2015 Book Hankerings: Paranormal

Sure, we’ve all got a lot to look forward to, with the holidays so near. Presents! Cookies! New Year’s! But as vigilant bibliophiles, we’re also looking further ahead: to what great books 2015 will bring us! All this week the RT team will be presenting you with our most-wished-for titles of the new year. Today, we’re ogling 2015 paranormal releases!

Burned Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning
(January October)

Two Fever books in one year!? We must have done something real good to deserve this. (Santa, are you listening?) Burned releases in January and Feverborn hits shelves in October. Although we will always love Mac, we’re hoping Moning really lets Dani shine in these upcoming titles.

Edged Blade by J.C. Daniels
(February)

The fourth in Shiloh Walker’s Kit Colbana series will soon be with us, which is good news for fans of these self-published books. Kit’s mostly recovered after the torture she endured during book two, Night Blade, and she’s looking into a case of disappearing witches for her best friend. Of course, not all is as it seems …

Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells
(February)

We got a sneak peek at Deadly Spells (we know, we’re the worst) and it is awesome! The third Prospero’s War title is full of dirty magic and dangerous covens. The shades of gray that permeate Kate’s world really draw us in — it’s the nuance that keeps us hankering for this series.

Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
(February)

We’re pretty excited for Vlad and Leila’s third book — we can’t wait to see how the newlyweds handle married life. We’re expecting mega drama — and romance.

Prudence by Gail Carriger
(March)

We love Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, so we’re pleased as punch that a spin-off, The Custard Protocol series, will arrive in March. Set a few decades after Alexia’s stories, the first book will star Alexia’s daughter Prudence, who takes a dirigible flight to India for tea — and adventure.

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
(March)

More Meg, please! Bishop’s awesome Others series continues with this third offering, as Meg must deal with the consequences of her prophesying. In particular we love the world Bishop’s built for these books, Lakeside Courtyard is vivid and feels like a place we could visit — were we feeling particularly brave.  

The Shadows by J.R. Ward
(April)

We’re up to book thirteen in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and the series continues to be super awesome. But why are we telling you that? You already knew! This time we’re getting a Shadows book featuring Trez and iAm, two very powerful (and cannibalistic!) brothers who will both be getting HEAs in this book. That’s a 2-for-1 romance, folks! Ward revealed more about the book and what’s ahead at a book signing earlier this year (major BDB spoilers if you click that link).

Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett 
(May)

Bennett’s been building the tension between Bo and Astrid for the past two books, so we’re pretty excited to see what happens next in the Roaring Twenties series. We’d also like to send some love to her publisher for making Bo actually look Chinese on the cover!

Midnight Kiss by Thea Harrison
(May)

We love Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series, and we’re excited to see how she makes Julian, the Nightkind king, into a worthy hero. C’mon, May!

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh
(June)

We’ve got to wait til June for Psy-Changeling book No. 14 — Aden’s book! Here he is on the cover, looking all bad ass in a leather trench. His heroine is Zaira, the long-presumed dead Arrow. As we wait, let’s ogle:

Shards of Hope

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
(August)

While August seems like an awfully long time to wait for some Kate and Curran — especially since everything changed in the last book — but we’re just going to have to deal. This eighth title promises more Guild action, which should make up for the many months we have to go.

There ya have it! Did we name all of your picks? Have we done some serious damage to your TBR list? Sound off below! Stay with us all week as we preview our 2015 hankerings, across genres. Join us in our book longing, won’t you?

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