Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – September 12th 2017

by Maryse on September 12, 2017 · 70 comments

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TODAY’S QUICK HURRICANE IRMA AFTERMATH UPDATE: HERE I AM!!! :D Okay still no electricity, and cell service goes on and off for hours at a time… but my freezer loaded in frozen water bottles is totally holding up (everything is still frozen solid) and I keep moving a water bottle or two up to the fridge to keep THAT cold, so it’s working! PLUS! I’m here and I’m reading my heart out. 

P.S. BOOK UPDATE!!! I’m reading “Until It Fades: A Novel” by K.A. Tucker, and this book is AWESOME!!!!! She saves a famous hockey star from a car crash and doesn’t realize who he is… Soooooooooo much more than the impression I got from the blurb (which was awesome in itself. Totally gave me a blurb jolt) and WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!! THIS… wow. It is deep, and intense, and has so much more than what you expect is going to happen. And I’m being inundated with tummy-love-butterflies and I’m LOVING how on the edge of my seat I am with this. I think this is going to be one of my 2017 favorites and I mean right at the top! Ohhhhhh how I am in love with it. And now back to it. :)

P.S. Happy Birthday to my fellow book-twin, Amy!!! :D I hope today is your best day ever, and that every day following, is even better than that!

And now… LOOKIT ALL THE BOOKS!!!!!! 85+ books on today’s list, and with so many choices, you know I had some blurbs that totally jolted me in excitement.

Which ones gave me a blurb jolt? :D !!! ➔ Drumline (It’s actually a recent release and is on today’s reader recs section, but OMG!!! Did Krista just compare the hero to TRAVIS?!?!? MINE MINE MINE!!!!!Blood Guard (heck YES!! This sounds like a gritty “old-school” vampire romance… the human bartender and the vampire that steals her away to an underground world she never knew about.  You know… ’cause we’re human and all. And P.S. they NEED her), Mark My Words (it just got re-released with a gorgeous new cover, and it’s a psych thriller that sounds all stalker-y. YES PLEASE!! I hope it creeps me out goooooood!!), Play On (that one up there to the left! Sounds like a rock-star book, and they were perfect together until he left suddenly. And now she finds out he HATES her so much, but she has NO idea why), Forget Me Not (DARK READ!! She was kidnapped by his father, and he helped her, but she left him there with his monster… and now as adults, she’s guilt ridden. And he’s back. Sounds like he’s a monster too), Fraternize (Rachel Van Dyken’s latest and she’s a curvy cheerleader, up against all sorts of rules but she’s thrilled at her new spot! Except… she’s not allowed to fraternize with the football players. Yeah… this should be good ;) tee hee!), Lust (OMG THIS ONE!!!! She’s a single mom prostitute, and the tattooed bad-ass cop arrests her… and then THIS: “I was a whore of the highest value. Until Detective Adrian Potter. Until the tattooed, redemption-seeking detective entered my life, looking for his fairytale. The cop and the hooker. Happily ever f**king never.” MINE!!!!!!) and The Rejected Wife (arranged marriage and he HATES her. In fact, he married her to make her pay “…no transgression against the Solace family will go unpunished. It is my duty to make sure she pays for what she has done. And the best part is, she’ll be paying for her mistake… …for as long as we both shall live…”).

And there are quite a few more that sound awesome that I highlighted below. AND! Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s 10 Monday Earlybird Book Releases!!

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


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  1. King of Code: King and Queen Duet by C.D. Reiss
  2. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  3. The Final Score: Play-by-Play, Book 13 by Jaci Burton
  4. Fraternize: Players Game, Book 1 by Rachel Van Dyken
  5. Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss
  6. Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer


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!)


Krista: MARYSE!!!!! AHHHhh!! OMG!!!! You NEED to read Drumline by Stacy kestwick ASAP… It has a beautiful disaster feel with Laird giving Travis a very close run for the lead!!!! Say what!?! I know right? I’m only at chapter 14 and I CANT put it down!! Seriously!! I think – no I know – you will LOVE it!! A snare Drumline geek hero and a strong quit-wit stubborn heroine. Stop what your doing and READ this book!! Gotta go!!

Kata: RE: Drumline Easily going to make my top 10 of 2017!

Maryse: That excites me!!!! :D !!!

  • Mark My Words: A psychological thriller by Amber Garza <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT! Beautiful cover and it’s a psych-thriller!! Oooooh it sounds so ominous, or creepy-stalker like. “She started out as my muse, but now she’s become My life. My future. My everything. And I will do anything to keep her with me.”
  • Undeadly Secrets by Aaron L. Speer <— PARANORMAL SERIES and Kim considers it the best she’s ever read!
Kim: I’m writing because I want to tell you about this series that I just happen to fall into and it’s too good not to recommend. The Undeadly Secrets series by Aaron L Speer is by far the best pnr series that I’ve ever read and I just want to do my part by sharing it’s greatness! If you have time to fit it in your schedule- it’s a definite one clicker.

Christina: I’ve been binge reading Jewel E Ann books. My favourite is her Jack and Jill series

Sarah: I LOVED When Life Happened!!! Never saw it coming ;)




  1. Blood Guard: A Mission Novel by Megan Erickson <— MEGAN ERICKSON ALERT!!One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .”
  2. Savage Betrayal: A Dark Urban Guardians Fantasy by Anni Antoni
  3. Rule Breakers, Soul Takers: An Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (Hell Runners Book 1) by Jacqueline Jayne
  4. The Chaos Prophecy: an Urban Fantasy Romance Novel (Elemental Guardians Book 2) by Rosalie Lario
  5. Welcome to Crash by Lina Langley <— SCI FI M/M ROMANCE!!
  6. Resilient (Rycroft Group Book 2) by Meg Cooper
  7. Constantine: A History (Dark Kings) by Donna Grant
  8. The Wolf’s Dream Mate: Howl’s Romance by Milly Taiden and Marianne Morea
  9. Destiny Disgraced (Talon Pack Book 6) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  10. Grizzly Promise: A Werebear Shifter Romance (Arcadian Bears Book 4) by Becca Jameson
  11. Feel the Heat (The Phoenix Agency Book 5) by Desiree Holt
  12. Formula for Danger (The Phoenix Agency Book 6) by Desiree Holt
  13. Blood Vengeance (Bewitching Bedlam) by Yasmine Galenorn
  14. BLACK (All the King’s Men Book 8) by Donya Lynne
  15. Witch Wars (The Underlayes Book 1) by T.A. Moorman
  16. Kill For You (Catastrophe Series Book 2) by Michele Mills <— SCI FI ALERT!! AN EX-CON & AN EX-STAR…A virus swept the globe killing almost all of humanity and crushing civilization to the ground, leaving Trevor Mason in the enviable position of being able to strut out of his wide-open death row cell, a free man. Now he’s trying to find redemption by helping to rebuild a ruined and empty world. Rebel Case was a box office phenomenon, but after the apocalypse she’s just a survivor like anyone else…
  17. Raise Hell (The Bewitching Hour Book 5) by Mallory Crowe
  18. Harem of Seas (The Greek Harem Saga Book 2) by Mia Church
  19. Flare: Faction 13 (The Isa Fae Collection) by H.J. Lawson
  20. The Sweet Shoppe Stories by Melissa Schroeder
  21. All the Light There Is: The Healing Edge – Book Three by Anise Eden



  1. Play On by Samantha Young <— SAMANTHA YOUNG ALERT!!! HE’S BACK… AND FOR SOME REASON HE HATES HER. “...Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow in each other they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passion—the strength to play on despite their past losses. But when life dealt Aidan another unlucky hand, instead of reaching for her he disappeared...”
  2. LOVING LEX, A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (NIGHT OF THE KINGS SERIES Book 6) by Shayne Ford
  3. Forbidden & Forever (The Lake Lovers Series Book 3) by Marly Andrews
  4. Ruin Me (Crystal Gulf Book 3) by Shana Vanterpool
  5. Decidedly With Baby (By The Bay Book 2) by Stina Lindenblatt <— HOCKEY STAR & CAREER WOMAN HAVE A ONE NIGHT STAND AND AN OOPS!!! “...After Holly receives some unexpected bad news, she’s looking to blow off a little steam, and hot sex with Mr. No Commitment himself fits the bill just fine. But sex is never without consequences, and this time it’s more than her heart that is at stake. This time, Mr. No Commitment and Ms. Career need to figure out what’s really important to them and find room in their heart for another—plus one...”
  6. Promise to Defend (Rescue Ops) by Diana Gardin
  7. Echoes in the Storm by Max Henry
  8. Forget Me Not by Willow Winters <— OOOOH DARK READ ALERT!! HE’S BACK... “…I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could. Until I left him. I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.  I’ve never felt such guilt in my life...”
  9. Delirious, A Quantum Novel (Quantum Series Book 6) by Marie Force
  10. Second to None (A Second Glances Novella) by Nancy Herkness
  11. A New Shade of Summer (Love in Lenox) by Nicole Deese
  12. Something Just Like This: A You & Me Novel (You & Me Series Book 3) by Lisa Shelby
  13. Chavez: Jagged Edge Series #7 (Jagged Edge Series, Alpha-male, Romance) by A.L. Long
  14. Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry <— SARINA BOWEN & SARAH BAYBERRY ALERT! SHE WORKS AT HIS MOTHER’S COMPANY……I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful — pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to. But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations...”
  15. The Final Score (A Play-by-Play Novel Book 13) by Jaci Burton <— JACI BURTON’S FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “…Like Nathan, Mia is from a sports dynasty family and embarking on an incredible new career—as founder of her own sports management company. Her friendship with Nathan means everything to her, and tossing sex into the mix again could jeopardize it…”
  16. Cold Malice (Cold Justice Book 8) by Toni Anderson
  17. Hot Georgia Rein by Martha Sweeney
  18. One Last Kiss (Tina Folsom’s Eternal Bachelors Club) by Cynthia Cooke
  19. My Kinda Song (Summer Sisters Book 3) by Lacey Black <— SHE’S HIS BEST FRIEND & SUFFERING UNREQUITED LOVE... “Abby Summer has been in love with one man most of her life, but he doesn’t know she exists. For years, Abby has watched him go home with woman after woman, not even noticing the one who stands loyally beside him. That’s why a dating site is the perfect solution to Abby’s problems: get over Levi and move on to someone else...”
  20. Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer
  21. A Particular Darkness (A Katrina Williams Novel) by Robert E. Dunn
  22. Fraternize (Players Game Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken <— RACHEL VAN DYKEN ALERT!! SHE’S THE NEW CHEERLEADER BUT THERE ARE RULES… “Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done… No fraternizing with the players…
  23. BLEMISHED by Juliet Braddock
  24. I Heart Forever (I Heart Series, Book 7) by Lindsey Kelk
  25. Arrogant Bastard (Dark Desires) by Zara Cox
  26. March Wind (Wilder Irish Book 3) by Mari Carr <— SHE HAS A BRAIN TUMOR AND A BARTENDER HELPS HER WITH HER BUCKET LIST ALERT! Ohhhhhh my heart is already breaking… “…Mia has a ticking time bomb in her head, an inoperable tumor, with a diagnosis of only six months to live. As Padraig lets her cry on his shoulder, listens to her heartbreakingly detail the things she’ll never get to experience, he’s forced to face some hard facts about the way he’s lived his own life up to this point. Meandering through each day as if youth means immortality, and he has all the time in the world. An evening of soul-searching leads to a life-changing decision—Padraig will help Mia accomplish everything on her bucket list. He won’t let her die with a single regret...”
  27. Scorch: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance (The Blackthorn Brothers Book 4) by Cali MacKay
  28. Restitution (Theta Corps Book 1) by Aliyah Burke
  29. Strings: A Love Story by Megan Edwards
  30. Harm Done: A Novel by Shane Allison
  31. Almost Never by Amy Lamont <— THE ROCK STAR’S SON & THE MED STUDENT ALERT!…Getting blown off by the sexy and popular King of Campus is the kiss of death for the new life Harper hoped to make for herself at college. Her only goal now is to get into medical school so she can leave her past, and Declan Cooper, far behind. But when the plans Harper made are threatened, Declan might be the only person who can help...”
  32. Vengeance: A Romantic Suspense Thriller (Tip of the Spear Book 2) by Belle Ami
  33. Undercover Agent (Phantom Security Book 2) by Marissa Dobson
  34. Fighting His Desire (So Inked Book 4) by Sidney Bristol
  35. Frozen Notes (Amazing Grace Book 4) by Fay Lamb
  36. Filthy Kiss (Filthy Fairy Tales Book 3) by Vanessa Booke
  37. Lust (Vegas Nights, #2) by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART ALERT!! OOOOOOHHHH HE’S A TATTOOED COP & HE JUST ARRESTED A SINGLE MOM PROSTITUTE & THIS SOUNDS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!…Detective Adrian Potter had a lot to answer for. I didn’t care that he was tasked with shutting down the city’s most prolific hookers. I cared that he was stopping me from providing for my daughter. He didn’t care. Not at all. Until I broke down in the backseat of his car… And he let me go. Adrian was a single parent, too. He knew how hard I had it. At least, he thought he did...”
  38. Forever With You (Unforgettable You Book 4) by Beverley Kendall
  39. A Cowboy to Keep (The Canadays of Montana Book 4) by Barbara Ankrum
  40. Something Like Family by Heather Burch
  41. THREESOME by Brian W. Smith and Keith Thomas Walker
  42. First by Kimberly Adams <— MILITARY HERO WENT MISSING & SHE TRIED TO MOVE ON… and then he was found. “...Grant wrote to me from Saudi Arabia, and in his very first letter, he asked me to marry him. In his last letter, he promised to hold me in his arms on my graduation day. His last letter ended in forever. As I tried to move on with my life, I was consumed each day with the memories of a ghost… Of my young love. My first love. On August 26th, 1997, he was finally found… but I’d already lost him. This is the story of our life…. and it’s only just begun...”
  43. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren <— CHRISTINA LAUREN M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!Fangirl meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class—one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.”
  44. Saved: Breaking Free #1: An Omegaverse Story by A.M. Arthur <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  45. Is Love Enough (The Enough Series Book 3) by Taryn Steele
  46. The Return by Maxine Marsh
  47. Drunk on You (Hope Town Book 4) by Harper Sloan <— HARPER SLOAN’S LATEST!!! “…I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his. One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment. He warned me not to fall for him, and I should’ve listened...”
  48. The Broken Duke (The 1797 Club Book 3) by Jess Michaels
  49. Sweet Captivity by Julia Sykes <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT! SHE CAN’T STAND BEING TOUCHED & THEN SHE’S KIDNAPPED... “...The longer I remain trapped with him, the more I come to suspect that I’m not the only captive in his brother’s home. Andrés’ scars go deeper than the wicked furrows carved into his flesh, his pain reflected in the dark demands he imposes upon me. His obsession is twisted and wrong, but maybe I’m twisted, too. Do I want to be rescued from him? Or is he the one who truly needs saving?
  50. Vengeful Justice (Cowboy Justice Association Book 9) by Olivia Jaymes
  51. Rising Star (A Shooting Stars Novel Book 1) by Terri Osburn
  52. A Kiss in Lavender (La Vie en Roses Book 4) by Laura Florand <— LAURA FLORAND ALERT! HE’S IN EXILE & SHE WANTS TO HELP HIM LIKE HE ONCE HELPED HER… “...Lucien Rosier had been her hero once, when everyone else had turned away. Now it was Elena Lyon’s turn to rescue him. If she could teach him to believe in love and family again, she would pay back her debts. But after a lifetime of abandonment, she wasn’t about to make the mistake of believing in love herself. Not even for him...”
  53. Misadventures of a City Girl (Misadventures Book 1) by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss <— SHE’S ESCAPING PAPARAZZI & HE’S A RECLUSIVE… “...When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman...”
  54. Tripped Out: A Blacktop Cowboys® Novella by Lorelei James
  55. Shredding Dreams (Velocity Book 2) by Bella Jeanisse
  56. Times Square by Jana Aston <— JANA ASTON ALERT!! SHE’S SCOWLING AT HIM… but he’s still coming over……I don’t have time for distractions.    Which is why I’m ignoring the distraction staring at me right now. The one who looks like he belongs on a billboard campaign. The one with the full lips and the cocky smile. The one refusing to look away even when I give him my best no way scowl. The one headed in my direction. Right now…
  57. Cookies & Candlelight: Baxter Family Bakery Book Two (Arcadia Valley Romance 9) by Elizabeth Maddrey
  58. Trouble in Tallahassee (Familiar Legacy Book 3) by Claire Matturro
  59. Help Wanted (An on the Job Romance) by Allison B. Hanson
  60. 400 First Kisses by E.L. Todd <— SHE HATES HIM & HE JUST MOVED IN NEXT DOOR ALERT!! “...He’s just as arrogant as I remember, mowing the lawn without a shirt and grinning like an idiot. When he catches me staring at him through the window, he winks. So cocky. He flirts with me like he never broke my heart. And then he tells me something that I just can’t believe. We’re married…
  61. Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection by J. Kenner, Christina Lauren, Liliana Hart, Alyssa Day, Rachel Hauck, Damon Suede, Marilyn Brant, Renee Luke, Kerri Carpenter, Tara Wyatt, Cici Coughlin, Cassandra Dean, Tina Ferraro, Ariella Moon, Brandi Willis Schreiber, Lizzie Shane, Sharon Sobel “Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending...”
  62. The Billionaire’s Devotion: A Billionaire Romance (The Hampton Billionaires Book 3) by Erika Rose
  63. Break of Day (One Night in South Beach) by Andie J. Christopher
  64. The Fate of Us by Brooke Parker
  65. Jasper by Amy Miles
  66. The Rejected Wife by Sweta RP <— ARRANGED MARRIAGE AND  HE HATES HER ALERT!!…Calling the one person I despise the most my wife, and having her under my roof twenty-four-seven, is exactly the way I want it. Why? Because it makes my plan for revenge so much easier. Heather Montgomery made the mistake of crossing my family and ruining my sister’s career. Now she needs to be taught that no transgression against the Solace family will go unpunished. It is my duty to make sure she pays for what she has done. And the best part is, she’ll be paying for her mistake… …for as long as we both shall live…”


PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires Book 1) by Kendall Ryan – September 14th 2017
  2. The Outskirts: The Outskirts Duet: Part One by T.M. Frazier – September 17th 2017
  3. Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams – September 18th 2017
  4. Five by J.A. Huss – September 19th 2017
  5. Lucas: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett – September 19th 2017
  6. The Queen by Skye Warren – September 19th 2017
  7. Ride It Out (A Desert Dogs Novel) by Cara McKenna - September 19th 2017
  8. Love Profound (Cowboys and Angels Book 2) by Kelly Elliott – September 19th 2017
  9. Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3) by Tiffany Snow - September 19th 2017
  10. King of Code by C.D. Reiss – September 20th 2017
  11. Hollywood Love: Book 3: A sexy celebrity romance (Hollywood Billionaires) by Jillian Dodd – September 22nd 2017


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Tasha J September 12, 2017 at 6:37 AM

Hey Maryse! So glad you’re holding up and doing ok! And omg Drumline is SO mine today! It’s just what I need!! :) These are not romances but on my tbr and released today to, really looking forward to them too: Warcross by Marie Lu and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Ela September 12, 2017 at 6:58 AM

You sure keep us up to date! Happy Tuesday!

Leslie M September 12, 2017 at 7:21 AM

Happy Birthday Amy!!


Lisa Aiello September 12, 2017 at 7:51 AM

Happy Birthday, Amy…hope you have a fantastic day! And my one-clicker finger hurts. What an amazing list!

MichelleS September 12, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Happy Birthday Amy! hope the hunky-hubby gets you lots of goodies – like Amazon gift cards, cocktails and makeup.

bev September 12, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Happy Birthday!

Have lots of fun but don’t get arrested.

Grey September 12, 2017 at 8:53 AM

More birthday shots!!! *confetti in the air*

I’m finishing Hate to Love You by Tijan and then I’m going to decide… Tessa, should we buddy up and read DFRL??? This week is gonna be hopefully a bit easier for me than last week.

Grey September 12, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Geez… I meant to say.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!! Xoxo, hope it’s a wonderful day, my friend!

R. Renee September 12, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Happy birthday Amy!!! Happy reading Maryse!

Ela September 12, 2017 at 10:15 AM


Tessa September 12, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Happy Birthday Amy!! *big squeezie hugs* May you find the perfect marmy book to read today. :)

Grey, sure! I haven’t read it yet. I got an arc I’m reading first: Begin Again by Mona Kasten. (OMG, he’s such a jerk too!! Thank you Jean for recommending it.) So probably late tonight I can start. :)

Ela September 12, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Amy September 12, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Thank you so much everyone!! I’m working today (boooo to adulting) but you guys made it better with your birthday wishes and huggles. I am SO blessed to know you all and have this place to hang out and chat and banter with and most of all LOVE ON BOOKS TOGETHER!!! :D

Dang, I’ve had Until It Fades since June but had NO idea it was that good. Is that my birthday read?!? Not that I’m not having fun with Gideon and Eva ;) but I’ll be done with it here shortly…

D.G. September 12, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Happy birthday Amy!!!! Hope your day is awesome and glittery and full of five stars!!!

Just got to say …The Rejected Wife sounds promising…

Tessa September 12, 2017 at 3:20 PM

I thought so too! The Rejected Wife looks nice and tummy twisting.

Ela September 12, 2017 at 4:56 PM

This topic is about Forget Me Not 2017- Buddy Reads > Forget Me Not by Willow Winters and Prequel *SPOILERS*

Lisa M September 12, 2017 at 5:43 PM

I one clicked The Rejected Wife, Fraternize & Temporary!!! Just finished The Venom series by S. Williams!! So good, Tessa I think I read you recommended that series!! Happy Birthday Amy!! Until it Fades, I better get this one too!! Gideon & Eva, I loved that series!! Was a re-read for me & I even got to meet Sylvia Day at her book signing for the last book!!

Tessa September 12, 2017 at 6:01 PM

The original recommender was Kooloo. I went off her rec and just agreed that any lovers of mafia books had to read it. :)

Fabi September 12, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Happy b-day Amy!

Lisa M September 12, 2017 at 7:36 PM

I started the Rejected Wife. So far so good. I’m hooked already!! So much for going to bed early!!!!

Cheryl September 12, 2017 at 9:21 PM

Happy Birthday Amy!!!!!! *Big hugs*

Maryse, so happy and relieved you’re ok. Hope your electricity comes on soon!!

Melinda September 12, 2017 at 10:29 PM

Happy Birthday Amy, although I’ve missed it by one day as it’s the 13th in Australia. Have a cocktail or two for me. Kisses

I am reading at the moment Dr OB by Max Munroe, it is soooooo good def heading for 5 stars. Love it.

Maryse, you need a generator and then you would be fine. Hopefully you get your electricity back soon!

Jan September 12, 2017 at 10:48 PM

Throws confetti over Amy. Have a great day. Dang shame you have to work on your birthday. Oh well. Hope you get some reading time in later ;)

Great list. I’m clicking on The Final Score cos I used to love that series. I suspect I may have outgrown them now, but this is gonna be the last one, so for old times sake…..

And I’m clicking on A Kiss In Lavender. My Laura Florand love affair continues :) This one is about the superhot Lucien. Ah, my darling. Blows kisses to Lucien. Hoh Hoh Hoh (said in raunchy French accent.)

Jan September 12, 2017 at 10:54 PM

Ooh and I’ve one-clicked Times Square, cos, Jana Aston. It is a novella and has been published before, but I’m still gonna try it. AND she has a new standalone novel coming out next month called Sure Thing. :D

Julie o September 13, 2017 at 2:04 AM

I read Until It Fades right after it came out and loved it too. Good idea for a story.

Lisa M September 13, 2017 at 7:54 AM

I finished the Rejected Wife. It was good. When I read about the author at the end it’s says she’s 17!! Wow!!

Tessa September 13, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Grey, I started Dirty, Filthy, Rich Love last night and I couldn’t stop! I’m almost done. :) Yep, it’s that good.

Leslie M September 13, 2017 at 10:10 AM

I looooooved Until it Fades.

I don’t usually like slow-burnish types, but this one was not at all boring or long winded…perfectly paced and fabulous and swoony.

Jean September 13, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Happy birthday Amy one day late! Hope it was a good one!

Maryse, glad you survived the storm and had lots of reading time! You have me wanting to read Until It Fades asap!

I’m still reading A Court of Wings and Ruin…..long book….. but I kinda don’t want to leave their world too quickly!

Tessa, glad you are liking that jerk from Begin Again!

There are a lot of books I want up there on that list!

Tessa September 13, 2017 at 11:18 AM

LOVED the jerk from Begin Again. Just absolutely adored it.

I want another Court book… Yes, I loved it that much. :)

marina September 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Maryse, so sorry to hear you had to weather the storm, relieved to hear you are ok! Sounds like you have mastered the art of refrigeration! xo

Tessa September 13, 2017 at 10:37 PM

Okay. I read three books this week that were astounding. Begin Again by Mora Kasten (All the rest of her books are in German… grr! I want to read them all!), Filthy, Dirty, Rich Love, which I expected to love, and Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken. I totally didn’t expect it to be a 5 star! However, you read it and you keep reading and and and… It was so good. :D

Jan September 14, 2017 at 12:48 AM

Begin Again looks interesting. But it’s not out till next month!!! *pouts*

Lisa Aiello September 14, 2017 at 7:11 AM

Jan – I just got Begin Again through NetGalley if you are signed up for them and want to try for it!!

Maryse September 14, 2017 at 8:18 AM

I’m back!!! The electricity is on and I am SO relieved and SO happy. I’m a little exhausted and I still have to go through my fridge and freezer and dump a ton of stuff, and contemplate whether I want to bring everything outside again, or wait to make sure Jose is definitely off my path.

But I am SO HAPPY!!! :D

Maryse September 14, 2017 at 8:23 AM

What’s all this talk about the jerk in Begin Again?? I just heard of this book now because someone tweeted me saying they can’t wait for my review of it. And I’m all… what what what? Then I come here and you guys are talking about it too, AND there’s a jerk in it?

Oooooh do tell!!! :D !!!

D.G. September 14, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Finished The Rejected Wife last night…a little disappointed b/c I was hoping it would be on the lines of maybe Sparrow. For a 17yr old to have wrote it, a job well done for her. However, for me there was not enough depth…not angsty at all…and the H was just straight hateful when he was being hateful. Not jerky or hot bully just straight up hateful to the point I would have walked out of that door after the first go round.

Tessa September 14, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Begin Again isn’t out yet, BUT!!! He’s an absolute jerk in the beginning. He needs a roommate and she needs a room, but he has rules and is just mean. It really was awesome. :) It doesn’t come out until Oct, sadly.

Jean September 14, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Yay! I’m loving all the love for Begin Again!!! So great! Yes Maryse, a jerk! And he could be seriously brutal at times!

Tessa, I think the next one is coming out in English….I saw that somewhere……I’ll keep you updated! And now, you have me wanting to read Fraternize which I received through NG. Is that where you got it?

(Glad you survived the storm Maryse)!

Tessa September 14, 2017 at 10:03 AM

I met a king when I was twenty-one years old.
American Prince by Sierra Simone

Tessa September 14, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Jean, I saw but I want all her prior stories in English too! :) Or else, find someone fluent in German. Oh Michelle…!

R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 10:07 AM

FLT “Why can’t you just be honest with me for once, if not with yourself?” A.C. Bextor, KEPT: A Second Chance Fairy Tale

Jean September 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM

R!!!!!! Squeeeeeee!!!! I LOVED KEPT!!! LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!! Hope you do too!

FLT: The painting was a lie. (Court of Wings & Ruin….yep, I’m still reading it… 70% now)

R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM

Yes!! I remember you’re the one who recommended it to me! I think Leslie would like it. Super swoony!

Amy September 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM


“The secret to getting away with a fake ID is going to a dive bar.” ~ Beautifully Broken by Laura Lee

My pick-for-me read for September…thank you, Fabi!

Amy September 14, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Holy moly…four days without electricity. That IS exhausting. :?


R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Welcome back Maryse! I can’t even imagine! But I wonder if I’d hate being forced off my laptop for a little while. Hmm… That part might not be so bad.

Tessa September 14, 2017 at 12:13 PM

I’m just happy she has it back on. They originally were saying on the news at least a week. 0.0 And Maryse, now,you can charge your books! :P

Maryse September 14, 2017 at 12:17 PM

I’m actually reading Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey (the one with the stripper-cop cover that made me smirk… or maybe that was a frown… maybe a bit of an eyebrow waggle too :P )… might have even turned me off the book, but I had it and I was in the mood for a good hot-cop story, and OMG this book is SO MUCH better than the cover.

And I mean… I may just give it 5 stars. It has had me laughing out loud seriously…(he doesn’t realize it, but he’s freaking hilarious) and my heart in my throat half the time. It’s a bit typical, predictable contemporary romance (nobody wants to commit etc etc…) but there’s something about the way the author wrote the characters (their dialogue and she has the GUY thoughts and reactions PERFECT!!!!) that I am absolutely in love with this book. I believe this story and I’m really connected to their feelings. I FEEL IT.

Plus, he’s wonderfully obnoxious and possessive and bossy but sweet and in his own way… romantic (even though he’s not trying to be – you’ll see…. OMG he’ll steal your heart so many times), and the stuff he does to sabotage … things. LOL!!!!!!

I’m even reading the steamy (and I. Mean. STEAMYYYYY!!!) scenes, not a skim to be found. Yeah. This one, you’d not know it by that cover, but it’s really REALLY good.

Okay. :) This author can write a gooooooood love story.

Oh yeah. FLT: “People magazine isn’t going to name me the Sexiest Man Alive any time soon, so I don’t play the long game with girls.” (Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey)

Jean September 14, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Sounds like you found another great one for us Maryse!

Tessa September 14, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Oooh, that sounds great, Maryse. :)

Grey September 14, 2017 at 9:11 PM

FLT ~ He makes the rules. She breaks them all. ~ Begin Again by Mona Kasten.

Jan September 14, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Lisa I’m not on Netgalley. I have to be real. I’ve got MORE than enough to read LOL. I can wait till Begin Again comes out. :) I just got a copy of The Dark Of The Moon which I WON on RobinHillWrites. Woohoo. *throws confetti* I never win anything usually. I’m so thrilled. It’s just sitting there softly calling my name, waiting for me to finish a couple of buddy reads I’m doing. If I wake up in the night, hearing a spooky ‘Jan….Jan…’ I’ll know what is is LOL.

Maryse, so relieved for you that you got through it safely. And you kept your blog going too! What a champ! *hugs*

FLT: She never expected to find her former husband in an opium den.

From Mogul by Joanna Shupe. Set in NYC in the Gilded Age. It’s good.

R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Yay! Jan it was you! I hoped but I wasn’t sure!

Grey September 14, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Yay Maryse for having power!!! Hope you haven’t lost too much stuff in the meantime… And thankful it was just…stuff. Stuff can be replaced, people cannot,you know? *hugs*

Tomorrow is Friday…thank God! I think we need an old fashioned blog Friday tomorrow… Everyone should pop in, have a bev question kind of night… Maybe a round of 3 things, virtual cocktails? I miss you guys!!!

Jan September 14, 2017 at 9:16 PM

Yep it was me. *hugs R.* Thanks!

Nice idea for Friday Grey. Let’s do it.

R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 9:18 PM

You’re welcome! I LOVE that book. I wasn’t about to let a little thing like being in another country get in the way!

Jan September 14, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Haha. :D Looking forward to reading it.

Cheryl September 14, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Yeh Maryse, glad the electricity is back on and bonus with the great book find!!!

“You know how they say never to go to the supermarket when you’re hungry because you’ll make some seriously ill-advised choices if you let your baser instincts rule your intellect?” Sledgehammer by P. Dangelico. So far, a funny read and has more of Cal and Cam from WreckingBall.

Amy September 14, 2017 at 10:23 PM

Ooooooooh, I’m IN for blog Friday!!

Hubby has a work thing with the other guys tomorrow night, and I was planning on staying in (love my girlfriends but I need some ME time), reading, and drinking CHERRY VODKA SOURS courtesy of Maryse and R. Yep, I’m a-gettin’ tipsy tomorrow night and I would LOVE to spend it with all of you!

I’ll SO be here. :D

R. Renee September 14, 2017 at 10:27 PM

OMG Amy I love them. I’m buying a big jar of cherries tomorrow and making them this weekend. I’m in for tomorrow night!

Amy September 14, 2017 at 10:43 PM

YAY!!! It’s a Friday night blog party!!

*happy dances around the room*

Jan September 14, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Yay! *runs out to stock up on cherries and vodka*

Janet September 15, 2017 at 5:43 AM

I just wrote this in your What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey comments but then thought I’d throw it here too. i really recommend Laurelin Paige’s’ duet series, Dirty Filthy Rich Men and Dirty Filthy Rich Love – the story of Donovan and Sabrina! A good roller coaster ride through hot obsession, with some angst, some heart wrench and a buffet of good characters to love and loathe. Can’t wait for the follow ups! In the meantime, on to Disorderly Conduct!

Leslie M September 15, 2017 at 7:06 AM

R., So funny that you recommend Kept to me because I keep seeing your updates on GR and thinking how much I LOVE that cover. No clue what book is about, but cover makes me want to read it.

Speaking of covers….Maryse, I am glad you are enjoying Disorderly Conduct ’cause that cover is awful. ;)

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 8:25 AM

LOL!! Isn’t it, though?? *snort* Stripper-cop… I don’t know why they went with that, but it’s actually great!

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Okay I’m in. I’ll go and grab some of that yummy cherry vodka drink stuff in a bit. :D YAY US!

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 8:32 AM

I didn’t lose anything, Grey which makes me So lucky. No damage from as far as I can tell in my neighborhood. Just some downed trees (small ones). Very lucky indeed!!! :D

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 8:33 AM

LOL! Thank you Jan! I power-prepared the blog. ;) It kept me sane while waiting for that hurricane to come in. Felt like even though I was isolated for a week, that the blog posts kept me connected to you all, anyway.

Maryse September 15, 2017 at 8:35 AM

YAY! Thank you for the feedback Lisa! :D

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