Sunday Surprises! Midnight is going to be exceptionally exciting….

by Maryse on August 14, 2016 · 68 comments

in Latest Book Releases


  1. A Beautiful Funeral: A Novel by Jamie McGuire - JAMIE MCGUIRE/TRAVIS MADDOX LIVE ALERT!!!! The mob is targeting Travis’s family… “The secret Thomas and Travis have kept for a decade will be revealed to the rest of the family, and for the first time the Maddoxes will be at odds. While none of them are strangers to loss, the family has grown, and the risk is higher than ever. With brothers against brothers and wives taking sides, each member will make a choice–let the fear tear them apart, or make them stronger.
  2. Midnight Soul (Fantasyland Series Book 5) by Kristen Ashley - KRISTEN ASHLEY PARALLEL UNIVERSE FANTASY ROMANCE LIVE!!!Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman only to find she’s destined for his identical twin in another world. And things aren’t going real great there.Noc is recruited to help save that world. What he doesn’t know is his destined love resides there.
  3. Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles Book 5) by Kresley Cole - KRESLEY COLE LIVE!!!! I haven’t read this blurb yet, ’cause it’s part of an ongoing series so I don’t want to ruin it for myself but I know Tessa LOVES it!!!
  4. Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward <—- PENELOPE WARD JUST WENT LIVE!!!!! UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT! SHE’S FALLING FOR HER SEXY NEW NEIGHBOR… ”The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities. We got to talking. He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more. Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway…”


Dear fellow book-addicts,

Guess what? Three of my (our!!) FAVORITE authors have books going live tomorrow or maybe even at midnight tonight!! *squeeee* On. MY. BIRTHDAY!!! YAY ME!!! What a gift that is! More of my beloved “Travis” couldn’t have come on a better day. Is it a coincidence? I think it’s fate! :D So yeah.. I’m gonna squee and squee and squee for the next few days. LOL!!

Yours truly,

P.S. And… look what else just went live. ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜


  1. The Quantum Boxed Set, Books 1-4 by Marie Force <— LIVE MARIE FORCE ALERT!! The first 4 books bundled at a bargain price!! The author says it’s only available for one week (I’m not sure if she means at this price or altogether) ’cause her book Ravenous (Quantum Series Book 5) is coming out this month!!
  2. Stars Shining Bright Above (Bedford Falls Book 3) by Kate Perry <—LIVE!! SHE’S STARTING HER LIFE OVER SOMEWHERE NEW because she wants “…a chance to find real love, with someone who values and respects her mind and heart rather than just her body. And that someone is not contractor Travis Scott, even if his hammer is big and he knows how to use it…
  3. Dirty Baller: A Secret Baby Sports Romance by Vesper Vaughn <— SHE HAS A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH A SOCCER STAR ALERT!He’s gorgeous, cocky, and oh my God that accent. We share one wild night of passion that I won’t ever forget. The morning after, I realize he’s not just some sexy British guy. He is the subject of my article. And now I’m pregnant with his baby…


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{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

Theresa August 14, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Happy Birthday Maryse!!!!

Lindsay August 14, 2016 at 1:13 PM

neighbor dearest just went live as well

Maryse August 14, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Eeeeeeeep!!! :D Thank you Lindsay! I was stalking it all morning…


Maryse August 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Thank you Theresa!!! :D

bev August 14, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Maryse, do you have a birthday book picked out?

Is it sad I’m asking about bday books instead of plans?

Tessa August 14, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Probably Beautiful Funeral. :D Happy birthday Maryse! *tosses tons of five star good wishes*

Maryse August 14, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Thanks guys!!!

I haven’t decided yet but, yeah… probably Beautiful Funeral. Eeeeeeep!!! :D !!!!

Jan August 14, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Have a lovely day on your birthday Maryse. *air hugs and kisses Maryse*

Jean August 14, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Happy Birthday Maryse! *here’s a chocolate Martini*;)

Maryse August 14, 2016 at 6:38 PM

*drinks chocolate martini in a gulp*


Thank you Jean!

Lisa August 14, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Hope you have a wonderful day! And thank you for creating this lovely little book world we all enjoy escaping to.
I’ll have a wee drinkie over here in Aus to celebrate.
Psst….do you think Jamie McGuire released Funeral in honor of Travis’ biggest fans Birthday?

Amy August 14, 2016 at 8:20 PM

A Travis book on your birthday? Oh, it’s DEFINITELY fate!

I wish we could all be together and throw you the biggest, bestest, drunkenest birthday party ever! *sigh* We’ll just have to settle for hanging out here with virtual birthday cake martinis and cake batter shots. Actually I’ll be having them for real in your honor. :P Love you bunches, my friend!

bev August 14, 2016 at 8:59 PM

Can I have ice cream in your honor?

Amy, isn’t it your bday soon too?

Amy August 14, 2016 at 9:38 PM

Ice cream sundae martinis!

Yep Bev, it is…and Jean has one next month as well! :D

I tried to do a roll call of sorts at one time so I could get everyone’s birthday, but no one responded so… *sniffs and turns head away* Whatever.

bev August 14, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Oh, Amy. Don’t be sad. Let’s watch Sherlock it will make you feel better.

Fabi August 14, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Happy happy birthday Maryse!

Tessa August 14, 2016 at 9:59 PM

ROFL Awesome Bev!

Amy August 14, 2016 at 10:03 PM

*sighs and shakes head*

Your persistence is admirable, my dear. ;)

bev August 14, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Last one for a long while, I promise.

Amy August 14, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Come on now…where’s the fun in that??

We love your perfectly-timed comments.

bev August 14, 2016 at 10:33 PM

Anything can tip into too much. ;)

I was going to read A Lover’s Lament tonight, but now A Study in Charlotte is calling my name.

I have to be careful. I was going to use the currently reading list as a short tbr. And to keep me on track. It is starting to get too long.

Cheryl August 14, 2016 at 11:58 PM

Happy, Happy, (sorry belated) birthday Maryse!! *drinking cake batter shot in your honor!!! :)

Julie o August 15, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Happy Birthday Maryse! If I was there would give you the biggest hug ever bc you make my world so much happier. Love you girl and read to your hearts content.

Grey August 15, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Happy Birthday Maryse!!! Hope it’s a truly beautiful day and you spend it doing all of your favorite things with those you love. I’m sending you my best wishes for another happy, healthy and successful run around the sun. Thank you so much for all you do for us. XOXO.

Suze August 15, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Happy Birthday :) May all your birthday wishes come true :)

bev August 15, 2016 at 9:27 AM


I hope it is a wonderful day and a happy and healthy year.

Amy August 15, 2016 at 9:44 AM


*ginormous squeezy hug*

P.S. – You’re book Dom called…he has his paddle ready for your birthday spankin’!!

Cheryl August 15, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Hey Maryse, Twisted Reality (Blind Reality Book 2) by Heidi McLaughlin releases tomorrow. Have to say I was initially mad, ok pissed off, that book 1, (Blind Reality) ended in a CH that I was TOTALLY unprepared for. If I had known this was going to end on a cliffhanger without a release date for the next book, I would have waited to read it. Definitely fell in to my “rant” about authors being upfront about CH’s and books being part of a series!! BR was great up until the CH.

Cait August 15, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Happiest of birthday wishes Maryse

Cheryl August 15, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Ok, random thought. Does anyone else think Michael Phelps life reads like one of our books? Celebrated jock, questionable personal life, 2 DUI’s, of which the last one he gets suspended from competing for six months. Soon after this, he gets back with on/off again girlfriend, gets engaged and then has a baby with her. Now everyone’s Olympic Hero. Yeh, I’ve read too many sports romances. :>

Cheryl August 15, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Reading Once Upon a Half-Time. So far, it is a hilarious, good read!! It’s part of a series, but each book can be read as a standalone.

bev August 15, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Oh, I have that book, Cheryl.

bev August 15, 2016 at 11:32 AM

I remember Phelps first Olympics. I and my family were just glued to all of his races. It was fun to watch and root for him.
I used to love watching gymnastics and just having to watch it when it was Atlanta, and how awesome that turned out to be.

Tessa August 15, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Honest truth. I don’t have the newest Arcana yet. I lost my cell phone on Wed. and so I have to get a new one instead of books. (seriously my fault for losing it.)

That said, I am reading a fantasy romance? I think romance? that should be good, but is missing the mark with me. Dragon Unbound by Chelsea Campbell. *shrugs*

Sharon August 15, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Lisa M August 15, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Happy birthday Maryse!!! Finished Neighbor Dearest!! I love Penelope Ward!! She’s an awesome writer!! Started it last night & finished today!! Addicted!! You have to read Stepbrother Dearest first so you know the characters. Highly recommend this book!! 5 star read for me!!

MichelleS August 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Happy Birthday Maryse!!

Today is Midnight Soul release day, right??? Going to dive right in.

bev August 15, 2016 at 5:39 PM

That sucks, Tessa. :(

Tessa August 15, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Its alright. I’m just going to have to read it in Sept. instead. :D

Maryse August 15, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Thanks guys!!!! :D It’s been a happy birthday for sure!!!!!

Maryse August 15, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Yay Amy!!!!!!!

I’m still waitin’ for him. ;) :P

Maryse August 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Cheryl… I’ve not been following Michael Phelps much, but the way you just described him, absolutely BOOK worthy!!!! :D

Maryse August 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

I love all of you guys SO MUCH!!!!! <3 :D

Linda August 15, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Happy happy birthday Maryse!!!! Xoxo
OK guys I’m trying reeeally hard to get into Last Hour of Gann!!! Only like 11%. Gah!!! I’m struggling with…Oh idk… the words!!! Lol. It is in the English language at some point right??!!
P. S. Amy my birthday is December 13. Xoxo

DG August 15, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Happy YOUR Day Maryse!!!!! Hope it has been awesome!!!! *hugs*

bev August 15, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Just to see if anyone is around.

Jason Stratham, Jason Bateman, Jason Momoa.

DG August 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Jason Stratham, Jason Momoa, Jason Bateman

Fabi August 15, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Jason Stratham, Jason Stratham, NOT Jason Stratham

bev August 15, 2016 at 8:53 PM

DG, Going for physique over humor?

So, Fabi……how do you really feel about Jason Stratham?

Fabi August 15, 2016 at 8:55 PM


you wouldn’t believe how many of my action Hs are JS

Tessa August 15, 2016 at 9:18 PM

Jason Momoa, Jason Bateman (childhood crush issue), Jason Stratham

bev August 15, 2016 at 9:29 PM
Tessa August 15, 2016 at 9:51 PM

You know what’s sad? I did like the fox Robin Hood as a kid. Though I had a bigger thing for Prince Lotor from Voltron. *rolls eyes* Even at eight, I wanted the bad guy more than the good one.

Lisa August 16, 2016 at 3:40 AM


Jason Momoa, Jason Momoa, Jason Bateman….cos obviously Jason Stratham will be getting busy with Fabi ;)

DG August 16, 2016 at 4:44 AM

Bev…of course!!! Have you not seen his ABS?!?!? Man oh man!

Cheryl August 16, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Ok, I’ve given this way too much thought.

Jason Stratham ( I’ll share Fabi), Jason Momoa (cuz he kinda scares me and once could be enough), Jason Bateman. ;)

bev August 16, 2016 at 12:56 PM

“Once would be enough”

Did you all know he is married to Lisa Bonet? Swear she doesn’t age.

bev August 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Have you ladies seen those Bullet Journals? I’m tempted to try one next year.

Amy August 16, 2016 at 7:31 PM

THANK you, Linda. ;)

*side-eyes everyone who didn’t respond to birthday date request*

Bev…I’ve been thinking about getting one of those as well. Lists, organization, lists, journaling, more lists?!? Perfect! :D

Lisa August 16, 2016 at 7:38 PM

April 14 Amy.

Lisa August 16, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Same day the titanic sunk….but a couple of years later… ;)

Tessa August 16, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Bullet journal?

I did give you my birthday Amy! *hugs*

bev August 16, 2016 at 7:59 PM

I guess they are like calendars, to do lists, diary all combined.
I saw it here first. I’m not very organized but love a paper and pen list. These are bookish, but I guess the Internet is crazy full on how to set them up.

Amy August 16, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Lisa…*snort* I would HOPE it would be a couple of years later. :P And thanks!

Tessa, you’re not included in the side eye. ;) I had your b-day from last year and STILL missed it this year so BOOOO on me. :?

Bev…I’m already imagining the book lists I could create on that thing. Gah! Handwritten book lists, book lists on my iPad, book lists lists on my phone…you would think I would be better about sticking to those dang TBR lists!!

bev August 16, 2016 at 8:30 PM

I have decided to try, for the rest of the year, to have a small tbr of 4 books a month. I read more than that……by a little bit. The extra books a month can be my squirrel books. I’m going to see how it works. My books read to books owned is so freaking ridiculous.

Lisa August 16, 2016 at 11:15 PM

Bev…… So far I have stuck to my 2016 resolution to GR review every book I read this year and note start and finish dates. Admittedly some reviews are only one or two sentences but most of the time I write enough to jog my own memo about the book/characters/what I felt etc. Its going to make it easier to do my top ten books of the year!!

DW Cee August 18, 2016 at 10:27 PM

Hi Maryse!

Happy belated bday, first of all. Secondly, thanks for listing my book, Unknown Reasons, on your list of released books. I feel totally honored! I hope you’ll get to read one of my writings in the near future.

Just wanted to say thanks,

Maryse August 19, 2016 at 9:15 AM

My pleasure DW!!!

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