Eagerly Anticipating: Is It November Yet?

November is just around the corner. That means Thanksgiving, turkey, and the beginning of parties and holiday gatherings. For me at least. 😉 I’ve been out of town a lot lately and haven’t been online much, but I’m hoping the holiday season heralds the beginning of a slower pace in real life. I’d really like the opportunity to relax with a good book and reconnect with friends online.

*Scheduled for release November 1st*

Death Magic by Eileen Wilks I am soooo excited about this book. I absolutely adore this series. I have been dying to get more of Lily and Rule and Benedict and his lady ever since I gobbled up the last book. This series is one of those hidden gems that doesn’t get enough attention. If you haven’t read it, you should rectify that immediately.

Drink Deep by Chloe Neill I am very nervous about reading this book. I did not end the last book in the best humor and my future with this series is hinging on this book. I need it to make me believe I can be happy with where the author is headed with it. Please be good, book.

Genie Knows Best by Judi Fennell I haven’t read the first book in this series yet, but I plan to. I am curious to see this author’s take on the rarely seen genie/djinn paranormal romance.

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook This is finally coming out. Squee! I completely loved the first book and have been dying to see Yasmeen and Fox clash in this one. Bring it on!

The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne Some of the books in this series have worked for me very well, but some of them haven’t. Throughout it all, whether I liked the book or not, I was always interested in Adrian. I can’t wait to finally get into his head.

The Next Always by Nora Roberts I am a big Nora Roberts fan, so when I heard she was coming out with a new series, I knew I had to give it a try. Hopefully it’ll be a good one.

Under Attack by Hannah Jayne I haven’t read the first book in this series, but I’m planning to read it this month. I’ve heard good things about it, so I’m expecting that I’ll enjoy it. As soon as I get done with that one, I’ll be on to this one. Yay for not having to wait a year to read the second book!


*Scheduled for release November 22nd*

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh I haven’t read the previous books in this series (although I will eventually) but anything with this author’s name on it draws my attention. I’m curious to see how she does with a standalone story (on her end, at least).


*Scheduled for release November 29th*

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones You all may be confused by seeing this on my list. I know it has been out in one form or another for quite a while now. I haven’t read it yet, though, because I wanted it in mass market. Finally it’s being released in that format! I’ll be getting a copy as soon as it comes out.

Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden This will be my first Eden book. I’ve heard good things and have been eager to give her a try for a while now. I guess we’ll see what I think after I finish this one. 😉

Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu Woohoo! A new Dirk & Steele novel. I love this complex, unique series and can’t wait to see what the author has in store for us this time.


  1. says

    I’m sooooo excited to see the new Eileen Wilks book too! You are so right – this series does NOT get enough attention. I thought Blood Challenge was outstanding and can’t wait to read the next book. I’m a little nervous about Drink Deep, though. I was so mad at the last book I may have to wait for reviews before I buy it.

    • says

      I just don’t understand why more people aren’t reading it. It is an outstanding series and Lily is an awesome heroine. I agree about Blood Challenge, by the way. It rocked!

  2. says

    I’m a little worried about DRINK DEEP, because… you know… sniffles. But I’m totally psyched for HEART OF STEEL. I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity for this one.
    I got a chuckle out of the fact that your Singh and Eden books (one on top of the other) both feature shirtless men in capes. Which, when you think about it, is a very silly look (but those are very nice chests).

  3. says

    I’m dying for Heart of Steel!!! I’ve been so worried about Fox, fighting off those Zombies, and I’m really hoping for a glimpse or two of Rhys! *le swoon*

  4. Jen says

    I have to say that Catherine bullied me into reading Lily and Rule and it was a superb recommendation. I love Lily and Rule. They are a fabulous couple.

    • says

      ‘Bullied’ is such an accurate overdramatic way to put it. I just incessantly nagged helpfully guided you on your way to giving the series a try. 😛

  5. says

    I am looking forward to the new Nora. I find her contemporaries great Friday night books! Start reading on a Friday night and just keep on reading until you are finished because they are just so comfortable to read.

  6. JenM says

    I just started The World of the Lupi series and I agree, Lily and Rule rock. I’m finishing up book 2 right now and will probably buy the next book or two this week. Aside from that, I can’t wait to get my hands on First Grave on the Right. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the MMPB and hoping the Kindle price will finally come down also.

  7. says

    I love Cynthia Eden. Looking forward to trying her PNR genre. She is a master at romantic suspense!

    I also have First Grave on the Right on my list in November. I think I’m going to try the audio version. I heard it was good.

  8. says

    Great picks, Catherine! “Lord of the Abyss” & “Heart of Steel” are high on my TBR. “Blood Magic” would be too but I haven’t gotten that far in Wilks’ series yet.

    Other books high on my TBR for Nov:

    ★ The Space Between-Brenna Yovanoff
    ★ Immortal Rider-Larissa Ione
    ★ Shatter Me-Tahereh Mafi

    And…yes, I’m going to say it, I don’t care if you disliking book #1 means you hate LOVE…

    ★ Fate’s Edge-Ilona Andrews. ^_^

    • says

      Ooh, Shatter Me looks interesting. Let me know how it is after you read it. And let’s not renew our feud about The Series Which Shall Not Be Named. You know I have superior taste. 😛