Woohooo!!! Check out this week’s EPIC new releases list!! Lots of awesome new books listed below that I can’t wait to start reading (and more still being added in)!! Enjoy!!
*** Also, a few of my top favorite 5-star books are currently on sale for a limited!! These books rarely drop in price: Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, Red Hill by Jamie McGuire, Slammed by Colleen Hoover.
FUN NEWS: Fifty Shades fans!!! I’m SO excited to announce that Aestas Book Blog has been chosen to join the #OfficialFifty, which is a group of 50 sites and blogs working with the movie studio to bring you guys early content, fun surprises, giveaways, and more!! This will run from Nov 13th until the Feb 15th film release. I can’t WAIT to see what they have for us!! Stay tuned! ♥
*** CURRENTLY READING & MY TOP RECOMMENDATION ***
SQUEEE!!! This JUST went live!! It’s the latest Addicted series book (the 7th one) and I’m reading it now and absolutely LOVING every word!! Without a doubt, this is my #1 Top Favorite “on-going” series. It’s sexy (I mean really, holy hotness!!), it’s romantic (their love story has ALL THE FEELS), it’s heart wrenching (I’ve cried more than once), but also heart warming and funny. The story is totally unique and it’s everything I could ever want in a series delivered with some of the best writing I’ve read. I HIGHLY recommend it for all fans of romance.
NOTE: This series must be read in order. These are NOT standalones. However, there are no cliffhangers now so you are safe to start reading. They are all full-length novels. Here’s the full series reading order: Addicted To You, Ricochet, Addicted For Now, Kiss The Sky, Hothouse Flower, Thrive, Addicted After All.
PS: I know it says this is “book #3″ on Amazon but it’s complicated. Basically, the main Addicted series is broken down into 2 sub-series, BUT the stories are all about the same characters so just trust me and read them in the order I listed (which is ALL the books).
Click here for more info on the series & links to all my reviews.
*** NEW RELEASES ***
Last Light (Night Owl #2) by M. Pierce – New Release!!
This is the highly-anticipated sequel to Night Owl (one of my top favorites ever!!) and I’m excited to read it!
Hidden away in the woods, Matt and Hannah strive desperately to maintain their ruse and their relationship—but their web of lies only tightens… until Hannah is put in danger, and Matt must make a life or death choice.
Until The End (Sea Breeze) by Abbi Glines — New Release!!
This is the final instalment in the Sea Breeze series and it also includes a sizzling epilogue wrapping up all the couples’ stories!! Full series order.
“He picks her up on the side of the road, beaten and bruised and walking to the local hospital. Before he knows it, football is no longer his life. She is. And he’ll do anything to save her. And keep her.”
All Broke Down (Rusk University #2) by Cora Carmack — New Release!!
Sexy football player alert!! The heroine is always fighting for lost causes but when that lands her in jail for a few hours, she meets the hero. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and not at all her type, she can’t help being fascinated with him…
This is the second standalone in the series. Book #1 is All Lined Up.
Dark Duet: Platinum Edition by CJ Roberts — New Release!!
Dark romance fans!!! All the books in this series have now been bundled in one complete set for the very first time. It includes 3 full-length books, a new novella, and bonus content!! This is my #1 favorite “dark romance” series. 5 STARS!!
Anguish (Joker’s Wrath #3) by Bella Jewel — New Release!!
The hero’s whole world changes when his ex-girlfriend dies and his son is handed over to him. A 2 month old baby he didn’t know existed. Until now. Desperate, he hires a nanny… the heroine!!
RELLIK by Teresa Mummert — New Release!!
Rellik Bentley is to die for. He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Leighton walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets.
This is a standalone.
Even The Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell — New Release!!
This YA romance sounds really good and I love the title!! — He has an arrest record that’s caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasn’t really true. Now he’s exiled to his grandmother’s, working on his late grandpa’s old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house… Two strangers. Two broken hearts. All they have is this one night.
All The Glory by Elle Casey — New Release!!
I love the sound of this new romantic suspense novel!!
The hero is a popular football player with everything going for him. But when his coach turns up dead with him found standing over the body, his world comes crashing down. There’s one person who does the math and finds that things don’t really add up… She’s been his neighbor since they were kids… When everyone else walks away and leaves him, she can’t.
Cherish by Tracey Garvis Graves — New Release!!
This new second chance romance is a spin-off sequel to Covet
When the hero wakes up in the hospital after a gunshot wound, the last person he expects to see is his ex-wife. Their marriage disintegrated after the death of their infant son and they’d been separated for years… But now, as he faces months of rehabilitation, she surprisingly volunteers to help, giving them a second chance…
Made: A Sempre Novel by JM Darhower — New Release!!
Sempre fans!! This is a new spin-off standalone in this Mafia series focusing on Corrado’s story. It can be read alone, but it’s recommended to read Sempre 1 and Sempre 2 first as that is where you are first introduced to his character.
“Never get close. Never get attached… the world isn’t quite as black and white as it’s made out to be.”
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice — New Release!!
“From Anne Rice, the reinventor of the vampire cosmology comes a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.
And, at the book’s center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw–the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…”
The Buried by Shelley Coriell — New Release!!
I’m super intrigued by this new dark thriller!! (can be read as standalone)
“She gets a chilling call from a young woman claiming to be buried alive. Desperate to find the victim before it’s too late, she’ll do whatever it takes… even if it means excavating the darkest secrets of her own past and turning to the one man she thought she would never see again.”
Bright Side by Kim Holden — Reader Recommendation!!
I’m sneaking this book onto this list because I’ve had countless readers tell me that it’s an absolute MUST-READ. I’m told it’s a hugely emotional “ugly cry” book, but I literally get daily messages from readers telling me just how much they LOVED it. So, if you haven’t read it yet, and you’re in the mood for a tear-jerker, definitely try it out!! (PS: Just as a warning, this is a bit of a rule-breaker book for me. But I’m told that it’s worth it!!)
*** $0.99 SALES & PRICE DROPS (just updated!!) ***
YAY!!! Both the first and last books in the SLAMMED series are on sale now!! Slammed is $4.99 and This Girl is $1.99 — both are usually $7.59 each and they rarely ever go on sale so don’t miss out!! This is one of those amazing stories that makes you FEEL every single word with all of your heart!!
Red Hill by Jamie McGuire — $2.99 Sale!!
Jamie McGuire fans!!! This is on for only $2.99 (regular price $7.59) for a limited time!! It almost never goes on sale and it’s different than my usual kind of read (a story of survival and love in the midst of the zombie apocalypse) but I loved it!!!!
“When the world ends, can love survive?”
This can be read as a standalone. Read my Review.
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan — $0.99 Sale!!
This was one of the most heartwarming and uniquely beautiful stories I have ever read and it’s on sale for a limited time!! Mia Sheridan’s ability to convey strong emotions and vivid imagery through her writing is absolutely captivating. This was a gorgeous tale of survival and the healing power of love. I strongly encourage everyone to read it and to meet one of the most wonderful book heroes ever… ♥
This is a complete standalone romance. Read my review.
Taste Test by L.B. Dunbar — $0.99 Sale!!
Oooh!! THIS sounds intriguing! — In a modern twist of fairy tales, what if the beast is a woman instead of a man? … The hero takes a mysterious job that leads him to the house of a novelist who is scarred, living as a recluse, hidden from the world… This is their story!
It can be read as a standalone.
Frenched by Melanie Harlow — $0.99 Sale!!
If anyone’s looking for a fun, sexy read, this one’s on sale! — The heroine is dumped by her fiance right before her wedding and her friends convince her to use the honeymoon that was booked as a fun way to just enjoy life. So she goes (somewhat reluctantly) and by total chance meets a sexy bartender along the way….
This can be read on it’s own (no cliffhanger). Read my review.
Transcendence by Shay Savage — $0.99 Sale!!
Many readers have told me they loved this book and it’s on sale right now! It’s a little different than the usual because the hero is a real live CAVEMAN (!!!) and the story takes place in prehistoric times!! — It’s standalone Adult romance.
Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome… As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton — SALE!! *squeeee*
O.M.G. WALLBANGER is ON SALE!!! You guys all HAVE to get this if you haven’t read it yet!!! It’s literally the most HILARIOUS (and sexy) book I’ve ever read!!! Sale price is $2.99 (reg. $7.99)!! This can be read as a standalone. 5 STARS!!!
“Now, you listen, mister.” I said, trying for a more adult tone. “I’m not going to spend every night listening to you try to crash your girl’s head through my wall with the force of your dick alone! No way, buddy.”
His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. He’s different, honorable, and worth the chance…but he must prove it. If she gives him what’s left of her heart—will he protect it?
Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley – $0.99 Sale!!
This is a complete standalone by KA (not part of a series) about a woman who wishes for the perfect man. I’ve read over 35 of KA’s books and loved them all. This is one of the only ones I haven’t read but the general feedback from readers seems to be that they wished they hadn’t waited so long to read this!
“I wish one day to find a man like in my books… he has to be hard and cold and maybe a little bit forbidding, a little bit bad with a broken heart I have to mend…”
Huge Series Sale by Kristen Ashley – $0.99 Series Sale!!
KA’s entire “Ghosts” series is on sale for $0.99 each. Regular price is $3.99 and these only go on sale once a year. Each book is a standalone about a different couple and they have HOT Alpha male heroes! — Penmort Castle, Somersgate House, Laceybourne Manor, Fairytale Come Alive, Lucky Stars.
“I want you so attached you can’t imagine a life without me. I don’t give a fuck if that’s selfish, that’s what I want because I already can’t imagine life without you.”
*** UPCOMING BOOKS I CAN’T WAIT FOR ***
Nocte by Courtney Cole — Coming soon (Nov 3)!!
WOW!!! This sounds fantastic!!! (This is Contemporary, NOT paranormal.)
“I love him. More than life, more than anything… He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me… Why? Because of a secret… A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. You won’t either.”
PULL by Claire Wallis — Coming Soon (Nov 6)!!
I. Need. This. Book. — It’s the continuation of the story from PUSH and that book totally blew my mind. It was addictive, intense, different, sexy, thrilling…. Gah!! Loved it!! Reading order: #1 PUSH, #2 PULL (pre-order this!!).
He was calm, collected, & made her feel safe BUT he had a chilling past: his six previous girlfriends all disappeared without a trace.
After The Rain by Renee Carlino – Coming soon (Nov 11)!!
I want this book so badly!!!! It’s a “deeply emotional” romance standalone about a woman, Avelina, who falls for a handsome cowboy and after a whirlwind romance settles into married life with him on their ranch until a freak accident brings everything to an end. Meanwhile, Nate Myers was intending to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar surgeon but his career is ruined by a malpractice suit and he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch where meets Avelina!!
Captivated by You by Sylvia Day – Coming Soon (Nov 18)
GIDEON CROSS FANS!! The highly anticipated 4th Crossfire book will be out November 18th and you can now pre-order a Kindle copy or pre-order the paperback. It’s gorgeous!! — If you haven’t read them, click here for the first 3 books.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.
And here are a whole bunch more…
*** RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS ***
Sociopath by Lime Craven — Recent review!!
This book totally messed with my mind and I still have no idea what to think. It was very well written and downright FASCINATING. It’s a dark romance and some parts did make me uncomfortable but I found myself SO curious about this guy and the way he looked at the world. The pacing is a bit slow, but like I said, I was fascinated by it. It was a MIND FUCK — totally twisted — but how could it not be when the hero of the story literally did. NOT. have. a. conscience. O.O (My review)
Bait by M. Mabie — Recent review!!
FUUUUUUUCKKKK!!!! Yes, I’m swearing. I need to. This book put my heart through the wringer. I hated it. I loved it. I hated that I loved it. But I FELT so much for it!!! If you want pure, heart-wrenching, addictive ANGST, then throw your judgments out the window and read this book!!!
Click here to read my new spoiler-free review (includes a hidden spoiler link)
If you only get one set of books from this whole list, get these #1 Becoming Calder (Review) + #2 Finding Eden (Review). This 2-book series is just BREATHTAKING!!! Absolutely EPIC, unique, and unforgettable. Calder & Eden’s intense, passionate, forbidden love story captivated me and had my heart racing from the first word to the very last. 6 STARS!!!! — Click here for FAQs about the series.
Gravity by LD Cedergreen — New Recommendation!!
*SOB* This was SUCH a good book! Those emotions just hit me SO strongly!!!! I honestly don’t know how to describe the story without it being misleading because there is a HUGE TWIST that changes EVERYTHING you know!! Like, really — woah!! I’ll admit that I actually knew the twist before I started and there’s hidden spoiler section in my review in case you want to know too. It’s totally unconventional but a really great story!! It started a little bit slow but the impact of the whole story on my heart was just… WOW!! — Read my Review.
Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward – Recommendation
I loved this new book!! It hooked me right from the start and I couldn’t put it down til the end!! An angsty, unconventional love story and such a roller coaster!! — It’s a standalone romance. Read my Review
“You’re the only girl in the entire world that’s forbidden, and fuck me if that doesn’t make me want you more than anything.”
Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti — Recommendation!!
This was another winner! It’s about a college girl scarred by an attack who gets a text message one day from a wrong number… from a guy who changes her life. “His name is Everett. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel… But he’s dying. And he’s spending his final days truly living. He’s forcing me to heal. He completes me. And still, he’s dying.” — (PS: don’t be scared, this is NOT a tragic book. I promise. Read my Review)
Deacon (Unfinished Heroes) by Kristen Ashley – Recommendation!!
ALPHA MALE FANS!! I loved this book!! A badass Alpha with a dark past, a strong heroine, and a gorgeous slow-burning love story in the Mountains. Another KA winner and definitely a new favorite!! (Read my Review) It can be read as a standalone, but here are all the books in the series: Knight, Creed, Raid, Deacon
“He looks at you like you’re the only reason he’s still breathing.”
Rules of Protection by Alison Bliss — Recommendation!!
LMAO!! This book was hilarious!!! It was a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy between a sassy heroine in Witness Protection and the badass Special Agent assigned to protect her. But when the location of their safe house is compromised, he takes her with him deep in the Texas backwoods to hide…
The banter between these two had me smiling and laughing non-stop. If you’re looking for something FUN, this is it!!! — This is a standalone. Read my Review.
Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor – Recommendation!!
I totally LOVED this book! The hero is an injured Navy SEAL vacationing on a beach who falls for a single mom there with her 4 little kids. There’s just something about a big, tough, Alpha man who accepts kids who are not his own into his life with complete openness that is utterly HEART-MELTING!!!
It’s the first standalone in a series of standalones (focusing on the hero and his brothers as they each fall in love). — Read my Review
Black Lies by Alessandra Torre — Recommendation!! 5 STARS!!
HOLY WOW!!! This was the most BRILLIANT books I’ve ever read!! Please just TRUST ME and READ. THIS. BOOK.!!!! It’s such a complete love story. The twist is just WOAH. One of my favorites of the year. 5 STARS!!! (Read My Review)
“I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It is worthy of that. I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. This love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies.”
SQUEE!! I loved this!! It was exactly the type of book I wanted now: FUN, SEXY, & HEART WRENCHING with kind of a unique modern-day “Beauty & The Beast” twist to it. It had a brooding, tormented & scarred hero (LOVE those!!) and a strong, sassy heroine who did NOT take any of his shit (LOVE that too!!). Definitely a winner!! And, it can be read as a standalone
A girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both…
Don’t Let Go by Sharla Lovelace — Top Recommendation!!
OMG!!! This is of my 5-STAR FAVORITES!! An absolutel must-read of the year! It’s one of the BEST books I’ve read and tells a gorgeous second-chance love story that made me laugh and cry and FEEL the story with all my heart. IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE. !!! Highly recommended for fans of The Sweet Gum Tree and for pretty much every single person who loves romance.
“I remember everything,” he whispered. (Read my review)
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