The Thinnest Air
<— Oh boy how I DO enjoy this author’s twisted, psychological thrilling mind. ;) And I especially love how I can never guess right when it comes to her stories. It was my Kindle First choice this month, so it’s not “officially released”, but if you have Amazon Prime, you can select this one, if you haven’t already!

Maryse: I needed another psych-thriller and devoured this one in pretty much 24 hours: “The Thinnest Air” by Minka Kent and yep!! It got me. LOL. I really couldn’t put it down. Not the craziest most shocking-exciting book ever, but had me guessing right to the end.

Tee hee!!! And then there was a twist thrown in and I was all… WHATTTTT???? And my blood ran cold. :)

I love when my blood runs cold with realization. ;) Er… IN BOOKS. ONLY IN BOOKS!!!!!! *blink blink*

Another one that kept me guessing to the end. I had my sights set on one – was just trying to figure out THAT particular twist – but a monkey wrench came flying into the mix and I was all… WHAAAAAAAAA??? I didn’t even see it coming!!!! And then I was dead set on that one! Was I right? Was I wrong? Heck… I couldn’t keep myself aligned long enough to be sure of any of my guesses and suspicions, but either way, my lips are sealed.

Everyone was suspect. Even her.

Her? The one that went missing without a trace? The… possible… victim? Oh yes. She was young, in love, idealistic and full of hope. But as many new adults experience, life sometimes throws a whirlwind of surprises and disappointments their way. Her eyes were suddenly open, and her thoughts, and heart, a mangled mess.

So what’s it about? Beautiful, young and idealistic Meredith meets the man of her dreams. Handsome, successful, wealthy, and sure… twice her age, but she is so in love with him… and he is just as in love with her.

I love him. I love him a million times more than I ever thought I could possibly love another human being, and I don’t expect anyone to understand, least of all my sister. Greer is convinced we’ve got some sugar daddy arrangement, that it’s all for money and show, but she couldn’t be more wrong.

Deeply connected, pronouncing forever to each other,

He’s my addiction, one I fully embrace with eyes wide shut because when you love someone, you trust the process. You fall hard. And you don’t look back. That’s what makes it so intense, so magical.

…he makes her his wife. And their perfect life begins.

But eventually, Meredith’s rose-colored glasses are ripped from her eyes, as personalities and expectations clash.

I’m speechless. Officially speechless. Staring at the man I married, the man I envisioned spending the rest of my life with—baby carriage, picket fence, and all—and I don’t recognize him.

He may as well be a stranger.

A seething, red-faced stranger.

I’ve never seen that look on his face before: pure, unadulterated rage. He’s looking at me as if I’ve just betrayed him…

Distraught and suspicious… Meredith takes a deeper look with her inexperienced eyes and heart. But Meredith also has her own personal issues to contend with, and well… that’s a whole other discussion.

And then she goes missing. Her car, her purse, her phone… left untouched in a public parking lot. Her step-children stranded as they wait for her to pick them up… but Meredith is… gone.

“She was supposed to pick up Andrew’s kids from school,” I say, gaze focused on his bare feet. “Never showed. Her car was found in the parking lot of a grocery store, the driver’s door open and her purse and phone on the passenger seat. No sign of a struggle. She just . . . disappeared.”

And so the wild ride begins. A look from past to present… her life as it unfolded within her “perfect/not-so-perfect marriage” to the current investigation that goes national, as all those close to her try and find her (while all of them are scrutinized). Especially by the reader. ;) Oh yes. I guessed and I guessed and I guessed. Everyone is a person of interest.

Every part of me is screaming, No, no, no. This is a bad idea. Don’t do it. Don’t go down this path.

But there’s something about human nature that makes us shameless opportunists. We stumble across a chance, experience the tiniest taste of something we want, and we can’t say no.

You’ll be surprised how far in, this one reaches.

Sometimes love is wonderful.

Other times it’s poison.

4 to 4.5 STARS <— I’m vacillating. It kept me guessing to the very end, and threw in an extra exciting surprise that had me gasping (THAT is why I’m at the 4.5 star level). If not for that extra, unexpected *oomph* that had my blood running cold, I was going to give it 4 stars because there were a few “character” holes and events left somewhat… unfinished. Reveals that I feel were for the sole purpose of intensifying our suspicions and upset, but I’m still wondering about them, now. That said, the characters were all incredibly flawed, most even somewhat… unlikeable, but human and relatable. Mistakes and all. All had plenty of good… and bad.

P.S. I’ll think about it a bit more. ;)

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SATURDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!!!!! eekeek Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil<— IS ON SALE!!! *gasp* Thank you bev!!! :D I just one-clicked it SO hard! This is one of bev’s most HIGHLY recommended books and Tasha loved it too, and Tasha is my book twin. YAY MEEEEE!!! :D

bev: Stayed up past two reading Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. I’m still thinking about the characters… …Right book at the right time and just so good. Some one has to read Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. Cmon, you know you all want to.

Tasha: I finished Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. I agree with Bev, more people need to read this book!! It starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up. I didn’t want to put it down. It’s incredibly powerful and moving. I had tears, many times for the unfairness of it all. And chills a couple times, and some laughs too. I also liked following the mystery and clues to what happened.

There were tons of characters, but I didn’t have any trouble following what was going on. They were very well constructed and I felt deeply for all of them. This book is definitely going on my favorites of 2017 list!

…Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. I think you would love it! It has all the feels..

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! The weekend is mine and I shall be reading!!!! YAY ME!!!

I just finished a book that I’ll be reviewing in just a bit (kept me guessing to the very end), and I’m already into another that I’ll be reviewing in a day or so.

But in the meantime…

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

  • The Varlet and the Voyeur (Rugby Book 4) by Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway <— THE LATEST BY PENNY REID & L.H. COSWAY IS LIVE!!! And it’s on Kindle Unlimited too! :D “…What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path. What she needs is an apartment with free rent. Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him…
D.G.: I just LOVE this series! I was ‘hooked’ *laughs at myself* on the Hooker and the Hermit….a bold alpha and a shy h….and then comes along the OTHER story. And I ABSOLUTELY LOVED that we got to see a different side of the ‘bad boy/troublemaker’ from book one! He is huge….most definitely…..he is a hottie…no doubt….he lacks certain skills behind closed doors….unfortunately! This was definitely a first for me where the H was not amazing and even he knew he was not!

Angie: SOOOOO excited about this! GAH

Autumn: AHHH!!! I hope you read RISING! I think you’ll love it! xo

Susan: I loved Rising!!!!!!

  • Leaving to Stay: A Bad Boy Rock Star Babies Romance (Baby Fever Book 1) by Nicole Casey <— HE LEFT HER TO BECOME A FAMOUS ROCK STAR... “…Fate brings us back together. And when she comes back into my life, It’s like no years have passed. I’m addicted again, but this time I’m hooked on her. And then she whispers something that turns my world upside down …She has two twin babies, and I’m their Daddy…”
  • Whispers at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers) by Addison Cole <— SINGLE MOM HAS A CRUSH ON HER BOSS’S SON…Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux—an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy—is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for…”
  • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas <— Ashley has a whole SLEW of recent favorites for us! Recommendations for MOST of our moods and favorite book genres… SEE BELOW:
Ashley:
  • This weekend I reread Birthday Girl….it’s just so good. It’s my top read so far this year.
  • I read Unbreak My Heart (Fostering Love) because it kept popping up on the blog and OH BOY that was amazing.
  • I also read Arrogant Devil which is the perfect bully book. It’s funny and I loved the heroine and it has a sassy grandma (WHO doesn’t like a sassy grandma! They steal all the scenes they’re in!)
  • I’m the one who recommended The Bride Series by S. Doyle! I’m so glad glad you liked it JulieO! I’ve been telling other people about how much I ended up enjoying it.
JulieO: Ashley Thanks so much for recommending THE BRIDE. Like I said, it just sucks you in. And didn’t you just want a Jake of your own?  Thanks so much!
  • Moments of Disarray: An Alex Kennedy Story by Megan Hart <— MEGAN HART ALERT!! Ohhhh I love Megan Hart (she has a very deep… raw romance writing feel) and she just released this one! “Alex Kennedy knows he’s a rascal. A rogue. An arrogant bastard. He wreaked havoc on his best friend’s marriage by falling in love with his best friend’s wife, and now he’s trying to move on. Sex, drugs, booze, boys, girls and toys. He’s hell-bent on forgetting the past and running toward a future he doesn’t believe he deserves, only to discover the truth in moments of disarray… AHEM!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS. Remember her book “Tempted”? This new release is the sort of… sequel (spinoff). YA GOTTA REMEMBER THAT ONE!!??! *blink blink* ;) My review *waggles shocked eyebrows* ➔ http://www.maryse.net/books/megan-hart-books/book-review-tempted-by-megan-hart.html
  • Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog <— SAWYER BENNETT WARM & FUZZIES ALERT!!! Sarah loved this one!
Sarah: Devoured this book. Loved it! A warm fuzzy book. More comedy than romance. But was so nice to read something light hearted especially if you’re a dog lover
  • xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN FORBIDDENY SUPER-BARGAIN!!! He’s her school adviser…. ;) “...You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week. I think I’m falling for you, and I know it’s wrong. I know that I’m only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here’s the thing. I think you’re falling for me too…
  • The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. CAREY<— BLURB JOLT ALERT!! POST APOCALYPTIC AND SOUNDS DELIGHTFULLY SCARY & IT’S SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED!!! THIS IS THE PREQUEL TO “The Girl With All the Gifts” & I ONE-CLICKED!!! OMG THIS BLURB!!! “Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

Amy: Oooooh guys, The Girl With All the Gifts was good. :D Messed up, but good.

Marit: I just read The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R Carey. Great book :) A total page turner! And it’s different. It melted my heart ❤️ I know that many of you in here have read it too.

  • Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield <— RISQUE/TABOO ALERT!!! And Anne recommends it!!! :D
Anne: I would like to add Act your Age by Eve Dangerfield. I read it a few month ago and still think about it. It’s about a woman, who has a crush on her much older boss. So they hook up…and act out their daddy-daughter fantasies. I’m not really into that but the story is so well executed that I couldn’t put it down!
  • Secret McQueen by Sierra Dean <— PARANORMAL ALERT!! Melissa C recommends this one!

Melissa C: Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but I really enjoyed the Secret McQueen series by Sierra Dean. Has a little bit of everything and she kinda reminds me of Buffy.

Julie: I love this series. It’s totally worth checking out. You should give it a try.

  • All This Time (Sweet Sins Series) by Kathy Coopmans <— THE LATEST BY KATHY COOPMANS IS LIVE!! Rock star alert!! He’s lived in his own darkness clouded by drugs until her… “…Bits and pieces of his memory start to surface after the two of them are caught up in an unexpected photo shoot. She’s rocked his world. He feels the shift. The intoxication. But Miles, he has no recollection of the night they spent together. If he finds out the truth of what happened, it could possibly lead him back to the darkness. And Julia, she holds the secret. A secret that could send Miles back into the dark or straight to his grave...”
  • House of Imperial (Secret Keepers Series Book 2) by Jaymin Eve
  • Rainbow Place by Jay Northcote <— M/M ROMANCE
  • Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor (Devil’s Rock at Whiskey River Book 1) by Eve Gaddy
  • Comfort Zone (Awkward Love Book 4) by Missy Johnson <— MISSY JOHNSON ALERT!! SHE’S HOT FOR TEACHER ;) “…Walking into Jake’s bachelor party to see my professor motorboating a stripper? Talk about Awkward. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I wasn’t completely hot for the guy. I had been since I first walked into that feline anatomy class and saw him performing chest compressions on a Persian cat named Andrew…”
  • Desperate Play (Off the Grid: FBI Series Book 3) by Barbara Freethy <— BARBARA FREETHY ALERT!!Special Agent Wyatt Tanner has always worked undercover. He thrives in the dark of the night. He survives by turning himself into someone else. But living so long in the shadows can make a man forget who he really is…”
  • Fearless: The Complete Novel (Dartmoor Book 1) by Lauren Gilley <— Tessa is getting a kick out of this one!
Tessa: 52% so far and it’s fun. Some slap the stupid person moments, but fun. I just want to keep reading it. Also, I think my angst button is even more broken than before. *nods* I can so see where, a year ago, my tummy would’ve been in knots, but after some of the mafia books I read, nope. No knots. *sighs* Stupid angst box!
  • The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen <— THE FOOTBALL STAR & HIS NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT!! “…What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn’t need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team’s chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met...”
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1) by Scott Lynch <— SUPER-SALE ALERT!! bev found us this sale!!
bev: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is on sale. I have had this in my tbr for YEARS! I need to just finally read. Lots of great reviews and sounds fun.
  • Twisted Strands (The Handcrafted Trilogy Book 1) by Lilia Moon <— He ties women up to set them free. She’s not looking for his kind of freedom… “...Liane Granger is a flannel-clad artist with a dandelion tattoo and a life that doesn’t need a man, much less the new kitten she somehow acquired when she wasn’t paying attention. She makes handcrafted rope in her small studio on Kootenay Lake and runs an on-again, off-again B&B. One of her best customers is coming to spend the night and pick up a special order. Which sounds really simple until he walks in her studio door and uses her own ropes to tie her up.”
  • American Queen (New Camelot Book 1) by Sierra Simone <— THIS TRILOGY “GOES THERE” ALERT!!! And it put R. in a severe book fog, and she can’t  get past it!

R: I’m still struggling with my American Queen/Prince/King hangover and can’t seem to focus. The second I get my loan back, I’m putting this down and starting that over.

Maryse: Wow R!!! That is quite a reaction on that trilogy. I haven’t even started it yet… DARN SQUIRRRELING!!!!!! Now I wanna read it.

R: I’ve been obsessed over it for weeks Maryse. It’s bad. I need an intervention.

JulieO: R: I read American Queen the day it came out and had to wait forever for the next book. I think I commented that the end chapter or two was a little eye opening for me because I had never read that being done before. I’m not a prude just never thought of that. Loved those books. Read them twice also. Enjoy again.

Amy: I’ve heard the American Queen series is unique because it goes THERE. After all the hullabaloo I’ve heard about it, I’m thinking I need to give it a shot.

R: It’s so different from my norm! I only picked it up because of what I’d heard about the writing. I have 3 friends reading it now: #1 isn’t sure it’s her thing, #2 knows it’s her thing, but is still on the fence, and #3 is flipping the heck out. :D If you decide to try it, I encourage you to get a sample first. It is lendable (but mine have already been claimed). Be prepared for an OTT ride that definitely GOES THERE! And keep in mind, the premise alone is farfetched. It you’re looking for something practical and realistic, this isn’t it.

Amy: I just checked, and I already have American Queen. Well, guess I HAVE to read it now. Practical and realistic? In a book? *snort* Nah, not always needed. ;)

MichelleS: R.Renee – I’m getting a kind of “Original Sinners” vibe from American Queen. Not quite the level of T. Rheisz writing, but some CRAZY stuff for sure!

Leslie M: MichelleS, YES! American Queen did have Original Sinners vibe.

  • Kings of Rittenhouse – A Shameless King Prequel by Maya Hughes <— FREEBIE PREQUEL to a GIVEAWAY for the release of book #1 that I’m having next week!!!!! THEY HATE EACH OTHER!!!Declan and Mak have been at each other’s throats since sophomore year and now it’s time for the party to end all parties for the seniors of Rittenhouse Prep. What’s the worst that could happen?”
                         

 

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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 (The next few days & a few of next week’s!!! :D )

Tasha: I read a review for Providence (which I was dying to read anyway) that stated “Providence, a novel for the Stranger Things audience…” and Now my resolve is already broken.
        

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Leah is looking for this one! Eeeeep!! It starts off with a really awful subject matter, so proceed with caution.

She asks:

Hi Maryse!

I’m trying to remember the name of this book. I know I have several book by this author in my Kindle books, but I don’t remember her name either.

The book I am trying to remember is about a girl who is raped

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by her cop father right before graduation. She runs aways and realizes she is pregnant.

She moves to a small town and has her baby and a few years later meets a guy who moves back there to work with his father as a lawyer. She wants to be an author. They fall in love.

The book is the first in a series about the brothers of the guy. Argh…I remember everything about the book but the name of it or the author.

Too many book problems! (As if thats a thing! Ha!)

LOL Leah… I LOVE that kind of “book problem”. And you’re right I do that too. So many books I’ve read over the years and blurbs I’ve been super-interested in, and sometimes, they converge. LOL!

Anyone know it?

Krist: Deep Down (Lockhart Brothers Book 1) by Brenda Rothert- it’s the first book in a series

Paula: Eureka! Thank goodness you found it Krist – I have been scrolling through my read books to see what it was. I must read the rest of the series.

Maryse: YAY!!!!! I think we’ve solved it. Er… Krist has. And… I think Leah turned into Paula (and I have a feeling they are one and the same). ;) *snort* Well, either way… YAY US!!! :D

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JulieO is looking for this one! And it looks like today is dedicated to rock star romance. ;) LOL!!! Hey I’m all in for that!

She asks:

Looking for a book I read a couple of years ago.

She was recently widowed and pregnant. Her friend wanting to cheer her up got her backstage tickets to a rock concert because she is a friend of the front man.

They become interested in each other.

Cannot find in my kindle. Think it was part of a series.

This of course, sounds familiar to me, but I can’t place it. Can you?

Terri: Sounds like Raw Need (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn. She actually goes to the concert in the first book Raw Deal (Larson Brothers), but Raw Need is about the actual relationship. Great series of the 3 brothers.

JulieO: THAT’S IT!!! Thanks so much for coming through for me Terri. Good book and good author. Gotta learn how to keep better track of the “keeper” books. As always love you Maryse.

Maryse: *beams* :D I’m thrilled Terri solved it, and I LOVE this author so I’m double thrilled! *hugs Terri and JulieO*

 

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You guys!!! Beth needs us! And oh whooooaaaaa my blood just ran cold after I read her question. I was thinking… maybe the Tristan & Danika Series (but I can’t remember exactly how they met off hand) or of course, The Mighty Storm (The Storm series Book 1) <— I’m leaning on this one pretty hard. Then there’s THIS one from wayyyyyyyyy back when…. Sheet Music – A Rock ‘N’ Roll Love Story.

Yeah, I’m sure those aren’t it (too many disparities from her description, but a few VERY similar scenes). GAHH!!

And of course, quite a few blurbs of books that I haven’t read yet are running through my mind, and I’m wondering if it’s one of those.

She asks:

Hi Maryse.  Love your website!  You have turned me on to so many great books, and it has been an awesome journey!

Now, I have a READER QUESTION:

The book about a woman who is a writer and she gets an assignment to a rock star that she dated at one time. (This is not the one where they knew each other as kids.) He finally wears her down and they get together.

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But later she shows up to his hotel room and he has been on a bender and betrays her with another woman and just stands up and looks at her in this haunting way and that’s how the book ends.

At the time it was a single book…not a series.  Now I have lost track of it.   Any help would be appreciated!

Beth

Anyone know it? I gotta KNOW!!!! :D !!! P.S. Let’s make a list while we’re at it. ;)

Amanda: Sounds like The Mighty Storm. Did they date or know each other as kids??? It’s been a few years since I read that one.

Maryse: That’s the one I’m leaning on!!!! And I think they dated… Or did they? LOL!

Amanda: Ok so they were neighbors and best friends but he moved to America when she was 14! He never knew she was in love with him. Never dated

Robyn: Mighty Storm!

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My friend Angie is LOSING HER MIND over this one. And yep. I get why just by that blurb. She’s trying to escape her underground life, and then she meets a fighter! <— It sounds all sorts of angsty and intense, sounds kind of… dark… and loaded in the stuff we love in our “kind” of romances. Oh how I hope!! ;) P.S. Book #2 is going live in just a couple of days!!

Angie: SOOOOO excited about this! GAH

Autumn: AHHH!!! I hope you read RISING! I think you’ll love it! xo

Susan: I loved Rising!!!!!!

About book #1:

As the bus approaches my stop on the Lower East Side, I raise the hood of my black sweatshirt. Anonymity is key in my neighborhood—particularly as a lone female walking at night.

All I want is to leave my crime-ridden shadow of a home in New York City. I’ve done everything I can to keep my head down and focus on my studies. College is my only goal; love has never been on the map… That is, until my sister brings me to an underground fight, where I meet a gorgeous and mysterious man: Vincent.

He is the ghost in my shadows, showing up to feed me pieces of his upper-crust life, then evaporating into darkness until his next visit. I’m falling hard and fast. How can I trust him amidst the depth of his secrets?

Vincent may be even more dangerous than the dark world I’m trying to escape.

 

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Steamy stories that can be read in any order, and book #4 is coming out in just a few days!

About book #1:

They call him the Anaconda, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window. I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of my own. I had just one mission—to find out if the rumors were true.

Then one day, he caught me watching him.

I was mortified. I was prepared to quit college, move to another country, and live the rest of my life saying, “Nick who?” But, apparently, life had other ideas.  Because Nick? Well, he isn’t just my neighbor … He’s also my father’s best friend. If I thought things were difficult before, they were about to get a whole lot more complicated.

Oh, and those rumors? Holy f**k, were they true …

   

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! :D  So… last week’s was a little bit of confusion. ;) Here I was, so excited about the awesome list and all the books on it that were making me *squirrel* and it was a day of book-glitches.

Between books being accidentally deleted, and a few other book-clicking glitches (inaccessible release pages), well… *sigh* In fact, the majority of selections on my blurb jolt list were unavailable for practically an entire day. *ooooooof* But now we have a do-over! Let’s hope this week is back to normal, and we can get excited about this release day again! ;) ‘Cause it’s a good one, too!

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest three posts (2 giveaways!!):

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

P.P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS!

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. Ocean Light: Psy-Changeling Trinity Series, Book 2 by Nalini Singh
  2. Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper
  3. Ace of Hearts by Chantal Fernando
  4. Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep
  5. Stand & Deliver: Men of Haven by Rhenna Morgan
  6. The Start of Something Good by Jennifer Probst
  7. Midnight Mass: Priest, Volume 2 by Sierra Simone
  8. Hideaway: Devil’s Night Series, Book 2 by Penelope Douglas
  9. Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer: Harborside Nights by Melissa Foster
  10. The Girl in the Moss Loreth Anne White

         

 

BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order)

  • The Ribbon Duet by Pepper Winters <— BOOK HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE!!! BEST OF 2018???!!! Stacey was BLOWN AWAY!!!!! Ooooooooh I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS DUET. WHAT AM I WAITING FOR???
Stacey: Finished “The Boy and His Ribbon” and also “A Girl and Her Ren” last night and let me say….WOW……just…..there really are no words. Book hangover of your life. BEST OF 2018. It has been years since a book gave me all the feels that this one did and these words still feel inadequate to describe this book…..so Ill just say this…..This book sneaks its way into your soul, grabs a hold, rips it out, and doesnt let go. I can tell it is one of those books that stays with you literally FOREVER.
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas <— AWESOME TWIST!! I LOVED this one, and Kelli recommends it, too!
Kelli: I wanted to comment on a book that I just read over the weekend, “Dangerous Girls.” Yes, this book is older but I read your review, one-clicked it and literally read the book in one sitting. I was completely blown away by the ending, the book really messed with me in a way that I can’t describe. The entire book had me trying to guess the ending and then at the end, with the final twist, I was completely stunned.
  • Once Upon A Time: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 1) by Blair Babylon <— THE REAL PRINCESS RUNNING AWAY FROM HER PRINCE… & THE BODYGUARD THAT SAVES HER… FREE TODAY!!! The latest release in this series is live (below), so book #1 is free. :) “…the beautiful princess had had enough of the cheating prince, and she ran away. The prince didn’t want to let her go. He couldn’t take his throne without her and sent henchmen to take her back to the castle. Her worried royal brother sent people to look for her, too. The prince threatened her...”
  • The Bride Series by D. Doyle <— THESE JUST SUCK YOU IN! JulieO recommends it!
JulieO: A week or two ago I read on your blog a message from someone, can’t remember her name, that she read THE BRIDE SERIES BY S. DOYLE.  Sounded interesting so looked it up and ordered the first one.  Read that one and onto the second.  Before I know it I have read all 5 books in the series in a day and a half.  They are kind of captivating. They are sweet, humorous, good writing, the h is a strong female character and the H is a guy that every woman would love to be involved with.  The setting is in Montana on a ranch.  The storytelling and the story just suck you in.  Yes there is romance and sex.  Not the kind that goes on for pages.  Just really enjoyed and will keep an eye out for more of this authors books.
  • Full Tilt by Emma Scott <— ONE OF MY 5-STAR FAVORITES is free today! OMG MY HEART!!! P.S. Here’s my Book Review ”…Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch...”
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES:

  1. A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir
  2. Venom in the Veins: An Elemental Assassin Book by Jennifer Estep <— JENNIFER ESTEP ALERT!!It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends—but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld…”
  3. Marked (Mated Book 3) by Stephanie Morris
  4. Magnus: A Time Travel Romance (Mists of Albion Book 4) by Joanna Bell
  5. Maple’s Strong Alpha: Bad Alpha Dads (Denver Troubles Book 1) by McKayla Schutt
  6. Knockout: A What Doesn’t Kill You World Romantic Mystery (Ava Book 3) by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  7. The Summons: A Selkie Tale by Marj W. Ivancic
  8. Secrets (The Rune Trilogy Book 1) by E.H. Demeter
  9. Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!! “…Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…bBut when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back...”
  10. Jinn’s Dominion (Desert Cursed Series Book 3) by Shannon Mayer
  11. Once Bitten (Guardians of the Dark Book 2) by Bianca D’Arc
  12. Cursed Heart (The Siren Coven) by Kim Loraine
            

 

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES

  1. More Than Words by Mia Sheridan <— MIA SHERIDAN ALERT!! ONE UPON A TIME SHE THOUGHT HE WAS HER PRINCE… “…Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire. But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets...”
  2. Walk With Me (Small Town Bachelor Romance Book 4) by Abby Knox
  3. Tempting Conner (The Hawke Fortune Book 3) by Victoria Pinder
  4. River’s Rescue (River’s End Series, #9) by Leanne Davis
  5. The Arrogant Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 8) by Mallory Crowe
  6. Encore (Rock Star Duet Book 2) by Rachel Lacey <— SHE DRUNK-MARRIED A ROCK STAR… “…Celebrity assistant Jenn MacDonald has her future meticulously planned, and she’s ready to make her next move: becoming a songwriter. Drunk-marrying a rock star was definitely not on the list. When Cole suggests they stay married for six months so that he can ride out the good publicity while helping her launch her new career, she can’t help but say yes. She’s even able to convince herself—almost—that her decision has nothing to do with the way one glance from Cole sets her body humming like the strings on his favorite guitar. They were near strangers when they exchanged drunken vows on the beach, but the connection—and the attraction—between them is powerful and real…”
  7. Fighting My Affections (The Affections Series Book 3) by Elizabeth Wills
  8. Wild Inside (Four Corners Book 2) by Artemis Anders
  9. Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn <— *WHOOOOOPS!!!* “…I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient...”
  10. Ain’t She a Peach (Southern Eclectic Book 4) by Molly Harper
  11. Teach Me Moore (All That & Moore Book 2) by Celeste Granger
  12. Shattered Love : Heart – Rending Love Story (Betrayal Series Book 1) by Ivy Rose <— SHE SHATTERED HIM… “…This is my story and how I fell in love with a man who only knew how to love fiercely. So fiercely you had to feel it to believe it. He let his guard down with me. I was his sun, his star, his home…only I made a choice that shattered him more than life ever could. The worst thing is if you asked me if I would do it again, my answer would be yes. Don’t judge me until you know my story & know I will always love Dominic Stone…
  13. Relentless (Somerton Security Book 2) by Elizabeth Dyer
  14. Familiar Strangers by Samah
  15. Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies Book 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— CARRIE ANN RYAN’S LATEST!! “...Bad decisions and fateful nights have changed her path more than once, but now she’s focused on one thing: opening her new own dance studio. But fate is a funny thing, and once again, she’ll be forced to learn that actions have consequences and some repercussions can not only change your life forever, they can also come back to haunt you…one broken promise at a time…”
  16. A Marriage for the Marine: A Fuller Family Novel (Brush Creek Brides Book 7) by Liz Isaacson
  17. Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz
  18. Healing Touch by Brenda Rothert <— SHE’S A DOCTOR TRYING TO GET OVER HER EX & HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND THAT SHE WORKS WITH… “...Carson Stephens recently returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East, and though willing women present themselves at every turn, his closest companion is loneliness. His night-shift work supervising the electrical and mechanical systems at the hospital is a perfect fit – it’s solitary work putting broken things back together.
    When the electrical system on Joss’ floor goes haywire, she’s frazzled by the sexy electrician who sparks her dormant sex drive. He’s brooding and cocky – so not her type...”
  19. In Too Deep (Man of the Month Book 10) by J. Kenner
  20. Foolish Temptations (The Barrington Billionaires Book 7) by Danielle Stewart
  21. Intervals of Love (The Men of Endurance Book 2) by Olivia Gaines
  22. Up to You (Love with Altitude Book 4) by Daisy Prescott <— DAISY PRESCOTT’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE EARLY!! Her wedding date is the worst, but she IS SO into his brother (and he’s not into her)……my mother decides I need a date for my cousin’s wedding … and chooses the worst man in the world for me. Landon Roberts is the human equivalent of a parka with every ski pass he’s ever purchased hanging off of his zipper. Apparently my mother is the last person in Colorado to know about Landon’s reputation. To make things worse, his super hot brother Aiden’s back in town. Still gorgeous and still not remotely interested in me…
  23. His Redheaded Sl*t (The Cocktail Girls) by Vivian Ward
  24. Hart of Darkness (The Hart Series Book 1) by S.B. Alexander
  25. Surrender: A House of Sin Novella by Elisabeth Naughton
  26. On the Edge: (The Edge Book 2) by C.D. Reiss <— C.D. REISS ALERT!! Must be read in order so I’m not sneaking a peek at the blurb. ;)
  27. Cold Blooded (Cold Justice) by Toni Anderson
  28. The Girl in the Moss (Angie Pallorino Book 3) by Loreth Anne White
  29. A Reason To Live: An Inspirational Romance (A Reason To Love Book 1) by T.K. Chapin
  30. Dark Fire (Refuge Book 4) by Cynthia Sax
  31. Loved by the Viscount: A Historical Regency Romance (Happily Ever After Book 5) by Ellie St. Clair
  32. The Other End of the Leash by NJ Cole and Oliver Durant <— DOM/SUB PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!! “Raven lived the life of a submissive 24/7. She was under the care of her Master, Seth Thomas, who treated her well, using her as she enjoyed and letting her live freely on his estate with his other submissives, who came and went as they wished.
    Seth kept his kinky side secret from his family so when he was called overseas for family business that would take a month, he turned to fellos Doms in the lifestyle to help him care for his pet...”
  33. In A Faraway Land: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 3) by Blair Babylon <— REAL PRINCESS IN HIDING FROM HER EX… “...Flicka von Hannover was a princess, but not anymore, sort of. To hide from her conniving soon-to-be ex-husband and divorce him as soon as possible, she runs to the place specified by her prenuptial agreement, Las Vegas. She has left everyone and everything behind except Dieter Schwarz, her bodyguard who saved her that terrible night and smuggled her to Paris and now to Nevada…”
  34. Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent
  35. Entangled Moon: A Novel by E.C. Frey
  36. The Love Letter: A Novel by Rachel Hauck
  37. Little Big Love by Katy Regan
  38. Tell Me Lies: A Novel by Carola Lovering <— OOOOOOH!!! IS THIS A PSYCH THRILLER LOVE STORY??!!!!! “…then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating. Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart. Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted...”
  39. Atticus by Sawyer Bennett
  40. The Work Wife (An on the Job Romance) by Allison B. Hanson
  41. Catch.net by Rita Delude
  42. Tied Down (Nailed Down Book 2) by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler <— CHELLE BLISS & EDEN BUTLER ALERT!!Cara Carelli is a silver-tongued mafia princess, master manipulator, and the only woman I’ve ever loved. But she’s also smokin’ hot and my ex-wife. When Cara led me straight into a trap and pleaded for my help, I couldn’t say no. She thought she had the upper hand, but this time, I was in control and planned to make her beg...”
  43. End Game (Bellevue Bullies Series Book 4) by Toni Aleo <— NFL STAR & A COLLEGE GYMNASTICS STAR ALERT! “…This is Sofia Castilleja’s beginning. She is starting her college career as a star member of Bellevue’s brand-new gymnastics team. She’s going to tumble her way to success, first in school and then by realizing her dream of opening her own gym. Ryan and Sofia didn’t see each other coming, but once they meet, they can’t look away. Their dreams are destined to take them in opposite directions. But it doesn’t take them long to realize that waking up to reality together may be better than dreaming alone...”
  44. Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren <— SKYE WARREN SERIOUS LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!!!My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination. That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared–ruthless and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he’s determined to win. No matter the cost. It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both...” P.S. Don’t forget to check out her guest post and gift card giveaway ➔ Skye Warren’s “Survival of the Richest” is live, she’s our guest poster today & we’re having a giveaway!
  45. Protected By A Hero by Cora Seton and Susan Stoker
  46. Cowboy Most Wanted (Copper Creek Book 1) by Stina Lindenblatt
  47. The Billionaire’s Claim: Redemption by Nadia Lee
  48. ALANNAH: Slater Brothers Book 5.5 by L.A. Casey <— L.A. Casey <— L.A. CASEY ALERT!! “…To protect the love of her life from another burden, she keeps her fear to herself, even as that fear begins to consume her. Damien Slater has the life he always wanted with the woman he adores by his side, but there’s a problem. His woman is keeping a secret, and they swore they would never let another secret come between them again. Breaking Alannah’s guard will be Damien’s greatest challenge...”
  49. Chimera by S. M. Lynch & Sarah Michelle Lynch
  50. Say You Want Me (Full Moon Book 1) by Stefanie Van Mol <— SHE MEETS THE DRUMMER… “…Just before she sets off for college, she and her best friend Karen hit the road and wind up at a concert by Full Moon, a famous rock band. From the first moment she lays eyes on him, Camille is intrigued by Jonathan, the drummer of the band. Who would have guessed her life is about to change forever?”
  51. Safe Haven by Red Phoenix <— HE WON’T COLLAR HER…At eighteen, I suffered a heartbreaking loss and began exploring my submissive side to escape the pain with kinky pleasure. A chance meeting sets me on an exciting new path as a student of the Submissive Training Center. There I find Captain, a distinguished Dom I’ve totally fallen for—my safe haven. But I have a problem. Captain won’t collar me...”
  52. Road to Danger (Danger Incorporated Book 8) by Olivia Jaymes
  53. One Step Enough by Carla Kelly
  54. False Security (Rogue Security and Investigation Book 2) by Evan Grace
  55. Bolt Saga: 1 by Angel Payne
  56. Her Cowboy Prince (Once Upon a Western Book 1) by Trish Milburn
  57. Unconscious Hearts (Hearts of Vegas Book 1) by Harper Sloan <— HARPER SLOAN’S LATEST!! ”…A bet and one steamy night with a stranger force Ari to confront all she’s been hiding behind. She tries to move on, but he refuses to stand down, wanting what she is terrified to give—herself. This man may very well destroy her in the end, especially when it’s clear he has his own demons...”
  58. Sex, Lies & Champagne (Sex and Lies Book 8) by Kris Calvert
  59. Hot Louisiana Knight (Knight Ops Book 3) by Em Petrova
  60. Wonderfully Wicked by Maddie Taylor and Meredith O’Reilly
  61. Between The Spreadsheets by Nicky Fox
  62. The Alpha’s Manny (MacIntosh Meadows Book 3) by Susi Hawke <— M/M ROMANCE
  63. Pull You Through by Kaylee Ryan <— ALREADY HAS MY HEART ALERT!!! HE’S ONLY ON LEAVE… and then he meets her. “…From the moment we met, I knew he was different–I just didn’t realize he’d change my life. He was a guy on leave, an acquaintance. Until he was something more, something unforgettable. I never imagined he’d leave ten days later, taking a piece of me with him. Then again, maybe I did know. I just didn’t care. He was worth it...”
  64. Staying The Course (The Men of Endurance Book 3) by Siera London
  65. Red Tea by Meg Mezeske
  66. Tempting Beat (Hearts of Metal Book 6) by Brooklyn Ann
  67. Eye of the Beholder by J. Margot Critch
  68. Waiting for You (Pine Valley) by Heather B. Moore
  69. After the Gold by Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese <— THEY’VE BEEN PARTNER FOREVER… “...now that their electric on-ice chemistry has led them to Olympic gold, they’re retiring from competition. As they cross America on an exhibition tour with their fellow athletes, Katie and Brendan’s always volatile relationship becomes more turbulent than ever as they face down the media, their fans, and their increasingly nosy teammates...”
                                                                   

 

PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Moments of Disarray: An Alex Kennedy Story by Megan Hart – June 13th 2018
  2. Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) by Jessica Ruben - June 15th 2018
  3. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan – June 18th 2018
  4. Born to It: Hellions Motorcycle Club (Hellions Ride On Book 1) by Chelsea Camaron - June 18th 2018
  5. Ghostgirl by J.B. Salsbury – June 19th 2018
  6. Tattered (Lark Cove Book 1) by Denver Perry – June 19th 2018
  7. Rainy Day Friends: A Novel (Wildstone) by Jill Shalvis - June 19th 2018
  8. ELECTRIC IMPULSE: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) by Angel Hilson - June 19th 2018
  9. The Date: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtakding twist by Louise Jensen – June 21st 2018
  10. One Week by Roya Carmen – June 21st 2018
  11. Fixed Forever by Lauren Paige – June 25th 2018
         

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