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Anticipated 2018 Summer Releases

Hey Nerdy Peeps! It’s day 10 of the May Blogging Challenge, and I’m bringing you 4 new releases coming out this Summer! So, let’s get to it!

Anticipated 2018 Summer Releases


May 15, 2018

Another One by Aleatha Romig

anticipated 2018 Summer Releases



Trevor Willis is sexy, sweet, and oh so fun. He’s also my best friend’s brother-in-law. That should mean he’s off-limits, or that I should be off-limits to him.
Someone probably should have told us that before my best friend married his brother, before the morning of the wedding when we woke in each other’s arms with gaping holes in my memory.
They didn’t.
We did.
The hilarious truth behind our crazy, secret adventure secured this handsome, off-limits man in my heart. But alas, life goes on. After our one secret night, we went back to our lives—our hardworking, solitary lives.
And then it happened.
My phone began to buzz. Each night with thousands of miles between us, we laughed, talked, and shared. And then, the phone stopped ringing.
Before it did, I knew one thing…
Our secret one had bloomed and blossomed, and now that our circumstances have changed I want another one!


Shana Price is that one woman. You know, the one who suddenly makes the world more than a place to work, but also a place to live. Usually shy and awkward, in her presence I want to be more—I am more. I don’t even have to try.
She’s my one. I knew it the moment I first met her. What followed simply confirmed it.
The problem is the little hassle of the thousands of miles between us.
I tried to make it work, but each phone call made it harder. (Yes, that is a pun) I couldn’t take it anymore—and she became the one who got away.
Now, everything has changed.
Shana is back in the United States—all I have to do is make her see that her job isn’t the only reason to stay.
That shouldn’t be a problem, right?
From a secret one to another one!
Try Aleatha’s lighter side for a guaranteed smile—the perfect getaway.
Have you been Aleatha’d?
Aleatha’s “Lighter Ones” are all stand alone lighter romances guaranteed to make you smile, possibly shed a tear, and definitely, enjoy the ride! They may be read in any order.

June 5, 2018 

Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

anticipated 2018 Summer Releases

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later?

Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price.

Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing to risk it for.

July 24, 2018

Contagion by Erin Bowman

anticipated 2018 Summer Releases

It got in us
After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.
Most are dead.
But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.
Don’t set foot here again.
As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

August 7, 2018 

Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin

anticipated 2018 Summer Releases

Defense attorney Brynn Holloran is right at home among cops, criminals, and tough-as-nails prosecutors. With her sharp wit and pointed words, she has a tendency to intimidate, and she likes it that way. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom, but in her personal life, she’s a mess.

When a vicious murderer she once helped prosecute resurfaces and starts a killing spree to wipeout those who put him behind bars, one thing becomes clear: Brynn needs to run for her life.

When the police come up empty-handed, Brynn turns to a private security firm for protection. But when she defies advice and gets involved in the investigation, even the former Secret Service agent assigned to protect her may not be able to keep her safe. With every new clue she discovers, Brynn is pulled back into the vortex of a disturbing case from her past.

As the clock ticks down on a manhunt, Brynn’s desperate search for the truth unearths long-buried secrets and reignites a killer’s fury.

There you have it four books for the four months of Summer. I’ve preordered my copies so, you should get yours!

Oh and check out yesterday’s challenge!


New Quotes I’m Loving, Challenge Day 9

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Welcome to challenge day 9! I’m back on track and getting these posts out on time! Now today I wanted to share with you some new quotes I’m loving, so get some cookies and let’s get onto the quotes.

New Quotes I’m Loving

When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine!

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The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. 
– Maya Angelou

The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. 
– Mohadesa Najumi

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Forever is composed of nows. 
– Emily Dickinson

The key to success is to start before you are ready.
– Maria Forleo

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. 
– Oscar Wilde

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
– P.T. Barnum

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I am loving these quotes, and I hope you do too! Please share with me some of your favorite quotes. I’d love to add some more to my quotes list. Can’t wait to share tomorrows challenge with y’all!

Check out yesterday’s challenge!


Things I’m Looking Forward To, Challenge Day 8

Hey Nerdy Peeps! It’s challenge day 8, and that means I get to tell you about things I’m looking forward to. That something is a lot of writing.

Things I’m Looking Forward To

I have been a writing machine and I love it! The reason you ask? I am working on quite a few anthology pieces and I’m super excited. They are of course all romance stories because hello, I’m kind of good at it. Or at least I think I am. So, who wants to know the titles. I’m going to pretend I saw some hands go up!

Unexpected – The Plus Sign Anthology

Promised – Our Secret Nook Anthology

Books & Wine – “Casseroles” Thanksgiving Anthology

Muffins – Breakup or Makeup Anthology

That’s all the info I plan on sharing for now. (hehe) But I promise these will be worth the read! The stories that will make up these anthologies are by some amazing authors.

You can also see updates and all other awesome stuff on my Facebook page! Jessica Butler Author

When I have release dates and all the other goodies I will definitely let you know. Just hang in there, because pregnancy, werewolves, food and well more food will be totally worth waiting for!

Check out Challenge Day 3!

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Things My Pets Hate Challenge Day 3

Hey Nerdy Peeps! As you know I love my pets just like they were my children. So, I thought I’d share what they hate with you. Now, I’m going to try to make this funny, so let’s get on with things my pets hate for challenge day three.

Things my pets hate…

They hate pictures. Every time I point the camera at them they rush off, turn away, or look at me like I’m crazy.

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When I’m doing anything remotely important, such as writing or reading they can’t stand it. I either get interrupted by “hey, pay attention to me” looks, or in one case my little pup just sits on my book!

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My bigger pup absolutely hates thunderstorms. He will either hide in the closet, or in my lap during any sort of storms.

The little guy hates sharing his toys.

If I’m in bed, they hate when I tell them no and to get down.

But most of all they hate when we are gone for any amount of time.

Now, let me tell you two things they love. Naps and cuddles!

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What are some things your pets hate? Do they share some of the same hates as my babies?

Check out day one and day two!

May Blogging Challenge Day 1

My Favorite Quote, Day Two

My Favorite Quote, May Blogging Challenge Day 2

Hey Nerdy Peeps! Today is day two of the May blogging challenge, and that means I’m sharing my favorite quote with you. Now, I know I share quotes all the time, but I don’t think I have shared my all time favorite with you. So, that’s what I’m going to do today!

My Favorite Quote

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So, why is this my favorite quote? Because I love everything about it. I have imagined the best life for myself and I wouldn’t choose a different one. It will be something I live by every day and teach my kids to live by.

I haven’t really lived a life for myself until I moved to East Texas and became the person I wanted to be. My life has been everything I want it to be and more. I started the career I’ve always dreamt about and soon all of my hard work will pay off.

So, my advice to anyone who reads this post is to live how you want to live. Don’t live in the shadows, don’t live the life that others want you to live, and don’t give up on the life you imagined for yourself. The life you want for yourself is worth finding and fighting for.

Oh, and if you need an everyday reminder then get a tattoo. That’s what I did, and I love it!

What are some of your favorite quotes? I would love to know what they are. Hey, maybe you’ll even see them in an upcoming post!

Oh, and check out day one here!