Monday Earlybird Book Releases + some that are going live at midnight! 12-17-18

by Maryse on December 17, 2018 · 21 comments

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Good morning and happy Monday everyone!! Ten books are live early and I’ll be adding more if we get more surprises! 

Three things:

1.) I was dreaming of a huge designer  shoe sale and was so disappointed when I woke up suddenly, and realized my shoe-find wasn’t real. *sigh* That’s okay. That said, there are actual sales going on, but they’re on Amazon (called ➔ Last Minute Deals – ’cause there’s still time to get stuff for Christmas – especially if you’re a Prime member).

2.) I wrapped presents and they are under the tree, and my sister will be here for Christmas (it was confirmed)!!!

3.) My coffee is calling me, and I am desperate for it. I need coffeeeeeeee. Coooffffffffeeeee. <— Yup I know. that was a total cheating “3rd thing” but my brain is not awake enough to remember something fun. ;)


  1. HOOPS Holiday: A HOOPS Novella by Kennedy Ryan <— LIVE!! BASKETBALL STAR ALERT! “…They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck’s first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they’ve climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn’t changed…”
  2. Pretty Little Player (Blackwell-Lyon Book 2) by J. Kenner
  3. Tattered Souls: A Dark Romance (Bad Blood Book 3) by Marissa Farrar <— DARK READ TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!! SHE WAS KIDNAPPED… and that’s all I’m going to say about that. ;)
  4. The Mentor and the Master: A Submissive Series Novella by Tara Sue Me
  5. Endless (The Unrestrained Series Book 8) by S. E. Lund <— The epilogue in the Unrestrained Series
  6. ReWined: Volume 3 (Party Ever After) by Kim Carr <— KIM KARR’S LATEST!! There are three guaranteed ways to ruin a perfectly unstable marriage…
  7. The Vendetti Empire: Capo dei capi – Ruthless Matteo Vendetti (Part 1) by Sapphire Knight <— MAFIA ROMANCE/ARRANGED MARRIAGE ALERT!! “…He must get married to prove that he’s matured and is stable enough to take over. The stipulation doesn’t sound like much of a challenge until he realizes who his betrothed is. Violet’s the Bottaro Princessa, not just a random woman he met by chance in another country…”
  8. Alex (Heartbreakers & Troublemakers Book 3) by Hope Hitchens <— HER HEARTBREAKER IS BACK… “…Here he comes, barreling back into my life after five years apart. The boy I would write frantic journal entries about. The boy who broke my heart. I can’t believe he’s returned. I can’t believe this is how we’ve met again...”
  9. Possessed by P.C. Cast
  10. Prodigal Son (Lean Dogs Legacy Book 3) b Lauren Gilley <— LAUREN GILLEY’S LATEST IS LIVE!! “This is a complete novel, the final book in the LEAN DOGS LEGACY spinoff series.”



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 )


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

LESLIE December 17, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Good morning! How is it only a week left til Christmas? I am trying to read 3 books at same time right now and real life & holiday stuff is interfering.

Dear Santa, more reading time please.

Leslie M December 17, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Technical difficulties here. Yesterday my comment went to moderation and today my name was in all caps.

bev December 17, 2018 at 8:26 AM

Just makes it seem like you’re feeling fabulous and announcing yourself: LESLIE..

Tasha J December 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM

1. I finished my best of list and sent it in and got all my 3000+ pictures uploaded to the computer last night. Big accomplishment!

2. I’m switching over J’s clothes today to 12 month size. Shipping tags off new stuff, washing them, and boxing up the old.

3. I didn’t have to go to the grocery this morning cuz the hubs is doing it for me, YAY!!! Hahaha

Tasha J December 17, 2018 at 8:45 AM

*snipping tags

Michele G December 17, 2018 at 10:34 AM

1. I haven’t been on here since Thursday – - I missed A LOT!

2. I still have A LOT of shopping to do! (And wrapping as a result)

3. I finished One Day in December by Josie Silver last night… and I liked it A LOT!

Hey LESLIE, just trying to make you feel at home…with some all caps going on up there!

R. Renee December 17, 2018 at 11:16 AM

1. My new obsession with audio books continues. I’m now finding things to do around the house just so I’ll have an excuse to “read.” Not that there’s ever a lack of things to do. I just don’t usually do them.

2. I have A LOT of writing to do today when I’m done “doing chores.”

3. I’m supposed to be back to eating healthy but I literally have visions of cheeseburgers dancing in my head right now.

Dani December 17, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Amelia Hutchins is releasing the 3rd in the playing with monsters series on 1st January 2019!!!!

Robyn December 17, 2018 at 4:09 PM

I’m reading Charming by Jane Washington and loving it! It’s making me laugh at some of the conversations being had. I think Tessa recommended this book…so thanks.

Amy December 17, 2018 at 4:34 PM

1. I have A LOT of family coming in over the next few days who will be staying with us for a couple of weeks.

2. I still have A LOT of grocery shopping to do for said family.

3. And I have A LOT of anxiety thinking about how hectic the next week will be! But also how wonderful it will be. ;)

Tessa December 17, 2018 at 4:43 PM

*squees* The next Playing with Monsters. Thanks for the info, Dani!

You’re welcome, Robyn. It had me laughing a lot too.

1. The tree is still not decorated. UGH
2. I ran out of floss so I used little dude’s this morning. (He has the single-use kind}.
3. I can’t get this song out of my head! NSFW

Tessa December 17, 2018 at 4:43 PM

The video, not the song.

Amy December 17, 2018 at 4:43 PM

I totally preordered The Lies We Tell…THAT is an intriguing blurb!

I found one that sounds like it could be right up our Marmy alley…The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire. Odd title but that blurb! Oh man, that is my next read. For. Sure.

Maryse December 17, 2018 at 8:19 PM

Tasha… isn’t it fun to back everything up? It’s a relief… knowing your files are safe and contained. :)

Tasha J December 17, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Are they safe on the computer though? I keep wondering what would happen if it died or technology changes so frequently, I’m sure I’d mess something up and would lose them or not be able to access them. The computer hates me, what if it loses them? Then they’re gone forever. Gone are the days of photo albums. I keep telling myself some day I’ll print them off and fill an album, but it’s one of those things that may never happen. I just got rid of my digital camera this year and have half my daughters life on sd cards. And I just figured out how to- I think- transfer them.
But, it does feel so much cleaner and free on my phone. All that space for more!

Maryse December 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM

I have everything on two backup drives. My computer, and my 2TB external hard drive (Seagate slim that I LOVE!! I got it on Prime day or Black Friday a couple of years ago – total steal – and I still have one TB left!)

bev December 17, 2018 at 10:00 PM

1. Adopted a friend tonight.

2. Made a list of books to start to tackle before end of year.

3. But tonight might be a drama night.

Maryse December 17, 2018 at 10:14 PM

GASPPPPP!!! bev!!!

Tell us all about her please :D !!!

And tell us… will it be Korean Drama?

Linda December 17, 2018 at 10:33 PM

1. Finished the majority of the gift wrapping!! HUGE task for me to accomplish. Very impatient and overwhelming chore for me for some reason!! By the end they look like a toddler came into the house and did the wrapping. BUT it’s done!! Oh and cards done and in the mail!

2. Still trying to decide Christmas eve menu and groceries for said event. But in the meantime keeping up with parties and what I need to make and bring gift wise for said parties!! Loving the chaos and excitement though!!

3. In my head I’m preparing and packing for flight to Nebraska for wedding on 27 December!! Yeah it’s ALL good!!

4. And of course I choose this time of year to read Binding 13 series with a million pages but surprisingly loving it!! K I’m done!! ;) ))

bev December 17, 2018 at 10:34 PM

She is super sweet. White with some brown markings. The one I posted a pick if. 6 years old which is older than I thought I’d get, but she is just such a sweet lady. So calm. Very friendly, but I guess can be a bit protective.
I wanted to take them all, lol. But there was just something about her.

I haven’t seen the last two eps of Memories of Alhambra which I’m enjoying so much, but I’m not sure it’s the best when I’m so tired. It keeps you guessing and my brain is in the slow lane.
But I found this sweet J drama about a woman who is a successful banker but her dream is to be a stay at home mom. Her long term boyfriend broke up with her and then she meets a successful news anchor who doesn’t believe in marriage. But he is falling for her, but not changing his mind. Likable characters but mellow and low key, so may go with that.

bev December 17, 2018 at 10:35 PM

Pic of. *sigh* like I said brain in the slow lane.

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