Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 02-26-18

by Maryse on February 26, 2018 · 54 comments

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! GASP!!! eekeekeekeek TILLIE COLE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!!! Crux Untamed (Hades Hangmen Book 6) ➔ ➔ ➔ ➔

“Elysia ‘Sia’ Willis lives a solitary life. The only person in it is her big brother, Ky, vice-president of the infamous Hades Hangmen. She loves him, but she has absolutely no love for the outlaw MC he belongs to.

Raised in secret by her mother, Sia grew up separated from her brother and distant father. No one knew she even existed.

After the tragic murder of her mother, Sia spiraled into a rebellion against the rules of the Hangmen. A rebellion with dire consequences that now, years later, she still can’t escape…”

Happy Monday!! I’m going into the new week in a delightfully convoluted reading mess. I’m reading TWO books at once, and I’m loving them both, equally. But this is to be expected, as each book is by one of my favorite authors. And now… there are TWO books on today’s list that I’m dying to read (like that one there to left!! Normal girl & a famous star… I LOVE THOSE!!). And a forbidden love one by E.K. Blair!!!! Eeeeeeeeep!!! :D !!!!!

AND!!! For one of the books I’m currently reading, I just posted a BIG AWESOME giveaway (and there’s a goofy video of me in the process of unwrapping some of that giveaway)! LOL!! :P THREE winners for this one (so stay tuned for the post). Check it out and enter here ➔ Rachel Higginson – The Confidence Game Duet Reading Order + a signed duet giveaway & more!!!


  1. One Last Time by Corinne Michaels <— LIVE!!! CORINNE MICHAELS SURPRISE!!! THIS ONE JUST WENT LIVE EARLY! THE SINGLE MOM & THE HOT FAMOUS GUY…. “...between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed. That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet…”
  2. Secret Lucidity: A forbidden romance stand-alone  by E.K. Blair <— LIVE!!! E.K. BLAIR FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!! Oooooh sounds ALL SORTS of angsty!!! :D !!! “…I never could’ve imagined my heart falling the way it did. Hard, fast, and with unbounding beauty. The only problem? He was off limits. Forbidden. But he became my everything, and I became his, so we risked it all. It was only a matter of time until I realized that our risk came with unimaginable consequences…”
  3. The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— LIVE!!! THE 400-YEAR OLD VAMPIRE & THE DANGER-PRONE LIBRARIAN ALERT!! “Who killed Michael Vanderhorst’s maker? It’s a darn good question. But when the trail brings Michael to hellishly sunny Phoenix, Arizona, his biggest problem soon becomes a cute little librarian he can’t seem to stay away from. He’s never met a bigger danger magnet…”
  4. Honor (The Brazen Bulls MC Book 5) by Susan Fanetti <— LIVE!! SUSAN FANETTI BIKER BOOK ALERT!! “...Jacinda Durham doesn’t have a lot of trust to give. With a painful past still weighing on her present, she keeps people at a distance, preferring inconsequential encounters, to guard against the chance of being hurt. The career she’s chosen is another piece of her armor; she makes a living of suspicion. After a blistering-hot night together, Apollo and Jacinda go their separate ways, despite a mutual sense that their attraction is deeper than skin. Then a fateful coincidence throws them violently back together, and Apollo finds himself standing between his club and a woman he barely knows…”
  5. Hotter Than Ever (Out of Uniform Book 5) by Elle Kennedy <— LIVE!!! ELLE KENNEDY ALERT!! HER TWO NEW ROOMMATES… *waggles eyebrows* ;) “...Dylan Wade is no fan of Claire’s, but he can’t ignore the jilted bride in her time of need. Bringing her home seems like a good idea—until he remembers his new roommate. Dylan’s relationship with Aidan Rhodes is…complicated. And with Claire thrown into the mix, life becomes even more…complicated. Claire is blindsided by her attraction not only to Dylan, but also to Aidan, a man she’s just met...”
  6. Masterful Truth (Trinity Masters Book 10) by Mari Carr & Lila Dubois <— LIVE!!!
  7. Where Death Meets the Devil by L.J. Hayward <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE!!
  8. Break the Ice (Bedroom Games Book 3) by Piper Rayne <— LIVE!!! INJURED OLYMPIAN ALERT! His best friend is looking for a boyfriend… “...I’m going to help her comb through every dating app available until she finds the perfect man. What else could remind me of my place in her life more than watching her fall for someone else? I can deal. I’m used to pushing through pain. I’m an Olympian after all...”
  9. F*ck Club: Shame by Shiloh Walker <— LIVE!! HE THREW IT ALL AWAY… “...she has loved him since they were kids—scars and all. He loves her, too. She is sure he does. But Shame will never give in to it. Until one brief, stolen night leads to another…and another. Then Shame decides to throw it all away. Heartbroken, she retreats, intent on trying to heal from this latest rejection. But a phone call in the middle of the night changes everything. Shame is hurt, and he needs her...”
  10. Step Toward You by Liz Ashlee <— LIVE!!! “...Rooney’s mother is dying and Rooney feels like she’s dying with her. It’s not until Silas comes into their lives that any of them start feeling hope—but Silas isn’t ready to let go of the past or open himself up to a future. Sometimes the only person who you want to lose is yourself…”
  11. The Man I Want to Be (Under Covers) by Christina Elle <— LIVE!! THE BRIDESMAID & THE DEA AGENT ALERT!! “…Kenna McCord has bigger issues than running into the gruff, sexy guy who broke her heart. Someone is stealing from wedding guests, including her late mother’s sapphire ring, and Kenna needs to find the thief ASAP. Reluctantly, she agrees to let Bryan use his skills and resources to help with the investigation…”
  12. The Future of Sex: The Complete Omnibus (Books 1-12) by Aubrey Parker <— SERIES BUNDLE IS LIVE!!!The Future of Sex is a 12-part romance/sci-fi series exploring the line between today’s conception of love and the sensations that await us in the future. This Omnibus contains all 12 books in the series.”



PREORDERS (A few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Consequence (The Confidence Game Duet Book 2) by Rachel Higginson – February 27th 2018
  2. Blood Type by K.A. Linde – February 27th 2018
  3. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan – February 27th 2018
  4. At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec – February 27th 2018
  5. Charming Hannah (The Big Sky Series Book 1) by Kristen Proby – February 27th 2018
  6. Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by Lisa Kleypas – February 27th 2018


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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay February 26, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Good morning! I’m 15% in on Secret Lucidity and so far, so good!!

Tasha J February 26, 2018 at 8:31 AM

Hmm, The Librarian’s Vamprire Assistant looks good. I shall try it! Speaking of vampires, I watched The Lost Boys this weekend after hearing about it many times over the years. And, wow. Lol. I watched most of it open mouthed in disbelief, yet somewhat fascinated and intrigued as to where it was going. At one point I looked at hubby and said I can’t believe ppl make fun of Twilight. *shakes head* Another I can put under my sleeve and say I’ve watched it too.

steph February 26, 2018 at 8:42 AM

I want #1, One Last TIme!

MichelleS February 26, 2018 at 9:05 AM

That Vampire Librarian one is by Mimi P! Worth downloading a sample for sure! Love her writing.

Leslie M February 26, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Good morning! *holds out coffee mug for refill please*

One Last Time & Secret Lucidity are on my list.

Special shout out to Nay and her upcoming Heart-iversary (anniversary of heart tranplant). Much love and hugs to you!! *sets off multiple heart shaped glitter bombs *

Nay February 26, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Thanks, Leslie! Tomorrow’s the day! Woo hoo!!! No more monthly appointments (hopefully)!!

Leslie M February 26, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Maryse, what two books are you currently reading? Forgive me if you already said, but I have Monday a.m. brain fog right now.

I pretty much always have two books going at once (’cause I’m crazy like that)….one audio and one ebook.

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 9:25 AM

I’m reading “Constant” by Rachel Higginson (in preparation for the conclusion’s release tomorrow) and I’m reading Tessa Bailey’s latest cop-in-training book. :D I’m loving both.

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 9:26 AM

I want that one too, steph. I’m a sucker for the normal girl and the famous guy love stories!!!

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Gaaaaahhhh I’m also dying to read Secret Lcidity. I feel like I have ants in my pants, ’cause I’m ping-ponging between reads. I want to devour ‘em all at once.

bev February 26, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Tessa…..I still have not read the last Others book.
*hangs head in shame*
However, are we reading the new one together. Yes I know that means days for me and hours for you, lol.

Tessa February 26, 2018 at 10:23 AM

Bev, DEfinitely! That one looks so good. Now, go read the last book. You don’t want the other to spoil the last book.

Tasha, in my defense, it was the first “scary” movie that didn’t give me nightmares. My friends tricked me into thinking it was a peter pan type movie. However, I ended up crushing so hard on Keifer’s character. lol 11 years old and crushing on the bad guy even then.

Tomorrow Blood Type and Consequence will be MINE! :D

Tasha J February 26, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Lol, it has a pretty big following, I think, Tessa so I don’t blame you! It’s just not what I expected at all. They were gruesome though! It was pretty nasty in a couple parts and the action at the end was about the only thing that saved it for me from being a total dud. Interview with the vampire, on the other hand, I watched a cpl years ago and it did live up to the hype for me. I thought that one was fantastic.
Ooooh, I’m drinking hot chocoloate for the 1st time in probably a year. It. Is. FANTASTIC!!

Tessa February 26, 2018 at 11:40 AM

I loved Interview with a Vampire. Don’t go see the Queen of the Damned, though. That one sucked.

Jean February 26, 2018 at 1:45 PM

I want One Last Time!

You guys I’m reading Midnight Valentine and absolutely love it! Read it in less than 24 hours! So so great! I forget who it was here that recommended it, but thank you!!!!!!!

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 1:47 PM

YAY JEAN!!! I have that one. :D !!!

Jean February 26, 2018 at 2:04 PM

Maryse, I freaking love it and I hope you can read it soon!

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 2:43 PM

TILLIE COLE FANS!!! Look what just went live and is a breaking news update up there!! :D

Jean February 26, 2018 at 2:45 PM


Maryse February 26, 2018 at 2:49 PM

I KNEW IT!!! My BFF Sherry is going to lose her mind over this!! :D

bev February 26, 2018 at 4:34 PM

OMG. I am craving cake.


Why am I craving cake?

Why can’t I ever have a sudden and intense craving for carrots?

MichelleS February 26, 2018 at 5:53 PM

Because carrots only come in one flavor: blah. Cake has…. variety!

I’m on to book two in Blackthorn & Grim Series. Not ready to leave this world or these characters just yet.

Amy February 26, 2018 at 7:49 PM

I’m reading Safe and Sound (since I DNF’d the other 2013 read :roll: ) and should be done tonight, and tomorrow I’m starting Secret Lucidity…YAY ME!! Well, yay that I am going to have reading time but not so yay as to why. Whatever, I’ll take it!

And Jean! I’m so thrilled to hear that about Midnight Valentine!! I have that waiting patiently in my library. ;)

bev February 26, 2018 at 8:17 PM

Stupid jerk.

I’m curious as to what you will be able to eat afterwards.

Jean February 26, 2018 at 8:19 PM

Amy, did you have surgery already?

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 8:19 PM

bev… what kind of cake? I love all cake. But I’m wondering what you’re craving, specifically.

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:21 PM

Right?? Stupid jerk. And yours is a jerk, too. Get rid of it. *snicker*

I’ll be on a bland diet initially, but eventually I should be able to eat foods that I’ve had to limit or avoid lately. Oh, and no alcohol for a little while. :cry:

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:24 PM

Jean…I have surgery tomorrow. I’m actually excited to have this done and over with!

Cake…oh yummmmmm. I want some coconut cake right now. No comments from the coconut-hating peanut gallery.

Jean February 26, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Good luck… I’ll be thinking of you! Hope you get lots of reading time. And hey, I’m headed to Nashville this weekend for a week so I’ll have some drinks for ya!

bev February 26, 2018 at 8:28 PM

I was craving chocolate, but I am not buying a whole chocolate cake. By the slice they only had vanilla…so that works to.
I like all cake except cheese, carrot, or cream cheese frosting.
But other than that all kinds of flavors or types.

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Thanks Jean! And have TONS of fun and alcohol in Nashville. :D What are you doing there…vacation, visiting family?

bev February 26, 2018 at 8:30 PM

And now oddly I’m craving lemon pound cake, lol.

Jean, any concerts your going to see?

Jean February 26, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Vacation with my friends and her daughter who just turned 21. First time there….. looking forward to it and just not having to work!

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Mmmmmm…I like vanilla/white cake as well. For a while there was a French Vanilla Duncan Hines (or Betty Crocker?) mix with French Vanilla frosting and OMG!!! It was so freaking good.

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Sounds wonderful, Jean. Friends, no work, and alcohol? Oh heck yeah. ;)

bev February 26, 2018 at 8:37 PM

I’m watching Healer right now.
*cough* Amy *cough*
I love it.
However, I can’t get over the heroine’s skin. I know makeup but still.

Amy February 26, 2018 at 8:39 PM

I told you, bev…I’ll watch it. I’m not turning down the chance at getting a hug from you!

R. Renee February 26, 2018 at 8:40 PM

You guys are killing me with the cake!!!!!!!!!!! I’m drinking Rosé vodka right now which is surprising delish. Longggggg day. :roll:

bev February 26, 2018 at 8:52 PM

I remember Amy. Yay!
Unless you hate it.

Vodka would go with cake. Or peeps oreos. I just saw those and yeah sooner or later……

Jean February 26, 2018 at 8:56 PM

We’re going to the Grand Ole Opry to see Dustin Lynch, Lanco, and some other artists, and then a tour afterwards. They add more artists as the date gets closer. Also going to Jack Daniels distillery which should be cool! Lots of local bands at all the bars.

This weekend I had the BEST bananas foster with the creamiest cheesecake ever! Yum!!!

Amy February 26, 2018 at 9:24 PM

How fun, Jean!!

Rose vodka actually DOES sound good. Alcohol and cake are always a good combination. Or alchohol and Peeps oreos. I’m not picky. :P

GAH!!! I want a drink. NOW. And something sweet. But I’m trying to be good so I don’t feel crappy tomorrow. *sigh*

R. Renee February 26, 2018 at 9:37 PM

It’s slightly sweeter than I expected, but not much. And the Three Olives brand was only $10!

Amy February 26, 2018 at 10:06 PM

I love Three Olives. My favorite is the bubblegum vodka.

R. Renee February 26, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Yasss Amy! That is the best! I’ve only had it with Sprite. Do you mix it or drink it straight?

bev February 26, 2018 at 10:21 PM

I once had bubblegum flavored Oreos.
Not a good combination.
Though they were still cookies so I ate them.

bev February 26, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Does anyone remember bubblegum ice cream?

I used to love that when I was like 6/7.
Now, I’d probably think it was gross. Lol.

R. Renee February 26, 2018 at 10:24 PM

From Baskin Robbins? That was my fave!! Yeah…don’t know if I’d like it now. I used to eat it with Rocky Road!

Jan February 26, 2018 at 10:41 PM

Haha bev. You made me laugh (again) with your bubblegum oreos comment. Yep, if they’re cookies and you’re a kid, you just hafta eat them whether they’re horrible or not. Whoever thought bubblegum oreos was a good idea?????? I think not!

But I will have a slice of that lemon pound cake, please. *passes plate to bev for some cake*

I’ve started my new Lisa Kleypas HR, Hello Stranger, (yes, it’s out already in Australia) and so far it’s LOVELY!! Hoorah! Ethan might be my new fav book husband……..

Northernstar February 26, 2018 at 10:48 PM

I second Jean – Midnight Valentine was just WOW! I couldn’t put it down….The writing was crisp and sharp, and just when I thought I knew where it was heading – it completely took me on a different journey. First book to make my top 2018 list!

Tessa February 26, 2018 at 11:27 PM

Bev, my favorite cake ever was carrot cake cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. *Drools* I’ve had bubblegum ice cream within the last few years. That’s a treat for little dude when he gets his haircut, and it’s not bad. The bubblegum is HARD but I remember it was all about getting gum, not the ice cream.

Maryse February 26, 2018 at 11:29 PM

I remember when I was young, all my life, my dad would buy only Black Forest Cake. All chocolate with the cherries and kind of distinguished and I HATED IT. It was BORING “adult-people” chocolate cake, and yesssssss I forced myself to eat it ;) … but I always wished he’d buy something else.

Yet now… how I would love a HUGE slice. In fact, I totally get his taste for it.

Stupid adulting!!!

Jan February 26, 2018 at 11:52 PM

Haha Maryse. *passes plate to Maryse for some very grown-up black forest cake* I think I can fit in one piece after the lemon pound cake……… :D

Melinda February 27, 2018 at 3:04 AM

Oh Jean, I read Midnight Blue too, I looved it as well. In fact I wanted to read “the little Prince” afterwards as I loved the quotes. I read it in a day too.

I love cooking especially cakes are my favourite. I make a really good chocolate mud cake with chocolate fudge icing and then I put either maltesers or marshmallows all over the top.

Don’t get me started baking and reading my 2 loves. Macaroons, Banana cake, Apricot almond cake, Orange cake.

Maryse “live me” by Celeste Grande, the sequel is out today or tomorrow “Breathe me” I looved that book too.

Leslie M February 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM

I love bubble gum flavored anything. Don’t even care how childish it is. Yummy!!

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