Forewords - The 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 - Popular self-published author H.P. Mallory has just signed a three-book deal with Bantam Dell. The author says this will continue her Jolie Wilkins series. 


Young Adult - Ally Carter fans rejoice - we will soon be getting another Heist Society book as well as the next installment of the Gallagher Girls series. 

Erotica - Harlequin Spice Briefs will be publishing another of Crystal Jordan's novellas about shape-shifters gathering during the Wild time to mate. 


Mainstream Fiction - Historian Lois Leveen has penned The Winds Of Freedom based on the true story of ex-slave Mary Bowser who infiltrated the Confederate White House to spy for the North. Publication set for February 2012. 


Young Adult - Film rights to Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why has just been bought by Universal Pictures. Teen queen Selena Gomez from TV's Wizards of Waverly Place set to star in the adaptation. 


Mystery - A feisty reporter must find out whodunit after the rich businessman she profiled for her newspaper is murdered in Cathy Lubenski's upcoming novel Trashy Chic which hits shelves this Fall. 

Mainstream Fiction - And on a more serious note, Pamela Ribon's next novel, You Take It From Here, is about a terminally ill woman who asks her best friend to take her place when she dies, which includes marrying her husband. 

Young Adult - Jordana Frankel's dystopia YA series takes place in the future after a devastating flood wipes out almost all of civilization. Survivors living in New York City must take refuge at the tops of abandoned buildings. No word yet on when the first in the two book series, The Ward, releases. 

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!