Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz
With our 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!
NEW SERIES ALERT
Historical Romance - Samantha Grace’s upcoming release Rival Rogues will pit two longtime foes against each other when they both go after the same woman. Expect this Regency romance this fall, and the sequel soon after.
Contemporary Romance - Kendra Leigh Castle is Back in Black with an intriguing new contemporary treat for readers. Her next series starter will follow a starving artist who returns to her small New England hometown only to discover that an old flame may still harbor feelings for her. Grab this story in Summer 2014.
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Young Adult - Alyxandra Harvey’s Witching Season series continues with book two, Stormcatcher. Supernatural crimes are ruining Regency London’s Season, and it’s up to a young noble witch and her cousins to find who’s wrecking havoc. But in order to hunt down who’s responsible, the princess must accept help from a young man hiding something dark. Readers can expect Stormcatcher in 2014.
PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY
Historical Fiction - Author Priya Parmar gives readers her take on the complex relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell, and the highbrow clique known as The Bloomsbury group in her upcoming novel Vanessa. Release date TBA.
Contemporary Romance - When a Bollywood film star visits Chicago for a family wedding, she’s not expecting to run into the ex-boyfriend she broke things off with years ago. But will he be able to persuade her into giving him a second chance? Find out by grabbing a copy of Sonali Dev’s The Bollywood Bride. Release date TBA.
Series Romance - Things get messy for a rancher who becomes wrapped up in a kidnapping case after coming to the aid of a woman in trouble. Will the hero pull through, or will a dangerous man capture both of them? Find out in Barb Han’s upcoming Harlequin Intrigue, Her Cowboy’s Watch.
MOVING TO PRINT
New Adult - Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, will see her self-published bestseller Wait For You in print soon. In an attempt to forget a life-changing event and distance herself from family and friends, a young girl heads to college thousands of miles from home, where she meets a boy who persuades her to face her past.
EXCITING DEBUT AUTHORS
Mainstream Fiction - Readers can expect two upcoming titles from debut author Polly Dugan. So Much A Part of You tells the story of two Irish Catholic women and their friendship, which spans over decades. The Sweetheart Deal gives readers a glimpse into the life of a dedicated bachelor who must fulfill a drunken pact he made years ago to marry his best friend’s wife if he dies. Release dates TBA.
Fantasy - Erika Johansen has just signed a hefty book deal for her debut Queen of the Tearling fantasy trilogy, which is being pitched as “a female-oriented Game of Thrones.” A futuristic fantasy about a 19-year-old princess who vows to reclaim her rightful throne and regain her kingdom, we can expect book one to hit shelves sometime in 2014.
Narrative - Susan Orlean’s The Library Book pays homage to a floundering institution and explores the history of libraries, librarians and what they’ll need to do in order to adapt and survive, all through the lens of an unsolved crime: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 and why? Release date TBA.
Cristin Terrill’s YA time travel adventure All Our Yesterdays is headed to the big screen! About a girl who must travel back in time to stop the boy she loves from destroying the world, while also battling the younger version of herself, we’re already looking forward to picking up the book when it releases this September and it is just icing on the cake to know that a film version might not be far behind!
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 and you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!