Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 08-13-18

by Maryse on August 13, 2018 · 29 comments

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Happy Monday and good morning everyone!!! It’s time for our earlybird book releases and a fun little game of “Three Things”. I’ll start. :)

1.) My family is leaving in just a few days and I’m already missing them… It’s been a fun three weeks.

2.) But before they leave, I’m making them Mississippi Pot Roast!!

3.) And… I  read THE BEST BOOK this weekend and it had me in tears, and I just loved it SO HARD!!! This is a must read. Here’s my review.


  1. Unbreak My Heart by Lauren Blakely  LAUREN BLAKELY’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE EARLY!!! They once broke each other’s hearts, and now she’s back but he’s not the same guy anymore… “…There’s so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I’m sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more. She says she’ll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it.”
  2. Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway <— L.H. COSWAY’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! “…Adopting the persona of a woman far more interesting is the only way she can break free of the socially awkward, romantically inept girl she really is. And it’s all going swimmingly until she catches the eye of a man at her local coffee shop. Julian Fairchild has been noticing her for a while and he’s fascinated. Little does he know, the woman he thinks he’s obsessed with is a fake. It’s not long before the jig is up, and Julian discovers Ellen’s true identity. However, he has a proposition…”
  3. Bloodlust By Midnight (Last Witch Standing Book 2) by Deanna Chase
  4. Man Candy (Billionaire Bachelors Book 4) by Lila Monroe
  5. The Runaway Princess Bride (Castles of Dallas Book 3) by Lenora Worth
  6. Trapping Wasp (Dead Presidents Book 3) by Harley Stone
  7. One Wild Night: A Wilder Irish short story by Mari Carr <— HE’S GOING TO MARRY THE NEXT WOMAN HE SLEEPS WITH… “…Depressed with his shallow love life, Eric vows to marry the next woman he sleeps with—just before a firecracker confronts her cheating boyfriend at the next table. Intrigued, Eric offers to buy her a beer. Joni agrees on two conditions: She wants tequila, and complete honesty. Joni wants one wild night, but Eric is finished with that. He wants more…”
  8. Midnight with the Devil: A Dark Romance by Emma Castle
  9. Wicked Fae: A Reverse Harem Fantasy (Magic and Dreams Book 1) by Helene Gadot
  10. Catch Him If You Can (Accidentally Yours) by Jennifer Shirk
  11. Wanna Be Yours (Bad at Love Book 1) by Megan Hart <— MEGAN HART ALERT!!!! “…Their meeting isn’t supposed to lead to anything permanent. They’re not supposed to want more than something casual. They’re definitely not supposed to fall head-over-heels for each other. But they do…”
  12. Come Away With Me: The hilarious feel-good romantic comedy you need to read in 2018 by Maddie Please
  13. Deathstalkers MC Box Set Volume Two: Books 4-6 by Alexis Noelle
  14. White Lies: A Forbidden Romance Standalone by Dylan Heart <— FORBIDDENY!!!!! STUDENT-TEACHER ALERT (and marital strife!!) “…when Stassi meets a mysterious stranger at a Friday night football game, she gives into temptation, sharing a single night of passion that’s supposed to last for just one night. Come Monday morning, that sexy and mysterious stranger walks into Stassi’s classroom as the newest transfer student. Kemper Scott is eighteen with a boyish face and the body of a man. He insists that he wants to save Stassi from her broken marriage, but Kemper might not be who he claims to be…”
  15. Sliding Home (Locker Room Diaries) by Kathy Lyons
  16. The One That Matters by Elle Linder
  17. Wild With You by Layla Hagen
  18. Mayhem: A Motorcycle Club Romance (Vipers MC) (The Biker’s Anarchy Book 1) by Heather West
  19. Risky: A Bad Boy Mafia Romance by Ava Bloom
  20. Accidentally in Love with the Pilot by Teri Anne Stanley <— IT’S HER BIRTHDAY & SHE’S IN VEGAS ANNNNNNND NOW SHE’S MARRIED TO A STRANGER… “…Megan Shuttlekrump doesn’t have time for a boyfriend, much less a husband. But a night of celebratory drinks with a handsome stranger ends with a ring on her finger—and no memory of how it got there. Her new “husband” is over the top hot, but he’ll be out of her life once his leave is over. As long as they can find out which of the thousand or so chapels in Vegas married them…”



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 at midnight!!!  :D )

  1. Richer Than Sin by Meghan March – August 14th 2018
  2. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena – August 14th 2018
  3. Trick Play (Mavericks Tackle Love Book 3) by Max Monroe – August 14th 2018
  4. Bishop: An Arizona Vengeance Novel by Sawyer Bennett - August 14th 2018
  5. Dirty, Reckless Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor Book 3) by Lexi Ryan – August 14th 2018
  6. Blind Kiss: A Novel by Renee Carlino – August 14th 2018
  7. Hunter Hunted (The Lizzie Grace Series Book 3) by Keri Arthur - August 14th 2018
  8. Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby – August 14th 2018
  9. Wild Hunger (An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel) by Chloe Neill – August 14th 2018
  10. The Prince: A Wicked Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout - August 14th 2018


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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Nay August 13, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Good morning! Happy Monday! UGH

Leslie M August 13, 2018 at 7:01 AM

*holds out coffee mug*

refill please

Leslie M August 13, 2018 at 8:22 AM

1. Even though its dreary & cloudy, I love that its FINALLY cooled off enough to open windows. Fresh air feels nice.

2. I think I am going to start an “oldie” from my tbr. Beauty From Pain by Georgia Cates. I hope I like it. *crosses fingers*

3. I am having a problem lately where book starts off good, I’m loving story and then at 50%-ish it tanks. Then I am bored and have hard time finishing but refuse to DNF when I am that far in. What’s up with this??? I don’t get upset when I have to DNF if 1st few chapters don’t appeal to me. But to love beginning then turn into snoozefest?!? Grrrrrrr!!! This has happened with 4 books over the last few weeks! WTAF???

Jean August 13, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Happy Monday….(not). The rain is ridiculous here!

Leslie, I loved Beauty From Pain, but never read the third book yet. Hope it gets you out of your slump. I’m guessing you won’t be reading the book Maryse just reviewed, My Oxford Years. I think I have to! When Maryse gives a rating like that, it’s just a no- brainer!

I’m still devouring the Driven series….. on book 3….. haven’t had a lot of reading time, but loving it so much! My perfect broken hero!

R. Renee August 13, 2018 at 10:52 AM

1. I was up in the tree house last night and it started pouring. Then I slipped on a step coming down and today everything hurts. Moral of this story? Martinis are evil.

2. I’m reading Beneath Your Beautiful, a debut by Emory Rose, and I’m loving it. It’s sitting at over 4.5 stars on GR, which is crazy high so I couldn’t resist. Leslie, I think you might like it and it’s on KU.

3. I’m also still reading Ravensong and I don’t want it to end so I’m reading it as slowly as possible. I wish I would have gone back and reread Wolfsong first but I was too impatient.

Tessa August 13, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Wicked Fae. Reverse Harem. fae, KU? *clicks*

1. I finished For Fallon by Soraya Naomi last night. Leslie, it was the opposite of yours. The first half was a snooze-fest. Very light with a hint of something bad about to happen, but it just kept staying sweet. Then, a little after 50%, it suddenly started moving BIG TIME. The only reason I didn’t DNF it was because it’s on so many recs for great mafia books. Glad I didn’t. I have For Luca, the second half, but need a PNR right now.

2. I have two books on pre-order coming tomorrow! *dances* The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill. YAY!

3. SLEEP! Little dude goes back to school on Thursday so the alarm is earlier to prepare. I was up all night reading For Fallon (1 am) that I need SLEEEEEEEEEEEP due to the early wake-up.

Maryse August 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Jean, you have to!!!! It’s just an amazing, well-rounded, heartfelt, LOADED IN FEELS kind of book. ALL the feels. ;)

Tasha J August 13, 2018 at 1:20 PM

1. I’m supposed to be mopping. I’ve done a small square. I’ve already done too many chores today and there are so many more and I’m TIRED!

2. I’m preordering this one today. I saw 1 review a little while ago that related it to The Female of the Species, BUT stands on its own and that’s enough for me.

3. Is summer over yet?? I can’t stand the heat anymore and I’ve already bought so many fall things. I’m ready for corn mazes and food and spooky stuff galore. And leggings. And hoodies. :P

Robyn August 13, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Tessa! Dannika Darks Blackout went live early! It’s book 5 in her Crossbreed series. You are reading this series, right?! I adore this series and Christian Poe! I’m starting it right after I finish my Jane Yellowrock book.

I finally succumbed and bought My Oxford Year. Maryse and her review made it too good to pass up!

R. Renee- I haven’t started Ravensong yet. I’m afraid it will end to soon, so I’m saving it and savoring it in my library. I look at my little shiny everyday! LOL

Jean- speaking of the Driven series, did you know that Passionflix made book one into a movie. They are showing 3 parts now (which is the first half of the book) and the last half in September. It was pretty good.

I did 4 things, instead of three!

Tessa August 13, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Ooooh, Thank you Robyn. *says goodbye to money* lol August is so expensive this year.

Nay August 13, 2018 at 2:51 PM

1) I’m afraid to watch or even look at the previews of Passionflix book movies. I don’t want to ruin the character I have in my head the way Christian was ruined for me.

2) I’m also SO ready for fall. I can’t wait for the temps to stop dropping.

3) I’m finally going to join the party and start Wolfsong today!!

Nay August 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Speaking of Wolfsong–can’t remember if this has been mentioned or not, but it’s on sale at Amazon for $0.99.

R. Renee August 13, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Thanks Nay! Eeep! That’s one of the reasons I didn’t re-read it before RS, because I already had the PB and the e-book was $$. Now I’ll read it after to fill in all the blanks.

Jean August 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM

I did know about the Passionflix movie, but like Nay, afraid it will ruin my images of Colton and Rylee. I love them!

bev August 13, 2018 at 5:29 PM

1. My new favorite coup leader

2. I’m not sure I’m ready to go back to work, but ready for fire season to be over.

3. I hate September but love October.

I haven’t listened to it but the current podcast on Smart Bitches is with the author of that Oxford book.
To read it or not? I have it….

bev August 13, 2018 at 5:36 PM


The GROSSEST thing popped up on my phone.
Seriously, I am so follow the rules it’s not funny. But there was two shows I wanted to watch that are not offered on the legal sites I have. I’ve seen others use them so thought ……I Will do it. Two shows no real problem. I mean those weird adds and pop ups,, but ok.
And then…..No No No No!!!!

Robyn August 13, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Bev- now I want to know what popped up on your phone?!

Don’t watch the Passionflix movies if you think it will ruin your already established ideas of what the characters should be like. Most of the actors are ok, but you will be disappointed. The movies seem to be getting better as more are released. Maybe by the time they get to the really good authors books I like, the movies will be top notch!

Jan August 13, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Now we all wanna know what popped up on your phone bev! But at at the same time don’t wanna know. Let’s not go there. *laughs*

Leslie I understand you!! I quite often feel like that. I try the book sample, looks good, then I get to 40%, 50%, 60% and just get sick of it. All over red rover. Couldn’t be bothered finishing. Sometimes I leave it for a while and come back later. And sometimes I just call it. I do have a special go–back-later GR shelf for just these occasions! Sadly, this happens to me quite a bit :(

bev August 13, 2018 at 5:56 PM

No. No you don’t. It was trying to direct me to a different type of site.
In public. I hope no one was looking over my shoulder. My phone was like….Um, you sure? This could be detrimental to me and you. Think carefully.

I was not thinking anything but ABORT ABORT

Jan August 13, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Oh dear. In public bev. LOL.

Three things:
1. I’m going to the Romance Writers of Australia Conference in Sydney this weekend. Super excited about it. I’ve never been to anything like this before and I can’t wait. Have to make sure I don’t go all fangirly on the authors. But Grace Burrowes will be there – a fav HR author. I’ll try to be mature and well-behaved LOL.
2. One of my sons is home from uni at the moment on mid term break. He has brought his girlfriend with him and she’s just lovely. :)
3. We watched The Empire Strikes Back last night. Old Star Wars movie. Trip down memory lane.

Kathy Phelan August 13, 2018 at 6:36 PM

For those of you with KU, Beth Flynn has put her MC series The Nine Minute Triligy on KU. I have the first book but was holding off until I had all the books. Yeah!

Tessa August 13, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Thank you Kathy! :)

Maryse August 13, 2018 at 8:06 PM

bev. Was it Dr. Pimple Popper?

I need to find a way to BAN THAT from my Facebook feed. Seriously. I die.

bev August 13, 2018 at 8:22 PM

I wish Maryse.

I wish.

Robyn August 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM

Oh Maryse, you sweet thing…Dr. Pimple Popper! LOL
My mind went to waaay darker things than that! Hehe

Leslie M August 13, 2018 at 9:44 PM

Jean, ya….My Oxford Year is not my type of book. ;)

R, A treehouse?!? Is it like a reading fort? Hee hee. I will check out Beaneath Your Beautiful, thanks! I still need to read the vampire biker who snowboards one! *giggles*

Funny you guys mentioned Driven on Passionflix. I meant to ask what everyone thought of trailer. I thought it was (to quote my son’s favorite word) cringey. Pleh!

Bev, my imagination is running wild…

Jan, *hugs* you get me!! :)

R. Renee August 13, 2018 at 9:50 PM

It’s really just a double decker deck in a tree, but I call it a treehouse because it was the compromise for tearing down the one I had as a kid.

I’m almost at 40% and still really liking it, but I got the final ARC of Bring Down the Stars last night and started reading that again too. With an audiobook and Ravensong, that makes 4 books being read simultaneously. It’s a record!

Jan August 13, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Dr Pimple Popper????? Really???? I haven’t come across that one yet (and can I say I hope I never do????) LOL. But I agree Robyn. My mind went darker than that too. Ha ha ha.

I’m unsure about My Oxford Year. I kinda like the look of it, but kinda scared???? Anyway *shrugs* can’t get it on kindle australia till 27th DECEMBER!!!!!! Oh well.

Maryse August 14, 2018 at 5:42 AM

Now I’m DYING to know!!!

Curiosity killed that cat, and all that, but I must know. Maybe you can tell us in code, and we can try to decipher it. :P

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