Latest Romance Book Releases – April 17th 2018

by Maryse on April 17, 2018 · 60 comments

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HAPPY TUESDAY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! It’s a decently big list coming in at 90+ new books today with a bunch that sound right up my book alley!

Blurb jolt list? Yep!  :D Like ESPECIALLY that one up there to the left!! Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas is a forbidden love story, and he took her in when she had nowhere to go but… “My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable. Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one. I am.” <— Oooooooooooh!!! :D !!! Traitor Born (A Dysopian and how could I not get a jolt reading this: Firstborns reign supreme. Secondborns kneel in servitude. Thirdborns face death.) *GASP!!*  Not Your Cinderella (oh how I DO love a good modern-day Cinderella story!! He’s a Prince and she’s a barmaid, and he’s supposed to find someone to marry…), Chaser (KYLIE SCOTT’S LATEST!! He’s the bad boy falling for the pregnant girl, so he steers clear of her but “…When she goes into labor during a snowstorm and her car slides on some ice, however, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue..”), Too Much Information (Missy Johnson’s latest, and her brother’s new roommate has to get her out of an embarrassing situation… Tee hee!! Oh my. *blink blink*), April Fools (sounds like quite the love-triangle potential “…Owen is the sweet boy (turned sexy man) she dated in college; Asher is the hot hunk starring in too many current fantasies. Both, unfortunately, are her coworkers..”), The Pecker Briefs (SAWYER BENNETT’S’ latest!!! And LOL on the title, but I can assure you, it’s about a woodpecker. ;) Er… at least most of the time. “Turns out my client is looking to bulldoze the red-cockaded woodpecker’s natural habitat in favor of a multimillion-dollar subdivision and the sexy attorney with legs for days (and days), just happens to be counsel for an animal rights group looking to put a halt to construction…”) OH AND!!! Rain (I can’t resist a reclusive man stuck caring for a woman in his sanctuary). ;) Oh and!!! This one just went live too! Lily White’s Wishing Well (psych thriller!! A journalist interviews a death-row serial killer that manipulated and killed her twin!! eek GASP!!!! Oh I hope SHE wins this battle of wits. You just KNOW he’s going to play with her head…) and One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson & Rebecca Shea (She’s a kindergarten teacher and she stumbles into a Hollywood star!!! Quite literally). *snort*

I’m always up for one of those! GAH!! Lots of blurb jolts for me today, and I highlighted many more that sound darn good!!

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases list AND!!! My latest review is up (and I loved this book!!) ➔ Book Review – Transcend by Jewel E. Ann

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

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


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of 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. Come as You Are by Lauren Blakely
  2. Traitor Born: Secondborn, Book 2 by Amy A. Bartol
  3. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  4. Misadventures with a Rookie by Toni Aleo
  5. Squared Away: Out of Uniform, Book 5 by Annabeth Albert
  6. Softhearted by Kim Law
  7. Chaser: A Dive Bar Novel by Kylie Scott
  8. The Rebound by Winter Renshaw
  9. Peachy Flippin’ Keen by Molly Harper
  10. Royal Heir by Ruth Cardello
  11. Dirty Laundry by Lauren Landish
  12. Wilde Fire: A Forever Wilde Novel by Lucy Lennox
  13. Falling Under by Lisa Renee Jones


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.)

Kandace: I’ve spend the week getting lost in a really good series. The series is A Michell Sisters Series by Samantha Christy. They are not fluffy books. They have a lot of romance but they all have to work for it. I love how complex all the sisters’ stories are. The first book is called Purple Orchard. The second book really hit me hard emotionally. I just started the third book and I can’t wait to see how last sister’s story goes.
Jean: I’m reading The Hot Shot (book 4 in The Game Plan series by Kristen Callihan) and really loving it! The whole series is great!

Mona: I have read many of the books listed on your site and have now found many that I plan to read. There are two books I’d like to suggest that I didn’t see in your book review list. I have read both numerous times and tear up every time I read them (I rarely cry from a book). The first is Sinners Creed by Kim Jones

and the second is Sinner’s Creed (A Sinner’s Creed Novel) by Shayne McClendon. I hope you give them a try and love them as much as I do! Thank you for your great blog and all of the suggestions!




  1. Traitor Born (Secondborn Series Book 2) by Amy A. Bartol <— DYSTOPIAN ALERT!!In the Fates Republic… Firstborns reign supreme. Secondborns kneel in servitude. Thirdborns face death. And Census shadows them all.
  2. The Reaper Rescues The Genie (Nocturne Falls Book 9) by Kristen Painter
  3. Taking Vengeance (Cyborg Sizzle Book 12) by Cynthia Sax
  4. Hopeless Realm: A Reverse Harem Series (The Hopeless Series Book 3) by A.K. Koonce
  5. Red and the Wolves: A Dark Reverse Harem Romance (Dark Fantasy Book 2) by Zoe Blake and Alta Hensley
  6. Ram Rebel: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Aries (Aries Cursed Book 3) by Cara Wylde
  7. Once Upon a Midnight Clear (Haunted Hearts Book 2) by Ava Stone
  8. Summer Magic (The Thorne Witches Book 1) by T.M. Cromer
  9. The Storm: Irin Chronicles Book Six by Elizabeth Hunter <— ELIZABETH HUNTER ALERT!! “The Storm and Song for the Dying are novellas in the Irin Chronicles, a romantic fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter.”
  10. His to Claim (Mated Book 1) by Stephanie Morris
  11. Moonfall (Moonkind Series Book 3) by Ines Johnson
  12. Fire & Fury (Lick of Fire Book 3) by K. de Long
  13. Beyond Arnaka: A Visionary Fantasy (The Light Warriors Book 4) by Lucia Ashta
  14. Morna’s Vow: A Sweet, Scottish Time Travel Romance (The Magical Matchmaker’s Legacy Book 9) by Bethany Claire
  15. Everwylde (The Kindred Book 2) by Donna Grant
  16. Enchantress: The Giver of Life Trilogy, Book Two by Kristy Centeno
  17. Fearless Mating (An A.L.F.A. Novel) by Milly Taiden
  18. The Rebel Bride (Civil War Brides Book 5) by Piper Davenport
  19. The Prophecy (The Edge of Forever Book 4) by D.C. Gambel
  20. Chasing the Dead (Soul Broker Book 0) by D. B. Sieders
  21. Unbearable (A Keystone Novel Book 3) by Megan Michelau



  1. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas <— PENELOPE DOUGLAS FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!!! He took her in when she had nowhere else to go… “…He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work. I have to stop this. It can’t happen. My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable. Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one. I am.”
  2. Superstitous Romance (Millionaire Romance Book 3) by Anastasia Alexander
  3. Loving Brock (The Redeemed Side of Broken Book 3) by Joan Deneve
  4. Caged Bird Fly by C.B. Daily
  5. Wishing Well by Lily White <— ANOTHER ONE JUST WENT LIVE!!! LIL WHITE’S LATEST!! OH MY OH MY OH MY PSYCH THRILLER DARK-SOUNDING and I love the blurb jolt I just got: “Journalist, Meadow Graham, is invited to interview death row inmate, Vincent Mercier. Given three days to hear his sordid confession, Meadow seeks to learn why a wealthy hotel owner killed four people, including her twin sister. Sensually exotic and enigmatic, Vincent details his deception while bragging about the amusement he took in manipulating Meadow’s sister. Their interview is a battle of wills...”
  6. Not Your Cinderella: a Royal Wedding Romance by Kate Johnson <— HE’S A PRINCE & SHE’S A BARMAID……All Jamie wants to do is finish his PhD and live a life of quiet academic obscurity, but since he’s actually Prince Jamie of Wales, that’s not likely to happen. All his family wants is for him to find a suitable bride, but the local pub probably isn’t the place he should be looking...”
  7. One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson & Rebecca Shea <— ONE WILD NIGHT IS LIVE!!! The latest by A.L. Jackson & Rebecca Shea The kindergarten teacher & the Hollywood star!!! “Kaylee Rose Burton, kindergarten teacher, has never been a believer in fantasies. Living in L.A. her entire life, she knows the glitz and glam of Hollywood is just an illusion. That is until she stumbles head first into the arms of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor. It was just another day for Paxton Myles on the red carpet until the blue-eyed beauty literally stumbles at his feet…”
  8. All Things Beautiful (Uncharted Beginnings Book 3) by Keely Brooke Keith
  9. Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey
  10. Leading the Witness (The Conflict of Interest Series Book 4) by Chantal Fernando
  11. Chaser: A Dive Bar Novel by Kylie Scott <— KYLIE SCOTT ALERT!! THE BAD BOY & THE PREGNANT GIRL HE RESCUES… “...Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labor during a snowstorm and her car slides on some ice, however, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue...”
  12. Let Me Be Your Truth (Music and Letters Series Book 3) by Lynsey M. Stewart
  13. Any Way You Like It: An Upper Crust Novel (The Upper Crust Series Book 8) by Lynsey M. Stewart
  14. Island Distraction (On the Island Book 1) by ML Uberti
  15. Too Much Information (Awkward Love Book 3) by Missy Johnson <— MISSY JOHNSON’S LATEST!! EMBARRASSING SITUATION IN THE ER… “…So there you are, lying in cubicle nine, hoping like hell that the doctor about to examine you isn’t young, sexy or male. Of course he’s all three. Telling him about the clitmaster7000 I have lodged inside me is by far the single most embarrassing moment of my life. Discovering he’s my brother’s new roommate is even worse…”
  16. On the Line: A Milwaukee Dragons Novel by Liz Lincoln <— NANNY FOR THE FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! “...Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. With any luck, she’ll be back on her financial feet before the next cosplay convention rolls around. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that her new boss is the guilty pleasure in her phone, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional...”
  17. Undercover Lover by Tibby Armstrong
  18. Hard Target by Tibby Armstrong
  19. Save Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 4) by Tiffany Snow <— TIFFANY SNOW ALERT!!Computer genius China Mack may be the former head of Vigilance, the government’s clandestine spy program, but she can still be knocked off balance. And two back-to-back personal blows have thrown her into a tailspin...”
  20. Hell in a Handbasket: Rose Gardner Investigations #3 by Denise Grover Swank
  21. A Matter Of Justice: A Grey Justice Novel by Christy Reece
  22. Beauty in Lingerie by Penelope Sky
  23. Embracing Her Heart (The Bradens and Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill – Oak Falls) Book 1) by Melissa Foster <— MELISSA FOSTER ALERT!! “Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross…
  24. My Kinda Player (Summer Sisters Book 5) by Lacey Black
  25. Royal Heir (Westerly Billionaire Series Book 3) by Ruth Cardello
  26. Flesh Into Fire (Original Sin Book 3) by JA Huss and Johnathan McClain
  27. Lusting For Love: Workers in Paradise – 1 (McCallister’s Paradise Book 6) by Chantel Rhondeau
  28. Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— HER BEST FRIEND…Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She’s opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she’s ready to take the city by storm with her art—as long as she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn’t a great fit for the community, however, she’ll have to lean on the one person she didn’t expect to fall for along the way…her best friend.”
  29. Shane: Clean and Wholesome Romance (Cowboys of Ransom Creek Book 4) by Debra Clopton
  30. Her Wicked Hero (Black Dawn Book 4) by Caitlyn O’Leary
  31. A Royally Beautiful Mess: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Crowns & Courtships Book 3) by Carol Moncado
  32. Notorious (Rock Bottom #2) by Jennifer Ann
  33. April Fools (Wilder Irish Book 4) by Mari Carr <— MARI CARR LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!! “…Owen is the sweet boy (turned sexy man) she dated in college; Asher is the hot hunk starring in too many current fantasies. Both, unfortunately, are her coworkers, part of the writing team for the hit sitcom Wild Winters. She’s lucky her dear friend and third writing partner, Teddy, is gay, or she’d really be in trouble. Fiona’s resigned herself to having neither man…until the team decides to film the sitcom’s season finale in her family’s bar, Pat’s Pub…”
  34. Turn Me On (Man of the Month Book 7) by J. Kenner
  35. Needing Him (Bishop Brothers Book 2) by Kennedy Fox
  36. Joy of My Heart: Romance from the Heart Book Three (Arcadia Valley Romance 16) by Lee Tobin McClain
  37. Undercover Hacker (White Hat Security Book 4) by Linzi Baxter
  38. Crocus (Bonfires Book 2) by Amy Lane <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!Saying “I love you” doesn’t guarantee peace or a happy ending.
  39. His Faith As He Finds It: (Perspectives #5) by A.M. Arthur <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  40. Conflicted (The Deliverance Series Book 2) by Maria Macdonald <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  41. Natural Enemies by Roan Parrish <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “...When Stefan and Milo meet on Milo’s tour of the Botanic Garden, it’s hatred at first clash. But hatred quickly turns to lust as Milo shows Stefan how exquisite it can feel to lose the control he’s clung to for so long. As Stefan’s mask begins to slip, Milo sees a deep vulnerability in the prim academic…
  42. Beneath the Kauri Tree (The Sea of Freedom Trilogy Book 2) by Sarah Lark
  43. Marquesses at the Masquerade by Grace Burrowes and Susanna Ives
  44. A Call Away by KC Richardson
  45. Saving Scout (Charon MC Book 5) by Khloe Wren
  46. Psychopath’s Prey by V.F. Mason <— A CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGIST & A SERIAL KILLER ALERT!!A criminal psychologist and a serial killer. The love between them shouldn’t exist. Or so the world thinks. Her mission is to find him. His single obsession is to catch her…
  47. Close to Perfect: A Prequel to the Perfect, Indiana series by Barbara Longley
  48. Collaring Brooke (Club Zodiac Book 3) by Becca Jameson
  49. Blind Betrayal (Defenders of Justice Book #3) by Nancy Mehl
  50. Forbidden Earl (Princes of Avce Book 5) by Victoria Pinder
  51. Say You Love Me (Pine Valley Book 3) by Heather B. Moore
  52. Possibilities (The Jane Austen Series): A Contemporary Retelling of Persuasion by Debra White Smith
  53. The Pecker Briefs: A Legal Affairs Standalone by Sawyer Bennett <— SAWYER BENNETT ALERT! SHE WANTS TO SAVE THE WOODPECKERS. Tee hee!!! *snort snort snort* “…My name is Ford Daniels, partner at the law firm of Knight & Payne, and my latest case has me wading through the finer points of peckers—woodpeckers that is. Specifically, the red-cockaded woodpecker. I swear, I can’t make this stuff up but that’s what the sexy-as-hell blonde chained to a tree told me this morning. Her name is Viveka Jones and she is so much more than a pretty face. She’s got wit, charm, and razor-sharp smarts. Turns out my client is looking to bulldoze the red-cockaded woodpecker’s natural habitat in favor of a multimillion-dollar subdivision and the sexy attorney with legs for days (and days), just happens to be counsel for an animal rights group looking to put a halt to construction…
  54. Riding the Wave (Ridden Hard Book 3) by Allyson Lindt
  55. A Match Made in Bed: A Spinster Heiresses Novel (The Spinster Heiresses) by Cathy Maxwell
  56. Love Again (Cowboys and Angels Book 4) by Kelly Elliott <— KELLY ELLIOTT ALERT! HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND… “It’s more than physical. He’s breaking through an impenetrable wall. There’s a problem though—he’s younger than me. Six. Years. Younger. Let’s not forget he’s also one of my brother’s best friends.Oh, the other problem I forgot to mention… I never wanted to fall in love again. But you know what they say….never say never.”
  57. For Love’s Sake: A Historical Christian Romance by Staci Stallings
  58. The Vines We Planted by Joanell Serra
  59. Like Cats and Dogs: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Alexis Stanton
  60. Come Home to Me by Liz Talley
  61. Rain by C.E. Johnson <— THE RECLUSE & THE ABUSED GIRL ON THE RUN… “...the perfect boyfriend went from heaven to hell. Fearful for her life, and the sting of his hand still lingering on her cheek, she runs. But she knows he won’t let her go so easily. Determined to leave his crime-ridden life behind, Rain retreated deep into the Oregon woods. He has everything he needs. A beautiful home and a life of solitude. But when an injured woman staggers onto his property, he can’t help but think she’s part of an elaborate setup. His gut says believe her. His paranoia says trust no one...”
  62. Amanda (The Jane Austen Series): A Contemporary Retelling of Emma by Debra White Smith
  63. Sweet As Sin (Moonrise Beach Book 2) by Ana Jolene
  64. Willow’s Way (A Sweet Life Novel) by Sharon Struth
  65. Love Like Crazy (A Love & Harmony Romance) by Crystal B. Bright
  66. Jag (Diablo’s Throne MMA Book 2) by HJ Bellus <— MMA CHAMPION ALERT!! “…Jag is slated to be the next MMA champion. It’s been years in the making. The hype surrounding his prized fight is ignited by his charismatic personality and smoldering good looks. But it’s all a shield protecting the storm brewing inside of him… And now, there’s a new girl in town Jag can’t seem to stay away from. She’s quiet, mysterious, and sexy as sin. His demons. Her secrets. They collide when least expected…”
  67. Rule Number Two (Rule Breakers Book 2) by Nicky Shanks
  68. Top Shelf (The McLaughlins Book 3) by Shelli Stevens
  69. Rough Stock, the Novel by Alexandria Hunt and Riley Love
  70. Regretfully Yours by Sunniva Dee<— TABOO ALERT?? It’s what I’m seeing in the reviews… “…My brother owned an adult entertainment studio.
    He wanted me nowhere near it. Thankfully, his competition did. I auditioned. Landed a contract. It’s how I took my sins to a new level, my up-yours to la famiglia…”
  71. In Her Sights (Away From Keyboard Book 2) by Patricia D. Eddy
  72. Elliot: The Williams Brothers by Jenni M Rose
  73. Liv by Kelsie Rae
  74. Deathly Desire: Lizzie ~ Book 3 (The Westport Mysteries) by Beth Prentice
  75. First Impressions (The Jane Austen Series): A Contemporary Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Debra White Smith


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Tasha J April 17, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Good Morning!! Started off this morning making good choices, Raisin Bran over Capn’ Crunch Sprinkled Donut cereal. Except….it doesn’t make me happy! Lol And I bought Tiffany Snow’s latest! :D

Leslie M April 17, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Holy new shinies Batman!!!

There are so many goodies up there!

Gimme gimme

I am especially excited over Birthday Girl. Its perfect for taboo theme BR for one of my groups.

Grey April 17, 2018 at 7:36 AM

*tosses Tuesday glitter* look at the pretties! Enjoy Birthday Girl, everyone who I know will squirrel to it… I am finishing ACOMAF, then I have challenge reads to get to. Counting down the days…until spring break, Woot Woot!

Maryse April 17, 2018 at 8:47 AM

*twirls in the sparklies*

I’m going to Penelope’s next. I am SO in for a good forbidden love romance!!!

Jean April 17, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Good morning! I just had to 1- click Birthday Girl! That’s next for me too!!!

Tessa April 17, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Good morning. I am waiting in an airport so all the goodies look especially tempting. Also, to r eryone, of you haven’t done it yet, get your taxes done today. It’s the last day. :)

Nancy Parken April 17, 2018 at 9:39 AM

OH! You got me with RAIN! An abused girl & a “recluse”! Determined to leave his crime-ridden life behind, Rain retreated deep into the Oregon woods. He has everything he needs. A beautiful home and a life of solitude.

Maryse April 17, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Us and our recluses, huh Nancy?? LOL!!!!!!! :P I’m right there with you!

Maryse April 17, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Tessa I am so glad I got mine done early. SO early even, that they forms couldn’t even be submitted online yet. LOL!!!!

Maryse April 17, 2018 at 11:17 AM

I just added a psych-thriller by Lily White that just went live!! She interviews her twin’s manipulative murderer who is a serial killer on death row!!

Amy April 17, 2018 at 3:11 PM

As for me, I’m on to The Real…a fantastic read by Kate Stewart is the sure thing I need after the epicness (is that a word?) that was the Transcend duet.

Tessa April 17, 2018 at 9:25 PM

I just noticed you changed the Tuesday title. :) And reading Traitor Born blurb got me off my butt and now I’m reading Secondborn, the first of the series.

JulieO April 18, 2018 at 12:13 AM

I also have read Sinner’s Creed and loved it. On my shelf of keepers. Always makes the tears flow. Did you read the next book in the series?

Jen C April 18, 2018 at 12:35 AM

Eeeee, had to immediately 1-click and start Birthday Girl and am absolutely LOVING IT. Boohoo for work, really struggling to put it down!

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Amy let me know what you think of Duet!! I have that one too. I love her!

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 11:20 AM

It’s so quiet. I miss you guys.

Let’s do three things:

1.) I just ate the last of my “BEST MEATLOAF I EVER MADE” and now I’m both satisfied and sad. ;)

2.) I’ve banned myself from buying any more makeup for a couple of months (I REALLY indulged myself with those darn tutorials, but I LOVE all of what I purchased so they were right!!)

3.) Contemplating on my next read. “Birthday Girl” or “The Real” or… ?What should I read next?

Jean April 18, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Wednesdays are always quiet around here!

1. I’m finishing up The Hot Shot which had just the right amount of sweetness and angst.

2. I need to ban myself from buying books! But that would be against my religion! I’m up to 2000 in my TBR…. they are books already purchased and I continue to 1- click! Please tell me I’m not the only one!

3. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO READ NEXT EITHER! I bought Birthday Girl yesterday…. should I just jump in?

Jean April 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Maryse I don’t normally eat meatloaf but had the best in Lynchburg Tennessee on my recent vacation. We ate at this amazing place that used to be boarding home back in 1908. All the food was home cooked southern style! The restaurant was Miss Mary Bobo’s recommended to me by Renee (Nay)! So good and they sold cookbooks for all their recipes! You can find the books and recipes online!

R. Renee April 18, 2018 at 11:46 AM

1. I’m moving to the patio to write today because the weather’s gorgeous and the wind finally died down.

2. At 7pm CST we’re doing a buddy watch of The Matchmaker’s Playbook if anyone wants to join us!

3. Tomorrow night I’m celebrating Emma Scott’s release of One Good Man with a crazy awesome group of writers. I go on at 6:20pm EST right before Jewel E. Ann. Totally fangirling! :D The whole thing starts at 4pm EST.

Tasha J April 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM

1. Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number is on sale for 2.99. My first and favorite book I’ve read of hers.
2. I’m reading The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1) by Julie Mulhern. I’ve had it forever and was in the mood for a murder mystery.
3. I’m tired. So, so tired. And it’s a busy day/night. Softball season starts and it’s cold!! Hopefully weather cooperates and it doesn’t get cancelled.

Lisa Aiello April 18, 2018 at 12:38 PM

1. It’ is snowing yet again. Nothing major, just disheartening.
2. Just finishing up Beautiful Victim, and it is all kinds of craziness!!
3. Smoky Mountain BBQ KFC chicken breast for the win!!!!!!!!

Nay April 18, 2018 at 6:22 PM

Are we back????

Nay April 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM

1. I’ve had a crappy migraine since Saturday. I’m hoping it’s finally about gone because migraines make it very difficult to read.
2. I have about 5 books that I want to start next–after I finish Beautiful Victim–a wonderful problem to have!
3. I feel lost when this site is down!!!

Tessa April 18, 2018 at 7:05 PM

1. I started Traitor Born. Secondborn was really good and even better than I expected.
2. I got a new phone and case. The case is the fun part. It has the Eifel Tower and tons of passport stamps and postal stamps celebrating Paris and it says London on it. lol
3. So, for the couple, I had gotten them little Pop! of Kairi and Sora, the main characters from a game the couple like. (pop are kinda like bobbleheads without the bobbling). They had gotten Kairi and Riku already (unknown to me) but no Sora due to he’s hard to find and they wanted to display them at a table. So, I gave them my present early. SOMEONE STOLE KAIRI AND SORA! So they ended up leaving with only the second Kairi I bought them and Riku. Grrr. I will rectify this!

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Jean!! I bet it’s because they used BARBECUE sauce in the meatloaf instead of tomato sauce or ketchup. That was my latest twist (along with minced jalapeños) and I went CRAZY for it.

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM

Yes Nay!!! WE ARE BACK!!!!!!! :D

Jean April 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Yes Maryse, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce made right there in Lynchburg, TN!

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Jean. We’re taste-bud twins!!!!

Amy April 18, 2018 at 8:01 PM

Maryse…do you mean The Real? I figured Diet was a typo… *scratches head*

Amy April 18, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Okay, so it WASN’T my phone not letting me connect to the site!

Three things:
1. I want some lemon bars.
2. Someone gave me eggs from their chickens and I can’t wait to scramble ‘em and devour ‘em.
3. Snotty people upset me.

Grey April 18, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Oh my goodness, Maryse, I send a message and like magical *glitter* it’s all fixed! How’d I do that???

3 things
1) I don’t like it when the blog is down. I got thru withdrawals… Like shaky and stuff. Not pretty.
2) My kids are involved in too much stuff. My calendar looks like a crayon box threw up.
3) I made a homemade from scratch chicken bacon ranch pizza and it was to die for. The savages ate it all… I got one tiny itty little slice.

I’m stomping to the blankie fort…

Cheryl April 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM

Yeh you’re back!!!

1. My neck has been hurting the last few days. Tripped and hit my head, which in turn screwed up my neck. And sadly can’t even blame it on being drunk. Just a klutz.
2. Intrigued with the “glass face” look. Watched the video you posted several times Maryse.
3. Read On The Line from NetGalley. Really good sports romance,

Tasha J April 18, 2018 at 8:58 PM

I’m with you on the snot Amy! My son had like a week long cold and it wasn’t totally gone yet, but it was thick so I knew it’d leave soon. My daughter came home over the weekend sneezing and runny nose everywhere. My cousin’s kid comes over, snot smears all over her face (she can’t blow yet). Even a nasty booger by her eye. *gag* I’ve been tossing blankets in the wash, pillows, chasing ppl w/wipes and tissues and whining about the overload of snot in this house every day. Bleh!

Maryse April 18, 2018 at 9:27 PM


*scratches head*

*wonders if autocorrect attacked me somewhere below*

Amy April 18, 2018 at 9:49 PM

Oh for the love of… :roll: MY autocorrect went on the attack. I meant to say “Duet” after you said above to let you know what I think of it. I’m reading The Real so I assumed THAT was what you meant. ;)

Amy April 18, 2018 at 9:50 PM

LOL Tasha!! I meant snotty people as in those who act snotty and rude.

But now I have some gross images in my head right as I’m about to eat supper. BLECH!

Mona April 19, 2018 at 1:01 AM


I did read the second book in the Sinner’s Creed series, but thought it was just okay. Nothing like the first book. No emotional connection. If you haven’t read Completely Wrecked by Shayne McClendon, it will totally suck you in and is hard to put down. If you needed tissues for Sinner’s Creed, you will definitely need them for Completely Wrecked. I love a good book with a lot of angst!

Tasha J April 19, 2018 at 7:24 AM

Oooohhh!! Lol *smacks forhead* I don’t like them either! But, I still can’t get the vision of ppl sniffling, sneezing, and wiping noses outta my head! Hahaha

Maryse April 19, 2018 at 7:32 AM

Okay I finished Transcend & Epoch and IT WAS EPIC!!!! OMG OMG you guys, 4:30am and I was sobbing into my pajamas top. Full on, runny nose, soul-deep ugly cry.


Maryse April 19, 2018 at 7:34 AM

I’ll be reviewing it tonight… I’m brain-dead right now in my night-reading sleepiness. LOL!!!!

OH WOW… that one really put me through the ringer and gave me all that tension, and stress, and love-triangle-y goodness, and my team won! LOL!

Jean April 19, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Yay Maryse! Can’t wait to read your review! It was pure greatness, right?

Maryse April 19, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Jean… YES!!!! PURE!!!!!!!!!

R. Renee April 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

FLT: “YOU walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn’t slam.” YOU by Caroline Kepnes. Only 17% in but loving it so far!

Jean April 19, 2018 at 10:16 AM

R, I’ve had that on my TBR for so long! Keep me updated!

FLT: He’s not answering. (Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas)

Maryse April 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Oh yeah R!!! You is up your alley!! ;) I loved it!

Amy April 19, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Maryse, right?!? I finished it while in the pedi chair and had to hide my face while I cried and fought the sobbing. *sigh* They were amazing.

Amy April 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM


“The car came out of nowhere.” ~ The Real by Kate Stewart

We can never go wrong with Ms. Stewart. ;)

Tessa April 19, 2018 at 12:56 PM

My FLT is short:
Traitor Born by Amy Bartol

marina April 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Loved, Loved, Loved Transcend and Epoch. I read Epoch slowly because I didn’t want it to end, or maybe because I was just too flippin’ nervous? I love her books. If anyone out there hasn’t read Jewel E Ann’s Jack and Jill series and is looking for another epic series by her I would highly recommend. Way different subject but so good. So many emotions… Just finished Birthday Girl which was very good. Somehow it reminded me of Thoughtless at moments and then it didn’t at all. Now clueless what to follow these up with??? Argh.

JulieO April 19, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Sequel wasn’t nearly as good. But did like the revenge.
Will try the other book but I have a few others on TBR to read first.
Will get back to you when I finish.
Thanks for recommendation and send on any other.

Tasha J April 19, 2018 at 3:24 PM

You’ve all convinced me. I’ve started Transcend and have absolutely no freaking time to read it. But, I’m trying anyway. ;)

Tasha J April 19, 2018 at 6:51 PM

It’s perfect so far and now I’m scared cuz of the crying….no one dies do they?! You can msg me that on GR. Lol

Maryse April 19, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Keep reading Tasha.

I promise. :) Good promise.

Cheryl April 19, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Amy I have that one on my tbr too. Let us know.

“I take a deep breath and glance at the courier e-mail again.” Too Much Information by Missy Johnson. I needed something lighthearted and funny after Transcend/Epoch. ;)

Cheryl April 19, 2018 at 7:54 PM

I meant R. not Amy; although I do want to read that one too.

R. Renee April 19, 2018 at 7:55 PM

I will! I lost reading time this week but I’ll get back to it soon!

MichelleS April 19, 2018 at 8:13 PM

FLT: “STOP! WILLEM, SHOOT him. Don’t let him get away!” – The Boy and His Ribbon, Pepper Winters.

Just a quick check-in, fly-by! Hope you’re all having a great day and have a great book in your hands.

Leslie M April 19, 2018 at 10:11 PM

Not happy with Scandal ending. :(

Nay April 20, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Leslie–I still have to watch the last 2 or 3 episodes. I hate to hear you didn’t like it. Makes me think it doesn’t concern jam and Vermont–but I don’t want to know! lol I’ll try to watch the rest of the episodes next week.

Leslie M April 20, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Nay, can’t wait to hear what you think.

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