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Can you believe it? I can’t believe it, are we really in the second half of 2017? In my mind it still feels like Christmas 2016 was just a few short weeks ago. But that could just be because of the English weather. To gear us up for the second half of the year, we’ve had a look at our calendars and come up with our top ten releases for the next six months. It was a hard task, we all had at least 10 books that we couldn’t wait to get our hands on,  but after much wrangling, bribery and a few threats, this is our Top 10 of what is still to come in 2017.

BEARD IN MIND by Penny Reid

Beards are a thing in modern culture at the moment. Beards attached to “hillbillies” not so much. Unless Penny Reid is writing it. In which case you may find yourself suddenly fighting the desire to grab the nearest banjo and travel to the deep south to find a man who can rock the beard and dungarees combo and start making lots of babies. This is what Reid does to me, sends me searching my local town for a banjo. My town is sadly lacking any hint of banjos so I’m stuck here for now. But, once I’ve read BEARD IN MIND I feel certain that the Great Banjo Search will recommence. 

[new-release title=”Beard in Mind” author=”Penny Reid”]

ILLEGAL CONTACT by Santino Hassell

I’ve recently discovered my love for Santino Hassell and his writing.  I love how gritty and raw his books are, and quite frankly they are super hot!  So when I saw that he had a new series coming out, and it was a sports romance series… I was fangirling all over the place.  Add to that when the cover was revealed there was a lot of drooling going on and my excitement was at the bursting point.  So to say I’m highly anticipating this one is an understatement.  I want to devour it.

[new-release title=”Illegal Contact” author=”Santino Hassell”]

THE CHASE by Elle Kennedy

It is not secret that the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy is one of my favorite new adult series.  When it finished, there might’ve been a little tear in my eye.  But YAASSSSSS there’s a spin off.  I cannot wait for THE CHASE to come out so I can jump back into this world and continue my obsession with this author.  It’s an addiction and I don’t want to stop!

***No cover, or official release date has been announced for this title.  It’ll be first in the Briar Hockey series and Fitzy & Summer’s story!  Releasing Falll 2017***
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Another one of those authors I’ve been seriously obsessing over in the past year or two.  Vi Keeland has slowly crept up my list of auto-buy authors, whether she’s writing alone or as part of the Ward/Keeland team.  I will read it all!  And EGOMANIAC was my first book boyfriend of this year, so I have high expectations for this one and cannot wait to get my greedy paws all over it.  Plus, have you seen that beautiful cover?  *drools*  I need to be reading that by the pool this summer.

Beautiful Mistake by Vi KeelandBeautiful Mistake
Author: Vi Keeland
Released: July 17, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance

A sexy new standalone from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…

DEVIL’S CUT by J.R. Ward

Not a surprise that this release would be here, right? Well, after the last book, I really fell in love with this series and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what scandalous thing Ward comes up with next! If you like your books with a heady dose of Southern charm and scandal, then you definitely need to pick up this series!

[new-release title=”Devil’s Cut” author=”J.R. Ward”]


Tessa Dare has a new series coming! Yup, you read that right. Now you can jump for joy like I am! Basically any book by Tessa Dare is a guaranteed good read but I have a feeling that this book will embody everything I love about Tessa’s writing. She has great characters that are full of charisma and charm. It’s definitely one to look forward to.

[new-release title=”The Duchess Deal” author=”Tessa Dare”]


I get excited when Darynda has a book coming out.  It’s so automatic as if it was a JR Ward, or Sherrilyn Kenyon book release.  Charley Davidson series has a charm unlike any other books out there.  Charley is super funny, kick ass and her darling husband Reyes is just to die for.   If you haven’t pick up this series yet, you’re missing out.

[new-release title=”The Trouble with Twelfth Grave” author=”Darynda Jones”]

WILDFIRE by Ilona Andrews

No matter how many times I threatened for some crazy reason they wouldn’t make WILDFIRE number one on the list. But it deserves it darn it! This is the conclusion in Ilona Andrews amazing Hidden Legacy trilogy. So, I’m here making my case to you in the number 3 spot. It deserves to be number 1, what other book has this amazing combination of humour, romance and adventure? All mixed in with some characters that somehow over the last two books, Andrews has made you fall in love with. We have the insightful and resourceful heroine, the smoulderingly hot and dangerous hero, the quirky family of the heroine, all of whom deserve a book of their own *hint hint Ilona Andrews*. All these elements combined make WILDFIRE the most anticipated book for the remainder of 2017.

[new-release title=”Wildfire” author=”Ilona Andrews”]

NOW I RISE by Kiersten White

Oh man, I am really dying for this book. After falling in love with the characters and the world in the first book, I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for this book. This series is a Young Adult Fantasy set in the Ottoman Empire. It’s a very unique series that feels very larger than life. I think adult readers would really enjoy this series as well.

[new-release title=”Now I Rise” author=”Kiersten White”]

DRAGONSWORN by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Super excited for this book. It’s been so long since I last read a dragon book.  This is the second book of the Dragons Rising Trilogy and from the blurb on GR, looks like there will be a good dose of Greek mythology.  Of Course, also part of the Dark Hunter series and I’ll take any DH sightings any day.  Love, love Kenyon books.

[new-release title=”Dragonsworn” author=”Sherrilyn Kenyon”]

Honorable Mentions…

Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh

Melinda Leigh is a new discovery of mine! I read the first book in this series and now I am desperate to read the second, HER LAST GOODBYE. It’s a thriller/mystery with a hint of romance and for someone, like me, who has an obsession with both true crime and romance books, it’s perfect. 

[new-release title=”Her Last Goodbye” author=”Melinda Leigh”]

Ride the Storm by Karen Chance

Karen Chances’ Cassie Palmer series is an action packed urban fantasy, which sees our poor heroine crash from disaster to catastrophe, with barely a pause for breath. But, I love it, it’s a fast paced, exciting series which you can’t help but race through alongside Cassie. But it’s also why I need to limber up and properly prepare before opening up RIDE THE STORM, I might strain something if I don’t. 

[new-release title=”Ride the Storm” author=”Karen Chance”]


Is your most anticipated on our list?
What book are you dying to read that’s still to come in 2017?

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Amy R

I’m looking forward to 10,8,4 and 3. I’m also looking forward to The Time In Between by Kristen Ashley 8/29/2017 and her special treat publishing December 2017.


OMG what company!!! Honored. Beyond. Measure. Thank you guys so much for all the support and Charley love.

Kathy Valentine

I can’t wait for dragonsworn,The trouble with the twelfth grave!!!

Kathleen Bylsma

Dayrnda Jones series and Penny Reid’s and several more. Thanks!

You’ve got some of mine on your list. J.R. Ward, Darynda Jones, Ilona Andrews and Sherrilyn Kenyon for sure. Also Lara Adrian has a couple of releases coming up, as well as Molly Harper’s Accidental Sire and Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Viper!


From this liat: Darynda jones, ilona andrews, and karen chance.


Or from this list….

Chris Alexander

Some of those. I’ve got to catch up on the Charley Davidson series. I’m dying for DEVIL’s CUT and WILDFIRE. You guys got me hooked on Keeland and Ward. There’s some Jaci Burton, Kirsten Ashley, and Lani Lynn Vale still to come this year. (Off the top of my head without getting my list) In fact, August is has more releases I’m interested in than June, which is okay. Then I can catch up, since I’m behind on stuff from all the adulting they expect of me around here.


Wildfire and The Trouble With Twelfth Grave