Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 05-28-18

by Maryse on May 28, 2018 · 44 comments

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Hi guys!!! I’m here (just indulging in this awesome Memorial Day holiday) – Happy Memorial Day!!!

I’m working on this earlybird list as we speak, but I decided to post it now since it’s already nicely loaded. Keep checking back. There’s more to come!


  • Screwed by Kelly Jamieson <— FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! HE’S IN LOVE WITH HIS BEST FRIEND’S WIFE… and now they just divorced. “...Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash. Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners...”
  • Still Life (Still Life Series Book 1) by Isobel Hart <— A VIRUS OUTBREAK THAT ONLY AFFECTS MEN… EEEEEEP!!!! I LOVE these kinds of books!!! ”When Samantha Davis and her boyfriend are involved in an accident, on the same day a new virus is identified, his recovery appears to be a miracle. Until he turns on her. Determined to understand the changes in him, Sam joins with others to uncover more about the virus. But the knowledge they gather poses a threat. The infected men want to stop them. And soon...”
  • On Highland Time by Lexi Post <— TIME TRAVEL!!
  • Rebel Prince by Julia Evans
  • Dancing With The Prince (Royal Secrets Book 2) by Kennedy Larsen
  • Becoming Royal: A Bad Boy Baby Romance (Royal Wedding Romance Book 1) by Meghan Zane & Anastasia Slash
  • Wolf of her Own (Salvation Series) by N.J. Walters <— HE’S AN OUTSIDER IN THE PACK & SHE ESCAPED HER ABUSIVE EX… “..After escaping her abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and seriously handsome Mikhail...”
  • Secure Love: Stranded Billionaire Romance (Wet & Wild Series Book 3) by Lexi Timms
  • A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!!
  • Venerated: A Dark Romance (Hell’s Bastard Book 5) by Emma James
  • Prison Promise (Prison Saints Book 1) by Demi Vice <— HE PROMISED HIS CELLMATE THAT HE’D FIND HIS SISTER... “…Find his sister, give her a letter, and leave. Easy, right? Wrong. Nothing about Ahri was easy. She’s a stubborn beauty, an intoxicating mystery, and a feisty fury. She’s a hot mess with a life to match it. Two full-time jobs, school, no sleep, and a diet composed of ramen and energy drinks. She was nowhere near perfect. But perfection was overrated, and Ahrianna Lore was underrated. I went along with the lie of who she thought I was. Just some guy looking at the apartment next door…
  • Sin (The Sin Duet Book 2) by M. Malone & Nana Malone <— “*** The epic saga Shameless fans have been waiting for!!”
  • Stars and Constellations (Light in the Dark Book 6) by Micalea Smeltzer <— BOOK BUNDLE ALERT!!Stars & Constellations is a bundle that includes Xander and Thea’s two books from the Light in the Dark series–When Stars Collide (book 2) and When Constellations Form (book 4). These two books can be read together separately from the rest of the series. This special bundle also includes an exclusive short story.”
  • Making Up (London Celebrities) by Lucy Parker <— LUCY PARKER’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! She gets the push she needs to be at the top of her star power game again… but now she has to work with HIM! “…Trix is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight, it’s exactly the push she needs. But the joy over her sudden elevation in status is cut short by a new hire on the makeup team. Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete dickhead and—in an unexpected twist—an enragingly good kisser…”
  • Her Lawman by Hildie McQueen
  • Tuck Me in Tight (The Claire Goodnite Series Book 2) by Jennifer Rebecca
  • The Dragon From Paris: A Sexy Dragon Romance by JJ Jones
  • One Night Wife (The Confidence Game) by Ainslie Paton <— SHE’S TRYING TO DRUM UP MONEY FOR HER CHARITY & SETS HER SIGHTS ON HIM… “…Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes. But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.”
  • Bitten Under Fire (Bravo Team WOLF) by Heather Long <— SHE WAS KIDNAPPED & HE SAVED HER… and now he’s living across the street!! “...she returns to Texas, the last person Bianca expected to see was Sergeant Carlos “Cage” Castillo, the member of Bravo Team WOLF that helped rescue her. Nevertheless, there he is, living across the street from the house she just bought. The coincidence is alarming, but she has to admit, his presence isn’t entirely unwanted. But there’s something off about Cage—the way he can move without a sound or the weird way his eyes seem to almost glow at times…”
  • Unhinged Trilogy by Nicole Edwards writing as Timberlyn Scott <— NICOLE EDWARDS TRILOGY BOOK BUNDLE ALERT!!! She’s supposed to be off limits…. “...I met her in a dream. Never would I have expected her to step right into my reality, though. But she did. Although I can’t explain why, Payton Fowler makes me want things I never imagined I could have. She soothes the chaos in my head. But she doesn’t know who I really am, and she doesn’t see the darkness that lives inside of me…”
  • Mr Masters by T.L. Swan <— LIVE!!! T.L. SWAN’S LATEST!!! He’s a widowed Judge and she’s his new nanny… “…When I lied on my resume, I didn’t expect it to matter. I mean any child would love me; I was born to be a nanny. I applied for a position working for a woman, or so I thought. But Julian Masters is definitely all man…”
  • Fast Vengeance (DEA FAST Series Book 7) by Kaylea Cross
  • Drake Forever: Book Seven in the Unrestrained Series by S.E. Lund
  • Sweet Forgiveness (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 10) by Jean Oram
  • More From Life: A Funny and Feel-Good Romantic Comedy by S J Crabb
  • Brass: Ruthless Bastards (RBMC Book 6) by Chelsea Handcock
  • Mine After Dark: A Gansett Island Novel (Gansett Island Series) by Marie Force <— MARIE FORCE’S LATEST!!! She’s done with the drama and taking an escape time-out! “...Enough is enough for Nikki, who quits her job and heads for her happy place—her grandmother’s oceanfront home on Gansett Island, hoping she might run into the sweet, sexy guy who fixed the roof last fall. She liked talking to him and wonders if he stayed on the island for the winter. She really hopes he’s still there…”
  • Breathless: A Young Adult Reverse Harem Anthology of Paranormal and Fantasy Romance
  • Deceived (Tactical Enforcers Agency Book 2) by Erika Reed
  • Capture Me by Amber Thielman <— SHE OFFERS A STRANGER A RIDE & HE KIDNAPS HER!!! She’s got her life together on the outside but is terribly abused by her fiancee... “...She impulsively offers a handsome hitchhiker a ride to the next town. Logan seems kind, charming and sexy as hell until he pulls a weapon, forcing her to drive him across the country. Logan has no intention of hurting anyone. Falsely accused of his sister’s murder, he’s on the run and in a race to find the true culprit. As law enforcement closes in, Kass and Logan forge a deep connection...”
  • Wreaking Havoc (Dead Presidents MC Book 2) <— HE JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL & SHE’S A BOOKSTORE OWNER... “Fresh out of jail, Dead Presidents MC Sargent at Arms, Marcus “Havoc” Wilson, is trying to lay low and keep his PTSD-induced temper under control while helping other military veterans rejoin society. In search of relaxation techniques, Havoc stumbles upon an alluring bookstore owner with a violent past of her own who’s able to calm him down in ways he’s never experienced...”



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 (look what’s going live at MIDNIGHT!! :D )


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D.G. May 28, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Good morning! *sets coffee on table*

Maryse May 28, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Good morning D.G.!!!!!

*secretly sneaks a sip of D.G.’s coffee*

Cheryl May 28, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Happy Memorial day and no school day!! *drinks coffee*

Have been listening to Waking Olivia while cleaning and decorating porch. Forgot how fun and productive it is to listen to a book.

Now to make some crepes…

Tasha J May 28, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Mmm crepes! I haven’t had one since we visited Maine a few years ago. There was a shop that made anything crepe, savory crepes…didn’t even know they existed that way. It was heavenly. Pass the crepes, please! :)

MichelleS May 28, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Happy Memorial Day! I love crepes, pass some over.

I’m reading Ravenheart (Crossbreed #2). Spinoff series of one of my favorite series ever, The Mageri Series. Anyhoo, got sidetracked months ago, and have no clue why, because I LOVE CHRISTIAN POE.

Nay May 28, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone gets to get out and do some celebrating today!

It’s a day of rest for me. I’ve had ‘the crud’ for THREE weeks now. Loving my new heart, but this suppressed immune system is for the birds!

I’m reading Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling and really enjoying it. It’s a great forbidden, teacher/student storyline with a very mature 18 y.o. male student whose family is involved in an MC. The alpha writing reminds me of KA A LOT and in a great way (usually when I get ‘like KA’ recs, they don’t much remind me of KA.) I’m halfway done, and so far, so good!

Grey May 28, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Tomorrow, Master of My Heart by Marissa Honeycutt (book 2 Finding Sabrina series) goes live. I beta read this book and helped a bit… So yeah, this one is dark y’all… *tosses some dark shiny sparkles* Not sure if you remember Master of My Body, the novella that came out last summer, well this is the follow up book.

MichelleS May 28, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Nay – speaking of KA feel, teacher-student who is super mature member of a MC… Bastards of Boston Book two… it was great!

Tessa May 28, 2018 at 12:10 PM

I adore crepes! I have to admit, I especially love the ones at IHOP that have the Sweedish pancakes which are crepes with lingonberries. YUM.

My niece and sister-in-law swear by one we had at the fair, with egg salad in it. It was only one year, and every year since, they look for it in vain hopes to have it again.

Ashley May 28, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day! I’m so excited that The Hating Game is on sale, I’ve had it in my wish list FOREVER. Screwed looks really good, I may try that one or One Night Wife by Ainslie Paton sounds interesting and that just came out. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.

Today is a semi lazy day for me. Laundry, quick trip to the grocery store and reading is on the agenda. If I get super ambitious I may fold some of the winter laundry (it’s clean!) and put that away. Yesterday I went to my parents house in Door County, they live on the bay so it was cooler there than the 95 degrees it was in town. I got a nice slight sunburn on the alabaster part of my farmers tan…so I got some color! Those tan lines from my work uniform are super sexy!

Ashley May 28, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Also, now I want crepes.

Robyn May 28, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Mmmmm….Nutella and strawberry crepes or bananas with cinnamon sugar…yummy!

I’m reading The Idea of You. I just started last night and it’s already keeping me engaged. I had a hard time putting it down to go to bed! I keep thinking of me with a twenty year old….like my son and it ruins the fantasy! LOL I’ll let you all know how I liked it.

I one clicked Mr. Masters. It looked good. A ditzy nanny and a single man Judge. The blurb sounded funny.

Also, on May 29th, Suzanne Wright has another Phoenix Pack book coming out called Wild Hunger. So if you like her series pre-order is up.

Have a great Memorial Day everyone!

Nay May 28, 2018 at 12:53 PM

At first sight, I read it as ‘creeps’! Just sayin’…

Tessa May 28, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Robyn, I just finished book one this week and have book two ready. Though, eight books? GEESH. lol It’s gonna take me a while to finish them.

Nay May 28, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Oh, and I also love crepes, but I HATE pancakes.

Nay May 28, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Michelle–I marked the first Bastards book the last time you mentioned it. I’ll move it up on the tbr–thanks! I had a heck of a time finding the series, though, because on GR, it’s just ‘The Bastards’, and on Amazon, the first two books are ‘The Bastards’ but the 3rd is ‘The Bastards of Boston’, so for anyone who’s trying to find it, the series is by Carina Adams.

Robyn May 28, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Tessa- the Phoenix series is so good, it will go fast. Also, try SW’s Mercury Pack series. It’s kind of a spinoff of the Phoenix Pack.

I forgot to tell you guys I finished War Storm, the last book in the Red Queen series. This book wrapped things up quite nicely. Victoria Aveyard has a gift for writing. Her words and story flow so easily. I love a book where I can just read, not having to stop for grammar or continuity mistakes. I got so involved with the h, Mare’s cause and all the people she pulled into it with her, especially Cal, the H. These books had everything in them that I love, except sexy times, which were only alluded to because this is a YA book. That was okay because there was so much other stuff going on that kept me enraptured. Beautifully written series, I highly recommend it!

Tasha J May 28, 2018 at 1:18 PM

I’m not too far in Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet, but am still loving it. It’s not what I thought it would be, it’s been so long since I even read what it was about, I just basically went in blind, and it’s one of my favorite fantasy subjects! Yay! I haven’t read very many w/angels, fallen angels, demons or in this case Chimaera, but it fascinates me and I’m liking the different spin on this one. And the writing is so good too!

Tasha J May 28, 2018 at 1:36 PM

I’m also trying to file the babe’s nails (while I can’t even file my own), it’s going fantastic! Lol
I have a super fun game for anyone who wants to play… it’s called baby playlist! I just got Prime over the winter and only just downloaded the Amazon music app a cpl months ago. Alexa plays it to calm and drown out everyone’s noise. I don’t buy the music, I only download the free songs and I add them very seldomly. I always see you musical gurus comparing songs and artists and sharing playlists so I thought maybe you could help- these are some of the artists I have and like to listen to the most: Passenger, Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Maren Morris (1 of hers) Keith Urban (1 of his too), For King and Country. I like slower, soothing music. A little folksy. I have upbeat too, but these are mostly for the purpose of naps.

Tessa May 28, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Robyn, I’ve read her Deep in Your Veins series up to three (I have to read four and five still. Three ended the first arc.) and I have read her Dark in You series. :) The Mercury Pack will be after the Phoenix Pack. So far, my favorite is the Dark in You series. :D That one I could read about that couple for years and years.

Also, I still need to read King’s Cage. I had forgotten some of the secondary characters and that made it confusing when I got to about 30%.

Tessa May 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Tasha, and that’s why even with the slow part, I REALLY do want to continue the series. :) The writing is fantastic and the world is so memorable.

Hmm, I gotta think as far as soothing songs. I usually just sing to babies and the collection I’d sing were sometimes odd. O Holy Night, Silent Night, Missing by Evanescence (which if you look at the lyrics is kind of warped), You are my Sunshine (again, second set of lyrics… warped), All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera, The Leaving Part 2 by AFI… You get the idea. So I’ll try to think of some that would work that aren’t those.

bev May 28, 2018 at 2:23 PM

I have got to go to Prince Edward Island some day.

Amy let’s go next summer, ok?

Or Jan? Are you an Anne fan?

Tasha? How about it Maryse? Have you been?

Leslie M May 28, 2018 at 2:41 PM

I want crepes!!! Yum

That “Screwed” book up there sounds like good one.

Nay, so what is happening with your immune system? I thought that since you werent having rejection issues that all was good? I hope you are ok.

Haven’t done much reading this weekend. But I did just plant my basil, mint & rosemary.

bev May 28, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Hmm. Let’s see.

Western Skyline by Dawes.
Sing to Me by Walter Martin with Karen O. From a great children’s album, btw.
Fields of Gold and What a Wonderful World by Eva Cassidy. Live from Blues Alley versions if you can.
Dark Side of the Moon by Chris Staples
12/17/12 by the Decemberist
Thirteen by Big Star
Reflecting Light by Sam Phillips…from one of my favorite Gilmore Girls scenes
Chariots Rise by Lizzie West
English Rose.. The Paul Weller acoustic live version from Days of Speed.
Golden by My Morning Jacket
Can’t Go Back Now by The Weepies
Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch

Amy May 28, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Good morning ladies!! Er, well, it’s morning for me as I just woke up not long ago. :oops: Oh well, looks like it’s crepes and coffee ‘round here today so YUM!!!

We just came back from a much-needed vacation/road trip, and we’re exhausted but SO refreshed as well. Hence the sleeping in today. ;) Now I have to tackle our vacation laundry, go grocery shopping, and wade through the past week’s posts and comments.

Anyone want to give me a roundup of the happenings from the last week? Any books everyone (or close to everyone) is going nuts over? How about a recap of the chatter…bev?

Amy May 28, 2018 at 3:43 PM

And yes, bev, I’m down for a trip to Prince Edward next summer. I’ll even take an Ambien on the flight over so I don’t talk your ear off. *giggle*

bev May 28, 2018 at 4:18 PM

The biggest news is the blog baby. Tasha shared pics on one of the posts. He is beautiful. :)

Um…other than that it’s been quiet and I’ve been in lurker/slump mode and not keeping up. :/

I can tell you what I wanted to happen:

I asked Maryse to get a blog puppy and name it St. John.

She said No.

I asked Maryse to watch My Ahjussi.

She said No.


Maryse is grumpy. ;)

bev May 28, 2018 at 4:19 PM


Some people suggested Maryse take Ambien.

She said No.

Nay May 28, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Leslie–my heart is great (thank goodness!), but in order to keep my body from rejecting it, I have to take two different immunosuppressants. I started out taking 12/day of one and 6/day of the other, and I’m down to 8/day and 4/day, but my immune system is still suppressed.

Since I’m sensitive to bacteria/germs, I have to be really careful about being around sick people, consuming unwashed or non-pasteurized foods/drinks, and I can’t eat any meat that’s not fully cooked (I quit eating steak because I only like it rare). I also have a bunch of other restrictions.

At times, it’s a bit of a pain or an inconvenience, but I’ll take whatever to be alive, and fingers crossed, as time passes, they’ll continue to go down on those meds. At least I can eat salt and drink as much fluid as I want now! lol (although I still don’t overdo it.)

Nay May 28, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Yeah, if you’re concerned with sleepwalking, Ambien isn’t the one to take.

That reminds me–Maryse, my doctor prescribed me a different one, I’ve only taken a half a pill a couple of times and I didn’t sleepwalk, but I’ll keep you posted. It’s back in my room, and hubs is napping, but I’ll post the name of it in a bit.

bev May 28, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Now I’m imagining Amy sleepwalking on a plane.

The idea of sleepwalking freaks me out.

Tasha J May 28, 2018 at 6:46 PM

I’ve never been to Canada, I’d need a passport, but it looks amazing! Looks warm in the pictures and I’ve always pictured Canada cold.

Tasha J May 28, 2018 at 6:47 PM

P.S. Thanks for the song recs!!:) I’ll be looking them all up over the next week probably

Cheryl May 28, 2018 at 7:11 PM

Reminds me of the book I’m reading now- the h sleep runs.

Made sweet and savory crepes this morning. Sweet- creamy brie (sweetened with confectionary sugar) and nutella with strawberries and bananas. Savory- southwest- seasoned sausage and veggies with mexican cheese and salsa. Yum! Sweet one is my favorite, although I usually use a cream cheese filling, but was out so substituted the creamy brie.

bev May 28, 2018 at 7:43 PM

Cheryl, that sounds so good. The crepes not the sleep running. Again, terrifying.

I love Anne of Green Gables and h
ave always wanted to go. The heroine in the book I just read also loves her and at the end went. It gave me the itch.

Tasha,I hope one or two are to your taste.

R. Renee May 28, 2018 at 9:12 PM

You guys all suck. I’m sitting at Sonic right now waiting for my hot fudge shake because of all this crepe talk.

Maryse May 28, 2018 at 9:29 PM

*I must avoid the yummy desserts talk*

Maryse May 28, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Which one is it Nay? And yes, I used to be a frequent sleepwalker as a child, so I know Ambien is risky for me…

Maryse May 28, 2018 at 9:32 PM


I just read bev’s grumpy version of me. ;) Actually I have been a tad grumpy in the last 2 weeks. Interestingly enough it appears to correlate with my Keto experience. Mind you, it’s working and I AM sleeping better.

Go figure!

bev May 28, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Is that why you are doing keto? To sleep better? Did you have that keto flu?
I think my gallbladder would explode, lol.

Jan May 29, 2018 at 3:22 AM

bev, honestly, I haven’t read Anne since I was quite a young girl (so, just a couple of years ago LOL). But I do remember loving her. I’d be up for a visit to Prince Edward Island. Amy, we could chat on the flight over. No need to drug up.

All this talk of crepes is making me soooo hungry.

Leslie M May 29, 2018 at 5:25 AM

Funny about all the Canada talk…we (hubs & son) were just talking about a summer vacation there. But none of us have passports. Its been so long since I traveled. Back in the day no passport needed for Jamaica or Canada. (the only non US places I have been) Anyway, we were thinking Niagara Falls.

Bev, did someone hack your GR account? Hee hee There were quite a few books checked as “read” and I thought you were in a slump? ;)

bev May 29, 2018 at 7:21 AM

I read this weekend.

Knock on wood.

And put in others I’d read this year.

I’m up to a whole 11 books for the year. Lol. And *sigh*.

But it felt like being me again.

Leslie M May 29, 2018 at 7:29 AM

Yay Bev!!! At least you are reading!!!

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