2015 Book Series Reading List

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I’m a fan of The Book Series.

Bullshit.

I am not a fan of The Book Series. I lied.

The problem with The Book Series is simple. I don’t want to wait another three hundred and sixty-five days for the next book to be released. It’s genius marketing. First hook the reader then leave them floundering in desperation until the next book is released. Talk about  torturing the poor reader.

Consider me a masochist at the hands of the evil Book Series. I never learn from experience. Instead, I continue to subject myself to torture every time I succumb and pick up another book in my favorite series. I know that feeling all too well, the feeling of emptiness that engulfs me as I say goodbye to my favorite characters for an unspecified period of time, waiting impatiently until the next installment is released.

So while I wait for the next set of books in my favorite series to be released, I thought I’d pull together a list of books I am looking forward to reading in 2015 (in order of release date.)

The list is skewed in favor of adult paranormal romance. But there is a little something for everyone. Titles range from new adult to young adult and span romance, fantasy and science-fiction as well as western fantasy.

Do you have a series you love and are eager to continue reading in 2015? Let me know, I am always on the lookout for more torture, I mean a new series to read!

Jeaniene Frost

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Series: Night Prince

Book: Bound by Flames

The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other—and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince’s reign . . .

Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)

Release Date: January 27, 2015

James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

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Series: The Order of the Sanguines Series

Book: Blood Infernal

In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and damnation, where the very gates of Hell must be shattered to discover the true fate of humankind in…

As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.

The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican’s secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act—one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself.

With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combined science, myth, and religion to introduce a breathtaking world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. And now, in this epic conclusion to the Sanguines trilogy, Blood Infernal, they take us to the very pit of Hell itself, making us peer into the abyss and face our greatest fears, to answer the ultimate question: What price will we pay for true salvation?

Genre: Paranormal (Vampire)

Release Date: February 10, 2015

J.R. Ward

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Series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood

Book: The Shadows

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)

Release Date: March 31, 2015

Tracy Wolff

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Series: Extreme Risk

Book: Slashed

Do nice guys always finish last? In the new Extreme Risk novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff, a burnt-out underdog and a vulnerable tomboy defy the pressure to be perfect and go after what they really want.

Bighearted and easygoing, Luc Jennings is falling behind in a family of serious overachievers. While he may be decent enough at snowboarding to turn pro and rack up some sponsors, he’s never topped any podiums—unlike his friends Z, Ash, and Cam. Luc’s always been head over heels for Cam Bradley, but she’s never seen him as anything more than a friend. Now, after years of coming in second, Luc can’t take it anymore—especially if it means watching Cam chase another guy.

Cam hangs out almost exclusively with dudes, and that’s fine by her. She’d much rather be shredding at the Olympics than primping in the mirror. Cam’s wildest dreams have a way of coming true—except when it comes to getting her longtime crush and best friend, Z Michaels, to notice her. Then her mother suddenly shows up after being gone for, like, ever, and Cam’s whole world comes crashing down. Desperate for a place to lay low, she turns to the one person who’s always had her back.

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: March 31, 2015

Tex Thompson

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Series: Children of the Drought

Book: Medicine for the Dead

Two years ago, the crow-god Marhuk sent his grandson to Sixes.
Two nights ago, a stranger picked up his gun and shot him.
Two hours ago, the funeral party set out for the holy city of Atali’Krah, braving the wastelands to bring home the body of Dulei Marhuk.

Out in the wastes, one more corpse should hardly make a difference. But the blighted landscape has been ravaged by drought, twisted by violence, and warped by magic – and no-one is immune. Vuchak struggles to keep the party safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And fearful, guilt-wracked Elim hopes he’s only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei’s coffin.

As their supplies dwindle and tensions mount, the desert exacts a terrible price from its pilgrims – one that will be paid with the blood of the living, and the peace of the dead.

Genre: Western Fantasy

Release Date: March 31, 2015

Sherrilyn Kennyon

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Series: The League

Book: Born of Defiance

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.

But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail.

Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Romance 

Release Date: May 5, 2015

Lara Adrian

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Series: The Midnight Breed

Book: Bound to Darkness

The next full-length novel in the Midnight Breed series, this story will feature Carys Chase and her dark and dangerous, cage-fighting Breed male lover, Rune.

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)

Release Date: Spring, 2015

Lindsay J. Pryor

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Series: Blackthorn

Book: Blood Dark

Genre: Paranormal Romane (Vampire)

Release Date: Summer, 2015

Joanne Kershaw

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Series: Vanguard Legacy

Book: Fated

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Release Date: Sometime, 2015

J.M. Salyards

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Series: The Next Men Saga

Book: Black Sunrise

Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopian Fantasy

Release Date: Sometime, 2015



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