New eBook Release Post : Top Romance Picks of 1st June releases

Posted May 30, 2021 by Nix in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

They are all books on my TR pile and only books I am interested in spending money on. I do not ask people to recommend books or highlight releases for author promo. I research each book before it I put it on here to look for reviews, series connections and author bio.

I feel I have to point out that books in a series are only going to be featured on here if I have started the series or am interested in doing so.

I don’t read NA. I do not read reverse harem. I also do not read Pandemic romance.

I also don’t recommend books from authors who have engaged in awful behaviour or have bigotted views – I chose not to give them my money so you won’t find them on here. If I make a mistake and feature an author who is an awful person, tell me in the comments and the book will be removed.

No links on here are affliiate links.

One Last Stop by [Casey McQuiston]

Status on the TR List : This has WONDERFUL reviews – on the list.

UK Price : £5.78

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $10.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.

But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.

Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

“A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart.” – Time Magazine, “The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021”

Dirty Little Midlife Mess: A Fake Relationship Romantic Comedy (Heart’s Cove Hotties Book 2) by [Lilian Monroe]

Status on the TR List : I haven’t read this series but I have read books from this author.. on the KU list

UK Price : KU or £3.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Laugh-out-loud funny, with cover-to-cover banter and red-hot heat. Dirty Little Midlife Mess is not your typical fake relationship romance. It’s better.

Simone owes handsome, broody Wesley Byron a favor, and he’s calling it in.

He needs a maid.

Yes, like the type that cleans a house. Black and white uniform not included (she asked).

Except on Simone’s first day, she finds herself wrapped up in Wes’s muscular arms as he introduces her to his family using the word “girlfriend” instead of “maid”.

Then he ducks his head and whispers two words against her ear: Play along.

For a woman who dealt with a difficult man for eleven years (and divorced him), those words are like throwing a lit match into a box of fireworks.

She’ll play along. She might even have fun with it.
And when the explosions start, everyone will enjoy the show…

Plucky heroine wants to start over. Brooding grump wants to be left alone. Small town rumor mill starts churning. Hilarity ensues. Heat escalates. Then escalates again. Then escalates again. Kaboom. Who said your forties had to be boring?

Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse by [Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner]

Status on the TR List : I adored “most” of the Sookie Stackhouse series .. I am looking forwards to this.

UK Price : £5.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.17

US Kindle Link : HERE

Charlaine Harris’ #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels are a cultural phenomenon, spawning a blockbuster TV show and enthralling millions of devoted fans around the world.

Here, Harris and co-editor Toni L.P. Kelner invite a cadre of authors to delve deeper into the shadows of Bon Temps with fifteen short stories set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse ranging from the dramatic to the delightful. Just some of the stories you’ll experience within include…

Purely platonic police officers Kevin Pryor and Kenya Jones find themselves out of their jurisdiction and out of luck when their pursuit of a blood-poisoned killer vampire leads them into the realm of the undead criminal underworld in Rachel Caine’s “Nobody’s Business.”

In Leigh Evans’ hilarious “Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition,” uber-fashionable reality TV hosts Todd Seabrook and Bev Leveto are recruited by Eric Northman to do the impossible: bestow a whole new look upon a his very old, very unwilling, and very cranky vampiric bride-to-be…

Vampire Bubba may not be King of Rock ’n Roll anymore, but he knows enough to know he isn’t exactly the brightest bulb on the bayou. Unfortunately, he proves himself all too right when, in the middle of an important rescue mission, he gets sidetracked in Bill Crider’s “Don’t Be Cruel.”

At Christmastime, fast-talking half-demon Diantha is tasked by her Uncle Desmond to look into why his favored mortal, Sookie, isn’t decking the halls—and soon discovers that someone is trying to make the holidays a big humbug in “The Real Santa Claus” by Leigh Perry.

Full of magic, fierce creatures, and insatiable desires, this collection of short stories set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse will have fans clamoring for more.

Deeper Than Rap by [Desaree Jones]

Status on the TR List : I have never heard of this author before – I do like the sound of the blurb. On the list.

UK Price : £3.60

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

“With a number one record and a little fanbase of my own, I was on top of the world… and then I wasn’t.”

Fresh out of high school and ready to focus on her true passion, teen rapper Monroe Westbrook is eager to step out of her famous siblings’ shadows and prove that she’s a star in her own right. Her lyrics are dope, her name is hot, and she’ll do whatever it takes to ride that wave.

All she needs now is the support of Tailyn, the big sister who doesn’t think Monroe is ready for the gritty details of fame. Tailyn’s longtime rival sees Monroe’s boundless potential, though, and is ready to capitalize on it, forcing Monroe to face the biggest decision of her young life. When she makes her choice, tensions are high, but the smoke does clear, and Monroe can focus on staying on top of the charts and fanning the flames of her kindling romance.

That is, of course, until the first body drops…

Immersed In Pleasure/Submit To Desire (The Original Sinners Pulp Library) by [Tiffany Reisz]

Status on the TR List : I love the original sinners series – on the list

UK Price : KU or £2.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Two novellas in one! In the first story, “Immersed In Pleasure,” the Manhattan Mermaids—all of whom are virgins—entertain wealthy, powerful men in an exclusive club called Fathoms. Derek Prince doesn’t believe they really exist, until he meets the stunningly sensual Xenia. The attraction is mutual. Unfortunately, giving in to temptation means the end of her life at Fathoms.

And in “Submit To Desire,” Charlotte Brand is tired of dull boyfriends and boring sex. Kingsley Edge, who owns clubs rumored to supply more than just cocktails, seems just the man to revive her: intense, sophisticated…and looking for a submissive he can train for an elite client. Soon, they are engaged in a series of lessons that test her darkest desires….

Peaches & Rahim by [Marie Long]

Status on the TR List : This is a new author to me but it sounds too cute .. and I love an enemies to lovers story!

UK Price : KU

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $1.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Picking a fight with her neighbor over peaches may have been a touch unnecessary, but—in Renee Foster’s defense—she was stressing over the demands of being an entrepreneur and the tree is on her property.

Still, to make nice, she takes Rahim Hunter a “peach offering.” They may even have been on their way to a possible friendship had a series of misunderstandings and blunders not resulted in an ambulance ride and one of them in traction.

Both agree a truce is necessary, but can they put their differences aside to find their way to a cobbler sweet ending?

Rom-com fans are sure to enjoy the enemies-to-lovers recipe found in Peaches & Rahim!

Pride and Paranormal (Souls and Shadows Book 1) by [Adrienne Blake]

Status on the TR List : I will be honest, the title drew me in but it looks fun. On the list

UK Price : £4.49

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $4.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single warlock in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a witch!

As the only earning daughter in a large family of poor misfit witches, Izzy Bennet needs to focus on her career…not love.

When a hot and mysterious warlock, Fitz Darcy, arrives in town, sparks fly––but they’re the wrong kind of flame.

The new man in town spends half his time bad-mouthing the Bennets, and the other half messing with her sister’s love life. So why can’t she get Fitz out of her mind?

Even though her sister’s boyfriend runs off leaving her heartbroken, and Izzy is sure it’s all Fitz’s doing, he still holds the favor of their small social circle. Surely, not everyone in town can be that delusional?

But when her younger sister gets too free-handed with a love potion, she is forced to rely on Fitz’s resources to save the foolish young witch from total ruin.

And though Izzy still hates Fitz, sooner or later she’ll have to decide what’s more important: her pride or the welfare of her family and a love full of magic?

Neon Gods: A Scorchingly Hot Modern Retelling of Hades and Persephone (Dark Olympus Book 1) by [Katee Robert]

Status on the TR List : I am on the fence with this one – Hades and Persephone is not my favourite retelling. I need to read some reviews before making a full decision.

UK Price : £4.99

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $8.69

US Kindle Link : HERE

He was supposed to be a myth.
But from the moment I crossed the River Styx and fell under his dark spell…he was, quite simply, mine.

*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Hades and Persephone that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*

Society darling Persephone Dimitriou plans to flee the ultra-modern city of Olympus and start over far from the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But all that’s ripped away when her mother ambushes her with an engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind their glittering city’s dark facade.

With no options left, Persephone flees to the forbidden undercity and makes a devil’s bargain with a man she once believed a myth…a man who awakens her to a world she never knew existed.

Hades has spent his life in the shadows, and he has no intention of stepping into the light. But when he finds that Persephone can offer a little slice of the revenge he’s spent years craving, it’s all the excuse he needs to help her—for a price. Yet every breathless night spent tangled together has given Hades a taste for Persephone, and he’ll go to war with Olympus itself to keep her close…

Time of My Life (Time After Time Book 1) by [Mary Frame]

Status on the TR List : Another new to me author – how cute does it sound though. On the list

UK Price : £2.89

UK Kindle Link : HERE

US Price : $3.99

US Kindle Link : HERE

Today is the worst day of Jane Stewart’s life. And she’s reliving it over and over (and over and over) again.

She’s late to the same make-or-break meeting.
She’s fired from the same soul-crushing job.
And—the cherry on top—she’s dumped by the same lying, selfish dirtbag.

But no matter how many times she relives the same disasters and no matter what she tries to change them, it all ends in the same abysmal mess. Because, apparently, being stuck in a time loop on the worst day of her life hasn’t cured her crippling social anxiety. Go figure.

The one bright spot? Her long-time crush wants to be more than friends . . . if only she can get them past their first date. And so her happily ever is doomed before it can even begin unless she can find a way to save her job, her heart, and, oh yeah, the space-time continuum.

Time of My Life is a full-length standalone novel and the first in a new series of time-themed romantic comedies! Each story will feature new characters and can be read in any order.

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