Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 11-05-18

by Maryse on November 5, 2018 · 27 comments

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Happy Monday everyone! 20 earlybirds just went live so far, and counting (including books by (Stacey Lynn, Tiffany Reisz, Sawyer Bennett, Bethany Lopez). I’ll be adding more if we get anymore surprises. :) Quite a few standouts including a funny sounding Christmas one that I’m totally in the mood to try!

Okay, now time for THREE THINGS:

  1. I saw Bohemian Rhapsody on Friday and it was absolutely fantastic. Best. Movie. Ever! I’d watch it over and over again, and I just can’t stop thinking about it. Nobody got up from their seats at the end, we were all just so stunned and moved and just wanted to continue absorbing it all… and listening to the music. The actor (Rami Malek) that played Freddie Mercury was outstanding and deserves an Oscar. I mean, I’ve never scene anything so amazing portrayed in a retelling of a person’s life. In fact, ALL the actors were outstanding. They really put everything they had into creating this biography, and you guys know I love biographies so this was absolute perfection to me.
  2. One of my new favorite quotes is “Fortune favors the bold” (also from that movie). Wow. It says so much and motivates me.
  3. I’m in the process of re-arranging the blog so that it is easier to navigate (a lot of the work is behind the scenes, with proper tagging and revamping the top main menu bar and side menus/columns) and soon, whatever your “book catnip”, it will be SO much easier to find a list for exactly what you’re in the mood for. ;) I’m a list maker and an organizer at heart, so I’m totally having fun!!


  1. Erik: An Arizona Vengeance Novel by Sawyer Bennett <— LIVE!! SAWYER BENNETT HOCKEY STAR ALERT! And she’s NOT interested... “…The only person who doesn’t seem to think I’m so great? Blue Gardner, the hot-as-f*** flight attendant on our team plane. I sure wouldn’t mind joining the mile-high club with her, but besides bringing me lukewarm coffee, she won’t give me the time of day. Whatever I did to rub Blue the wrong way, my teammates think it’s hilarious. After all, we’re used to women flocking to us. #puckbunnies When I run into Blue back on land, I’m shocked to learn how she spends her time off…”
  2. Long Road Home (Love In The Heartland) by Stacey Lynn <— LIVE!! STACEY LYNN ALERT!! SHE’S GOT TO RETURN HOME & HE’S HER BIGGEST FEAR… “...when my grandmother passes away, I’m forced to return to Kansas. I will have to face everyone who hated me. But they’re not who I’m most afraid of. My biggest fear? Facing him. Jordan Marx. The boy I once loved more than life itself. The boy who defended me from them. The boy I’d disappeared on, leaving him nothing more than a horrible nasty lie and hastily scribbled note. When Jordan finds out the secret I have carried for so long, I’m in for the battle of my life…”
  3. The Christmas Castle: A Holiday House Novel by J.L. Jarvis
  4. The Duke Who Loved Me: On His Majesty’s Secret Service Book 1 by Patricia Barletta
  5. Merciless (The Alpha Bodyguard Series) by Sybil Bartel <— HE SEES HER HOLDING A KID THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM… “…The Marines trained me to shoot, but life taught me to aim. Working for the best personal security firm in the business was a stepping stone. Put in my time, build the résumé, then move on. I didn’t do attachments, on any level. Until a smoking-hot former one-night stand crossed the street in front of me, holding a kid who was my spitting image…”
  6. A Splash of Vanilla (Three Sisters Catering Book 3) by Bethany Lopez <— LIVE!!! BETHANY LOPEZ ALERT!! SHE LOOKING FOR HER FATHER & HE’S THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR THAT DOESN’T MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE… “...For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure...”
  7. His Saint: A Forever Wilde Novel by Lucy Lennox <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE!!
  8. Her Billionaire in Hiding (Texas Ranch Romance Book 3) by Sophia Summers
  9. Getting a Life (New City Series Book 4) by Stefanie Simpson
  10. Emma Lawson Will Ruin Christmas by Erica Gerald Mason <— LIVE!! SHE’S HIS WINGMAN… “…I’m Emma Lawson and I’m about to ruin Christmas for Mrs. Merry Christmas and her entire family. But, the upside? They will PROBABLY stop pressuring him to find a girl.
  11. Mine by F.A. Witte
  12. Lattes of Love by M. L. Spann <— THE CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST & THE MARINE… “…enjoys every perk that comes with being a celebrity makeup artist like backstage passes and rubbing elbows with her famous clients.  However, all that changes when she meets Keon, a sexy Marine searching for peace and structure while working inside his cousin’s coffee shop. Unfortunately, behind that wall of sexy lies nightmares and a fierce battle with P.T.S.D...”
  13. Lost Days (Four Days Book 4) by A. S. Kelly
  14. Braced (Brody Brothers Book 2) by Stacy Gail
  15. Picture Perfect Cowboy (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz <— LIVE!!! TIFFANY REISZ ALERT!! HE’S A CHAMPION BULL-RIDER & SHE’S HIS FAMILY’S WORSE NIGHTMARE…Jason “Still” Waters’ life looks perfect from the outside—money, fame, and the words “World Champion Bull- Rider” after his name. But Jason has a secret, one he never planned on telling anybody…until he meets Simone. She’s the kinky girl of his dreams…and his conservative family’s worst nightmare.”
  16. The Omega Objection: The San Andreas Shifters by G. L. Carriger
  17. Ready or Not (Thick as Thieves Book 3) by Janice M. Whiteaker
  18. Accidentally Yours: A Billionaire Fake Marriage Romance by Ilsa Ames
  19. Reignited by I.M. Hicks
  20. Bad Breakup (Billionaire’s Club Book 2) by Elise Faber <— HE’S THE BROODING SCOTTISH EX THAT KEEPS DUMPING HER... “…Cecelia had been through bad breakups before but none had compared to the two, yes two, that had come at Colin’s hands, because she was apparently glutton for punishment and didn’t know better and was young and stupid and in love. Had been in love. Twice. And she’d had her heart broken. Twice.Well, the third time wasn’t the charm...”
  21. Judge by Alexa Riley <— ALEXA RILEY’S LATEST just went live!! She’s homeless…and sneaks into the Judge’s home... “Nora Vaughn is living on the streets and trying to keep under the radar. Luck is on her side one day when the hot stranger she’s been watching drops his keycard and she’s able to get into a safe place. What she doesn’t expect is for him to find her naked in the shower and demanding she repay what she’s stolen...”



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!
  1. Trial of Three: Power of Five, Book 3 by Alex Lidell <— LIVE!! REVERSE HAREM FANTASY…Four cords of power. Three trials. Two soul-crushing secrets. For Lera, training has never been so hard. With the males’ power roaring in her veins and River’s cold demand that she master the magic before the third trial, something has to give. Worse still, River is keeping something from her. Something about his past and Lunos’ future…”

PREORDERS (going live at midnight!!! :D )

  1. Hate Notes by Penelope Ward & VI Keeland – November 6th 2018
  2. Good Time by Jana Aston – November 6th 2018
  3. Oracle’s Haunt (Desert Cursed Series Book 4) by Shannon Mayer - November 6th 2018
  4. Dangerous Exes (Liars, Inc. Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken - November 6th 2018
  5. Erik: An Arizona Vengeance Novel by Sawyer Bennett – November 6th 2018
  6. Leopard’s Run (A Leopard Novel) by Christine Feehan - November 6th 2018
  7. Dining with Angels: Bits & Bites from the Demonica Universe by Larissa Ione - November 6th 2018
  8. Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey - November 6th 2018
  9. You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark  - November 6th 2018
  10. Diamond Fire: A Hidden Legacy Novella by Ilona Andrews - November 6th 2018
  11. How About No (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 3) by Lani Lynn Vale – November 6th 2018
  12. Seduce Me (Austin Singles Book 1) by Kelly Elliott - November 6th 2018

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie M November 5, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Good morning! Just finished coffee #3 and still tired. Stupid Mondays!

I started Blind Kiss by Renee Carlino over weekend…not sure how I feel about it yet.

Nay November 5, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Good morning!

Oh nooo, Leslie! You’ve been doing so well! I finished Heartbreak Warfare and loved it! Lovers of angst NEED to read it! Leslie does NOT need to read it. ;)

Trying to figure out my next read, but I’m leaning toward The Wall of Winnipeg and Me… Or Binding 13. I can’t decide, but I want to get both read soon.

Maryse November 5, 2018 at 9:05 AM

YAY NAY on Heartbreak!!!!! I LOVE THAT FEEDBACK.

The Wall of Winnipeg was awesome. One of my favorites of hers. Binding 13 sounds like a sure bet (i’m only a quarter of the way in and I’m enjoying it)

Maryse November 5, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Leslie I power-downed my super-strong coffee this morning (the whole big mug full) and I’m super-energized.

Jean November 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Good morning ladies! Just bought Heartbreak Warfare last night! I think that will be next for me! The reviews are great! Although Nay scares me when she tells Leslie to stay away…… does that mean it’s a “Marmy” book?

Wall of Winnipeg and Binding 13 are both great!!!!!

Jenn November 5, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Good Morning All-

I can take having my heart ripped out; I can handle gut wrenching sobs, I can handle my heart pounding in anticipation, and all the angst you want to throw at me….however HEARTBREAK WARFARE is in a class of it’s own. The level this book did all of that to me is like no other I have ever experienced. It has not been easy, very tough to read at times and I am not even done with it. (80%) I have had to take multiple breaks from it when the hurt got to be too much. Even when I was taking these breaks I could not stop thinking about them. I am starting to think there may not be enough stars in the sky for this one.

Leslie M November 5, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Jean, I don’t think you need to worry… I’m a book wimp and I am sure you will love Heartbreak Warfare.

R. Renee November 5, 2018 at 11:47 AM

1. I stayed up til 3am finishing HW. Still not sure how I feel.
2. I ate tamales for breakfast.
3. Is it wrong to want to “sneak vote” tomorrow because I know my husband’s vote will cancel mine out? :D

Tessa November 5, 2018 at 12:29 PM

1. My Bluetooth headset broke. *sighs* I am gonna be ordering a new one from Amazon today, but still, it’s annoying.

2. My niece introduced me to sugar scrub for lips while I was at the last wedding. So, I went out and bought some. Not her brand. She paid 60 for a scrub and a lip balm. I’m cheap. I paid 3 dollars for the Elf brand and just use my usual EOS. It will be perfect this winter when my lips chap. They get so chapped I use Carmex (which burns like a sob), so this as a preventative to having to use Carmex? YAY!

3. This song would be awesome if I could hear her voice more. She blends in too much with the background music. I want to see a revision with someone who can be heard.

Michele G November 5, 2018 at 1:26 PM

1. I read Heartbreak Warfare in less than 24 hours. I was obsessed. For me it was such an emotional rollercoaster that I couldn’t sleep until I knew how it would all end. It gave me an unreal level of anxiety…but so worth it. It was an amazing story!

2. Now I’m reading Fearless by Lauren Gilley and guess what?! It’s an emotional gut wrencher too! I’m loving it though even though all this angst is wearing me out…

3. I’m in North Carolina for a few days visiting my parents…enjoying lots of iced tea and fattening food …and tons of reading time.

Tasha J November 5, 2018 at 1:28 PM

1. It’s nearly time to work on a best of the year list already, can you believe it?! Mine will be small this year.

2. My beauty blender developed mold after 1 use. I washed it correctly, let it dry right and everything. I couldn’t believe it! So, I’m also cheap and will not waste $20 for another that I hardly use anyway and I got the Elf brand. Feels the same. *shrug*

3. I’m getting excited for Thanksgiving now. My family on my Mom’s side, since my Grandma died, is crap at getting together, and this year I’ll see everyone again. We skipped last. Also, the food. My aunt is my favorite cook and she always makes stuff special for me. :) I’m doing broccoli cheese casserole and apple crisp (never made it before, but looks easy enough). AND 2 of my cousins are pregnant, 1 at 38 years old with twins!! My Grandma was a twin and we would always talk of who would be the one to get blessed with them. She said this was the generation and everyone’s about done having kids. I was beginning to lose hope. And I’m so happy for her. She has a 13 year old too and is finally happy and settled.

Lisa Aiello November 5, 2018 at 2:15 PM

1. I got a new car. Yay me!!! I’ve been driving old lady cars for so many years, that I feel all sporty and super cool in it.
2. My husband and I stayed in a Bed & Breakfast that was on a converted old Casino Riverboat sitting on the Missouri River this weekend. It was so fun and relaxing. They serve breakfast promptly at 8:30, and you just go down to the community dining area and they bring you your plate of food – whatever they are serving is what you get. And we drove into “town” in the evening for dinner and found the most amazing place to eat. I haven’t had a meal that good in a long time!!! I had the chicken fried steak and my husband had the pork chop with apples and campfire beans. Apparently I’ve never had really GOOD chicken fried steak because this was something out of this world.
3. I am wanting to read Heartbreak Warfare so badly, but I need to finish my last challenge book from last month, then the 3 from November, then I have about 10 or 15 Netgalley books I really should get to…oh screw it, I’mma gonna read it because I need my heart broken!!!

JR November 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM

1-I can’t wait to see Bohemian Rhapsody!

2-I read Royally Yours this weekend and loved it! It was sweet and sad and oh so good. This whole series is one of my all time favs. I started a few other books but decided to go with Not Until You.

3-I got Starz yesterday just so I can watch Outlander. I started reading Drums of Autumn over a year ago and I need to get back into it so I can stay ahead of this season.

bev November 5, 2018 at 4:31 PM

1. Election time! Vote!

2. Tessa, like her voice……not the spiders, lol.

3. I love this dance. Just love. Posted a version before but posting another because any version I love. The woman is the choreographer and she gave him moves that are sometimes seen as more feminine….he wanted to play with adrogeny. I think it is deceptively simple and sexy.

bev November 5, 2018 at 4:37 PM

And because I love to watch him dance, and sing, an earlier Michael Jackson inspired performance. Really catchy song. This one gets in my head.

The guy in the beginning is the choreographer. I watched him on something else and his hearing ….all the hears and sounds he picks up is insane. Then seeing how there is a move or more for every beat.
Love it.

Tessa November 5, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Okay, Bev, I watched the first one so far. I gotta say, it was interesting. Men and women dance differently not just because of feminine/ masculine, but because their body weight center is different. So as I’m watching the girl, a lot of the moves are either purposely sexy or more, strong and tough. When he does it, it does come off as androgynous in the sexy parts, but the weird thing was, in the strong sections, he comes off as weak.

This isn’t saying I didn’t like it, but it does say something. The sexy… I expected that. But I didn’t think of the fact that men’s center of gravity is their chest while women’s is in their hips. So the “tough” didn’t come off as strong for him because the body parts used just weren’t his “tough” area. :)

Tessa November 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

I loved the second one. He just moved so smoothly. I liked both songs.

Jan November 5, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Ooh Wall of Winnipeg and Binding 13 are both so good. WoW is a quicker read though so that might help you decide which to read first Nay. But I think you’ll love ‘em both.

1. I wanna see Bohemian Rhapsody!!! I took hubs for a date night to A Star Is Born and we both floved it so maybe this is next up :D
2. Rainy day here today (and it’s a holiday!!) so maybe a good reading day for me :D I’ve got the new Jana Aston Good Time (we’re a day ahead here in Australia remember :D :D :D ) but also a HR preorder the new Grace Burrowes My One and Only Duke just arrived too. Both look good. I might go Jana Aston first maybe??? Not sure. Which one, which one….. (first world problem)
3. Eeep I just heard on the news they’ve had heavy rain at Flemington this morning. That’s the race track where they’ll run the famous Melbourne Cup horse race this afternoon. All the ladies in their beautiful fashions and their fascinators might get wet!!!!! How sad for them. It’s one of the biggest fashion days of the year here.

Tasha J November 5, 2018 at 6:10 PM

Binding 13 is crazy good. If only ppl understood my need to live in this book and leave. me. be. It’s giving me old school feels! And talk about fleshed our characters. Something about the way they curse makes it feel more classy than over here. Lol! The spelling too.

Cheryl November 5, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Happy Monday!! Enjoying my week off from work so far!! Heartbreak Warfare sounds good, but I think I need something more lighthearted right now.
1. Was good and started the day at the gym.
2. Spent 2 hours at the wallpaper store looking for a wallpaper for my bathroom.
3. Rearranged and touched up the paint in my upstairs hallway.

bev November 5, 2018 at 9:06 PM

I hadn’t thought of the different points of gravity. I was a little underwhelmed when I first watched Move but kept coming back to it. Now love it. I like the practice version best and then a show version because they show reactions. I love reaction shots.

One thing that surprised me in kpop is different looks for each album. Reminds me of Madonna. I am not sure if I didnt know him I would know it was the same guy because he looks so different to in the two different videos.

Tessa November 5, 2018 at 9:40 PM

The underwhelmed feeling at first probably was due to that. I don’t think they even took that into consideration. lol Though they also did the feminine shoulder to head thing a lot. Honestly, I don’t know why I know this crap. lol But for fun, walk with your chest like a guy. It doesn’t just feel awkward, it feels like you are about to fall. :P The fact that he did that without looking uncomfortable is amazing.

Tasha J November 5, 2018 at 11:49 PM

Might I just say, I didn’t remember a thing about this book except sexy rugby players, set in Ireland (sucker for those) and all the talk of the angst. So, I’m thinking forbiddeny (yay!). I remember wanting to read it way back when Jan mentioned it and now that everyone has been talking it up, this is what I pictured.
SOOO not what I thought!! But, I can’t stop reading and it’s late and I’ve got such a busy day tomorrow. BAH!!!

JulieO November 6, 2018 at 7:02 AM

I use cocoa butter on my lips all the time and never have chapped lips anymore. Just buy a jar at Walgreens. I have a small container that I put some in to put in my pocket to take on the go. Also works good on my legs as a moisturizer.

Jenn November 6, 2018 at 7:03 AM

Good Morning :-)

All though I am late here are 3 things-

1-Had a Pup-Party for my furbabies on Saturday. They actually turned 4 on 10/27 but their furry friends all could not make it so I had it a week later. I have never done this before but it was a blast. My babies are still recovering.

2-Went to the Bears/Bills game on Sunday and had a blast, ever though the Bills sucked a** it was so much fun!

3-Finished “Heartbreak Warfare” yesterday and the first word of the title says it all. I downloaded a book last night that came out I think a month ago and I am really liking it so far; at 25% It is called “The Fall Before Flight” by L.M. Halloran.

Tessa November 6, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Thank you, Julie! I’ll try that. My lips are the one spot that always seem to get dry.

JulieO November 6, 2018 at 4:12 PM

My daughter also uses it as her moisturizer on her face. Swears by it. If I remember it only costs approx $7.

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