Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – September 16th 2014

by Maryse on September 16, 2014 · 150 comments

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I’ve already found a few that I hadn’t heard of before but that sound AWESOME. YAY!!!! So excited!! Okay like… What If (that one to the left). Well, to be fair, I DID know about this one’s upcoming release, and it sounds SO good! A doppelgänger? With secrets!??

Oh and these REALLY have my attention (these are the ones I just “discovered” today): Sway —> They TOTALLY bond, and I guess bad things are discovered and they have to split… but: “one realization becomes clear: they’ve both fallen hard for the absolute wrong person, which leaves both scrambling for a way to make it right.” YES YES!! I wanna know what that means!! And this one: The Rules Regarding Gray (she… umm… “interacts” with her boyfriend’s best friend with his permission? And the best friend begins falling for her…) YIKES!!! AND!! This one —> Wild Ride (she’s escaping her ex-biker-boyfriend, and gets picked right back up by another biker…). Oh!! And A Natural Act <— an MMA fighter/med student that helps an abused woman but doesn’t want to get involved with her… sounds like it’s for ME!!! :D

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

BARGAINS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).

  • All Lined Up: A Rusk University Novel by Cora Carmack <— Aimee found it on sale! “As if going to the same college as her football-star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a phenom in Texas’s world of high school coaching, has decided to make the jump to college ball . . . as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.
  • All She Wants by Anna Cruise <— Aimee found us this deal today! PARTY SORORITY GIRL! “Her plans are cut short, however, when she’s forced to babysit Stuart Woodcock, the Neanderthal-like humanitarian coming to town for a sorority-sponsored speaking engagement. But when Stuart arrives, he’s nothing like the pictures she’s seen. He’s all kinds of hotness—and all kinds of Annika’s type of guy.”
  • Picture Perfect (Limelight Book 2) by Elisabeth Grace <— Can be read as a standalone! “Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful entertainment PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.
  • Pieces Of You & Me (Book 1 of 2) by Pamela Ann <— Aimee found us this one! Oh this sounds like fun! They hate each other!! “Olivia Taylor’s life turned upside down when she found out her mother was moving into her boyfriend’s home. The glitch? The boyfriend had a son named Greyson–the guy she loathed more than anything.
  • Bright Side by Kim Holden <— I’m bringing this one back, ’cause it’s still making waves, and so many of us (including me) LOVED it. Plus it’s bargain priced! (my review)
  • High Stakes (Vittorio Crime Family #1) by Vanessa Waltz <— Stephanie found us these!!
  • Double Blind (Vittorio Crime Family #2) by Vanessa Waltz <— and this one was just recently released!
  • Licentious by Jen Cousineau <— Oooh I wonder how this one’s gonna play out. She feels like she’s dying (tragic past that destroyed her) and he’s a cold-blooded killer… “When Josephine and Aléssandro’s paths collide, their fates try to intervene and save each other. But can they be saved? Will the secrets they keep and the betrayals they are faced with destroy what they share? Or does love truly conquer all?
  • Reed’s Reckoning by Ahren Sanders <— Linda recommends it! “I’m 68% into Reed’s Reckoning and so love this story. Highly recommend!!!”




  • Apolonia by Jamie McGuire <— expected release date October 6th 2014


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Jean September 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I want all 4 books listed in your first two paragraphs! Also, really want Bad Things…. I’ve never read anything by Varian Krylov and I remember seeing someone comment that they were excited about this one!

I also had to 1-click Courage…. love when authors do this and all proceeds go to a good cause… it was a no-brainer for me!

Now what the heck do I read next……

Jean September 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Oh and Hemy (Walk of Shame #2) came out…. don’t remember seeing it on your lists, but been waiting for his story! Sorry if you already listed it somewhere!

Michelle September 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

A new Rebecca Donovan book! That will the new Tracey Garvis-Graves has made my day!

Michelle September 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM

…with the new…oops sorry! I was so excited I could not form correct words apparently. Sway looks good too.

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Gah! Lemme put Hemy up! Thanks for reminding me Jean!!

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 2:31 PM

LOL Michelle!! Happens to me all the time…

Jean September 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I know Michelle! I was excited to see something new by Rebecca Donovan too!

No problem Maryse! It’s the least I can do with all you do for us!!!!!

Amy September 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Daaaang, this week is full of love triangles, bikers and dark sex! I’m with Jean…those four books you noted look like they might give the *oomph* that we love, and I am eyeing Searching For Forever as well. A hot, young paramedic? Oh, heck yeah!! *waggling eyebrows*

I’m reading The Madam (VIP 2), and I have to say the author is doing a good job so far of making me actually feel for a character that I *really* didn’t like in the first one! :D

Amy September 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Actually, I should say dark and *unconventional* sex. ;)

Lauren September 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Yay!!! Been waiting on the next Walk of Shame book! Also, I’ve read all of the books in the Courage Anthology & they are ALL 5-star reads. I’m tempted to buy it just so I’ll have all those great books in one place.

Shell September 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Six Of Hearts by L H Cosway is also on sale price of $99.
I can’t wait to read this one.

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Jean September 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Oh Amy, are you still talking to me? I assume you hated Translucent since you never said anything…. Haha and hey that’s okay! Bright Side is on sale today and I am “this close” to 1-clicking for when I’m in the mood for that crying, blubbering, sobbing read!

What is everyone gong to read next….this list is overwhelming!

bev September 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Almost done with My Familiar Stranger. I am really enjoying it Michelle S.
Then starting on The Hook Up.
The only two from this list I’ll probably grab are Courage and Danger & Desire. Courage has some repeats for me but some new and a great cause. D&D because I’ve seen good reviews for Clare and Crane’s books. Nice to be able to try them both at that price.

Michelle September 16, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Hmmm Six of Hearts on sale too but so many on here didn’t like it, however the reviews on amazon make it sound good…undecided…

Amy September 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM

*gasp* Well, someone is full of p!ss and vinegar today!! *raising eyebrow at Jean* I thought for sure that I had let you know when I was done…but just in case I didn’t, just know I thought that the cliffhanger sucked!! Woman, you *know* how I feel about CH. *glaring*

And for that, you had better pick up Bright Side…and actually READ it, not just let it sit there. :P

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Is this list supper long or is it my imagination?
I just finished My Familiar Stranger. I don’t know what I’m going to next though there are plenty screaming my name.

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 4:01 PM

I just started Sway. So far so good, writing-wise!

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Hehe… The antics have started early, here. I’m gonna make a batch of peppermint martinis. Anyone game? My husband is watching a Christmas movie as we speak, so you know… Peppermint. ;)

Jean September 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

A Christmas drink? Haha too funny!

Yep I think we will need the martinis tonight. I already got Amy riled up! OK I am 1-clicking Bright Side just for you Amy….I know that CH was a doozy in Translucent, but wasn’t it good?!?!

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Speaking of cliffhangers, did anyone read Vain? It was great and the BAM CH. Thank goodness the followups are out now.

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Oh I forgot to put that A Natural Act (that MMA fighter that helps the abused woman) is one on my top list today…

bev September 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Fabi read The Hook up with me.

Amy I like how a CH is worse to you than a book that leaves you sobbing, lol.

Sharon F. September 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I one-clicked Bright Side. I need a little angst! Wish me luck!

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Bev I went back to Crazy Good cause it was crazy good when I started it and don’t even know how I got sidetracked. I think I was reading two at once or something. I’m trying so hard to not go one-click crazy with this new list. I have so many on my tbr. But I’ve already added one to my wish list. It sounds way out there so when I’m in the mood for that again I’ll have one ready. hahaha like how I justify adding more and more books I don’t have time to read?

Amy September 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Peppermint martinis??? Ooooohhh, mine! *snatches peppermint martini from Maryse* And Jean is antagonizing me! I was just fine and all happy-go-skippy and then JEAN had to go and get all flippant with me. Hmph. Yeah, you better read Bright Side, Jean. *smirk*

And now Bev wants to get in on it, too! Yep, I love books that make me sob, but CH’s just make me all p!ssy. It’s not pretty. ;)

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Ha! New acronym. Maryce is making us all OCC. (One click crazy) and I just keep thinking about Amy’s tbr… :-)

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 4:59 PM

*sputter* wha wha whaaaaaa? But but…. My martini! My candy cane! Gah!

*Stirs up another…. 5…* ;)

Amy September 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Oh, Sharon…you’re in for it. My heart is still aching a bit. Oh man, there’s that lump again in my throat. :?

To those who have read it…that scene in the recording studio…”I love you, Bright Side.” “I love you, too, Gus.” Oh, my heart. Not a spoiler (they always say that to each other as lifelong best friends), just something so poignant about that part. *sigh*

Amy September 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Mmmmmm…it always tastes better when it is someone else’s. And I am talking about *martinis* not men, so just don’t even start! :P

*peeking over Maryse’s shoulder for the next martini*

What? Just looking…hehe…

Michelle September 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Fabi, I have Crazy Good and have been passing it over for others – you’ll have to let me know if it turns out to be a good one.

I still haven’t taken the Bright Side plunge. I might 1-click it too and save it for when I can emotionally handle it :’(

That one you just mentioned Maryse, A Natural Act, is looking really good to me as well :)

Amy September 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Fabi, you mean my four-digit list that grows every week? ;)

*snicker* A Natural Act. I bet that’s how the farmer justifies it. *snort*

Jean September 16, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Bev, you make a very good point about Amy! Ha!

I have Crazy Good too so I’d like to know your thoughts too Fabi.

And Michelle, I agree I think I need to wait to be in the mood for BS. I did buy it (ok Amy?). And I think A Natural Act sounds great… I am a sucker for MMA fighters!!!

I am really wanting a martini now guys…. but my favorite is chocolate!!! Yum!

Michelle S September 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Amy – I think you should read all about farmer Henner’s bad-boy alpha tendencies, animal cruelty and all….. then report back to us! HA! Just for keeping his spirit alive on this blog!

The love triangle sounds scandalous… I only like a threesome occasionally, not in the mood right now…. ;-)

I am going to finish that ARC copy of Reapers #4. Picnic is such a jerk. Like Tate x10. She is 38, so I like that part. Reminds me a wee little bit of KA’s Sweet Dreams. I like this series, so it’s a good edition.

Fabi – that list IS huge. I’m going to need a while just to get through it. First I scroll and look at her “squees” and look for arrows… then the covers…. then eventually I read the blurbs!

And Sway sounds interesting. They break up and can’t avoid each other? I like the sound of all that tension! Please have some cheapies in the bunch.

Jean September 16, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Four digits… Um yeah no comment.. I thought i was bad with over 400. Lol!

Amy September 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM

“I only like a threesome occasionally, not in the mood right now….” <—- Oh really, MichelleS?? :P Maybe Maryse's peppermint martinis will get you in the mood!

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Someone make Jean a Nutella martini! And me one, too! :D

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I Loved Crazy Good!!

MichelleS September 16, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I’ll just gnaw on some salami, thank you very much, I have a bad a$$ alpha biker to get back to….. no martinis for me…..

Tessa September 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Omg, Amy! That was the scene that hit me! Studio scene is officially the best svcene of Brite Side. I literally thought of it days later, and it is was so… It touched me majorly.

*eyes peppermint martini*


Maryse September 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

MichelleS —> what you’ve said so far about Picnic makes me VERY excited indeed!!!

Er… I mean.. not the salami thing (although I LOVE salami) but you know… like Sweet Dreams feel and he’s such a jerk. YAY ME!!!!!

Maryse September 16, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Yours, Tessa!!!
Make sure to stir the candy cane in it, Makes it better!!!!

And watch Amy… today’s martini stealer. :P

Amy September 16, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Oh lord, MichelleS is going to gnaw on a “salami” since she’s not in the mood for a threesome. LOL!!!!! Hey, VIP is about an escort service so my mind is dirtier than usual today. :P

OMG, look at this clip…it’s us!!!!

And I have no idea what you’re talking about, Maryse. I’m just reading my book and relaxing. *sipping and hiding stolen martini*

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Oh gah, Michelle, Jean I know you’re not asking *me * for a review. hahaha I’ll let you know if I like it fwiw. Oh, thank goodness Maryse read it. She can give you the low down. This is a new sub-sub-genre for me so we’ll see. Gotta say though, it’s kicked off with bang. Hope it keeps it up. I’m coming off of two pretty great PNRs so it has a lot to live up to.

Fabi September 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Haaa I keep wondering if it’s Friday with the conversations going on around here.

Kandra September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I read sway in two days – started it on Friday night and finished it Saturday. Couldn’t put it down – really loved it! I was lucky enough to get a free ARC of it last week.

Cheryl September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

What a list, can’t decide. *stealing peppermint martini from Maryse and reading list again*

Amy Matayo September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Oh my gosh!! A friend messaged me and told me Sway was on your blog today, and now I see that you’re reading it! Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy it!

Linda September 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Finished Reed’s Reckoning last night and LOVED it!!! I don’t want to spoil anything. I’ll just say it was the type of writing style and story that totally engrossed me and wanted to read every single word so I didn’t miss a feeling or moment. You will fall in absolute love with Reed and Ari.

bev September 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

So just opened The Hook Up. I hope I like it as much as I expect and want to. Fingers crossed.
Haven’t read a word yet but already happy that she has a line from Little Ghost by The White Stripes and pictures of fall leaves with the chapter headings. Yes, I am excited by pictures in my book.

bev September 16, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Also a quote from Closer by NIN which I’ve never heard before but like the lyric.

Donna L September 17, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Maryse – I just finished SWAY! Loved it..a different read that I wasn’t expecting at all.

Fabi September 17, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Sounds like Sway is a hit. Can’t wait for your review Maryse.

Jean September 17, 2014 at 7:48 AM

I started the Reasonable Doubt series this morning and couldn’t put it down! Now I’m running late for work…… Damn.

Fabi September 17, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Jean we’ll be late together. I can’t stop reading Crazy Good.

“I have no self-preservation awareness when I’m around you. My happiness is directly dependent on you.”

Have you ever loved someone this way? Have you had someone love you this way? It’s a life changing experience. I can’t believe it’s in a book. But, then again, I guess that’s what contemporary romance does, puts the real world in the pages of book.

I still think I’m only going to be able to handle CR in small doses. But some of these are unputdownable. I just hope it doesn’t destroy me before it’s done.

Jean September 17, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Fabi I think I want to start that one next.. It’s been calling my name (unless some other book jumps in its place..)! Lol! Enjoy your day!

Fabi September 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Is anyone familiar with Donna Grant’s Darkest Flame series?

Cheryl September 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Ok after stealing Maryse’s peppermint martini and finishing Worth The Fall (which I really enjoyed-Matt *swoon*), I like Raced, Sway, Reed’s Reckoning, Reasonable Doubt- since it’s complete now) and A Natural Act.
Now which one to read first… ;)

Jean September 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Cheryl, just started the 2nd book of the bundled Reasonable Doubt series and am loving it!!!!!!

bev September 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Jean I’ve read the first two of the Reasonable Doubt trilogy. I’ll be curious to hear if you like how it wraps up.

Cheryl once I started Worth the Fall I couldn’t stop. It just had this nice gentle rhythm to it. Matt with his princess and ladybug…♥♥. Loved the barbie scene.
When I’m done with The Hook Up I think I’ll start Room for You. Another single mom but I think hockey player.

Linda September 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Bev the Cranberry Inn Trilogy is a reeeeally great story. I won’t say any more;)) Thoroughly enjoyed Reasonable Doubt series also. So many “crazy good” reads right???

Linda September 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Cheryl I promise Reed’s Reckoning is amazing!!! You won’t forget Reed.

Milissa September 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Ok Maryse and Amy ya’ll have to read Jag & the leftover club.
I had to read something with a bad boy . After crying like crazy over until stars and bright side . Oh and wrecking ball.. I read about 6-7 books a week.
What has been ya’lls favorite book this year?

Amy September 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Ooh!!!! I’m so upset!! I finished The Madam, and even though I still don’t like the Madam at least I understand her more. Her mother…wow, that woman needs a foot shoved so far up her a$$ that the toes come out of her mouth!! And then, AND THEN I read the prologue for the next book (MVP) at the back of the book, and I am p!ssed as a f&%!mother with the direction the author is taking it. Really?? REALLY?? After everything in the first book and now it’s going to go *there*? I’m not reading MVP. As far as I’m concerned, everything ended with the first book. That’s it, and that’s all.

*deep breath*

So, how are you ladies? :D What’s everyone reading?

Jean September 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Oh Amy, sounds like you need a martini! And a big *hug*! Hope venting made you feel better! Reading Reasonable Doubt series and loving it!

bev September 17, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Room For You will definitely be my next one. It has been sitting front and center in my carousel for awhile. Thanks for letting my know I’m in for a good read Linda.
Amy I have the hardest time when I dislike the heroines.

Michelle September 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Fabi, I’m excited about Crazy Good now and can’t wait to read this one! Reasonable Doubt was not even on my radar but I’m going to get it especially if the series is complete – I have no patience in between books. I loved the Cranberry Inn books too.

Amy I went back to the Covenant series with Deity and it’s soooo good! I’m very happy you recommended this series since it’s been on my wish list for so long and I just needed the push to read it. I’ve been missing out on the sexiness that is Aiden :D

Amy September 17, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I’ll take that martini (what kind are we drinking?), and I’ll take that hug as well. *squeezing Jean* Reasonable Doubt is a serial series, right? Is it finished yet? Just like cliffhangers, I don’t do well with serials. ;)

Bev, this was kind of like reading Dirty Red for me in that I couldn’t stand the main character but enjoyed getting in her head…and wanted to see things fall apart for her. :P

Michelle, isn’t he a sweetheart and yet a bada$$ at the same time?? *swooooooooon* You get to read Elixir next! *squealing and clapping hands* If you think he’s great now, just wait… ;)

Cheryl September 17, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Damn, Reed’s Reckoning or Reasonable Doubt???

Amy, Reasonable Doubt is complete.

Maryse, did you finish Sway??

Jacquie Biggar September 17, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Woohoo, I stopped in to see what’s new and noticed you’d listed my book, Tidal Falls! Thanks for the mention Maryse, if you try it, let me know what you think, :)

Amy September 17, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Thanks, Cheryl…especially since Jean seems to be ignoring me now. Yeah, Jean, I said it! :P

Milissa, I actually have The Leftover Club and Unlit Star, and I’m pretty sure I have Wrecking Ball, but I haven’t read them yet. It’s always great to hear a recommendation for a good read after a fugly cry book like Bright Star! Does anyone else get that Miley Cyrus song stuck in their head when they see the title Wrecking Ball??

Amy September 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Cheryl, I’m reading Reed’s Reckoning right now…care to join me?

Cheryl September 18, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Amy, you’re on!!!
I had actually started Reasonable Doubt, but I’ll put it aside and start RR with you!!! Always more fun to have a reading buddy!!! ;)

MichelleS September 18, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Reed’s Reckoning eh?…. let me read the blurb…..

Ok. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back. Classic angsty NA story….. anything original or interesting happening? OF COURSE he’s a professional athlete.

Unless there’s a twist or the writing is above and beyond, I’m not sure I’m interested. NO throwing your kindles at me please….

Fabi September 18, 2014 at 7:27 AM

MichelleS you just got a laugh out of me. Moody much? lol I get like that. When nothing sounds good or original or read worthy. hahaha I think it’s because we become read gluttons at some point. We forget what it’s like to be hungry for a book.

You know what I’ll recommend and it’s not on any of these lists. *grin* But what I do when I just want something great, and don’t know what, is hit up Maryse’s 5-star lists. :-)

Amy September 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Cheryl, um, Jean is reading Reasonable Doubt right now and loving it, so you might want to stick with that for now. I’m about 20% in to RR and having trouble with the writing style. Scenes just feel too rushed, and this might sound mean but some of the events/scenes seem sort of…juvenile, I guess?

I don’t mind the replayed storyline and really like NA as long as the writing is great with something unique in it to set it apart from other similar books. So, yeah, I’m agreeing with Ms. Jaded up there – aka MichelleS. :P Not sure if I’m going to continue with this one…

Jean September 18, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I would never ignore you Amy…. you are too “special”!

Yeah guys, Reasonable Doubt…. It’s complete and bundled with all 3 books and it is great!!!!!

MichelleS, love your comment about RR…. I’m right there with ya!

bev September 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Michelle S lol. I can feel that way sometimes and other times I’m in the mood for certain formulas.
Finished THU and I really liked it. Not gushing but enjoyable. Really interested in book two.
Ok so Tuesday is Deacon and that is a stop drop & roll for me. Its going to be a short one.
Until then my next 3 are Room for You, Carnal Secrets (pnr), and For Real. I have no memory of it so blind read.

Michelle September 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If anyone doesn’t have the Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher already, it is .99 right now.

Also, if anyone was interested in the PNR series I recommended recently, by AJ Aalto, The Marnie Baranuik Files, Book 3 Last Impressions is .99 as well. I LOVED Book 1 Touched and highly recommend it if you are into this genre.

Ok I love days off when I can indulge in reading so back to Deity because now I’m almost bouncing around trying to get to Elixir Amy!

Amy September 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Aw, Jean… *blushing* Reasonable Doubt is looking pretty promising if you are loving it that much!

I’m so excited to hear what you think about the end of Deity and then Elixir, Michelle! I read them as they came out and had to wait for Elixir. O.M.G. I thought I was going to freak the freak out after the ending of Deity. Y’all know how I am about cliffhangers…but it was so worth it!!! What about that guitar pick that Alex bought him a while back? *swoooooooon*

Amy September 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Bev, good to know about The Hookup! ;)

Cheryl September 18, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Well damn Amy I one-clicked RR and started it this morning before work. I’ll give it a shot. I’m a sucker for a sports-romance. ;) I do agree about the writing style though. I’m hoping it improves; reviews say mystery too-we’ll see.

Cheryl September 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM

MichelleS, I agree there are times I feel like I can’t decide or find the “right” book to read because I just want a unique story that isn’t formulaic.

Fabi September 18, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Bad Things is the one that’s been calling my name since this list went up. Maybe after Crazy Good. Idk I don’t want another like TTM but I wouldn’t mind something a little bad after all the nicey nicey ones I’ve read recently.

Amy September 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Now I feel awful, Cheryl. *cringing* I should have read a bit more before encouraging it! But maybe you will have a better connection with it than I had. I have a bunch of errands to run, and then I’m thinking of moving on to One To Tell the Grandkids…it looks like it’s going to get complicated in a very good way! *bouncing leg and rubbing hands together*

Ooooh, you brave woman, Fabi! It sounds from the blurb that it is M/M? Definitely a twist on the usual dark reads around here. ;)

Fabi September 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Yeah, maybe dark+m/m = different

bev September 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Whoo Fabi is going to the dark side.

Fabi September 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

*gleefully rubbing hands together*
follow me my lovelies
*evil grin*

Tessa September 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I’ve started reading Reason to Breathe, and I’m already worried. I just stopped reading Breaking Hammer because of being uneasy. This looks uneasy too.

Oh, Breaking Hammer is good, but Media’s part is a hard read for me right now. Any suggestions on a happy, cheerful, sweet read?

Tessa September 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Meia, not Media.

Cheryl September 18, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Amy no worries, I had read the sample so I knew the writing style and that it didn’t exactly “flow.” I’m going to give it a chance. *scratching head because has good reviews and LInda on here loved it* Where did One to Tell The Grandkids come from??

Jean September 18, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Tessa, I loved the Reason to Breathe series but if you are looking for sweet, how about Worth the Fall? Did you see Maryse’s recent review? Looks good!

Cheryl, I was wondering the same thing about One to Tell the Grandkids….where did that come from??

Fabi September 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Tessa you want YA?

Jean September 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Tessa, or Tall Tatted and Tempting! I will continue to push for the Reed Brothers series…. Love those guys!

Tessa September 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Okay, definitely worth the try! :-D Thank you Jean.

Michelle S September 18, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Whew. No one their their Kindle at me. I guess that WAS kind of bah-humbug-ish. It just sounded so so so much like a formula book and I was surprised it got so much attention. The so-so writing is a big turn off for me, so I think I’ll pass.

Speaking of formula books. That ARC copy of Reapers #4. Total formula. Alpha mean motorcycle club president? check. A woman with half a brain that is unlike the bimbos Mr Man-whore has been spending time with? check. Someone gets kidnapped? check. Some mean f-ers do mean things that are really pretty ugly but we read it anyway? check. Someone has cool kids that are little versions of the big bad alphas? check. There’s a biker party where more stuff happens? check. In the end, it all works out? check.

Yup. That’s pretty much how it was. Except – it still works for me because this author writes well and so I can live with the formula. No one asked me for a review, but I’ve never gotten an ARC of anything before so I am still excited. I would recommend it (when it comes out) to fans of MC books only.

I am on a roll with snarkiness. better check my hormone level. maybe it’s early menopause or something? I think I need a smart funny book now. Or just get back to Covenant series. That Aiden is something else…..

bev September 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Does anyone know what One to Tell the Grandkids is?

Amy September 18, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Ladies, I found One To Tell the Grandkids when I was scrolling through the recommendations for me in the Kindle store. It looks like a unique storyline, at least for me as I haven’t read anything similar before.

One To Tell the Grandkids…kinda like MichelleS’s ripped stocking wedding story, LOL!!!!!! Aw crap, I’m in trouble now ’cause she’s in a mood today!

*snickering and hiding from MichelleS*

Amy September 18, 2014 at 5:08 PM

And yes, MichelleS, you should get back to Covenant. You need some Aiden lovin’ right now. ;)

bev September 18, 2014 at 6:34 PM

30% into Room for You and am liking it, which is good cause I already have the sequel, but not loving it. I’m just not really connecting.
Honestly everything I really want to read are not out yet, lol.

Cheryl September 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Jean- I listened to the audio book of Tall, Tatted and Tempting and now listening to Smart, Sexy and Secretive. I agree sweet story and Reed brothers are enjoyable!!

Amy- read the blurb on One to Tell the Grandkids- sounds like could be an angsty love triangle!

bev September 18, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Amy had to read the blurb and you’ll have to keep us updated.

Amy September 18, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I’m 13% in, and so far so good…I’ll let you guys know! :D

Tessa September 18, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Jean, just finished and so good and really sweet. Now to start Smart, Sexy, and Secretive.

Cheryl, how do they handle Logan talking or even signing? That seems like it’d be hard. It must work, though since you are enjoying it so much.

Cheryl September 19, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Tessa, it is the book read to me; when Logan speaks the narrator changes up her voice somewhat from Emily’s and when he signs I am told what he is signing. I like audio books- good way for me to multi-task, I can run or clean the house or even go to the grocery store while listening. ;)

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Cheryl, I like audio books too. I always have one going anytime I’m driving.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:28 AM

This is the place to vent right? Right? Lol
Crazy Good: his song just made me cry
I’m almost halfway and getting really worried that something bad is going to happen.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:33 AM

“Forever isn’t really that long, and we’ve wasted too much time already”


sure wish I knew what chords he played for that song, the lyrics are beautiful!

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Ok, last post I swear. I’m halfway through Crazy Good and have to say that if you’re reading this and have someone special in your life, at this point you’ll want tho go snuggle up and wrap your arms around that person.

I wish the book ended here. The perfect spot. But knowing the way this genre works, I’m sure I’m in for trauma in one form or another in the second half of the book. Maybe I should DNF this one, right at this point. But no, I can’t tear myself away.

Jean September 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Tessa, glad you enjoyed it! The whole series is great!

Fabi, just started Crazy Good last night (I’m at 20%) …. you are scaring me!

I’ve never tried an audio book, buy always wanted to…..

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Jean nothing to be scared about up to the halfway point anyways. Wish Maryse was here to tell me it’s going to stay ok though. Really loving me some Mac.

Audio books – depending on the narrator can either add to a book or detract from it. Right now I’m listening to Donna Grant’s Dark King narrated by Antony Ferguson. He has a Scottish accent that adds unbelievable authenticity to the story.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Mac=Mav stupid autocorrect

Maryse September 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I’m here!!!

What can I help you with? LOL!!

If we’re talking about The Fever series, nothing will be okay for a long while. Which makes it that much more FUN!!!!

GAH! I love that series!!!!!!!

Maryse September 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Oh if we’re talking about Crazy Good… yeah…

I got blindsided at one point…

Maryse September 19, 2014 at 9:41 AM


Linda September 19, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Cheryl I feel bad if I steered you wrong with my recommendation of Reed’s Reckoning but I stand by it. I loved it!! Could reading style improve? Probably but the title of the book reflected exactly but the story was about. Stayed up until 4:00am this morning finishing Crazy Good! I was so totally lost in it had no idea of time!! Love those kind of stories!!

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM

“I got blindsided at one point…”

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 9:57 AM

hmmm, what I tried to type didn’t come through, probably because I tried to use an unsupported emoji

ignore that post from me please

sheesh, Maryse, way to make me more nervous with your “encouragement” LOL

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 9:58 AM

I just can’t do audio books, so I honestly was curious. :-) I had to know how that worked.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Well Tessa, it can be good or bad, again depending on the narrator. But after listening to them for almost 10 years, I have to admit that nothing beats reading the printed word for yourself. In your mind you hear/see/feel your own personal version of the story and that is always so much better than any actor/narrator can produce for you. But, audiobooks are great when reading is not an option (like when you’re driving) :-)

Amy September 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM

My unsolicited input on audio books…

I can’t use them. Why? Because anytime I think of audio books, all I can picture is this gif:

Probably doesn’t make any sense, but there it is. And, this is me we are talking about so…yeah. ;)

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Hahaha. Can you imagine? Morgan Freeman reads Shades of Grey. There is something just pure awesome about that.

I just can’t listen to audio books because I’m hard of hearing. If I can’t read the person’s lips, I’m just not doing it. Way too frustrating. It doesn’t stop my curiosity though

bev September 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Amy did you read what Maryse said about the Fever series? Doesn’t that make you want to read it? Right now, lol.

Kandra September 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I’ve tried audio books and they just don’t keep my attention, I get sidetracked so much! But give me a book and some time and I can get whisked away into the story :)

Jean September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Haha Amy…too funny! OK I am going back to Crazy Good for my lunch break.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Amy? Amy?! Nooo say it isn’t so. You haven’t read the Fever series?

bev September 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Now I’m imagining Morgan Freeman as Travis. “Pigeon” I. Just. Can’t.

Did anyone else think of Lady and the Tramp when reading Travis’ name for Abby?

Amy September 19, 2014 at 12:01 PM

OMG, all I can think of now is the sex scenes with Christian and Travis in Morgan Freeman’s voice. Ewwww, no, no, no. And “Pigeon”? LOL!!!

Wait, what did Maryse say about the Fever series? *scrolling up*

Ooooooooh!!!! I’ve talked about starting that series for a while, but with that comment and the gloomy weather here right now, I think it’s the perfect time to start it after Grandkids…which I really like so far, by the way. :D And Jean is going to start it with me. Right, Jean? Of course you are. :P

Jean September 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

OK I vaguely remember agreeing to read that series with you…. And don’t kill me everyone but I don’t know what it is… genre? Author? How many books and is series complete? I know, I’m a pan in the a$$!!!

Jean September 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Oh and I’m definitely falling for Maverick in Crazy Good!

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Omg! Seriously? You two haven’t read the Fever series? It is the best series involving the Fae ever. One of the best paranormal stories, if not the best. Just… Read!

Maryse, why did you mention the Fever series? Do you have something up your sleeve?

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Whoever has not read the Fever series really should. I remember checking the out of the library when I read them.

Amy if you’ll try Fever I’ll take the Covenant dive right after Bad.

Kandra September 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I’ve never read that series, but I am very intrigued. Off to download the first one!

Amy September 19, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Nope, haven’t read it yet but will start it after Grandkids. And it looks like Kandra has caught on to all of the excitement, too! Like Jean asked, is it a complete series or will there be more books?

And Jean, a pan in the a$$ would be so much worse (freaking ouch!!) than a pain in the a$$…and you definitely are not that. ;)

Jean September 19, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Blahahaha! Just realized my typo Amy!

Maryse September 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM

No… It’s ’cause she said “Mac” so I immediately thought Fever. ;)

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The first five are a complete series. Then, Iced, number 6, continues the side stories. It’s the best way to describe Iced, honestly. You can read the first five and be done, because it is the original main story. Iced is from a secondary character’s POV, and is the beginning of after the main issues are resolved/ solved.

Confusing explanation, I know, but that’s kind of the best answer. The second of the after stories is going to be Burned, out 1/20/15. Also, Fever has an ending, Iced ends on a CH, so read the five safely and beware of six.

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 2:58 PM

I just went to Karen Marie Morning’s Facebook page and she released the blurb for Burned. Not to be read if you haven’t read Iced, but oooooh! January won’t be here soon enough.

bev September 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM

The Burned blurb has me nervous, lol.

Jean September 19, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Thanks for that explanation Tessa! It actually makes total sense to us book addicts..haha!

Amy September 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Oh, and Fabi? I’m holding you to that Covenant deal. ;)

Michelle September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Amy I suck – I got distracted yesterday and I’m STILL reading Deity…ahhh I have to get to Elixir tonight or I will burst! Fabi you need to get in on the Covenant fun for sure :)
Oh and Amy you haven’t read the Fever series?!! Seriously drop what you are doing and read this one!

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 6:59 PM

TGIF and home sweet home and all that. Sigh. So glad for some downtime.

Amy I went by the library for Covenant but they don’t carry it. No biggie. I think Amazon has it for like $4 or something.

I’ll be finishing Crazy Good this weekend. Then reading Bad next week. Next weekend I’ll be more than ready for some killer YA with Covenant.

Seriously guys (ladies). If you like PNR or Urban Fantasy or anything along those lines, you are seriously missing out if you haven’t read Fever. You have to read the Highlander series before it or the Iced series after it. You won’t miss hardly anything in Fever w/o those.

Those of you who’ve read it..would you put it as better than most (all) the other PNRs and Urban Fantasies we call great here?

Ok I’m off to go look at Friday’s list. Just got home and haven’t even peeked yet.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Shoot, that was supposed to say you DON’T have to read her other series in order to get the full effect of the Fever series. Oh, my heart. Is there anyone else like Barons? I can’t think of anyone at all.

Sorry, I’m going back to Mav now.

Michelle S September 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Fever talk! I love it. I’m a PNR and urban Fantasy nut and the Fae are my favorites, so it was a huge win win for me. Of course I’d rank it as one of the best because it’s Karen Marie Moning and that girl can write. But…. to be honest…. they are long and complicated stories and it isn’t a book I’d re-read. For one, it’s a series and you kind of have to read the whole thing. It’s not like anything gets resolved in each book (unlike other PNRs that maybe have a couple in each book or one couple but new adventures). This one slowly builds and unfolds. I will never forget it. I will read everything she writes. I will read the spinoffs. But I can’t even imagine starting that series right now for the first time. That’s just where I am in my reading life. I prefer stand-alones or really short complete series. The only long series I follow now are new stories in old worlds. Does that make sense?

As far as the better than most, Fabi? Yes. I also think publishers are backing off that genre as a whole so we don’t have as much good new material out there. Just my opinion.

Michelle S September 19, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Another Michelle S rant……

So I’m looking at the amazon romance books by sub-category and it’s just page after page after page of “this and that 2″ and “the next one 3″ and “you got it 4″….. in other words….. series me to death. I just scroll past them because I think there are 3 before this I haven’t even read yet, so no way. Why can’t we have more Colleen Hoovers who just write one really good book at a time! Quit with the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of everything. ARGH!!!

How do I get amazon to recommend stand alone books to me? I’m so frustrated.

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM

That’s true Michelle. Not as much coming out in that genre now. The hottest wave is still YA dystopian and it’s still going strong. Hit after hit. Great books.

But Fever, hmmm I’d say the books COULD be stand alone except that I was so caught up in that world I got all the rest of them together right after reading the first one. I would ‘re-read them. Definitely. It’s just that she has the spin off coming out now so I still feel a part of the world.

Funny thing is I would have never run across Fever if I hadn’t been in love with the author from her Highlands series and looking for more historical romance from her. hahaha was I in for a surprise

Fabi September 19, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Oh and I can’t remember last time I saw or read a good stand alone. They are definitely out of favor in the publishing world.

Tessa September 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I’ve re-read the Fever series twice now. There are scenes that just take my imagination soaring.

The series thing can either be good, or just a rip off. The ones that get me are where the book is only 100 pages, but costs 3 dollars. There are only three in the series. So… I’m paying nine dollars for a 300 page book? Or, there are four in the series, so 12 dollars for a 400 page book.


*ends rant*

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