Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – September 2nd 2014

by Maryse on September 2, 2014 · 160 comments

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Happy new release day! A few listed here that we’ve been waiting for by some of our absolute favorite authors (<— like that one to the left by Abbi Glines ;) ) and Screwdrivered by romance-comedy queen, Alice Clayton, and Loving Lies by Linda Kage (she’s a candy striper that tells a guy with amnesia in the hospital that she’s his girlfriend! LOL!), and Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon (another one of our fav paranormal romance queens, and I just LOVE this series!! Plus the heroine in this book appears to be human! YAY I love that dynamic!). P.S. lots of paranormals today!!

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! I’ve received a few VERY ADAMANT recommendations for this book (Bright Side), so I MUST  add it here. Not a new release, but definitely a reader recommendation. Okay here are the recs. Tell me this doesn’t make you wanna put everything down and start it:

Lin: You.guys!!! You must pick up Bright Side by Kim Holden. I’ve never ugly cried so much since I’ve read Arsen. What a beautiful book!! Make sure you have tissues ready!!

side note from Maryse: OMG she said Arsen. GAH!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!

Leia: Maryse, you must read Bright Side by Kim Holden. It’s so amazing!!

Hope: …big fat ugly cry can’t breathe tears!!

Plus, I just found a few more that are “new-to-me” but sound pretty great! Like Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything (she’s 17 and falls for her ornery older neighbor, but it sounds dangerous… and romantically tragic) and Creating A Love (they are in love, but he helps another woman, acting as her “fiancee”… eeeep!) and Full Circle by Riley Hart (I can hear squeeing as we speak, ’cause fans of M/M romance LOVE this author, as do I). And I know book one in this series rocked some worlds!! ;)

So, let me know what you’re reading tonight. :D

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 )

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

  • One Night: Promised (The One Night Trilogy) by Jodi Ellen Malpas <— this recent release just went on sale, and Niki says: “One Night: Promised was so good that it put me a definite book funk…”
  • Falling for Bentley by Shawnte Borris <— on sale today, and book #2 was just release (see it below).
  • Broken Pieces by Riley Hart <— This is book #1 (that SO many of our fellow M/M readers loved like crazy) and book #2 was just released below!! :D
  • Lily Love by Maggi Myers <— Kat found out this one’s on sale today! “Caroline used to have it all: she was madly in love with her husband, Peter, and they worshiped their beautiful baby girl. But as Lily grows into a toddler, Caroline notices that her daughter seems to live and act with a disconnect, and soon the perfect future Caroline had envisioned, along with her marriage, begin to crumble.
  • Translucent (Luminous Book 1) by Erin Noelle <— I just found this crazy happy recommendation from one of my reading buds, Jean! “Anyway, you guys have to read Translucent! Totally brought me out of my book funk and now I am in a book fog! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! Maryse, kinda had that Sempre feel and the romance……”slow and steady”…. yep, just how we like them! I am seriously in love with Madden!!!! Read this book you guys! I will warn you there is a cliffhanger but don’t let that stop you from reading it! Just great….. Can’t stop thinking about it today!” YIKES!! How did I miss this, Jean!??
  • Lifers by Jane Harvey-Berrick <— Kat found us this one, too! and Jen says: “Lifers is a must read. Jordan’s story broke my heart. Torrey was amazing and so strong.”… “After eight years in prison, twenty-four year old Jordan Kane is the man everyone loves to hate.
  • Perfectly Damaged by E.L. Montes <— Nancy found us this one today! And Janet recommends it!: “Some of the best books I’ve read lately are mental illness/personality disorder books. This one was really good!!!
  • Pierced (Lucian & Lia Book 1) by Sydney Landon <— Veronica loved it! “I just finished “pierced” by Sydney Landon. And well apart from the HUGE cliffhanger ending ( cuz now I have to wait!!) it was an excellent read. Lucian is totally swoon worthy and Lia is that strong woman type! Big recommendations from me!! … Was soooooo good, as they are coming together in the background you just get this inkling that their lives are slowly unravelling……..definitely one to check out
  • Room 212 by Kate Stewart <— back on the list today, I think it’s my NEXT read, and Amy is still bouncing in her chair over it! Haha!!! :P Amy said: “Room 212 is a romance with a good ol’ healthy dose of emotion and angst thrown in. The prologue alone let me know it was going to be rough. Seth has some *major* mood swings and Laura is on the wild side and they fight (oh lord, do they fight *shaking head*) but I loved them and just wanted things to work for them so badly… Room 212 was kind of like that for me in that it just has a simplicity to it without any crazy twists or traumatic pasts or dark secrets (even though I thrive on reading those!) and with the right amount of angst and emotion…enough to make me hurt and give me the feels but not so much that I was a wreck. Yep, that is my “gush” book…we all have ‘em!“ and Jean agrees: “Haha you guys are too funny! Yes Amy I now understand your obsession with Room 212………I honestly can’t stop thinking about it and it’s hard to explain why….I had a long car ride home tonight and I just kept replaying the book in my head…..”
  • Love In Rewind (Audio Fools Book 1) by Tali Alexander <— Lee found out that this one was back on sale, saying: “OMYGOSH OMYGOSH OMYGOSH Maryseeeeeeeeee!!! LOVE IN REWIND BY TALI ALEXANDER ITS CURRENTLY AT 99cents… …” LOL! I think she’s excited. ;) Ahhh yes I remember this blurb! Married woman with the perfect life… “…when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams…




  • One More Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Book 7) by Abbi Glines <— Hehe. Amy’s been waiting for this one! “ YAY!!!!! That boy better grovel!!!!… Oh yeah, I am lovin’ the Grant and Harlow story! I have a love/hate thing with him, and I’m holding out hope for him.”
  • Frayed: The Connections Series by Kim Karr
  • His to Claim by Opal Carew
  • Loving Lies (The Granton University Series Book 1) by Linda Kage <— GAH!! This sounds like fun!!! She’s a “candy striper” and… “After learning no one’s come to visit him since he woke from a coma and can’t remember who he is, Tess needs to make him feel loved, ASAP. Telling him she’s his girlfriend isn’t part of her plan, but that’s exactly what blurts from her mouth.
  • Catching Haley (Falling for Bentley Book 2) by Shawnte Borris <– Must read Falling for Bentley first, so I haven’t checked out the blurb.
  • Breathless by Heidi McLaughlin, Emily Snow, Tijan, K.A. Robinson, Crystal Spears, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Kahlen Aymes, Jessica Wood, Sarah Dosher, Skyla Madi, Aleatha Romig (A PEEK BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES), J.S. Cooper <— here’s another brand spankin’ new release! It’s an anthology (featuring books by so many of our fav authors!)!
  • Sins of the Father by Janet Eaves
  • Bare Beginner (Pole Dance Book 1) by S.G. Lovell
  • Screwdrivered (Cocktail Book 3) by Alice Clayton <— I LOVED book #1 in this series, (here’s my 5-star review of Wallbanger) and look what was just released today! P.S. here’s the Cocktail Series Reading Order.
  • The Dining Club by Marina Anderson
  • Take Down (The Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans) by Mallery Malone <— “Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast. There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess…
  • Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate) by Chelsea Fine <— “…when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her.” Oh! Could this be a road trip!?? ;)
  • Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything by Daniela Krien <— Whoa this one sounds tumultuous… a tragic love story? What a blurb! She’s 17 and moves in with her boyfriend… but “A chance encounter with enigmatic loner Henner, a neighboring farmer, quickly develops into a passionate relationship. But Maria soon finds that Henner can be as brutal as he is tender–his love reveals itself through both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity. Maria builds a fantasy of their future life together, but her expectations differ dramatically from those of Henner himself, until it seems their story can only end in tragedy.
  • His Every Fantasy (Sultry Summer Nights) by Delilah Devlin <— BLACK-OPS HERO ALERT!! “…Everything has gone according to plan until Serge discovers a third hostage-an exquisitely beautiful woman with a secret haunting her stormy gray eyes . . . a woman who refuses to make this rescue easy. With no choice but to bring her back to the compound deep in the sultry, steamy Louisiana bayou, Serge vows to protect her, body and soul . .
  • A Life Intercepted: A Novel by Charles Martin
  • Tempting Mr. Perfect: An Unlikely Love Novel by Rebecca Rose
  • Virtuous Deception by Leiann B. Wrytes
  • Steel Me Away (Motorcycle Club Romance) (Sons of Steel Motorcycle Club Book 2) by Vivian Lux <— BIKER BOOK ALERT! (this is book #2 – a sequel – and must be read only after Steel My Heart).
  • Blessing: A Wicked Tails Story by Shelby Kent-Stewart
  • When We Fall by Emily Liebert
  • Longing: Club Inferno by Jamie K. Schmidt <— Dom alert! “Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno’s opulent private dungeons. But it’s Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire…”
  • The Billionaire Bundle (Entangled Indulgence) by Michele De Winton, Rachel Lyndhurst, Nina Croft (Anthology)!
  • In His Sights: A Sugarland Blue Novel by Jo Davis
  • Hollywood Punch by Brenda Janowitz <— Looks like fun, but way short… still though… perhaps it’s part of a series? “A hilarious and sexy novella from the beloved author of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB, SCOT ON THE ROCKS and JACK WITH A TWIST about Manhattan attorney Brooke Miller, whose movie star ex-boyfriend is making a new film…that may feature a character based on Brooke. Wait…what?!?!?!?
  • All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Zondervan
  • Beauty and the Brit by Lizbeth Selvig
  • Forget You by Jennifer Snyder <— author indicates can be read as a standalone, but best within the whole series.
  • Tainted Love (Book 1) by Ghiselle St. James
  • On Company Time by Annabel Wolfe <— OFFICE ROMANCE ALERT! He’s her boss! “So far he’s managed to hide his secret desire for one very beautiful, very innocent young woman who happens to work for him. As fate would have it, he gets the chance to get her alone at his house. And he’s shocked that he’s tempted to bare something other than her body—like his closely guarded heart…
  • Roman Reunion (Destination: Desire) by Crystal Jordan <— almost ex-husband and wife… but the spark is still there.
  • Linger by Lauren Jameson <— She’s the dominant and he’s the one with submissive tendencies…
  • T.K.O.: Total Knock Out by Ana Layne
  • Seven Dirty Sins: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set by Morgan Black, Tara Brown, Clarissa Wild, Ella James, Melissa Andrea,Skylar Cross, Roxie Elms <— Anthology just released!
  • Shhh… Gianna’s Side by M. Robinson <— Janet is REALLY excited about this duo of books (two perspectives, two authors, one story!!!) Very cool sounding! Janet says: “ohmygod Maryse. Jettie Woodruff and M Robinson released books today that are 2 different point of views of a story. I wanted to go in cold and didn’t know which to read first–so I’m reading both at the same time. Holy SH*T–this is fun. Every time I get a jolt I switch to the other book. I’m only a quarter way thru each book and I have no idea where they are going, but I need a drink already….you need to check them out…Shhhh….
  • Shhh…Mack’s Side by Jettie Woodruff <— AND here is the other one!! These sound twisty-turny and tumultuous!!!
  • Creating A Love (The Griffin Brothers Book 3) by Crystal Perkins <— Oh oh. This one sounds angsty!! And romantically risky! “…another woman from his past has come to collect her own debt. She needs a fake fiancé in order to get her inheritance and she’s not taking no for an answer. Candi knows the other woman’s in love with her real fiancé, so she convinces Owen to go along with everything, not realizing what it may cost her.” I checked out the other books in the series, and they appear to be standalones. :)
  • Tide to Atonement (Pawleys Island Paradise Book 2) by Laurie Larsen
  • Falling Down (Rockstar Book 1) by Anne Mercier <— ROCK STAR ALERT! “I’m going to indulge my fantasies and give this sexy rocker what he wants and something he won’t soon forget—me…”
  • Midnight Betrayal by Melinda Leigh <— “…when another intern goes missing, the abduction is linked to the only man who has ever tempted Louisa’s heart—Conor Sullivan, the sexy owner of a Philly sports bar. Louisa’s past has taught her to be wary, but her heart refuses to believe Conor is guilty…
  • Light Up the Night (The Night Stalkers Book 5) by M. L. Buchman
  • Beauty’s Beast by Amanda Ashley <— Appears to be historical (and not paranormal) and by skimming reviews I see it’s a sort of retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I bet this one would be fun heart-candy…
  • Encore (The Replacement Guitarist Book 4) by Lori Toland <— M/M romance!
  • Full Circle (Broken Pieces Book 2) by Riley Hart <—- Eeeeeeep!!! Look what was just released! :D M/M romance from an author that so many of us love!!! Here’s my review of “Collide” (another one of her M/M books that I loved like crazy)!


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bev September 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Ok I have to get Loving Lies. I think it sounds to cute to pass up.

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I know. That premise just cracked me up!!! :P I like this author. Well… I mean, I only know one book from her, but I really liked it, and really got attached to the characters, and so many here LOVED her first two books, so I think it’s a sure thing!

Tessa September 2, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Ack, i forgot to pre-order Son of No One. I didn’t realize until today that I hadn’t. I order Kenyon books so fast, I thought I already had. Gonna wait until Friday due to the price.

Happy note, though. So many goodies. * bounces in joy* Friday will be good. *eyes Screwdrivered*

Kristin September 2, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Taint by S.L Jennings is on sale right now. It is only $1.99
I had to grab it, and im guessing more of your blogreaders would love to know about it :D

Jeanie V. September 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Squeeee!!!! Full Circle is my present to myself today! Josiah, Mateo & Tristan!!!! :)

Amy September 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM

That number I gave yesterday? It just increased. *bangs forehead on desk* There are just so many good ones up there though, right???

Jennifer Snyder (from Forget You, above) wrote a book called Exhale that was really, really good…even though the MC frustrated me at times while the book broke my heart and made me want to throw a temper tantrum from wanting things near the beginning to be different than how they happened. *sigh* If you need a good cleansing cry, that one will give it to you. You ladies *know* how I love to do that. ;)

Oh, and One More Chance? *giggle* I think I’m starting to really love Grant now. :)

Amy September 2, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Jean, before I forget…I had heard this song before but never really listened to the words until today. O.M.G. I know book-song connections are very personal and subjective, but pay attention to the words (not so much the actual video) and tell me this doesn’t make you think of Laura:

Maryse (and anyone else who reads Room 212 :D ), you’ll see why when you read it. ;)

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Should I listen to it now?

Jean September 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Yes Translucent!!! Okay Amy, you owe me one! Read this one ASAP!

I am trying to control my one-clicker finger! It’s not working!

Fabi September 2, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Ok Amy, I just 1-clicked Room 212. It has now officially moved from wish list to tbr list.

Now I have put a chastity belt on my 1-clicker so no more for a while. Wish list only. Too many great ones in line to be read right now.

Amy September 2, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Maryse, you’ve probably heard it already (maybe not?) and oh, is it sad…but listen to it again after reading 212. Oh, my heart.

By the way, did you ever listen to The Civil Wars Poison and Wine for After I Do? Hehe, here it is again just in case:

*slinking out of room before boxes of Kleenex start flying*

Okay, Jean, I owe you. ;) Translucent has been moved waaaaaay up on my TBR list!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Okay I’m listening. I’m gonna suffer aren’t I? ;) That was such a great book!!

Janet Jones September 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

ohmygod Maryse. Jettie Woodruff and M Robinson released books today that are 2 different point of views of a story. I wanted to go in cold and didn’t know which to read first–so I’m reading both at the same time. Holy SH*T–this is fun. Every time I get a jolt I switch to the other book. I’m only a quarter way thru each book and I have no idea where they are going, but I need a drink already….you need to check them out…Shhhh….

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Yikes! Okay I listened… those two are deep! LOL!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 2:32 PM

What ones are they Janet? Sounds great!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Okay Janet, I found ‘em and added ‘em to the list!!! Thank you soooo much!!


Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Yippee so many good ones today!! Click, click, click!!

Amy you’ve convinced me about Room 212, especially since it’s only .99. Translucent sounded good until I read cliffhanger.

I remember about Love in Rewind from before- now that it’s .99 one-clicking!!

Does anyone know if Loving Lies is a standalone or needs to be read after Fighting Fate?

One-clicking Screwdrivered too!!! Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything looks like it could be the angsty, “oompf” story I want after the light one’s I have recently read. :)

Amy September 2, 2014 at 4:56 PM

They are, right? I feel like crying for the girl in the song Habits even when I’m *not* feeling emotional, let alone when I *am*. And after 212… *stifled sob* I guess I don’t have to say how excited I am about you starting it soon! :D

Wow, Janet, those look like the kind of crazy that I love! You said you are reading both, so I am hoping you can give some insight when you are finished as to which one should be read first if they are read one at a time. “…but I need a drink already.” <——– LOL! My kind of book!!

Amy September 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Yay Fabi and Cheryl!!! I promise it won’t be a repeat of TTM. *snicker*

Wait, cliffhanger?!? JEAN! You didn’t say anything about a CH in Translucent! You *know* how much those upset me!!

Work is finished, and it’s back to Rosemary Beach now for me. :)

Jean September 2, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Oh come on Amy…suck it up! I hate cliffhangers too but I guarantee it was worth it!!

Janet, those books sound awesome! Please keep us updated on how you like them! I love having dual POVs but it’s cool that they are out as 2 separate books at the same time!

Loving Lies….. Yeah I want that one!

Lauren September 2, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Gotta question hopefully someone can answer….Is this Rosemary Beach book a cliffhanger? I know it’s a sequel…I read the 1st one..but is it a trilogy or does this book finish the story?

bev September 2, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Ok just downloaded Half-blood and waiting to be read.
Amy I’m really curious as to what you will think about WIR. You, Jean and Cheryl need to buddy read the Fever series. You guys would have so much fun.

MichelleS September 2, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Oh Lordy! I cannot WAIT to hear what Amy has to say about “Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything”…. a 17 year old who falls for a farmer named Henner, and there is “animal violence” and “unexpected sensitivity” … . Anybody gonna read this one? (laughing so hard I think I peed my pants)….

Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Just found out from author that Loving Lies can be read as a standalone. It gives away some big stuff that happens in Fighting Fate, so it’d probably spoil book one if you decide to go back and read that one. Hmmm, now what to do?!

Lin September 2, 2014 at 7:11 PM

You.guys!!! You must pick up Bright Side by Kim Holden. I’ve never ugly cried so much since I’ve read Arsen. What a beautiful book!! Make sure you have tissues ready!!

Amy September 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Fine, Jean. FINE! I’ll read it. And you’re gonna deal with me when I freak out over the CH! :P

Lauren, One More Chance is book 8 and the sequel to book 7 (Grant and Harlow), which had a *slight* CH. I’m pretty sure Maryse has the reading order listed on here (maybe? can’t remember for sure), and Abbi Glines’ site should also list all of the books in order if not.

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Oh wait… MichelleS. I’m suddenly nervous… did I er… “understand” that “synopsis” wrong for the “Tell You Everything” book…

suddenly I’m concerned it’s… *blink blink*. You knoowwwww. *blush* Those two terms you highlighted have me suddenly imagining other things. GAH!!!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Yep the Rosemary Beach reading order *should* be up there. ;)

Amy September 2, 2014 at 7:54 PM

OMG, I was literally just getting ready to make a comment about that book when I saw your comment, MichelleS! How the heck did I miss it earlier?!?! The name of the book and the description? That’s freaking awesome!! Gotta give that author a high-five for giving me that to work with, LOL!!

I want to be a freaking fly on the wall when they “tell each other everything” – oh lord, the animal violence and kindness, which one comes first? *snort* Actually, he’s probably the only one who *does* ’cause I doubt the animals do!! :P

Actually, what I meant was is he nice to the animals to get them, er, calm first before the “violence” (is that what they are calling it now??) or is he nice to them to make up for the “violence”? I’m not familiar with the inner workings of bestiali… *covers mouth*

*gives up trying to hold it in* BAHAHAHAHA!!! I have to go recover from this one! Holy sh!t I’m hysterical right now!!!!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 7:55 PM

LOL!!!! I’m dying now!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

My mind totally didn’t go there… but now? It’s WAY TOO there. BRATS!!!

Amy September 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Right, Maryse?? RIGHT?!?!

*biting lip*

I’m really trying to be good here…

Tell that 17-year-old not to go there. Just don’t go *there* – and we know where *there* is!!! Ewwwwww…it’s dirty! LOL!!!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM


Amy September 2, 2014 at 8:14 PM

OMG!!!!!!!! Too late, lady!!! I saw it!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

And I had just calmed down too!! LOL! My freaking stomach muscles are cramping up!

Fabi September 2, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Holy crap y’all just killed me dead. Laughing so hard. Legs crossed and squeezing tight to keep from peeing my pants.

MichelleS you started it!!!

MichelleS September 2, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I just knew you’d have a filed day with The farmer and his animal-lovin’…. I wonder if he’s a pig farmer or a sheep farmer? EEEEW!!!!!

I’m reading samples right now….. too pooped to go through my TBR list – just too daunting, you know?…. save the good stuff for later. There could be an apocalypse tomorrow. And then what?

MichelleS September 2, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Maybe that’s how he shows her how things are done. “Look here, little lady…. that bull is gonna come in here and say hello to that hefer…” SNORT! Why did they have to put anything about animals and farmers in the synopsis? So who is going to read it? I vote Amy!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Hee hee Amy!!!!

I turned into a chicken!!!!!!! LOL!!! But it’s okay that you saw it. ;)

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Yep… you guys are absolute brats!!! :P

Heather September 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Bright Side is good….total ugly cry. Well written, cute, fun, witty writing yet kind of slow build up but hang in there.

Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Laughing hysterically here!!!!! “His love reveals itself through both animal violence and unexpected sensitivity.” His love…unexpected sensitivity- what makes it unexpected? For who?? Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*snort*…I just have no words!

At least it probably is a unique story… ;)

Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Wait…do you hear that?


There it is again!

*snort* *snort*

Ha! He’s a pig farmer! I know *someone* heard tha… *mouth being muffled by that someone*

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 9:36 PM


hehehehehehhehe. BRATS. BRATS I TELL YOU!!! Especially that one right. up. there. :? ;)

Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 9:36 PM

And it’s $10.99. Steep price for animal loving.

Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:39 PM

OMG Michelle!! The hefer and the bull? LOL!!!!! I will *never* make it through that book after all of this!!!

Cheryl! It’s unexpected sensitivity for the animals after he just unleashed his…er…”violence” on them!! LOL!!!! *snort*

OMG you guys are KILLING me tonight!!!!!

Maryse September 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM

GAH!!! I thought it sounded soooooo… like…. I dunno. DARKish romance! Like he was gonna be some big meanie that she was so in love with and yet at times he was sooooooo sweet.

And now… my mind. My fragile little mind!!!!



Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:41 PM


Yeah Cheryl…she’s talking about you!! :P Now be a good girl or else Farmer Henner is gonna unleash some of that special treatment on ya!

Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Holy sh!t Cheryl!!!!! Animal loving!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:44 PM

We fractured Maryse’s fragile mind!!!!!


Amy September 2, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Okay, okay…on a different note, Bright Side (Lin! Do you know what you’ve done by associating it with Arsen?!?) and the Shhh books just *catapulted* to the top of my TBR!

Oh calm down ladies, they will be after WIR and Translucent! Aw crap, was there another one I promised to read as well??

Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Snort, I don’t think so Amy- she’s talking about you!!! :)

Michelle S September 2, 2014 at 9:58 PM

So besides all the animal lovin’ going on…. throat clearing noises…. I want to tell you about the book I started tonight. It’s a FREAKING MIND F@ck I tell ya’. First, I am laughing and peeing myself at the hilarity at the beginning of the book. So so funny – like Amy funny…… THEN…. it all goes completely FUBAR cray-cray-cray-zee!!!! and I have no clue where it’s going but am totally loving it. What is it? It’s called Fate Book by Mimi Pampfiloff. She’s a snarky funny nerd who makes up a hot Spaniard Model as a boyfriend and then he SHOWS UP at her school and she has to just play along, but then he gets all alpha mystery man on her and the story gets WILD…. can’t wait to see where this ends up. I’m only at 37%.

Amy September 2, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Me?? *places hand on chest and gasps*

Oh lord…Farmer Henner is makin’ bacon! LOL!!!!!

Cheryl September 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM

ARSEN…The blurb for Bright Side is SOOO good and all the reviews I saw were 5 stars. Looks like the angsty, “ooompf” book I was looking for! Click!!

Kim Box Person September 2, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Almost finished with Bright Side..I started last night…definitely a MUST read! I’ve never come a character so genuinely beautiful as Kate. She’s by far my favorite female character ever…

Head’s up be prepared to be shocked to your core and make sure you have multiple boxes of tissue available….

A phenomenal read!

Lin September 2, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Don’t compare Bright Side with Arsen… I just want to clarify that I never FELT so much since that book did a number on me. Bright Side has ruined me for any other book. Seriously, this book is the book you want to read.

Lise September 3, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Ha Maryse, I read Bright Side on Sunday (non stop) I was going to message you and tell you about this, but figured you already had a heads up. It is so sweet and touching and yes, Kate is a favorite heroine for sure, dude! ;-)

Michelle S September 3, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Of all the hero names and all the careers…. she picks Henner the farmer? And he’s mean? To the animals? I wonder if there is a “red barn of pain” instead of a red room? (Just too much dang material for all of us comedians in that blurb!!!! I can’t resist)…..

So anyhoo….. my book right now is awesome. Loving it. Best line so far (when her best friend wants a hot boyfriend too)… “I sooo want one! I mean seriously, does he have a brother? Even a younger one? Cause I can wait! If Jacob can do it for Renesmee, so can I!”….. laughed out loud at that one.

Jean September 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Just want to let you guys know…..I left my heart shattered into a million pieces at home on the floor today before going to work. I am at 70% of Maybe Someday….. Ugh I need a hug, a manatee, and a martini! And of course I can’t concentrate because I need to get back to it ASAP?

bev September 3, 2014 at 10:08 AM

So when readers start raving about a heroine I get all excited. If I love and am rooting for the heroine then the book is just that much better for me. So Bright Eyes caught my attention ….but just can’t do it. All the heroine love comes with comments of ugly crying and being wrecked in a good way, so nope can’t do it.

Amy September 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Red barn of pain?? LOL!!!

“Farmer Henner will see you now.” *snicker*

Jean, *now* you see what we were all worked up about! Did you read Ugly Love yet? If not, you are soooo in for it with that one! That cover *still* makes my heart clench. Here’s a snuggle for you… *handing manatee to Jean* ;)

Fabi September 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

MichelleS that is a hilarious line in the book you’re reading!!!

Awww Jean *hugzzz* that is such an awesome book, I can’t imagine having to put it down once I started it

Amy September 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Come on, Bev! We’ll all be here for you. :)

It is sounding more and more like a support-group read!

Fabi September 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Yeah, I’m with you on that one. I’m so glad there aren’t restrictions on this blog about people posting when a book is an ugly cry. It serves me as a warning system.

Fabi September 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

that was for Bev. Lol thought I had typed her name

Maryse September 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Amy! 212.., gah!!

Her breakdown to her mom is soooooooooooo real!!

*sniff snff*

Jean September 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Yay Maryse is reading Room 212! I know that part with her mom had me crying and feeling right along with her! Can’t wait to see your review!

Amy September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

*gasp* You’re reading it?!?!? *happy dance*

I know…that scene with her mom had me crying. Good lord, I actually *felt* her pain! Then when she tries to take her mom’s advice and do things to stay busy (not sure if you’re there yet, but it’s not too long after that scene), I seriously laugh-sobbed.

OMC is killing me…I don’t think I have ever wanted to take a peek at the end of a book to see what’s going to happen like I want to with this one. I’m trusting Ms. Glines isn’t going to crush my poor heart, but at this point I. Just. Don’t. Know. *giggle* I love this. ;)

Amy September 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

*pulling Maryse and Jean in for a group snuggle*

…before I get pushed away for being “creepy.” :P

Fabi September 3, 2014 at 10:59 AM

ahem, is Amy CCCing on us again?

Amy September 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

No…I’m not!! *crossing arms* :P

Actually, I’m trying not to cry right now. There are these letters in OMC, and I swear I’m gonna lose it, especially if…if…

Ugh. *sniff*

Jean September 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Can we please read something funny next…all these tearjerkers are going to be the death of me…..thanks for the snuggle…

Cheryl September 3, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Feeling schizo right now. Just when I think I decided what book to read next someone comments about another one. Room 212, Bright Side, Fate book. Think I’ll wait on the baaaad farmer book until price hopefully goes down.

My head is spinning… may have to listen to book Dom *glances anxiously

*Hugs to Jean. Tough book to have to put down.

Amy- I so have to catch up on RB books.

Amy September 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Jean, I’m starting Written in Red this evening. You in, or do you have something else lined up? Oh, and how is MS going? Hehe…

Cheryl, I’m finishing up OMC and will *probably* read book 9 (You Were Mine, Tripp and Bethy), but I’m not sure how much more I will follow it after that. Especially if Nan gets a book. Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to like her and have no interest in reading about her…pretty much like Tegen from Unattainable. :?

bev September 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Amy are you starting tonight? Yay!!
So did Grant grovel?
Jean WIR is not a comedy but does have some cute moments and no crying. For funny I really enjoyed some SEP like her Lady Be Good.
Hmm feel like we have all been doing a giant book swap.

Jean September 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I know you guys have been talking about WIR for days now…. is it PNR?? With romance?

I am done MS… boy that was a rough one on my heart!

I may squirrel around…don’t know…want to read Beauty and the Mustache and Worth Forgiving…or maybe a Neighbor From Hell book… something that won’t make me a blubbering idiot (so definitely staying away from Unlit Star and Bright Side for now… I’ll let you guys be the guinea pigs for those)! Haha!

Amy can you believe Maryse finally listened to you and is reading Room 212?? I still need to read On Every Street…how about you?

Cheryl September 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Jean & Amy- how was Sins and Needles?

bev September 3, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Forgot about the NFH series. ♡♡
I wonder when she is coming out with her next book, seems like it’s been awhile.
The romance in WIR is a very slow burn type.

Michelle September 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Jean I just finished MS too and feel emotionally drained as well but it was sooooo good. Why did I wait so long to read it when I know I love everything she writes?! You should read WiR with Amy – Bev and I have gotten MichelleS and Fabi to read so far and they liked it although I do not think Fabi is done yet.

Bev I’m going to start the Covenant series tonight. Do we need to start with Daimon first though before Half-blood?

lexi September 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Maryse – have you ever considered making a list of your favorite young adult books? I LOVE your reviews and would live to find out your favotites for this genre. Also I cant wait fir your review of 212 Im still undecided if its one I want to read.

bev September 3, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Michelle I don’t know. I just saw Half-blood as bk. 1.

So does anyone else wish the ending on MS was longer? After everything was resolved I just wanted a little more for her.

Amy September 3, 2014 at 4:16 PM

That was it, Jean! I knew I was forgetting one. I thought OES was a fairly short novella/prequel, but Amazon says it is 262 pages?? I promised I would read WIR, so I think I’ll start that one first, then either Unlit Star or Bright Side this weekend. And YES!! So excited about Maryse reading 212!! So, did that song (Habits) fit it or what? ;)

Cheryl, Sins and Needles was really, really good! Cliffhanger but at least the series is complete…I seem to not freak the freak out about CH’s when I know I can pick up the next one at any time. ;)

Amy September 3, 2014 at 4:33 PM

As for the Covenant series, you don’t have to read Daimon before Half-Blood. From what I remember (it’s been a couple of years), it is the short time period from when Alex’s mom is attacked by daimons and when Alex is taken back to the Covenant. I actually read it *after* Half-Blood, and it was more like a nice addition than a necessary read…but for .99 and less than 100 pages I would say read it at some point. Then again, I have gorged myself on every extra scene and Aiden POV that JA has written to go along with these…even a *hilarious* “party idea list” that Aiden’s brother Deacon wrote which Aiden found and made notes on. Sounds dumb but OMG! It was so creative!

Seriously, it is just odd how much I love this particular YA series to the point where I am wanting to re-read it…and y’all know how many I have on my Kindle app that need TBR. ;)

Jean September 3, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Amy yes that song fit perfectly! I feel like OES will reveal a lot about Javier……squirreling here!

Cheryl, I loved Sins and Needles!

Shoot, I don’t know what to read next so I’ll probably spend all night “researching” and won’t get anything started…… Let me go check out WIR….

Michelle September 3, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Thanks Amy – your enthusiasm for this series is making me excited! Ok I will just start with half-blood since I already purchased it. You never know what books will connect with you which makes it so fun right – WiR is one of those books for me that I can read over and over.

Amy September 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Oh, and after reading Elixir – do *not* skip that one! – I seriously wanted to jump Aiden and have, like, ten of his half-blood babies.

Just sayin’.

Side note: The super-sized Red Bull is no joke. Iiiiiiiiii’m just gonna go for a run now and try to expend some of this insane energy and jitteriness that I have going on right now!!! Woo-hoo! Go me!!!

Amy September 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Jean, I don’t *want* to like Javier…but something tells me I will anyways. ;)

bev September 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I love when you read the right book at the right time in the right mood. WIR was one of those for me.
I have to admit I do not get the Javier love. I have not read the whole series though.
Ok will start Half-blood tonight. It is going to be in competition with last years Walking Dead. I don’t understand Javier love but I adore Daryl.
Jean I’m curious as to how you research your books.

Cheryl September 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Thanks Jean & Amy. Now I’m really unsure.

I feel exactly like you do Jean. Reading the “samples” and trying to decide.

Funny or ugly cry book…

Jean September 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM

I research by digging through Maryse’s site, goodreads, and basically going through my TBR downloads and looking up the books to remember why I downloaded them in the first place! Lol!

The end of Maybe Someday had a preview of the beginning of Ugly Love and I think I need to read it now….ugh!

Amy September 3, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Jean, if the preview of UL caught your attention then the book itself will grab you by the lady balls.

Have you read Maryse’s review of UL? Yeah, that should solidify the decision for you! ;)

Michelle September 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Oh Bev I love Daryl from Walking Dead too and Hershel (I’m a vet too so I connected there)! I started Half-blood and could be in trouble if I like it and then want the entire series…my poor make-believe…no real…no make-believe book budget.

Jean September 3, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Yes Amy, it sucked me right in. I don’t always read Maryse’s review if I haven’t read the book yet…. I just scroll down and look at her rating and go from there, then go back and read it later. Like to go in as blind as possible and right now I have no idea what UL is about….. but i know it’s going to make to cry (again)!

bev September 3, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Michelle love Hershel. So if zombie apocalypse happens I want to be in your group. I’m always a year behind. I love characters like Daryl when you see a real growth and change. But what happened to Carol?! Never my favorite but still.
Jean I have so many I have no recollection of. I think they are from Maryse’s old freebie lists. With those I will definitely be going in blind.

Michelle September 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

BEV – *clamps mouth shut* ummm you’re behind so can’t say anything but you will love the season…and ‘not love’ some parts – haha what else can you really expect with that show though!

Yeah Jean I didn’t even read that preview at the end of Maybe Someday because I knew I would run to buy UL and I can’t take anymore serious crying for a couple books.

Michelle September 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

FYI Bev if you google Spencer Hill Press Daimon download and then repeat for elixir you can download free pdfs of those two novellas for free!

MichelleS September 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Well, I finished “Fate Book” – jean, it was just what we needed…. a funny book. It reminded me so much of the Rock Chicks…. but a bit funnier. It had action and adventure and comedy and mystery and everything. I can’t believe I am saying this, but it was kind of like a Kristen Ashley book if she wrote a New Adult book. That was the feel it had for me. And the best part? No cliffhanger, total stand alone, and a HEA. I am a happy camper. I can’t even begin to summarize the plot because it would be full of spoilers. It’s just a crazy ride…. with very a very likable heroine and a very alpha yummy hero. FUN FUN FUN….

MichelleS September 3, 2014 at 9:42 PM

I forgot to add…. it’s by the same author as “The King Trilogy”, of which I read the fist two (waiting for book 3 to come out). I loved that series too… but if you are wondering if it is even remotely the same, it is NOT. The King Trilogy is PNR. This is NA.

bev September 3, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Michelle S it seems like you have been on a book roll lately. Picking a lot of winners.

Michelle I’m pretty spoiled, lol. I was able to watch a few when they aired. One of which was the Daryl & Beth at the funeral home. Loved that ep but after THAT ending had to read a recap of final. Should of known they wouldn’t resolve anything, lol.

Amy September 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

It will make you cry, Jean, but it is soooo worth it!

Ooooooh, Walking Dead? Next month!!!! I’m going to take Michelle’s example and try not to say too much as it looks like you are behind a bit, but let me say that when you get to the episode “The Grove,” just be prepared for a rough one. I don’t think the phrase “Look at the flowers” will ever have the same meaning again. *sniff sniff*

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bev September 4, 2014 at 12:09 AM

I knew it was going to happen but ♥broken. Hate HIM. I don’t know why I like these shows where no one is safe, SOA looking at you too.
@Amy slow start for me on Half blood, only on second chapter, but will have time to read a lot tomorrow. Hope WIR is going well for you.

Jean September 4, 2014 at 6:41 AM

I am reading Ugly Love now and then jumping right into Fate Book! Thanks MichellleS for the recommendation! I haven’t read Rock Chick so have no idea what to expect……

Cheryl September 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM

I decided to start Bright Side. Only about 15% in, but already I feel like it is setting me up for the ugly cry…

Lee C- Love in Rewind sounds like it might be next, I already one-clicked it at .99; unless I need a funny book to recover from BS, then maybe Fate Book. Still have Room 212 too. So many books, so little time…

Jean September 4, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wow Lee, I just saw your comment and I am intrigued!!!

Janet Jones September 4, 2014 at 8:07 AM

I finished the Shhh books. Talk about multiple train wrecks. These books were bizarre. Loaded with dysfunctional characters and WTF–no way can these people ever be redeemed moments, if you like that kind of thing, which I do. –gave them 4 solid stars each. Loved reading them together. If you want to read separately I’d read Gianna’s side (M Robinson) first I guess–but I really like reading them together.

donna tanner September 4, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Lee u r right on about Love in Rewind . For me one of the best for 2014. I also liked the music aspect. And did I love Louis mouth… WOW Great story line. Oh n Amy my girl crush thank u for poison n wine by the civil wars were the hell have I been! ;-)

bev September 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM

So, 20% into Half-blood. I’m enjoying it. I really like YA but I always have to remind myself that they are teens and that explains some of their actions, lol. Alex is funny but I’m like “shh” but what teens mouth doesnt get them in trouble.

Amy September 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

I’ve had Love in Rewind on my Kindle app for a little while, but is it a CH? Okay, before my beloved peanut gallery starts in on me, y’all know how I feel about CH’s and how they turn me into p!ssy Amy. So hush. :P

Jean, I’ll be here with Manny when you get to, ahem, *that* part of Ugly Love. ;)

Amy September 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Alright, if I’m going overboard with the book-song thing let me know. Seriously. Sometimes I need bluntness from others telling me to knock it off. ;)

This just popped up on my playlist and Ugly Love *immediately* came to mind. Yep, I started tearing up. ‘Cause I’m weepy like that today. PMS can suck it.

This video has the lyrics so you can see *why* I thought of UL. *sigh* I loved that book. I love Ms. Hoover. Or at least her writing. Oh, for the love of… *reaching for Midol and manatee*

Jean September 4, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Oh no Amy…..scaring me! I am at 42% and no work today…. Can’t put the book down. I will listen to the song later…. love when you do that!

So did you start Translucent or OES? If not, what are you reading now? I think I will be starting Love in Rewind next… Hope the Midol helps. We don’t want you going all crazy on here (or creepy)! Haha!

Fabi September 4, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Anyone looking for a fun/funny read this one sounds awesome. Maryse probably mentioned it when it came out last month but here it is again.

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

“Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw, meet your wisecracking, vagina obsessed match. Sanghani’s debut is a hilarious, irreverent look at smart-alecky, painfully self-concious, 21-year-old Ellie’s relentless mission to rectify a disasterous first attempt at performing oral sex, get deflowered, find the perfect Brazilian wax, avoid her tradition-bound Greek mother’s nagging, graduate summa cum laude, be a writer, and fit in…This story for millennials is a wonderful blend of modern agnst with old-fashioned sweetness.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

donna tanner September 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Love in rewind was not a CH to me. I am going to start Unlit Star to see if I really have a tar black heart . Keep the music coming Amy. I bought all the civil wars CD’s to bad they broke up.

donna tanner September 4, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Black Lies was fantastic, all her books are so clever and smart.

bev September 4, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Iv been having an urge to do some itunes shopping.Now music talk really makes me want to. Civil Wars I only have Poison and Wine & Burton Hallow. Oh and the Nashville cover of If I Didn’t Know Better.

Amy September 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Jean, I often have music on so songs are always popping up on my playlists to remind me of stuff I’ve read. ;) Heck, I got all choked up over the song “Valerie Loves Me” yesterday (freaking PMS *grumble*) because *sob* he just *sniff* loves her *sob*. Yeah, yeah…go ahead and roll your eyes at me. I would, too. ;)

Oh, and I am starting Written in Red this morning. Gotta keep my word!

Amy September 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM

And Donna…you’re welcome! I love The Civil Wars. Their song “The One That Got Away” is soooo heartbreaking and such a different take on that phrase. Aw man, between your awesome girl crush comment and that song, now I’m getting all emotional again. *giggle*

Janet, thank you for the update on the Shhh books…I was hoping you would come back and let us know about them! :D

Amy September 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Bev! I’m excited to see how the Covenant series goes for you! I love Alex because she’s not cocky but works to be a badass simply because the alternative (servitude to the Pures) is just horrible. She is *always* doing face-palm-worthy things! And Aiden…*swoon* Be still my heart. You’ll see why. ;)

Fabi September 4, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Amy can’t wait to see your feedback on WiR. I love it so far but I’m a sci fi / PNR / urban fantasy nut so of course I’m going to love it.

Fabi September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM

You’re trying hard to sidetracked me with your Covenant comments aren’t you? Temptation at its finest. hahaha

donna tanner September 4, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I was just listening to Heartless by the Fray and thought it was so fitting for Arsen..

Amy September 4, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Oh Fabi, I am trying to tempt you to pick up Half-Blood. *watching out for flying objects from WIR lovers*

*sigh* Aiden…

*hee hee* I’m having a goofy mood swing right now and a very strange infatuation with gifs and memes.

Don’t mind me. ;)

bev September 4, 2014 at 1:07 PM

” Friends don’t let friends act like ho-bags.” That made me laugh. And pretty sure just got a big hint about Alex’s fate.

Maryse September 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM


Okay so I’m writing the review… and OMG I just watched that Tove Lo about Laura. There could not be a more accurate portrayal of her emotional devastation and condition.

WOW. THAT VIDEO. When she’s crying in the bathroom… *sob*

bev September 4, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Fabi can not visit the covenant right now she is busy at the court yard. And the weather is bad for travel.

Cheryl September 4, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Amy- I had contacted author a while back about Love in Rewind. She said it is an interconnected standalone. Which means you can read it alone and it will have an ending-NO cliffhanger. The next book will be interconnected with similar characters but book 2 is Emily’s BFF Sara’s story.

OMG Amy I’m having a weep fest here after listening the Tove Lo and Sara Bareilles videos and I haven’t even read Room 212 yet!! Next…

Amy September 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

RIGHT?!?!? That part of the video in the bathroom makes me want to *literally* sob when I see it, especially because it reminds me of Laura. That song is so haunting and heartbreaking and I can’t get it out of my freaking head! GAH!! Weepy mood swing! *sniffle*

Better than my angry mood swing about half an hour ago…I flipped a guy off who was in the car next to me because he decided to make a kissy face at me at the stoplight. Midol my a$$…I need some of Ellie’s Kava from S&N. *snicker*

Amy September 4, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bev, whaaaaaa….???

Thank you for that, Cheryl! Makes my decision to read it easier. And I’m thinking my manatee is going to be soggy soon from Maryse, you and me getting all weepy. That SB song Gravity…is that perfect for Ugly Love or what? ;)

Michelle September 4, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Oohh Amy I’m cursing you a little right now since I’m officially hooked on the Covenant series and shouldn’t spend money right now on more books when a ton I want are coming out next week! I finished Half-blood already…it was a quick read for me but still has managed to suck me in just like the lux series did. There was a lot of set up for the series but I can tell it will be good and hopefully not too predictable like some of this first book was at least for me…still predictable in a good was since I like where the story is going. I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of Seth since I do enjoy a good love triangle. Aiden is definitely already swoon worthy and I love Alex – I hope she matures a little though but still keeps the feisty attitude.

Now I need to check more local libraries because no one has this series so far and I’m trying to be good and not just click click click and buy the whole series…

MichelleS September 4, 2014 at 5:08 PM

What is the Covenant? Some great PNR read you guys are keeping a secret? Fess up…. I read WiR, didn’t I? (I wish I could get back to the courtyard – why oh why did it have to be 10.99 for book 2? I miss Simon and the gang already. Is Sam completely off-leash now? What’s up with those ponies? waaaaaah….. I’m too book poor to buy that right now!! I wonder if they have it at the library?

Amy September 4, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Michelle, that is a great way of describing the first book – a setup for the rest of the series. It takes on a darker tone as the series unfolds, and Alex grows but still maintains her quirks that make her so endearing and still has plenty of face-palm moments.

Okay, so maybe I’m the only one who will find this hilarious but, ya know, this is me and my odd sense of humor we’re talking about. ;)

Amy September 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Also Michelle, I’m sorry I can’t loan the books to you! They are on my Nook and can only be loaned out once, which I have already done. :(

MichelleS, it is the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. It’s YA PNR, but if you are familiar with JA then you know that her YA books are as entertaining as her NA and don’t really feel teeny-bopper-ish…at least for me. ;)

MichelleS September 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Amy – no, I’m not familiar with JA. I usually don’t read YA. Occasionally one slips through. I’m as old as dirt (a little too close to the half century mark for my comfort) and am so far removed from teeny-bopper it;s not even funny. Besides, once you’ve read Tiffany Reisz, Lora Leigh, and Annabel Joseph you can’t read YA and not feel weird!!!! It’s like watching porn at 9:00 and then the Disney channel at midnight!! Who would do that?

Amy September 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

*raising hand*

Fabi September 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I second the motion *snicker*

I can easily go from reading erotica in the morning to US at night. It’s all entertainment right?

But no worries Bev, I’m staying in the Courtyard ’till they kick me out.

Fabi September 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM


Fabi September 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

MichelleS JA is the author of the Lux series of that helps any.

Maryse September 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

LOL!!! Kissy faces!?? Awww he thought you were cute. And he was creepy. ;)

Michelle September 4, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Yesss I managed to find the next two books at a library I don’t usually go to so I’m all set to dig in Amy! Thank you for even thinking about lending to me, so sweet of ya :) – it really is stupid that you can only lend once.That link to Aiden’s bday list was hilarious! I already read chapter 1 of half-blood from Aiden’s POV online too.

bev September 4, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I need to raise my hand with Fabi and Amy. I even have a children’s book in my library stack.
I am enjoying Half-blood. Should finish by tonight. It does remind me a little of Vampire Academy but still has its own voice. And that party list is great, Amy. It’s both funny and sweet.

bev September 4, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Amy did you start WIR?

Michelle S I’d definitely check the library. She publishes through a big one and has other popular books. Worth a shot.

Cheryl September 4, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Party List was funny but, *covering eyes* I CANNOT read about another great series! I already am having trouble making up my mind on what book to read next and my Book Dom wants to kick my a$$ for all the squirreling I’ve been doing lately.

Covenant series, huh…

BTW, raising hand with Amy, Fabi and Bev. ;)

Michelle S September 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Amy, Fabi, Bev, and Cheryl…. ya’ll are crazy!!! (Maybe I’ll read a YA book next just to see if I can…. I read NA all the time…. but if it says “teen” on amazon, I don’t usually buy it).

I started FOUR different books and nothing was keeping me interested. I was listening to Richard Castle on TV in the background… so I know I needed to move on…

So I bought Bite and Release – the one where there’s a 13 year age differecne: she’s 34 and he’s 21 and she came back to Alaska to bury her dad and he was the kid she used to babysit…. that one….. at the beginning he tells her dad that he’s gonna marry her someday…. aw! how sweet is that? Now he’s tall, dark, and handsome and she is tempted…. we’ll see where it goes. (BTW, one of the four was Forever, Interrupted… and that started off with so much angst I had to put it down).

bev September 4, 2014 at 10:13 PM

If I were to rec a ya series it would 100% be Harry Potter. What JK R created is just magic, really nothing like it. The books grow with the characters becoming darker and richer. Those books just pure love.

bev September 4, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Little over 80%. Alex & Caleb just had their adventure. That was hard to read.

amandalyntweets September 4, 2014 at 11:18 PM

i am fairly new to this site….and this is my first time reading the comments. can i just say, your commentary might possibly be more enjoyable to read than the actual books! i am trying to decide between starting Room 212 or Bright Side? thoughts?

Amy September 4, 2014 at 11:39 PM

He *was* creepy, Maryse!! Dirty old man with a newsboy cap making kissy faces at me…he was just asking for the one-finger salute!! *crossing arms*

Michelle! I’m so happy you found them at the library! JA has several extras that are so fun to read. In fact, I think there is a page with most if not all of them listed. I’ll see if I can find it for you guys…

Come on, Cheryl…you know you wanna read these, too. And then we can rope in MichellleS as well. ;)

Amy September 4, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Yep, Bev, I started WIR…and I am really enjoying it!! :D I’ll give you more feedback as I get further into it.

That “adventure” with Alex and Caleb *was* pretty tough to read. I adored Caleb as her best friend!

MichelleS, I now typically stay away from books with teen characters unless I know it has a more adult feel (heavy issues like with Hopeless or the book/series follows the characters into NA), but the Covenant series is really worth stepping out of your norm for. And if you read them and don’t agree then I’ll buy you a slew of sex-named drinks!! :P

Michelle S September 5, 2014 at 7:57 AM

*** GASP **** “sex-named drinks”? You already know I am too embarrassed to order them, you wicked wicked girl. I should put that on my bucket list… order a sex-named drink from a hot bartender!! I’d be good with that ginormous tub of Nutella they have now-a-days. If they’d have had that when I was a kid, it may have gone on my Christmas list!!

So I am guessing Covenant is a YA PNR series? I didn’t do any of those (except Twilight, of course)…. I tried Lux but was so behind that I gave up (even though it was very promising). It would be like telling someone to start BDB now! And get all caught up. Or IAD…. ack! Have no patience to read that many books in a row.

Amy September 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

MichelleS, I am going to order you a Long Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall…and yes, that *is* a drink! The Covenant series reads fast, definitely not like trying to catch up on BDB (which I am still in the process of!). Bev and Michelle are already flying through them. ;)

Amandalyn, welcome!! Jump right in with the comments because these ladies are so much fun to hang out with here! :D I have Bright Side coming up in a few days for me (the reviews are looking great for it), but I have read Room 212 and loved it. Did you read Maryse’s review of it? She four starred it!

bev September 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Finished Half-Blood! I liked it a lot. Quick, fun read with the right amount of suspense. Loved the Caleb and Alex friendship. But if I continue I’m right in the middle of a triangle. My heart is going to break for one of them, and I’m pretty sure I know which one.
I like that Alex has to train and learn. That she is not automatically the best fighter or most powerful.

Meredith September 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I take your recommendations VERY seriously :) I downloaded “Bright Side” two days ago and CANT. PUT. IT. DOWN. I have loved ALOT of books, but this one has a special place in my heart. The characters are so LOVABLE and the story SO tragic!! I will read it over and over and over. Its one of those books, that just stick with you long after its over. I rate this one right up there with all my favorites, this author is just incredible!! Even if you don’t review it, READ IT! This book needs to be shared!!!!

Amy September 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Bev, I’ll try to say this without being spoilery, so read cautiously…the love triangle (if you even want to call it that) is bearable. It’s more like, Alex and Aiden *can’t* be together because of the whole Pure and Half-Blood law, Aiden *wants* to be with Alex but wants to protect her from the consequences of them being together, Alex doesn’t feel the same toward Seth that she does Aiden but kind of rebounds with Seth because she *can’t* have Aiden, and Seth is just horny.

Dang, today I’m a bit more long-winded than usual, huh? ;)

bev September 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM

‘ and Seth is just horny.’ -LMAO

Michelle September 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Amy I wasnt expecting to cry already in the series but I’m soooo sad for that one part in pure already that I can’t say in case Bev is still reading the series…I knew they were going to do it butt whyyyyy?! I guess you werent kidding when you said it was going to get darker…

Hope you are loving WiR! I’m becoming increasingly impatient for the next book – March is too far away and I’m actually jealous of all that get to experience the series for the first time and still have another book to tide you over.

Amy September 5, 2014 at 12:59 PM

I know!! That was just horrible. :( Oh, and what about the scene where they sentenced the Half-blood and the Pure? Oh my lord, that was hard to read knowing it could be A&A.

Hey ladies, Maryse’s Friday list is up…and she is already snatching martinis from me. *snort*

bev September 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I plan on finishing the series… at some point. Next time I go to the library I’ll see if they have them. I have so many not started or not finished I can not download a new one. I am determined that my tbr will be cleaned up a little before the new year.
I’m afraid the sad part will be the prophecy about Caleb. And I love that friendship.

amandalyntweets September 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM

amy-i went with Room 212!!! everyone was right about the prologue…i just keep hearing tove lo’s “habits” rolling around in the back of my brain! i’m excited to see where this goes!

Jean September 5, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Wow Amy, people are listening to you now that Maryse read and reviewed it! What does that tell you? Lol!!!

Amy September 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Oh Amandalyn, you just wait…watch that video again later. You’ll know when to. ;)

What does that tell me, Jean? That you are being a brat and trying to rile me up!!! :P I am so kidding!! You know that, right? Right? If not then I should probably make room in my mouth for my foot now… Come on, you know I luffs ya!!

Honestly though, after TTM I’m not surprised that people question my judgement in books…I would. *snicker* I’m just excited that people are giving it a chance. It was such a great find that I accidentally scrolled across in the Kindle store!

Jean September 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM

I love getting you riled up….. That’s where the fun begins!! I am a brat though too…..heehee!

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