Monday Early Bird Book Releases & a few of tomorrow’s highly anticipated pre-orders!!

by Maryse on April 18, 2016 · 80 comments

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 <—- It’s LIVE!!!!! I totally one-clicked Bounty, and I LOVE that blurb. I hope it’s “unrequited” for a good portion of it. I love my Kristen Ashley-inflicted hurty-heart. Tee hee!

“…he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.”

We’re all excited about today!! And tomorrow…

Kristi: How did I miss the release of Bounty by Kristen Ashley??!! Just one clicked it!!

Fabi: It’s Christmas morning! I just woke up to First and First on my Kindle.

Maryse: HECK YES Fabi! *squeeeee*!!!

Lisa: Yep. Bounty is in…..and Dirty tomorrow. Im almost done with Stuck-up Suit and ready for a KA fest.

Julie o: OMG Bounty was just downloaded on my kindle. Know what I will be reading tonight.

Jan130: It’s Monday already here in Australia and KA’s new one, Bounty, just rolled in to my Kindle this morning. Colorado series. I’m 15% in and (to use Grey’s term) floving it. (What a great word, Grey!) I love both H and h, love the setup, plus we get to meet some of our old friends from previous books. Looks like KA gold. Then tomorrow Kylie Scott’s Dirty is in. I won’t have finished Bounty by then as it’s a classic KA long meaty read, but my reading week is go-go-go and it’ll be fab to know Dirty is just there on hold when I’m done with Bounty. Funny, I thought I was getting Dirty today and Bounty tomorrow but it’s turned out the other way around. Whatever. I’m in book heaven.


  1. Bounty (Colorado Mountain Series Book 7) by Kristen Ashley <— KA ROMANCE-ANGST ALERT!!
  2. Deep Under (Tall, Dark and Deadly Book 4) by Lisa Renee Jones <— JUST WENT LIVE TOO!!
  3. Fate and Forever (A Pound of Flesh Book 4) by Sophie Jackson
  4. Didn’t I Warn You (A Bad for You Novel) by Amber Bardan <— IS IT A KIDNAP BOOK? ”…she can’t distinguish his truth from his lies. She can’t separate her pleasure from his betrayal. Haithem warned her. He told her he’d make her heart race, her body come alive, and her most primal needs rush to the surface. His for the taking. He didn’t say she’d come to love the devil who’s destroying her, even as he keeps her prisoner.
  5. First and First (Five Boroughs Book 3) by Santino Hassell <— M/M ROMANCE!!! I know Kandace & Fabi were excited about this one! Kandace says: “I love Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series and they are on sale… I believe the third book in the series is coming out soon. Santino is quickly becoming one of my favorite author. The second book was my favorite. Each book centers around a different couple. I would highly recommend if you are a fan of the M/M genre.”
  6. No Angel by  Tara Hart <— SHE CONSIDERED HERSELF A SLUT until… “…one college jock took it too far, and for once, I’m the person who needs saving.”
  7. The One That Got Away (Kingston Ale House) by A.J. Pine <— BEST FRIEND WANTS MORE… “Jamie has loved Brynn for as long as he can remember, and now that he’s ready to tell her, she has her sights set on someone else. Knowing this is his last chance, he asks Brynn to go on a two-week road trip.”


PREORDERS GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT (OMG!!!! There are 5 authors below that I’ve read and LOVED!!)
  1. Dirty (Dive Bar) by Kylie Scott – April 19th 2016
  2. Lust Is the Thorn: Love Is the Rose by Jen McLaughlin - April 19th 2016
  3. Wicked Need (The Wicked Horse Series Book 3) by Sawyer Bennett - April 19th 2016
  4. Alphas: Origins by Ilona Andrews - April 19th 2016 - April 19th 2016
  5. Worth It All: A McKinney Brothers Novel (The McKinney Brothers Book 3) by Claudia Connor - April 19th 2016
  6. Dirtiest Secret (Stark) by J. Kenner - April 19th 2016
  7. Over the Line: On the Run Novel by Lisa Desrochers - April 19th 2016
  8. Never Sweeter: A Dark Obsession Novel by Charlotte Stein  - April 19th 2016


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{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela April 18, 2016 at 9:16 AM

BOUNTY!!!!!!!!!! MINE!!!!!! WELCOME BACK KA :)

Donna April 18, 2016 at 9:18 AM

Thanks Kandace for letting us know the Five Boroughs series being on sale!!! Huge savings and that made my Monday!!!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 9:18 AM

I just KNOW I need to read Santino’s books. I gotta stop squirreling and jump right into them… I love M/M!

Ela April 18, 2016 at 9:19 AM

Anyone on here read the Black Lotus series by EK Blair??? I’m dying to get some input and thoughts of that ending to the series! I’m not sure if it’s me or what but that ending was just um WHAT???

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Okay I just one clicked Santino’s 1st two books. No excuse now, they’ll show up right at the top of my Kindle app. :D

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 9:21 AM

I haven’t yet, Ela. Just the 1st one for me, and even THAT ending had me going GAH!!!!!!! I need to finish the trilogy.

Lisa Kay April 18, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Can’t wait until I can read Bounty……love KA books. Also by checking some out on the list I saw where Chance Carter released another one this month called “Heart of the Hunter” excited about reading that as well.

Maryse, I really appreciate all the reviews and the back and forth banter with other readers. Your blog has helped me find new authors, and great books I wouldn’t of known about, so thanks for all you do.

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 1:03 PM

I can’t believe I have to work today. I mean actually WORK, not just be at the office, when I have First and First sitting on my Kindle app. I got a peek at the first chapter or so this morning with coffee. OMG it’s going to be a HAWT evening in Texas tonight.

Molly April 18, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Haha Fabi, I feel your pain. I have the worst book hangover after finishing! I don’t even want to read anything after first and first.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 2:03 PM

Oh you guys are killing me with happiness… I just one-clicked the first two Santinos..

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Yay Lisa!!!!!

I truly love our group, and I LOVE that you are a part of it. :D

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Maryse, don’t forget about Stygian, a semi-pnr with a bit of creepiness. But, truly, if I were to recommend to you your first Santino Hassell book, I’d want to stear you towards his collab with Megan Erickson, Strong Signal. It was my favorite of the month when I read it.

Santino’s characters are hard and gritty and so freakin’ real. Megan added a certain sweetness factor to Strong Signal that melted my heart.

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Molly, Molly, Molly *shakes head*. I’m going to have to teach you to “sip” the good ones. Unless you want seconds of course. ;-)

Molly April 18, 2016 at 2:28 PM

YAY Maryse! I loved the two first books. But First and First is the best of the series, so far.

Lol Fabi, I’m rereading…

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Wow I’m loving this Monday, ’cause I’m reading KA, but also ’cause


IPSY came!!! :D

Okay so I got:

Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet <— black eyeliner that can be used on waterline. Mind you I have a MAC one that I like, but sure… I’ll try this one.

em Cosmetics – the great cover up ultimate concealer – I’m a concealer freak, and I have yet to absolutely LOVE one, but every day I use some under my eyes, and wherever I need to. This one is darker than I would have purchased, but just slightly. I put it under my eyes… looks good. So far so good. We’ll see if it creases… I’ll update.

tarte cosmetics LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder – HOLY MOLY this crayon colors and QUICK! I love it… even the color (which is a berry red). I’m scared of reds, this one is pretty bold, but with the right makeup and outfit, it does seem to suit my coloring, so yeah! I’m in! Just not every day. LOL!!!

L.A.B.² – Live and Breathe Beauty Just Blending In Brush – it’s bigger than I expected but nice and soft. I’ll try it in the morning and see how well it blends my eyeshadow (blending is hard sometimes)… I’m pretty sure it will do the trick and I desperately needed another one. YAY ME!

pur~lisse Beauty – Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask – I have the eye serum and really like it, so I’m excited about these masks. YAY!!! I love a “spa” night, especially when I’m feeling out of sorts, so this is a real treat.


Here is my magical OMG I LOVE THIS mini-review, and it didn’t come in an Ipsy package – I bought it separately because I was desperate … Shiseido Mini Eyelash Curler 215

It is TINY!!!!

I have very transparent lashes, and they’re longish, but not very… curled. And I have an eyelash curler that everyone recommended way back when, and I hated it (Paula Dorf). It was SO big and bulky and didn’t get my eyelashes at all. I had to get right in there with this big thing, and I’d end up pinching my eyelids … and getting no curls ’cause I’d stop immediately.

this MINI one? PERFECT. It’s low profile and skinny, and I can do section by section, my eyelashes fit in it, and it’s comfortable and no pain, and I have PERFECTLY curled lashes now. Okay so… YAY!!!!! That’s all.

Ela April 18, 2016 at 2:57 PM

You guys are making me want to give M/M another chance…and tried I have…at least 3-4 different authors.

Wow Maryse! You’re fully loaded now.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 2:58 PM

Yeah… but I want more. hahahahahah!!! I love experimenting with skin and makeup stuff.

Jean April 18, 2016 at 3:00 PM

For those of you who haven’t read Kept by A.C. Bextor, it’s .99 cents today! I loved it!

Just waiting for Dirty to hit my Kindle!

Jean April 18, 2016 at 3:02 PM

And, if anyone is looking for a HOT rock band series, Killer Buzz Float by Kendall Grey…..99 cents today for 3 books. I loved these books…, and um yeah, really hot!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 3:15 PM

Tarte cosmetics lip crayon that I got… doesn’t even feel like I have lipstick on!! Which means it probably will not bleed,,, or not much anyway. Really light feel to it, even though the coverage is intense.

bev April 18, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Ela your name is green & links to an eye lash curler.

Link me to Sherlock.

Ela April 18, 2016 at 3:21 PM

OMG LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s Maryse’s mini lash curler!!!!!!!!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 3:24 PM


I TOLD you that eyelash curler was magical!!!!!

LOL!!!!!!!!! How ‘n the heck did it DO that?????

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Okay so I just checked Ela’s comment and it has NO link to anything whatsoever, so this is a comment bug… (my link bled into her comment?) I don’t even know.


BUT BUT BUT!!! I saw a “link” url area thingie, and so… bev.. check yours. Tee hee!

Lanie April 18, 2016 at 3:26 PM

I’m half way through Bounty and loving it (then again, it’s Kristen Ashley so that’s not a surprise). One thing I will say though, I wish she spelled Jussy “Jussie” instead. Because sometimes my mind makes a Freudian slip and read Jussy as another word and that’s just…Well, let’s just say it provides a couple of double takes and giggles.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 3:27 PM

OMG LANIE YES!!!! I KNOW!!!! hahahahahahahah

Ela April 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bev!!! You’re linking to Sherlock!!!!!!!!!

The curler is magical YOU say….I guess it looks like it ;)

Robyn April 18, 2016 at 3:37 PM

YES!! I love when you rain books on us Maryse!

I’m reading Bounty right now and am loving it!

Ela April 18, 2016 at 3:45 PM
Fabi April 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM

I read Kept that Jean mentions above. Another great rec from her. Definitely worth jumping on that sale price.

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Ela I think I just got lucky with my first couple of mm reads. I read Lover at Last and then a year or two later I read Try due to all the recs it got here. That’s all it took. I was hooked.

Ela April 18, 2016 at 4:16 PM

I actually have Try so I MIGHT give it a “try”???

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 4:21 PM

It’s an all-time favourite Ela. One of the few that go into my re-read pile.

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Maryse, I must be channeling Amy, because I was laughing so hard at your IPSY comment. My first thought was oh we get it at different times of the month, then —> “it’s bigger than I expected but nice and soft” and “I had to get right in there with this big thing” Good god, I need a glass of wine or something. *reads Jean’s comment about hawt book*

I agree on the concealer- I’m still looking for the miracle one and the Tarte lippy is intense, but I toned it down with a neutral lip gloss from Laura Mercier, that happened to be the freebie this month at Sephora. I tried my pur-lisse mask last night. Nothing dramatic, but skin feels soft.

Now off to P.T. for my elbow… :(

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 6:15 PM

hahahaha Cheryl. I can tell we’re all missing Amy.

When you find that miracle concealer, would you please let me know? Like Maryse, I don’t wear foundation. Only a little powder so those concealers are imperative. :-/ I’m always looking for the next better one.

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 6:15 PM

awww, I just read your last line. I hope you get better soon. :-(

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM

LOL Cheryl!!!!! I totally didn’t re-read it… GAH!!!

Amy’ll jump in here soon enough, ’cause that was definitely laden in unintended, but totally obvious, innuendos. :P

I’m bad!!!!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 6:46 PM

*rubs “Manny” on Cheryl’s elbow for snuggles and feel-betters*

Grey April 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM

THANK YOU Cheryl… good grief, I thought I was the *only* one thinking that when I read Maryse’s post… *giggle*

Crazy busy day here, but… I started The Man I Love, by Suanne Laqueur last night.

bev April 18, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Cheryl with the innuendo today.

bev April 18, 2016 at 7:13 PM

LMAO. You actually did it.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Tee heeeee!!!! Yep! :P

How ya like me now? ;)

Amy April 18, 2016 at 7:26 PM

“…it’s bigger than I expected but nice and soft.”

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Lady, there is NOTHING nice about it being soft

*falls over cackling*

That was awesome…seriously, I needed that today. *raises strawberry lime moscato cocktail*

If you loved that Tarte lip crayon (my LORD but I love Tarte lip crayons) then you *have* to try the Tarte Lipsurgence matte lip tint in Exposed…I. Am. In. Love with it. It is weightless but fully colors the lips, and it even makes my thin lips look full. And it lasts hours with very little touch-up needed. I put it on in the morning before school, and 6 hours later it is still there and beautiful.

Theresa April 18, 2016 at 7:29 PM

S C Stephens book Furious due out in August just took orice drop to 4.99

bev April 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM

You are the best!!!

And…doesn’t it look good.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Amy… I must have it. I LOVE the feel of this Tarte – barely there and full coverage, so now I’m looking yours up.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Thank you Theresa!!! Awesome find! I’ll post it in tomorrow’s main post.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:41 PM

bev it looks fantastic!

Amy April 18, 2016 at 7:41 PM

And Cheryl and Fabi…Urban Decay Naked Skin weightless complete coverage concealer is AMAZING.

Okay, so No Angel and Didn’t I Warn You (hot damn that one sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic mind screw) are definite clicks for me!!! :D

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:42 PM

AMY!!!!!!!! AmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyYYYY!!!

That is my BELOVED favorite lip color. It. Is. PERFECT!!! I’m gettin’ it!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Holy MOLY it’s perfect.

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Fabi, thanks. The elbow is much better; hopefully soon done with PT.

Theresa, it does look good and I want it now, BUT, it says first in a series. UGH!! *damn series and CH*

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 7:45 PM

And Maryse thanks for the Manny rub-down!!

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:46 PM

Wow… ALL the colors in that line are perfection. I’m also very much in love with “Envy”

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 7:47 PM


Achiaote <— however you say that. Okay yeah… this is a dream lippy line!

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Amy, I have been using Makeup Forever Full coverage concealer, but I am almost out of it, so I’ll be looking at the UD one this week at Sephora. Is the Tarte lip crayon still available in Exposed. I didn’t see that color in the Lipsurgence matte lip tint, but I did find it in the Tarte Power Pigment twist-up pencil.

Amy April 18, 2016 at 8:01 PM

Maryse, right?? RIGHT?!? And…and…AND they have a minty feel and slight scent to them which I love! I also have Hope and Envy and a couple others which I can’t remember the names of right now (and they are beautiful as well) but my everyday fave is Exposed. GAH! You will LOVE Exposed. :D

I’m tellin’ ya, Tarte is becoming one of my favorite lines. The eyeshadow palettes are to die for, and the color payoff is incredible.

I’m looking at my stack of textbooks and The Mistake I Made on my iPad…guess which one is going to win. ;)

Amy April 18, 2016 at 8:08 PM
Amy April 18, 2016 at 8:11 PM
Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 8:21 PM

I LOVE those Amy!!! These would be same as the Lipsurgence matte I’m guessing.

I just watched a video where she used the Exposed along with The Tarte Lipsurgence lip tint in Peaceful- great nude lip with some shine. Love a nude lip. My usual standby is UD Revolution Lipstick in Naked. It’s a nude-pink.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Okay I have one of the sheet masks on and I look like that psycho that likes to wear other people’s skin…

“It puts on the lotion or else it gets the hose again!”


bev April 18, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Oooh. Post a picture.

bev April 18, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Unless you are actually wearing somebody else’s face.

Amy April 18, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Cheryl, that UD shade is gorgeous!! I have the lip gloss in that shade but not the lipstick…guess I need to add that to my cart now as well!

*sigh* My Sephora basket is up to $236. Do you have any idea how badly I want to click the checkout button??? Self control…must use self control…

Amy April 18, 2016 at 8:58 PM
bev April 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Amy???? What the heck is that??? Why did you put that in my eyes? Why?
You owe me now. You need to go watch the first episode of Sherlock.
Jeez I kept clicking on it, like 3 times, trying to click on Maryse link.

Amy April 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM

*snicker-snort* No can do, my dear…Bates Motel is up next for me. ;)

Amy April 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM

And I’m totally cackling (literally) at your reaction. :P

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 9:13 PM

Amy that was funny, but awful.

Maryse that’s what I said about the mask!! Friday the 13th Jason mask looking. My kids laugh at me every time and my hubby just shakes his head. *pfbtttt what does he know about beauty*

Cheryl April 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Amy speaking of Tarte did you see the giveaway on IPSY?

bev April 18, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Won’t be as good. Nope.
*blows raspberry*

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 9:37 PM

Thank you Amy. I’ll try the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer next.

Maryse April 18, 2016 at 9:42 PM

I want ALL the Tartes.

I don’t want that creepy jacket-chest guy. *shudders*

Fabi April 18, 2016 at 9:43 PM

I HAVE to get tarte LipSurgence matte lip tint in Exposed. That one is gorgeous. Amy, is it really flat though? I like a little gloss to my lipcolors and I live it when I don’t have to add a gloss over them.

bev April 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

I just aw Eidolon by Grace Draven is live at amazon.

Amy April 18, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Fabi…it is pretty matte but not really a dry matte, if that makes sense?

Lisa April 19, 2016 at 4:33 AM

Ela thank you darling for that perfect ‘mun’ visual for Deke. Yum.

Fabi April 19, 2016 at 6:59 AM

That makes perfect sense Amy. Thanks.

Fabi April 19, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Late for work today. I KNEW that would happen when I started reading First and First. Holy hotness, I can’t break away.

I saw a reviewer’s comment that said this book will make you conceive so read it with birth control. haaaa she wasn’t kidding

Maryse April 19, 2016 at 11:12 AM

NICE!!!!!!! :P

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