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  1. Erin Erin

    I need taken to be out like right now! I’ve read all three Ava books this week and need more asap!!! I love your characters. I read a lot of the young adult supernatural books and your are refreshingly unique!!! I’l be checking barnes and noble .com daily till taken is available 🙂

    • Thanks, Erin. Hopefully, it won’t take too long to reach B&N after I release it. 😀

    • Alicia Alicia

      I have been waiting n waiting for the fourth book to come out, now that it’s here and I’m done reading it; no matter how much i tried to prolonged refuge book I’m done it (sigh) 🙁 now is there going to b a 5th book?

      • Alicia Alicia

        Sorry auto correct like I was saying, ” no matter how long i tried to prolong reading TAKEN, (curse my fast reading .. lol) now am wondering is there a 5th coming in the works.

        • Hey, Alicia! Yes, there will definitely be a 5th and 6th book to this series. Thanks for reading the books so far, and I soooo know what you mean about trying to prolong a book. 😀

          • Sarah Sarah

            When will the 5th and 6th books come out??? I just finished book four and I’m hooked! I don’t know how long I can wait!

            • Sarah, I don’t know. Lol. I can’t remember the dates I posted, but they’re somewhere on the blog. I couldn’t get an editing slot until March or May (I’ll have to check), but if my editor gets any earlier spaces, she’ll offer me one.

              • Victoria Potter Henzlik Victoria Potter Henzlik

                What are the 5th and 6th books going to be called? I cant wait for them to come as ebooks… my hunger for reading never ends, especially for the Ava Delaney series!!!! 😀

                • Hey, Victoria. So far, I’ve been calling the books Taste and Traitor. It’s possible one will change before release, but those are their names right now. 🙂

                  • Emily Emily

                    any idea when They’ll be out? I bought Vol 1 and taken as well two days ago and have already finished. I can’t wait to read more.

                    • Thanks for reading them. 🙂 I have an editing slot booked for my other series in February, and the next Ava book in March. If an earlier slot opens up, things will move ahead quicker. I can’t give an estimated date for the last book yet, but I will likely have a better idea in the next couple of months, depending on how the others go.

  2. Chelsey Chelsey

    Claire Farrell,
    I am IN LOVE with the Ava Delaney series. I can not wait until Taken comes out. I’m a huge fan I can’t wait to read all of your books!

      • Chelsey Chelsey

        When will Taste & Traitor be out?? I cannot wait to read them!!

        • Hey, Chelsey. Everything is going well so far, so Taste should be available in March, and Traitor hopefully either the end of June or early July. 🙂

  3. Donna Foster Donna Foster

    Just finished the third book! AWESOME……is all I can say! When will taken be released as a ebook?

    • Hey, Donna. I don’t know an exact date, but I have my fingers crossed that we’ll be ready next month at some stage. 🙂

      • lisa newman lisa newman

        Aug …really I have been waiting for ever it seems..I have all of the series on my kindel and was finished in days…love them.. thank you..
        PS someone e-mail me when it comes out on the e-books so I can get….Thanks again for all your stories…

        • Sorry you have to wait, Lisa. 😀

          You can sign up to the newsletter on the upper right of the screen there. I send out emails as soon as new stuff is released.

  4. Jeannie Jeannie

    Loved the Ava Delaney series. Was wondering what the expected release date is for the 4th book in the series, Taken?

    • I can’t give an exact date right now, but I’m hoping we’ll be ready to go next month. 🙂

  5. Bobbie Baker Bobbie Baker

    I love the Ava Delaney series and the Cursed series do you know when the new ones will be out on amizon

    • I’ll be sure to update this blog when I know more, Bobbie. Thanks for asking. 😀

  6. Vanessa Vanessa

    Hey clair i have read all three books in two months now im dieing to know whats gona happen next!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also have you thought about a movie? Jus throwing that idea out there…… ; )

    Forever waiting,


    • Thanks, Vanessa!

      I’m thinking a television series myself. 😛

  7. Nikki Polsgrove Nikki Polsgrove

    Absolutely LOVE Ava Delaney!! Can’t wait for the next one!!

  8. Oh my ive been ready for the 4th book but with your great work I can happily wait every book I’ve read is so worth it. I just read your others books that I’ve also come to love thanks for sharing your imagination

  9. dorothy dorothy

    I love ur books i been waitin on taken for a few months now cant wait to read it

    • I can’t wait for you to read it. 😉

      Thanks for waiting patiently. 🙂

  10. Michelle Sousa Michelle Sousa

    I absolutely adore Ava!! I can not wait for Taken. I am so excited to find out where they all go from here. I read the first 3 in no time at all. I am addicted to Ava Delaney and company!!! Thank you for giving me and all your fans an amazing escape from the mundane. I adore you! Such wonderful talent! !!!!!

  11. Jammie Jammie

    So so so ready for Taken to be out I have all the other books alreay. When I finished one, I was online buying the next couldn’t wait. Thanks for an AMAZING series. ( Make them into movies )

  12. Ashlee Ashlee

    I havent picked up a book in months but once i started reading this series i couldnt put it down it is one of the best i have read! Cant wait for the 4th

    • Thanks, Ashlee. Love when people say they’re reading again! 😀

      • Ashlee Ashlee

        Yea it is funny cause im reading it but it is so good everyday i went and told my co worker what was going on so she got hooked on it with me. We are eager to read the next one lol

        • Ha, that’s deadly. Thanks for sucking someone else in. 😉

  13. Tiffany Tiffany

    I read all three Ava Delaney books in a matter of days this winter. I put a reminder in my phone’s calender to check in July to see if the fourth book had been released yet. I did a happy dance when I saw the reminder pop up but now I am hanging in suspense. Ha ha! : ) I cannot wait to read Taken. You are an AMAZING author. Keep up the great work!

    • Aw, sorry! But I love that you used a reminder on your phone. 😉

      Hopefully, it won’t be too long now. 🙂

  14. Maya Maya

    Wow!!! Amazing books can’t believe the first one was free I would have paid a very pretty penny for it! You’re just great and I’ll be letting all my friends know about these awesome books can not wait for the fourth one..please keep up the amazing work!!!

    • Thanks for the support, Maya! Couldn’t do it without you all. 🙂

  15. Kym Kym

    What a wonderful series so far! I was hooked on the first one and had bought the next three in succession within a week! I can not wait to see where Ava’s journey takes her next. And I have to say I love Finn to! It would be cool to see the Fae bartender in the next book 🙂

    • Yay! I love Finn, but hardly anyone ever mentions him. Some day he’s getting his own story. 😉

  16. Olivia Olivia

    When is Taken coming out.

    • Hey Olivia, it’s already out on Amazon, Smashwords, Apple and B&N. 🙂

  17. Cheryl Kurzinski Cheryl Kurzinski

    When is book number five coming… Read the first four books in 4 days !! Love them,

    • Hey Cheryl. It may be a bit of a wait unless my editor has an unexpected free slot. I’ll keep the blog updated on what’s happening though.

  18. Michelle Sousa Michelle Sousa

    I just finished TAKEN. Well done Claire!! Bravo! I loved it! I can not wait for the next one. You have such an incredible talent. I am in love with all your books. I have them all. I loved your short stories too. Amazing!!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to escape my own life for just a moment in time while I live in ava’s world or the werewolves world. Loving it!!! Keep up the good work! So glad your water is drinkable now, and I hope the kids are loving school! I hope they know how wonderful their mother is. Their Mother brings so much joy to so many! Thank you.

    • Thanks so much, Michelle.

      And ha, I’m just the woman who sends them to bed on time and makes them eat their vegetables. 😉

  19. alyssa chafe alyssa chafe

    I just finished Taken and im at a loss for words. I got completely lost in this series i cant wait for the next book! I hope its soon! Thank you for writing these books:)

    • Hey Alyssa, and thank you for reading the books. 🙂

  20. I spotted the first book for free download on B&N. I couldn’t stop reading all day! I went back the next day and happily paid for the other books. I am impressed with not only the details of Ava’s background but also how well you bring each character to life. Thank you Ms. Farrell! I look forward to reading more.

    • Thanks for trying the books out. Always nice to hear someone couldn’t stop reading. 😉

      Thanks for commenting!

  21. Monica Myers Monica Myers

    Like every one else I am hooked. Love the story line and am anxiously waiting for the rest of the saga to unfold. Hope the next books come out sooner than later.

    • Me, too! Thanks for sticking with the story so far, Monica. 🙂

  22. Vanessa Vanessa

    Ok i jus finished taken…….. wow is all i can say. I didnt even realize i was done with the book untill there was no more. ( i have a nook. Lol ) its very easy to get lost in a book wen u dont have to keep track of pages. Lol.
    Wat is the next book going to be called and can i pre order?

    Forever waiting (again lol )


    • Well, hopefully not forever. Lol.

      Can’t preorder, sadly. 🙁

      Next book is Taste. Last one is Traitor. 😉

      • Vanessa Vanessa

        U wouldt happen to know a release date or atleast a year the next book will come out?

        • Next summer at the very latest, but I’m hoping it will work out earlier.

  23. Kate Dillard Kate Dillard

    Hi Ms. Farrell,
    I would just like to say that I LOVE the Ava Delaney Series! I have just finished reading Taken. And I can not wait to read the next one. Im very excited. 🙂

  24. I absolutely love this series! I’m kinda sad that I have to wait to see what will happen next. I cannot wait to read the next book. Hoping the next book comes out soon 🙂

    • Sorry you have to wait, Hilda. I know it’s a pain, but hopefully it’ll be worth it. 😀

  25. crystal crystal

    Will there be another book after Taken?

    • Yes, Crystal. There are two books after Taken, so six in total. 🙂

  26. Esmeralda Posadas Esmeralda Posadas

    Hey Claire! Just read Taken. Bravo!! Can’t wait for Taste! I got into a weird argument with my friend about which series was better Ava Delaney or Twilight. ^u^ Needless to say I TOTALLY won that one! Thanks for keeping me so hooked! Don’t keep us waiting too long so I can rub my friends face in your total awesomeness!

    Eagerly waiting, always

    • Esmeralda Posadas Esmeralda Posadas

      PS You really need to get a movie deal going. This would bury twilight and hunger games!

      • PS I love you. 😀 If I can do that, I will. Lol. I still think a series would work well though. 🙂

        • Esmeralda Posadas Esmeralda Posadas

          Oh no! Don’t get me wrong, the series kicks major booty! (^v^ Hee! Hee! I said booty!) I am determined to make part of the available reading material @ my old high school. A movie would make this series a little more permanent to everyone though. I think this story merits more than a quick read then being buried in your memory. Its enough drama, secrets, and romance to keep any general audience more than content. Just think it over, what is there to lose by just trying?

          Here’s to a movie deal in the future!! Later Clair!

            • Serena Serena

              I agree a television series would be better. When doing movies they cut so much from the book and alter it so much that you hate the movies bc of how much the story line had been changed although, there has been a book series that I had read that was turned into a tv series and they pretty much took the characters from the book but changed the whole plot line…. Needless to say I was royally peeved about that bc I loved the book series! Hopefully If you do turn it into a movie or tv series don’t let them talk you into changing much. I know that is a peeve of a lot of people they can’t stand when the whole story is changed from how it was in the book. =D

              • YES! Lol. I think a series is better to show the character development (and also you get to spend more time with the characters). I would love to see a tv series set in Ireland…

    • Thanks, Emy. That’s kind of hilarious. I’m imagining book series death-matches all over the world now. 😛

  27. emily abatie emily abatie

    When will the next two books be out ive read all 4 at least twice lol

    • Hey Emily. Book 5 will be out around May – I’m going to email my editor about the final book this week, so I’ll update the blog when I have more info.

  28. Connie Connie

    Thank you for writing such a exciting series. My daughter and I share books and we both agreed that this series stomps twilight. We are big fans of twilight too, but the adventure you give us leaves us wanting more. Hope they make a movie out of your series or a mini series. Can’t wait for the next books. Thank you Connie

    • Thanks for the massive compliment, Connie – to you and your daughter. 😀

  29. Michelle Michelle

    Taken was amazing!!! I love the entire series and cannot wait to see how Ava’s story ends.

    • Thanks, Michelle! Hope you enjoy the next book, too. 🙂

  30. AJ AJ

    These books are AWSOME!!!!!!!! Breaks my heart when they are over. Just love how involved i get it to the scene and charaters. I get all my friends to read them and they love them too!

  31. david david

    I don’t like to read much and have only read seven books cover to cover, four of them being yours. The Ava Delaney books are great. I can kinda relate with Peter and hope to see more with them to come. And I hope there are a few more times Ava needs a little blood rush too. Hulk it up for the guy fans. Lol…

    • Thanks for reading the books, non-reader. 😉 I’m not sure how much hulking it up is going to happen over the next two books, but she’s young yet. 😀

  32. Serena Serena

    I can not wait for the 5th and 6th books to come out on ebook for kindle! I read 1-4 in the past week and was really hoping the others had been published already! Your Ava Delaney Series is amazing! I love following the relationship between Ava and Peter and now his son Emmet! Can’t wait to find out more about what will happen between them! =D

    • Sorry they’re not available yet, Serena. They won’t be *too* far apart from each other though! 😀

      • Serena Serena

        It would also be amazing if you did a short story on Helena. Her character draws me in and I want to learn so much more about her and her twins Lucia and Lorcan. I also think it would be amazing to have a tv series set in Ireland! I really hope that you will be able to get that set up I know it is way more difficult then it sounds. Wish you best of luck in starting a tv series in the near future! Really looking forward to it! =D

        • I’ve wanted to write her story for a long time now, but it ends so tragically…:/

          It won’t happen any time soon. Ava’s not that popular. Lol.

          • Serena Serena

            Maybe if you can get a tv series about it. It will become more popular. =D

  33. Terry Terry

    Please tell me it won´t take long till the 5th book. I felt so good when Ava finally got her way at the end of the last one… And I really want to know it we are going to see more of Shay… and so many other things my imagination is working out. I mean, is Peter ever going to show some feelings for Ava or is he just going to continue messing up with her? And gosh what’s wrong with Eddie and his souls????

    • It will be a while yet, but don’t worry, Shay and others may turn up in other non-Ava books.

      I’m doing my best to wrap up every question I can think of in the last two books so hopefully you’ll be satisfied by the end. 😀

  34. Brianna Brianna

    I love all your books. The Ava Delaney series is my favorite, i just recently bought the last three that came out and I am starting Taken right now. I cannot wait for more, i cannot get enough! Thanks for writing them amd sharing them with us and making us apart of Ava’s world!

    • Thanks so much, Brianna. That was a lovely comment! 😀

  35. Rosa S Rosa S

    I absolutely loved all four Ava Delaney books and I have to say I’ve lost many sleep hours staying up late reading them. I’ve also caught a few people on the subway staring at me as I read the books on my i Pad and I’m guessing it’s because of the expression on my face as I was reading. The last book Taken left me on the edge of my seat (on the train). I read an earlier comment that mentioned a 5th and 6th book and I really hope that’s true. You are absolutely amazing and I will start reading all four books again to get any details I may have missed.

    • Lol Rosa – apparently, I do the same thing while reading. 🙂 There are definitely two more books. I’ll be sad to see the story end, but it’ll be fun to complete the storyline, too.

  36. Andrea Oringderff Andrea Oringderff

    When will the fifth Ava Delaney book come out? I just read the fourth book. I cannot wait for the fifth and sixth!!!

    • Hey, Andrea. I’m hoping it will be available in March. 🙂

      • Andrea Oringderff Andrea Oringderff

        Yay! can’t wait! 🙂

  37. Nicole Nicole

    When is the release for Ava Delaney #5 im addicted and need a fix soon. Love Love Love! this series is soooo unique.

    • Nicole Nicole

      nevermind lol you dont have to answer i just ready previous posts and got the answer. . Heres to march!!!!!

      • 😀

        I’m now terrified I’ve jinxed myself with the March thing though!

  38. Alicia Alicia

    When do you expect the 5th Ava Dellany book? I CAN!T WAIT!!!!!

  39. Alicia Alicia

    Sorry just so your poat! Looking foreward to March!

    • No bother. It’s going to the editor next week; hopefully that goes well so the book can be released sooner rather than later. 🙂

  40. Lyndsey Lyndsey

    Thank you for this series. It’s been one of those reads I just didn’t and couldn’t put down.A book a night for four nights love it. Thank you

  41. Karina Marino Karina Marino

    just finished all four books. i think its an amazing book and cant wait for book 5 to be released good luck.

      • Karina Marino Karina Marino

        rushing is never good. Just keeping an eye out. when do you thin Book 5 will be ready for kindle? thank you and again great job

        • It will likely be next month; the exact date depends on when the editor and proofreaders are finished. 🙂

  42. Mike Mike

    Hey Claire

    I enjoy your books (I am a male). Great characters.

  43. Serena Serena

    Any new information on when Taste will be released this month? I’m so excited and so impatient! I want to read it so badly. I want to know what happens! Ava finally stands up for herself and now there is Emmet and things seem to be getting serious with Peter. I hope it continues! agh! The suspense is driving me crazy! LOL

    • Serena, the main editing is done – now we’re on to the proofreading, so hopefully it won’t take too long. 🙂

  44. Naomi Naomi

    Eeeep! I love this series! 😀 Ava is just so darn cool!

  45. vanessa balsamo vanessa balsamo

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me everything is ok its april 2 in stockbridge ga and i feel like a crack head who needs a fix badly only my crack is ava……… lol………. so please do what you do claire. You have a beautiful mind. : D

    • A crazy mind. 😉

      And I will, and everything is ok, and remember to breathe. 😀

      • vanessa vanessa

        OrOk so i finished taste ( freakn awesome ) now im waiting on traitor. So to pass some time i got the cursed series ( also freakn awesome ) i couldnt put it down. I read the whole series in a week. I love your books i wish you had more. I just got your short stories so maybe they will hold me over. Whats the status on traitor? : /

        • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

          Thanks so much, Vanessa.

          Traitor is still with the editor, so looks like a June release. Did you check out the giveaway I posted about? Ten copies of two of my non-series books are available in Elle Casey’s giveaway. Lots of other books, too, if you’re interested. There are a couple of first (and second if the first is already free) books from series I’ve finished or will finish, so I can definitely recommend a couple. 🙂 (The Medium, Water Witch, Sojourner, etc.)

          Here’s the link in case you can’t find it.

          • vanessa vanessa

            Thanks so much for that i will definatly look them up. And i would love free books but its easier to get books on my nook. But the site you gave me is a good reffrence ( i am a horrable speller btw… lol) im looking them up right now. Also i read stake you…….. loved it!

            • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

              There’s Nook format available in that giveaway, or do you mean it’s just easier to buy straight from B&N? Yeah, I’ve been checking out the books on it, too. Easier for me than browsing the millions of books by myself. 😉

              Thanks for that. I don’t get much feedback on the non-series stuff, so you’ve made my day. Lol.

              • vanessa vanessa

                Im glad. I just hope everyone else reads your other stuff. I read death is a gift…. very different, in good way, but like all your books and short stories im left wanting more, ; ) thank you

                • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

                  I totally missed this comment. Thanks again, Vanessa. That’s better than being sick of me. 😛

                  • vanessa balsamo vanessa balsamo

                    Lol…. never 🙂

  46. Andrea Cervantes Andrea Cervantes

    The series is amazing I’m waiting till I have enough money to get Taste and Traitor. I want to read them so bad. Amazing job I’m looking forward to reading more of your books.

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Hey, Andrea. Thanks for commenting. If you send an email to, I’ll send you an ebook copy of Taste.

  47. I am sooo excited to read your books (Ava Delaney series)!!! I read the first 2 series, and was totally thrilled to see that you released 2 more books for the lost souls. So much so that I am currently in the process of rereading all 6 books so it can be a smooth transition into the Lost Souls books!!! Thank you for being my favorite writer, I have recommended you to ALL my friends! This is even better than Mortal Instruments, which I LOVED!!!!

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Thanks for reading. 😀 I’m delighted to hear you’re carrying on with Ava’s stories (fair play to you for going back all the way!).

  48. Hey Claire, I am really enjoying your Ave Delaney series, I discovered it a few weeks back and have been hooked since book 1, Started book 6 a few days ago and thrilled to start the lost souls series =).

    • Claire Farrell Claire Farrell

      Hi there. Thanks a million for reading. 🙂

      • Thank you for writing an amazing book =)

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