Latest Romance Book Releases – August 28th 2018

by Maryse on August 28, 2018 · 82 comments

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  • You Promised Me Forever (Forever Yours Book 1) by Monica Murphy <— MONICA MURPHY’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!!! FOOTBALL STAR SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE... “…she’s walked back into my life. Just as beautiful. Just as sweet. Just as smart. More grown up and incredibly sexy… We’re older now. Supposedly wiser. This time, I’m going to fight for what I want, no matter how hard it gets. This time, I’m going to make her mine...”
  • Ten Reasons to Stay ((The Risky Hearts Duet) Book 1) by Candace Knoebel <— OH MY FORBIDDENY!!!!!! THIS ONE SOUNDS ALL SORTS OF FORBIDDENY & ANGSTY GOODNESS!!! And it’s super-bargain priced, too!One day a week Thursdays—my husband and I could do whatever or whomever we pleased. Protection was non-negotiable.  And no matter what, we had to be home by midnight. Jack was the one who wanted an open marriage, but we were supposed to keep things simple. No strings. No commitments. It seemed so easy… until it wasn’t.”
  • Work Me Up (Riggs Brothers Book 3) by Julie Criss <— THIS ONE JUST WENT LIVE TODAY TOO!! ”Baseball player. Single dad. Hot mess. No woman has ever tamed him… until now.”
  • The Doctor (Nashville Neighborhood Book 1) by Nikki Sloane <— LIVE & ALSO FORBIDDENY SOUNDING!! ;) “…Only, I can’t have him. He’s confident. Experienced. Seductive. And he’s my ex-boyfriend’s father.”

THE LAST BIG RELEASE DAY OF THE MONTH IS HERE & between yesterday’s awesome Monday Earlybird Book Releases we have plenty to choose from!

P.S. 75+ books on this list already, and I’m still working on it (and adding to it), so keep checking back. :D Let me know if you see one that I missed.

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. Love Online by Penelope Ward
  2. The Earl of London by Louise Bay
  3. Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  4. Strength: Curse of the Gods, Volume 4 by Jane Washington & Jaymin Eve
  5. The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke Series, Book 2 by Tessa Dare
  6. Omega Matured: Northern Lodge Pack, Book 5 by Susi Hawke
  7. Omega Accepted: Northern Lodge Pack, Book 6 by Susi Hawke
  8. Omega Grown: Northern Lodge Pack, Book 7 by Susi Hawke
  9. A Weekend Affair by Noelle Vella
  10. Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews


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)

Jennifer: This one is most definitely NOT fairytales and rainbows. It’s hard and sad and brutal with bits of sweet mixed in. If someone is looking for a happy read….this is NOT it! But man oh man it’s so gripping ….. I can’t seem to put it down.

and then…

Jennifer: I’m in tears, my heart is racing and now I have to wait until September 13th for the sequel. UGH. I’m dying….. These authors are killing me with these cliffhangers. This book RIPPED my heart out of my chest, put it in a blender then attempted to piece it back together alllllllll to be ripped to shreds again with A FRIGGIN CLIFFHANGER!

I need a blood pressure pill, vodka tonic and electroshock therapy IN THAT ORDER!

  • Awkward Love Series by Missy Johnson <— MISSY JOHNSON SERIES SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! Books #1-4 are super-SUPER-bargain priced today (since book #6 just went live today – below) ;)
  • Fifty Shades: 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray] <— FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY DVD COLLECTION!!!
  • Vengeance by Kathy Coopmans <— DARK ROMANCE ALERT!!! This one came out a couple of weeks ago, and I have no idea how I missed it! “The betrayal fresh in mind years later, reminding me of the day my world came crashing down. I lost everything. The woman I loved. My sister. My parents. Myself. You know what else I say about Vengeance? It’s best served frozen.
  • A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner <— HEAR YE, HEAR YE!!! ANGSTY READER FAVORITE SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!!!

Nay: I LOVED A Love Letter to Whiskey! The kind of angst I’m crazy about!

Jean: I’m at 80% and ready to have my heart ripped out….Grey, you’ll need to share Manny and the Godiva….. think I might need something stronger then Moscato….. I’m thinking whiskey! Lol!

  • The Edge of Never by J.A. Redemerski <— OMG SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! This one blew me away when I first read it, I WAS SHAKING I loved it so much!!!! If you haven’t read it yet, you must!!! Seriously. Here’s my review. :D !!!!
Val: One of my all time favorites. No matter how many romance books I read, it was one of my first and seriously a favorite.



  1. Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews <— ILONA ANDREWS ALERT!!!Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can’t-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.”
  2. Spark of Intent (Phoenix Rising Book 3) by Harper Wylde
  3. Alien Commander’s Mate (Warriors of the Lathar Book 6) by Mina Carter
  4. Minotaur: Blooded (The Bestial Tribe) by Naomi Lucas
  5. Quintus (Immortals of New Orleans Book 9) by Kym Grosso
  6. Hacking That Sass: Sassy Ever After by Elianne Adams
  7. Forgiveness For My Mate: Sassy Ever After (Sanctuary for My Mate Book 1) by Terri A. Wilson
  8. Dovis (The Vorge Crew Book 2) by Laurann Dohner <— SHE WAS SOLD INTO SLAVERY…Sold into slavery as a child, Mari was raised on a vessel repair station, growing up to become a highly prized engineer. So she’s surprised when her owner not only grants her freedom, but finds her a paying job aboard The Vorge. Mari’s determined to impress her new captain and crewmates. It’s the only way she’ll remain free, safe from the hands of other slavers. But there seems no impressing Dovis, the ship’s head of security. He’s huge, hairy, scary, and seems to hate humans…”
  9. The Right Spot by Bianca D’Arc
  10. Just Like Animals: A Werelock Evolution Series Standalone Novel by Hettie Ivers
  11. Fletcher: The Cursed Clan by Melissa Schroeder
  12. Darkfire: Guild of Shadows Book 1 by Mila Young and Skyler Andra
  13. Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon <— SHERRILYN KENYON ALERT!!! “…Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. To become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life. Or so I thought. In an act of betrayal that makes all the others pale in comparison, I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives. Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her…”
  14. Memoirs of a Dragon Hunter by Katie MacAlister
  15. For Fox Sake: A Reverse Harem Shifter Romance (The Chaos of Foxes Book 1) by Emma Dean
  16. Water Bound (Waterborn Series Book 3) by Kimberly James
  17. Twilight Desires (Morgan’s Creek) by Amanda Ashley
  18. Flashfire: A Dragonfire Novel (The Dragonfire Novels Book 8) by Deborah Cooke <— SHE PHOTOGRAPHS A SHIFTER IN VEGAS… “...Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing celebrities. She wants to pursue her dream of serious photography—despite the lucrative offer for a shot of a dragon shifter. Las Vegas is the last place she wants to be, but Lorenzo arouses more than her curiosity when he shifts shape as the finale of his show. Instead of forcing him to reveal his secrets, Cassie gets swept away by this illusionist’s masterful touch…”



  1. Stripped (Happy Endings) by Zoey Castile <— THE STRIPPER & THE SCHOOL TEACHER… “…the next time Zac sees Robyn, he’s front and center of the male revue headlining her best friend’s bachelorette party. So much for wooing the pretty schoolteacher, much less impressing her old-fashioned family, with his upstanding lifestyle. Now he’s only got one way to win his dream girl...”
  2. The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker
  3. The Breakup (The Jordan Brothers) by Erin McCarthy
  4. Memento Mori (Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten Book 1) by Lexi Blake
  5. Within Six Months (A Wild Roses Novel Book 1) by Cleo Scornavacca
  6. Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae <— CHRISTINE BRAE’S LATEST!!! “...Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon. Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined…”
  7. Don’t Close Your Eyes (Texas Justice) by Christie Craig
  8. Texas Free (The Tylers of Texas) by Janet Dailey
  9. Unexpected (The Vault) by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG ALERT!! THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE THEIR MARRIAGE WORK… “This suspenseful, steamy stand-alone novella follows Paul and Jenn Masters, characters previously introduced in the novella UNCONVENTIONAL. This quick, spicy story may be read completely on its own or even before UNCONVENTIONAL.
  10. Please Me: A Stark Ever After Novella by J. Kenner
  11. Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit) by Katie Ruggle
  12. Tall, Dark and Irresistible (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series Book 2) by Erika Wilde
  13. Road to Freedom (Dog of Fire Book 9) by Piper Davenport
  14. Wind River Lawman (Wind River Series Book 6) by Lindsay McKenna
  15. Payback’s A Bitch (Awkward Love Book 6) by Missy Johnson <— COCKY JERK ALERT!!! & HE’S ABOUT TO BE HER STEP-BROTHER… (P.S. She has a… “sexy-online profile” that she was unaware of… and he responded to ;)  ) “…I have no idea the profile exists until the replies start rolling in. They range from funny, to downright creepy and everything in between. Just as I’m shutting down my email account for good, a new message pops up. He’s funny and he’s the only one to suspect the profile is a joke, so I think what the hell? I reply. When he suggests that we meet, I say yes. When I walk into that bar, he’s sitting at a table, facing the other way. He turns his head just enough for me to be able to make out his face…”
  16. Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force Novel by Lora Leigh
  17. Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas) by Donna Grant
  18. Make It Music (Broken Dolls Book 1) by Everly Lucas
  19. Plain Jane and the Mafia Beast by Sam Crescent <— HE HAS TO TAKE HER HOME TO KEEP HER SAFE… “...When Arika Jane is shot, Vincenzo knows he cannot dump the waitress he’s just met and leave her to die, so he takes her home in the hope of helping her heal. He’s not a normal, everyday man. He’s the mafia beast with the skill set to hunt, torture, and kill anyone who betrays the Galiza family...”
  20. Fine in Lingerie by Penelope Sky
  21. Those Summer Nights (Oyster Bay Book 5) by Olivia Miles
  22. Black Limit (Black Edge Book 5) by Charlotte Byrd
  23. Billionaire Unchallenged ~ Carter: A Billionaire’s Obsession Novel (The Billionaire’s Obsession Book 13) by J.S. Scott
  24. My Kinda Forever (Summer Sisters Book 6) by Lacey Black <— SHE’S GRIEVING… “...she’s his employee and friend, but more importantly, she’s grieving the loss of her fiancé. Even now, more than two years later, which is why it’s important he be there for Meghan as her confidante, without checking out her stellar ass. However, his heart is pulling him toward her… Together. How do you move past the hurt and pain to forge a new normal?…”
  25. Taming The Shrewd: Another Hollywood Love Story (Elaine & Zach) (LOVE in the USA, The Hesters Book 3) by Z.L. Arkadie
  26. A Few Good Fish (Fish Out of Water Book 3) by Amy Lane <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  27. Only Love You (Only Colorado Book 5) by JD Chambers <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  28. Q*pid by Xavier Mayne <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  29. The Artist by Bonnie Dee <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  30. Flare (North Star Book 3) by Posy Roberts <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  31. Going Down Easy (Boys of the Big Easy) by Erin Nicholas
  32. Come Back to Me (Blessings, Georgia) by Sharon Sala
  33. I’ll Be There for You (Canyon Creek, CO Book 5) by Lori Ryan and Kay Manis
  34. A Mission of Love (CSA Case Files 8) by Kennedy Layne
  35. Love, Cutter by Michelle Jester
  36. Break My Fall (The Breaking Trilogy Book 1) by M. Mabie <— RAISED IN A CULT & HE’S MAKING HER HIS WIFE TO PROTECT HER… “…For twelve years, I lived alone in my cabin, building a life with my two bare hands. I was free from their rules, their policies, and their lies. They are a cult. My father is their leader. To protect my brother’s widow, I’m making her my wife. It’s her only way out...”
  37. In Style 4 Now (The Jennifer Cloud Series) by Janet Leigh
  38. Jealousy by Nancy Bush
  39. AJ’s Serendipity by Savannah J. Frierson
  40. Counting on You (Amarillo Sour Book 1) by Laura Chapman
  41. Corporate Heat: Double Deception by Desiree Holt
  42. Royally Arranged (Bad Boy Royals Book 3) by Nora Flite <— ROYAL ARRANGED MARRIAGE ALERT!! HE COULD BE KING… “…Hawthorne “Thorne” Badd has lived his life as a reckless playboy—not as a presumptive king. But after the death of his uncle, it can all be his: the power, the crown, and the wealth. All he has to do is govern a country he’s never set foot in…and marry the gorgeous daughter of his family’s greatest rival…”
  43. Colton: Wordsmith Chronicles Book 2 (The Wordsmith Chronicles) by Christopher Harlan
  44. Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires Book 1) by Ashley Bostock
  45. Cherish on the Cape: an On the Cape Novel by MK Meredith
  46. Face Off (Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels) by Brenda Novak
  47. Young Enough (The Age Between Us Book 2) by Charmaine Pauls <— FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! “…Our love is forbidden, but I’m single and he’s all the taboo I crave. For once in my life, why not? But what if I start wanting more than a fleeting love affair?
  48. The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo (Victorian Rebels) by Kerrigan Byrne <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  49. An Earl Like You: The Wagers of Sin by Caroline Linden <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  50. The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa Dare <— TESSA DARE HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!! “…Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down...”
  51. Roughing the Player (Chicago Outlaws Book 2) by Magda Alexander
  52. Hard To Fall: Sliding Home Book #3 by Elizabeth Perry
  53. Echoes in the Walls (House of Secrets Book 2) by V.C. Andrews
  54. Don’t Look Back: An Unbroken Heroes Novel by Dawn Ryder
  55. Tough Luck Cowboy (Crossroads Ranch) by A.J. Pine
  56. Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas Book 2) by Donna Grant <— RODEO STAR ALERT!! “...she can’t help but be swept up again in the rough-and-tumble world of hard-riding, bronco-busting good-ol’-boys she loved as a girl. She might be here to photograph her Rodeo Queen best friend. But it’s one fine-looking cowboy who really captures her eye…
  57. A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding (A Mile High Romance) by Nicole Helm
  58. Until We’re More (Fighting for Her Book 2) by Cindi Madsen <— MMA FIGHTER ALERT!!! “…I’ve been focused on keeping my family’s MMA gym afloat while I train and coach fighters, anything to not miss her more. But now she’s finally back, along with her grumpy, possessive cat, and things are weird between us...”



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

  1. Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan – September 3rd 2018
  2. Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47) by J.D. Robb – September 4th 2018
  3. When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica - September 4th 2018
  4. Stygian (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherilyn Kenyon – September 4th 2018
  5. In His Father’s Footsteps: A Novel by Danielle Steel – September 4th 2018
  6. Kiss the Girl (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec – September 4th 2018
  7. Cross Her Heart: A Novel by Sarah Pinborough - September 4th 2018
  8. Dark Sentinel (Carpathian Novel, A) by Christine Feehan - September 4th 2018
  9. Night and Silence (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire - September 4th 2018
  10. Misadventures with a Master (Misadventures Book 13) by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle - September 4th 2018
  11. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren - September 4th 2018
  12. Timid (Lark Cove Book 2) by Devney Perry – September 4th 2018
  13. Mess Me Up (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale – September 6th 2018

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Grey August 28, 2018 at 6:09 AM

*tosses glitter* happy last Tuesday of August!

Jenn August 28, 2018 at 6:36 AM

Happy Tuesday! Oh Jennifer-I need to read that book however I am not a fan of a series unless all the books are out. The torture of waiting kills me. I made the mistake of reading ” Bring Down The Stars” not knowing anything about especially did not know it was a duet and I’m still not over where that book left me so I will wait till the other one is out before I start. Great list as always Maryse

Leslie M August 28, 2018 at 7:07 AM

*basks in Grey’s glitter*

Good morning my fellow book loving friends.

Can you believe it is almost September??? I want to hit pause button.

So, I think I am officially in a slump. I haven’t read anything I have loved since All Your Perfects over a month ago and I seem to struggle to finish every book. :(

Maryse August 28, 2018 at 7:40 AM

*stupid slumps*

Maybe we should try one of K.A. Tucker’s latest ones. Or maybe that Kiss Quotient one that everyone is into…

Maryse August 28, 2018 at 7:41 AM

*hugs Grey & twirls us in the glitter*

bev August 28, 2018 at 8:41 AM

Or maybe a kdrama.

bev August 28, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Finally finished Ravensong. It was good but not at the same level as Wolfsong.
I can’t get over that Gordo deserves a better apology, lol.

Now onto By the Book.

R. Renee August 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM

bev, I do suggest Lovesong. I still agree about Gordo, but Elizabeth’s short story helps.

Tessa August 28, 2018 at 9:28 AM

No book slump for me. I finished Crew last night and it was good. Not FCH good, but really good. It has a lot of potential with the next two books coming.

And!!! MAGIC TRIUMPHS HIT MY KINDLE LAST NIGHT! It’s the last of the series so expect me to be totally crying because I can’t have their story anymore. lol Not due to the book, but because I don’t want the series to ever end.

Leslie M August 28, 2018 at 9:38 AM

I do need to try the K.A. Tucker one. Thanks Maryse for the reminder. But I know it’s emotional, so I have been waiting to be in that kind of mood. Maybe I need to BR it?? I also have Kiss Quotient on Hoopla so that is an option. Sometimes when I am slumpish an audiobook is better than ebook.

My prob lately is that the books don’t start bad. (I only had one dnf) They actually start good but get boring or long winded after 50%. For the love of all that is holy…if you can tell a story in less words, please do so. We don’t need pages and pages of inner ramblings or MC’s repeating same things!!!

Bev, you make me laugh!!! As much as I wish I had something to binge watch, I can’t do subtitles.

Leslie M August 28, 2018 at 9:40 AM

*sticks out tongue at Tessa*

Show off!!!


Tessa August 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

lol Can’t help it. I knew August would be good. All sorts of my goodies came out this month for me.

Amy August 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM

Good morning ladies!

I have a couple of deals for us:

The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski is on sale for 1.99!! GAH!!! I absolutely LOVED that book!

Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany is on sale for .99, down from 11.99! I’m a sucker for an h whose life is spiraling out of control.

Michele G August 28, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Leslie, I listened to The Kiss Quotient on audio – - I thought it was very good. Give it a try!

Theresa silverberg August 28, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Marsye – Story of Us is on sale

JR August 28, 2018 at 12:24 PM

I started Ghosted last night and am loving it so far. :)

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 2:16 PM

I read The Kiss Quotient. I liked it, didn’t love it. For me, it was slow after the beginning and dragged quite a bit. And all the sex was so drawn out. With good reason and written really well, but I’m a less is more kinda girl now. And there was so much of it.
I’m reading Sophie Kinsella’s Wedding Night now, it’s a library read. I’m finally into a book and of course, have no time to sit and read it.

Kathe August 28, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Thx Maryse for the recommendation of My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan. I absolutely loved it!

Amy August 28, 2018 at 4:42 PM

I have another deal for us! Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers is on sale for .99, down from 11.99!! And MAN, does it sound intense. :D CLICK!!!!

JR…I’m assuming you mean the one by JM Darhower? Holy freaking moly, I LOVED that one! It was perfect in every way.

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 4:48 PM

If all new releases were put on hold for 3 months. Nothing new from now until December 1st, which 5-10 books that you already own would you play catch up on? I’m cooking so I haven’t put much thought into it yet.

Leslie M August 28, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Ok Tasha, I will play. (Are you channeling your inner Bev?)

Neighbors – Stylo Fantome
Love in Rewind – Tali Alexander
The Simple Wild – K.A. Tucker
The Upside of Falling – Meghan Quinn
That Guy – Kim Jones
Perfect Love Story – Natasha Madison
Speakeasy – Sarina Bowen
Waking Olivia – Elizabeth O’Rourke
Bring Down the Stars – Emma Scott
Bad at Love – Karina Halle

R. Renee August 28, 2018 at 7:06 PM

My problem is, most of these are paperbacks so I’d have to be super into them to keep from DNF’ing!

The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons
Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde
The Man in the Black Suit – Sylvain Reynard
The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
Try – Ella Frank
After the Rain – Renee Carlino
Midnight Lily – Mia Sheridan
The Promise of Stardust – Priscille Sibley
Room – Emma Donoghue
On Writing – Stephen King

bev August 28, 2018 at 7:13 PM

3 months to read 5-10 used to be such an easy feat. But let’s see.
Either glom a series like the Kate Daniels or Anna & Charles one.

But individual books would probably be:

1. Scandalized by Tara Frejas. She works in the world of kpop.

2. Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson. A MichelleS rec.

3. Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner. A ballerina heroine.

4. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. A new UF series.

5. By the Book by Julia Sonneborn. I love Persuasion.

6. Object of Desire by Dal Maclean. I loved her first book.

7. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I loved a prior book and Tessa loved this.

8. Ghosted by JM Darhower. Cause everyone on here recs it.

9. Abroad by Liz Jacob’s. A review made me think, ” I have to buy it and read it right now!” And I never did.

10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. A Christmas present from Nay and it sounds dreamy.

bev August 28, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Everyone should channel their inner bev and watch A Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky.

How FUN would it be to watch it TOGETHER with CHATS and LICORICE and I’m typing this very DRAMATICALLY and PIM agrees with this but she wants COOKIES and AMY could make a themed DRINK every week and R could get MANNY drunk and it would keep TESSA occupied so she doesn’t STREAK and JASPER is up anyway and just say YES.

Amy August 28, 2018 at 7:31 PM

LOL bev!!!!! That was great! And yes, EVERYONE should channel their inner bev. Inner bevs keep life interesting. ;)

The Promise of Stardust….that was an emotional one. But so good. Nice pick, R.

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Lol, I suppose so. My brain wanders constantly and I was thinking (as I was browning my meat) that I was so overwhelmed with all the books I wanted to read coming out soon or now or just in the last few weeks and THEN thinking my gosh, but I’d really like to tackle (yada, yada, yada) first and wouldn’t it be nice if the book world would pause for just a little while so I can catch up and not miss anything spectacular? And it’s fun to read all of yours. I screenshot so I don’t miss any goodies and while I read it’s yes! yes! yes, that 1! Oooh, that sounds good! Oh, I forgot that one, that too! :P
Jasper has actually *cough* *mumbles* been sleeping through the night, like a looong time *cough* *pounds on wood* for a while now. Except last night, but that’s cuz his last bottle was at 6, but he slept till 3am and back at 4 and I woke him up at 7:30.

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Majia

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Bachman

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

The Mason List by S.D. Hendrickson

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

We Never Asked for Wings by Venessa Diffenbaugh

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

bev August 28, 2018 at 7:55 PM

And yet inner bev’s bev leads a very ordinary life, lol.

The Boys in the Boat sounds good. Have you ever read Laura Hillenbrand?

Cheryl August 28, 2018 at 7:58 PM

Leslie, I’m not familiar with Hoopla. Is Hoopla like Overdrive? Do you have the app on your phone? I’ve been listening to books more and looking for options to not buying them. Have found there are many on the Kindle Unlimited “books with Narration.”

I started reading Payback’s a Bitch last night. I have read another in the series- Too Much Information; funny and I always enjoy a medical H/H if it’s as long as the medical aspect is fairly accurate.

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM

I have not, but upon looking her up, I believe there are some movies made from her books that I’ve seen….so I can’t read em. Lol

bev August 28, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Tasha they are so good and much better than the movies. Plus, non fiction so much more than what’s in the movies.
Only two books but she is probably an auto buy/read for me.

Melinda August 28, 2018 at 8:03 PM

Tasha, I was just thinking of you, I had this lady come in to work and she had 3 children with her including a new baby that was 7 weeks old. And as you do I said “is that your 3rd child and she said no, it’s my 9th”. And I nearly died she said she had 7 girls and 2 boys. I couldn’t think of anything worse. I asked if she ever got any sleep? She said not much.
But in Australia the government benefits are soo good. Sometimes they have children for the extra money. She was probably getting $1800 in benefits alone per fortnight for all those kids if not more. So lucky you are getting some sleep, makes you feel human.

Any way I have just finished the unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton and it was a struggle. Banging and banging and more banging. In the bed against the wall the shower the cupboard, anywhere. And I don’t mind that, but this was over the top and lacking in the story department and to be honest I think I would rather work or do housework than read this book. So that’s saying something.

Cheryl August 28, 2018 at 8:08 PM

Not sure if this was already said, but Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey is 0.99.

Tasha J August 28, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Your government pays you to have kids?? I wouldn’t do it for the money. No sirrre. I need my sanity at some point and 3 is it for me. Hahaha
I have a step aunt who has 12. A few are twins. All like a year or 2 apart. They’re catholic, a very well behaved lot and they’re parents were made for it. Imagine when they all start driving or college even. They’re very frugal too and amazingly creative, but definitely not for everyone.

I’ll have to start following her to see what she writes next, Bev. I don’t doubt they’re fantastic, but once I’ve seen the movie, it’s impossible for me to get into the book. The Boys in the Boat was one of those big Christmas sales kindle has and I snagged it bc it sounded good and has great reviews, but I haven’t even attempted to read it yet and I think that was 2 years ago? 3?

Kathy P. August 28, 2018 at 8:59 PM

Read the Kiss Quotient. Loved it!!
Does anyone ever get book paralysis? I finished my last book 3 days ago and just couldn’t decide what I wanted to read next. I mean if you looked at my Kindle, it would be so embarrassing of the number of really good books that have been sitting in it collecting dust. But I just looked at my library, and they have the ebook available of the new K.A. Tucker book, The Simple Wild. And I am sold. I was starting to have the sweats not having a book to read:)

Tessa August 28, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Bev, Strange the Dreamer was so good and so enchanting. :) I’m mentioning that one because it’s rarely mentioned here, and I just enjoyed it so much.

1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. (Why haven’t I read this yet?)
2. Maximum Rude y James Patterson
3. Edge of Destiny by J Robert King
4. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
5. Gods and Fighting Men by Lady Gregory (It’s a book of the original myths from Ireland)
6. Empire of Storm by Sarah J Maas
7. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
8. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

Kandace M August 28, 2018 at 11:09 PM

It seems a lot of us are in a slump. I always recommend Hawthorne and Heathcliff by R. K. Ryals. I read it a few years ago. It’s one of those books you wonder why you didn’t read it sooner.

Kathy Phelan August 29, 2018 at 12:12 AM

Thank you Kandace!!That looks so good. It is only $.99 on Kindle.

Jan August 29, 2018 at 3:22 AM

ha ha ha Tessa. I love your typo Maximum RUDE by James patterson. Or is that a new one of his???? LOL.

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 5:34 AM

Cheryl, Hoopla IS like Overdrive. It has a good selection of audiobooks and what’s great is there is no waiting list. You get “x” amount of borrows per month (my library allows 10) and can borrow them for 3 weeks. You should see if your library has it or if anywhere in your state does. My local library didn’t used to have it but because I am a Massachusetts resident, I could access it through Boston’s library.

bev August 29, 2018 at 5:41 AM

My sleep is so bad right now.


Why am I up at 3am?

This is not ok.

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 6:36 AM

Melinda, I loved The Unidentified Redhead when I read it 6 yrs ago. But I suspect if I read it today, not so much. :(

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 6:40 AM

Grey, sprinkle some sleep glitter on Bev to help with her insomnia please.

bev August 29, 2018 at 7:17 AM

That would be nice. Of course now that I have to start getting ready for my day I feel like I could fall right to sleep,lol.

Cheryl August 29, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Leslie, I’m confused. Hoopla is thru your library, not an app for your phone?

Cheryl August 29, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Leslie, I called my library and got the info. I can borrow 5 books/month! Thanks for the info! ;)

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM

bev… do you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep?

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 11:37 AM

That’s so cool, Leslie!!!

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 11:39 AM

I still need to read that one Cheryl. I love Tessa Bailey so I have no idea why I haven’t read it considering how many here loved it.

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 11:42 AM

I wanna say yes, bev!! Can I work on my review of “Bring Down the Stars” while we watch a million stars falling? See what I did there?

Also, I want black licorice please. Oh shoot. I don’t think I’m allowed licorice on Keto.


Maryse August 29, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Okay I’m backing through the comments… are we building our new TBR lists? Is that what these lists are? I gotta do mine, too.

Grey August 29, 2018 at 12:13 PM

*Tosses sleep dust* oops, probably not a good idea at 1pm EST. Although, my sleep dust is probably defective, I’m the resident insomniac around here. I have to take sleepy meds all the time d/t past shift work and crazy circadian rhythm, I’ll never be right again, I’m afraid, LOL. It’s all good though. More time to read? Bad joke, I get it…insomnia is irritating as all get out.

I’ve had a day already… I want to crawl in bed and hide. Why do you only see people when you’re not looking your best? seriously, this morning…after an already bad start… I was just in a hoodie and yoga pants because I was in the car and not planning to do anything, one of the hot dads pulls up next to me at the carpool pickup for sports and wants to chat. Gah, FML. I mean, I’m a married woman, but still… it’s nice to look nice, and not feel like a lazy slob…which obviously I was this morning, hahahah!

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Yay Cheryl! Sorry I wasn’t too clear at first. But I am glad your library offers it.

For those who might still be wondering, Hoopla is a service offered by some libraries where you can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, etc. without a waitlist. To use it, you will need to install the app on your phone/tablet. Not sure if its available outside the US.

I have never purchased an audiobook and its not necessary between Hoopla’s and Overdrive’s selections.

R. Renee August 29, 2018 at 12:26 PM

Leslie, I’m checking it out now. Would you say Hoopla is better for audio than e-books? I’m finding lots of audio books I’d be interested in but no e-books. Wondering if I’m searching wrong.

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Okay I’m going to make this a post this week (Tasha’s “If all new releases were put on hold for 3 months. Nothing new from now until December 1st, which 5-10 books that you already own would you play catch up on?“)

THIS is great you guys!! I’ll post mine too. I already made the list. :D

Jenn August 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

The Real-Kate Stewart
Consequences-Aleatha Romig
Truth-Aleatha Romig
Bully-Penelope Douglas
Forbidden-Tabitha Suzuma
Painted Faces-L.H. Cosway
The Man I Love-Suanne Laqueur
Epoch-Jewel E Ann (currently reading the first book “Transcend” )

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

My absolute pleasure Kathe!!! I’m glad you loved it too. Amazingness!!! <3 :D

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Ghosted is pure excellence JR!!!!!!!

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Great deal finds Amy!!!! Now I’m going to look two of ‘em up right now. ;)

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 2:43 PM

Okay yeah I TOTALLY just one-clicked Best Kept Secret by Amy Hatvany. YAY ME!!!

Maryse August 29, 2018 at 2:49 PM

Annnnnd Accidents of Marriage too. MINE!!! WOWWWWWW!!!!

Grey August 29, 2018 at 3:41 PM

Geez… I’m gonna have to really think on this 10 books business, I could make a dissertation, you know? Is this based on covers, (plethora or lack thereof of glitter?? *giggle*) Hmm… And I already have to own them??

*Clears throat* Ok, I’ll have you know, I’ve been working on this list for the better part of 3 hours. *Sets off glitter cannon*

1) Crew by Tijan
2) Picture Perfect Cowboy by Tiffany Reisz (I have an ARC, lol, I know I’m cheating because it’s not out yet, but I already have it!)
3) Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
4) The Pebble Jar by H.A. Robinson
5) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
6) Maldeamores by Mara White
7) Shame Me Not by Fiona Cole
8) Retrieval by Aly Martinez
9) The Peer and the Puppet by BB Reid
10) The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

*whew* I’m exhausted by all that. I think it’s time for Godiva and Moscato…

Cheryl August 29, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Too funny. I thought it was blood splatter on the cover of Ten Reasons to Stay. Think I’ve been listening to too many podcasts about serial killers and hearing about Forensics from my daughter!! :>

Cheryl August 29, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Grabs some Godiva and Moscato from Grey. Thanks!

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 8:00 PM

R, yes for me Hoopla is only good for romance audio books. The ebook selection is not my taste. I always use my monthly borrows on audios.

bev August 29, 2018 at 8:03 PM

R. On my iPad I downloaded Libby. I haven’t used it much because I’m not reading fast. Sometimes there is long waits, but not a bad selection.

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 8:03 PM

I started on my hoopla soap box because Cheryl was talking about audiobooks and thats how I get mine for free!

R. Renee August 29, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Thanks! bev, I was just told about Libby today. My problem had been that I refuse to physically go to my local library to get a card (I have high standards for my laziness) but because of something Leslie said (I think) I did a search online and found libraries that didn’t require that.

bev August 29, 2018 at 8:06 PM

Yes, Maryse. YES. You SHOULD. It doesn’t start until next month. Think how FUN it could be. And only for like 8 weeks…that’s nothing. Well, if its good. If it sucks…..

Leslie M August 29, 2018 at 8:27 PM

Yup R, I was able to get a Boston Public Library card all on line!! No way would I drive out there. Boston traffic scares the heck out of me.

Kandace M August 29, 2018 at 10:35 PM

I had to join the fave list party. Here’s my favorite books of this year.
1. Ride by Harper Dallas
2. Reckoning by Jessica Ruben
3. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
4. Long Shot Kennedy Ryan
5. Of Love and Madness series by Karen Cimms
6. The Smallest Part by Amy Harmon
7. Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling
8. Look the Part by Jewel E Ann
9. The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score
10. Mists of Serengeti by Leylah Attar
11. Collecting The Pieces by LA Fiore

LisafromDFW August 30, 2018 at 8:02 AM

Someone recommended Binding 13. Sloooooooow burn and a cliffhanger!!!! I’m dying. I loved it. Damaged h. Thx for recommending!!!!

Nay August 30, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Good morning! They’re putting down my fabulous new wood floors this week, and I’m finally taking a break from moving stuff and throwing away CRAP (35 huge construction trash bags so far) to check in.

Waylon (my new grandbaby) is doing great, but we haven’t had time to go see him since Friday because we had so much to do around here.

Now I’m going to work on my catch-up reading list because my only muscles that aren’t sore are in my fingers. I didn’t realize how physically draining it would be to rearrange my entire house.

Oh, and I’m also in a semi slump. I keep starting books and not being able to get past the first chapter or two. I’m hoping it’s just because I have so much going on.

Tasha J August 30, 2018 at 9:41 AM

Warcross by Marie Lu is on sale for 2.99

Nay August 30, 2018 at 9:43 AM

‘If We Leap’, the the prequel novella to Nina Lane’s ‘What If’ duet is free right now, and the first book of the duet, ‘If We Fall’, came out today.

I loved her Spiral of Bliss series with the sexy Professor Dean West!

R. Renee August 30, 2018 at 10:37 AM

FLT I’m cheating because technically I’m not supposed to start this until tomorrow but I can’t stand it so I’ve been sneaking peeks! This is one guy’s honest, endearing, and (from what I hear), cringe-worthy account of his dating life. We’re doing a huge buddy read in my FB group “tomorrow” if anyone wants to join! And instead of posting the first line, I’m going with the dedication because it’s giving me all kinds of feels!!

To Jessica: The only one that could torment me into not only writing a book, but baring the worst of me for all to see. The world can judge as it pleases, only you need know me. And you did, once.

Greg Archer, Fifty Shades of Greg

You guys!! Read this with me!! Maryseeeee!

Tasha J August 30, 2018 at 12:47 PM

That sounds good, R!
I’m stuck garage sale-ing. It’s the worst. 3ish hours left. And Js been back on his bottle strike. I had about a week of good ones and now it’s a toss up. I’m back on Everything You Want Me to Be since I finished Wedding Date late last night.
FLT- “RUNNING AWAY sucked.” Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Majia

Amy August 30, 2018 at 3:47 PM

*tackle-hugs Tasha*

I’m so excited you’re finally reading it, Tasha!! :D

No FLT for me yet. I finished the one which was p!ssing me off the other day (it was tough, but I did it), so now I need a palette cleanser. A MILD one that’s not going to upset me. :?

Ashley August 30, 2018 at 5:17 PM

I read Love Online by Penelope Ward and loved it! It totally sucked me in. I read Wait With Me by Amy Daws (it was perfect because I read it while I was waiting during my mom’s surgery). And I just finished 10 Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel and it was so good!!! It says that it’s a duet but it’s a standalone. (Which I was relieved about!) I think the second book must be about another couple. It had a Roya Carmen feel and I love her books so it was perfect.

Nay August 30, 2018 at 8:30 PM

“Because women are not frickin’ groomsmen!”
The Wedding From Hell, Part 1: The Rehearsal Dinner by J.R. Ward

Cheryl August 30, 2018 at 9:04 PM

“No.” I cross my arms over my chest. “Sorry, but it’s not happening.”

Payback’s A Bitch by Missy Johnson. Should finish this one tonight. Not sure what I’m reading next, but I have my kindle charging. We leave for vacation tomorrow and the house we’re staying in doesn’t have wifi. Have a great labor day weekend and I’ll check in monday night when we get home.

Is it wrong that I haven’t told my kids about the wifi?! Lol.

Nay August 30, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Oh no, Cheryl! How will you survive? How will your kids survive? lol
Have fun on vacation!

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