Bookish Sundries, New Releases

Listopia: Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2019

The Listopia on Goodreads almost always gets a chuckle or two from me. I have no idea as to why I find it so funny….It may have to do with the names of the lists or the fact that Harry Potter seems to make EVERY list (HP Fan here, no need to get defensive). It may have to do with the fact that I don’t recognize a good portion of the titles that make the lists (isn’t that wonderful?…all those books!). Or it may have to do with that fact that I love how 99% of the voters would go to battle fighting for their most beloved books (I know I would).

Here’s a list that I voted in yesterday: Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2019 and here are my votes:

  1. Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers #6) by Penny Reid – I am a huge Penny fan. I have read all of the Winston Brothers series with Beard Science being my favorite. Billy’s book has been A LONG TIME coming. I mean YEARS coming. I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be honest. The entire series has been setting up this book plus it is the last of the series…For me, it is the Most Anticipated Book of Any Genre of 2019 (No pressure, Penny!)
  2. Beard With Me (Winston Brother #5.5) by Penny Reid – See all the reason above plus it’s a prequel / novella to Beard Necessities. Can’t have one without the other….
  3. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella – Although this has already been released, I am still anticipating it. As of today, I am #34 on 6 copies per my county’s library queue. That’s approximately 12 weeks out…..Anyways, I just love Sophie Kinsella and her dry sense of humor. She rarely disappoints.
  4. I withheld my 4th and 5th vote because it is only April and if anything new by Colleen Hoover or Mariana Zapata or Amy Harmon or Autumn Jones Lake comes out, I’m voting for it!

What about you? What are your most anticipated romances of 2019? Send me some comments!

New Releases

Teaser Post #2 for International Player by Louise Bay

 

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER by Louise Bay
Release Date: April 30th

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43132944-international-player

 

PRE-ORDER TODAY!!
Apple Books exclusive pre order: https://apple.co/2QdJdwn
Paperback: https://amzn.to/2PmIK5M

 

 

Blurb:
Being labelled a player never stopped me from being successful with women. Until I met Truly Harbury.

Truly was the first girl who ever turned me down.

The first female friend I ever had.

And she might just be the first woman I ever fall in love with.

When an emergency means she needs my help running her family’s charity, I’m happy to introduce her to the glitz and glamour of the London business world—taking her to dinners, coaching her through speeches, zipping up the sexy evening gown I helped her pick out.

The more time we spend together, the more I want to convince her I’m not a man to avoid, that we’re not as unsuited as she believes.

She sees herself as the book-reading, science-loving introvert while I’m the dangerous, outgoing, charmer.

She thinks I love parties and people whereas she prefers pajamas and a takeaway.

What she doesn’t realize is that I like everything about her–the way her smile lights up a room, how her curves light up my imagination, and especially the way her lips taste when coated with tequila.

She’s the first woman I ever fell in love with. I just need to know if she could ever love me too.

 

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Royals Series, The Nights Series (both series of standalone books each following different characters) and the standalone Gentleman series.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, The West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

Connect w/Louise:
Website: https://louisebay.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/authorlouisebay
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/louisesbay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louiseSbay
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VSsbDb
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8056592.Louise_Bay
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/louise-bay

 

New Releases

Release Blitz: The Mister by E L James

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The Mister will sweep you off your feet…

THE MISTER, the highly anticipated new love story from #1 New York Times bestseller E L James is available now!

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London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? And can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

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ABOUT E L JAMES

E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

She coproduced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018.

E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.
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For more information about E L James, visit:

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New Releases

Blog Tour: Eighty-One Nights by Georgia Cates

Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: April 9th

 

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44284142-eighty-one-nights

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!
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Blurb:
Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.

Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?

It’s not.

This story begins with a contract.

And an exchange of money.

A lot of money.

An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.

A devil lounges smugly on my other.

And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.

Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfriend experience.

All of it.

And I’m going to give it to him.

I’m not supposed to enjoy being his whore.

I’m also not supposed to fall in love with him.

But I do. Both.

When our contract expires, I will walk away.

Because I have to.

But he’ll always have a piece of me.

I’ll mask my sorrow with a smile.

I’ll hide my love with indifference

… all while it’s killing me softly.

A fairy-tale romance.

It isn’t mine to have.

And this man I’ve come to love so dearly isn’t my happily ever after.

About Eighty-One Nights:

While the characters from Eighty-One Nights are entirely new, their storyline is a combination of fresh material and carefully selected themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge. This is intentional. I chose some of my favorite elements from previous releases and interjected them into Hutch and Lou’s story. Let’s call it a “story fusion” between our old favorites and new material. This work was briefly released under a pen name and was titled The Girlfriend Experience.

 

 

Excerpt:
“No one gets to call you a whore.”

“You can.”

He stops eating and looks at me. “I’d never degrade you by calling you a whore.”

“Not a whore. Your whore. There’s a difference.”

I can almost see the wheels turning in Hutch’s head. “You’re my whore?”

“Yes. Only yours.”

“My whore.” He grins. “I don’t think that I’m supposed to like that, but I do.”

“And I don’t think I’m supposed to like being your whore, but I do. Very much.”

He reaches out for my hand and brings it to his mouth, kissing it. “You never cease to amaze me.”

“Dirty talk. Never underestimate the power of it.”

 

 

About the Author:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

 

 

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Book Reviews

One Night with her Roommate: A Novella

Genre: Romance Novella

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟 (when comparing to other novellas)

Review: Sometimes when I am: a) in a reading rut / in a major book hangover, b) want a quick romantic story, c) want a super cute, not so emotional read (say after reading Colleen Hoover..Love her!), or d) don’t have time for a full fledged novel but need to keep feeding my READING ADDICTION, I turn to Noelle Adams.

Noelle Adams has a writing style that speaks to me. She tells a great story with in a small amount of pages (71 in this particular novella). I’ve always appreciated writers who can do that. Not all novels can be 350 pages. Do I like long novels? Yes. Love them. Need them. Can’t live my life without them. However, it is nice to have a change every once in awhile too.

One Night with Her Roommate is book #5 in the One Night Series. It follows the story of Meg and East. Meg has a good job with hopes and dreams. She’s also a little neurotic. East is the quintessential slacker with no job. He’s a hot mess both physically and mentally. Their story starts right in the middle with Meg fighting her feelings for East. The two end up spending one hot and steamy night together after a tragic situation brings them closer. The morning after, Meg has a breakdown over what happened causing a right between them. And like a perfect romantic novella, the conflict is quickly resolved. HEA! (Side note: there is more to the story but there will be no spoilers this time).

Recommendation: Read for a short, happy read. The One Night Series is like a Hallmark movie……the stories end happily tied up in a nice little bow. Instant gratification.

New Releases

Teaser Post: International Player by Louise Bay

 

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER by Louise Bay
Release Date: April 30th

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43132944-international-player

 

PRE-ORDER TODAY!!
Apple Books exclusive pre order: https://apple.co/2QdJdwn
Paperback: https://amzn.to/2PmIK5M

 

Blurb:
Being labelled a player never stopped me from being successful with women. Until I met Truly Harbury.

Truly was the first girl who ever turned me down.

The first female friend I ever had.

And she might just be the first woman I ever fall in love with.

When an emergency means she needs my help running her family’s charity, I’m happy to introduce her to the glitz and glamour of the London business world—taking her to dinners, coaching her through speeches, zipping up the sexy evening gown I helped her pick out.

The more time we spend together, the more I want to convince her I’m not a man to avoid, that we’re not as unsuited as she believes.

She sees herself as the book-reading, science-loving introvert while I’m the dangerous, outgoing, charmer.

She thinks I love parties and people whereas she prefers pajamas and a takeaway.

What she doesn’t realize is that I like everything about her–the way her smile lights up a room, how her curves light up my imagination, and especially the way her lips taste when coated with tequila.

She’s the first woman I ever fell in love with. I just need to know if she could ever love me too.

 

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Royals Series, The Nights Series (both series of standalone books each following different characters) and the standalone Gentleman series.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, The West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

Connect w/Louise:
Website: https://louisebay.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/authorlouisebay
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/louisesbay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louiseSbay
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VSsbDb
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8056592.Louise_Bay
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/louise-bay

 

New Releases

Teaser Tuesday: Another New Teaser 81 Nights

 

Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: April 9th

 

Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44284142-eighty-one-nights

 

 

PreOrder Today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TG6DMB
B&N: http://bit.ly/2FhJ4ko
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2F8PvoN
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2F8Q1mJ

 

 

Blurb:
Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.

Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?

It’s not.

This story begins with a contract.

And an exchange of money.

A lot of money.

An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.

A devil lounges smugly on my other.

And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.

Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfriend experience.

All of it.

And I’m going to give it to him.

I’m not supposed to enjoy being his whore.

I’m also not supposed to fall in love with him.

But I do. Both.

When our contract expires, I will walk away.

Because I have to.

But he’ll always have a piece of me.

I’ll mask my sorrow with a smile.

I’ll hide my love with indifference

… all while it’s killing me softly.

A fairy-tale romance.

It isn’t mine to have.

And this man I’ve come to love so dearly isn’t my happily ever after.

About Eighty-One Nights:

While the characters from Eighty-One Nights are entirely new, their storyline is a combination of fresh material and carefully selected themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge. This is intentional. I chose some of my favorite elements from previous releases and interjected them into Hutch and Lou’s story. Let’s call it a “story fusion” between our old favorites and new material. This work was briefly released under a pen name and was titled The Girlfriend Experience.

 

Excerpt:
Misleading. The same could be said for me—I may look like a skilled inamorata, but I’m really only an amateur in disguise. And this sexy lingerie is my masquerade.

I brush my hair, detangling the bottom layer that constantly moves against my back and shoulders, and twirl the ends back into loose curls. Lucky me. My hair is actually cooperating tonight.

I smooth the few unruly tresses and think about what tonight is going to be like with Hutch.

Will he be hot and kinky?

Will he be dominating?

Will he only care about his own pleasure?

So many unanswered questions.

My body tingles as I imagine his hands moving all over me. My nipples get hard when I imagine his thumb and index fingers rolling and pinching them. And his tongue licking them. I’m wet and he hasn’t even touched me yet.

Another epiphany.

Tonight isn’t about the money. It isn’t about our arrangement.

I want this man.

You are about to make yourself a true inamorata, Cait. I hope you know what you’re doing because there is no going back after this.

 

About the Author:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

 

 

Connect w/Georgia:
Website: http://www.georgiacates.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgia.cates.9
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgiaCates
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorgeorgiacates/
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