Forewords - 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!


Paranormal - Shannon K. Butcher has just sold the next three books in her Sentinel Wars series published by NAL. 

Urban Fantasy - Pocket has just purchased books 5 and 6 of Adrian Phoenix's popular series The Maker's Song. 

Young Adult - Readers will get an additional title to Gena Showalter’s series Intertwined. The author will also release Alice In Zombieland, the first in a series featuring a teen girl who wakes up after an accident and realizes the world has become overrun by zombies. 

Mystery - The eleventh book in Kathryn Wall’s Bay Tanner mystery series, Jericho Clay, will be releasing from St. Martin’s. 


Mainstream Fiction - Ashley Ream's debut novel, Ripening Clementine, will follow a famous artist through a month in her life as she decides whether or not to commit suicide. 


Suspense - Brooklyn native and RT neighbor Katia Lief has just sold two suspense novels to Avon. No date set for release. 


Fantasy - A Steampunk-esq feudal Japan? Thank you Jay Kristoff, for this new spin on the popular Steampunk genre. The author's upcoming novel Stormdancer kicks off a three book series and we can't wait!

Historical Romance - Author Gabrielle Kimm will be delving into the mysterious disappearance of a Medici duchess who vanished after three years of marriage in The Courtesan’s Revenge. Release date: TBD. 

Young Adult - Publishing in June 2012, Jill Williamson's YA novel Jason Farms is a eerie tale that starts when a girl finds an underground lab of clones that look just like one of her schoolmates. 

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!