Monday Early Bird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 02-11-19

by Maryse on February 11, 2019 · 38 comments

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Good morning and Happy Monday everyone!! The early bird book releases are exciting today!! Some angsty-sounding choices (unrequited love!!) and dark reads (like that one to the left)! :D Plus a few of our favorite authors in the bunch too.

But first… Three Things:

1.) I cooked up a storm yesterday now that I can have groceries again (I have my fridge and I LOVE IT!! It’s got TONS of space in it even if it is a side-by-side). It felt so good to get back to my routine. :)

2.) I started watching “Abducted in Plain Sight” yesterday on Netflix and OMG that is just INSANE!!! How the parents allowed this predator so close to their daughter is so scary.

3.) I finished CURVEBALL over the weekend and I loved it! It’s not too crazy or angsty, but has plenty of everything to keep it interesting – she’s the town pariah, and he’s the new firefighter in town and her best friend sets her sights on him. Eeeeep! Oh yes it throws us a few curveballs, for sure! I’d say it has almost has a “Devney Perry” feel to it. HERE’S MY REVIEW.


  1. Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3) by Penelope Douglas <— PENELOPE DOUGLAS BULLY BOOK ALERT!!! LOOK. WHAT. JUST. WENT. LIVE. “I’ve done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get.” *Kill Switch is a romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It is advised to read Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) and Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2) prior to reading this book. Both are available on Kindle Unlimited. P.S. Here’s the Devil’s Night Series Reading Order (and book #1 is super-bargain priced today). :D

GREY: Pen Douglas hit the publish button! Kill Switch will be live … …take all precautions, it is dark and…freaking amazing!

Kelly: OMG OMG OMG I am SO excited for book 3. And it was a surprise. Had NO idea it was being released so soon.

  1. MOTION: Laws of Physics 1 by Penny Reid <— PENNY REID’S LATEST!!! HER BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND… “…When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don’t have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled. Which is why Abram, her brother’s best friend, is such an irritant...”
  2. Locked Up Love by Alexa Riley <— ALEXA RILEY ALERT!! “…When Lizzy Roberts agreed to go on a blind date she never imagined it would turn into such a nightmare. Thankfully she’s rescued by a dark knight named Rocco, but his heroic act is seen as a violent attack after the judge is bought off and Rocco is sent to jail…”
  3. Kayne’s Fury: A Savage Saints MC by J. Lynn Lombard
  4. Devil Souls MC Bundle: Books 1-4 by LeAnn Ashers
  5. Plain Jayne (Friends First Book 1) by Laura Drewry <— UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT AND OMG THAT BLURB!! “…Twenty-five years was a long time to be stuck in the Friend Zone. For the last dozen of those years, Jayne has lived half way across the country, and even though she and Nick have stayed in contact, she hasn’t actually seen him since he kicked her out of his wife’s funeral almost four years ago...”
  6. Space Between: Accidentally His, Romance Novel (Mafia Brothers Book 1) by Harriet Haynes
  7. I Used to Know Him by Airielle Vincent
  8. Star Valley Winter (Outlaw Hartes Book 1) by RaeAnne Thayne
  9. Resurgent (Phoenix Rising Book 3) by Brynley Blake
  10. Lust (The Elite Seven Book 1) by Ker Dukey <— KER DUKEY ALERT!!! “…everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place. Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA. The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh. Easy for a man like me…in theory. She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur...”
  11. Since Last Time: A Second Chance Bad Boy Romance (Second Chance Romance Series Book 2) by Ellie Danes
  12. The Standby Guy (The Men of Lakeside Book 2) by Natasha Moore
  13. Hearts and Wishes by Shiloh Walker <— SHE’S SHELTERED BECAUSE HER FATHER IS FAMOUS… “...Daughter of one of the most famous men in all existence—both real and imagined—she lives in near isolation, stifled by her overprotective father, slowly going out of her mind. The bright spot in her existence is training with her father’s right-hand man, Rhys, although she doubts he’s aware of her crush...”
  14. Deadly Secrets: Paranormal Reverse Harem (Dark Realms Book 1) by Abby James
  15. Spark: A Teacher/Student Romance by Henley Maverick
  16. How Forever Feels (Friends First Book 4) by Laura Drewry <— HER EX’S BEST FRIEND ALERT!! “…She has her new life, her own business, and the best friends a woman could ask for; she doesn’t need anything else. Having Jack Rhodes walk back into her life is wholly unexpected, partly because he’s her ex’s best friend, and partly because he’s stirring up feelings that Maya has no idea what to do with…
  17. Dear Mr. Temporary (The Matchmaker Series ) by Rebecca Gallo
  18. Undoing the Damage (Better with You Book 1) by E.J. Masden
  19. Fake Love by Claire Contreras <— CLAIRE CONTRERAS ALERT!! FAKE RELATIONSHIP… “…In college, I faked being in a relationship with him to get him out of a bind with a classmate. Most recently, I faked a proposal, an engagement, and wedding date. Between the ring on my finger and the home cooked meals every night, I fell for him. So I left, because Cory York is a good friend, but a terrible boyfriend. I had to leave before he broke my heart. We went from best friends to silent strangers. Now that I’m back in town, he wants me to be his plus one for his cousin’s wedding. This time I’ll have to fake not loving him…”



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. Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins – February 12th 2019
  2. Blood Apprentice: An Elemental Legacy Novel by Elizabeth Hunter – February 12th 2019
  3. The Elite Kings’ Club Box Set (The Elite Kings Club) by Amo Jones - February 12th 2018
  4. It Happens (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 6) by Lani Lynn Vale – February 12th 2018
  5. The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters – February 12th 2019
  6. The Right Man by Michelle Mankin -February 13th 2019
  7. The Chef by James Patterson - February 18th 2019
  8. The Risk (Briar U Book 2) by elle Kennedy – February 18th 2019
  9. Talen by Shay Savage – February 19th 2019
  10. Never Tell: A Novel (A D.D. Warren and Flora Dane Novel Book 10) by Lisa Gardner – February 19th 2019
  11. Tinsel (Lark Cove Book 4) by Devney Perry -  - February 19th 2019
  12. Jagged Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan – February 19th 2019
  13. What He Never Knew (What He Doesn’t Know Series Book 3) by Kandi Steiner - February 21st 2019


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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie M February 11, 2019 at 7:37 AM

1, *walks like a zombie to coffee maker*

2, *guzzles coffee*

3, *stares into space contemplating how it’s already Monday a.m.*

bev February 11, 2019 at 7:58 AM

1. I woke a couple times, but able to go right back to sleep. So…Yay!

2. Jan tried a rec and it made me ridiculously happy. The show makes me ridiculously happy.

3. Taemin released a new single. Not sure what I fully think. The song will be on repeat, I think. Need to listen again. But the video has so many visual references to MJ. Yes, he was an amazing talent that influences still, but having seen write ups on the new documentary a couple weeks ago that is were my mind is going.

Tasha J February 11, 2019 at 8:27 AM

1. Free day!! School is cancelled and I’m off work duty! Sort of, there are always things to be done around here, but, yay!

2. For Valentines Day we’re going to an indoor water park. I’m sacrificing my sanity for the children’s happiness. I get raging headaches with chlorine so this feels like a monumentally bad idea.

3. Reading The Wolves of Winter and so far so good! Still watching Glee to satisfy my happy. When are more shows releasing? Seems like not much has come out in a while.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM


I was up by 6:30am and knew I needed to just get going on my day, but wanted SO BADLY to fall back asleep HARD.

Ohhhhh how I give my appreciation and gratitude for coffee.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 8:54 AM

bev YAY!!!!

Also me too. I slept well last night, and even with the few wake ups, right back down again. Even at 6:30am I could have just fallen right back to sleep for another hour at least.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM

An indoor water park? HOW. COOL. :D !!!!

P.S. I love free days.

Leslie M February 11, 2019 at 9:27 AM

You know what always stresses me out the most about Mondays? Meal planning for the week. Lucky for me, I think I’ve got 4 days worth and a grocery list. Yay!

Sausage & peppers tonight, beef stew tomorrow, cheese tortellini Wed. and then baked mac & cheese. Maybe choc fondue for Valentine’s day treat too.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Leslie that sounds amazing. I do all my meal planning and cooking on Sunday’s. Saturday groceries, then Sunday… I pull it all out (crock pot, instant pot, stove top, air fryer, and the oven, and I get to delegating). ;)

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM

I miss baked mac and cheese. *sigh*

Mine will have to be baked cauliflower-and-cheese. :P

bev February 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM

To you all do leftovers?

Tessa February 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Tasha, Glee was canceled a long time ago the year that Cory (who played Finn) passed away. :(

1. First night in forever with no nightmares! YAY!
2. I love Smart and Final. They sell so many different varieties of syrup all year round, including sugar-free peppermint. :) I’m contemplating getting more flavors, but so far peppermint is just making me happy. Also, if you love pumpkin spice, go to your cabinet. I’ve been using a dash of pumpkin spice in my coffee with Truvia and milk, and YUM!
3. Killswitch so far is awesome! It’s what I was hoping it would be, and very dark. *squee*

Tasha J February 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Yum, Leslie your menu for the week sounds delicious! I’m doing spaghetti with meat sauce 1 Day this week, a meal from a local food service tonight (probably loaded baked potato and chicken casserole), and we’re eating out for our mini vaca. I’m totally stopping at chick fil a too! I’ve had it a total of 3 times in my life, so it’s a treat!

Tasha J February 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Whoops, I suppose that statement was confusing. I meant more good shows in general. I’d love Lucifer’s new season to air, or Atypical, or On My Block, a new movie, something. I feel like I’ve watched everything good.
I knew Glee cancelled, I’m only in season 3, but I like to switch it up with other shows too.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM

I absolutely do. I love leftovers. Often, they taste even better the next day. Also, time wise it’s more efficient for me to cook in large batches, and portion them out for the week (freeze some of them too).

bev February 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM

You should try Romance is a Bonus Book.

R. Renee February 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM

1. I listened to The Kiss Quotient audiobook on my drive to Dallas for Holidays with the Belles this weekend and loved it! I thought the narrator was fantastic for Stella. Her “Michael” was lacking a bit, but didn’t really bother me.

2. I ate leftover Chicken Express for breakfast so my week is off to a great start! :D

3. I’m power writing today! And if things go as planned, Nay will have the final in 3 weeks! #woop

Tasha J February 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM

I’ll try it later tonight, Bev!
I just ordered a vday gift box of Universal Yums on a whim, darn ads! Looks like fun though. Anyone ever tried one of those snack boxes from somewhere different in the world?

Michele G February 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM

Homemade spaghetti sauce is cooking in my crockpot today. It makes me so happy. I’ll have spaghetti squash and my boys will undoubtedly need “real” pasta ;-)

I have a few books cooking. One of which is Kill Switch…it’s so good!

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM


SQUEEEEEE!!! :D !!!!!

Jenn February 11, 2019 at 11:46 AM

I was coming on here to say hello and post my three things but just saw R’s post and OMG now that makes my heart happy!!!!! Lucky Nay :-)

Jenn February 11, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Okay so my 3 things-

1-I read Midnight Valentine over the weekend with the girls (MicheleG, Nay, Grey, and Judy-and I think we had a couple lurkers :-) ) I was unsure of my rating on this for a few reasons so I slept on it-although I wanted more at the end it was still a solid 4* for me. I wish I could list all the things I highlighted….some made me cry and others made me laugh.

2-Had a little stressful moment with my fur-baby Sadie yesterday; after a visit to the emergency vet clinic and x-ray’s she is okay. Just have to keep her mellow for a few days for her leg to heal as she hyper-extended it and has not been able to walk on it.

3-Currently finishing up Boys of Bradshaw High and I LOVE IT! Then I am on to Unbreakable by Emma Scott-been dying to read this one but with her books I always like to read them when I don’t have a lot going on because everything seems to suffer in my life when I start anything she writes.

Steph N February 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM

1-Craving some garlic, parm, olive oil and angel hair pasta.

2-Woke up at 7, make coffee, laid down while it perked and woke up again at almost 10! Must have been tired!

3-Looking forward to a weekend in St. Augustine next weekend. I’ve never been.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Oh noooo Jenn!! I’m so glad that’s all it is. My fur-babies are my whole heart and I hate when one isn’t feeling well. It worries me so much.

Maryse February 11, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Now I’m craving that too, Steph! :P

Jenn February 11, 2019 at 1:09 PM

just noticed my error-above…It is *Brayshaw*

I am right with you on that Maryse. I have pictures from when my Mia got bit or stung by something on a walk when she was about 1-1/2 years old and had a severe allergic reaction-she actually was unrecognizable from the swelling by the time we arrived at emergency…I thought I was going to lose her. Still to this day I stress over that because I have no idea what it was that caused it and am prettified of it happening again.

Nay February 11, 2019 at 2:12 PM


Jenn–I decided on 4 for Midnight Valentine too. Just haven’t marked it yet. It’s a quick, angsty at times, well-written AND well-edited read. I recommend to everyone except Leslie (and that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s any certain thing that happens in it–it’s just the general tone of it that I’m pretty sure Leslie wouldn’t care for).

Tessa February 11, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Jenn, does she have an emergency EpiPen just in case?

Okay, music. I just heard Billie Ellish’s Bury a Friend. Honestly didn’t like it because it was more synth than anything, BUT! I think if she didn’t get permission from The Doors she’s going to be sued majorly. The beginning is People are Strange. I thought she did a cover, but nope. The only mention I see is she and her producer wrote it. *shrugs*

Leslie M February 11, 2019 at 4:54 PM

Nay, you are correct! I read spoilers and I am not interested in that one. I love that you know what I like.

LisafromDFW February 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM

My 18 pound dog was attacked by a 150 pound dog while we were walking (on a leash) in my neighborhood. I tried to get between them and got a huge bite on my calf. My husband didn’t understand why I would get between them and I told him I would do it again. I was ok but put on antibiotics for puncture wounds. Ever since though, I’m so stressed when I see other dogs on our walk. I’m prepared to pick her up or throw my body over hers lol!!!!! Puppy love.

Jenn February 11, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Tessa-yes I have one for her but I hope I never have to use it.

LisafromDFW-lol that is so me-I would do that too-this has happened to me 4 times in my neighborhood and since I will not deprive my dogs of their walks-I take my anxiety induced self and go!

Jan February 11, 2019 at 6:08 PM

1. I liked bev’s rec of Romance Is a Bonus Book on Netflix. I will watch more eps. *hugs bev* Thank you. I would never have noticed that show otherwise. bev, you’ve changed your pic on here!

2. Just read a hockey romance recently recced on here. Puck Me Secretly by Odette Stone. Silly book title, but a nice read. New author to me, too.

3. I’m HANGING OUT for the next book in series by one of my fav authors. Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas is out on Feb 19th and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! If any of you remember one of her most loved previous books, Devil In Winter, this one is about Evie and Sebastian’s daughter. It’s a HR, in case you hadn’t guessed…….

Lisa, what a horrible experience. Poor you and your poor little dog!

bev February 11, 2019 at 8:55 PM

Yeah, a pic of the sky when I went for a walk. It probably won’t last long. It is fun to change it up but I also know how I get so used to how everyone “looks.”

I’m glad you liked the show. It makes me want to go coat shopping even though it is now nearing spring. I’m just loving the prints and color.

Tash, I haven’t but have been tempted too. I will look at treats on Amazon and be really tempted to buy. If you do let us know what you get. I do like surprise boxes.
Sort of like how you can order things from famous bakeries. Like a Momofuku cake, but would it live up to hype?

bev February 11, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Tash = Tasha.

I dont even know.

Tasha J February 11, 2019 at 9:41 PM

LOL! What on earth is a Momofuku cake? That sounds like a bad word! ;) Honestly, I wanted to gift it to myself. But, that would be selfish, right? Plus, I seem to lack control when it comes to snacks, they’d be gone in a day or 2 here. But, I will have a taste for sure! This box will be from Italy. I think I should make a real occasion of the day it’s delivered, no?? Then it’d be obvious I want it for me.
My new hobby as of late seems to be searching for books, reading synopsis’ and reviews, adding to tbr and collecting as opposed to reading….then I will read a book or 2 and go back to this. How do I control myself??

bev February 11, 2019 at 10:24 PM

I watched a show recently and they were eating vietnamese spring rolls. I’m not sure I’d like them but keep thinking of them, lol. Well, won’t touch any seafood but could try the ones with pork. They just made them seem so good.

Nay February 11, 2019 at 10:28 PM

Tasha–I’m so great at collecting too. I LOVE to do it! On some days I love it more than reading.

I search for a book that I know is really angsty, then I scroll down the page to the reviews and looks for people’s ‘angst’ shelves and I search them. Then I search Listopia lists.

I do it for whatever trope I happen to be in the mood for, but I’m so sad when I get to someone’s shelf that’s titled something like “angstiest books in the universe” and their GR profile is set to ‘private’ :(

Tasha J February 12, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Yes, I seem to enjoy it too. The problem is, I feel like I’m guiltily wasting time reading about books as opposed to reading the actual books I have. Lol!

JulieO February 12, 2019 at 8:19 PM

I cannot believe how stupid the parents were in ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT. Totally their fault. I don’t care that it was a different time, you don’t let an older male friend of the family do things with and to your daughter like that. Couldn’t believe it!
Sorry, just had to get had out. Of course in my world bad words were said.

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