I just got one of my favorite yearly emails — the one telling me to expect a package of books in the mail! Now, c’mon, what kind of romance reader would I be if that didn’t make my heart beat a bit stronger? LOL — and I AM a romance reader through and through.  So, after I have fun with that box of books, what do I have planned? Well, after reading the other Jaunty Quills upcoming releases, I’ll be looking forward to:

Okay — you all know (or some of you know) that I swear I don’t like vampire romances…….for sooooo many reasons. And I stand by that except when a new Midnight Breed romance comes out from Lara Adrian! LOL!  Her vamps are a different twist on the ‘same old’ vampire mythology and these stories are dark and steamy as are the heroes in them. Wow….. This one is special because it also marks Lara’s first  hardcover release AND because we finally get to Sterling Chase’s story — woohoo!


Next up on my anticipation list is Kerrelyn Sparks’ WANTED:UNDEAD OR ALIVE — hey! wait a sec! It’s a vampire romance! How could that happen?

Well, I am hooked on this series, too — Kerrelyn’s Love At Stake series has a lighter approach to vampires as well as those other paranormals I’ve sworn never to read — shapeshifters!  But I do enjoy these stories about the good vamps fighting the bad vamps to protect humanity — the good vamps’ leader Roman isn’t too bad either!


Okay, okay, before you all think I’ve lost my mind actually talking about vampire romances — I am sooooo waiting for the first book in Madeline Hunter’s next historical series – THE SURRENDER OF MISS FAIRBOURNE – coming in March. OH NO!! Why do Madeline Hunter books always come out on or near my own writing deadlines? I guess I’ll have to work something out with her publisher because there is no way I can NOT read this the day it hits the shelves….. It’s the first of her new Fairbourne Quartet and this time she tackles the world of auction houses. Since I love the rich, historical texture of her stories, I can’t wait for this one.

My newest addiction is Gaelen Foley’s INFERNO CLUB Regency historicals. I found a reference online to Gaelen’s stories involving a secret order of warriors founded in the Middle Ages and still operating in Regency England and France – I was hooked! I raced through the first two and am in the middle of the third — just as the fourth one was released — AND there’s a fifth one coming too! Woohooo for me!


So, how about you? What’s coming up in your reading future in 2012? Readers — what book or series are you looking forward to? Authors — what can readers expect to see from you in 2012? I’m looking for a few more suggestions for once I finish these….so what do you suggest?


     Terri is thrilled to see her 2011 short story WHAT THE DUCHESS WANTS included in the Mills&Boon Special Release – ROYAL WEDDINGS THROUGH THE AGES in February! Since it’s a M&B release, it can be ordered online here or here. For lots of exciting info about Terri and her upcoming books, visit her website


9 thoughts on “A Whole Year of Books Ahead!

  1. I’ve read two of the books on your list, Darker After Midnight and The Ruthless Prince and loved them both. The others are on my wish list. There are actually so many books that I am looking forward to. Lothaire by Kresley Cole, The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter, Tempted by Blood by Laurie London, The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen and so many more.

  2. I too am anxious to read all of the Jaunty Quills books this year. Aside from that I’m really looking forward to discovering lots of new authors in 2012.

  3. Laura Wright’s third book in her vampire trilogy; Jill Shalvis’s third Simply book…

  4. Ooh – I have so many books I want to read once I’m off deadline. It’s the one thing I miss when I’m writing – reading! I want to read The Hunger Games again before the movie comes out. And then I’m going for all the books on my TBR pile (actually, they’re stacking up on my kindle!)

  5. Shana Shana says:

    Thanks, Danielle, for the mention! I’ve been reading an ARC of Joan Swan’s FEVER, and it’s great. I’m also anticipating Samantha Grace’s debut. And I’m also looking forward to a new Susan Elizabeth Phillips book.

  6. catslady says:

    My first choice is always historicals and all the above sound good to me. But I do like to mix it up once in a while. I believe I’ve mentioned Kathryne Kennedy’s Elven series which is a bit of historical, fantasy and paranormal.

  7. Marian the Librarian says:

    Breakaway by Deirdre Martin, About that night by Julie James, Rescue me by Rachel Gibson! I agree with Margo, I may have to reread the Hunger Games before the movie. I would also like to recommend, Divergent by Veronica Roth.

  8. Hope Ramsay says:

    I’m always waiting for Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s next book. And I have big, big pile of Eloisa James’s backlist to catch up on.

  9. All of the books you highlighted sound great, Terri! 🙂 I must add them to my TBR pile (which is completely out of control). I’m looking forward to reading THE HUNGER GAMES, too, plus I’d like to try books from new-to-me authors, as well as make a dent in my stash of books I already own.

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