Weekend Reading

I’m going to be honest with you. When I find an author whose books I like, I eagerly await their new releases. Such is the case with B.A. Paris, J.P. Delaney, Peter Swanson, and Shari Lapena just to name a few. I know author Robyn Harding personally (Hi Robyn!) and when I learned she finished her manuscript, I think I might have begged her to read it. And I did. And it’s AMAZING. Put it on your good reads list immediately. 
I will always be happy to read a manuscript and give feedback, by the way. But I digress…
Knowing how much I loved Shari’s other two books, I was obsessively watching for advance copies of her new novel to be released. When I say obsessively, I mean daily. I just had a fluttery feeling in my heart that this book was going to be amazing and I was right! When I finally got my anxious little hands on the advanced sneak peek, I dove into the story.
Fellow book lovers will understand. There is not a whole lot better than getting lost in a good book. Reading is one of life’s treasures in my humble opinion.
From page one, I was totally hooked on An Unwanted Guest. I have been putting off reading the ending because I don’t want it to end!
The premise is that a group of strangers, each with their own issues, are staying at a luxurious lodge in upstate New York. There’s been a major snow storm and the power lines are down, no one can arrive and no one can leave. There is no electricity and phones have died. One of the guests is found dead, under very mysterious circumstances. As everyone begins to suspect one another, another guest is found dead. Who is committing murder? Then one more. Is it a guest killing people off…or is someone else at the inn?
If you are like me and love a good page-turner,  order this immediately then clear off your calendar to read it in one sitting. Due out on August 14. SO GOOD.

This was unexpectedly amazing! I really didn’t know much about the premise of The Other Woman by Sandie Jones when I began to read. I started this at the airport, read it through my flight to San Francisco and then finished it up that evening.
The author has pulled off a really good plot…okay, I don’t want to tell you anymore. But know that this is an addictive read and one that fans of thrillers and suspense will want to read as soon as its hot off the press. Due out in August.

HE LOVES YOU: Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, the man she thought she’d never meet.

BUT SHE LOVES YOU NOT: Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.

AND SHE’LL STOP AT NOTHING: Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

Can you handle another suspense? Here’s The Good Twin by Marti Green now out and available to read. Its next on my list and its getting some great reviews.
Here’s what you need to know: 

Mallory Holcolm is an unfulfilled waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something astonishing about her past: she has an identical twin sister named Charly she never knew existed.
Charly is a Princeton graduate, a respected gallery owner, and an heiress married to her handsome college sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she ever wanted. Everything Mallory wanted, too. And now it might be easier than Mallory ever imagined. Because Ben has reasons of his own for wanting to help her.
It begins with his startling proposal. All Mallory has to do is say yes.
But as their devious plan falls into place, piece by piece, Mallory learns more about her sister and herself than she ever meant to—a discovery that comes with an unexpected twist. A chilling deception is about to become a dangerous double cross. And it’s going to change the rules of Ben and Mallory’s game to the very end.

You can read it for FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited, at least right now.


Sisters, wives, mother-in-laws, lots of female drama and suspense in this summer’s new books! I sense a trend here. The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder is yet another book you need to read. I am happy to see so many thrillers/suspense/page turners coming out. These compelling reads will have you slipping into another world all summer!
From the beginning, the reader has a sense that something bad is going to happen/has happened. How do authors create such tension? Please tell me.
Some books, like this one, just seem creepy from the first sentence and you know the book is going to be good.
Check it out: 

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone …
Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen. But can she trust her? And do either of them really know the man they married?

Im almost done with this book and its very good. I think it gets better and better the further you get into the story.
This book is out on June 5th!

Do you need a little break from so many thrillers? Here we go, a book that’s not twisted and scary but funny and zany! Mr. and Mrs. American Pie by Juliet McDaniel. This one is high on my to-read list and the reviews are awesome.

The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President of the United States. Neil Armstrong just took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind. And notable Palm Springs socialite Maxine Simmons just found out that her husband is leaving her for his twenty-two-year-old secretary.
After a public meltdown at Thanksgiving, Maxine finds herself not only divorced, but exiled to Scottsdale, Arizona. However, these desert boondocks will not be her end―only her Elba. The former beauty queen sets her eyes on a new crown: that of the Mrs. American Pie pageant, awarded to the nation’s best wife and mother.
Maxine only has one problem: to win the crown she’ll need to find―or build―a family of her own.

I love reading so much that if I dont have a pile of To- Read books, I start to panic! I also check Kindle Deals every day to see which books I can get for $1.99.
What books are you excited to read this spring and summer?

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