Monday Early Bird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 02-18-19

by Maryse on February 18, 2019 · 29 comments

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Good morning and Happy Monday everyone!! Some great early birds just went live and I’m working on this list as we speak (so checking back). It’s not done yet. ;)

But first… THREE THINGS:

1.) I’ve been putting fresh sunflowers on my new dining room set and I am IN LOVE with that look. Bright and cheery and so perfect for the warm theme of that room.

2.) Just bought fake tulips (this color and this color) for the table when I don’t have time to pick up fresh batches of sunflowers after they die (they last about a week). I’ll always need flowers ’cause they make me smile. GAH!! I hope they are as pretty as the reviews say they are ’cause I’m not much of a fake flower girl… we’ll see. ;)

3.) Mondays off are very nice… I get to catch up a little more on the stuff I need to do. I’m going to make pork tenderloin in the oven with roasted brussels sprouts, and greek green beans in my Instant Pot. And now…


  1. The Risk (Briar U Book 2) by Elle Kennedy <— ELLE KENNEDY ALERT!! LOOK WHAT JUST WENT LIVE!! BAD GIRL NEEDS A FAKE BOYFRIEND… and he’s on the RIVAL hockey team!! “…As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team. And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me…”
  2. Tomboy (The Hartigans Book 3) by Avery Flynn <— PAPARAZZI SPIES HER SNEAKING OUT OF THE HOCKEY STAR’S PLACE!!! “...Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City. But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck…”
  3. The Chef by James Patterson
  4. Back to You: A Coming Home Novel by Jessica Scott <— LIVE!! THE MILITARY HERO GETS DIVORCE PAPERS… “…Laura Davila commits the ultimate sin for an Army wife – sending her husband divorce papers while he’s deployed. She can’t take the pain of knowing he’s betrayed her by volunteering for multiple deployments instead of spending much needed time with her and their two small children. He needs her now more than ever…”
  5. Never Too Much (The New Money Girls Book 2) by Jimi Gaillard-Jefferson
  6. Just Between Us: Student-Teacher Romance by Suzanne D Williams <— LIVE!! TEACHER-STUDENT ALERT!!He shouldn’t feel anything for her. He shouldn’t have let them get so close. He shouldn’t have kissed her and made any sort of admission. He shouldn’t call her or text her or make promises. He shouldn’t want to feel her all around him either. Spiritually, mentally, morally, he was wrong.”
  7. Joey by Angelique Jurd <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  8. HWY 550 (Rock Point Book 3) by Freya Barker
  9. Discovering The Franklins by Fleur Blüm
  10. Knocking Boots (Lucas Brothers Book 5) by Jordan Marie
  11. Overture by Skye Warren <— LIVE!! SKYE WARREN FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! “…The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her…”
  12. His Hope by J.M. Worthington
  13. Passion and Ink (Sweetest Taboo Book 2) by Naima Simone
  14. Marco (Lucian & Lia Book 8) by Sydney Landon <— MAFIA ROMANCE ALERT!! HE KILLED HER FAMILY MEMBERS… “…My position within “the family” has been the most important thing to me, until fate—and food poisoning brought Nina Gavino into my life. I’ve finally found the woman that I can’t live without, and she wants nothing to do with me…”
  15. Nanny and the BRATVA BOSS: A Billionaire Mafia Romance by SC Daiko <— MAFIA ALERT!!He’s a Russian Mafia kingpin. Deep, dark and dangerous. Good and evil at war within him. I’m caught in the cross-fire, but I want to be here. A cold-hearted man, or is he? I’m about to find out…”
  16. Dark Truths (Kiss Her Goodbye Book 2) by Rebecca Royce <— LIVE!! DARK READ ALERT!! BUT IT MUST BE READ IN ORDER… “…Six months trapped in hell. Six months forgetting who I used to be. Six months just trying to survive. I got out—eventually—and there they were, all five of them. One moment I was in hell, and then suddenly, I returned to purgatory. They keep telling me what will happen to those who took what belonged to them…”
  17. Love Me Again by Marlene Riggs
  18. The Wrong Gentleman by Louis Bay <— LOUISE BAY ALERT!! HIS ONE NIGHT STAND IS PART OF THE YACHT CREW… “…women never keep my attention for more than a night. Until I peel off Skylar Anderson’s clothes and her mask starts to crumble, showing me glimpses of the girl she’s hiding. She’s funny, sexy and vulnerable and throws me out of bed before I can catch my breath and suggest breakfast. When I start my last undercover job on a yacht, turns out, she’s one of the crew…”
  19. Love Above Law by Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels <— LIVE!! COP SUPPOSED TO RESCUE HER… “…I take down criminals; the rats of society. I eat, sleep and breathe the law, but I’m willing to risk it all—my badge and my life to protect her...”
  20. Design For Love (Love Sparkles Book 1) by Julie Archer



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!

PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Tinsel (Lark Cove Book 4) by Devney Perry – February 19th 2019
  2. Talen by Shay Savage – February 19th 2019
  3. Never Tell: A Novel (A D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel Book 10) by Lisa Gardner – February 19th 2019
  4. Jagged Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan – February 19th 2019
  5. What He Never Knew (What He Doesn’t Know Series Book 3) by Kandi Steiner - February 21st 2019


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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

MichelleS February 18, 2019 at 8:35 AM

Am I first? Woohoo – good morning!

Leslie M February 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM

*stretches and yawns*
Good morning! I’ve been up for hours but still can’t seem to wake up. Trying to finish current book (before my KU expires Wed.) but am bummed as I accidentally read a spoiler. Gah! Why don’t people use spoiler tags on GR?? Anyway, I have been feeling slumpish. I had two dnfs when I was almost at 50%. What a waste!! Looking forward to Riders on the Storm.

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Good morning my friends!!! :D

Am contemplating a DNF right now… was wanting to DNF for a bit, but got to 70% last night and think I should just finish it at this point.

But it’s just too over the top for me (or maybe my current mood is just not up to this kind of book)…


Michele G February 18, 2019 at 1:26 PM

It’s so hard to DNF with that much time invested…it must be rough. At that point, I usually finish. I’ll DNF up until about 50% unless it’s really not my thing.

bev February 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM

At that point if I have to force it too much I usually skim. Or sometimes I read the rest backwards, lol.

bev February 18, 2019 at 2:15 PM

3 things:

1. I read over 50% of a book last night. Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbridge. If I finish tonight then this week is all about Lake Silence.

2. Romance is a Bonus Book is still my cuppa. Look at the chemistry. Love it.

3. Also watching 2nd season of The Great British Bake Off. Not great timing though as wanted to start eating better this week, lol.

R. Renee February 18, 2019 at 2:31 PM

1. I recently found out Josh Duhamel was 15 minutes from my house filming The Lost Husband and I missed it! Yes, I stalk him and yes, I get Josh Duhamel google alerts, but unless you’re on casting call sites (which I am now because duh), they only tell you the closest major city. :roll: The good news is, it sparked an idea.

2. Riders is going strong and aside from a minor distraction (see below), I’ve pretty much stuck to schedule.

3. I added my next project to Goodreads over the weekend! It’s called Magnolia May, and it’s about a small-town Texas girl who goes to a casting call for the film adaptation of her favorite book, hoping to meet the writer she idolizes, but instead gets enlisted to teach the grouchy AF lead actor how to two-step. :D

It’s been an eventful few days.

Tasha J February 18, 2019 at 2:39 PM

1. I’ve spent the past 5 days in stomach bug he!! I still managed to read a little yesterday, migrane and cramps be darned.

2. The indoor waterpark went really well, no headache. Until the bug reared it’s ugly head. :/

3. I binged all of Good Girls on Netflix. So good. I passed it up so many times off the preview. The 2nd season airs March 3rd on NBC so I don’t have to wait long.

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Ugh stomach bugs… THE. WORST.

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 4:37 PM

I like your schedule R!!!! :D *waggles eyebrows*

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 4:39 PM

bev I’m watching The Kids Baking Championship right now and all the cakes and cupcakes and cookies are killing me.

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Michele G… Agreed. I may as well finish. It’s not a long read.

Grey February 18, 2019 at 5:41 PM

1) I had a 3 book weekend, it was glorious!

2) I had my labwork drawn today for my doctor’s appointment tomorrow, I’ve officially been keto-ing for 6 weeks now. I’m down 22 pounds. We’ll see how it goes at the Dr’s tomorrow.

3) I’m off this week… I’m not sure what I’m going to do really. *shrug* I’m excited to really have no plans.

bev February 18, 2019 at 5:56 PM

Wow. That is a lot. Congratulations!

That much weight loss is tempting, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the diet for me.

bev February 18, 2019 at 6:04 PM

I’m curious . So if you got to go on a months vacation to Italy or France would you try and stay keto? Or would you want to be able to enjoy all the regional foods?

Nay February 18, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Maryse–I love Kids Baking Championship! I got behind and binge-watched a little bit over the weekend. As soon as I’m able, I’m going to make some French macarons. I’m hoping to include them when I make our belated Christmas dinner at the end of March/beginning of April, but I may end up ordering some for now.

And I’ve mentioned many times how much I love The Great British Bake Off. One of my all-time faves!

bev February 18, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Nay, see if I’m watching one of your faves you should watch Romance is a Bonus Book. It even takes place in a small publishing house.

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 6:48 PM

bev… hrmmm… I would have a cheat day once a week. ;)

But yes, I’d just indulge in all of their meats and cheeses. I bet I wouldn’t miss a thing. Except for the occasional pastry or pasta dish (and again… maybe a little cheat here and there).

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 6:51 PM

YAY GREY!!!!!!!!

I lost about 25lbs (maybe 22 or 23lbs or something like that?). I do NOT want to lose any more – I’m exactly at my goal weight and in fact, have to up my calories so I don’t lose more. Keto is the real thing!! Oh and… my hair has finally stopped falling about a month or so ago (you can’t tell that it’s thinner, but I can for sure) and I have a TON of baby hairs growing in all around my head. It’s kind of funny. :P

Maryse February 18, 2019 at 6:52 PM

P.S. Don’t forget. Hair loss is not a Keto thing. It’s a weight loss thing. You shock your system by losing so much weight so quickly. I hear women who have just had babies, and those with the gastric bypass surgeries have the same hair loss issue.

bev February 18, 2019 at 6:58 PM

Grey, how are your curls?

Nay February 18, 2019 at 7:51 PM

For those of us who’ve been waiting, Release by Lucia Franco has a release date–5/2/19!!

Tasha J February 18, 2019 at 9:18 PM

I’m having trouble staying into Glee. It’s weird now that the originals have graduated. The new kids are like replicas of all the OGs and I don’t like it. :P

Leslie M February 18, 2019 at 9:40 PM

Oh Tasha, I love Glee so much. I know some of the new students are lame but they do still have the “OGs” on and the end is so good.

Jan February 18, 2019 at 10:06 PM

I started the new Lisa Kleypas today (it’s Tuesday here!) and I’M LOVING IT!!!!!!! A beautifully written HR set in the 1870s with such a gorgeous couple. Sexy, romantic, charming, funny, intense, great secondary characters (including great kids) this book’s got the lot. At the moment it’s looking like a (rare) 5 star for me. *happy sigh*

Oh yeah, it’s called Devil’s Daughter. :blush:

Jan February 18, 2019 at 10:06 PM

:( my blushing emoji didn’t work. LOL.

Tessa February 18, 2019 at 10:39 PM

1. Allergies suck.
2. I’ve been playing a matching game on the phone that, when you get through puzzles, you get to decorate a house. I just want to keep decorating the house.
3. Found an awesome treat at Target, the already mixed mug treats. I got the brownie one, and we made it today. He DEVOURED it. I drank apple cider while he had it so we were both happy.

Nay! *hugs* Stomach bugs suck way more than allergies. I hope it passes quick.

Jan February 18, 2019 at 11:25 PM

That game sounds fun, Tessa.

Grey February 19, 2019 at 1:54 AM

bev, I would totally cheat, lol! I can’t imagine going somewhere like that and not indulging a little. My curls are just as curly as ever…

To bev and Maryse, on the hair thing, yeah, I didn’t actually lose any more hair than normal. *Shrug* which, I thought was weird, but my thyroid was super whacked right before I started and I’d been losing a bunch, so maybe that’s why?

Maryse, I have about 3 more pounds until I’m at the goal weight I’d set for myself. Originally, I’d just planned on staying on this until my appointment and goal weight… because honestly, I didn’t know if I would be able to do it. Now, my plan is to talk to the doctor and see what she says.

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