Walls again. If you are looking for something funny. I know Maryse and Amy will love all the references to Opi nail polish!!!

Tasha J October 31, 2017 at 4:45 PM
R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 4:46 PM

I saw that this morning! I can’t wait!

Maryse October 31, 2017 at 5:39 PM

OH YEAH!!!! I’ve been seeing that one pop up on my Facebook feed Jean!! I’m going to make your recommendation a Friday find. :D

Maryse October 31, 2017 at 5:40 PM


bev October 31, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Tasha! I love it. Love it.

R, was it you who liked Glen Hansard? He just came on…Wedding Ring.

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 6:37 PM

I LOVE Glen Hansard!! Awww perfect song for my anniversary! <3 Well at least the title is, lol!

bev October 31, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Your husband doesn’t hear a wildcat growl when he hugs you?

Bird Box and The Sun is Also a Star are both on sale.

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 7:09 PM

Oooh I wanted Bird Box! I wonder if I got that one already.

bev October 31, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Happy Anniversary!

You got married on Halloween?

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 7:12 PM

I did! At the Excalibur in Vegas. I posted a pic on my FB this morning and it disappeared so I just posted it again. IDK if it will let me link it.

bev October 31, 2017 at 7:22 PM

Wants me to sign in and I do not have one. Sounds fun… many years?

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 7:32 PM

I figured. I temporarily put it on my website. 16 years. Foreverago.

bev October 31, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Great pictures.

Beautiful bride.

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 7:56 PM

Aww thank you!! But seriously. Can we talk about that gold eye shadow? My maid of honor totally failed me!

Amy October 31, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Happy Anniversary, R!!

(We got married in Vegas as well ;) )

And Bird Box was REALLY good!

Amy October 31, 2017 at 8:09 PM

*passes out candy corn shots to everyone*

OPI references in Girl Crush? CLICK!!

*runs to check out pick-for-me*

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 8:13 PM

Thanks! Vegas was the place! But it was right after 9/11 so it was a little quiet that year.

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 9:08 PM

Amy, Emma Scott credits me with her LP obsession, but really, it’s your fault. So (with her permission,) I just messaged you on GR pics of her Halloween costume.

Nay October 31, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Happy Anniversary, Robin!!

Kooloo October 31, 2017 at 9:36 PM

To Robin…

R. Renee October 31, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Thank you guys! OMG Kooloo! That was hysterical! :lol:

Tessa October 31, 2017 at 10:13 PM

Well Hung by Lauren Blakeley is only 99 cents right now. :)

Jan October 31, 2017 at 11:35 PM

Oh my goodiness Maryse. Another MIGHTY list! *makes belated grab at candy*

I read Hugh Howey’s Wool a few years ago and it was really good. Could be a good TV show if done well. Post apocalypse. No zombies though. LOL.

I’m currently 1/4 into Lauren Gilley’s White Wolf and I’m officially hooked. Really liking it! Vampires, werewolves…… action…. adventure…. woo hoo!

Other new books pushing their way up my tbr are:
Two Kinds Of Truth by Michael Connelly. The new Harry Bosch book, a series of books I’ve followed and enjoyed for yonks.
A Daring Arrangement by Joanna Shupe. A HR set in New York during the Gilded Age (1890s). I really liked her book Magnate and hope this is as good. I’m surrounded by wonderful reads! And I’m on holiday! Yay!! *eats some more candy*

Oh, and I loved Suanne Laqueur’s new one, A Charm Of Finches which I was lucky enough to read as an ARC. It’s a terrific book!

Jan October 31, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Oh, and happy anniversary R. Congrats. Halloween wedding. Nice. I got married the day before mother’s day so had trouble getting flowers for my wedding cos the florists were all frantic over mother’s day. It was (ahem) quite a few years ago now…….. and we’re still happily together :D

bev November 1, 2017 at 8:41 AM

So I’m reading slowly, but reading.

Side eyes some people.

Leslie M November 1, 2017 at 8:41 AM

R, Hope you had a nice anniversary! I was out of commission yesterday as I was up all night monday with a puking kid.

This list is awesome. I am starting American Queen now that American King is out. Can’t wait to tackle this series!!

I hate the Miss Fix-it cover, but still want to read it. I also want to read Ripples and Lovers Like Us (this is spin off from my ALL TIME fave Addicted/Calloway Sisters series).

R. Renee November 1, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Thanks guys and I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! The hubs was sick so I drank wine and wrote! (I was pretty happy with that actually) LOL.

And yay!! A Charm of Finches is LIVE today!

Kooloo November 1, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Leslie I KNOW RIGHT! What is up with that cover?!? I’m reading the book now and lurv it but it’s Emma Hart so big surprise there xoxo

R. Renee November 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

More awesome book world news today! There’s a new reader platform called Book+Main Bites launching November 8th where romance readers can follow their fave authors and find new books! Think Goodreads, but swoonier! Here’s the link to pre-register if you want to check it out:

bev November 1, 2017 at 9:42 AM

I feel like I’m really grumpy right now.
Need to think about puppies, lol.

Kooloo November 1, 2017 at 9:50 AM

OMG Bev!!!! That’s too freaking cute lol

Tessa November 1, 2017 at 10:08 AM

It’s a fluff ball! That one is super cute.

Kooloo November 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM

ELAbell and I are BR’ing HIDEAWAY if anyone wants to join!
It was my Pick4Me this month (well one of them lol) THNKS GREY

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 10:46 AM

It’s November 1st!! I can’t wait for xmas this year and I normally am not into xmas decorating and what not at all. Halloween is usually more my fave holiday and this year, I just wanted it to be over. Bev, I was excited reading about the movie, which sounds like it’s going to be really good, and I’ve not even read the book yet.
Happy belated anniversary R! Your pics are beautiful!! Bev, that dog reminds me of my Dad’s Pomeranian back when she was a puppy, she’s gone now, but she was not a sweetheart so when I see poofy little dogs like that, I think of viscous, yappy little turds. Lol
Ok, so I have news and I can’t wait to share…I just got the call that the baby we’re expecting will be another little boy!! I’ve never done chromosomal testing before either, bc I had previously thought it to be invasive, not accurate enough, and only to cause stress. But, I did it this time, by blood and it all came back negative and I’m so relieved! My daughter won’t be happy, she wanted a sister, but I’m not too surprised. I’ve been putting all boy things in my lists on Etsy and boy names have been dominating my lists. Last one, so sadly my girl names will never get used. :( This is a big part of why I can’t focus on reading right now, I’m so tired, but that’s waning, and soon I’ll be ready to jump back in. I’ll need to as much as I can, bc when he comes, I’ll have no time or energy at all. Lol

Leslie M November 1, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Congrats Tasha!!! That is very exciting news.

Tessa November 1, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Congrats Tasha! That’s wonderful. Also, isn’t it nice to know all will be well with the little chromosomes? My niece had that with her son due to the rampant issues genetically on our side of the family, and it made her whole pregnancy so much better not having to worry.

R. Renee November 1, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Wow Tasha!! CONGRATS!!! <3

Amy November 1, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Congratulations Tasha!! :D

Awwwww, bev is grumpy. :( Where is your grumpy puppy profile pic? AND…I am still reading our BR book. I’ll have you know I dug out my seldom-used egg timer and threw that thing out. Egg timers are scary now. :?

Amy November 1, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Thanks, R! I’m heading over to GR next so I’ll check out the pic next.

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Thank you everyone! I’m going to try really hard to keep it all a secret until the next ultrasound I think. I want to make sure everything is good with the heart, organs, and all that. And I’m going to decide for sure on the name by then. Bc with the last 2, I was constantly changing my mind and always waited until the day we left the hospital to make up my mind. I don’t want that stress this time. Lol. Both of my nieces are due with babes around the same time I am. It’ll make holidays and get togethers more fun, since there aren’t any kids my kids ages on that side. It does make me feel super old though, even though I’m really not. Haha
And yes, Tessa, huge relief!! We also have retardation among other genetic issues in my family and it’s a big stress for everyone carrying, wondering what will be. Of course, we would love him anyway, but a relief none the less.

Jean November 1, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Congrats Tasha!

Kooloo November 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Whoot Whoot Baby Mamma :)
I say we start a Baby Name Competition and get Maryse to pick the winner!!!!!!

R. Renee November 1, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Maryse votes for Travis Maddox! Actually, that’s a pretty good name!

Darian’s also a killer name… ;)

Ela November 1, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Congrats Tasha

bev November 1, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Tasha, Congratulations!!

I had a Pom bit she was lovely. I love names…im a dork. So I like reading these…you should write in….

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Hahaha. I’m not naming him Travis. Though Maddox was briefly considered for my last one. I really wanted Adam for him, but no one else liked it. And I really liked Theo for a while and then the chipmunk and Huxtable jokes came. I said Beckett, and they said Becky. I almost went with Macon, but I couldn’t get Macon Bacon outta my head. Lol. So this time, I’m not telling any of my family or friends anything. Everyone’s always got an opinion and if it’s decided and announced before hand, no one will say anything. But for fun here, I’m willing to here your suggestions! I love brainstorming names.

bev November 1, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Amy…you mean the look I was giving you and Maryse

However…im liking it but not as invested as I’d hoped to be. But is that me and my slump? ?

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 3:02 PM

*Hear. Darian makes me think of Darius Rucker btw. Haha

R. Renee November 1, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Hopefully not for long! Darius. Oh lawd! :D

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 3:07 PM

That grumpy puppy reminds me of Gizmo from The Gremlins!

Amy November 1, 2017 at 3:13 PM

“I had a Pom bit”

I swear when I first read that I thought it said “Porn bit”…I was all, “bev! You naughty little thing you.” *snort*

Yeah, I’m liking it but not loving it. Maybe mix it up with another read?

bev November 1, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Yes I’m grumpy from having to take up porn on the side.

Jean November 1, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Haha! I thought it said “porn” too!!

Cheer up bev!!!

Amy November 1, 2017 at 3:52 PM



Jan November 1, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Hey. Congrats Tasha. Wonderful news!

Leslie M November 1, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Alright Bev, spill it! What’s your porn name??

Nay November 1, 2017 at 5:48 PM

HAPPY NATIONAL AUTHOR’S DAY to all our authors!!!

Congrats, Tasha! As a mother of 3 boys, I can tell you that that’s awesome!!

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Thank you!! I’m very excited! And so relieved too, knowing this is the final babe. We’ve wanted this for so long, it takes us a long time to conceive, that it’s just a huge weight off my shoulders. Omg my toddler’s coming up with all kinds of new ways to act out though. I swear, he can’t understand it yet, but he can feel the change. Anyway, I’ve been about 95% sure on the name Jasper. And now I’ve run across Brody. And I’m rolling it around in my head….My previous list had the name Abram. What do you guys think? Tell me what you really think, even if you hate the names! Lol

bev November 1, 2017 at 8:12 PM

I’m at 40%. So, I’m definitely finishing. I like the characters just think she needs to work on her suspense pacing…if that makes sense.
I really liked, loved one, of her three YA romances. I felt like I was in Paris in two of them. Also, i enjoy that maybe her H and h are not the typical looking leads. But you totally feel the attraction they have towards each other. The way she describes Ollie (Love that name btw) not the usual but totally believe the h’s attraction to him.

bev November 1, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Tasha, which one goes with his siblings names?

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 8:21 PM

I dk..I’m playing with that too. I feel like they all kind of do. I have an Alana (pronounced Uh-lah-nuh) and Mason *My nephew is named Ollie!

Tessa November 1, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Well, Jasper could be a Twilight character, which might not be bad, or the dog from Family Guy. I like Brody and Abram. :)

Leslie M November 1, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Of course I like Jasper (Twilight, duh!) but I really like Brody. Abram is a good one too.

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 8:53 PM

Lol, so helpful! I don’t watch Family Guy, so that doesn’t ruin it for me, thankfully. And I did happen to think of Twilight after I thought of the name. But, I liked Jasper so it’s ok. And, most people won’t connect the two, probably. When I brought it up to hubby, trying to sell it, I’m like ‘ok, picture a guy in the 1930s, with a cigar, very dapper, (while googling 1940s pics) oh! Never mind, that’s the Great Depression, picture a guy in the 1920s….lol’

bev November 1, 2017 at 9:06 PM

It did not ring a Twilight bell for me.
I think Jasper and Abram have the old so new again feel. I lean towards them. Yes, a little boy with a news boy cap.
Someone wrote in about Jasper. And one of my favorite and first hero crushes names.

Tasha J November 1, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Lol, that aritcle was great, Bev. Her bit about Barnaby made me laugh. I didn’t really like any of the other names listed there so hopefully I can keep my list small. And the newsboy cap is perfect!

Kooloo November 1, 2017 at 9:51 PM

I really like Jasper too!!!
Kids will shorten it to Jass or Jaz or even Jax
Which are all cool beans me thinks

Maryse November 2, 2017 at 8:28 AM

YAY TASHA!!!!!!! That is awesome news!!!!! :D *gentle squeeeeezy hug*

Grey November 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM

We are having a blog baby?!? *throws blue confetti*

Grey November 2, 2017 at 8:53 AM

We are gonna have to tone down the drinking… *or at least make sure to drink Tasha’s share quickly*

so exciting! Congratulations!!

First line Thursday… To be honest… I don’t have one! For the first time in a LONG time. Haha! I finished a beta read last night. No ARCs… I’m taking November for me. at least this week, haha!

bev November 2, 2017 at 8:54 AM

Gah. I just want to yell, “Get out of the house. Run. “

bev November 2, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Name 3 heroes quick. Whatever the name.

1. Sebastian
2. Tate

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 8:57 AM

*raises hand* I volunteer as tribute to drink all of Tasha’s drinks for her. Safety first.

Grey November 2, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Jared. Max. Will.

Tessa November 2, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Wait, are those your heroes? Book heroes or comic book heroes? The first ones that came to my mind were

1. Remy
2. Xavier
3. Bruce

Yep, I went right to comic books. Remy LeBeau is swoon-worthy enough to be in any romance novel.

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM

FLT “There are two things I repeat to myself each and every time I walk through the front door of Aubrey’s house. No and no!” Marley Jacobs, Goodnight, Nic

I just finished My Soul to Keep and I’m about to finish Sempre but I’m not in the mood to keep going with either sequel right now. And I legit just reorganized my GR shelf by page number because it’s November and I’m 10 books behind. Don’t judge me.

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 9:06 AM

I’m going with book heroes because I know no other kind…

1. Erik
2. Cory
3. Africa Jack

bev November 2, 2017 at 9:25 AM

I want Tasha to very seriously take all these names to her husband as if she just brain stormed them.
Yes, even Africa Jack ??

She could be like, you know how I’ve always wanted to visit Africa…

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Africa Jack is a great boy’s name!

Tessa November 2, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Raine settled deeper into the upholstered armchair and opened her book.
A Meddle of Wizards by Alexandra Rushe

Africa Jack? :D Oh… so many 12-year-old jokes involving the name Jack.

Jean November 2, 2017 at 9:34 AM

1. Thor
2. Thor
3. Thor


Tessa November 2, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Amy, Paula wants her book!

Jean, lol Remy is sexier than Thor. :P Alright, not the actors because Chris Hemsworth, but the character… *swoons over Remy*

Jean November 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Tessa, just googled Remy LeBeau……um yeah! Yummy! Add him to my list!

Jean November 2, 2017 at 10:10 AM

FLT: Rain was like night. (Hideaway, Penelope Douglas)

Loving it, just haven’t had a lot of reading time this week!

Tessa November 2, 2017 at 11:15 AM

:) My favorite superhero character is Rogue from X-men. Remy, aka Gambit, is her true love. It’s pretty angsty and romantic. She constantly resisted him because to touch her is to be killed. He just didn’t care and was arrogant and mischievous, and constantly annoyed her until she fell in love with him. Their first kiss was her thinking they were about to die, so she turned to him, put her gloved hand on his mouth, and kissed where his mouth would be. *sighs happily* Even my comic preferences are romantic.

Jean November 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Awww Tessa, I LOVE THAT!

Tessa November 2, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Rogue is also such a tragic figure. Her first kiss with a boy named Cody was emotional enough to call her powers into being. So she ended up absorbing all his psyche (basically soul) and putting him in a permanent coma. So she feels cursed to never touch a human being. Extreme power with an extreme emotional burden.

It’s Nov 2nd, so the favorite book of the month time! Mine is Hideaway by Penelope Douglas. I read so many good books this month, but that book is my catnip.

Kooloo November 2, 2017 at 12:35 PM


Tessa November 2, 2017 at 2:18 PM

oooh, Make that Smallville’s version of Lex and he was my favorite in the series. :)

Jean November 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM

I read a lot of great books in October, but I think the last 3 were the best:

Juniper Unravelling
Forever Right Now
Sweetest Heartbreak

Tessa, I’m still reading Hideaway but that surely would have been the best!

bev November 2, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Did you all see this….sounds good. What doesn’t? I did not read a book last month.é-confirmed-to-star-in-live-action-version-the-lion-king/48317

Tessa November 2, 2017 at 3:43 PM

How weird would it be to hear Mufasa’s voice in a movie as anything other than James Earl Jones? That was a necessity!

Maryse November 2, 2017 at 5:52 PM


Do you know the answer to this reader question?

Another reader guessed a book that YOU LOVE!!! SO maybe you agree?

Nay November 2, 2017 at 6:06 PM

That HAS to be it! I’m reading it (kinda) right now. I’ve put it down for a bit.


“He won’t be here.”
Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 6:28 PM

I just typed “The End” (AKA–> To be continued…). Grey, I need glitter! Amy, I need something sparkly and fizzy! *faints*

bev November 2, 2017 at 6:32 PM



R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 6:36 PM

LOL! I don’t consider it a CH at all. It ends in a good place, and I made it semi obvious what’s coming. It’s definitely not an “OMG what’s going to happen??” ending.

Leslie M November 2, 2017 at 6:52 PM


Leslie M November 2, 2017 at 6:53 PM

*lights up sky with fireworks*

Yay! R. finished her book!!! :)

Leslie M November 2, 2017 at 6:57 PM


I was cursed by a wizard when I was seven years old.

American Queen by Sierra Simone

This is NOT fantasy genre, despite the “wizard” ref. It’s actually quite *ahem* saucey.

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 6:59 PM

Leslie! I was thinking of pushing the one I FLT this morning for that one…

Leslie M November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Best read in October

Forever Right Now (actually my fave of the year)


Both were emotional and beautiful romances.

Leslie M November 2, 2017 at 7:04 PM

R, you were gonna read American Queen? Has Erica Lynn turned you on to erotica now? You dirty girl! ;)

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM

I’m going in open minded!! Actually Emma did. Not erotica, just this book.

Amy November 2, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Oh man, I never made it over to GR…I’m a bad pick-for-me friend. :?

Maryse…I’ll check out the question right now!

Amy November 2, 2017 at 10:12 PM

Sparkling lemon drop martinis all around for R!!

Congrats! :D

R. Renee November 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM

Thanks Amy! Woo hoo! Martinis!!

Grey November 3, 2017 at 5:02 AM

R!!! *All of the glitter* sooo excited!! I am so per excited for you!!* pulls R into a hug and dances like a wild mosh pit of college drunk girls*

R. Renee November 3, 2017 at 7:08 AM

*dances in drunken glitter frenzy!* I’m so excited! I actually got a handful of beta requests overnight! So did not expect that! :D

Jean November 3, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Congrats R! So exciting!

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 10:35 AM

*hugs* R!!!!

YAY R!!!!!!!!

*twirls in the glitter*

R. Renee November 3, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Thanks guys!

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