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My 2016 Anticipated Reads List

I’m sure my title doesn’t come as a surprise to you. Many bloggers and readers are sharing their anticipated reads list for the new year. There are a lot of great books coming out this year so I decided to show you my top 10. I haven’t ranked them, because how can I really choose a favorite. It’s like trying to pick a favorite child, which is impossible. You love them for all different reasons, but love them the same, as I love my beloved books.

So here is my list. I’ve included pre-order links (or buy links if it is already out). What books are you looking forward to?

Becky Wade’s Her One and Only


The fourth book in the Porter Family Series is set to release May 3rd!
​I have enjoyed Books 1 through 3 and can’t wait to get my hands on #4.

​Pre-order links: Amazon, Barnes&Noble & CBD

The Blurb: “Gray Fowler, star NFL tight end, is being pursued by a stalker, so his team hires a protection agency to keep Gray under the watch of a bodyguard at all times. When Gray meets Dru Porter, an agent assigned to him, he’s indignant. How can an attractive young female half his size possibly protect him?
But Dru’s a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt. She’s also ferociously determined to uncover the identity of Gray’s stalker. And she’s just as determined to avoid any kind of romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past. But the closer they get to finding the stalker, the closer they grow to each other. As the danger rises, can Dru and Gray entrust their hearts–and their lives–to one another?”

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Dani Pettrey’s Cold Shot


Ms. Pettrey has a new series this year! Can you say, excited?!
Cold Shot​ is the first book in the new Chesapeake Valor series set to release January 26th!

Pre-order links: Amazon, Barnes&Noble & CBD

The Blurb: ​​”In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.”

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Dawn Crandall’s The Cautious Maiden

If you loved The Hesitant Heiress ​you’ll be glad to know the 4th book in the Everstone Chronicles will be releasing this fall!

Pre-order links: They’re currently unavailable, but stay tuned, I’ll definitely post them on my Friday Sales Blog when it nears. You can hop on Goodreads and add it to your TBR pile.

The Blurb: ​”Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother transforms her deceased parents’ respectable country inn into a brothel to accommodate the lumberjacks in the area. When her reputation is compromised, she finds herself forced to enter into an engagement with Vance Everstone. Can she trust this man she hardly knows who has a scandalous reputation in his own right?

More details to come. :)”

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Dee Henderson’s Traces of Guilt

​Ms. Henderson’s latest novel is set to release May 3rd!

Pre-order links: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

The Blurb: ​”Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police Detective . . . mostly. She’s very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. She would like to find Mr. Right, but she has a hard time imagining how marriage could work, considering the demands of her job.

Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. Gabe is committed to upholding the law and cares deeply for the residents he’s sworn to protect. He too would like to find a lifetime companion, a marriage like his parents have. . . .

When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new task force dedicated to reexamining unsolved crimes across the state. Spearheading this trial run, Evie will work with the sheriff’s department on a couple of its most troubling missing-persons cases. As she reexamines old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly to a third cold case. Evie’s determined to solve the cases before she leaves Carin County, and Sheriff Thane, along with his family, will be key to those answers.”

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Hillary Manton Lodge’s Together at the Table


​Ms. Lodge’s 3rd book in the Two Blue Doors series releases May 3rd!! I absolutely loved A Table by the Window​ and I’m first in line at my library for book 2, so I can’t wait to read this novel.

Pre-order links:
Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

​The Blurb: ​Currently unavailable.

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Irene Hannon’s Sea Rose Lane


​Ms. Hannon’s latest contemporary romance novel will release May 31st! If you’ve never read her romances, they are a must!

Pre-order links: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

The Blurb: ​”Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor
After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who’s invaded the house with her motley crew.
As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?”

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Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians Series


​Ms. Eason has a new series this year. She will have 2 releases for it, count them 2! (Can you see me jumping up and down in front of my computer?)
​Book 1, Always Watching,​ releases February 2nd and Book 2, Without Warning,​ is slated to release August 2!

​Always Watching Pre-order links:
Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

Without Warning ​Pre-order links:Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

The Blurb for Always Watching: “The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she’s next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.”

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Pepper Basham’s A Twist of Faith


​I loved Ms. Basham’s historical romances in the Penned in Times series so I’m looking forward to her new contemporary romance which releases April 6th!

Pre-order links: Amazon

The Blurb: Maybe the language of love doesn’t have an accent, but with any other type of accent, Dr. Adelina Roseland feels confident she can correct it. Accent reduction is her specialty and she’s worked ten years in research with it to attain her dream job: Professor at the University of Virginia. But all rookies must pass through the fire, so Adelina is sent to a tiny town in a crevice of Appalachia called Wise, Virginia, to begin a new program for their satellite university there. Determined to prove herself, Adelina makes a daring wager with her arrogant supervisor, Dr. Alexander Murdock. If she can pass Appalachian cow farmer, Reece Mitchell, off as a Harvard grad and help him with a job interview for a corporation in Chicago, then she can present her research at the National Convention in front of her newfound colleagues and hundreds of other professionals, launching her career to further heights and moving her as far away from Appalachia as possible.

But Adelina didn’t plan for the faith and friction of single-dad Reece Mitchell or his chaotic family. Drawn into a culture she’d been trying to forget for the past fifteen years, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away at the deep wounds of her past. But when Reece discovers that he’s been a mere pawn in her step up the corporate ladder, will he be able to forgive her deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives.

Will some good old-fashion Appalachian grit from a meddling mother bring rescue this culturally-diverse couple before they lose their chance to build a future of their own?”

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Ronie Kendig’s Conspiracy of Silence

​Y’all Ms. Kendig has a new series, the Tox Files, releasing this year. Book 1, Conspiracy of Silence, ​is set to release December! (I am sad I have to wait so long, but have her other books to reread and keep me company.)

Pre-order links: They’re currently unavailable, but stay tuned, I’ll definitely post them on my Friday Sales Blog when it nears.​ You can hop on Goodreads and add it to your TBR pile.

The Blurb: Four years after a tragic mission decimated his career and his team, Cole “Tox” Russell is persona non grata to the United States. And that’s fine—he just wants to be left alone. But when a dormant, centuries-old disease is unleashed at an archaeological dig where three Bronze-era censers are found, Tox is lured back into action. Partnered with an archaeologist and an FBI agent who’s an expert in deception, Tox and his team are pitted against a secret society, a plague dubbed the New Black Death, and a revered codex—which may hold the key to stopping the deadly outbreak.”

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Sins of the Past: A Romantic Suspense Novella Collection


​What do you get when Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason team up? Sins of the Past!!​ It is slated to release May 3rd! (That’s going to be a great day for reading.)

Pre-order links:
Amazon, Barnes&Noble, CBD

​The Blurb: ​”Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors
In Dee Henderson’s “Missing,” a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with “Shadowed,” introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

​Lynette Eason’s “Blackout” delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found–but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?”

​Connect and follow: ​See the talented authors’ other books on the list for their social media links.

4 thoughts on “My 2016 Anticipated Reads List”

  1. Oh, no! My reading list is already miles long, and now I have to add 10 more books! They all look wonderful! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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