Derna’s Most Anticipated Reads of 2016

I have a fun reading year in 2015, and I read a good mixture of books that played on my emotions. I became addicted to an author who I had heard great things about and discover my loved for listening to audio books and now have one always on the go.

2016 is already shaping up to be a superb year for books with some great titles already released. I’m looking forward to reading more books from authors that I love, but also discovering new authors. So here are the titles of some of my anticipated releases and the ones I’m looking forward to reading. 


So let me start off with Kristen Ashley that author who I have become addicted to in 2015. Like my co-blogger Ava, I was late to the KA train, but I’m making up for lost time now! Kristen was one who made me discover my love of listening to audio books. Last year I listened to 14 of her books and she was my last book for 2015 and my first book of 2016. I have loved the Colorado Mountain series so far, and as I’m typing up this list I’m listening to chapter 17 of Lady Luck, and this has been my favorite so far.Ty Walker, Love him! I know I still have 3 more books in the series to go before I read The Bounty, however,  I looking forward to Deke and Justice ’s story

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Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.

Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.

And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay.

Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more.

Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike.

When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.

But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision.

When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.

Expected Release Date: April 18, 2016.

Pre-order: Amazon US ~  Amazon UK  ~ Goodreads


Ainsley Booth knows how to write good smut that leaves you fanning yourself and romance that makes you swoon. Hate F*@k (The Horus Group #1-3) was her first a hot sexy, entertaining with a bit of suspense thrown in. I have a feeling that Booty Call a standalone book which is connected to the Horus Group Series with be just as good.

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I know what I’m doing when I text Scott at four in the morning.

He knows what I’m doing, too.
That’s why he shows up twenty-three minutes later, freshly showered with a condom in his pocket and a barely dissolved breath mint on his tongue.
I smirk as he looms over me. “You are such a dirty old man.”
“We need to stop doing this.”
“Why?”
“Because you’re twenty-one and I’m not. Because I want to take you on a f***ing date and you won’t. Because we wind up yelling at each other half the time.”
“But the rest of the time you’re inside me and it feels so good, right?”
His eyes darken and I don’t need to look down to know he’s hard for me.

Expected Release Date ~ 23rd February 2016

Pre-order ~ Amazon UK ~ Amazon US ~ Goodreads


*Untitled (Cocky Bastard #2) by Vi Keeland &  Penelope Ward*

Always been a fan of Vi Keeland and since reading Cocky Bastard (Cocky Bastard #1) which was a was an entertaining, fun, and sexy read. I have now become a fan of Penelope Ward. I can’t wait to see what theses ladies have in store for us with the next book in the series.

**Cover to be revealed!**

A new sexy standalone with fresh characters in the New York Times Bestselling Cocky Bastard series!

Expected Release Date ~ April 2016!  Add to Goodreads here 


*All That I Am (Men of Monroe #1) by Rachel Brookes*

**Cover to be revealed!**

I was hooked on Rachel Brookes after I read and loved her first book Just Breathe #1 in the Breathe series. Her books always contain characters that I want to be friends. Rachel knows how to take you on an emotional roller coaster with the perfect mix of angst, drama, humor, sexiness, and oh my hotness. so from what I know and the teasers I have read, I’m looking forward meeting Ben Hunt the first man from her new series.

Expected Release Date ~ TBC Add to Goodreads here 


J Daniels was a new author to me in 2015 starting with her Alabama Summer series and then her Sweet Addiction series. Her storylines are always romantic, funny, sweet and very sexy. The very reasons why I’m looking forward to the fourth book in the Alabama Summer series.

25068924.jpgFrom NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, J. Daniels, the fourth book in the Alabama Summer series.

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer.

Sex. Really good sex, to be specific. A wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any woman would do; she takes it. A lot. But when she finds out her break-up was more like just a break—and she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had—Riley buries her secret and begs the man who not only gave her the best night of her life but who also wants to give her many, many more, to keep this between them and let her be.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept, until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…

Warning: This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

Expected Release Date ~ TBC Add to Goodreads here


**It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover**

Any book by colleen Hoover is a must read for me. So it safe to say that I will be reading this one.

**Cover to be revealed**

Expected Release Date ~2nd August 2016 Add to Goodreads here


So there are some of my anticipated reads that I’m looking forward to this year and of course, there are many more. What do you think? What titles are you most looking forward to? Comment below and let me know!

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