Forewards - Books Before The Buzz

With our new column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!


Thriller - Jaden Terrell's debut novel, Racing The Devil, features a private investigator with a sick son and a sick best friend, an ex-wife he still loves and femme fatale who frames him for murder. The novel hits stores in January 2012 and will be directly followed by A Cup Full of Midnight in February 2012. 


Suspense: Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene, executive producers of Law and Order: SVU, just sold a series to Kensington about a female forensic psychiatrist. The three-book series starts with Kill Switch and follows the protagonist who must find a former patient who is now killing. No word yet on the release date. 

Young Adult: The Halflings Trilogy by Heather Burch features Nikki, a 17-year-old girl who is hunted by demons. She must rely on three half-angel young men to protect her. But when two of the halflings fall in love with Nikki, the threat is no longer physical, but spiritual as well. The first in book will release in 2012 from inspirational publisher Zondervan. 


Inspirational - DiAnn Mills’ heroine in Prime Time is eager to help the FBI solve a case she reported on when she was a news anchor. Little does she know that the man guilty of the crime has been waiting for a chance to strike back at her after her coverage of his story. Expect to find this adventure in stores in April 2012.

Mystery: Stand-up comic Karen Bergreen writes Perfect is Overrated about a new mom suffering from post-partum depression who takes on the task of discovering who is killing the alpha-Moms in town. Publish date is unknown. 

Historical Fiction: Eva Stachniak follows the life of Catherine the Great of Russia in her books The Winter Palace and The Empire of the Night that will release in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Young Adult: Ever want to be someone else? A 19-year-old girl finds out what it is like to do that in Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Krigman and Lisa Daly. In the story, a New Jersey teen wears Hepburn’s iconic little black dress and is instantly integrated into New York high society - but can she keep up the charade? Publish date TBD.

Nonfiction: The First Year is a collection of 25 essays from top women writers including Susan Jane Gilman, Ann Hood, Elizabeth Bard and others. They each write about the first year of their marriages - both the good and bad and what it was like to blend two lives. Edited by Kim Perel and Wendy Sherman, The First Year will be published in 2012.

These are this week's deals that we can’t wait to hear more about in the coming months. Check back every Monday for more Forewords!