Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – October 4th 2016

by Maryse on October 4, 2016 · 180 comments

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THE LATEST BIG NEW RELEASE LIST is ready and OMG it is HUGE. 100+ books, plenty of our favorite authors just went live, plus more that are new to me (or us) that have me intrigued.

Like: Crosstalk (I went crazy for a “sci-fi-ish romance movie a year ago – Timer - and the blurb of this one sorta reminds me of it, but maybe even more angsty!!! Couples can have a surgery that will allow them to connect even MORE with their partner, except that SHE connects with someone else altogether… YIKES!!! I WILL READ THIS NOW!!!), Rock Hard (entire ROCK STAR series released as a bundle and it’s rocketing up the Amazon charts), Two by Two (Nicholas Sparks LOVES to tear our hearts out, with twists that we don’t even see coming, and this one sounds right up my romance-anxiety alley. He’s got the perfect life, the perfect wife, until he finds himself a single father and a baffling new reality… sure, it sounds like we *might* have an idea of how this one will go, but this author tends to surprise me, which I LOVE!!), Travesty (new-to-me for sure, but she wakes up with no memory, chained in a basement, and has to trust a stranger to help her), The Bachelor Auction (modern day Cinderella story, but he’s no Prince Charming)… and Down Shift (strangers that need time away – one escaping his fame, one escaping her abuse, and they find themselves in the same place).

Yep… the choices are plentiful and SO promising!!! Which one to choose…. which… one… to… choose….? ;)

P.S. Review coming shortly of my latest psych-thriller read!!!

AND!!! Don’t miss yesterday’s earlybird book releases, ’cause there were 16 of ‘em, and quite a few by our favorite authors (like Emily Snow, L.H. Cosway, and Courtney Cole just to name a few) ➔ Look what I found!! Fifteen Monday Earlybird Book Releases…

More to follow. ;) Including my own “highlights” list.


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 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. Beautiful: The Beautiful Series, Book 10 by Christina Lauren
  2. Drantos by Laurann Dohner
  3. Kraven by Laurann Dohner
  4. Down Shift: Driven Series, Book 9 by K. Bromberg
  5. Follow Me by Tiffany Snow
  6. Crosstalk by Connie Willis
  7. Sweetest Taboo: Dirtiest, Book 3 by J. Kenner
  8. Ghost: Boston Underworld, Book 3 by A. Zavarelli
  9. Darkest Journey: Krewe of Hunters, Book 20 by Heather Graham
  10. Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
  11. Four Letter Word by J. Daniels
  12. Unbreak My Heart: Rough Riders Legacy Series, Book 1 by Lorelei James
  13. Your Forever Love: Bennett Family Series, Book 3 by Layla Hagen
  14. Challenged: Vipers Creed MC Series, Book 1 by Ryan Michele
  15. Deadly Silence: Blood Brothers, Book 1 by Rebecca Zanetti
  16. Sweet Home by Tillie Cole
  17. Chaos Bound: Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club Series, Book 4 by Sarah Castille


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!):

  • Bang Gang by Jade West <— SHE FINDS OUT HER EX (& FATHER OF HER TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS) IS AN ESCORT ALERT! This recent release is super-bargain priced, and I loved the blurb! “Darren Trent – my teenage sweetheart and father to my two young girls – is not just putting himself up for sale.. Oh no. Darren Trent offers his escort services alongside four of his mechanic friends – all of them at the same time. Five hot, sweaty mechanics at your service. They call themselves the Bang Gang… you can imagine. In a village our size I should keep my head down and hope the scandal blows over before the girls or my poor old Nanna catch wind of it. Only it’s not blowing over…”
  • Rock Hard: The Power Station Boxed Set by T Gephart <— The WHOLE ROCK STAR SERIES bundled at a super-bargain priced right now!!
  • Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changelings, Book 1) (Psy/Changeling Series) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!! For those that have been dying to try our her paranormal romance series that everyone is crazy for, book #1 is super bargain priced today!!!

Rebecca: These are part shifter, but also have that wonderful sense of story/science/suspense, with really great sexy!

Ron: Psy-Changeling is fantastic in audio. The reader, female, makes all the right voices. When I say that, I mean you always know who’s talking. Through all 13 books, all 13 couples (and secondary cast) have a distinctive voice, tone, cadence. It’s perfect!

Jeannie: Slave to Sensation was so good, I couldn’t put it down. Nalini Singh can definitely write some amazing romance!

  • Red Hot Romantic Suspense (16 Heart-Pounding Romance Page-Turners by Best-Selling Authors about Alpha Males, Billionaires, Royals, Motorcycle Clubs, Mafia Men, Spies, and More!) by Jo Raven, Beverly Preston, Meli Raine, Lacey Silks, Blair Babylon,Olivia Rigal, Ava Catori, JC Andrijeski, Sarah M. Cradit, Daizie Draper,Olivia Hardin, Felicia Tatum, Alison Foster, Violet Vaughn, Annie Winters, Gina Robinson, Natasha Boyd <— SOME OF OUR FAVORITE AUTHORS have their story in here!!! Plus now there’s more of ‘em to discover! The whole bundle is super-bargain priced!
  • Jezebel Boxed Set (Jezebel, Lying in Wait, Aftermath): A Gripping Psychological Thriller with New Bonus Content by K. Larsen <— ONE OF MY FAVORITE PSYCH-THRILLER STORIES of 2015!!!! And always. ;) The author just released this bundle!! “A gripping psychological thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night. Lying in Wait is the companion novella to Jezebel that covers the ‘missing’ years and Aftermath is a short story never before published…” (here’s my review of book #1)
  • Her Dirty Professor by Penny Wylder <— POSSIBLE PORN STAR TURNED PROFESSOR ALERT! And she’s dared to find out if it’s really him… “It was the stupidest dare I’d ever taken in my life. I wish I could blame alcohol—I wish I could blame anything but my own damn curiosity. But when everyone kept saying that Loche Johnson has literally THE biggest… well, “Johnson” of any professor at our college, that he used to do porn and there’s a birthmark on his hip that proved it, I got skeptical. My friends pressed me to ask him. So I sacked up and did. The rumors are true—porn star Johnson is real...”
  • Entrapment (Infidelity Book 4) by Aleatha Roming <— Grey LOVED it! (P.S. here’s the series in order)
Grey: I finished Entrapment… Oh man! 4.5 star loved! But for the love of all cliffies…sh*t!!! I have to wait 3 months?!? WTF!!! *Stomp, stomp, stomp!* Aleatha Romig, you have got to stop doing this to me…or maybe, I should stop being such a greedy book glutton and wait until all of the books in the series are out, before I inhale each individual one like it’s vital to my personal survival! Nah … Where’s the fun in that!



  1. Crosstalk by Connie Willis <— SCI-FI/GENETIC ENGINEERING ALERT! OMG this sounds AWESOME!!!!! I may just make this one my next!! “In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal—to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for…
  2. Undead and Done: A Queen Betsy Novel by MaryJanice Davidson
  3. Crashing Into Destiny (Wings of Artemis Book 3) by Rebecca Royce
  4. Dangerously Charming (Broken Riders Novel, A) by Deborah Blake <— HE WAS STRIPPED OF HIS IMMORTALITY & SHE SHOWS UP ON HIS DOORSTEP NEEDING HELP…Day has hidden from his shame and his new, mortal life in a remote cabin in the Adirondack mountains. But when a desperate young woman appears on his doorstep, he cannot resist helping her—and cannot deny how strongly he’s drawn to her… For generations, women in Jenna Quinlan’s family have been cursed to give up their first born child to the vengeful fairy Zilya. When Jenna finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is determined to break her family’s curse and keep her baby…
  5. A Hard Day’s Night Searcher by Sherrilyn Kenyon <— SHERRILYN KENYON SHORT!!
  6. The Night Everything Fell Apart (The Nephilim Book 1) by Joy Nash
  7. Legal Wolf’s Mate by Eve Langlais
  8. Viking Warrior Rebel (Viking Warriors Book 2) by Asa Maria Bradley
  9. Wild by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A. C. Arthur <— My sister enjoyed it!! (and reviewed it)
  10. Race the Darkness (Fatal Dreams Book 1) by Abbie Roads
  11. Laramie Moon by Clare McKay
  12. The Earthborn (Mythos of Cimme Book 3) by CJ Flynn
  13. Surviving Hell (Hell Virus Book 2) by Kit Tunstall & Aurelia Skye
  14. Sweet Obsession (The Killing Chronicles Book 2) by Candi Fox
  15. License to Shift (Grizzlies Gone Wild) by Kathy Lyons
  16. A Very Jaguar Christmas (Heart of the Jaguar Book 5) by Terry Spear
  17. Between Heaven and Hell by David Burnett
  18. Seduction of My Rake (Linked Across Time Book 3) by Dawn Brower
  19. Blood of Stars and Gods (Stars and Souls Book 2) by Melissa Petreshock
  20. My Second Chance (Middlemarch Shifters Book 10) by Shelley Munro
  21. Tyranny: Goddesses of Delphi by Gemma Brocato
  22. The Raven (The Tribe 4) by Sarah Cass
  23. The White Spell (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms) by Lynn Kurland
  24. Renegade Dragon (Dragon Heat Book 4) by Lolita Lopez
  25. Crave the Moon (The Nightcreature Novels Book 11) by Lori Handeland <— ARCHAEOLOGIST WANTS TO DIG ON HER RANCH ALERT!! “…Gina plans to say no to the moldy ancient academic, but when Matt arrives, he isn’t ancient at all. He’s amazing, and he convinces her to let him try. But in doing so, they awaken something unspeakably evil―a centuries old werewolf with vengeance on its mind. A sorcerer of incredible power…
  26. Lust in Tooth and Claw
  27. Summer’s End by Jennifer McMurrain
  28. Dangerous Waves (Mermen & Magic Book 3) by L.M. Brown <— M/M ROMANCE
  29. The Real You (Wardens of the Guild Book 1) by N.J. Nielsen <— M/M ROMANCE
  30. Monstrous Ties (Like a Dream Series Book 2) by Shina James



  1. Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds) by J. Daniels <— LIVE!!! SHE YELLED AT HIM OVER THE PHONE and then realized it was the wrong number!! Tee hee!!! “Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line…
  2. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks <— HIS PERFECT LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN ALERT!!!…He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality…
  3. Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers) by Rebecca Zanetti
  4. Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
  5. Burned Hearts: A Novel (Burned Deep Trilogy) by Calista Fox
  6. Wicked Rush (Club Altura Romance Book 2) by Kym Grosso
  7. Crazy Stupid Perfection (Crazy Love Book 3) by Melissa Toppen
  8. Replica by Lauren Oliver <— LAUREN OLIVER ALERT!! Brianna found us this one!! “Another book that released today that I haven’t seen mentioned on here is Loren Oliver’s latest, Replica. The reviews make it sound unique, thus it could potentially gain some fans from around here.” And the blurb is amazing! “ Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra’s story and Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey…”
  9. The Wanted Virgin (Cowboys & Virgins Book 3) by Alexa Riley <— LATEST ALEXA RILEY ALERT. Those blurbs always crack me up!
  10. Main Agenda by Brenda Jackson
  11. The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin
  12. Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett <— BLURB-JOLT ALERT!!! MEMORY LOSS! Tasha found us this one… “Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy that no one else can see. It gets so bad that she’s worried she’s going crazy…”
  13. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven <— JENNIFER NIVEN ALERT! A CRUEL HIGH SCHOOL GAME… Tasha found us this new release, too! “…He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised…
  14. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland <— HE’S HAPPY WITH THE STATUS QUO, UNTIL HE MEETS THIS BROKEN GIRL……Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change. Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry…” (Tasha found us this one, too!)
  15. It Must Be Christmas: Three Holiday Stories by Jennifer Crusie, Mandy Baxter, Donna Alward
  16. Broken by Lisa Edward
  17. Beautiful (The Beautiful Series Book 10) by Christina Lauren <— CHRISTINA LAUREN/ROAD TRIP ALERT!…when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too…
  18. Pointe and Shoot by Alison Stone
  19. His Redemption (Torn Book 4) by A.F. Crowell
  20. Take Me Deeper: A Texas Bounty Novel by Jackie Ashenden
  21. Mine for Now (Wild Love Book 1) by Erika Kelly <— BOTH IN COLLEGE & TRYING TO OVERCOME DIFFICULT HOME LIVES ALERT! They’re both just trying to make it out of their pasts… in college, and stay focused. Yet… “No matter how determined they are to steer clear of each other, their combustible connection explodes, especially when Nicole offers Dylan the one thing he can’t bear—hope. Once he has a taste of it—and the irresistible force of her—there’s no going back. But when he falls too deeply, when he loses sight of his priorities, he might just lose it all...”
  22. Aly’s House by Leila Meacham
  23. Sweetest Taboo by Julie Kenner <— J. KENNER ALERT!!!
  24. Follow Me (Corrupted Hearts) by Tiffany Snow <— NEW ONE FROM TIFFANY SNOW ALERT!!
  25. Hostile Takeover: A Love Story by Phyllis Piano
  26. Mistletoe Between Friends / The Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase
  27. Risking Love (a Where the Heart Is romance, book 1) by Brenda S. Anderson
  28. Colonial Offer (The Sampson Series Book 1) by Lena Lane
  29. Back to Me (Carolina Rebels Book 1) by Lindsay Paige <— HOCKEY STAR/SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!When he finds her at the airport, he realizes she’s changed, and she’s struggling with things she doesn’t want to tell him about. Noah also realizes just how much she scarred him when she left…
  30. No Other Way (Sparks in Texas Book 4) by Mari Carr
  31. High-Sided: An Armed & Dangerous Novel by L.P. Dover
  32. Restless (Fractured Farrells: A Damaged Billionaire Series Book 4) by Mallory Crowe
  33. Rescuing Rose (Redemption Series Book 2) by Nicola Marsh <— SINGLE MOM STARTING OVER WITH HER YOUNG SON…The town of Redemption, Connecticut, seems to offer exactly what she craves: a quiet, stable life for her and her six-year-old son, Olly. But Redemption has changed since she last saw it—or perhaps it’s just Rose who has changed. Her reputation precedes her now, and not everyone is happy to see her back...”
  34. Safe from Harm (Protect & Serve Book 2) by Kate SeRine
  35. Not A Hero: A Bad Boy Marine Romance by Sarah Robinson
  36. Down Shift: A Driven Novel by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG RACE CAR DRIVER ALERT!Race car driver trying to lay low, and a woman running from abuse… “Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she’s found the perfect escape—until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she’d been promised. He’s undeniably sexy, but she’s there to heal. Alone…
  37. Saving Jake (Blessings, Georgia Book 3) by Sharon Sala
  38. Code of Silence: A Spontagio Family Novel by Missy Johnson
  39. Rock Wild (New Adult Rock Star Romance) (Rock Candy Book 3) by Virna DePaul
  40. The Exposure: The Submissive Series by Tara Sue Me <— TARA SUE ME BDSM ALERT! She’s a model being forced to pose for a BDSM book… “…she’s determined to refuse—until an anonymous blackmailer entices her to accept. Now her body is again at the whim of the man who broke her heart, and she’s finding his strong direction undeniably intriguing. . . .” What a gorgeous cover, too.
  41. Saving Cruz (The Moran Family) by Alexis James
  42. Better (The Change Series Book 2) by Melanie Jayne
  43. Always Be True: Tino: A Sergeant Joe’s Boys Novel by Alexis Morgan
  44. One More Taste: A One and Only Texas Novel by Melissa Cutler
  45. The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN ALERT!!! A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE CINDERELLA STORY that sounds so fun!…Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist. Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade…
  46. The Winning Bid (The Auction Series Book 1) by Michelle Windsor
  47. A SEAL’s Pledge (SEALs of Chance Creek Book 3) by Cora Seton
  48. Tangled Webs (Men of Valor Book #3): A Novel by Irene Hannon
  49. In Safe Hands (Search and Rescue Book 4) by Katie Ruggle
  50. A Family Under the Christmas Tree: A Novel by Terri Reed
  51. Cuffed & Claimed Box Set by Lori King, Caitlyn O’Leary, Daisy Philips, Elle Boon, Fiona Archer, Holly S. Roberts, Jenika Snow, Lynne St. James, Sherri Hayes, Sydney Lea <— ALPHA MALE LAW ENFORCEMENT ANTHOLOGY!!!Turn up the heat with ten BRAND-NEW law enforcement stories from some of the hottest USA Today and International best-selling romance authors around. These commanding men in uniform will fulfill your every sinful fantasy, and leave you panting for more.”
  52. Blackout (Sins of the Past Collection) by Lynette Eason
  53. Merried (Misfit Brides Book 5) by Jamie Farrell
  54. To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by Linda Broday
  55. Hero in the Highlands: A No Ordinary Hero Novel by Suzanne Enoch
  56. One Dance for Case (The Possessed Series Book 2) by KL Donn
  57. Lured by Jade Kerrion
  58. Just One Moment: A Black Alcove Novel (The Black Alcove Series Book 4) by Jami Wagner
  59. Bedmates: An American Royalty Novel by Nichole Chase <— A MARINE & THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER ALERT!…when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest error in judgment lands her in police custody, giving the press a field day. Agreeing to do community service as penance and to restore her tattered reputation, Maddie never dreams incredibly good looking but extremely annoying vice president’s son, Jake Simmon, will be along for the ride…
  60. True-Blue Cowboy Christmas (Big Sky Cowboys Book 3) by Nicole Helm
  61. The Layover (The WanderLynn Experience Series Book 1) by L. Loren
  62. Broken by Christa Cervone
  63. Texas Tall by Kaki Warner
  64. Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber
  65. Into the Light (The Rocky Creek Series Book 3) by Kathryn Ascher
  66. His Jingle Bell Princess by Barbara Dunlop <— SHE’S A ROYAL STRANDED IN A SNOW STORM & HE’S A WIDOW AND SINGLE FATHER TO TWINS ALERT! This one sounds SO sweet! “Jasmine keeps her royal identity secret, so Sam treats her the way no man in her native country ever would – a country where speaking to Jasmine out of turn could result in jail time. But Jasmine has a knack for getting past Sam’s defenses, comforting his daughters, arousing his suppressed emotions, and forcing him to remember he’s a man...”
  67. The Gossip (New Wave Newsroom Book 2) by Jenny Holiday
  68. What’s Left of Me by Kimberly Lewis
  69. You Can Count on Me (North Pole, Alaska Book 10) by Noelle Fox
  70. A New Year’s Cowboy by Rhonda Lee Carver
  71. Getting Dirty with the CEO (The Suits Undone) by Mia Sosa
  72. In Ruins (Something More) by Danielle Pearl <— SHE’S TRYING TO ESCAPE… and there’s a scheming girl in the way……instead of bringing a sweet escape, Carleigh’s first campus party traps her in the scornful gaze of the last person she wants to see, Tucker Green. It wasn’t long ago that being close to Carleigh was everything Tucker wanted. But that was before he realized she was just another scheming girl who’d do whatever it took to get her way. Even lie to the guy she claimed to love...”
  73. It Was Always You by Christina Lee, Cardeno C., Ella Frank, Riley Hart, Lane Hayes, Felice Stevens, N.R. Walker <— OMG!!! AN ANTHOLOGY BY THE QUEENS OF M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  74. Army Brat by Lisa Wilde <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  75. Sifted (A Recipe for Love Book 2) by Lane Martin
  76. Red Hot Romeo (The Royal Romeos Book 1) by Jenny Gardiner
  77. When In Rome…Lose Control: Cynthia’s Story by Lena Mae Hill
  78. Christmas at Stoney Creek: A Novel by Martha Rogers
  79. Play For It (Better In Bed Book 4) by Mary E Thompson
  80. Sheikh’s Destiny by Leah Leonard
  81. Travesty by Carrie Thomas <— SHE’S BEEN KIDNAPPED?Waking up in a house she doesn’t recognize, sixteen-year-old, Sophia Sawyer, tries not to let the blankness of her mind terrorize her from the inside out. How can she not know who she is? How has she ended up chained in a basement? Trying to work through her fear, she sets her sights on escaping. When an opportunity arises, she puts her trust in a boy she doesn’t know, praying he will save her life...”
  82. Christmas in Eternity Springs: An Eternity Springs Novel by Emily March


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Ela October 4, 2016 at 2:39 PM


Tasha J October 4, 2016 at 2:44 PM
Maryse October 4, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Right? This one took me ALL day. LOL!

But it’s like a treasure hunt, so I enjoy it. :P

Brianna October 4, 2016 at 3:06 PM

October is such an exciting month for books. It has been filling me with anticipation since the beginning. I started Sparks book, Two by Two today, and am enjoying so far. As some of his books do, it is starting a little slow but I have a feeling it will take off soon. Another book that released today that I haven’t seen mentioned on here is Loren Oliver’s latest, Replica. The reviews make it sound unique, thus it could potentially gain some fans from around here. I know there are at least ten more books I insist upon reading that come out this month, so I’ll keep you guys updated. But, more than anything, I am waiting for Jodi Piccoult’s latest. The moment that book comes out I can kiss all productivity behind.

Maryse October 4, 2016 at 3:35 PM

WOW Tasha!!!!! Great finds!!

I just added all three. They sound AWESOME! :D

Tasha J October 4, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Right!? I wanna read all the books, asap!

Grey October 4, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Buddy read Maryse?

Maryse October 4, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Which one, Grey? Tomorrow I was thinking of starting Crosstalk. :D

R. Renee October 4, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Maryse did you ever start Hausfrau?

Maryse October 4, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Er… I brought it to the top of my Kindle app. ;)

But then… Crosstalk. :P

R. Renee October 4, 2016 at 8:10 PM

I’ll read it and let you know. Shhhh…don’t tell Amy!

Amy October 4, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Natasha recommended Everyone We’ve Been to me on GR, and holy moly!! MINE!!! It reminds me a bit of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which I LOVED. :D

It’s going to take me a while to go through this week’s list (thank you so much for all of your hard work, Maryse! *huge squeezy hug*) but right off the bat I KNOW I’ll be reading Crosstalk…that sounds different and GREAT.

By the way, has anyone read chimera (yes, lowercase) by Stephie Walls? Y’all know I’m not much for male POV books, but this one is REALLY calling me. And obviously I’ve already clicked it. ;)

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM

:-0 This list!


That’s it, I’m moving to a deserted island with my Kindle and a high speed Internet connection.

Grey October 4, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Yep Crosstalk. Squee!

Cheryl October 4, 2016 at 8:18 PM

Good lord Maryse, lots of books to look at. Four Letter Word, Downshift, The Bachelor Auction and I want to read Beautiful but can’t remember–who’s Pippa??

Grey October 4, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Amy, yes I am going to read chimera too… Had it highly rec’d to me as well

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM

Crosstalk – had to go make sure I hadn’t read it yet. But nope, so…mine!

Off to see about chimera.

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Oh and Bang Gang sounds so naughty. lol I wonder if it’s rom-com or drama.

Amy October 4, 2016 at 8:25 PM

Not cool, R. Not. Cool.

Actually, now I’m going through what so many on here do when they build up a book and then someone else reads it…I’m going be pacing and peeking and biting my nails. *snort*

Cheryl October 4, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Damn Amy, chimera has manny and the blankie cave written all over it. Had to do a double-take of who the author is-so like Tarryn Fisher’s blurbs.

R. Renee October 4, 2016 at 8:27 PM

Hey! Guess who’s reading it???

—>this girl<—

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 8:27 PM

What a gorgeous cover on chimera! I remember seeing people reading it on GR now that I see that cover.

Amy October 4, 2016 at 8:29 PM

I’m coming with you, Fabi!

YAY Grey!! So all of you naysayers who think I don’t give male POVs a fair shot…this is me doing just that! :P

And Maryse…if Crosstalk didn’t look so good, I would SO hide the martinis from you. No martinis until Hausfrau. But since I’m pretty intrigued as well, I’ll let it slide. :P

Grey October 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Oh yes, I want Bang Gang. The Bachelor auction, and of course Beautiful!!!! Along with Crosstalk, four Letter word, hausfrau, and what’s this!? And aftermath of jezebel??!?


Amy October 4, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa…back up. You’re reading HF, R?? I shall now commence pacing and nail biting!!

Cheryl, and get this…I’ve heard it has some of my favorite gut-punching qualities. YAY!!

Fabi, right?!? GORGEOUS.

Amy October 4, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Oh Grey…if you read Jezebel and Lying in Wait then you REALLY have to read Aftermath. GAH!! It was *just* the fix we all needed. I seriously love that author for writing all of that for us.

R. Renee October 4, 2016 at 8:53 PM

Yes silly! I told you I was only squirreling for All In! I’m done :)

And wait what about Jezebel?? There’s another one? Crap!

So do I get Hausfrau martinis?

Tasha J October 4, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Yes, my first goodreads recs! Lol, I was so excited when I got all these emails that these books released that I had to share and make some others excited too! Now I need to check out Eternal Sunchine of the Spitless mind. And also Replica up there. I’m just starting to really get into Neverwhere and I’ve had this on my tbr for a looong time and need to finish before it goes back in a few days. Then I wanna read a new and shiny!

Tasha J October 4, 2016 at 9:03 PM

*spotless, not Spitless

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Sounds like a great new marketing line. “Don’t miss out in this brand new, spitless, spotless gadget!”

bev October 4, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Anyone watching debate?

Fabi October 4, 2016 at 9:11 PM

grrrr Bev

Tessa October 4, 2016 at 9:13 PM

They are BORING! Even when arguing, they are boring. How?

I got The Hating Game from the library. I was curious with all the talk.

bev October 4, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Lol. I feel bad for the moderator.

Tasha J October 4, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Lol Fabi, for some reason I imagined that said in a very posh British accent. -Tessa, you’ll love The Hating Game!

Tessa October 4, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Oh, speaking of libraries. I requested The hammer of Thor, which came out today. I’m requester 39 of 44. It’s gonna be a while.

Tessa October 4, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Thanks Tasha! I can’t wait. :D

Amy October 4, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Yes Tasha, you should check the movie out! It was kind of hard for me to follow at first with the time jumps, but the color of her hair helps some with that. ;)

I hate watching the debates. They just make me angry as I watch the candidate I don’t like stand there and boast about how great they and their ideas are. I know that’s what they are supposed to do, but still…

Lisa October 4, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Yowzas Maryse!!! That list us colossal.
Im heading away to a no-internet zone for a few days so I’ve madly been clickety clicking from this list…….like the 200plus books in my kindle tbr won’t be enough to see me through….bookaholic problems. *sigh*

Beautiful. Bang Gang. Four Letter Word. Click click and click….what else *scatches head*

Oh. And if you havent read T Gephart’s Power Station series all you lovers of wicked, sexy Rockstars…grab this boxed set. Great books.

Cheryl October 4, 2016 at 10:29 PM

I updated and organized my kindle while watching the debate.Still don’t think I missed anything important.

Doing a quick skim/re-read of Beautiful Secret before reading Beautiful. I really don’t remember reading it and it’s reacquainting me with Pippa and Ruby which I totally didn’t remember.

Amy October 4, 2016 at 10:43 PM

I found a new-to-me in my recommendations on Amazon that looks REALLY good…Faultlines by Barbara Taylor Sissel.

Not to be confused with Faultline by C. Desir, which left me all kinds of messed up. :? It was pretty dang good, but I just felt so raw and twisted up by the end of the book. I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending…

And speaking of C. Desir, her book Bleed Like Me is on sale for 1.99. It sounds like it is just as much of a mind-messer as Faultline. Click. ;)

Lisa October 4, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Amy youre hilarious…..I run for the hills when I read ‘mind-messer, raw and twisted up’, while you merrily click away. Crazy woman!

Lisa October 4, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Cheryl think I’ll have to do yhr same….Pippa is not ringing bells for me either.

Jan October 4, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Pippa has a smallish part in Beautiful Secret – she’s a friend and co-worker of Ruby in the London office where they both work. I did the same thing – reread Beautiful Secret first, which I think I did enjoy more the second time around, although it’s not my fav of the series. But you can go in ‘cold’ to Beautiful without remembering Pippa. Her character is established pretty early on Beautiful. I liked her and think she and Jensen worked well together.

Amy October 4, 2016 at 11:15 PM

‘Cause those are the FUN ones, Lisa!! :D

Lisa October 5, 2016 at 3:40 AM

Oh Amy….you lovable Masochist you! ;)

Teri W October 5, 2016 at 4:43 AM

I had to snag the m/m anthology “It Was Always You”. I’m not one for either anthologies or novellas but with those authors how could I pass it up?

Fabi October 5, 2016 at 6:07 AM

I know Terri. And with all the proceeds going to charity, it’s an autobuy.

Ela October 5, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Crosstalk??? 13.99???????? WTH???????????? I’ll wait to see if it’s worth it…

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:14 AM

I can’t just get Aftermath? Gah! I don’t have time anyway, short or not. Amy can you just write up a summary for me?

Ela October 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM


Amy October 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

R…I *could* write up a summary for you, but it would probably suck and then I would have to cry over not doing it justice.

Trust me, you have time for this:


R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Jeez Ela! I read Jezebel and Lying in Wait!! I just found out about Aftermath!

Amy October 5, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Wait, but you HAVE read Jezebel and Lying in Wait, right?? Because if you haven’t, don’t even go NEAR Aftermath!!

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Thanks Amy!! I thought I was going to have to buy the set!

Amy October 5, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Uh, never mind. We posted at the same time.

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:47 AM

of course now I can’t remember who anybody is!

Amy October 5, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Okay, now the answer to who is who would be full of spoilers. I’ll send you a message on GR in a sec…

Ela October 5, 2016 at 11:49 AM

OK! NOW I’M confused…

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:49 AM

haha! Thanks because I can’t find anything online and the blurb is too vague with names.

Ela October 5, 2016 at 11:55 AM

I just need Aftermath…..

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Ela, click on Amy’s link.

Amy October 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Done and sent, R. ;)

Amy October 5, 2016 at 12:17 PM
R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Thanks Amy!

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Whoa! This would make the best TV series!!! *knocks on screen* “Hello, Hollywood? Do you hear me??”

Ela October 5, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Got it! Thanks!

Leslie M October 5, 2016 at 1:33 PM

How about a Mani/pedi party in the blankie fort? Amy, bring the OPI polish. I am in love with “I believe in manicures”.

bev October 5, 2016 at 3:06 PM

I like that last scene in the rain with Hepburn & Peppard(so handsome. )

Stephanie October 5, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Duke by Jessica Gadziala also released today, fifth book in Henchmen series x

Lisa October 5, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Yes Pedis in the blankie fort. Im coming out of a looong winter over here and my feet are the colour of a corpse and my toes look like they belong to a Hobbit!! Pass the OPI stat!!

Lisa October 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM

I just KNOW you’re going to say you paint your toenails all year round Amy!

Cheryl October 5, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Amy, I am loving practically that entire collection!!

Grey October 5, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Ok, whew, I have read Aftermath… I thought it was something new new.

bev October 5, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Cheryl, Amy, Lisa, R !!!! Every one with a serious significant other??????
Please do this, but let’s put in different quotes, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! !!!!!!!!!???????

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 8:04 PM

OMG dying and noooooo way! I have too much work to do tonight!

bev October 5, 2016 at 8:16 PM

It doesn’t have to be tonight. We have to pick the quotes first.

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 8:16 PM

well get busy!

bev October 5, 2016 at 8:31 PM
Amy October 5, 2016 at 8:33 PM

OMG yes!!!! Tomorrow would be perfect because he will be in some sort of video conference thing and will be able to receive and send texts all sneaky-like, but he won’t be able to call me (which I KNOW he would do if I started texting him those lines!)…it would be HILARIOUS!!!

Amy October 5, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Ooooh, we LOVE manis/pedis in the blankie fort! Throw in a big pan of gooey brownies and some martinis and we are set!!! :D

*hides painted toenails under blanket* Not ALL year round, Lisa. I miss a week here and there. :P

Lisa October 5, 2016 at 8:36 PM

I am totally doing this!! I am literally loling while out eating icecream with my girl reading these….don’t you just love how uncomfortable flowery prose makes men. You can just feel them squirming! Im gonna try screen shotting my attempt. Stay tuned!!

Leslie M October 5, 2016 at 8:39 PM

That romance novel text thing is hilarious!! My husband def wouldn’t play along though. He’s a big fuddy-duddy with texts. However, he would get my fave quote from Hunger Games (only cause he watched movies)

“You love me, real or not real”? and possibly the Twilight quote “so the lion fell in love with the lamb” because I have a shirt that says this. Hee hee

Let’s come up with good quotes for those of you with fun hubbys.

Amy October 5, 2016 at 8:50 PM

Oh, I am SO going to use the one from the article about taking a nap because we won’t be getting much sleep tonight. I don’t text him things like that, so I’m curious to see how he will respond! To be honest, he’ll probably respond with something along the lines of “WTH?” LOL!!!!

I have to use lines where he won’t realize right away that they are probably from books…

Amy October 5, 2016 at 8:52 PM

FABI!!! Remember you told me to update you on Evelyn, After? Well, here’s your update…


R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 8:52 PM

My husband will be on to me right away. He reads my lines all the time and then I followed him around the house all weekend quoting Emma Scott. He could probably write his own at this point!

bev October 5, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Hers another. Amy, that’s why I like the Rainbow Rowell one cause a bit off but not much. Then get progressively romantic, lol. Or crazy.

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 9:06 PM

I don’t have enough liquor to send that one :D

bev October 5, 2016 at 9:08 PM
bev October 5, 2016 at 9:11 PM
Fabi October 5, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Thanks for the update Amy.

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM

I need to wait until he’s drunk with his buddy at the Austin City Limits festival this weekend and really mess with him!

Fabi October 5, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Maryse, idk how close you are to Ft. Pierce but if you’re near any of the Atlantic coastal regions please stay safe. Those hurricanes are unpredictable.

R. Renee October 5, 2016 at 10:34 PM

Amy have I told you lately how much I love you and that I swear I’ll read Hausfrau next. I SWEAR. But more awesomeness just fell in my lap… :D

Amy October 6, 2016 at 2:03 AM

No biggie, R. You’ll get to it when you get to it. :)

I second Fabi with safe wishes…hope the hurricane stays far from you, Maryse!!

Amy October 6, 2016 at 2:10 AM

Since it’s after midnight and technically Thursday, and I can’t effin’ sleep right now, here it is…


“Today was the end.” ~ Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone

Lisa October 6, 2016 at 3:42 AM


‘Here’s what you need to know about me – I’m well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke’

Well Hung by Lauren Blakely.

Jan October 6, 2016 at 3:54 AM

? And modest, too? The bloke from Well Hung, I mean LOL Don’t know whether I really want to read about him…..

I’ve tried not to be too bitter about the close friendship between clarity and hindsight. (Beautiful by Christina Lauren)

I’ve finished Beautiful already, but I think I FLT’d my current read last Thursday (Goldenhand by Garth Nix). I stopped Goldenhand to read Beautiful but have now dived back into the wonderful fantasy world across The Wall again :D

bev October 6, 2016 at 7:36 AM

“I knew I was in love with Verona Cove the first day, but I waited until the seventh day to commit. ”
When We Collide by Emery Lord

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Yeah so, this has been an interesting week…

FLT: “The doorbell rang at three in the morning.” An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:36 AM

R. I got to ask. I know that she and Emma Scott are two of your favorites. I see you all talking on GR so a bit of a personal relationship there too.
So, what if you don’t particularly like that book? Not hate but maybe just, meh?
Will you tell them and rate it less than 4 or 5 stars?

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 8:47 AM

*bites nails* I know. That would not be my favorite thing ever. But that’s a chance I take AND it’s why I would never put myself out there for writers who have a higher potential for failure. I can’t imagine either of them writing something I don’t like simply because I love their writing style so much. BUT, it can happen. It did with Renee Carlino, so anything’s possible. I’ve 4 starred a few of ES’s books and hated doing it, but it is what it is. They can’t all be RUSH or The Fish Tales. I’m especially nervous about this one because it’s historical fiction and aside from The Nightingale, that’s not my favorite genre, but so far so good. Her writing is haunting.

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Oooh and Taylor Jenkins Reid, of course! I’d throw myself on the gauntlet for her too. :D

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM

4 stars, lol. It makes it sound like you gave her a C.
I have authors I love, but some of there catalog not as much as others. I was just thinking of telling them, yeah this one is more like a C…C+.
There are those reviews when it talks more of the author than the book, you know? I’ll see it alot with Hoover, how much they love her.
I love historical romance so am curious as to what you think. I still haven’t tackled the fish books. Is her funny writing funny? I’ve seen her comments to you and Maryse and they have made me laugh.

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:58 AM

So have you read The Bronze Horseman? A few of us are tackling that sucker this month, you should join.
And Maryse *points* was thinking of trying Flowers from the Storm.

bev October 6, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Lol. I hate when I re-read my post.
Their instead of there. And I’m sure her writing style is not funny.
Plus, my grammar is atrocious and lazy. I wish I could say that in person I talk better than I write, but no I do not. Then I just add mispronounced words to it all.

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Yes and to be honest, I’m one of those readers. Much of my opinion is based on the writer/writing. I DNF books right and left these days because of the writing. So truthfully, if I love the writer/writing, the story is good, and there aren’t any stupid plot decisions, it will be 4 or 5 stars. And yes HAHAHA giving 4 stars to ES was like stabbing myself in the gut. I’m pretty sure I lost sleep over it. I think when someone finds a go to author, like CoHo, that’s just the way it is. And I also think anyone who knows me takes my opinion with a grain of salt. I adore these writers. I wouldn’t be human if that didn’t play into it. So if I give it 4 stars, it probably had issues. If I give it 3, run.

There are some humorous moments in the Fish Tales, but it certainly isn’t a funny series. It’s not for the faint of heart.

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 9:12 AM

Oh I know!! This board needs an edit button! I really hate it on GR when you screw up a status update because those can’t even be deleted and every time someone likes or comments it pops back up.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 9:17 AM

I’m definitely in for TBH. And I’ll even comment profusely just for you, Bev. And stalk you and leave tons of comments on GR. And blow up your inbox. ‘Cause I don’t want you to be sad during our BR. :D

I’m totally picturing Bev stealthily pulling FFtS out of Maryse’s TBR pile and then sliding it back in near the top…

bev October 6, 2016 at 9:35 AM

Thank you. I appreciate that, Amy.

Ok. Let’s do a roll call. Who is in for the BR? Start date?

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 10:05 AM


“Darkness became light.”
The Freezer (Genesis Endeavor) by David A. Kersten

This is a sci-fi post apocalyptic novel. It’s been too long since I ran into one of these I loved. I’m missing out on a BR because I can’t bring myself to squirrel away from this one.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 10:17 AM

Fabi…Hubby and I were watching Westworld the other night (that series is going to be crazy good and creeeeepy!) and I thought of you because of the sci-fi factor. At least I think it’s considered sci-fi? I’m not very good at categorizing books and shows/movies. Anyways, just thought I would throw that out there for you. ;)

Amy October 6, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Speaking of sci-fi…

Illuminae is on sale for 1.99!!!!! :D

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 10:25 AM

I’ll have to check out Westwood Amy thanks. I have another sci-fi-ish that I recorded on Monday. Can’t even remember what it’s called now. But I just don’t watch tv much at all. I’ll go through phases and pick up on a few shows but seldom do I watch form ore than a season or two. I have tons of recordings from last season that I never got to.

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 10:27 AM

Gemina, the follow up to Illuminae comes out 10/18. It’ll be the hard cover for me again.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 10:51 AM

Okay, I feel like I’m reading Evelyn, After by peeking through my fingers. I keep cringing and am just waiting for it to blow up. Gah! Knowing she is about to add to the figurative body count has me all sorts of antsy and its FUN!!

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 11:36 AM’s October. Last quarter of the year and … I’m supposed to read:

16 ARCs that I’ve committed to
5 (no, it’s 4 now) BRs I’ve signed up for
23 paid for in my Kindle
208 samples that I’m dying to read
125 freebies that sounded interesting

This is “just” from 2016. Anyone taking odds on this? :-(

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Fabi it looks like you’e just a big book failure! I may have to pretend not to know you!

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 11:41 AM

*slouches and walks slowly away from friends(not)*

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 11:59 AM

Holy crap bev. 7% in and we’re at 10 stars with Larks. That leaves 93% worth of book to eff up. It took 30% of the Fish Tales before I felt the feels, but at 7% I’m a snotty, blurry eyed mess. Fabi and Leslie, do not touch. Amy, pre-order.

Tasha J October 6, 2016 at 12:26 PM

FLT- Prologue: “The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself.”
Chapter 1: “She had been running for four days now, a harum-scarum tumbling flight through passages and tunnels.” -Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Leslie M October 6, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Maryse, I hope you are ok and not in hurricane zone.

Bev, I am a definite IN for BR for Bronze Horseman and I will start whenever. Can we do a thread for it over at the Maryse group on Goodreads? That way we can spoiler tag and really discuss it.

R, what emotional book am I to stay away from?

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Suanne’s new one An Exaltation of Larks, but you probably knew better than to read one of her books anyway.

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Leslie, I’ve had Neverwhere on my tbr forever! I see so many great reviews for it. I hope you’ll review it too. Maybe that will motivate me to bring it to the top of my tbr.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 2:27 PM

OMG…there is so much more going on than just her finding out about her husband’s infidelity. This poor woman goes from unraveling to pulling herself together and then back to unraveling, and now I’m just waiting for her to implode.

And you know what the scary thing is? I can see myself behaving the same way she is behaving. :?

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Sounds REALLY good Amy.

I wonder which one Maryse picked for her October Kindle First. I haven’t picked yet. I’m just overwhelmed with books right now.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Fabi…let me know which one you pick and what you think of it! I’m also curious about Maryse’s KF pick…

Hear that, Maryse? Are your ears burning? ‘Cause we’re talking about you. :P

Tessa October 6, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Wow. I missed a lot. First, the OPI collection is cute, but I love the glitter on top.

That cosmo romance thing is hillarious. Especially the guy with the cult fear. rofl

‘Eden crawled in the living room, the rough carpet burning her chubby knees and hands.’
Omens by Kelley Armstrong

Lisa October 6, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Robin. Thanks for the update on Susanne’s book. It’s a Pandora’s box book for me by the sounds.

Bronze Horseman is the slowest burn in the history of slow burn. Sloth-like. We did that book years ago for my RL book club. The seige of Leningrad history in it is amazing. And from what I recall the H isn’t too shabby either.

Fabi the next Illuminae installment will be hardback for me too. I can’t imagine trying to read it digitally. Cant wait.

Just finished Beautiful and it was the perfect conclusion to that series. I’m going to miss that group. And can I just say. ..the Christina Lauren duo are bloody well Grand Pohbahs of contemporary romance…..their characters are so well developed and given so much depth the reader ‘knows’ them…..their likes, dislikes, idiosyncrasies, humor…..and the authors maintain the depth in the characters across every book…no one fades into the background. Loved it all.

Lisa October 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Tasha J I love Neil Gaiman….did you read American God’s?

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 5:28 PM

You’re welcome Lisa! This book is fairly long and I’ve been reading all day if that gives you any perspective, I’m only at 18%! The first 10% is very emotional, but not in a heart crushing: somebody died/cheated/ate the last of the ice cream kind of way, but more of a situational: that poor thing/what a tragic life/Sarah McLachlan singing for abused animals kind of way. Does that help? No? I’m drained. Getting wine.

bev October 6, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Wait. Important things first. Did you all text your significant other?

Grey October 6, 2016 at 7:18 PM

Yeah, I haven’t had a 5 star book in over 3 months. It’s hard for me to rate sometimes too, because as a writer I know how much blood, sweat and tears an author puts into their work. But at the same time, like R, I am 100% honest with my reviews. I am not going to skew my ranking of a book just because I like the author. You guys know, it’s pretty rare that I hand out a 5. Mostly 3.5-4′s.

Anyway, FLT- She wanted to blame her parents for naming her Jolene. – Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Oooh good first line Thursday, Grey ’cause I love that song “Jolene”, so now I wanna read it. *snort*

MichelleS October 6, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Just popping in to say HI and miss you all. Been so crazy busy. My FLT is: “Kira and I watch as Megan and Georgie run their fingers along the panel of the alien ship’s hull, trying to pry it open and get out the girls enclosed inside.” Barbarian Alien Romance #2. Don’t remember who recommended this, but I loved book one enough to jump right into 2. It’s such Sci-Fi romance fun. Big alpha blue dudes and feisty human women “mates”. LOL. Needed that right now.

MichelleS October 6, 2016 at 7:33 PM

I SWEAR I was just listening to Jolene. I love Dolly Parton. AND it’s Tiffany Reisz? Gotta check that one out. That girl can write.

Grey October 6, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Maryse… you safe girl?

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:34 PM

I LOVED The Bronze Horseman… I learned so much about that time, and that country, it’s incredible. The struggle is so nightmarish. But the love story truly is epic.

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Fabi I picked… lemme look. One sec.

Evelyn After. That sounds good!!!! :D

MichelleS October 6, 2016 at 7:36 PM

I’m out for BR because I’ve already read the whole series. But I have to say, it’s stuck with me & is still up there with Outlander series for a favorite sweeping romance. Sigh. Loved them as a couple SO MUCH.

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:36 PM

OMG AMY!! Is that the one you picked and it seems like you’re TOTALLY INTO??? I was going o start Cross Talk tonight, but maybe that one instead? Grey and I were gonna buddy read but she’s reading something else right now anyway…

Who’s reading Cross Talk and who’s reading Evelyn After?

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Leslie, thank you so much! I’m not in the hurricane zone. Luckily (this time) I live on the west coast, and VERY CLOSE to the coast, so while we will get 30-40mph winds, and maybe some downed trees, we *should* be okay. It’s “extension” is going to reach us a bit, but not enough to be destructive (I don’t think).

MichelleS October 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Bev – your first line grabbed me. Need to check back in so I can hear how you liked it.

Grey October 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Nope, I have like 10% left of Her Halloween Treat, it was just a cool first line haha, so…I’m still in for a buddy read!

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Amy thank you for finding that Illuminae deal! I went ahead and created a reading order guide for it since book #2 is coming out soon anyway. Hmmm… maybe now that I’m finding myself more into sci-fi, I should open that one back up. :)

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Truth Grey!! I’ll be honest even when I don’t want to be. But because of that, I would never agree to “publicly” beta/ARC read a book (especially when I’m the only one reading it) I wasn’t sure I’d like. And ES and SL–so far–don’t write 3 star books IMO.

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 7:42 PM

I’m safe Grey! :D My mom and her best friend came to visit (are here right now) so they’re actually all intrigued that they get to “sort of” experience a hurricane. Since we’re only getting the outer edge of it, it will be safe, but still plenty “weather-y” for them… :P

bev October 6, 2016 at 7:53 PM

I grabbed the Evelyn one too. It’s Victoria Dahl, right. A pseudonym for her?

bev October 6, 2016 at 7:55 PM

I’m disappointed in you all.

Maryse October 6, 2016 at 8:02 PM

What about, bev? :P

Grey October 6, 2016 at 8:03 PM

I have Kindle first too… I wasn’t sure what book to pick LOL!

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:14 PM

No one texted their significant other. If you scroll up I posted a thing from a mag were the staffers posted romance lines to their partners, all seriousness. It’s funny. So Amy and Lisa said they’d do it. I posted some ideas but doesn’t sound like they did it.

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Maryse & Grey are your guys home?

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:24 PM

YES Maryse, it is the one I’ve been commenting on today…both here and on GR!!

The ending wasn’t as BAM as I thought it might be, more like a “realization” sort of ending. But you know what? After the emotional highs and lows from the rest of the book, I was just fine with it ending that way. It was a good solid 4 stars for me hat read fast. :D

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:26 PM

Bev!! I’m so excited you picked the Evelyn book! And hubby’s video conference was cancelled so he would have been able to call me…which he would have done instead of texting me and he would have ruined my fun. The nerve!!!

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:29 PM

I only gave a couple of updates while reading it but here they are…

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

I didn’t see a single update from you on GR Amy. Something is wrong with my feed because I didn’t see any of Robin’s last week either.

MichelleS isn’t that the series that Maryse’s sis is reviewing? I’ll have to go look because it rings a bell.

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Lol. Maybe you need to be somewhere you can’t take calls.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Fabi…see if that link of mine works.

Grey October 6, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Yep, hubs is sound asleep here…

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:31 PM

That’s a good idea, Bev. :P

Fabi October 6, 2016 at 8:33 PM

It worked perfectly Amy. Thanks.

R. Renee October 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Ha Fabi! GR is looking out for you! If you’re on my feed it’s like book vomit…

bev October 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM

It just makes me laugh that your husband would read the text and call and be like, explain. Lol.

Amy October 6, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Bev, that is EXACTLY what he would do! He wouldn’t even text back first, he would just call me and be all, “what the hell?!?” LOL!!

Cheryl October 6, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Bev, the texts made me laught but I know it would be a waste of time to text that to my hubby- he would call me on it right away!!

Amy, I read the blurb on that book, sounds like a gut-twister. I guess there’s no down side to signing up for Kindle first??

Cheryl October 6, 2016 at 8:57 PM

“I’m not saying I bet his cock is massive, but I’m not not saying it, either.”

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren. I’m re-reading this before reading Beautiful, because I forgot who Ruby and Pippa are and basically when I started skimming this book, I really didn’t remember too much about it, and before I realized it I was reading chapter 5. ;)

Cheryl October 6, 2016 at 9:02 PM

Maryse, glad you’re safe!!

Amy October 6, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Cheryl…OMG that first line!!! :P

And you should definitely try out Kindle First!! I get it through Amazon Prime, but I *think* if you sign up for the KF newsletter then you can get the books for 1.99…someone correct me if I’m wrong. BUT getting the Prime membership has all kinds of other benefits so that really makes it worth it. ;)

Maryse October 7, 2016 at 2:57 AM

I’m reading Evelyn!!!

Lisa October 7, 2016 at 3:21 AM

Bev….Ive been sitting next to the hub for 8 and a half hours of driving…..visiting family….Im pretty sure he’d be on to me if I started texting love notes…seeing as we’re tired and bickering like National Lampoons Vacation at this point.

DG October 7, 2016 at 3:56 AM

Glad to know Maryse is not in the zone….but worried for Jean…isn’t she in the Carolinas…be safe and holler at us soon!

Lisa October 7, 2016 at 4:10 AM

Stay safe book beauties!!

bev October 7, 2016 at 7:22 AM

Jean is in PA, I think.

Cheryl October 7, 2016 at 7:49 AM

Yeh, Jean is in PA, not far from me in NJ.

Leslie M October 7, 2016 at 8:14 AM

I didn’t know that Evelyn book is Victoria Dahl! Cool! I LOVED some of her contemporaries.

bev October 7, 2016 at 9:08 AM

Cheryl, are you guys in the path or is it staying south of you.

bev October 7, 2016 at 9:17 AM
Amy October 7, 2016 at 11:09 AM

YAY Maryse!! Keep us updated. I’m still thinking about it (a lot!) a day later. ;)

Hopefully the hurricane stays far from all of you out there on the East coast!!

Cheryl October 7, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Bev, we are not in the path, at least as of today. ;)

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