Reviews

NEW RELEASES, SALES, & REVIEWS 1/13/15

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week’s list of new releases and sales are really giving my 1-click finger a workout. So many I wish I could read at the same time! Like…Thicker than Blood by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley (unique and emotional apocalyptic read!!), Blindsided by Emma Hart (fashionista heroine + quarterback hero), Feel Again by Faith Andrews (student/teacher romance!!!), and Held Against You by Season Vining (really pricey but it sounds SO good – a bounty hunter + wanted woman!!)

As for my reading this past week, OMG! I have a few book recommendations for y’all! First one up is a 5 star read (first one of the year too!) and a book that I completely took a chance on called Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler (here’s my review). Another is my last read The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey Berrick ($.99). I’m just wrecked right now. It’s a book that gave me ALL the feels so if you love emotional rollercoaster romances, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. It’ll be released in 2 weeks and you can preorder a copy for just $.99! (here’s my review)

Upcoming Releases: Did you know I now have a section that’ll list upcoming releases for the year? Be sure to bookmark the page below as I update it daily with preorders/Goodreads links.

Cool tip: Tired of seeing all the $.99, $1.99, $2.99, etc… on your bills? Send yourself an Amazon gift card and plan a budget accordingly

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Note: All prices are good at the time of posting so be sure to double check ’em before final purchase!!

NEW RELEASES

  • Beautiful Burn by Adriane Leigh ($.99) <– hot new release, and a student/teacher romance at that! I’ve been told the $.99 price was a mistake, so grab it at this low price while you can!
  • Winter by Frankie Rose (Callie Hart) <– this one sounds good! The heroine hopes to start with a clean slate at her new college. After all, she’s the daughter of a serial killer gasp emoticon The hero is a cop by day, singer by night who falls for her, even though it may be a problem –> “…falling for a girl whose father was accused of deeply sinister acts—a man whom Luke shared a devastating history with himself—only serves to complicated things.”
  • Thicker than Blood by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley <– the long wait is finally over! This is a standalone romance set in apocalyptic times!
  • Wrecked & Ruined series by Aly Martinez <– all 4 books (including the spinoff standalone) are bundled here and on sale for $2.99!
  • The Vigilante’s Lover by Annie Winters ($.99) 
  • Corps Security series by Harper Sloan ($.99) <– all 6 books in her alpha male series bundled together for $.99!
  • Raveling You by Jessica Sorensen <– book 2 in her mature YA/NA series!
  • Dirty Ties by Pam Godwin <– probably one of the steamiest books I’ve ever read!! There’s some suspense and the story smacked me with twists after turn. I liked it, and if you’re in the mood for an erotic romance, try this one! (here’s my review)
  • Temperance by Ella Frank <– book 1 in a new fantasy romance series! “What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist? That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday. Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told. Only this time their futures aren’t predicted—they’re forever changed. They’ve awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there.” 
  • Reckless Nights by Karen Erickson
  • Uncover Me by Chelle Bliss <– 4th book in her erotic Men of Ink series!
  • Held Against You by Season Vining <– really pricey but sounds SO good! “A gorgeous bounty hunter. A wanted woman. A passion they can’t deny.”
  • Filthy Beautiful Forever by Kendall Ryan <– 4th book in her erotic Filthy Beautiful Lies series! This one’s a friends-to-lovers romance.
  • Saved by Kelli Maine
  • From this Moment by Lexi Buchanan 
  • #Hater by Cambria Hebert
  • More than a Memory by Amber Nation <– looks to be an emotional second chance romance. The heroine fled her hometown without a word, leaving behind the hero. 15 years passed and they meet again back at their high school reunion –> “Locking eyes after fifteen long years raises deep emotions and unanswered questions: What happened to make Eden run? Could their love for each other still exist? Or will their past time together be nothing more than a memory?” 
  • Blindsided by Emma Hart <– This is the first book in Emma Hart’s brand new steamy series and it looks like it’s a battle of wills between a fashionista heroine and the quarterback hero –> “Two people. Two agendas. Two games. What happens when the out-there It-Boy of football meets the secret It-Girl of fashion?”
  • Feel Again by Faith Andrews <– oooh this one sounds right up my alley! The heroine is a widow and the hero is a reckless guy who’s changing his ways. “A chance meeting has these two instantly attracted to one another, but when their paths cross again—this time as professor and student—the roles reverse on Professor Edwards as Caleb teaches her how to feel again.” <– I’m a sucker for student/teacher romances!
  • Branded by Tara Sivec <– Book 2 in her Ignite trilogy and can be read as a standalone –> “Eighteen days filled with passion and promises. Nineteen letters filled with threats and foreboding. It only takes twenty minutes for the numbers to all add up. One thousand, two hundred seconds until everything changes and there’s no going back. This is my story, and it’s going to leave a scar.”
  • Promise to Marry by Jessica Wood <– This is the one that I was talking about a week ago that goes like this –> “We were best friends since as early as I could remember. We grew up together. We were next door neighbors. We shared each other’s deepest secrets. When I was thirteen, we made a pact: if we were still single by the time we were 30, we’d marry each other. Today was my thirtieth birthday. I was single. I knew he was single too. But we were no longer best friends, and a part of me knew that he hated me.”
  • Total Submission by Roxy Sloane
  • ‘Til Death 2 by Bella Jewel <— This book concludes her dark romance series: “When you fall in love with the devil, you expect to get burned…Somewhere inside, I knew he was no good. I just prayed having me in his life would be enough.”
  • Something Amazing by M. Clarke
  • The Mason List by SD Hendrickson <– This is a mature YA/NA romance standalone that spans 20 years and sounds quite emotional. “An epic love. An epic hate. An epic story that would last a lifetime.”
  • Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher <— “Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning. He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.”
  • Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae <– This one sounds exhilarating. The heroine lost her brother in a fighter jet accident, so she plans on following in his footsteps to prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. Then she meets her new superior officer and starts to fall for him…
SALES

  • Upon a Midnight Dream (#1), Whispered Music (#2), The Wolf’s Pursuit (#3), and When Ash Falls (#4) by Rachel Van Dyken are all $.99 each! These are interconnected historical romance standalones.
  • That Girl by HJ Bellus ($.99) <– emotional sports romance!
  • Hard As It Gets (#1) and Hard to Come By (#3) by Laura Kaye got price drops (currently in the $1-3 range). These are romantic suspense reads focusing on a group of renegade ex-soldiers who plan to bust a crime ring from the back of their tattoo shop, and how they find love along the way.
  • Chasing Serenity (#1), Behind the Pitch (#1.5), and Finding Serenity (#2) by Eden Butler are all $.99 each! These are NA sports romances!
  • Fading trilogy by E.K. Blair ($.99) <– all 3 books in one + 2 bonus stories! These are emotional NA romances and each can be read as a standalone. The 2nd one is a M/M romance too
  • Alex by Sawyer Bennett ($.99) <– sports romance standalone! The hero is a cold-hearted hockey player and he falls for the sweet heroine who’s a social worker.
  • Reasonable Doubt series by Whitney Gracia Williams ($.99) <– all 3 installments in this scorching hot serial bundled into 1!
  • Undescribable series by Shantel Tessier ($.99) <– 3 NA romances in one!
  • Revealed by Aleatha Romig ($.99) <– 4th book in her Consequences series and continues Claire & Tony’s story. This book is part psychological thriller, part romance.
  • Retrace by Sigal Ehrlich ($.99) <– friends to lovers romance standalone!
  • Charlotte’s Bed by S.J. Stava ($.99) <– Kindle Countdown deal! Sounds like a witty & humorous read!
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ($1.99) <– this is the lowest I’ve seen this book drop!! For fans of historical romances that haven’t picked this one up yet, DO IT!
  • The Good Life by Jodie Beau ($.99) <– another Kindle Countdown deal and it’s a romantic comedy that starts off with the heroine getting cruelly divorced from her husband and with the help of her friends, a checklist, and a mysterious guy from her past, “she’ll forget about being the good wife and start living the good life…” 
  • I Stand Before You by S.R. Grey ($.99) <– NA romance where the hero’s a tattooed bad boy who landed himself in prison. Four years later he’s back in town ready to rebuild his life when he meets the heroine who has a tragic past of her own. Their romance is described as a “journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it’s a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.”
  • Nordic Lords MC series by Stacey Lynn ($.99) <– 3 interconnected biker romance standalones bundled together!
  • Melody of the Heart by Katie Ashley ($.99) <– 4th book in her rockstar romance series!
  • Hope Over Fear by J.A. DeRouen ($.99) <– ohhhh this one’s HIGH on my TBR list! Just check this part out: “Today is the day that the man I love marries someone else. I don’t deserve pity or sympathy. I left him and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away. The guilt and sorrow consume me everyday… But today is a new beginning. Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed determination to be better. This is my story about what happens after.”
  • Dirty Angels by Karina Halle ($.99) <– spinoff standalone of the Artists trilogy!
  • Silas by Sabrina Paige ($.99) <– this one sounds good! “I’m a grifter. A con artist. I don’t just steal from the rich. I take from the worst of the worst, the people who deserve to be hustled. I have two rules – keep moving and never fall in love. I only ever thought about breaking them for one boy. And that boy just walked right back into my life, a ghost from the past.”
  • The Duke & I by Julia Quinn ($1.99) <— I read this one a few years back and really liked it – to avoid being shackled to marriage, the hero (who’s a duke) pretends to be engaged to the heroine, only the pretend engagement becomes real. It’s one of the swooniest and charming historical romances I’ve read and though it’s the first book in a series, it’s a complete standalone!
  • Education series by Jane Harvey Berrick ($3.03) <– Regular $5+! I’ve read them and these two books are gorgeously written, the first being a forbidden older woman/younger man romance and book 2 a steamy second chance romance. They follow the same couple so be sure to read these in order!
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park ($1.99) <– I flat out loved this quirky and mature YA/NA romance!! It’s the kind of book that builds up the emotion slowly and has tons of depth. Highly recommend!
  • Left Drowning by Jessica Park ($1.99) <– Another JP book I loved! This one was definitely emotional and really surprised me by the time I finished. It will tug at your heartstrings for sure…
  • The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan ($2) <– I loved this mythology/fantasy read!! The hero is a demigod (half God, half human). If you’re looking for an entertaining book that’ll provide total escapism, try this one!
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner ($1.99) <– I’m planning to see the movie and from my experience watching the movie first will always motivate me to read the book, so *click*
  • Nowhere but Here by Renee Carlino ($3.99) <– sounds like a refreshing read! “A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius…”
  • The Siren (#1), The Angel (#2), The Prince (#3), The Mistress (#4), The Saint (#5), and The King (#6) by Tiffany Reisz all got $2 price drops!!! *squeeeee* Tiffany Reisz is my #1 all-time favorite author and The Original Sinners series the only books I’ve given 10 stars to. These are thought-provoking, boundary-pushing, highly erotic BDSM-themed stories with an unconventional romance and must be read in order! I can’t recommend them enough!!
  • Playing for Keeps (#1), Perfection (#2), Checkmate (#3), and Truce (#4) by RL Mathewson are all $.99 each! If you’re in the mood for some laugh out loud, steamy romantic comedies, these are great!
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown ($1.99) <– huge price drop!! (regular $10+) If you ever want to branch out of contemporary for a bit and want a dystopian/sci-fi/fantasy + action and adventure read, I’ve heard amazing things about this one. “I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.”
  • Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost ($1.99) <– This is the first book in the Night Huntress series and it’s a paranormal/urban fantasy romance between a half-vampire heroine and the vampire bounty hunter hero. I really enjoyed this one!! (here’s my review)
  • Hers series by Dawn Robertson ($.99) <– grab the entire kinky Hers series + a bonus Christmas novella!
  • Sweet Thing (#1) and Sweet Little Thing (#1.5) by Renee Carlino got price drops! The first is $2.99 and the novella is $.99! These books follow two quirky, musical characters and like the title suggests, is a sweet, heartwarming romance. The heroine’s kinda stubborn but she’ll get better