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
Series Romance - Paranormal romance author Denise Tompkins is getting ready to kick off her Desire trilogy from Harlequin Nocturne Cravings, in which three men are tasked with putting their fears and prejudices aside to find true love. The first story will hit digital shelves soon.
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Steampunk Romance - RT’s Mala’s response to finding out Bec McMaster will have two more books in her London Steampunk series? "I can't wait for more from McMaster. Her London Steampunk world has such a great cast of characters. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens to Leo, Lark, Charlie and more!" Release dates TBA, but you can pick up book two in the series, Heart of Iron, which hit shelves this month.
Young Adult - The characters from Rachel Harris’ My Super Sweet 16th Century return for a sequel, My Not So Super Sweet Life. This time around heroine Cat must deal with her father’s upcoming wedding, just as her relationship with Lor encounters some bumps.
PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY
Contemporary Romance - Karin Tanabe’s heroine wasn’t expecting her whole life to change when she discovered an alluring piece of Middle Eastern pottery while working at Christie’s in NYC. But the magical artifact changes not only her job, but her love life as well. Find out how it all plays out in Lot 24. Release date: TBA.
Urban Fantasy - Seanan McGuire is trying her hand at a serialized novel with Indexing, an e-serial that will be released in 12 parts and is being pitched as Grimm meets Criminal Minds. The story follows a special sector of law enforcement that tracks down potential fairy tales before they have a chance to activate and cause havoc. There is no word yet on when the first installment will be available, but we will be sure to let you know!
Science Fiction - Comedia and Cracked.com columnist Chris Bucholz’s Severance sounds like a cross between a dark comedy and a space opera. About an engineer on a generation ship who reveals a secret that would have her and her cohorts floating in the depths of space, we’re looking forward to seeing how Bucholz injects this storyline with humor.
Historical Fiction - Jan Moran’s A Promise of Roses follows a young French perfumer as she migrates from France to America, spying for the French resistance during WWII, attempting to keep her family’s business together and falling in love along the way. Release date: TBA.
DOWNLOAD AND GO
Erotic Romance - Writing as Saranna DeWylde, Sara Lunsford’s “Claimed by the Alpha” will be the first novella in the author’s upcoming werewolf erotica trilogy with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings. We can’t resist a sexy alpha!
Contemporary Romance - Isla Bennet is also taking a shot at penning a serialized novel with Night Sky Texas, a small town Western romance about a doctor who comes home after doing humanitarian work overseas to discover his old flame was pregnant and he’s the father of a teenage girl! No release date yet for this 10-episode serial.
EXCITING DEBUT AUTHOR
Mainstream - Known for ghostwriting the memoirs of celebrities like Tori Spelling and Miley Cyrus, Hilary Liftin is taking on fiction with her debut yet-to-be-titled novel about a Hollywood starlet who details her marriage to a superstar and how it falls apart in the tabloids. Sounds like she’s had some real world inspiration!
Still mourning the end of Sookie? Are you a fanatic for all things True Blood? Keep an eye out for The Unofficial True Blood Party Book, which details how to host a fantastic party based on the TV show, releasing later this year.
Despite how you may feel about The Walking Dead, there is always room for another zombie-centric TV show. In fact, Jason Mott’s The Returned, which follows the residents of Arcadia as their dead loved ones are suddenly reanimated, has been optioned for TV and the book doesn't even release until August. They’re coming to get you on the small screen, Barbara!
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!