Latest Romance Book Releases – October 9th 2018

by Maryse on October 9, 2018 · 75 comments

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WEDNESDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! LOOKIT WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!!! Kimberly Lauren’s Ever Lonely (Ever James Band Book 1) She’s a famous (wild child) rock star, and he plays guitar in the subways ➔➔➔

“She sings their songs. She poses for their pictures. She wears their clothes.
Until Rhett…
Rhett Grayson has one of the most sought-after spots in the New York subway system to play his music. Travelers fill his guitar case with enough money to pay his bills and buy a round of drinks for his friends every week. He has his own apartment in Manhattan. Who cares if he can touch the walls with his arms stretched out wide? It’s his.
When Rhett is unexpectedly asked to join Ever’s band as lead guitarist, will Ever be able to cope with a new bandmate who’s as infuriating as he is tempting?”

AND!!! THIS ONE WENT LIVE TOO!!! What Lies Between (Where One Goes Book 2) by B.N. Toler (sequel!!) & OMG THIS STORY SOUNDS AMAZING!!! I know book #1 made many in our crew crazy (in a good way).

D.G.: Had to stop reading this morning because I didn’t want to RUIN my makeup from BAWLING my eyes out! UGH! SO GOOD that I just had to put it down so I can SAVOR my crying jag later when I have time! Where One Goes (<— book#1) by BN Toler.
Mona: DG, thank you for recommending Where One Goes! This book definitely brings the tears, but it also makes you laugh. I could not stop reading it…one clicked this morning and finished this evening! Thank you!
AnneC: Hi Maryse! “What Lies Between” by B.N. Toler released today. It is a follow up book to “Where One Goes” with Ike, Charlotte and George.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!!! I’m still working on the list as we speak, but it’s loaded with goodies already so I’m posting it while I work on it. More to come… ;)

I highlighted so many awesome ones on this list, and a few gave me an extra blurb-jolt! Which ones? THESE:

BLURB JOLTS!!! That one there to the left!! Love Sincerely Yours (Both, hilarious authors and how can I resist a girl drunk-emailing her boss that she’s into!! LOL!!), Fight or Flight (Samantha Young’s latest!!! They meet on a flight… then he shows up on her doorstep!), Five Years Gone (Marie Force’s latest & it sounds like an incredibly angsty read!! Love Triangle? She doesn’t know if her boyfriend is alive after he deploys and she never hears from him… and then she meets someone else), I Hate You, I Love You (rival professors that hate each other), The Right Kind Of Wrong (forbidden!!! She’s in love with her sister’s husband!!) and All My Life  (she’s been his best friend forever, and has loved him all her life. And watched him fall in love with someone else, have a baby, and still loved him when he was left by her…)

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds, and my latest review:

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. Once upon a Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely
  2. The Hollow of Fear: The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 3 by Sherry Thomas
  3. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli
  4. Absolution: A Novel by Ava Harrison
  5. Five Years Gone by Marie Force
  6. Barbarian’s Taming: Ice Planet Barbarians Series, Book 8 by Ruby Dixon
  7. The Delphi Revolution: The Delphi Trilogy, Book 3 by Rysa Walker
  8. Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
  9. A Very Merry Romance: Madaris Series, Book 21 by Brenda Jackson
  10. Bigger Rock by Lauren Blakely <— FOUR AUDIOBOOKS BUNDLED!!! “Four romance novels – packaged into one delicious audio bundle, narrated by Sebastian York! Bigger Rock is the only bundle for the number one NYT best-selling Big Rock series, and it includes the first four audio books - Big Rock, Mister O, Well Hung, and Full Package….  ”
  11. Cut and Run by Mary Burton
  12. Buckled by Pam Godwin


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)

  • Wish by Deborah Bladon <— DEBORAH BLADON SUPER-BARGAIN!!! HE’S HER NEW ROOMMATE!!! “…I get back to Manhattan after my birthday trip, a surprise is waiting for me. A tall, gorgeous, tattooed stranger is in my apartment. Did I mention he’s naked? He says it’s not a big deal. I say it is a BIG deal, if you know what I mean. I assume he’s here to see my roommate, but apparently I’m wrong since she left town while I was away. Sebastian Wolf is my new roommate. I’m tempted to throw him out after the first day, but I agree to give him another chance. When I start to wish for more, I discover that my new roommate isn’t the man I thought he was…”
  • The Left Side of Perfect (The Perfect Duet Book 1) by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! FRIENDS TO LOVERS & IT SOUNDS ANGSTY!!! “…For better or for worse,’til death do us part . . . The better captured me; she’s who stole my heart. And made me realize I couldn’t live without this woman. The worse of her took my breath away–kicked me when I was down and twisted me into a million knots…”
  • Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) by Kevin Kwan <— THIS MOVIE IS ALL THE RAGE RIGHT NOW!! And here’s the actual book!
bev: How have none of us read Crazy Rich Asians? I keep seeing it every where because of the movie, usually at least one of us reads the popular book.



  1. Caravan Witch (Questing Witch Book 2) by Shannon Mayer <— SHE SURVIVED THE END OF THE WORLD… “…As if surviving the end of the world, and the theft of my powers wasn’t enough on their own, a heaping pile of Ogre and a side of human raiders has been added to my plate while trying to feed our starving caravan...”
  2. Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3
  3. Reluctant Psychic (Sasha Urban Series Book 3) by Dima Zales
  4. Dragon Night: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant
  5. Stone Heart (The Gargoyle Protectors Book 1) by Ariel Marie
  6. Lone Wolf by Anna Martin
  7. Hex Me Not (Wicked Good Mystery Series Book 2) by Lucy May
  8. A Brush with Fate (The Lost Shards Book 2) by Anna Argent
  9. Perilous (Dragon’s Creed Book 3) by Katie French and Ingrid Seymour
  10. Zero Hour: A Post-Apocalyptic MM Romance by Jordan Castillo Price



  1. Love Sincerely Yours by Meghan Quinn & Sara Ney <— MEGHAN QUINN & SARA NEY ALERT!!! SHE’S INTO HER BOSS & SHE’S SENDING HIM AN EMAIL… “…I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you? So here I am, being open and honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide. I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. But what they don’t know is your bark is worse than your bite. And that bite doesn’t scare me…”
  2. The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz
  3. Bittersweet (Second Chance with You Book 1)
  4. I Will Always Love You (The Gentileschi Sisters Book 1) by Kathryn Shay
  5. This Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 6) by Kelly Elliott <— KELLY ELLIOTT ALERT!!! He didn’t want a relationship… “...Everything changed when I looked into her green eyes; my world tilted when she smiled at me. What was this feeling? Whatever was happening had me losing my damn mind. I fumbled with my words. My body wasn’t my own. I wanted her … desperately...”
  6. Protecting Carissa (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Shauna Allen
  7. SEALs of Honor: Tanner by Dale Mayer
  8. Burning Bed (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Air Force Fire Protection Specialists Book 6) by Jen Talty
  9. Misadventures with a Manny (Misadventures Book 14) (Misadventures Series) by Toni Aleo
  10. Newness and Wonder: A Small Town Holiday Romance by Alexis Lynne
  11. Chasing My Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 3) by Heidi McLaughlin <— HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN ALERT!!! “...she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different. California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home. For the first time, Quinn’s smitten...”
  12. Welcome to Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  13. Up In Flames (Flirting with Fire Book 2) by Jennifer Blackwood
  14. Drive Me Wild by Allyson Lindt
  15. Sing (Suited for Sin Series Book 1) by Angel Payne
  16. Fight or Flight by Samantha Young <— SAMANTHA YOUNG ALERT!!! THEY MET ON A FLIGHT… “...Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava’s ever had. And that’s all it was–until Caleb shows up on her doorstep…”
  17. Fighter in Lingerie by Penelope Sky
  18. Found in Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado Book 5) by Lexi Blake
  19. Up In Flames (Flirting with Fire Book 2)
  20. One Winter’s Day: A feel good winter romance by Laura Briggs
  21. Earning Her Trust: Braxton Arcade Book One by Adore Ian
  22. Five Years Gone: A Standalone Contemporary Romance by Marie Force <— MARIE FORCE OMG HEARTACHE (LOVE TRIANGLE???!!) ALERT!!!!! “…I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again...”
  23. A SEAL’s Resolve (SEALs of Chance Creek Book 6) by Cora Seton
  24. Cut and Run by Mary Burton
  25. BROTHERS (Slater Brothers Book 6) by L.A. Casey <– L.A. CASEY ALERT!!! “…Peeling back each layer to find the brothers’ core means looking at their past to see how they got their future. From overcoming family feuds and breaking a warlord’s hold on them to moving to another country and finding women who make their world spin. The Slater brothers idolise their women, and what the Slater brothers idolise, the Slater brothers guard…”
  26. Bittersweet (Second Chance with You Book 1) by Krista Noorman
  27. Demanding Discipline (Love and Care Book 3) by Silvia Violet <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  28. I Hate You, I Love You by Elizabeth Hayley <— RIVAL PROFESSORS THAT HATE EACH OTHER!!! “...The man never has anything polite to say, and now the two of them are competing for a prestigious honor that just so happens to come with a cash award. With every move Naomi makes to impress her colleagues, her rival is right there beside her, elbow to elbow, making it impossible to ignore how devastatingly hot he is—even if he is a total bastard...”
  29. Paint Me a Christmas: A Christmas Carousel Story (12 Days of Heartwarming Christmas) by Anna Adams
  30. The Dark Horse: A Christmas Carousel Story (12 Days of Heartwarming Christmas) by Liz Flaherty
  31. A Gift Horse: A Christmas Carousel Story (12 Days of Heartwarming Christmas) by Beth Carpenter
  32. Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock <— HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS STORY ALERT!!! THE CAB DRIVER & THE LADY WITH DEMENTIA ”…The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter...”
  33. Give Me Back My Man: A Small Town Romance (The Love Barn Book 1) by Sidney Bristol
  34. Season of Love (Pride Oregon Book 3) by Jill Sanders <— JILL SANDERS ALERT!! TWINS… & NEIGHBORS!! “ was hard to say no to the blond-haired man with sexy green eyes and a killer smile. Not only was he gorgeous, but the man could make her laugh, and that was one of the most important items on her list of must-haves for potential loves of her life...”
  35. Indecent Holiday: A Second Chance Holiday Romance by Elizabeth Brown
  36. The Cards Don’t Lie: A Novel by Sue Ingalls Finan
  37. The Right Kind Of Wrong by L.B. Reyes <— OMG FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HER BROTHER-IN-LAW!!! “...My family is falling apart at the seams. My sister’s marriage is hanging by a thread, and I’m stuck in the middle of it. Why? Because I’m dangerously attracted to my brother-in-law. Nathan is loving, kind, and completely off limits. But no matter how hard I try, how guilty I feel, I can’t stop myself from wanting him…”
  38. Dark Falls (Dark Falls, CO Romantic Thriller Book 1) by Lori Ryan
  39. Something Special by S. Massery
  40. Tiaras & Terror: A Kaley Kalua Aloha Lagoon Mystery (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries Book 13) by Anne Marie Stoddard
  41. Sweet-Loving Cowboy: A Kinky Spurs Novel by Stacey Kennedy <— SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND…Harper McKinney finished culinary school with big dreams. Right now, she’s a bartender at Kinky Spurs. While she’s content with her life, her brother is determined that she make a name for herself, because he wants her far away from what he deems a trashy bar. But Harper refuses to go anywhere. She’s in love with her brother’s best friend, Chase Blackshaw, and that love is keeping her in River Rock…”
  42. Retribution: Alpha Squad, Book 2 by Heather Ramsay
  43. Honor Among SEALs (Hearts of Valor) by Dixie Lee Brown
  44. Seeking Sanctuary: Mystery Romance (A U-District Novel Book 3) by Jodi Ashland
  45. All My Life by Prescott Lane <— Prescott Lane’s latest IS LIVE!!! SINGLE FATHER ALERT!! OMG THIS LOOKS & SOUNDS SO GORGEOUS!!!! She’s loved him forever but he loved someone else…“...I loved him while he loved someone else. I loved him when he had a baby with her. I loved him when she left him. The greatest of love stories is that between a dad and his daughter. I should know. I’ve had a front row seat. First steps, first words, all the big moments…      …I’m their go-to girl. The best part of any love story is the happily ever after. But what if the happily ever after doesn’t include you?” P.S. Don’t forget to comment on this post to enter for a chance to win a signed copy!! ➔ Prescott Lane’s “All My Life” is live & we are celebrating with a signed book giveaway!!
  46. Forever Found (Forever Friends) by Allyson Charles
  47. The Great Ex-Scape: The riotous new romantic comedy from the author of Love to Hate You by Jo Watson
  48. Mutts and Mistletoe by Natalie Cox
  49. Once Upon a Bride: A Novella (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly) by Jenny Holiday
  50. The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory <— SHE’S SICK OF BEINNG A ROYAL & HER FIANCE DISAPPEARED ON HER WEDDING DAY… “…when she sneaks out of the palace and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she relishes the chance to be a normal woman for a change. But just as she thinks she’s found her Prince Charming for the night, he reveals his intentions are less than honorable: he’s the brother of her former fiancé, a British spy, and he’s not above blackmail. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with Nick to find out what happened the day her fiancé disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it...”


PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Player by Staci Hart – October 11th 2018
  2. Neanderthal Seeks Extra Yarns (Knitting in the City Book 8) by Penny Reid - October 15th 2018
  3. Dirty Rich Cinderella Story: Ever After (Dirty Rich Book 5) by Lisa Renee Jones  - October 15th 2018
  4. Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan - October 15th 2018
  5. Going Down On One Knee (A Mile High Matched Novel Book 1) by Christina Hovland - October 15th 2018
  6. The Book of Magic by by George R. R. Martin,‎ Scott Lynch,‎ Elizabeth Bear,‎ Garth Nix, Gardner Dozois - October 16th 2018
  7. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks - October 16th 2018
  8. Listen, Pitch (There’s No Crying in Baseball Book 3) by Lani Lynn Vale – October 16th 2018
  9. Undeniable Rush (Furious Rush Book 3) by S.C. Stephens - October 16th 2018

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Ela October 9, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Good morning!

Grey October 9, 2018 at 7:32 AM

*confetti cannon* because it’s a short week

Leslie M October 9, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Good morning all!!

There are some goodies up there. Unrequited love goodness: All my Life and forbiddeny goodness: The Right Kind of Wrong.

I am really trying (and not succeeding) to keep my TBR under control.

Jenn October 9, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Good Morning-

I woke up to my new shiny book Love Sincerely Yours in my kindle and I have decided to pause Bluebird for now and jump right in.

Leslie-I gave a long time ago on my TBR list, I’ve come to terms that is a battle I will never win. :)

Nay October 9, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Good morning!

Tasha–responding to your post from yesterday, with all 3 of my boys, my hair fell out between 4 and 5 months after I had delivered (the exact amount that you mentioned, and like you, it did NOT affect my nails), so I’m wondering if biotin (vitamin b7) would even help even IF you *could* take it? If you have bad side effects from vitamins, then you may be one of the people who gets acne from biotin. I’ve never gotten even a touch of it (or any other side effect), and I’ve been on 10,000 mcg of it a day for 2 years, but I have a cast iron stomach by now too.

I’m glad the chiro seems to be helping. My hubs had the electrode thing done at the doc’s office, and we also bought a TENS unit for him to use for home electrode therapy. I have A LOT of nerve damage in my left arm/hand from where I’ve had so many IV’s/surgeries and my upper left leg from the femoral cannula they put in when I was on life support, and one of my doctors (an anesthesiologist) prescribed me a compounded nerve gel that has lidocaine for numbing and gabapentin and some other stuff for nerve pain in it. It helps some… Not as well as I’d hoped, but I have extensive damage. They said that a lot of their patients who use it (or something similar) get a great deal of relief.

Robyn October 9, 2018 at 10:23 AM

All My Life sounds so much like my favorite book Unbreak My Heart!! She’s known him and loved him since childhood, marriage, a child and divorce and he doesn’t know or realize this. This sounds like some angsty unrequited love to moi. This just moved up to next in my que!

Laura October 9, 2018 at 12:54 PM

I’ve had Surviving the Storm by Shay Savage in my Kindle for ages and just read the two books in a marathon reading session over the weekend. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! No wonder Sebastian Stark always tops those lists of anti-heroes in romance novels. Easily my best read of 2018.

Nay October 9, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Maryse–I’m worried for you. Are you safe from this hurricane? Is anyone else in the path?

Lisa Aiello October 9, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Jesus on Rollerblades….today’s list has so many that are speaking to me. I didn’t even make it through the opening paragraph without adding 3 to my list. Do I dare read on?

Nay October 9, 2018 at 2:04 PM


Grey October 9, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Jesus on Rollerblades…bwahahaha! Is that like Christ on a cracker?

Tessa October 9, 2018 at 7:36 PM

*waves* Back home as of yesterday, and to wnswer your question, 13 nieces and 5 great nieces. 10 nephews and 3 great nephews. I may be off on the greats. Oh and two more greats on the way.

Tessa October 9, 2018 at 7:38 PM

Love Sincerely Yours and Fight or Flight sound awesome. Something to make me grin.

Cheryl October 9, 2018 at 8:01 PM

Hi all!! A few up there caught my interest. Have to say the never will be on KU comment about Love Sincerely Yours rubs me the wrong way for some reason. It’s ok if an author chooses not to put a book on KU, just why make a big statement out of it. Just my humble, crazy opinion.

Kathy P. October 9, 2018 at 8:43 PM

Has anyone read Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage? It is a thriller and not my normal read. Picked it up from the library but wanted feedback before I started it:)

Tessa October 9, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Cheryl, I think that’s because all of Sarah Nay’s books have been in KU. So it might be to stop anyone from asking and thinking something is wrong.

JulieO October 9, 2018 at 11:49 PM

Sebastion is one of my all time favorites. If I am ever wrecked on a desert island he would be the one I would pick. I’ve read both books twice!

Jan October 10, 2018 at 1:09 AM

I thought someone had kidnapped Manny when I saw the Toni Aleo book. But it’s Misadventures with ‘A’ Manny, not with ‘our’ Manny. Phew.

Leslie M October 10, 2018 at 5:29 AM

Stupid hurricanes!! Maryse, I hope you are ok. It looks really bad in Northern FL. Not sure how much your area is being impacted.

Jenn October 10, 2018 at 7:07 AM

I devoured “Love Sincerely Yours” and now I want to drown in it’s awesomeness. This was such a FUN, SEXY, SWEET read!

Leslie M-I think you would love this! :)

Lisa Aiello October 10, 2018 at 7:23 AM

Kathy, I read Baby Teeth some time ago. It was creepy, but not enough to give me nightmares. The little girl is just awful, and the father is a bit clueless to it all. If I had a kid like this, I’d consider accidentally drowning her! The most horrifying part is how does a parent deal with a child that they are afraid of. That is just chilling!!

Leslie M October 10, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Thanks Jenn! I will add to the TBR mountain.

Just the name Baby Teeth sounds creepy. *shudders*

bev October 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM

Stay safe Maryse.

Wednesday! The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Day! Lol.

Alright, determined to read this commute.

I was really enjoying that UF I started on Sunday.

Kathy P. October 10, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Thanks Lisa. So many good books to read and so little time. I will take a chance on it! Thinking good thoughts of you caught in this hurricane.

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 9:12 AM

I think we’re going to be fine in my area (except for some flooding in my county on the coast). I should be fine though, and thank you everyone for your concern!! Hurricanes have been know to turn in sooner than expected at times (I’m in the center), and that’s what we were bracing for.

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 9:12 AM

Kathy I’m DYING to read that one!! I love stories about creepy or dangerous children.

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Right Robyn??? I LOVED Unbreak My Heart so All My Life sounds like exactly my thing!!!

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Just added a new release to the top of this post (Kimberly Lauren’s latest just went live). :D

AnneC October 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Hi Maryse! “What Lies Between” by B.N. Toler released today. It is a follow up book to “Where One Goes” with Ike, Charlotte and George.

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Thank you AnneC!!!!!! I’m adding it now. :D

Nay October 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Gah, Maryse, I’m so relieved! I’ve been watching the weather constantly and then I got on FB to make sure you’d posted recently. This is BAD stuff! I hope no on else here is in the path.

bev October 10, 2018 at 3:49 PM

16% subbed. Fingers crossed it is 100% by the time I get home.

Am also craving chocolate which I ate last week. Hope I didnt start a trend, lol.

Tasha J October 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM

I’d like to say maybe I’ll try the vitamins, but probably not. It’s like saying I’ll blow dry my hair, put on jeans, make up, exercise….LOL!
I’m sorry about your nerve damage Nay. That has to be hard, using hands for everything. I hate pain, I’m a big baby anymore. I’m not sure which part of the treatment worked, but something did. Thank goodness!

Tasha Ja October 10, 2018 at 5:39 PM

I finished both of my books today! I got nothing productive done, but I finished my books, darnit. Justin Halpern’s I Suck at Girls was lighthearted, funny, and quick for people with time. ;) And his Dad was back in it and I LOVE his Dad. He’s hilarious. Though Justin definitely has his moments too. They have such a great relationship.
And Nancy Lee’s Dead Girls was fantastic! Totally not quite what I thought it would be, probably better. I feel like this one is way underrated or something just from the lack of reviews on Amazon or GR. It’s not on kindle either, but I got the paperback (used) within a week for $5. Each short story in it is 30 pages long and they are gripping! Real and raw. The 1st story actually didn’t do it for me, but I was curious enough to keep going and see what it was about. Sally’s Parts hooked me and each story from then on were great.

D.G. October 10, 2018 at 5:49 PM

One clicked!!!!!! OMGEEEEE! So STINKIN excited to start What Lies Between!!!!

Thanks Maryse for posting that it went live!

bev October 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM



What kind of chocolate do I want?

Chocolate chocolate
Ice cream chocolate
Cake chocolate


Maryse October 10, 2018 at 6:08 PM

My pleasure D.G.!!!!!!! :D !!!

bev October 10, 2018 at 6:12 PM


At this rate it might be done .

Maryse October 10, 2018 at 6:42 PM


bev October 10, 2018 at 6:54 PM

Oh, a rec from Maryse.

One of the people who left me alone in Korea with a potential sociopath.

Cheryl October 10, 2018 at 7:13 PM

Glad you are ok Maryse.

Could use cake chocolate now. Crappy day. Took my daughter to an appointment this morning and while we were waiting to go in (for once we were early), a nice older woman (not) drove by and took my side mirror off!! Not how I expected to start my day!! Now dealing with insurance claim. :(

Tasha Ja October 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM

I had lots of chocolate today. It’s close to that time, ya know, where one can’t control oneself. Pain au chocolat. Latte made with chocolate milk, a couple fun size Oreo Halloween candy…I think that’s it, actually. Maybe not so bad. We won’t count yesterday.

bev October 10, 2018 at 8:23 PM

92% .

Now if I can just stay awake.

Noodles, salt and vinegar wings, chocolate cake.

You know the healthy way.

Linda October 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM

Indulged with cooked sugar free chocolate pudding over Enlighted vanilla ice cream this evening after a very long day. Couldn’t help myself. Warm and yummy.

bev October 10, 2018 at 8:46 PM


This needs further discussion.

You made pudding and while it was warm you poured it over ice cream?

I’ve never heard of this before.

Leslie M October 10, 2018 at 9:09 PM

That does need further discussion. I love warm things with ice cream.

Hot apple pie, warm brownies, etc.

Linda October 11, 2018 at 7:19 AM

Lol yes Bev it’s my go to indulgence. Pouring hot chocolate or butterscotch pudding over vanilla ice cream. It’s amazing.

Nay October 11, 2018 at 7:28 AM

#1 son came home from college for the day on Tuesday, so we took him to Chili’s and we got the molten chocolate cake. OMG! Chocolate cake with a gooey molten chocolate center, topped with vanilla ice cream in a thick chocolate shell (which my kids have always called ‘plastic chocolate’). Oh, and they also drizzle caramel on the plate under it, as if it wasn’t rich enough already. It will just about put you in a chocolate coma, but it’s wonderful!

DG October 11, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Finished What Lies Between last night as Michael’s winds and rain was whipping through my area…and I must say it was AWESOME! I was so TORN! How the heck do you choose…love of your LIFE or SOULMATE?!?! When they are TWO different people BUT two halves of one whole?!?! I DEVOURED these two books! ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY loved, LOVED it! Make no mistake…there were tears shed! BN Toler, you have become one of my favs! And please, please make this a trilogy for the love of a soulmate!!!!

Jenn October 11, 2018 at 8:20 AM

All this talk about warm things with ice cream is making me super hungry but I also thought I would share my favorite.

I take about a tbs oh hell who am I kidding-it’s more like 2 tbs and put in microwave for about 10-15 seconds and poor it over French Vanilla Ice Cream..DELICIOUS (peanut butter anything is my favorite)

Jenn October 11, 2018 at 9:38 AM

DG; you have me wanting to drop everything and read those now. I was all ready to start this trilogy; (Monster in his eyes by J.M. Darhower) 1 clicked all three books yesterday as they were all on KU and now you have totally gone and derailed that plan with the of your LIFE and SOULMATE, torn…tears….:)

DG October 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Read them Jenn! BN Toler is awesome! No pressure…but just go ahead and read them!

Nay October 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM

I do that with Nutella, Jenn!

But lately, I’ve been putting about 2 Tbsp of dark chocolate chips in a little bowl (dark chocolate’s good for us, right?), and I pour in enough skim milk to almost cover the chips. Put it in the microwave on high for about 15 seconds (right before the milk boils over the top of the bowl). Take is out and stir it (you have a lower fat ganache of sorts) and pour it over ice cream. YUM!

You can increase or decrease the skim milk to adjust how thick/thin it is. If you make it more on the thick side and have some left over, you can let it cool to room temp so that it’ll thicken even more, and it’s just like eating the inside of a dark chocolate truffle. You can do this with any kind of chips, of course.

I buy a bag of chips every week and my son and I both do it. We also mix the melted chips with cool whip, and if you stick the mixture in the freezer for a bit (just enough to firm it up but not freeze it), you have a poor man’s chocolate mousse!

Nay October 11, 2018 at 10:03 AM

D.G.–you have me wanting to read them too!

Tasha Ja October 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM

That’s it. I’m going to the chocolate shop today. Thank you all. :P

Maryse October 11, 2018 at 10:27 AM

bev your meal sounds like my ultimate HEAVEN!!!

Noodles, salt and vinegar wings, chocolate cake. <— *thud* YUMMMMMMM

Even the salt and vinegar wings which I’ve never had before, but salt and vinegar is my favorite flavor so… WOW!!!!

Ela October 11, 2018 at 12:05 PM


DG October 11, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Nay – read them…and grab a box of tissues!

Nay October 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Yup! *nodding* Ela’s got it right. How??? can you love ACOTAR and, AND also TBATS but not like PnR?? Lisa???????

DG–I’ll move them up the list!

Tasha Ja October 11, 2018 at 1:10 PM

I need help deciding on a T-shirt for Halloween and also just because. I like this one. And there’s one with a cauldron saying “Amuck Amuck Amuck” or an I Smell Children one. I have a witches hat to wear with it.
These are super cute too, cuz we love books and all.

Amy October 11, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Hey ladies! Another crazy week (probably another 50-hour-plus week :roll: ) and I am missing chattin’ with all of you!

Skimming the comments, I’m seeing all kinds of talk about food and warm, gooey goodness…and Nutella!!! I have to catch up this evening. HAVE to.

DG…I just looked, and I bought Where One Goes back in 2015. I don’t have the new pretty cover (turned off automatic cover updates through Amazon) but I have the book, and it’s now moved up on my TBR! :D

Maryse October 11, 2018 at 3:07 PM

ELA!!!!!!! What what whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?



Tessa October 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Ela, how? ACOTAR is a PNR. It’s a paranormal. It’s a romance. *thinks* Maybe the person likes less urban in her paranormal? There are more that runs along the non-urban genre. That does make a difference in the world building. So, maybe the person would prefer the Tairen Soul series. The two are similar worlds, and both are smexy romances. *nods* It’s official.

ACOTAR lovers…. read the Tairen Soul series.

Ela October 11, 2018 at 4:07 PM


Ela October 11, 2018 at 4:08 PM


Tessa October 11, 2018 at 4:15 PM

You do, but maybe they think PNR is only the urban stuff. I mean, maybe you aren’t into vampires who stand and stare creepily at the sleeping human mate in Seattle. :P Or the werewolf who lives in the forest outside of Wyoming who has found his soulmate. Or the fallen angel who finds a love in the streets of LA that leads to redemption. Perhaps you like the world unknown, more medieval. The slip of a human fighting goblins. The fae fighting a dragon to save his love. The princess in the castle who falls for an ogre.

Still paranormal. :) Just… not in a modern setting.

R. Renee October 11, 2018 at 4:37 PM

I need to catch up on comments too. Taking a quick break to make a fauxtini then back to work. And my FLT is the book I started the other day which is amazing so far but had to put aside for another project. Diving back in this weekend!

FLT: “Childhood is simple.” Chasing the Sunrise by H.A. Robinson

Leslie M October 11, 2018 at 6:35 PM


I am reading – Neighbors by Stylo Fantome

Describe Your Perfect Date. “I mean, c’mon,” Katya grumbled, blowing a hank of hair out of her face.

I am listening to – Love My Way by Kate Sterritt

Even without seeing her face, I know that the woman standing at the water’s edge is desperately sad.

I am not sure yet how I feel about either of them.

Cheryl October 11, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Gah, now I am craving some warm gooey goodness over ice cream. Must go see what I have in my pantry.

(reading) “The night my best friend died, I’d been thinking about Skittles.”
Trusting You by Allison Ketley. Dual POV. So far pretty good.

(Listening to): “I’m sorry Nick.” Dr. Neuro by Max Monroe. So far not as funny, LOL as previous books.

bev October 11, 2018 at 8:50 PM

My FLT is the same as last weeks I think.

It’s ok. You can judge me.

Ep 4 of my show tonight. I can’t believe how much anticipation I have for this show that can also creep me out a bit. Lol.

Amy October 11, 2018 at 10:47 PM


“Wow. I’m not in California anymore.” ~ I Like You, I Love Her by JR Rogue.

Yep, same as last week but at least I’ve made progress. The drama has amped up, and I’m pretty surprised over how I’m feeling about the situation. I like it when a book surprises me like this!

No judgment from me, bev. I’m in the same boat. But please don’t kick me overboard because I haven’t started the show yet…I’m actually REALLY looking forward to sitting and binging on it.

Jenn October 12, 2018 at 4:13 AM

Ok so I’m a little late…..

My grandmother had this saying she’d always tell me when I was down about life.

Where One Goes-B.N. Toler

D.G. October 12, 2018 at 5:33 AM

FLF (because I missed FLT!)… ‘Sleeping was always my escape.’
What Lies Between – BN Toler

Never read Acotar but think WOG and WLT is somewhat PNR….

Nay October 12, 2018 at 6:14 AM
Tasha Ja October 12, 2018 at 5:07 PM

I did end up going with Amuck Amuck Amuck and I love that shirt! My hat is purple too. :)

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