Latest Romance Book Releases – January 15th 2019

by Maryse on January 15, 2019 · 86 comments

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HAPPY TUESDAY NEW RELEASE DAY!! Another loaded list (and yesterday’s Monday earlybirds had blurb-jolters on it too!) P.S. I’ll be adding more throughout the day as they go live, or deals are found. :D

Which ones gave me a blurb jolt? ➔ River Wild by Samantha Towle (I MUST read this!! She’s pregnant and starting over, and her new neighbor is a moody jerk face!!! I love those!!), Deal with the Devil (Forge Trilogy Book 1) by Meghan March (He’s a predator and he has his sights set on her),  Remedy (she finally got to be him with him one night, and he left her the next morning…), You’ve Got Male (Chick Flick Club Book 2) by Lila Monroe (they have competing food trucks but are into each other, and then a tv show is having a food-truck competition and now all bets are off), Wrong Bed, Right Roommate (Accidental Love Book 1) by Rebecca Brooks (her crush becomes her new roommate), The Consequence of Falling: (An enemies-to-lovers office romance) by Claire Contreras (she hates him, and then finds out he’s going to be her boss), When Ashes Fall (sounds like the ultimate love triangle!! She’s in love with two men, both so different), One Chance, Fancy (Prison warden and prez of an MC finds himself with a toddler…)

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds, a new review, and my latest BIG LIST:

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. The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen
  2. Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely
  3. Summoned to Thirteenth Grave: Charley Davidson, Book 13 by Darynda Jones
  4. Nevermore: Crossbreed Series, Book 6 by Dannika Dark
  5. Next in Line: A Brother’s Best Friend Standalone by Amy Daws
  6. Rough Terrain: Out of Uniform by Annabeth Albert
  7. The Light over London by Julia Kelly
  8. Deal with the Devil: The Forge Trilogy, Book 1 by Meghan March
  9. A Merciful Fate: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 5 by Kendra Elliot
  10. Forget You, Ethan: An Enemies to Lovers Romance by Whitney G
  11. Desire in Lingerie: Lingerie Series, Volume 7 by Penelope Sky
  12. At the Water’s Edge by Harper Bliss
  13. Good Time by Jana Aston
  14. The Adventurer: Ladies and Legends Series, Book 2 by Jayne Ann Krentz
  15. The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown


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)

  • Hate You Less by Aubrey Wright <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED! Her best friend’s older brother broke her heart... “…My mission: Make it through my bestie’s wedding with my panties still intact. I still hate him. And love him. What do they call that? Oh yeah. Insanity…”
  • London Celebrities Collection: An Anthology by Lucy Parker <— SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! MUCH LOVED by our group!!!
  • Bruiser (Seattle Sharks Book 7) by Samantha Whiskey <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED! HOCKEY STAR & THE SINGLE MOM!! “...I’ve wanted Shea Lansing from the moment we met last season. She’s an incredible single mom. Sexy, sharp, stubborn, and hates hockey almost as much as she despises violence:  A.K.A….me. Her past is darker than mine, and she’ll do anything to ensure it never touches her daughter. Mentoring Elliot has Shea and I crossing paths—and wires...”
  • Fallen Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 1) by Carrie Ann Ryan – SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED!! The community doesn’t want her Tattoo shop… “…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…



  1. Summoned to Thirteenth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series Book 13) by Darynda Jones
  2. No Claim: A Dark Reverse Harem Romance (The Alpha Brothers Book 2) by G. Bailey
  3. Bearly Hanging On: Soulmate Shifters World (Soulmate Shifters in Mystery, Alaska Book 3) by Krystal Shannan
  4. Destined Fire (Nephilim’s Destiny Book 3) by Tessa Cole
  5. The Guardian (The Faerie Wars Book 1) by Quinn Arthurs
  6. The Jaguar’s Secret Baby: Howls Romance (Tales of the Were: Jaguar Island Book 3) by Bianca D’Arc
  7. Spellbound by Maggie Shayne
  8. Raven’s Gift (All the King’s Men Book 10) by Donya Lynne
  9. Dragon Claimed: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant <— SOLITUDE UNTIL SHE SEES HIM… “…Solitude is sanctuary for Gemma. Her young life was upended one stormy night when her family disappears, leaving her utterly alone. She learned to depend solely on herself from then on. But no matter where she goes she feels…lost. As if she missed the path she was supposed to take. Everything changes when she backs into the most dangerously seductive man she’s ever laid eyes. Gemma surrenders to the all-consuming attraction and the wild, impossible love that could destroy them both – and finds her path amid magic and dragons...”
  10. Ravik’s Mercy (Braxians Book 2) by Regine Abel
  11. Illusion of Death (Crystal Clear Book 2) by Lana Kole
  12. Nero Awakening: A Space Fantasy Romance (The Neron Rising Saga Book 3) by Keary Taylor
  13. Poppy: Hidden Realms of Silver Lake (Four Sisters of Fate Book 1) by Vella Day
  14. Night Wolves
  15. Spite (Witches of Manberry Book 1) by LA Kirk & Lyn Forester



  1. Deal with the Devil (Forge Trilogy Book 1) by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH ALERT!! HE’S A PREDATOR… “…One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me. I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose. I was wrong. Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil…”
  2. Game On: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson
  3. Hook (Men of Inked: Southside Book 3) by Chelle Bliss <— CHELLE BLISS ALERT!! HE’S GRIEVING HIS WIFE…“...nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop. I’ve never met a woman like her–sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep her off her feet. But there’s pain in her emerald eyes that mirrors my own…”
  4. Remedy by Kaylee Ryan <— HE BROKE HER HEART!!! “…It took one night for all of my dreams to come true.
    It took one morning, waking up alone, for those same dreams to come crashing down around me.
    It’s taken me three years to confess that night changed me forever. He says this time is different, but how do I open my heart up to a man who’s already ripped it to shreds?”
  5. Trapped (Everyday Heroes Book 3) by Margaret Daley
  6. The Devilish Lord Will: Mackenzies (Mackenzies Series Book 10) by Jennifer Ashley
  7. That Wild Player: A Standalone Bad Boy Billionaire & (Former) Good Girl Romantic Comedy by Nadia Lee
  8. Love and Pancakes (Rockland Falls Book 1) by Lacey Black
  9. To Ruin a Gentleman (The Scarlet Chronicles Book 1) by Shana Galen
  10. One Chance, Fancy (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 5) by Lani Lynn Vale <— HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF AN MC & A PRISON WARDEN… and now he has a new toddler… “...the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them. But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge. He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it...”
  11. A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 5) by Kendra Elliot
  12. Packaged Husband (Trophy Husbands Book 3) by Noelle Adams
  13. Vicious King: A Dark Captive Romance (Dark Dynasty Book 2) by Stella Hart
  14. The Billionaire’s Cowboy Groom: Clean Billionaire Romance (Sweet Billionaires Book 4) by Lorana Hoopes
  15. When Ashes Fall by Marni Mann <— LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!! BUT NOT ABOUT A CHEATER!!! “…It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time. You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half. But I’m here to tell you, you can. Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm. Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day. Both are mine. But I can have only one…”
  16. Rank (Lighthouse Security Investigations Book 2) by Maryann Jordan
  17. Claim the Crown by Carla Neggers
  18. Beauty and the Baron: A Regency Fairy Tale Retelling (Forever After Retellings Book 1) by Joanna Barker
  19. Dakota Fire: Hot Shot Romance (Dakota Hearts Book 12) by Lisa Mondello
  20. Resolution: Baby Batter (A Resolution Pact Short Story) by Frankie Love <— COP WANTS TO MAKE HER PREGNANT… “…I’m a cop with a sweet tooth and Dolly’s the treat I’m craving. She’s finally ended things with her deadbeat boyfriend and I’m not missing the chance to make her mine. Dolly’s the owner of my favorite donut shop and the woman with the best Bavarian cream in the city…”
  21. Hosed by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente <— WORLD’S HOTTEST FIREFIGHTER IS HER NEIGHBOR… “…I want to move in next door to Ryan O’Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister’s sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars. Yeah, I’m the world’s oldest virgin code-writing nerd. And he’s the world’s hottest firefighter…”
  22. Securing Caite (SEAL of Protection: Legacy Book 1) by Susan Stoker
  23. SEAL Strong (Silver SEALs Book 0) by Cat Johnson
  24. HOT JUSTICE (Hostile Operations Team – Book 14) by Lynn Raye Harris
  25. Stealing Beauty: A Dark Romance by Julia Sykes <— SHE THINKS SHE BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE, BUT HE TAKES HER… “...As the most notorious, sadistic drug lord on the west coast, I thrive on power and control. Valentina loathes me as much as I despise her. That doesn’t stop me from kidnapping her, stealing her away for myself. Over the years that have separated us, hatred has festered in my heart. The girl I once loved is all woman now, and she thinks she belongs to someone else...”
  26. Unsung Hero (Band of Brothers Book 1) by Barbara Ankrum
  27. The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown <— NEW START BUT HE’S IN THE WAY! “…After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. There’s just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He’s got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he’s planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream…”
  28. Not Famous by Matthew Hanover
  29. Secret Match (The House of Morgan Book 11) by Victoria Pinder
  30. A Soldier’s Return (The Women of Brambleberry House Book 2671)
  31. Caged Collection: Sixth Street Bands (Books 1-5)
  32. Betting On Us (A Wilde Love Novel Book 3) by Kelly Collins <— SHE’S CAUGHT IN A BAD WORLD… “…When Kirsten O’Leary became a veterinarian, the last thing she thought she’d end up doing is patching up gangsters in her backroom. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t seem to leave her father’s world behind. When she’s framed in an elaborate drug deal, she turns to the last person she should for help.…”
  33. Game On: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! “…Olivia Lockwood, heiress to the Lockwood Industries fortune, is used to people using her for her money and family connections. When Cam Brickley hits on her in a club, Olivia’s first instinct is to brush him off. But he couldn’t be using her for her money, since he has more than enough of his own. Cam’s gorgeous and built, and it would be no hardship to go out with him . . . besides, he’d be the perfect spokesperson for the children’s charity she works with. Maybe it’s time for her to start using people…”
  34. Give Me Fever by Jasmine and Arielle Lockhart
  35. The Sinner Within (L.A. Sinners MC Book 1) by J.L. Leslie
  36. Holding Savannah: Delta Force Guardians by Jennifer Becker
  37. The Soul That Redeems Me (The Forever Mine Series Book 3) by H.J. Marshall
  38. Come A Little Closer (Georgia Boys Book 2) by Chrissy Brown
  39. Mothballs and Coconut by Sabera Ahsan <— “...Set in 1990s London, Mothballs and Coconut is a story of love, friendship and betrayal across two generations...”
  40. Let Me Go (The Monroe Sisters Book 2) by Aliyah Burke
  41. Now or Never (San Francisco Thunder Book 4) by Victoria Denault
  42. The Time for Us by Ashelyn Drake <— HE SHOWS UP WHERE SHE WORKS… “…With her career heading in the right direction in the town she loves, Meradeth Halliwell has no complaints about her life. That is until her high school sweetheart checks into the hotel where she works and turns her life upside down...”
  43. Fool Me Once by Nicole Williams <— THE LATEST BY NICOLE WILLIAMS!! He left her behind and broke her heart when he landed a big record deal!! “…Ten years later, he shows up at their high school reunion with a proposition she can’t refuse. Six months. Seven figures. He gets a chance to clean up his reputation, and she gets the means to restore the old family farmhouse. It’s only for show—hold hands in public, kiss for the cameras—but boundaries blur behind closed doors...”


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Cheryl January 15, 2019 at 7:21 AM

Happy tuesday!!! Daughter just hit “submit” on her college common application. Now the wait begins…

Lots of goodies up there to keep me distracted. ;)

Cheryl January 15, 2019 at 7:26 AM

BTW, I started River Wild yesterday and right away the prologue guts you. No graphic description, mainly talked about and implied, but still… There is an authors warning at the beginning.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 8:10 AM

Good morning! :)

Remedy (2nd chance romance) and When Ashes Fall (love triangle) sound interesting.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Cheryl, good luck with your daughter! My son is a senior (but he is in special education) and I am dealing with lots of “what to do post HS” drama.

I saw the author warning for River Wild…you will have to let me know if it’s wicked sad. I can’t take a super depressing read right now.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM

Ok, so picture this…think of how happy Bev would be if we watched K-dramas. Now multiply that by 100 and that’s how happy I am over Tessa, Lisa, Michele and Jenn reading Behind the Bars!!! I’ve been reliving the story again with them. What an emotional rollercoaster. Is it too early for drink? ;)

Grey January 15, 2019 at 9:44 AM

*tosses glitter* then *tosses K-cups*

Awwww, Cheryl! My daughter is a junior…I know my time is coming fast…ugh! Good luck!!

Leslie, big hugs Mama, you’ve got this!

So, I started my PFM at 4 am… *Stares at R* The Devil (Cards of Love series) by Ashley Jade…Humina, Humina. Wowsa, I’m living in my Spotify, and gah this is alllll sorts of forbiddenny. *Squeeeee*

bev January 15, 2019 at 9:45 AM

So …..You’re their favorite.

Way to rub it in Leslie.

Tessa that hurts especially coming from you.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Sorry Bev! As much as I would LOVE to claim to be the fave, I’m afraid Tessa will belong to you. :( You guys share the love for all that fae stuff and fantasy/pnr that I am so envious of. But…Lisa, Jenn and Michele are up for grabs. ;)

Steph N January 15, 2019 at 9:53 AM

River Wild sounds good and Hook is on my radar. So many books to read! I finished Verity last night and MAN! 5 stars! If you want suspense, pick this one up quick!

bev January 15, 2019 at 9:56 AM


Nay January 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Good morning!

So happy they enjoyed it, Leslie! That’s one book where I was odd man out. It was just ‘meh’ for me. However, The Gravity of Us was a different story–it was one of my top reads of 2017.

I want to read Deal with the Devil. I still haven’t read a Meghan March book because I don’t want to start with anything that’s a spin-off, yet it’s daunting to think about going all the way back to her original series. So from the reviews, this book sounds like it’s in a new ‘world’, but then one reviewer calls it a spin-off–UGH! I think I’ll start with the Mount Trilogy (unless someone tells me I should go back farther).

bev January 15, 2019 at 10:19 AM

I say start where you want to start. Which sounds good.

What if the earlier ones suck?

Jenn January 15, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Good Morning All

Can’t wait to read River Wild

*giggling over here* at Bev and Leslie’s comments.

So as you know by Leslie’s comment I am reading “Behind the Bars” actually I finished it this morning. I do not know how that was the first book I have ever read my this author. She is a word wizard that one. I fell hard for Elliott; and fell completely apart reading this book . LOVED IT and not an easy loved it….but definitely earned.

Nay January 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM

You’re right, bev. It seems like I remember someone saying it was okay to skip the ones before the Mount Trilogy. Not that they were bad or anything. Just so that it wouldn’t be so daunting to catch up. And the Mount Trilogy got a lot of great reviews.

bev January 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM

I’m just one of those weirdos that doesn’t always read in order. Unless it follows one person or I’m reading as released.
So the Others series in order because it would make no sense otherwise. But series that spins off to different brothers or cousins, then no.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Nay, we are opposites with the B. Cherry books as The Gravity of Us was the “meh” one for me. ;)

I love Meghan March’s CRs (and audio’s are fantastic) but the dark/suspenseful ones are not really my thing. I did try book 1 in Mount trilogy and didnt like it. Snoozefest. However, I dont know how or if it relates to her other series. Sorry.

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Grey, I’m glad you found something great to read. I am having fun with the levels challenge.

Jenn, I think all of B. Cherry’s books are hurty ones, so you will probably love them!

Jenn January 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Leslie-One of my friends on GR told me after seeing I was reading BEHIND THE BARS since she was a new to me author that all her books rip you a part and then put you back together. Definitely true with BTB :-)

Nay-If it’s a favorite of yours I definitely am going to read the one you mentioned…The Gravity of Us, is this a standalone?

Leslie M January 15, 2019 at 12:09 PM

Jenn, yes, Gravity of Us is standalone and hot cover!!

Theresa silverberg January 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Nay, Mount series was great read if you want lots of sex. It isn’t necessary to read this first but it sets up the fact tht Mount runs the city and there is references back to chararcters in her other books. Savage Prince, anti- hereos, has references back, but that started with a big sex scene and turned people off of no plot. But it certainly had a big story line. I like to read in order cause I don’t like to “wonder” what had happened. Meghan March are quick reads btw.

Kathy P. January 15, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Loved finding a 5 star read so early in the year!! Currently reading the Jack and Jill Series (3 books) by Jewel E. Ann. I have read a couple of her books and loved them but I think the book summary scared me a little so I waited to read it. Definitely recommend this series!!

Also for those of you with teenage daughters or who like YA books, my daughter and I read A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. It takes place a year after 9/11. We loved it but both wish it had an epilogue at end. But we would still give it 5 stars.

Amy January 15, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Happy Tuesday, ladies!

I was all set to click When Ashes Fall, but apparently I preordered it so YAY! Also, River Wild sounds great, especially after Cheryl’s comment. ;)

I have a couple of bargains for us:
The Ghost Bride is 1.99, down from 9.49 (remember this was a bev rec a while back?)

The intermission by Elyssa Friedland is 1.99, down from 9.99 (I don’t think it will have the *OOMPH* of After I Do, but it sounds like it has potential!)

Amy January 15, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Cheryl…fingers crossed for your girl! :D

Jean January 15, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Hi Ladies!!!!

River Wild….1-click! Oh and When Ashes Fall…..clickety-click!!!

Loving all the love for Behind the Bars! I’m sure Leslie is glowing! Lol!

So, some of you know I’ve been reading the Carnage series…..*ducks from the haters* Anyway, didn’t love book 1, but continued and really liked book 2, and now I’m totally LOVING book 3, Marley!!! It was worth reading the whole series just to get to this book!!!!!

(Amy, saw your comment on my Favorites list…. YOU NEED TO READ MY TORIN ASAP….so curious what you would think if it).

Michele G January 15, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Just popping in to say Hi! Great looking list up there Maryse! My TBR is soooo out of control. That said, When Ashes Fall is already sitting on my TBR waiting for me….because it literally called my name. I’m going to have to check out some of the bargains Amy mentioned above too…

Hope everyone has a great day. I’m heading back to do more number crunching now…being an accountant this time of the year is a lovely thing…yeah… no …not really!! Oh yes …I finished Behind the Bars. It was a great book. I haven’t reviewed it yet but it will probably be a 4 1/2 star for me. So…Leslie can continue to dance happily :-)

Jan January 15, 2019 at 5:41 PM

The London celebrities books are good, esp the first two. Different feel. Instead of Hollywood, it’s London’s West End theatre crowd. I liked them.

The Magnolia Inn has a beautiful cover.

I might try the Devilish Lord Will cos I liked a book of hers I read last year.

I’m tempted by Sarina Bowen’s upcoming hockey book too.

MichelleS January 15, 2019 at 7:58 PM

Kathy P – another reader who loved Jack & Jill Series. Hear that Maryse?? Go for it. You won’t be sorry. Unforgettable!

Maryse January 16, 2019 at 8:53 AM

I don’t doubt it MichelleS!!! I love that author and I already bought the whole trilogy. I need to get on it.

MichelleS January 16, 2019 at 9:36 AM

The Gravity of Us – I love this author, and I do remember this book… always a plus! I love a flawed hero who is an author, so that’s just catnip right there. Not my favorite of hers, but it was a great read.

Kathy P. January 16, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Maryse, the Jack and Jill series is amazing. it puts you through so many emotions (dark, some tears, and some laughs). But you can’t just read one, you have to read all to get to the conclusion. Your laundry and house cleaning will forgive you!

Rochelle January 16, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Audible bought the rights to Verity so they are working on it! We don’t have a release date yet, but know it is in the process of becoming an audiobook.
This is from CH. I am a audio book junkie as I can work and listen.

Maryse January 16, 2019 at 12:34 PM

That’s GREAT news Rochelle!!! This is the type of book I’d totally listen to.

Amy January 16, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Did you know you can make wine in the Instant Pot?!?

Mind. Blown.

Maryse January 16, 2019 at 2:02 PM

GASP!! Whaaaaaaaaaa?????????

bev January 16, 2019 at 8:36 PM

Why so quiet? Did everyone get drunk off insta pot wine?

Tessa January 16, 2019 at 9:00 PM

I was reading a lot. Started a series that ended up annoying me so much, I DNF’d the third book. :( Now, I’m happily reading the new Crossbreed book. So good!

Oh, and I got the review book for the Thirteenth Charley Davidson book. The book was good, except the beginning and the end. Which, I know makes NO SENSE, but it does if you read it. Still, I really loved it because most of it was good, especially the “end” of certain secondary characters’ stories.

Tessa January 16, 2019 at 9:06 PM

Multi questions:
1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018
2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018
3. Newest song discovery of 2018
4. Favorite show discovered in 2018
5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be?
6. Best 2018 movie
7. Song that annoyed you in 2018
8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason

Wrote all these without knowing my own answer. 0.0

Tessa January 16, 2019 at 9:15 PM

Multi questions:
1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018 – Blood//.Water by Grandson, Hope You’re Happy by Blue October, Pray for the Weekend by Panic! at the Disco

2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018 – Sam Mariano

3. Newest song discovery of 2018 – Acid Rain by Avenged Sevenfold. I had their album, but never really listened to it until this year. SAD

4. Favorite show discovered in 2018 – Riverdale (I knew this one!)

5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be? – Jaw breakers. That way I have a weapon.

6. Best 2018 movie – Wow, I don’t watch movies at all. The Incredibles 2 is the best answer I can give. lol

7. Song that annoyed you in 2018 – God’s Plan by Drake

8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason – Torn by Carian Cole Everyone loves it, but nope. Can’t. It looks so good too!

MichelleS January 16, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Multi questions:
1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018
2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018 – Jewel E Ann
3. Newest song discovery of 2018 – Highway Tune, Greta Van Fleet – I heard it & thought it was a previously unreleased Zeppelin song!
4. Favorite show discovered in 2018 -Ozark
5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be? – caramel, so I could glue together a hut!
6. Best 2018 movie – A Star is Born
7. Song that annoyed you in 2018 – anything by Cardi B – just don’t get it
8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason – Bright Side

bev January 16, 2019 at 9:26 PM

Favorite 3 songs of 2018: Shine by Pentagon, Countless by SHINee, rain bird by Code Kunst

2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018: Helen Hoang

3. Newest song discovery of 2018: Um……kpop.

4. Favorite show discovered in 2018: MY AHJUSSI & HEALER

5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be? I guess chocolate? I’m in a gummy phase, but chocolate is an old favorite.

6. Best 2018 movie: Hmm. I dont watch many. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’m counting it.

7. Song that annoyed you in 2018: Hope by Song Mino. Because that freaking refrain! It reminds me of???

8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason: oh, so many. Pretty sure I’m going to delete a lot this year. I have some Tarryn Fisher but just dont think it’s for me.

MichelleS January 16, 2019 at 9:33 PM

My three songs! Left them off… Shape of You (Ed Sheeran), Havana, and Tennessee Whiskey. Listened to them ten thousand times, still not sick of them.

R. Renee January 16, 2019 at 9:34 PM

Ahh this is great Tessa. I needed a break in a bad way!

1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018: Girls Go Wild by LP, you should see me in a crown by Billie Eilish, and Ol’ Sweet Day by AHI
2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018: Christina Lauren
3. Newest song discovery of 2018: Africa by Weezer (I blame Emma for this one)
4. Favorite show discovered in 2018: Literally watched nothing but football
5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be? my local grocery store’s generic red hots
6. Best 2018 movie: I think the only movie I saw was Love, Simon
7. Song that annoyed you in 2018: I don’t think I listened to the radio either
8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason: House of Leaves

Tessa January 17, 2019 at 12:46 AM

I love You should see me in a crown, but I wish the producers had made the bass a little quieter during the verses so I can hear her voice more than the instrumental behind her.

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 12:52 AM

I didn’t even notice! I’ll listen again. It would have been easy to pick 2 LP songs, but I had to really think about it to come up with someone else. LP and Lifehouse are all I really listen to anymore. OMG I am legit the lamest person ever.

Jenn January 17, 2019 at 6:24 AM

Good Morning all you Lovelies-And thanks Amy now I have to buy an Insta Pot :-)

Multi questions:
1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018-Heavenly Day by Patty Griffins; Lost On You by LP, Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018-B.N Toler

3. Newest song discovery of 2018-Anything LP (thanks Bev and Amy for this one)

4. Favorite show discovered in 2018-New Amsterdam

5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be?-Sour Patch Kids

6. Best 2018 movie-Without a doubt-”A Star Is Born”

7. Song that annoyed you in 2018-Gucci Gang by Lil Pump

8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason-Forbidden-Tabitha Suzuma

Jenn January 17, 2019 at 6:30 AM

R you are so not lame-LIFEHOUSE is “Everything” to me. Their music just resonates with me and paints such beautiful moving pictures. I have so many favorites but “Flight” and “Storm” are two of my absolute faves.

Leslie M January 17, 2019 at 8:46 AM

1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018 – I don’t listen to new music. :( But this came out in 2018. When Bad Does Good by Chris Cornell.
(that’s his son in video)

2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018 – the only new authors I read and loved were Sidney Halston & Robin Hill

3. Newest song discovery of 2018 – see #1

4. Favorite show discovered in 2018 – This is Us. Has all stuff I love in my romance novels. Sib dynamic, hot men and swoony love stories.

5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be? – Reeses cup. There’s protein in peanut butter, right??

6. Best 2018 movie – this is tough. I loved lots of them. Top 2 were Solo & Bohemian Rhapsody

7. Song that annoyed you in 2018 – anything hubs listens to because he plays same band over and over til I get sick of it and yell at him to change it.

8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason. Mists of the Serengeti because I’m afraid it will be too sad.

bev January 17, 2019 at 9:59 AM

But you try new to you music?

Grey January 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Oooh, this will be fun!

1. Favorite 3 songs of 2018
Spotify says or Grey says? :lol: I’m going to go with Fall in Line by Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato, Carry You by Ruelle and Fleurie, and Tangled Up in You by Staind.
2. Favorite new to me author discovered in 2018
Our very own Robin, of course!
3. Newest song discovery of 2018
This one is actually thanks to bev! I almost put this song on my faves list for the year, but realized I could put it here instead… HERE COME THE REGRETS by Epik high and LEE HI
4. Favorite show discovered in 2018
Uh, I don’t watch much TV. The only shows I watch are Outlander, Game of Thrones and Scandal (which isn’t on anymore)
5. If you brought a candy to a deserted island, what kind would it be?
Gah, well…I’m doing the whole keto thing now…so, none. Boo. But before this, it would have been Peanut M&Ms or Wild Berry Skittles.
6. Best 2018 movie
Aquaman was pretty good…I don’t remember what came out last year, LOL!
7. Song that annoyed you in 2018
Hmm. This is tough. Oh, Baby Shark, definitely.
8. Book you wish you could read, but can’t for whatever reason.
Bright Side.

bev January 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Oh, that reminds me I dont listen to LP. But I should. That is Amy and R all the way.

Grey, that makes me so happy, lol. I have a bit of a crush on Tablo. Seriously look at his wedding vows:
I think you are my echo. When I first met you, I thought that it was as if all of the things I had shouted out into the world before knowing you had come back to me in your form. … All the hopes and wishes, dreams and happiness that you have carried thus far, I’ll give to you. I love you.”

Baby shark. I have to listen to this. Toddlers love it. But why adults love it so? And funny because in kpop when idols go on shows they make them do Aegyo. There are a few songs that work for this and have seen Baby Shark pop up. Not baby shark but this is a display…lol. Some really hate doing it.

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM

Yay Jenn!! I’m OBSESSED with LP thanks to Amy! And Eeep! Going to see her in 9 days, 12 hrs, and 40 minutes in Oakland with my other LP obsessee, the lovely Emma Scott. And then again in March with the hubs in Austin but that probably won’t be nearly as fun! :D

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM

And Lifehouse OMG. That’s my unicorn band. I’ve never seen them live and I would sell my soul to be able to!!!

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Um… Grey… if you find yourself on a deserted island, you get to stop doing keto!

bev January 17, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Or we are all doing keto.

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 10:27 AM

And Leslie, you can do that one! I always tell you the truth. The prologue is the hardest part. It will be tough, but if you can survive it, you’re golden and I promise it will be on your best of list for 2019!

Tessa January 17, 2019 at 11:02 AM

lol Grey, I’m not eating my candy. I’m using them for weaponry. I’m gonna need protein and jawbreakers hurt! I figure if I’m on a deserted island, I can figure out how to get a good aim with a slingshot and boom. Weapon!

And R you aren’t lame. I said I loved the song, but I listen to an inordinately large amount of music during the day. And as of about sept? I got into an alternative/ rock mood. So that’s my main genre currently. :D

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM

No, I meant I’m lame because I never venture from my cocoon! I never watch TV, go to movies, or listen to new music. The fact that Amy got me on LP was some kind of divine intervention!

We’re planning to move this year to a lively college town and live in the thick of it so my plans are to de-lame myself. The hubs is even getting me a mac air so I can write in a coffee shop like the cool kids!

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM

FLT: “The biggest irony about that night is that I was always scared to fly.” How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

Starting the audio tonight!

Leslie M January 17, 2019 at 11:51 AM

Bev, I don’t really do new (or new to me) music. Robin thinks she is lame? I am the lamey-ist lamer that ever lamed. However, I do always watch vids of links you post. Although the music isnt my taste, I enjoy the dancing. :)

Robin, so funny…I thought your post was telling me I could do keto. Which if any of you knew me in RL, that’s a big heck to the no for this carb lovin’ lady!

Jenn January 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Sorry Bev, silly me giving you credit for LP :-) I did mean R and Amy :-) Never even heard of them till Amy when I was reading T&D I will give you credit for BTS that definitely was all you….oh hell maybe I am even wrong about that.

You will all have to forgive me as I am totally in a book that just GUTTED me so what is the book…I was sucked in right from the beginning with the frist (4) lines of the book.

I always heard music. Beats, lyrics. I only had to listen to a song once before it started playing in my head. One day…the music stopped.

When Ashes Fall-Marni Mann

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM

I love it! It’s a lame-off! It reminds me of that scene in Notting Hill where they all share their “woe is me” stories for the last brownie.

Jean January 17, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Jenn, I really like that first line! And love Marni Mann! Gotta move that one up on my TBR!!

FLT: Don’t sweat it. Everything is temporary. (A Place Without You, Jewel E. Ann)

P.S. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED MARLEY (3RD book in Carnage series)….. it made the whole series for me!!!!!!!! Glad I stuck with it even after not being thrilled with book 1… worth it to get Marley’s POV!! (Thanks Paula for pushing me and getting me to stick with it)

Jenn January 17, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Awe Jean I love that you are reading A Place Without You-loved that book.

Marni Mann is a new to ME author but I am seriously in love with this book even though I am hiccuping/sobbing and feel like I am going to throw up…I love having these reactions goes to tell you how invested I am. This book is owning me!

You have sold me on GR and now hear Jean…I am reading Marley! Thank you :-)

R-Notting Hill-God that takes me back-LOVE that movie!

Lisa Aiello January 17, 2019 at 12:47 PM

I have so much love for When Ashes Fall right now. That book owned me. I opened it intending to just get started, since I was at work, and the next thing I know it’s 7 hours later and I’m making enough unladylike crying noises at my desk that my co-worker had to come check on me!!! It’s a gut-wrenching, yet beautiful story. It will break your heart, but also mend it. It is not safe for those averse to Marmies…but it is also NOT about cheating. I had such a visceral reaction to the storyline when it all came together for me.

Maryse January 17, 2019 at 12:52 PM

OMG Lisa you make me wanna read it SO BAD!!!! Gut-wrenching? Eeeeeeeeeeep!!!! I’m a MARMY!! Bring it on!

Maryse January 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM

OMG you guys are killing me!!!!! I wanna drop what I’m reading and start it ASAP!!!

Maryse January 17, 2019 at 12:55 PM

I love my cocoon too. Everything I love in one place. My dogs, my books, my cooking stuff, my cooking shows, and you guys right here in my laptop. Yeah… I’m not much for going out.

Michele G January 17, 2019 at 1:48 PM

I have to second everything Lisa just said about When Ashes Fall. We buddy read it…well Lisa inhaled it…then I inhaled it…now we are waiting for Jenn…then Renee…and so on…

On a serious note, GO IN BLIND! Do avoid it if you don’t like heartbreakers….because I could have buzzed through a case of tissues (no lie). Don’t avoid it for any other reason…there’s really no cheating or anything else that folks might be worried about. It’s a beautiful and unique story. It is written in multiple POV’s (and time periods) which I know Renee is not digging and I confess that I had to get used to it myself at first too …but it really does lend itself to the story. Get in there ladies and read it!!

Michele G January 17, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Oh R….I loved How to Walk Away!!!! Enjoy!

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM

I’m excited to start it Michele! But I played a little of the audio this morning and I don’t think I can get past the narrator’s voice. Luckily I found the ebook on a different library app so I’m going to read it instead.

Michele G January 17, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Leslie, I just saw R.’s comment to you about Mists…I agree with her. It’s such a phenomenal book! It is sad but it is so incredibly epic! It could qualify as your “one” heartbreaker for 2019…it IS worthy….let me know. I could read it again with you…

Jean January 17, 2019 at 2:42 PM

I would read Mists again too….. I’ll never forget that book!

Amy January 17, 2019 at 4:01 PM

AHEM! Hey, R? Yeah…weren’t we supposed to BR that one for #21 of the Levels challenge? Didn’t feel like giving me a heads up?

You suck as a BR buddy. <———- *giggling while saying that*

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Oh shoot which book?? I BR with Terrill every week! I’d love to BR with you!

bev January 17, 2019 at 4:15 PM

I’d so win the lame brownie.

That sounds exciting R.

Do not let Amy make you feel guilty.

Amy January 17, 2019 at 4:22 PM

*covers bev’s mouth*

Does this ring a bell from GR?

“I have How to Walk Away as my Kathrine book. Maybe we can BR!”

Were ya drunk when ya typed that? :lol:

Seriously though, no big deal. Except now I need a new buddy to BR a book with since I’m reading When Ashes Fall next…

bev January 17, 2019 at 4:24 PM

She sits on a throne of lies with vodka.

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Oh duhhhh!! I have book brain. I haven’t reallystarted it yet and now there’s no rush because I wasn’t crazy about the audio. I’ll read it whenever your ready!

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 4:27 PM

I’m pretty sure Lies With Vodka is my Indian name.

Amy January 17, 2019 at 4:29 PM


“On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front of a house on a tree-lined street.” ~ The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Almost ready to check off my first book from the reading challenge, and then I’m starting When Ashes Fall…how can I not with all of the comments about it so far??

And just because we all need a daily dose of adorable: <—— My heart just melted!! ❤️

Amy January 17, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Woo-hoo!! I still have my reading buddy! I’ll check in with you soon about it.

R. Renee January 17, 2019 at 4:34 PM

I’ll be ready! I just need to make sure it’s still available through my library app but I’m sure it will be. There’s only a hold on the audio.

Cheryl January 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Finished River Wild. The prologue hits you hard and what the H and h have been thru breaks your heart; however, nothing is too graphic or vivid in detail. It is definitely a SLOW burn. Not a lot of romance and not as angsty as you would think. What I didn’t like was an event that happened that was not addressed and left some loose ends and unanswered questions. Just seemed too convenient.

Maryse January 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Cheryl, I started it and I really want to read it, but I hate that she made the two vile monsters in the beginning of the book, both police officers.

I support the police and everything they do for us, always have, and I didn’t like the image it presents —> that police are bad guys and not to be trusted (and yes I know there are some bad-apples that police officers of course!!) it just… rubbed me wrong. It’s not an image I want to support.

So I stopped for now. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a theme throughout the story?

Cheryl January 17, 2019 at 11:03 PM

Maryse, it’s not a major theme. It’s more the ripple effect of what other’s want to “see.” I think it gave a basis of understanding/bonding and also an explanation for how the MC’s had no other choice than what they each did or had done for them. I will say that it rubbed me the wrong way how certain things were not addressed or they simply changed because people’s perceptions were now positive after many years of being negative. Convenient.

Maryse January 17, 2019 at 11:23 PM

Got it!!! Thank you, Cheryl.

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