Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – September 29th 2015

by Maryse on September 29, 2015 · 114 comments

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<—- BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! THE new Kindle Fires are LIVE!!!

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY! The list is complete, and I’m getting ready to jump into a new book as we speak!! P.S. don’t forget to check out yesterday’s “10 Early bird book releases” (so many good ones there too!)

WHAT I’M READING TODAY!!! :D  After You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes <— *SQUEEEEEE!!!* :D !!!!!

The author posted:

“I wasn’t going to write a sequel to Me Before You. … In the end the idea came, as they sometimes do, at 5:30 in the morning, leaving me sitting bolt upright in my bed and scrambling for my pen.”


Maryse: I AM PSYCHED!!! Loved book 1 and can’t wait to read this one. As soon as I’m done with today’s new release list, I’m jumping in. grin emoticon

Lisa: I wish I could like this post more than once. We are reading if in November for bookclub – just in case the hard copy didn’t come out the same day. Several in my group prefer actual books. Can’t wait.

Janet: Just finished this one. Damn you Will!!! What a mess you left behind.

What else looks extra *blurb-jolty* to me? Complicate Me (two fellow readers LOVED it and say there is angst in spades!! YES PLEASE!!), Tempest Rising (a short quick read but by a MUCH-LOVED author and it came HIGHLY recommended as unputdownable), About a Vampire (I’ve been crushing on Bricker for AGES now and he’s finally got his own book!), Forever with You (it’s Jennifer L Armentrout… need I say more? Plus there is some TRAGIC thing that tears them apart and I gotta know what!!), Breaking a Legend (sounds like my perfect MMA fighter read.. he’s all alpha-y and claim-y and stuff… this one might be fun!) and Phantom Heart (is it a ghost story? I don’t even know BUT that blurb HAS ME!!!) plus, there are a few ghost love stories that have my attention big time! I mean… imagine? Falling in love with a  ghost… ahhh the angst that would bring. I highlighted ‘em below (plus more that sound right up our alley).

And don’t forget!!! GOING LIVE TOMORROW!!! All new Kindle products (all the new ones going live on September 30th, but they are up for pre-order now, AND one of ‘em… A KINDLE FIRE will be releasing at a super-low price!!!!). ——>
And if you’re buying them as Christmas gifts, they are doing a buy “buy 5, get 1 free” deal).

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

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )


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 ebooks 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. After You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
  2. Spiral of Need: Mercury Pack, Book 1 by Suzanne Wright
  3. About a Vampire: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands
  4. King: King Series #1 by T.M. Frazier
  5. Playing for Love at Deep Haven by Katy Regnery
  6. Fatal Frenzy: Book Nine of the Fatal Series by Marie Force
  7. Marry Me at Christmas: Fool’s Gold Series, Book 21 by Susan Mallery
  8. Willow Brook Road: Chesapeake Shores, Book 13 by Sherryl Woods
  9. Last Hope: Hitman Series #4 by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick
  10. Beautiful Redemption: A Novel by Jamie McGuire
  11. Beautiful Sacrifice: Maddox Brothers, Book 3 by Jamie McGuire
  12. The Stolen Mackenzie Bride: Highland Pleasures, Book 8 by Jennifer Ashley
  13. The Offer by Karina Halle
  14. Forever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  15. The Hidden: Krewe of Hunters, Book 17 by Heather Graham
  16. Midnight Bites: Chicagoland Vampires Series #8.5 by Chloe Neill
  17. Spin by C.D. Reiss


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).

  1. Complicate Me: The Good Ol’ Boys by M. Robinson <— SUPER-ANGST ALERT! Kelly LOVED it!! “Maryse, finished Complicate Me – The Good ‘Ol Boys by M. Robinson who also wrote VIP. Looking for angst? This has it in spades. I really liked it. Dual POV and sets the stage for the other characters in the series.” and Janet agrees! “YES, I loved it!”
  2. MC Chronicles: The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 1: (Motorcycle Club Romance Novel) by Bink Cummings <— GRITTY BIKER BOOK SUPER-SALE!! Lauren found out that THIS one (that everyone is going crazy for) is on sale today!! ”Bink Cummings MC book that someone posted about last week. Book 1…”
  3. Revenge: The Complete Series (Erotic Rock Star Suspense Romance) by Mimi Strong <— Nancy found us this super-sale! “Maryse REVENGE: The Complete Series for release day special price for very limited time & 912 pages.”
  4. Draw (Gentry Boys#1) by Cora Brent <— Stephanie found us this one! “Hi Maryse! I just noticed Cora Brent’s Gentry Boys Series and her Motorcycle Club Romance novels are ALL on SALE for a limited time!”
  5. Risk (Gentry Boys#2) by Cora Brent <— and this one!!
  6. Game (Gentry Boys) by Cora Brent <— and this one (and there’s even more in the series… all of ‘em on sale)
  7. Promise Me (Motorcycle Club Romance) by Cora Brent <— and each one in this whole series, too!!
  8. Tempest Rising: Episode 1 (Rising Storm) by Julie Kenner <— UNPUTDOWNABLE ALERT!! Ivi recommends this one! “Hi Maryse, first time writing a suggesting a book. Big fan of your reviews and list! Just read, Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner (Rising Storm Series) I had tears through the entire book, but could not put it down, I sat for 3+hours non stop to finish it. It has so many suprises and leaves you guessing and anticipating what’s next. It’s a colaborative series by different authors with the first season realising every Thursday until November. You probably know but, I been out of the loop for a while thought I’d share just in case.”
  9. The Club Trilogy by Lauren Rowe <— BUNDLED SERIES BARGAIN PRICE ALERT!! Lauren found us these! “The Club Trilogy by Lauren Rowe!!!! I have been waiting on this series to go down for MONTHS!!!! So excited!”
  10. Scorpio Stinger MC BOX SET by Jani Kay <— BUNDLED SERIES BARGAIN PRICE ALERT!! Stephanie found us this!! “SCORPIO STINGER MC BOX SET by Jani Kay for VERY limited time only during pre-release of TORMENTED (Book #4 in the Scorpio Stinger Series)… CONTAINS of 3 Novels & 2 Novellas PLUS Bonus Chapters: Ryder Prequel #0.5, Two Worlds Colliding #1, Unchain My Heart #2, A Biker Christmas #2.5, Gods & Monsters #3 and Five Bonus Chapters”
  11. The Contrite Duet Series by Kathy Coopmans <— DUET SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-SALE ALERT!! Stephanie found us this one too, on sale today! “What happens when the man you’re married to isn’t the man you married anymore? Clove Calloway knows within an hour of picking up her husband Turner from the airport that something is different. Yet she can’t pin point what.” <— OH YAH I REMEMBER THIS BLURB!!!
  12. Return to You (A Laurel Heights Novel Book 3) by Kate Perry <— Stephanie found us this deal, too!



  1. Bound by Sin (The Immortal Brothers) by Jacquelyn Frank
  2. About a Vampire: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) by Lynsay Sands <— IT’S BRICKER’S BOOK ALERT!!! I’ve been in love with Bricker for years… and now it’s his turn! He’s finally got his book.
  3. Firestorm (The Elemental Series Book 3) by Shannon Mayer
  4. Bear Meets Girl (The Pride Series Book 7) by Shelley Laurenston
  5. Autumn Moon (Celtic Wolves Book 3) by Jan DeLima
  6. Divine Vices (Divine Vices #1) by Melissa Parkin
  7. Claiming Her Alien Warrior: Sci-fi Alien Invasion Romance (Warriors of the Lathar Book 4) by Mina Carter <— “…they’re large, ripped, scarily-attractive alpha male warriors hot enough to make any red-blooded woman weak at the knees. Especially one particular warrior with black hair and a sexy growl she can’t resist… She’s his… she just doesn’t know it yet.
  8. Fated (Servants of Fate Book 3) by Sarah Fine
  9. Wicked Dreams (An Ivy Morgan Mystery Book 2) by Lily Harper Hart
  10. Spiral of Need (Mercury Pack Book 1) by Suzanne Wright
  11. A Reluctant Assassin (Order of the MoonStone Book 1) by JC Morrows
  12. One More Haunted Evening by Ava Stone
  13. The Seeker by Sandy James
  14. THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT: All she wants for Christmas is a ghost… by Dani Harper
  15. Ghost for Sale by Sandra Cox <— FALLING IN LOVE WITH A GHOST ALERT!! “Caitlin King can’t believe that her shopaholic cousin actually bought two ghosts off of eBay. But she can’t ignore the truth when she starts seeing sexy Liam O’Reilly, who’s been dead for over a hundred years.”
  16. Entrusted (Coal Creek Shifters Book 1) by Aria Peyton
  17. Awakened In Shadows (Shadow Unit Book 4) by Tigris Eden
  18. Darkness Shifting by Iris Astres <— STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD… “When her disturbed, drug-addicted husband drops her off a balcony, nearly killing her, Libby has had enough. It’s time to reclaim her life, starting by running away to a cabin at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. There she finds welcome solitude—until a dead car battery leaves her stranded and alone on a frigid night. Her rescuer is a man with a name as unusual as his looks, and a white wolf at his side…
  19. Whatever It Takes (The Indigo Eye Book 1) by Nicolette Scarletti
  20. Mr. and Mrs. Monster (Vegas Mythbehaving Book 3) by Kelly Ethan
  21. Summon Me (Hot Encounters – Book 2) by Debra Glass <— ANOTHER GHOST LOVE STORY! Human falling for a ghost… “From her very first encounter with the ghost of William Red Feather, Amy sizzles with desire for the beguiling spirit. But shadowy past-life secrets separate them, and as more evidence becomes known to her, she soon realizes mysterious deaths at the plantation—both past and present—all point to her phantom lover.
  22. Sanctuary: Vampire Apocalypse Romance by R D Wild



  1. After You: A Novel by JoJo Moyes <—- *THUD* :D !!!! I’m ON IT!!! Here’s my review of book #1
  2. Doing It for Love (All About Love) by Cassie Mae
  3. A Taste of Pleasure by Antoinette
  4. These Battered Hands by Laurel Ulen Curtis <— HE’S HER COACH ALERT!! “…nothing is forbidden in love. Not circumstances or propriety or the denial of the object of said affection. I knew now. This was it. If I wanted it, I had to take it.”
  5. Slashed: An Extreme Risk Novel by Tracy Wolff
  6. A Bad Boy for Christmas (Second Chance) by Jessica Lemmon
  7. Until Jax: Until Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds <— SINGLE MOM ALERT! ” And it’s a STANDALONE! “…when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts…
  8. Forever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout <— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT ALERT!! “…she’s got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph’s eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away…” <— OH NO!!!! :D
  9. Last Hope (A Hitman Novel) by Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick
  10. Down the Rabbit Hole by J.D. Robb
  11. Playing Dirty (Risky Business Book 2) by Tiffany Snow
  12. Facing Fire: Bad Boys Undercover by HelenKay Dimon
  13. Sunset Point (Shelter Bay ) (Volume 10) by JoAnn Ross <— EX-MARINE SNIPER TURNED BODYGUARD!…she reluctantly agrees to protection. Only to discover that Nate Breslin comes with his own risks. How can she trust a bodyguard who’s stalked her? And lies for a living?
  14. Double Down (The Men Of The Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels
  15. Jesse’s Diner (Hope Collection) by Cardeno C. <— M/M ROMANCE
  16. Shopping for a CEO (Shopping for a Billionaire series Book 7) (Volume 7) by Julia Kent
  17. Need (Trojans MC Book 4) by Sam Crescent
  18. Sweet Christmas Kisses 2: Nineteen Heartwarming Holiday Romances
  19. Playing with Fire (Hot In Chicago series Book 2) by Kate Meader <— SHE’S A FIREFIGHTER ALERT!As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can’t do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes the respect she’s longed for will finally come her way. But it seems Mr. Mayor has other ideas…
  20. Romancing The Military Man: Ten Hot Military Heroes: The right men for the job: Black Ops, Soldiers, Spies, SEALs, Marines, Special Forces, Army Rangers
  21. Into the Flames Anthology <— “…iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the women they love.”
  22. Fall Back: Navy SEAL adventure romance (SEALs Undone Series Book 6) by Zoe York
  23. Trial by Fire (A Miranda and Parker Mystery Book 6) by Linsey Lanier
  24. The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
  25. Angel to Butterfly: Golden Doll by B.B. Blaque
  26. The World: According to Graham (Infinity Series Book 6) by Layne Harper
  27. One Autumn Night by Isla Dean
  28. SO SWEET: A Sugar Baby Novella by Rebekah Weatherspoon
  29. All Wrapped Up (A Pine Mountain Novel Book 5) by Kimberly Kincaid
  30. To Live Again (The Living Series Book 1) by Melody Dawn <— “Drowning in guilt, she’s dying to live, but sees no way out. So she tries to fool herself and everyone else into believing she is fine. But Jayson sees through the act that Chloe puts up…
  31. Rendezvous in Rio (The Inheritance Book 2) by Danielle Bourdon
  32. Vendetta (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #1): A Novel by Lisa Harris
  33. Athica Lane: The Carpino Series by Brynne Asher
  34. Death Stretch by Ashantay Peters
  35. Phantom Heart by Kim Bowman <— OH A GHOST LOVE STORY??? Or is it amnesia? WHAT IS IT!!?? I’m intrigued! “Time all but stops for Rachel Wainwright when she loses the love of her life. She still goes to work every day, but she isn’t really living, doesn’t remember how to exist without Luke. Just as she picks herself up and starts to recover, he returns. Her mind can’t quite believe he’s back for good like he claims… even if her heart wants to trust that they’ve been given a second chance.
  36. A Christmas Kiss by Celeste O. Norfleet and Regina Hart
  37. A SEAL’s Surrender (Alpha SEALs Book 3) by Makenna Jameison
  38. Finding It (The It Girls Book 2) by Leah Marie Brown
  39. Rope Burn (The Boot Knockers Ranch) by Em Petrova <— “This book contains a TV chef looking for some R&R (as in rough and raunchy) and a whip-wielding Aussie cowboy Dom intent on showing her she can take the heat. As hot as—and anywhere—she wants it.”
  40. Love Somebody Like You (A Caribou Crossing Romance Book 6) by Susan Fox <— “Folks assume she’s still grieving, because Sally has never shared the truth about her abusive marriage, or the trust issues that remain. But when a sexy rodeo rider from her past turns up for a visit, he’s a reminder of the feisty woman she once was—and maybe still could be…”
  41. The Main Event (Rockstar Romance) (Lost in Oblivion books 2 – 2.5) by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott
  42. Bound for Nirvana: (The Bound Trilogy Book 3) by Kendra Leigh
  43. Morgan’s Mistake: Based on the Next Time Around Series by Donna McDonald
  44. The Final Cut: The Devil’s Own MC by Michelle Presley
  45. The Name of the Game (A Something New Novel Book 3) by Jennifer Dawson <— SHE’S FREE SPIRITED & HE’S SUPER-DISCIPLINED: “Independent, smart, and sexy, Gracie’s year-long dry spell has her itching for a man. Responsible, health-obsessed James? Not in a million years! She needs a guy who knows how to let loose! But when James sets out to show her just how satisfying a disciplined man can be when pleasure is at stake, she learns just how sweet–and spicy–he really is.
  46. Sniper Shots (Love in the Crosshairs Series Book 1) by Kathy Lane
  47. Leave Me Breathless: A Three Book Set of Hot and Steamy Romances by Kristin Daniels
  48. Paper Thin by Jennifer Snyder <— OH SOUNDS DRAMATIC!!! “…her older sister Emma is getting engaged that she feels fate’s teasing has hit a new high. Once she begrudgingly decides to return home to the tiny town of Parish Cove, curious to find out who has captured her sister’s heart, fate suddenly seems as though it may have tossed her a bone. The problem: Charlotte forgot one simple thing…Fate has never been her friend. Emotions run high. Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike, leaving everyone feeling paper thin.
  49. A Recipe For Family (A Cookies and Kisses Novella) by Lynette Sowell
  50. Over A Fence by Ruth J. Hartman
  51. Do You Believe In Santa?: An Evergreen Lane Novel by Sierra Donovan
  52. Tangled in Tinsel by Stacy Eaton <— NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR WHO’S A COP ALERT!!  ”Casey Lowe is new in town and hiding from her past. Her next-door neighbor, Thad Wagner, is a sexy police officer, who is good with his hands, and his lips, but Casey refuses to get involved with a married man, and Thad can’t seem to understand why she keeps pushing him away.”
  53. Starlight Wishes (Starlight Series Book 1) by Cheryl R. Lane
  54. Body Shots (Masters Of Pleasure) by Anne Rainey
  55. Good Girls Don’t by Shiloh Walker <— NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR ALERT! “…she kicks him to the curb and heads straight to Exposè, a club where anything goes. She’s isn’t sure what to expect, but she doesn’t expect to find her sexy next door neighbor, Mike Ryan…”
  56. Cole For Christmas by Kelly Collins
  57. Premature Evacuation: A New Adult College Romance (Underground Sorority Book 1) by Rachel Shane <— DESTRUCTIVE FLING ALERT!! She “…dives headfirst into a no strings attached fling with allergic-to-commitment Corey Taft. Soon their wild tryst spins through campus Bonnie and Clyde-style, leaving a tornado of casualties in its wake…
  58. Wild Clash (The Big Easy Book 1) by Jana Leigh
  59. Breaking a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel by Sarah Robinson <— MMA FIGHTER & A BARTENDER ALERT!! “Clare Ivers doesn’t think she’ll be able to tell anyone what really brought her to the close-knit Bronx neighborhood where she just started bartending. But her life’s on pause and her past is catching up fast, try as she might to move on—with new friends, steady work, and a chiseled alpha male trying to get her attention...”
  60. A Soldier’s Dawning (The Happy Endings Resort Series Book 8) by Lisa Survillas <— Nicole found us this one! “If you’re interested in a great military man, hero, awesome book I highly suggest A Soldier’s Dawning by Lisa Survillas. It releases on the 28th.”
  61. Sin on the Strip (Women of Vegas Book 1) by Lucy Farago <— DANGER ALERT! “Her exclusive club gives abused and troubled women a refuge from Vegas’s merciless streets—and helps her reclaim her shattered sense of freedom. But now someone is brutally murdering those she fights so hard to save. And baring her deepest fears to the one man who insists on protecting her could be the one move she won’t survive…”
  62. On the Line (The Rocky Creek Series Book 2) by Kathryn Ascher <— BIG SECRETS ALERT! Her husband leaves (or dies?) and “Now that he’s gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before it’s too late. Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else…
  63. Laurel Off Limits (A Southern Charm Series Book 2) by Kellie Nichols
  64. Rockies Retreat (Destination: Desire series Book 5) by Crystal Jordan
  65. Unwrapped (Hunk for the Holidays) by Katie Lane
  66. Crash and Burn by Maggie Nash
  68. Watercolors in the Rain by Kay Springsteen <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!
  69. The Relic by Maggie Nash
  70. Tell Me No Lies (Truth & Lies Book 4) by Delphine Dryden
  71. Tempting Victoria (Breathe Rockstar Romance Book 2) by Mina V. Esguerra


PRE-ORDERS (next week’s)

  1. Ms. Manwhore: A Manwhore Series Novella (The Manwhore Series Book 3) by Katy Evans – October 5th 2015
  2. Entranced by Jessica Sorensen – expected release date October 6th 2015
  3. The House by Christina Lauren - expected release date October 6th 2015 <— We’re pretty excited about this one!!! :D Scary? Ghost love story? I can’t wait!!
  4. Brighter Than the Sun by Darynda Jones - October 6th 2015
  5. Redemption Road: A Vicious Cycle Novel by Katie Ashley – October 6th 2015
  6. Wicked for You (Wicked Lovers series Book 10) by Shayla Black – October 6th 2015
  7. Too Hot to Touch: Three Breeds Novellas by Lora Leigh - expected release date October 6th 2015
  8. White Trash Zombie Gone Wild: A White Trash Zombie Novel by Diana Rowland - expected release date October 6th 2015
  9. The Play by Karina Halle – October 27th 2015 <— donations going to animal shelter!!!

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Tessa September 29, 2015 at 1:28 PM

I want Brighter than the Sun. Not sure how I feel about a book in Reyes POV, but I still have to have that!

Ela September 29, 2015 at 1:40 PM

ME TOO TESSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED ALL THAT INVOLVES CHARLEY AND REYES!

Tessa September 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

*grins* Hopefully I’ll be out of my book fog by then. Two days of nothing since the one book I read that turned out bad. Bah!

Maryse September 29, 2015 at 2:45 PM

*snort* :P

Amy September 29, 2015 at 2:46 PM

You know, I’ve been so disappointed lately with sequels to the point where I don’t even *want* to read any sequels, but After You is definitely the exception to that! I’m so glad she chose to write it. :D

Hmmm, let’s see…Forever With You has the word tragedy attached to it, and Paper Thin says “Happiness will be shattered. And tragedy will strike…” WOO-HOO!!!!

Er, I mean that sounds awful. *snicker*

Tessa September 29, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Hahaha Yeah for tragedy? Yeah for losing all hope? Yeah for tears? *grins* Read Captive in the Dark then!

Maryse September 29, 2015 at 5:13 PM

We’re so mean, delighting in the agony of these characters!!!

fabi September 29, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Lol Maryse. True, so true. …and we know who the biggest culcrit is…

LaurenB September 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Just realised I haven’t read MBY yet, i know what my next 2 reads are :)

Anna September 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Just got my pre-ordered copy of After You! Sooo excited!!!

Maryse September 29, 2015 at 6:18 PM

I’m reading it as we speak…

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Ok Jean, I picked up MBY at the library. You in to start tonight or did you already start True Love Story?

Maryse September 29, 2015 at 7:13 PM

I LOVED True Love Story!!!!

Cheryl September 29, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Maryse, Fade To Red was soooo good. It had suspense(a creepy villain) a slow-burn hate to love romance, angst and a hot rockstar. The very end was wtf?!!! Not a cliffhanger, but there has to be more. It was also enjoyable to get more of Ian and Sparrow (and their baby) from True Love Story. I thought it was even better than TLS!! :)

Maryse September 29, 2015 at 7:48 PM


I’m feeling squirrel-y

Amy September 29, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Uh oh, Maryse…is AY not holding your attention? :?

It’s different from MBY (obviously *snort*) but so far I’m enjoying it. OMG her family kills me, like this:

“I had worms in my bottom,” says Thomas. “Mum says I’m not to talk about it outside the house. Or put my fingers up my—”
“Oh, good Lord,” says Mum.
“Welcome home, Lou,” says Dad, and promptly drops my bag on my foot.

If you’ve read MBY then you know why that part is so funny with her family, LOL!!

Michelle September 30, 2015 at 6:18 AM

Fyi a bunch of Eden Butler books are free right now including Thin Love and Chasing Serenity.

Jean September 30, 2015 at 7:58 AM

Cheryl, I could start today but there’s one comment up there that is scaring me…. Are you liking it? Are you deep in the blankie cave with Manny?

Ela September 30, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Thanks Michelle for the free books info!!!! I think I’m too chicken shit to read Me Before You!

Jean September 30, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Yeah Ela, I think I am chickening out too….

My friend is freaking it about Beware (Shanora Williams). Has anyone here read it?

Ela September 30, 2015 at 9:23 AM

That sounds not so bad Jean??? Looks like Tessa 5-star’d it….

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 9:35 AM

I LOVED Beware. Serious adoration for that one. I need to read the second one, but that first book side swiped me big time.

Cheryl September 30, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Jean, I’m not sure enjoying is the right word. It’s beautifully written and I’m feeling it. I keep thinking, if only Will was a paraplegic instead of a quad, he could at least do some of the things he loved doing, albeit adapted, but still living. Ugh, Amy summed it up best when she said it’s heartbreaking because of the unfairness of his situation. As far as being scared because of the comment, there’s no sugarcoating it, we know how this is going to end, it’s just coming to terms with what Will wants and I’m at that point in the book were you find out what exactly Will wants, but I also think it is about Louisa and her journey with Will and figuring out what she wants to make her happy.

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Ela, I’m scared too. I even got it once from the library. The book was falling apart, so I took it as a sign to not read it. *points to Cheryl’s comment* Yep, I’m a chicken.

Jean September 30, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Ok Cheryl, I’m gonna put that one in the backburner for now……

Think I’m gonna read Beware based on Tessa’s rec. My friend is just about done the 2nd book and she loves it! Just when I think I know what I’m going to read, something else sneaks in there…. lol!

Cheryl September 30, 2015 at 9:46 AM

Tessa and Ela, I checked it out from the library twice already, but this time I’m reading it. Yes, it’s heartbreaking and yes, life isn’t fair, but it’s also touching and funny and about Louisa’s journey.

Ela September 30, 2015 at 10:13 AM

I may eventually read it if I feel like being *touched* lol….nah seriously I may pick it up when I feel like a good cry but that is not yet that day. *sigh* Beware is next right after I finish The Air He Breathes :)

Amy September 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM


Really, y’all? It’s not that bad. See? Cheryl is doing okay with it…

*shakes head*

Amy September 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Hey, I just saw you guys!

Yes, I’m feeling like a little instigator today. :P

Ela September 30, 2015 at 10:59 AM

OMG LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUP THAT’S ME AND I’M NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT IT!

Jean September 30, 2015 at 11:06 AM

Blahahaha, you little brat Amy! I just don’t feel like crying right now…… starting Beware this afternoon. We have 5 days of rain in the forecast here…..sounds like a perfect reading weekend!

Amy September 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Sounds like a perfect reading weekend for MBY!!!

Okay, I’ll stop. Besides…it’s probably hard to hear me over all the clucking in here. :P

Ela September 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Ela September 30, 2015 at 12:34 PM
Amy September 30, 2015 at 12:42 PM


I just snorted and choked on my coffee in the licensing office…good one, Ela!!!

Ela September 30, 2015 at 1:08 PM

Sorry Amy! Didn’t mean to cause any mishaps!

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Yep. Total chicken. I only do a few a year that make me sob. I read Gus so far. That was a nice healing sob fest.

Ela September 30, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Please tell me it wasn’t worse than Bright Side?????

Jean September 30, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Bright Side……another one I’m too chicken to read.

Ela September 30, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Bright Side I handled fine but after watching The Fault in Our Stars I WILL NOT READ THE BOOK.

Ela September 30, 2015 at 2:52 PM



Jean September 30, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Haha Ela, I didn’t read Forbidden either! And I watched Fault in Our Stars too, but did not read the book. We are both big chickens!

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Gus really does heal. I know that both Amy and I were in tears, but it was super healing. I no longer think of Bright Side and start tearing up anymore after reading it.

Ela September 30, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Oh that’s good! Then I can read it just fine! Oh and Jean we will tackle MBY…..we just don’t know when is all!

Amy September 30, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Completely agree with Tessa about Gus being a healing book…although I DO still get a lump in my throat (dangit) when I think about Bright Side. ;)

Okay ladies, if you watched FIOS – good lord, that movie had me sobbing -and read Bright Side, then you can handle MBY.

Ela…let us know when you read Gus ’cause I have a song for you to listen to. *snickers mischievously*

Jean September 30, 2015 at 5:07 PM

BUT, I didn’t read Bright Side, so am I exempt from reading MBY?

Amy September 30, 2015 at 5:51 PM


Silly girl.

Jean September 30, 2015 at 6:01 PM

You’re so bossy! Lol!

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Bright Side is NOT a recommendation of being able to handle a book. I couldn’t even read because the tears kept falling onto my tablet. I’d read a third of the page, wipe my tablet, read another third, wipe, finish page, then set book down and bawl, go back wipe, and read again. See! NOT a recommendation!

Amy September 30, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Um…Tessa…sweet pea…that is WHY it is a recommendation!! ;)

Jean…bossy? Me? Naaaahhhh, I just know what my friends should be reading. *snort* :P

Amy September 30, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Let’s pretend the blueberries are book peanuts…

Jean September 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Ugh, I can’t read it yet! Tessa it sounds like it will take me a while to read between all the tears and breaks. I’m a big scaredy cat! I need to really prepare myself before I read it.

On another note, I am loving Beware! Its a total pageturner!

Tessa September 30, 2015 at 7:05 PM

ROFL Nope. Still a chicken. I’ll read it eventually. I read some of your other recommendations eventually, right? However, sob stories… *clutches heart*

Jean, there is a Beware two, and yeah, go straight into that one. She originally was going to have Beware be a standalone, but popular demand said, next book please. I erm, still gotta read two.

Cheryl September 30, 2015 at 7:53 PM

I’m still reading Me Before You. It’s a beautiful story, but damn!! Rainy, melancholy day. In my head I keep thinking if only he was paraplegic not quad he could still do things and be somewhat independent!!! crying emoticon* My husband keeps telling me, you know it’s a book right, he’s not real. *BLOWS RASPBERRY AT HUSBAND*

Amy September 30, 2015 at 10:50 PM

Cheryl, your hubby said WHAT?!? Oooooh, them’s fightin’ words around here!

I am really enjoying After You…at first I kept thinking that maybe she should have just written it as a novella because where could the author possibly go with this story to make it a full-length book? I shouldn’t have doubted her. ;)

I can’t say too much without spoiling MBY, and believe it or not, it is possible to spoil it. I went into MBY knowing what *might* happen but not knowing if it *would* happen because I avoided any and all spoilers…even up until the end I didn’t know which way it would go, and I’m soooo glad I didn’t have it spoiled for me.

Ela October 1, 2015 at 8:24 AM

OH Amy Amy Amy *shaking head but with a smile* I like the blueberry chickens :) A song you say??? That sounds kinda creepy, don’t know why, just does!

You’re right Jean, Amy is bossy with her book rec’s!

Beware is awesome sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl October 1, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Amy, I’ve tried to avoid spoilers too, which is a little more difficult with a new book out. I too started MBY knowing what might happen but not knowing which way it will end. Should finish it today. *sigh Will*

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Ela, your reactions to Beware is making me laugh. I’m glad you’re loving it.

Jean October 1, 2015 at 9:36 AM

First line Thursday: “My brother always told me to take care of myself before taking care of anyone else. ” Beware by Shanora Williams…..great book so far!

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM

:D Yeah, someone else is liking it!

‘The crackle and hiss of flames devouring our house couldn’t block out the screaming and wailing of those who were still alive.’
Defy by Sara B Larson

OMG, loving this book. Prologue alone I got wrapped up into it due to a great story and characters. I’m only on chapter 5 and have already teared up.

LaurenB October 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM

I stayed up late and finished MBY last night and I was in bits…not sure if I’m just over hormonal right now but this one hit me hard. I think it was how unfair the whole situation was. Hopefully the film is going to do the book justice

Ela October 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM


Ela October 1, 2015 at 10:27 AM

“It’s all supposed to be over. Right?” Beware 2: The Comeback by Shanora Williams

Oh it better be what the the title hints at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean October 1, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Ela, you are a reading demon! I hope you are happy with book 2 after all that screaming! Damn, I’m only 50% into Beware. Been too busy the last couple days! Loved Raw….that makes me excited!

LaurenB October 1, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Has anyone read Night Road by Kristin Hannah? Looks interesting…

Ela October 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM

I just started Beware: The Comeback… Demon? Jean?

Raw is one of my faves with it’s efupedness and Sordid Promise….sigh

Jean October 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Yeah, like speed reading demon! We are not communicating very well today….lol!!

Ela October 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM

LMAO I’m reading too fast and loose the meaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fabi October 1, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Tessa, you’re reading Defy! That book is so good. And the twists and turns… Gah!

Jean October 1, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Tessa, that first line is awesome! You’re getting better at this…..haha!

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 2:38 PM

I got lucky! Fabi, OMG, I don’t even want to do anything but read Defy! It’s insane! I guessed one person but not the other. And and and, it’s not done and I just want to read all day. And then get the next book.

Ela… If the second book hadn’t been out, I’d have told you don’t read it. When I read it, there wasn’t going to be a second book. Total standalone instead. I read Raw at the same time and I got a bigger jolt by Beware. I went into denial, honestly. I was just saying, “Nope. There will be a book two. Just, nope.” *sighs* Such a good book.

Ela October 1, 2015 at 4:01 PM



Jean October 1, 2015 at 4:16 PM

You sure are screaming a lot today Ela! Lol!

Cheryl October 1, 2015 at 4:24 PM

Just finished MBY…sigh…Will…just sigh. I’m sure I’ll read After You, just not sure when.

Amy October 1, 2015 at 4:38 PM

Feels kinda funny posting the first line when I’m on the last 8% but…

“The big man at the end of the bar is sweating.” ~ After You by Jojo Moyes

Thanks Tessa…you passed your sucky-first-line-itis to me!! :P

Need hugs and a manatee snuggle, Cheryl? *opens arms while holding Manny*

bev October 1, 2015 at 4:47 PM

MICHELLE?????? Someone catch Michelle if she pops in.
Claimed by Elle Kennedy out Oct 6. Dystopian romance, buddy read?

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 4:50 PM

*huggles Amy* That gut wrenching, huh?

Amy October 1, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Nah, AY isn’t gut wrenching…I just figured Cheryl would need a hug after her book. But I’ll take the huggles anyway! :D *snuggles Tessa*

fabi October 1, 2015 at 5:12 PM

*cough, cough*

Bev…there’s someone else I know who loves Dystopian Romance

*I wonder who that could be?*

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Yeah! *drags Cheryl into the huggles*

bev October 1, 2015 at 5:42 PM


Fabi!!!! Yes. Check it out, see what you think.
I am a little shocked by the price as I just clicked over to look. But…..sounds fun. :-)

fabi October 1, 2015 at 5:45 PM

It’s an automatic pre-order for me Bev. It will also be a stop, drop and read on the 6th. Thanks for the heads up for it!

Jean October 1, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Ooooo I love dystopian too! That looks really good (I preordered), but The House comes out that day. Aren’t we buddy reading that?

bev October 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Hmm Jean is that a scary type or gothic?

Which reminds me Rebecca is on sale for $1.99. Please tell me y’all have read Rebecca.

Amy October 1, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Heck YEAH we’re buddy reading The House next week, Jean…and don’t you dare get distracted by all of the other pretties!

Um, I WILL read Rebecca, Bev…does that count? I just one-clicked it. ;)

Time to kick off a month of creepy reading ’cause it’s officially October!! :D

bev October 1, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Amy, it does have one of the most famous first lines ever.
Ok, Jean House then Claimed.

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 7:20 PM

Uh, I tried to read Rebecca when I was thirteen. Does that count?

Amy October 1, 2015 at 7:22 PM

By the way, ladies…didn’t Wicked As They Come (*snicker* as they c–…sorry :P )…anyways, didn’t it get mentioned here a few times? Well, it’s on sale for 1.99 right now.

Also, Tricks by Ellen Hopkins is 1.99 (her books are usually around $10) and is one of those books with interwoven stories…fair warning though, I’m pretty sure her books are not typically light reads. ;)

Jean October 1, 2015 at 7:26 PM

Yay bev! Oh and I haven’t read Rebecca…..and I feel stupid because I know nothing about it. Author?

Amy October 1, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Bev, you know I had to check out the first line after you said that but…what am I missing? *scratches head*

bev October 1, 2015 at 7:35 PM

No Tessa, no it doesn’t. Lets read it again!

Jean, its Daphne Du maurier (sp?)

bev October 1, 2015 at 7:41 PM

Amy, doesn’t float your boat? Lol.
I’ve always liked that line, the whole opening I think does a great job setting the tone. Sort of like P&P’s even more famous first line. And Manderley is really another character itself. Why does this place have such a hold on our narrator. You know what’s interesting? I’ve read it a couple times, though been over a decade since last, and never realized why doing so that we never know her name.

bev October 1, 2015 at 7:44 PM

Grr. I accidentally changed phone settings and so am mis spelling and mis using even more words. For a bit it was also set to Spanish, English, & Italian. That was interesting.

Michelle October 1, 2015 at 8:06 PM

*shrieks* Elle Kennedy AND dystopian romance!! Omg omg omg…I’m reading it release day no matter how much it costs! Thank you Bev! The House looks good but I’m all over Claimed since it’s exactly what I wanted more of in books, of course if it delivers.

“The heat rippling over the surface of Charity Marlow’s blacktop driveway was one hundred twelve degrees.” Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. Just started and will not get far tonight but someone on Goodreads said it had an Others by Bishop feel so yeah catnip x 1000 for me :D

Cheryl October 1, 2015 at 8:54 PM

Amy and Tessa thanks for the huggles *big squeezy hug* Had to give Manny a bath because he was a bit snotted on. I finished MBY and then had to go to my son’s back to school night. Was so not in the mood to hear about “stupid’ senior classes!! :>

First line: “I PRIDE MYSELF on knowing a good bartender when I see one.”
The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey.

fabi October 1, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Michelle, I just downloaded a sample of Menagerie. Let me know how you like it. Thanks for a heads up about it. I really like Rachel Vincent’s books.

bev October 1, 2015 at 10:34 PM

The Others, you say? Pretty please keep us updated on that. :-P

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Finished Defy and loved it! Now I have to go to the library and get the second book. Just, yeah good. :D

Tessa October 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM

NOOOOO! The library doesn’t have it. Alright, wish-listed for next week.

fabi October 1, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Yeaaa Tessa. :-)

Maryse October 2, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Happy Friday my friends!!! Been reading… but I miss you guys!! :D

Ela October 2, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Sorry for the screaming Jean and gang…I tend to get emotional when a book is getting on my nerves or the H/h is just pissing me off…ya know??? *shakes everybody* YOU HAVE TO KNOW

fabi October 2, 2015 at 9:15 AM

Happy Friday Maryse. :-)

Lol Ela, too funny.

Jean October 2, 2015 at 9:16 AM

No problem Ela….we all tend to get a little emotional around here! Did you finish the 2nd book? Almost done Beware… week had been crazy busy!

Jean October 2, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Happy Friday all! Such a long week! I’m dreading and looking forward to Maryse’s list today!

Ela October 2, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I’m half way through The Comeback and what is really ticking me off about this book is the back and forth back and forth….should I shouldn’t I… you shouldn’t yes you should…..geez

*waves to Maryse* Bring on the list….

Maryse October 2, 2015 at 10:04 AM

I’m making it!!! :D I think this one has an extra-special feel to it.

Amy October 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Puppy pile on Maryse!!!!!!

Ela October 2, 2015 at 10:19 AM
fabi October 2, 2015 at 11:13 AM

omg that’s so cute Ela

Maryse October 2, 2015 at 11:17 AM

I LOVE being in the puppy pile!!!!! :D *nestles in deep*

Ela October 2, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Puppies cure all evil :)

Cindy October 3, 2015 at 5:55 PM

LaurenB I haven’t read Night Road but just finished Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah and wow… Just wow. Amazing story and impeccable writing. Highly recommend.

sue October 18, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Fallen for Glory would qualify as un-put-down-able. Read it in one day. Loved it. It definately had the hot romance, but i liked the suspense and revenge the most!

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