Suddenly Sunday Surprises! 12 new book releases that just went live!

by Maryse on November 1, 2015 · 46 comments

in Latest Book Releases

A few surprise super-book treats just went live today (and yesterday) and I have no doubt that a few of these are going to prove to be real book treasures!

From a sexy NFL virgin football star (The Game Plan OMG LOOK AT THAT COVER!!), to a girl on the run hiding out in an MC (Heaven Sent er… OMG LOOK AT THAT COVER), to a new release (Night’s Templar) in Joey Hill’s steamy hard-core vampire series, to meeting the man of your dreams, beginning your life with him when the lies and late nights start (Sweet Nothing and umm… OMG LOOK AT THAT COVER!) LOL!, I think we’ve got quite a few of our current book tastes handled right here in this mini list. :D

  1. The Game Plan (Game On Series Book 3) by Kristen Callihan <— FAMOUS FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “…Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friends. That ends now. Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe.”
  2. Sweet Nothing: A Novel by Jamie McGuire  & Teresa Mummert <— OMG SOUNDS SO ANGSTY ALERT!! MARRIAGE TROUBLES? “Just one glimpse of him was all it took. In the next lane, at a stop light, was the man I would fall in love with and marry. People talk about love that takes time—the kind you fall in to. We were more like a crash and burn. When our lives intertwined, I knew I would never be the same. He was the man I would cherish the rest of my life, who would father my children. In an instant our life together began, and in an instant it would end. The late nights; the excuses; the lies…”
  3. Only Her (The Kensingtons Book 4) by Allie Everhart <— CONCLUSION TO THE SERIES ALERT! I won’t read the blurb so I don’t spoil it for myself but this series could be interesting…
  4. IN HIS KEEPING: BANISHED by Mia Frances <— THIS IS BOOK #2 (I shouldn’t have read the blurb, I don’t think, but it sounds good…) “Exiled to a luxurious penthouse fortress on Park Ave. and trailed by security teams wherever she goes, Sylvie Jenkins feels like a virtual prisoner. She made the mistake of falling in love with her boss, reclusive bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur, Connor Hudson…” (P.S. Here’s book #1: IN HIS KEEPING: TAKEN)
  5. The Last First Game (The Senior Semester Series Book 1) by Gina Azzi <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!…before she even boards her flight to LA, she meets Astor University wide receiver, Cade Wilkins. A football player. When Cade turns out to be so much more than just muscle, Lila is smitten. Maybe a semester away from her friends won’t be so bad after all…”
  6. Serendipity by Harley Lyn <— ROADTRIP WITH HER BEST FRIENDS ALERT! She’s on her way to meet her “online boyfriend” that she has never met before and her best guy friend and her cousin accompany her…
  7. Front Burner by J.K. James<— SHE FALLS FOR HER BOSS… A NY SENATOR ALERT! “Emma Rosen is struggling to start over in a new city, when she meets New York Senator Grant Michaels, an intense man she is unable get a read on. An intense man that may be her boss…”
  8. Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 8) by Felicity Heaton <— SHIFTERS & FAE ALERT!Aya has spent seventeen years living in London, immersed in the underbelly of the fae world, keeping her head down and her tail out of trouble. But when trouble walks right into her life in the form of a sinfully handsome, dangerous assassin, she is pulled into a whirlwind of events that stir up the nightmares of her past but might just give her a shot at putting those ghosts to rest—if she can resist the dark allure of a male she knows is her fated mate…
  9. Night’s Templar: A Vampire Queen Novel (Vampire Queen Series Book 13) by Joey W. Hill <— POPULAR VAMPIRE SERIES FROM WHEN I FIRST GOT INTO THE GENRE ALERT!! Brand new release…
  10. Broken (Broken Arrow Trilogy Book 1) by Emma Lea <— BEST FRIENDS but there’s a secret… “Tess isn’t the laid back sixteen year old that her outward appearance leads everyone to believe. She has a secret that she has kept for millennia. Turning up in Shayne’s life sets things in motion that she can’t control and will have to see through to the very end.”
  11. Heaven Sent (Heaven’s Rejects MC Book 1) by Avelyn Paige <— SHE’S ON THE RUN & HE’S THE VP OF AN MC ALERT!Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors…
  12. Honeymoon from Hell IV and Honeymoon from Hell V and Honeymoon from Hell VI by R.L. Mathewson <— R.L. MATHEWSON ALERT!!
  13. Sustained by Emma Chase <— Super BARGAIN PRICE ON Emma Chase’s latest release!! Ilian says: “Sustained by Emma chase, super funny! I highly recommend it. You will love it!”
  14. Wed to the Bad Boy by Kaylee Song <— HER CRIME BOSS UNCLE FORCED HIM TO MARRY HER ALERT!! HOLY MOLY over 500 pages, it’s a standalone and it’s got great reviews! “My life was perfect. Planned. Until I met Greyson. He tricked me into sleeping with him, but I didn’t expect to fall for him Now I’m his property and I can’t get away. He’s such a f*cking monster, and I can’t help but want him.


PRE-ORDERS (I just found ‘em!!)

  1. Forgotten (Brides of the Kindred Book 16) by Evangeline Anderson – November 27th 2015
  2. Feverborn: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning <— January 19th 2015
  3. Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks Book Two) (Hard Knocks Book Series 2) by Michelle A. Valentine <— January 20th 2016
  4. PUCKED Over by Helena Hunting <— January 24th 2016


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Cheryl November 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM

Have to look at previous books before reading The Game Plan,so I can remember Dex, but I love this series. Sweet Nothing, Serendipity and Front Burner sound good too. I need a funny book after I finish the Truth In Lies series. Maybe Sustained?

Maryse November 1, 2015 at 10:12 AM

Many were saying Sustained was better than the first one (I know someone here did not like the first one because of the a$$ hero – I think it was Lisa)?.

But I received a ton of enthusiastic comments on Sustained…

Linda November 1, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Sustained was a very good read!!! You will love it!! I think I’m going to The Game Plan. Possibly a big smexy virgin footballer???!!!!* Why yes please*

Maryse November 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM

And he’s CUTE!!!!

Robyn November 1, 2015 at 1:04 PM

JC Diem’s Vampire Matriarch from the Shifter Squad series came out today too!

Andee November 1, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Super dark read from a few months ago only $1.99 today! The Life of Anna: The Complete Story (

Lauren November 1, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Don’t be fooled by the 500pgs of Wed To the Bad Boy….it’s half that PLUS a bonus book (an MC book I’ve already read) by the same author.

Niki November 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM

So many great sounding books!! Thanks Maryse!! I am almost finished with Walk through Fire!!! It’s long but every time I pick it up it sucks me back in!!! Definitely classic KA!! I haven’t been into some of her newer books but this series is awesome!!

I read Resentment on a break from Walk through Fire.. I liked it but the breakup reason was silly so had to give it three stars.

I’m thinking The Game Plan is next even though I didnt finish Friend Zoned… or The Fall Up or Rommates or Sweet Nothing!! Too many choices :)

Cheryl November 1, 2015 at 4:57 PM

I need something lighthearted and funny after The Truth In Lies. Is the Game Plan funny? Or has anyone read Nuts or Pucked Up (I don’t seem as interested in this one as Pucked). Sustained is funny?? Any suggestions?

Tessa November 1, 2015 at 5:34 PM

The Hook Up was pretty funny and part of the Game Plan’s series. I’m not sure if that one will be as funny, but I’m hopeful.

Michelle November 1, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Seriously Cheryl I’m liking This Much Is True a lot, but sweet baby jesus, I feel emotionally wrung out and I still have a bit to go! I know I will want to go right to book 2 but I may need a break.

Oh and Walking Dead tonight…can’t wait – they better not leave us hanging or I will screeaaammmm!

Theresa November 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Can the Game Plan be read without reading the previous 2 books in series?

Cheryl November 1, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Michelle, “emotionally wrung out” is a perfect description! I know it’s a tough read when I can’t turn my brain off to go to sleep and keep thinking about the story and then I dream about it. I seriously thought about just stopping at book 1; although I think I’m glad I finished the series.

Lisa November 2, 2015 at 2:58 AM

Yes Maryse….that was me who struggled with the book before Sustained because of the jerk H Stanton (who I still have the urge to throat punch just typing his name :/ ). I didn’t gel with any of the female characters either so it was a bust for me. But there’s loads of great reviews for Sustained…most loved it.

Still on KAs Walk thru Fire but have Game Plan ready to go next.

I’m so tempted by Sweet Nothing….two of my most loved authors…but some of the reviews suggest therapy is required after reading this book…so I’m a tiny bit scared.

Lisa November 2, 2015 at 3:03 AM

Theresa these books are about different couples/characters with HFN endings no cliffys.

Julie o November 2, 2015 at 4:47 AM

Sustained was great, much better than the first book in series. It was funny and sweet. The H in first book was an asshole. I didn’t even finish it.

Lisa November 2, 2015 at 5:30 AM

Thank you Julie!! I thought I was the only one who dnf and seriously (seriously) disliked Stanton!!

Cheryl November 2, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Theresa, they can be read as standalones, but the characters/stories are interconnected and more importantly, book 1 & 2 are great, must reads!!

Beckie November 2, 2015 at 10:58 AM

Finished Sweet Nothing last night because I couldn’t go to bed without knowing what was going on!

Susan November 2, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Cheryl, my first time posting here . . . I have recently read both of the Pucked Up novels, Nuts, and The Game Plan that was released yesterday. I really enjoyed all four! The first Helena Hunting novel, Pucked Up, is the funniest of these four novels (IMO). I would not The Game Plan as humorous, but it wasn’t too angsty, either. As an aside, I have loved the Game on Series–all three are must reads. I previously started both a Helena Hunting novel and an Alice Clayton novel, and both were DNFs for me, but it has been a while and I decided to try these authors again and I am glad that I did.

Amy November 2, 2015 at 3:52 PM

A-ha!! So this is where y’all are hanging out…and here I was blathering on and on about pollenating faeries over on Friday’s post. :P

I really, REALLY wanted to give Sweet Nothings a go until I saw that it’s dual POV…and it seems like dual POV kills the angst for me nowadays. :? Is anyone else going to guinea-pig it first?

Cheryl, I’m only about 30% into This Much is True so it’s still early on for me, but did you have trouble connecting with the characters initially? Or is it just me (again)? Maybe it’s because TMIT is dual POV as well…BUT, I am feeling a niggling of something in my tummy so that’s a good sign of things to come. ;)

Amy November 2, 2015 at 3:55 PM

So Beckie, it was pretty good then?

Tessa November 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Still reading Two Kings here. Nanowrimo kind of hit, so I’m trying that. I read on the website from a lot of people that all romances have HEA or they are not romances. *blinks* Sorry people, all those crying books you adore and swoon over are suddenly NOT romances. *grins* They just are about a romance and growth, but aren’t romances, nope.

Either that, or we’ve been robbed. *brings characters back to life*

Maryse November 2, 2015 at 6:59 PM

True Tessa… I read that too. So I consider them “love stories”. :P

Maryse November 2, 2015 at 7:01 PM

I’m still reading “Room”. It’s SO good, but it’s a bit difficult because it’s completely from a 5 year old’s POV (which is fascinating, but I have to stop and analyze/translate a lot of the things he sees, and how he perceives them as to what “actually” is happening).

He’s highly intelligent though, as all his life his mother has taught him to speak, read, count and memorize… they had nothing else to do…

It comes in handy, though. ;)

I’m almost done…

bev November 2, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Lol, Tessa. That’s what I think. *shrug* No HEA/HFN not a romance.

Cheryl November 2, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Susan thanks for the info and welcome!! ;) I started the Game Plan, not funny but it is pretty lighthearted so far.

Amy, the angst builds in book 1 and because it’s 400 pages it Just. Keeps. Going!! I had a harder time connecting with the second book, because I couldn’t get how the h was handling what was going on, although eventually you better understand where she is coming from. I get what you’re saying about dual POV’s taking away from the level of angst, but I think in these books its adds to it, because you can “suffer” along with the f&cked-up-ness they are both causing and experiencing.

Tessa November 2, 2015 at 7:43 PM

*grins* I still find them to be romances. Not happy ones, but still romance. I think it’s the belief that we are all different opinions, but to force others to have our own opinion is just ridiculous. Though I do like Love Stories. :P Much better than “chick lit”.

Lisa November 2, 2015 at 7:47 PM

Maryse I’m happy you’re enjoying Room. The child’s POV was hard to grasp at times but I think the story would have been far more brutal and raw if told from her POV. The child’s innocence softened it down for me. Such a unique story.

Tessa November 2, 2015 at 7:49 PM

Oh and Bev. *huggles from afar cause I know you don’t do hugs* Believing that works too.

Amy November 2, 2015 at 8:01 PM

Good to know, Cheryl…it’s getting a little better for me, and I think it’s just one of those weird mood things I’m in where it makes it harder for me to connect, ya know?

We had a similar discussion on here about the HEA/non-HEA and romance topic here at one point…I have my own idea of what constitutes a HEA ending and was told in very clear terms (from what I remember) that MY version of HEA is not the norm. :P Y’all are the bestest!!

Cheryl November 2, 2015 at 8:32 PM

Ok, what is HFN??

Amy November 2, 2015 at 8:43 PM

HFN = happily for now

Unless I’ve been calling that acronym the wrong thing all along…ladies?

Tessa November 2, 2015 at 9:04 PM


Amber B November 2, 2015 at 9:40 PM

I read Game Plan and did not read the previous ones.I was good with that. It was a great weekend read with not much angst but the dialogue between the H and h was pretty entertaining. And quite sexy. I really liked it!!
And I read the Fall Up too. I like it because of the issues it deals with plus Sam is pretty HOT! It too was a quick read for me.

Not sure what to read…maybe Walking Thru Fire by KA?!?

Lisa November 2, 2015 at 9:52 PM

HFN = happy for now?

Amy November 2, 2015 at 9:57 PM
Cheryl November 2, 2015 at 10:52 PM

Amy, I think that sums up all of us on this blog!! I know it works for me. :)

I read Game Plan and while I needed and wanted a light read, which it was, it just didn’t have the humor or “substance” that The Hook Up and The Friend Zone had. I still love this author’s writing style though.

bev November 2, 2015 at 11:51 PM

Thank you for the, um, huggles.
*looks slightly askance*
Are we doing huggles cause we are muggles?

bev November 2, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Amy, wasn’t yours something like even if all of the MC’s family dies and she’s broke and living in one of Fabi’s boxes in an alley its still an HEA if she has found personal growth & peace?


Tessa November 3, 2015 at 12:44 AM

Huggles for the muggles, sure! Huggles just means a snuggly hug. That’s all.

Amy November 3, 2015 at 11:45 AM

*gasp* Bev! Ooooooh, ya brat!

Hold me back, Tessa…I’m gonna clobber Bev with huggles!!! Hold me back!!!!

Maryse November 3, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Thank you Amber! I’m wanting to read the latest KA too, ’cause I gotta know about that really difficult tear-inducing beginning…

Maryse November 3, 2015 at 12:19 PM

I do enjoy the Happily For Nows… it’s good enough. After all, we never know what the future holds (like perhaps, an angsty, real-life feeling sequel)? ;)

Maryse November 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Lisa… I kind of like the idea that therapy is required after a book. Means I’m in for something real-feeling… hmmm… that Sweet Nothing blurb sounded awesome and now I’m extra intrigued.

Tessa November 3, 2015 at 3:32 PM

*lets Amy loose and grins impishly* Who me?

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