Monday, December 19, 2011

2012 Book Releases

2012 is fast approaching whether we like it or not.  I usually hate this time of year.  Not only do I have to deal with the Christmas nonsense, my office is super busy.  Before I know it, New Years is here and have no desire to go out shake my thing.  Last year I think I was in bed before midnight.  The year before that the same though I was sick and had a legitimate excuse.  I know.  I’m a big fat loser.

This year is no different except we have like four different invites and I want to do one thing and my husband another.  His has something with goat on a spit.  Mine involves attending my sister’s annual New Year’s party and a two day hangover.   We’ll have to duke it out sooner or later, but right now I’m focusing on all the other crap I have to do.

The one thing I’m looking forward to in 2012 is all of the new books. It’s not as bad as it was last year when I was not-so-patiently waiting for Karen Marie Moning’s Shadowfever to arrive.  I think I reread the first four books on the series twice a month before the book came out.  I even got up at 4:00 am on the day the book released and downloaded it on my Nook.  I wanted to get a few hours of reading in before I had to go into work.  There was a huge snowstorm that morning.  I stood in the snow and waited for the bus, my Nook in a zip lock bag so that it didn’t get wet.  All and all, it was quite a pathetic display.

So here is the list of the 2012 books that I can’t wait for.

Debut writers:

Crash Into You by Roni Loren

I found out about this book reading Roni’s Fiction Groupie Blog.  Here is the blurb:

Brynn LeBreck has dedicated herself to helping women in crisis, but she never imagined how personal her work would get, or where it would take her. Her younger sister is missing, suspected to be hiding from cops and criminals alike at a highly secretive BDSM retreat-a place where the elite escape to play out their most extreme sexual fantasies. To find her, Brynn must go undercover as a sexual submissive. Unfortunately, The Ranch is invitation only. And the one master who can get her in is from the darkest corner of Brynn's past.

Brynn knows what attorney Reid Jamison is like once stripped of his conservative suit and tie. Years ago she left herself vulnerable only to have him crush her heart. Now she needs him again. Back on top. And he's all too willing to engage. But as their primal desires and old wounds are exposed, the sexual games escalate-and so does the danger. Their hearts aren't the only things at risk. Someone else is watching, playing by his own rules. And his game could be murder.

Sounds hot, right?

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

I really enjoy Suzanne’s Preturnatura blog.  This book looks like great fun. Can’t wait until April

As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

I first heard about this book from Kristen’s agent, Kristen Nelson’s blog, Pub Rants.  What can I say I am a sucker for the Beauty and the Beast type story.

Once the flames are ignited . . .
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity . . .
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Now for the Established Writers (in no particular order):

Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Lothaire by Kresley Cole  (Finally!)

Lover Reborn by JR Ward

Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison

The Darkes Seduction by Gena Showalter

Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt

When Maidens Mourn by CS Harris

Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter

Are you an author with a book coming out in 2012?  Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

What are you looking forward to reading?  I am dying to know.


  1. I love your list and I'm adding it to mine! My book Bad Luck Officer will be out...I think I'm going to miss the deadline so I'm hoping for middle of Feb. P.S. My vamp book will be out then as well:-)

  2. Awesome, Suzie! Looking forward to them.