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!

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES

Erotica - Bestselling author and RT favorite Sylvia Day will have two more Crossfire novels for fans to devour. And with the series being optioned for television, readers have plenty to look forward to as Eva and Gideon’s story continues. Release dates and titles: TBA.

NEW SERIES ALERT

New Adult - While Jamie McGuire’s fictional couple may be a ‘beautiful disaster’ the author’s career is anything but. In fact, McGuire has just signed a major deal to publish three novels and a novella in a new series beginning with October’s release of Red Hill, a romance that takes place during a zombie apocalypse.

Young Adult - What happens when the granddaughter of an influential and powerful ambassador discovers an international conspiracy that may be connected to her mother’s death? Find out in Ally Carter’s recently announced Embassy Row series! Fans of the bestselling author, who has penned the popular Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series, can look forward to three books in the new series, and we can’t wait to see what kinds of adventures, danger and romance await us! Release dates: TBA.

PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY

Historical Romance - True love is set to prevail in Terri Brisbin’s 2015 novel Warriors of Destiny, where two loves are the ones who can stop an ancient spirit from escaping its Stonehenge-like prison and destroying the world. 

Series Romance - A missing nephew, a dark past and an irresistible woman all collide in Cutter’s Code, a new series by Justine Davis that is bound to be full of thrilling plot twists and intriguing seduction. Readers eager to dive into Davis’ new world will also have two more books to look forward to in the series which debuts next year.

Mystery - After developing a top-secret spy software, an uber-geek finds himself on a dangerous mission to track down his wife’s killer in Ray Daniel’s Terminated. This action-packed novel will be followed by two other installments: Corrupted Memory and Child Not Found. Look for Terminated next spring!

DOWNLOAD AND GO

Paranormal Romance - Authors Nola Sarina and Emily Faith are teaming up for Wild Hyacinthe, in which a murderous incubus meets an irresistible woman, but must keep his distance in order to keep her alive. Look for this exciting new book this December!

Contemporary Romance - Readers looking for a quick, comedic read can look forward to Tawna Fenske’s Eat, Play, Lust coming this fall from the popular Entangled Flirt line. Centered around a sexy chef and a hot yoga instructor, this story is bound to raise the heat and leave readers hungry for more.

Erotica - A reclusive comic book artist is about to have his world turned upside down when an outgoing FX designer fights to show him that not all heroes wear capes and that love doesn’t always end badly. These two men are set to warm our hearts this fall in Damon Suede's Bad Idea releasing from Dreamspinner Press.

NON-FICTION PICK

Trading a microphone for a pen, Glee star and former Broadway sensation Lea Michele will release her first book next spring. In Brunette Ambition, Michele will treat readers to style, professional and personal advice, as well as an in-depth look inside her own life and her journey from being a schoolgirl in the Bronx to starring on a hit television series.

MOVIE DEAL

Calling all Lauren Oliver fans! Were you disappointed that Fox didn’t pick up Delirium for their Fall season? Well, take comfort in this: Universal Studios has optioned the rights to Lauren Oliver’s upcoming standalone contemporary YA novel, Panic! With a high-stakes plot and first-love romance, Panic is sure to delight both readers and moviegoers alike. Release date for the book is Spring 2014, but no schedule has been set for the film.

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!