Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 07-23-18

by Maryse on July 23, 2018 · 27 comments

in Latest Book Releases

Good morning and Happy Monday! It’s that time again (earlybird day) and we’ve got a few on here that definitely sound gooooood to me. And since it’s Monday, let’s start off with “Three Things”:

1.) It thunderstormed ALL night (crazy lightening, constant deep rumbling and pouring rain) and my dog Hobbit HATES thunderstorms. So… I maybe got three hours of sleep with all her panicking and the room lighting up every few minutes. *sigh* I’ll sleep like a baby tonight though.

2.) I made lemon-garlic roasted cauliflower yesterday (drizzled in olive oil) and it’s AMAZING. Who knew cauliflower was so good?

3.) I read two books this weekend (well, finished one) and then started and finished another, so I had an excellent reading weekend. In fact, here are both of my reviews in case you missed them: Book Review – That Guy by Kim Jones  AND Book Review – All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover


  1. The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland <— VI KEELAND ALERT!! THE NAKED TRUTH IS LIVE!!! Whooooops. The client she’s pitching to, is her ex… “…After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought… Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook. A man who I’d only just begun to move on from…”
  2. Taking What’s Envied by Alexa Riley
  3. Truth and Lies Duet: Boxed Set by Pepper Winters <— PEPPER WINTERS DUET BUNDLE!!!
  4. Dirty Sexy Player by Laurelin Paige <— COMPETITION TURNS INTO A FAKE MARRIAGE ALERT!! “…The crazy idea? Marry the competitor. Elizabeth Dyson, the bride-to-be in question, is on board with the plan. She wants access to her trust fund and can only get it once she marries. Each has something the other wants – all they have to do is pretend to like each other well enough to tie the knot. Only trouble is, playing fiancé to Elizabeth isn’t quite that simple. Wes finds her sexy and brilliant…”
  5. Ultimate Sacrifice (Men of Courage Book 1) by K.C. Lynn <— LIVE AND HOLY MOLY WHAT A COVER!!!!!!! He’s a Lieutenant “…one fatal call leads to tragedy and a danger they never saw coming. Meanwhile, his personal life is just as destructive. All thanks to the gorgeous sports bar owner he shared an unforgettable night with only to have her slip out on him before the morning sun. Zoey thought she could escape him without a fight but what she fails to realize is Austin doesn’t give up when he wants something, and he wants Zoey…”
  6. Guarded (Hostage Rescue Team Series Book 12) by Kaylea Cross
  7. The Inspector Claims The Vampiress: A Nocturne Falls Universe story by Larissa Emerald
  8. Marrying a Prince (A Fake Marriage Series Book 4) by Anne-Marie Meyer
  9. Flip Trick by Amo Jones <— HER ONE NIGHT STAND TURNS OUT TO BE HER STEP-BROTHER…I’m Amethyst Lily Tatum, and up until this point, I’d managed to maintain a fairly low-key life. I’m what you would call a socially unacceptable hot mess. Instead of partying, I’m skating, flipping ollie’s over guys who loved to underestimate me. Then I started college, met a wild girl who I would soon call my best-friend, had my first drunk one-night stand, left my phone at his house, and then, when I finally managed to meet my mom’s new boyfriend, I found out that my one-night stand, was now my new stepbrother.”
  10. Reckless Attraction Vol. 2: MMA Contemporary Sports Romance by JJ Knight
  11. The Ties That Bind: A Mafia Love Story (The Love Story Series Book 2) by Rebecca Norinne
  12. Stuck On You (Sanctuary Book 3) by Evie Snow
  13. Soulmates by K. Ries
  14. Yours Truly, Cammie by S.J. Sylvis <— HER RULE. DON’T GET INVOLVED WITH A MARINE… “ an attempt to avoid an awkward run-in with a previous blind date, whom I may or may not have abandoned mid-dinner, I found myself standing in an exam room with Lucas Wells. He was exceptionally handsome on the outside, but the second he started to run that egotistical mouth of his, I wanted to do one of two things: smack him or kiss him. Lucas Wells, the United States Marine, has me bending my rule in more ways than one…”
  15. Rebel Heart by LK Farlow <— SHE’S HIS TUTOR… “When AJ Adams is coerced into tutoring Brock Larson, she can’t help but wonder what she’s done to deserve such an epic punishment. He’s the very definition of an All-American good boy—and a total kiss ass. He’s the perfect son, the perfect student, and according to rumor, by far the best golfer the university has ever seen. Puh-lease. If he’s so perfect, why does he need tutoring?”
  16. One More Bad Boy by Nora Flite <— ONE NIGHT WITH HER & IT ALL TURNS OUT WRONG… “…I’m the sole inheritor of his record company. His legacy means the world to me, but in just a few months I’ve managed to lose every artist on his label. I’m screwed, but then I see her videos on Instagram. Amina Richards’ voice is the answer to all my troubles. One quick contract later, and we’re in business. Except… I can’t focus on working with her because I’m busy fantasizing about how soft her lips feel. Sleeping with her is the only way to cleanse her from my system. I get my wish. And it turns out I’m wrong...”
  17. Rock Hard: A Motorcycle Club Romance (The Beasts MC) (Alpha Inked Bikers Book 2) by Zoey Parker
  18. SEAL’s Ultimate Challenge (Take No Prisoners Book 10) by Elle James



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 )

  1. Four Day Fling by Emma Hart - July 24th 2018
  2. Girls’ Night Out: A Novel by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke - July 24th 2018
  3. A Noise Downstairs: A Novel by Linwood Barclay - July 24th 2018
  4. Believe Me: A Novel by JP Delaney - July 24th 2018
  5. Lost Boy by M. Robinson - July 24th 2018
  6. Royal Bastard (Royals Undone Book 1) by Nana Malone - July 24th 2018
  7. Blind Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 5) by Kelly Elliott - July 24th 2018
  8. Moore Than A Feeling by Julie Richman – July 27th 2018

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 6:28 AM

‘ who came up w/ thmmjSleep like a baby’ <— I looked at that and decided to leave it the mess that it was. That’s the result of my eyes nodding in n out. Bah, I’ll try again in a few hours. Morning!! ;)

Maryse July 23, 2018 at 6:57 AM


Right Tasha? In reality, babies barely sleep (and you are now experiencing this all over again)! LOL!!

But I stick with that saying. ;)

Nay July 23, 2018 at 7:31 AM

Good morning! Poor Tasha! I feel for you!

I’m almost at the end of All Your Perfects–I just love starting a Monday bawling my eyes out! lol LURVing this book!!!

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Ok, I’m back! I’m not always that out of it, but hubs has been working extra hours so I’ve been doing this single style which I’m used to, except for with 3 and a newborn it’s extra exhausting. And we had the busiest day yesterday, my body is sore. Anyway! I’m so glad you read and LOVED That Guy too!! AND The Naked Truth looks good, I’ll download that sample. I’m not quite sure what I’m in the mood for yet.

Theresa silverberg July 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Marsye – K C Lynn ‘s Ultimate Sacrifice is live – wow

Theresa silverberg July 23, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Marsye – K C Lynn’s Ultimate Sacrifice is live – wow

R. Renee July 23, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Maryse, have you ever eaten cauliflower rice? I’ve been buying it in the produce section but just tried the frozen version and it’s just as good, and being frozen I can keep it on hand. I use it ALL the time! Especially when I make “your” pepperoncini roast because I can skip potatoes and pour all that yummy goodness over “rice”! They make a frozen mashed “potatoes” too but I haven’t tried that one yet. This is way cheaper and I don’t see the need to switch. It’s kind of like rice and potatoes in one.

1. I’m PMS’ing today and everything is making me emotional.
EVERYTHING. It’s beginning to get ridiculous.
2. I’m almost through with Elizabeth O’Roark’s Waking Olivia and I LOVE IT! Soooo swoony. I refuse to do anything productive until it’s done.
3. I quit drinking until the retreat because…calories. But I did discover Eliza’s water martinis in HTKARS aren’t half bad! As long as you use sparkling water, a frozen martini glass, and only 2 olives!

Ela July 23, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Soooooooooooo! I guess I’m the last to be reading Beautiful Player???? It’s so cheeky, I love it!

Maryse July 23, 2018 at 1:37 PM

R that is a GREAT idea!!!!

That would be delicious and it would absorb all that meaty-tangy juices.

Ohhhhh now I’m hungry.

Maryse July 23, 2018 at 1:38 PM

Thank you Theresa!! I’m adding it now. :D

R. Renee July 23, 2018 at 1:42 PM

I probably have it at least once a week. Any time I want something with a sauce for sure, but if not, I just add seasonings an make some sort of “rice” pilaf. I want to try a fried “rice” but haven’t yet. Great now I’m hungry.

R. Renee July 23, 2018 at 1:44 PM
bev July 23, 2018 at 3:06 PM

1. I’m slow so I just discovered this song (NOT K pop):

2. Like I said I’m very tempted by a necklace. The Swan egg necklace in silver by Catbird NYC. Just can’t pull the trigger.

3. I read a book Note Worthy and then jumped right into another….yay. Reading Truly by Ruthie Knox. Super breezy.

Theresa silverberg July 23, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Cora Brent is suppose to have a new hook out this week and then another in a couple of weeks.

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 4:49 PM

1. I just cooked my very first filet mignon. Burned half my hand, but it was good.

2. Expensive food is wasted on kids. Lol

3. I’m trying to Circe. The boys are killing me today.

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 4:49 PM

To read Circe

R. Renee July 23, 2018 at 4:52 PM

I love filet. We cook it all the time because for just the two of us it’s usually cheaper than rib eye and NY strip. But last night some friends came over with a sirloin which I’ve always stayed away from and it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had.

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 5:11 PM

I’m not a steak person anymore, because red scares me and well done just ruins the whole thing, but I’ve always only ordered from restaurants or my Mom will cook it because I’m afraid to (I’m no chef, I need specific instructions and I’ll obsessively check meat). And then I came across something somewhere recently that made me want it and I found a really easy recipe so I did it (I bravely ate pink!) But $30 for 4 teeny little steaks! I think maybe a couple times a year. Oven cooking feels safer to me so I did it that way. Maybe there’s a recipe for sirloin in the oven too! Then we can eat steak more often…

Mishmash July 23, 2018 at 5:31 PM

I’m in Pinellas county and yes!!!!! Thunderstorms got me awake at like 3-4am and I’ve been dragging butt all day.

Nay July 23, 2018 at 6:25 PM

I’m done with steak. I like mine rare, but I’m no longer allowed to eat it any less done than medium. Yuck!!

R. Renee July 23, 2018 at 6:28 PM

Nay if you ever get a craving, try the really thin boneless rib eye in a cast iron skillet (heat pan only to 500 in the oven first then sear steak on the stove). We overcook them all the time, it’s almost impossible not to, and I’m like you (almost), I want it medium rare. They are still amazing at that size. It’s like they’re fool proof. And they’re cheap.

Tessa July 23, 2018 at 6:35 PM

BB Reid just released Peer and the Puppet. Wooot!

Tessa July 23, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Oooh And tomorrow The Mafia and his Obsession by Lylah James comes out! Squeee

bev July 23, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Do you ever feel like we just have one huge on going group text thread going on instead of posting on a blog?

Tasha J July 23, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Who here has Nespresso? I’m trying to pick a machine and I can’t remember what someone said they used.

Leslie M July 23, 2018 at 8:44 PM

Yes Bev, totally!

Tasha, I think it was Kooloo with the Nespresso.

Amy July 23, 2018 at 10:02 PM

Yep bev, except the comments here are easier to scroll back through than a group text thread. ;)

Now all we need are alerts on our phones when there is a new comment. Good lord, our phones would be going off constantly. *giggle*

By the way…hi everyone!! *waves at everyone* Miss all y’all.

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