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Question: Your Most Anticipated Books For The Remainder of 2014


It’s hard to believe that there are only two months left before we ring in a brand new year, however that fact made this week’s question a piece of cake because my options were fairly limited which is a good thing because we all know how us book bloggers can go on-and-on about upcoming titles without strict guidelines. Hehe!

The first novel that jumped out at me was Sierra Dean’s A SECRET TO DIE FOR, now granted I read this one back in August because I could not WAIT to inhale the finale of her SECRET MCQUEEN series, but it still counts because it officially hits shelves on December 16th. Next in line would have to be Jennifer Estep’s November 25th release, BLACK WIDOW, followed closely by THE STAG LORD by Darby Kaye (Karchut) who happens to be one of the very first authors I really connected with when I started blogging. This book will be her Urban Fantasy debut, and I have high hopes that it’ll be just as good as her Young Adult. December 2nd—mark your calendars!

December 16
November 25
December 2

Honorable mention also goes to Kristen Painter’s CITY OF ETERNAL NIGHT, DARKNESS FALLS by Keri Arthur, and Keri Lake’s SOUL ENSLAVED. Looking at those dates, I’m thinking that maybe I should call in sick on December 2nd. 😉 Now, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Only 6.

Soul Enslaved
December 2
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December ??

What are your most anticipated books for the remainder of 2014?

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  1. I think you did well keeping to only 6, Carmel! 😉 And yeah, I do think you’re coming down with something…it’ll hit the night of Dec. 1.

    When I worked more regularly, I always knew what books were coming and this question would have been easy for me. Now though, unless it’s an author I follow closely, I have no idea. I’m lucky bloggers like you provide me with New Release posts weekly. *ha* So, (can you tell where this is going?) I don’t know too many releases that I’m looking forward to before the year ends. But here are two. Coming For You by JA Huss releases this month…it’s the final book in her Dirty, Dark, and Deadly trilogy. AND Captivated by You from Sylvia Day releases this month as well. As for December…I’m clueless. 🙂
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…**OctobeRec Fest Late Review ~ Consequences ~ Aleatha Romig**

    • I think you’re the exception to the rule, Brandee, most bloggers track upcoming new releases rather religiously, but it’s good to know that my new releases posts are actually helpful to some. Sylvia Day’s CROSSFIRE series is actually one of my guilty pleasures; I reviewed the first one on the blog, but the other installments have been just for me.

  2. That is tough.

    Revenant by Larissa Ione
    The King by Tiffany Reisz
    Black Widow by Jennifer Estep
    Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha
    Broken Dolls by Kitty Thomas
    Gifted by Kelley Armstrong (twins POV, couldn’t leave that one out)
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…Beyond Shame Audiobook by Kit Rocha (review)

    • I completely forgot about the twins’ novella! I thought about the longer one that releases in January, but it doesn’t quality for this Q. I saw Armstrong post an update about Gifted on FB, but totally forgot to add it to my wishlist, thanks for the reminder! I need to get caught-up on Ione’s series… I’m going IAD first though, just for you!

  3. Hmmmm, Endsinger by Jay Kristoff since I have been waiting for the final book to come out before reading book 2 after being warned about an awful lciffhanger. This Shattered World by Amie Kauffman & Meagan Spooner, although I’ll be getting that one in Jan since I’m getting a signed copy…

    What else, what else… oh yeah, Wicked the new paranormal by Jennifer L Armentrout, oh and Foresworn by Rinda Elliott, the final book in her paranormal/norse trilogy!
    Pili recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday #67!!

    • For some reason I was thinking that Endsinger came out last Tuesday, so please excuse my clueless comment on your WOW post, I just checked the date. LOL Your list is as long as mine!

  4. I’m kinda shocked right now, because I’m realizing I don’t have any! That’s new – but I have a bunch for 2015. Jennifer Estep would be on the list but I’ve only read the first 2 books S far.
    Berls recently posted…A Month of Giving Thanks Day 6

    • Wow! Consider yourself lucky then because now you have two months to tackle your someday TBR pile.

  5. Tainted Blood is technically out but I don’t have it yet so it counts.
    Nathan ( recently posted…Tough Travels- Novices

  6. I can’t believe the year’s almost over. I’m just trying to read the books I’ve saved to my To-Read list on Goodreads! I’m always so far behind.
    Stephanie Faris recently posted…Does Sugar Really Make Your Kids Hyper?

    • It’s crazy! I need to start my Christmas shopping soon. URGH!

  7. i guess i must say soul enslaved….. at first it was teh sentinel of New orleans book 4 but it has be postoned to next year so more wait. Hon,estly i can’t be sure because this year i completely lost my release calendars wishlist ( at least it makes more surprise when i see a book i want released)
    oh the the new gni koch i want that oen as well!!
    miki recently posted…Deadly, Calm, and Cold: Preorder giveaway! Win some handmade jewellery ( INT)

    • Soul Enslaved’s pub date keeps getting pushed back, so I’m really hopping that we get it before the end of the year. I think Lake is now aiming for December 5th.

  8. Vision in silver and Deceptions are my most wanted books coming up 🙂
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    • Those come out in 2015 though, so you are cheating, but yes, they are on my list as well for the new year.

  9. Believe it or not I haven’t even looked yet, crazy huh? I usually slow my book buying this time of year so that my family can get me something and so that I have more money for the holidays so I try not to pay attention too much to what comes out so I am not tempted to do that one click button.
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Giveaway: The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp (2 Winners!)

    • That makes sense. No one ever gets me books for Xmas even though there are always a few on my list, so I just stopped asking and buy them myself. Screw it! LOL

  10. Only 5 books, this makes me sad *sigh*
    Revenant by Larissa Ione
    The darkest touch by Gena showalter
    Never judge a lady by her cover by Sarah Maclean
    Night shift anthology
    Marked by Rebecca Zanetti
    Izy recently posted…Review: Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan

  11. Without a doubt Symbiont by Mira Grant, second installment in the Parasitology series. No contest whatsoever. I preordered months ago.
    Leila recently posted…That’s What HE Said Thursday #9

    • Cool! I came across that one when I put my November new releases posts together. Soon it will be yours!

  12. BLACK WIDOW!!!! YES! I love that series so much. I’m so impressed that she’s managed to make 12 (is that what number we’re on?) books featuring the same characters and similar story arcs (people trying to kill Gin) so very interesting each and every time. She hasn’t let me down yet, and I’m not even close to tiring of Gin and company.

    • Yup, we’re now up to 12, and I’ve already read it. Let me just say that it was amazing! It surpassed her last couple of installments in that series, and she’s been contracted to write #13, so it’s not over yet.

  13. I’m going to cheat a little and pick recent releases that I still need/want to read but haven’t gotten to yet.

    I’ll give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (I’m afraid I’ll cry so I’ve been putting it off lol), Glory O’Briens’s History if the Future by A.S. King, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers.

    • You’re not the only one cheating on this week’s question, so no worries there! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  14. I stopped keeping close track, I’m such a bad fangirl, but now that you mentioned it, I am looking forward to Soul Enslaved, KPainter’s next book and more JEstep even if I’m still in the process of catching up.
    Braine Talk Supe recently posted…Suped Up: The Morbid & Sultry Tales of Genevieve Clare by J.B Hartnett + Giveaway

    • I’m surprised, I thought you were more on the ball than that, Braine. At least I was able to add a few to your list. Hehe!

  15. My list:)
    The King by Tiffany Reisz
    Night Shift by Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews
    Captivated by You by Silvia Day
    Revanant by Larissa Ione
    The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter
    Seeds of Iniquity by J.A Redmersky
    Lupdilup recently posted…Beyond Shame Audiobook by Kit Rocha (review)

    • I’m assuming that all of those titles will be available in audio, and if that’s the case, I didn’t realize that the Night Shift anthology was. I might listen to that one instead!

  16. I’m looking forward to

    Abracadaver–Laura Resnick
    Universal Alien–Gini Koch
    Light My Fire–GA Aiken

    • I’m not familiar with any of those, but I’m sure they’ll be amazing. Ooh, wait, that’s a lie, I think I’ve Aiken’s book around the blogosphere.

  17. Strayed by Amber Lynn Natusch and Four Days by Dannika Dark.
    That was easy for me!
    Lorna recently posted…Review: The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason

    • I’m not surprised by your picks, Lorna, because I manage your wishlist after all. LOL!

  18. Hmmm there isn’t too much I am looking forward to between now and the end of the year. The big one for me was Prince Lestat by Anne Rice which I am finishing today. So good. THe only other one is This Shattered World.
    Heidi recently posted…Review: Mortal Heart(His Fair Assassin #3) by Robin LeFevers

    • I keep forgetting that Rice has a new vampire book out, it’s been SO long! I was tempted to read her werewolf series, but reviews weren’t very good, so I passed.

  19. I really don’t have many left on my list for this year. I think Mira Grant’s Symbiont is the only one that I absolutely have to read.
    Cat recently posted…Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey

  20. Almost everything I’ve been anticipating has come out already. I’ve wrapped up some great series, The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin and the third book in Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle.
    The rest are all 2015 releases.
    I do have a lot of TBR for the rest of the year, though!
    Kristi recently posted…Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer

    • I enjoy the occasional lull in must-read new releases, because you’re not the only one who needs to catch-up on their TBR!

  21. I’m excited for Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry, Mai Tai’d Up by Alice Clayton, Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay and…that’s all I can think of right now.
    Nereyda recently posted…Audiobook Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren!

  22. I don’t have that many. I’m waiting for Kenya Wright’s No Ordinary Love, there are a couple this month I’m dying to get my hands on too Flawed by Francette Phal, Glitch by Olivia Liden & Letisha Newton and Only Love by Victoria H Smith.
    sharonda recently posted…Book Review: Twisted by Elisabeth Naughton

    • Looks like you have a busy month ahead of you, you’d best get reading!

  23. I suck at keeping track of any new releases. Most of the time, I only know of the book once it’s been released. ;/

    When does Visions of Silver come out?
    Joy (Joyousreads) recently posted…Throwback Thursday [#9]: Pulp by Charles Bukowski

    • Euuh, March I think? I’m a planner, so I try to stay on top of new releases, so I’ll know when there’s a lull in my reviewing schedule.

  24. I’m excited about Alice Claytons latest and Breaking The Rules since it means more Noah and Echo! LOL
    I’m terrible at keeping track of books to come but I figure I really need to start getting better at it! SO MANY BOOKS!

    • You still managed to come up with a couple of titles, so you didn’t do too badly. 🙂

  25. My list is small

    Revenant by Larissa Ione
    The darkest touch by Gena showalter

    But in April of next year Mate Bond (Shifters Unbound) by Jennifer Ashley comes out. lol
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…What is Media Mail?

    • You lucky ducky! I wish my list was smaller, I was looking at December’s new releases and was like ooh, it’s not too bad, then I put this post together, and was like damn! Mate Bond is on my radar too (of course)!

  26. The new Gini Koch! I can’t wait
    blodeuedd recently posted…The Rake’s handbook – Sally Orr

  27. I am so overwhelmed with all the books I want to read, I couldn’t begin to say what I am most eager for. I love that bloggers, like you, remind me. Thanks for the great post and have a super weekend.
    sherry fundin recently posted…Plover Landing by Marie Zhuikov Giveaway

    • That’s what we’re here for, to add to others’ TBR piles. Happy Friday!!!

  28. <——————- NOT EVEN LOOKING! 🙂
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  29. Black Widow!!! I’m trying to catch up with the series before that one is released. Should be able to, I think I’m just two books behind 😀

    • I was going to say, how far behind are you, but 2 installments in totally do-able. GO!

  30. Hmm, end of the year is usually lighter for me, it’s my time to catch up. So it’s hard for me to think of anything that I’m really anticipating, though I’m looking forward to Jay Kristoff’s Endsinger, the third book of the Lotus War series coming out at the end of the month.
    Mogsy recently posted…Tough Traveling: Novices

    • I’m trying to cut back for the next few months, so that I can spend time with family over the holidays, but you know how that goes… LOL

  31. Hm, you know what … I can’t even think of any that I’m excited for. The last of the books I was counting down for this year came out last week and I already read them. OH, that’s a lie! I just remembered Mortal Heart came out on Tuesday and I am SO looking forward to reading it.
    Christy recently posted…Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

    • Nice! At least you don’t have to wait for that one. I now know what you’ll be doing this weekend. Hehe!

  32. First of all: HOW IS IT ALREADY NOVEMBER?!?! The year has gone by so incredibly fast! And secondly, I am highly anticipating both The Walled City by Ryan Graudin and A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. 🙂 Great discussion question! 😀
    Zoe recently posted…Margot

    • I know, right? AND, we’re already a full week-in. I tried denial, but it’s getting too freaking cold outside to ignore the change in seasons, plus it SNOWED this morning. Great picks!

  33. Hmm..I got nothing. Oh I am sure there are some, but my mind is fuzzy.
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee

  34. Man, Time flies so fast. IT’S NOVEMBER ALREADY!! But uhmm, hmm. I’m not aware of books that will be releasing this December.. I’m not sure but I’m pretty excited about Princess Of Thorns! The blurb just looks so intriguing. And the cover… to die for!!
    Paula M. recently posted…REVIEW: Embers (The Wings of War #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins + Giveaway!!

    • That cover is indeed to die for. Only one more month and it will be yours!

  35. So freaking excited for Blank Widow. I just got sent a hardcover ARC. So cool!!!
    Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Review: Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

    • Nice!! I really like that series in audio, but I just don’t have the patience to wait until release day, so I always request the ARCs, and listen to ’em later.

  36. I’m kind of a weird one I think or maybe some of it has to do with the blog and getting ones early but I don’t really have a most anticipated list going. I get too caught up in what I’m reading now and time flies before I can “want” anything I guess and then there it is releasing. lol
    anna (herding cats & burning soup) recently posted…Randomly Random–Want to actually SEE those fan pages you LIKED on Facebook?

    • Fair enough! To be honest, I’ve already read 3 out of my 6 picks, so I cheated a bit by saying that I was ‘anticipating’ them.

  37. Actually one of the books that I was waiting for most came out earlier this week, Mortal Heart and I already bought it. Aside from that I only have one book that I’m collecting that I need: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. All the other books I want come out next year. I’m trying to keep my book shopping down right now lol.
    Kelsey recently posted…Review: Alpha by Rachel Vincent

    • Good luck with THAT! Still, you have a couple of awesome pretties on your list. Happy reading!

  38. One of my most anticipated books for 2014 (what’s left of it) is This Shattered World, and I actually got an e-ARC for that one last week, so I’m all set.
    I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday, Carmel 🙂
    Lexxie recently posted…Feature and Follow #90 – What Would you do for that ARC?

    • Aaah, the advantages of being a book blogger! Thanks, Lexxie, I slept in today which I rarely do. Was nice! Have a fab weekend!

  39. Well, mine are historical romances, not PNR or UF sadly, but I’m waiting on a Sarah MacLean book and a Tessa Dare book. Two of my favorite authors too. 😀
    Amanda recently posted…Vengeance Born by Kylie Griffin {Tara’s Review}

    • That’s fine, I don’t discriminate against new releases. Any excuse to buy new books in a-ok with me!

  40. Rival by Stephen King is one, but mainly I am looking to catch up with some of the great recently released books that I’ve not had a chance to read yet 🙂
    Lisa recently posted…What the ….?? Cliffhangers.

    • Stephen King is too creepy for me, but he has a huge following, so to each their own. I actually enjoy getting to pick books from my someday pile, plus it frees up space for new ones. LOL

  41. Oh boy what a questions:

    Night Shift by Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews
    The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter
    Light My Fire by GA Aiken
    A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson – Though I did get an ARC and have read it, love it, still it does not come out until 11/18.

    Few only 4 left I’m looking forward to in 2014, so still time to work on the TBR. ^_^
    Angela recently posted…Review: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

    • Four is totally do-able! I really want to give Robson’s Weird Girl a try, and Gena Showalter. Urgh! It’s so frustrating being unable to read ’em all.

  42. I haven’t read any of those! I’m looking forward to Princess of Thorns By Staceey Jay & Anomaly By Tonya Kuper. The Griever’s Mark By Katharine Hurley &
    The Unhappening of Genesis Lee By Shallee McArthur, I’ve already read, but they were really good, so I’m even more excited for them! 🙂
    Molly Mortensen recently posted…Fallen Souls By Linda Foster Mini Review

    • You didn’t have any problem coming up with an answer to this question! That’s quite a list, I bet you’re anxious to get started.

  43. Oh gosh I am so up to my neck with current ARCS I wasn’t even thinking about new books coming out in the next two months heh, but those look like really great picks

    • Hehe! Went a little request happy there did ya? Well, good luck with that. 😀

  44. This is a surprisingly tough question! Sometimes it seems like all my auto-buy authors release in the spring, usually within about five weeks of each other. I’m really anticipating This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, a companion novel to This Shattered World (which I’m listening to right now). Only about 1/3 of the way through and I already know I’m on board for whatever this duo writes!
    Danya recently posted…Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

    • That being said, you still managed to pull-out a pretty substantial list there! I’m almost done all of my 2014 review books, time to shift gears.

  45. I don’t know when Tarryn Fisher is going to release Marrow, but if it’s in 2014, that will be my most anticipated. I wants it!
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  46. The Innkeeper Chronicles #2 from Ilona Andrews is one of my most anticipated December reads, Carmel!
    kara-karina recently posted…The Postman Knock #102

    • Good one!! I know it’s currently a serial, so I have been avoiding it, but I have no idea when all of the episodes will be available. I should look into that.

  47. It’s ridiculous that 2014 is just about over. I was going over my top ten reads for 2014 and it is HARD.

    I don’t think I have too many highly anticipated reads left:

    This Shattered World
    Wicked (JLA)

    I’m in preparation for 2015 now! 🙂

    • I’ll be compiling my top 10 lists for 2014 soon enough. It’s always such a challenge to narrow ’em down!

  48. I can’t believe the year is almost over!

    I’m excited to read – Captive by Aimee Carter, Wicked by JLA, Collide by Melissa West and This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman.

    Happy reading!
    Sharon – Obsession with Books recently posted…Guest post: Darkness series by Stacey Marie Brown

    • Yup. It’s almost time to come-up with new years resolutions to break within 3 months. 😉 Nice list!