Now that 2015 has come and gone, it's time to look ahead at what's new and exciting in 2016. Here is what I'm looking forward to in the year ahead: 


1. The Return of John Cleaver


Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver) - Dan Wells 

My beloved John Wayne Cleaver is back in Over Your Dead Body, Book 5 of the John Cleaver series by Dan Wells. I'm looking forward to getting back into John's sociopathic head and seeing where life takes him. The release date is May 3, 2016.


❖ ❖ ❖ 

2. The Start of a New Series



I get a Dan Wells twofer in 2016. In addition to releasing a new John Cleaver book, he's also debuting a new series, Mirador. The series is being billed as a cyber-thriller. Book 1, Bluescreen, is scheduled to be released February 16, 2016. 


❖ ❖ ❖  

3. The End of a Trilogy


Gray: Part I - Lou Cadle 

The Gray trilogy by Lou Cadle took me by surprise last year. An advertisement for Book 1, Gray Part I, happened across my Twitter feed, caught my interest, I checked out the book, and the rest is history. I can't wait to see how it all ends. No firm date yet for the final book, Gray Part III, but it's scheduled for release sometime within the next few months.


❖ ❖ ❖ 

4. A New Spin-off

MACK (The King Trilogy Book 4) - Mimi Jean Pamfiloff  

I really enjoyed Mimi Jean Pamfiloff's King trilogy, which I have to write a review for at some point in my life, so I was excited to see that a spin-off for one of the characters was in the works. I'm curious to see where Mack's story takes us. Mack is scheduled for release February 15, 2016. 

❖ ❖ ❖ 


In addition to the bevy of books I'm looking forward to, 2016 also brings with it the return of two of my beloved TV shows:


1. The Walking Dead



Yeah, Baby! The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead left us in the midst of a nail-biting cliffhanger....because the writers are cruel and sadistic bast****ds. Just kidding -- I love you, Writers (don't kill Daryl!). The second half of Season 6 premieres Sunday, February 14, 2016. 


2. Game of Thrones



In the words of Jay-Z, ♫ can I get a woop woop ♫ ♪. The show has finally caught up with the books, and I feel hot all over. I can't wait to see some of the book plots finally move forward. As I mentioned in a previous post, fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series will have to look for the TV show to give them some closure. Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24, 2016. 


❖ ❖ ❖ 


So cheers to 2016. New beginnings, new adventures, and new releases.