I’m not going to say that I actually only had one book on my TBR that is supposed to release this month. (But, yeah, that’s totally what happened.) My excuse is that, usually, by the end of the year most of the books I was excited for have already released.

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Unearthed by Kaufman & Spooner

Releases: December 1st (maybe? I keep hearing different things)

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study … as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first.

Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance. In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race

Much to my own surprise, I liked the Starbound trilogy and am very eager to see what these two lovely authors have in store next.

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

Releases: December 1st

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart?

Okay, so it’s like this: I liked books two and three a lot, came close to hating book four but thought I’d read book five anyway, but here we are over a year and a half since I finished book four and I’ve still not read book five. So… yeah, that.

It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian

Releases: December 12th

Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things:

Helping his poor parishioners
Baby animals
Shamelessly flirting with the handsome Captain Phillip Dacre

After an unconventional upbringing, Ben is perfectly content with the quiet, predictable life of a country vicar, free of strife or turmoil. When he’s asked to look after an absent naval captain’s three wild children, he reluctantly agrees, but instantly falls for the hellions. And when their stern but gloriously handsome father arrives, Ben is tempted in ways that make him doubt everything.

Some of Phillip Dacre’s favorite things:

His ship
People doing precisely as they’re told
Touching the irresistible vicar at every opportunity


Phillip can’t wait to leave England’s shores and be back on his ship, away from the grief that haunts him. But his children have driven off a succession of governesses and tutors and he must set things right. The unexpected presence of the cheerful, adorable vicar sets his world on its head and now he can’t seem to live without Ben’s winning smiles or devastating kisses.

In the midst of runaway children, a plot to blackmail Ben’s family, and torturous nights of pleasure, Ben and Phillip must decide if a safe life is worth losing the one thing that makes them come alive.

I have this total addiction to gay historical romance and Sebastian’s previous series is partially to blame for this – so I’m very excited to see what this series opener is like. (Probably reading it over Christmas or New Years.)

What December releases are you excited for? Do your anticipated books usually come out in the first half of the year like mine seem to?

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5 thoughts on “December Releases I’m Excited For

    1. Yeah, they do sound like they get really awesome for books five and six… I just have such mixed feelings about continuing this series and now it’s like it’s been so long since I read the previous book I’ve forgotten so much of it. One of the things that encourages me is that this seems like the send of the series and I’ve already read 2/3 of it then and enjoyed most of it. Ehh. Anyway, thanks!

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  1. This always happens! There’s always a ridiculously low amount of books releasing towards the latter part of the year and I feel like it’s totally unfair on these months but I don’t see this changing anytime soon, lol. Unearthed is on my list for this month as well! I hope it turns out to be ahhh-mazinggg. Have a great December, Amy!

    Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques .

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    1. (LOL, I think it ate my reply!) Anyways… I’d expect more publishers to be of the mind to release books in November/early-December for Christmas gift giving. I mean, I know some people would love those kind of gifts. But, instead it seems like the books are all summer loaded just like the movies. Unearthed does sound great and I came across a couple reviews that make it sound almost perfect for me so I’m very excited! Thanks, Ruzaika! You too.

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