Saturday, December 11, 2010

SWEET Saturday

Happy Saturday All!

The weekend finally arrived! Hope you've got some plans to enjoy yourself! I was anxious for today to arrive because I had so much I wanted to get done. Don't think that's going to happen though. Yesterday, I came down with what we call in the South, the creeping crud. Which can basically describe anything from a cold or sinus infection to the flu or pneumonia. LOL Mine is probably just a cold, but it feels worse because, just does!

Yesterday's challenge was taken up by so many. It's exciting to see so many of you jump out of your comfort zone and try something completely different. Can't wait to see if it brings some of you over to a completely different way of thinking about certain sub-genres. Have fun with it!

Today I thought we'd talk about upcoming books. Before I started writing full time, I used to peruse websites, chat rooms and online bookstores to see what was coming in the next few months from my favorite authors. I don't do that as much as I used to, so I know I miss out on a lot of anticipation--which is all part of the fun, isn't it?

I do know two upcoming books I'm excited to buy and that's Allison Brennan's new Lucy Kinkaid series. The first one, Love Me to Death, releases on December 28 and looks to be awesome. The other one is Karen Rose's new book, You Belong to Me. Though the U.S. release isn't until June 7, I think it released in the UK already, or is about to be released, not sure. But from what I've heard, it's going to be another nail biting, suspenseful ride. Allison and Karen are two of my auto-buys.

So, here's today's discussion question: What upcoming books are you excited about?

I'm going to go get under the covers and dream of warm, sunshiny summer weather. I look forward to seeing what you're excited about reading.

Have a great day everyone!


KayB said...

Just 3 Books, one one word


Christy Reece said...

Oh, I heart you, Kay! Thank you!

Guess I should have mentioned them myself! (:

Have a great Saturday!

Shelly Estes said...

still recovering from christmas shopping! Have a full day of activities --

Needless to say, I am looking forward to 3 SWEET books in the new year! Also looking forward to new Pamela Palmer, Alexis Morgan & Alexandra Ivy books!

Hope you feel better soon Christy!

Crystal (cmac) said...

Your books are at the top of the excitement list but two others are
Breaking Point by Pamela Clare and
Hidden Away by Maya Banks! Super Excited. I think Stephanie Tyler has a new one out this coming year too, but I can't remember when.

Alison said...

I've got quite a list of books I'm looking forward at the top of the list is...Pamela Clare's Breaking Point, Stephanie Tyler's up in the Air, Lora Leigh's Live Wire and your books of course :)

Elke said...

Hi Christy sorry to hear you are feeling ill hope you will be better soon.
As the release dates of your " sweet trilogy" is far far away (late next summer right ?) I am looking forward to Allison Brennans next book ( I have already preordered it) and finally to Izzies book "breaking the rules" which releases as a hardcover in February I think.

Have a nice weekend all. I am off to the airport now.

Heather D said...

I too cant wait for the SWEET books to come out! I already have Sweet Justice on my wish list with a reminder to pre order it after christmas. I was waiting for Maya Banks book for a bit, but it was just released last week.

Im still very new to the romance world, so I would have to say im more in the catch up phase than the find new book phase. lol Cant wait to see what books everyone posts about. Have to keep building that wish list.

Sorry to hear you are still not feeling well Christy! Hope you feel better soon

Ronlyn said...

There are so many I'm excited for...some I feel like I've been waiting for eons for.
Add to those that have already been mentioned: Tara Janzen's new one, which will be out next month. I feel like I've been waiting for that book since the start of the series.

Mary G said...

Besides yours you mean? LOL
In date order:
True Colors - Joyce Lamb
Yours for The Taking - Robin Kaye
Whisper Falls - Toni Blake
Fatal Justice - Marie Force
Burton Jaci-The Perfect Play
Martin Deirdre -Ice Breaker
Shalvis Jill - Animal Magnetism
Everybody Loves A Hero - Marie Force
A Lot like Love - Julie James
More from Maya Banks, Lora Leigh, Stephanie Tyler.
That's just the first quarter!
Thanks to Aly for her amazing list LOL

Kara C said...

So many books coming out, and I just can't wait! The new LCR books, of course, PC's new one (of course), Cynthia Eden, Joyce Lamb, and Shannon K Butcher's new RS series, just to name a few. Oh, doesn't Cindy Gerard also have a new one coming out next year?

Tanya said...

I am really looking forward to JR Wards Lover Unleashed and Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione! and or course the 3 Sweet books!

Luci said...

Hi Christy, unfortunately I am a bit under the weather myself. Have all my bines hurting me so a cold is definitely coming up.

Today I received 5 books i have been really looking forward to reading, so I have been doing the anticipating game already lately: Maya Banks' No Place To Run, Lorraine Heath second book in her Notorious Bachelors trilogy, Jo Davis' Ride the Fire and two Sally Mackenzie "naked" books.

I have a list of the books that are coming out to make sure I don't miss one:
Karen Rose's You Belong to Me - of course,
your SWEET books - of course,
Breaking Point by Pamela Clare Beverly Barton's Dead by Morning, Elizabeth Hoyt's Notorious Pleasures,
Marie Force's Every body Loves a Hero
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James
Don't Say a Word by Beverly Barton
Hidden Away by Maya Banks
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
In The Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler
and as always, Pamela clare's Connor McKinnon book!!

Aly said...

Can't I just post my list here? LOL!

Let's see...Christy Reece, Marie Force, Allison Brennan, Jaci Burton, Cynthia Eden, Maya Banks, Robyn Carr...really? Can't I just post my list :)

Kara C said...

MARIE!! I didn't have Marie on my list. Sshhh... there's no need for this to get out.
EVERYONE should put Marie Force on your autobuy list. Right now...and tell her I told you to. ;)

Jane said...

I'm really looking forward to Toni Blake's "Whisper Falls." I loved the first two books in the series.

Jackie P said...

@Luci I loved the last Sally Mackenzie, I am looking forwarding to the new one coming out in 2011. Sweet Trilogy, Stephanie Tyler, Joyce Lamb, Pamela Claire, Lora Leigh's "Livewire", Suzzanne Brockmann, Emma Holly, JR Ward, Maya Banks, Lydia Dare, Dane's Brown Family book, ect....

Linda said...

O Christy, you are evil when you don't feel well! You know we are all most looking forward to reading your latest dynamic three that you have been tempting us with! :)

Also looking forward to reading Christine Feehan, Maya Banks, Shelly Laurenston, Shannon K Butcher and Lora Leigh.

I hope you get better soon Christy!

Jackie P said...

Marie Force, and upcoming authors that are really awesome. :)

krisgils33 said...

can I just say..YOURS, everything already said including Marie's!! and pretty much everything else!!!! really, there are just too many to name....but there is one that I didn't see mentioned....Izzy!!!!

Alison said...

I thought of some others to add to my list of books I'm loking forward to...Robyn Carr, Jaci Burton, Marie Force and Suzanne Brockmann's books.

Hope everyone had a good Saturday!

Hope said...

I ditto everything Crystal said and add the new Jill Shalvis that series.

Christy Reece said...

Wow, some great books are coming next year, aren't they? I'd forgotten some of my favorites...must be the cold medicine!

And I'm so glad to see that several of you are looking forward to the SWEET books!

Aly, if you want to post your entire list here, feel free!

Luci, hope you feel better soon! Is it cold where you are? Looks like you've got some great books to keep you occupied.

And thanks all for the get well wishes. Other than I feel like I just went a couple of rounds with a boxer, have a head filled with cotton and headache, I'm doing much better. I think chicken soup is in my future!

Luci said...

Christy - you are going to scoff but 8 degrees celcius is waaaay too cold for me. Malta is quite a warm country - we never get snow so you can imagine it never goes below zero here. If we get lots of hail we are all awed :). Having said that I feel very cold in winter at Malta temperatures I could never survive in germany, London, Paris and all the countries experiencing freezing temperatures at the moment.

oklanannie said...

Makin' a list and checkin' it twice -- there are so many -- and Santa, baby -- I've been a really good girl!

Top of the heap: The "SWEET" books by Cristy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONE WAS A SOLDIER - Julia Spencer-



"FATAL" series - Marie Force

And all those books already posted by you guys!

I've been lucky enough to get an early peek at both "EVERYONE LOVES A HERO" by Marie and "WHISPER FALLS" by Toni Blake. Both such wonderful reads. You'll definitely not want to miss out on them! Marie's ELaH is such wonderful contemporary romance and off-the-charts good (running close close second to LINE OF SCRIMMAGE -- and you guys know how much I loved LOS!). And Toni Blake's "Destiny" series continues to get better and better.

2011 is looking to be a great year for readers!!

Hope you're enjoying a HO HO HO weekend!!!

oklanannie said...

I ran across several others that haven't been mentioned:

Undertow - Cherry Adair
Any Man of Mine - Rachel Gibson
Breaking the Rules - Suzanne Brockmann
Call Me Irresistible - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Ideal Man - Julie Garwood

and P.S.
Christy - I finished "Honor's Splendor" today - a wonderful historical romance with great characters (the bros were an added delight).