Monday, February 25, 2013

My Most Anticipated Books of 2013


I am so late on this post!!  I've already read several of my big OMG upcoming releases.  Like Kim Harrison's uber-awesome Ever After.  That one came out back in January.  Elizabeth Hoyt's Lord of Darkness. Kristen Callihan's Winterblaze.  Patricia Briggs' Frost Burned. Jennifer Estep's Deadly Sting (don't even talk to me about Owen, y'all.)  But I refuse to believe I am too late.  Some of my most anticipated books of 2013 I'm still, well, anticipating.  Here's a look ahead.

Lover At Last, JR Ward. (Releases: 3/26.)  This one is the motherload folks.  Frankly, my numero uno, wet-my-pants most anticipated book of the year.  And it is only a month away.  I put in a vacation request at work for the release day months ago.  I kid you not.  This 11th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series finally gives us the Qhuinn and Blay love story that JR Ward has been teasing us with for years.  I want this book like I want my next breath.  It is going to epic.  (Or I may never get over my disappointment.)

Twice Tempted, Jeaniene Frost. (Releases: 3/26.)  I absolutely adored the first book in Vlad and Leila's love story.  I've been a longtime fan of the Night Huntress world and this new romance has really given the series an infusion of excitement.  I thought it was awesome that Frost chose not to rush an "I love you," in the last book.  The wait will make Vlad's fall even sweeter!

Wrong Ways Down, Stacia Kane. (Releases: I have no idea and it's killing me!!)  I absolutely love the Downside series, and that is thanks largely to Terrible, one of my favorite heroes of Urban Fantasy --or frankly, any genre.  This is the novella from his POV, set between Unholy Ghosts and Unholy Magic.  Just reading the excerpt on Kane's website makes me want to read the whole series again.  This was supposed to release on Valentines Day, but now there's no word on when it's coming out.

Cloak & Silence, Sherrilyn Kenyon. (Releases: I have no idea and it's killing me!!) Another novella that was supposed to be out on V-Day and got pushed back.  This is Kenyon's first stab at m/m and it features two guys from her League series.  It takes place around the same time as the second half of Born of Silence.  I am very excited for this one.

Touch & Geaux, Abigail Roux. (Releases: April 8.)  The Cut & Run series is not just my favorite m/m series, it's one of my favorite series in romance. Period.   The last book was so happy and wonderful and in this next book, Roux promises to rip the rug right out from under us.  I am terrified.  And if I thought I could get this book today, I would camp outside of Roux's house in a pup tent.  --Yes, really.

Heart of Obsidian, by Nalini Singh. (Releases: June 4.) It's got to be Kaleb's book, right??  Fans of Singh's Psy-Changeling series actually stalked the author's website just to see the cover on this one.  (I may have been one of those people.) The cover art did not disappoint.  It's still another couple of weeks, though, before we get the blurb. Marketing genius, ladies and gentlemen. But it could only work on a series this well loved.

Entwined With You, by Sylvia Day (Releases: June 4.)  This book was supposed to be out in December, and knowing it was coming soon was the only way I could reconcile myself to leaving Eva and Gideon when I finished the last book. They are so dysfunctional and angsty and sexy.  It's one of the only contemporary romance series I read.

Styxx, Sherrilyn Kenyon. (Releases: September 3.) I'll admit, I've been kind of on the cusp of quitting the Dark Hunter series, but this 23rd installment has the potential to bring back the magic of the early books.  It's supposed to be kind of a companion piece to Acheron, telling his twin brother's story.  I've missed Ash and the Olympic/ Atlantean mythology.  Plus, Styxx looks like a tortured hero and Kenyon does those so well!

Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan (Releases: September.) This is the first book in the Dark series trilogy featuring Skyler and Dimitri.  I have been waiting for these two to get together for so long, that I honestly had given up on Feehan ever writing their story.  Dark Lycan isn't actually "their" book. That will be Dark Wolf, out in January, but I am intrigued/ anxious about how this all will play out.

Burned, Karen Marie Moning. (Releases: I have no idea and it's killing me!!) I had serious reservations about Dani being able to sustain the lead role in not one, but three books in the Fever world.  But Iced was really, really good. And while I really don't want to see a Dani/ Ryo pairing,  KMM has never let me down.  However this plays out, I have no doubt that I will be satisfied when it's over.  That's the highest compliment I can pay an author.

What about you guys?? Which books are you dying for in 2013??

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At Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:10:00 PM CST , Blogger Brie said...

My most anticipated book of 2013 (and the entire decade) is Guardian Demon by Meljean Brook. That is all.

At Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:11:00 PM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

That is the one we squee'd about together on Twitter!

At Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:27:00 PM CST , Blogger Sin Dee Anna said...

I too am anxious for KMM's burned. I cant wait to get back to Mac and Barrons though... I have been waiting for this JR Ward book FOREVER.. Annnnd I am ready for Charlaine Harris's last Sookie book. Curious to see how it will end even though the last few books were blah.

At Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:28:00 PM CST , Blogger Lover Of Romance said...

Heart of Obsidian is the one I am most looking forward to. But I do love Frost, so I am excited for Twice Tempted. Thanks for sharing.

At Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:24:00 AM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I thought about adding the Sookie finally, but --as you said-- the last few were kind of weak and I feel like I already know what's going to happen. Who knows? Maybe Harris will surprise me.

At Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:24:00 AM CST , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Thank you for visiting!

At Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 8:11:00 PM CST , Anonymous Mothermayhem said...

Lover at Last is definately at the top of my list. I'm looking forward to Frost Burned, mostly b/c Fair Game got me excited for their world again; installments from both of Lorelie James' series; the newest Petal, Georgia from Lauren Dane; Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker (I enjoyed the first three and loved that they were released so close together to build and maintain readers interest in the characters; Jax Garren's third in the Beauty and the Beast; and installments from Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove, Sarah Maclean's Rules of Scoundrels and Lori Foster's Love Undercover series.


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