| Monthly Releases | January 2018 – Fantasy/Paranormal & Contemporary Romance

Earlier today the Young Adult edition of Monthly Releases went online in which I showed my anticipated January books and now it’s time for the adult books! Fantasy/Paranormal romance and Contemporary Romance are highly addictive reads for me as well alongside Young Adult books and since there are always so many new books being published each month, I thought it was best to just divide the Monthly Releases into two editions, so I can give more books some attention.

So, there are definitely some new books in these categories I want to add to my collection someday as well! Curious to know which books are coming our way next month? Read on!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouch book coverHeart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (the Kingmaker Chronicles, Book 3)
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

I was one of the lucky bloggers who got an e-arc of this book back in September! And of course, since this series was already one of my all-time favorites, I didn’t wait long till reading it. And this third book was such a freaking good last – for now – installment of this series! I’m so very thankful for finding this new author – and guys; Amanda is such a kind person! I adore her! – and whenever I get the chance I promote these books. They are simply amazing! If you love adult romance in combination with fantasy/Greek mythology elements, THIS is the series you need to pick up ASAP! I can’t wait for this third book to spread its wings. The fans who already love the first two books are going to be very happy with this third book. Can’t wait until my printed edition arrives to complete my collection. 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely book coverMost Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely 
Genre: contemporary Sports Romance 
Release Date: January 8th, 2018

A sexy new forbidden romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely about a sports star and the woman who’s off limits… 

It should have been a simple play…

She needed a football player to step up and be the star of a charity calendar. I needed a sharp and savvy publicist to manage a brand-new sponsorship deal. I scratched her back. She scratched mine. And oh hell, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.

Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal, so it’s hands-off for us once again. Trouble is, I want more than just another night with her.

What’s a guy to do when he’s always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is just out of bounds?

I don’t date players.
And I definitely don’t sleep with players.
And I absolutely don’t fall for a certain player when I get to know him and learn he’s more than just sexy — he’s clever, funny and has a heart as big as his . .. well, you get my drift.

But my job is at stake, and I can’t afford to lose that as well as my heart. The problem is, I think I’ve already lost that game.

What’s a girl to do when the clock is running out, but the man she’s falling for is off limits?

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor a Time of Dread by John Gwynne book covera Time of Dread by John Gwynne (of Blood and Bone, Book 1)
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Release Date: January 11th, 2018

The Ben-Elim, a fierce race of warrior-angels, burst into the Banished Lands over a hundred and thirty years ago. They were in pursuit of their eternal enemy, the Kadoshim demon-horde. On that day a great battle was fought, the Ben-Elim and Kadoshim joined by allies from the races of both men and giants, and a great victory was won.

Now much of the Banished Lands is ruled by the Ben-Elim, who have made this world their home, extending their influence and power as they swallow ancient kingdoms into the protective grasp of their ever-extending borders. But peace is fragile within the realm and the Kadoshim that remain are now amassing on the edges of the empire….

Threats long in the shadows are about to strike.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Ryker by Dawn Robertson book coverRyker by Dawn Robertson (Hell’s Renegades, Book 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16th, 2018

Our lives aren’t beautiful or glamorous.They’re dirty and fucked up.
We live the nightmares people live in fear of.
We live on the edge of the law wondering when it will finally catch up with us or who will bury us before that happens.
But its the outlaw life we chose. It was a choice we all made, and I wouldn’t fuckin’ take it back. Not ever.
Until she walked into my life and made me second guess everything, I have ever known.
She is an angel, and I am tainted in darkness.
She is pure perfection, and I am stained and bloodied.
I want her, but I know I will never have her.

I just hope that I can come to terms with the fact that she belongs to someone else, and there is nothing I can ever do about it.

My name is Ryker, and this is my story.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Keep her Safe by K.A. Tucker book coverKeep her Safe by K.A. Tucker
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

Noah Marshall has had a privileged life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years: she doesn’t deserve her commendations or her medals—in fact, she deserves to be locked behind bars for what she did to a fellow officer to save her own reputation. When she finally succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life, she leaves Noah alone to carry the burden of this shocking secret, which she makes him vow never to share.

Gracie Reynolds wasn’t born into trailer park life, but after ten years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that she is a byproduct of a white mother and a black father. And they certainly don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop. Here, she and her mother can almost forget the shame he brought upon them…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep one night, asking questions.

Together, Noah and Gracie set out to uncover the truth about the Austin police department’s dark and messy past­—but the scandal they uncover is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Need to Know by Karen Cleveland book coverNeed to Know by Karen Cleveland
Genre: Mystery/thriller/suspense
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency—and to her family.

What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie?

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory book coverthe Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…

They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout book coverMoonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout (de Vincent, Book 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder… 

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent… her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia…

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Unraveled by Lauren Dane book coverUnraveled by Lauren Dane (Whiskey Sharp, Book 1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

The sharpest ache comes from wanting what you think you can’t have

Maybe Dolan has lived independent, free-spirited and unattached since leaving home at sixteen. Whiskey Sharp, Seattle’s sexy vintage-styled barbershop and whiskey bar, gave her a job and a reason to put down roots. Cutting hair by day, losing herself drumming in a punk rock band by night, she’s got it good.

But a longtime crush that turns into a hot, edgy night with brooding and bearded Alexsei Petrov makes it a hell of a lot better.

Maybe’s blunt attitude and carnal smile hooked Alexsei from the start. Protecting people is part of his nature and Maybe is meant to be his even if she doesn’t know it. Yet. He can’t help himself from wanting to protect and care for her.

But Maybe’s fiery independent spirit means pushing back when Alexsei goes too far. Still, he’s not afraid to do a little pushing of his own to get what he wants her in his life, and his bed, for good. Maybe’s more intoxicating than all the liquor on his shelf and he’s not afraid to ride the blade’s edge to bind her to him.”



So aside from Young adult books, there’s so much more awesomeness being released in January 2018. When you see these lists, it’s just impossible to make choices, right? I know I definitely struggle with choosing which ones to buy haha. I want to read them all! I’m especially looking forward to reading a Time of Dread by John Gwynne, Keep her Safe by K.A. Tucker, Moonlight sins by Armentrout and Stumbling into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds!

♥ Is there a book from these lists you’re looking forward to reading? Love to hear from you!


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      Ah so awesome to hear they’re favorites of yours!! Of mine as well! Ka Tucker was actually the first New Adult author I’ve read and she remains one of my alltime favorites. And Armentrout’s work is also amaaazing indeed! I’m really excited about those two books as well! Definitely cause for celebration xD

  1. A lot of new books again!! I am really curious about The Girl in The Tower, I liked The Bear and the Nightingale <3
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      Too much new books, right? haha It really sucks, that the publishers are releasing so many books right after the expensive Holidays. they should’ve thought this through haha.

      I haven’t bought and read the Bear and the Nightingale but it sounds like it’d be a beautiful read and the Girl in the Tower sounds really great as well I think!.
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