Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

With our column, Forewords, we scour the Internet to let readers know the latest book news for some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across genres — just as the projects are announced!


Historical Romance - RT favorite Kristen Callihan is set to deliver three more titles in her addictive Darkest London series, starting with Evernight, the fifth entry. The new book will revolve around an assassin hungry for revenge on the inventor who transformed him into a mechanical nightmare — except he finds himself falling in love with her instead. Release dates and other titles: TBA.

Erotica - Readers wanting to learn more about Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin miniseries will see their curiosity fulfilled with Bared, a second entry in this erotic series from Loveswept. Look for this sexy read in January 2014.


New Adult - New Adult sensation Jessica Sorensen is ready to launch a new series about the trials and triumphs of love, loss and choices, starting with Breaking Nova. And fans wanting more Ella and Micha will be treated to The Ever After of Ella & Micha, a fourth installment in the bestselling series. Release dates: TBA.

Steampunk - Beth Cato’s The Clockwork Dagger is sure to captivate readers with its intriguing story of spies, secret military operations and a healer who finds herself in the thick of it all. This steampunk tale will be the first in a projected two-book series. Release dates: TBA.


Contemporary Romance - Writing as Lynne Branard, Lynne Hinton will introduce readers to a florist shop owner with a knack for helping others with her flowers. Problem is, she can’t help herself. But when certain circumstances align, she may have a chance at a happy ending after all. Look for The Art of Arranging Flowers next July!

Series Romance - In Karen Rock’s His Hometown Girl, a divorced mom with an autistic son returns to her Vermont hometown and finds herself reuniting with an old flame from high school. Things don’t go according to plan, however, after a corporate takeover of farmlands threatens to disrupt her homecoming. Release date: TBA.

Mainstream Fiction - Is it possible to fall back in love? This is the question the protagonist in I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You struggles to answer as he attempts to win back his wife. This debut from Tin House columnist and Rumpus contributor Courtney Maum will enchant and engage readers with its unusual love story and European setting.


Paranormal Romance - Brilliant minds and untrained magic collide in Corrina Lawson’s Curse of the Brimstone Contract, in which the protagonists — a brilliant half-Indian noble and a powerful Jewish seamstress — work to overcome their differences to protect those around them. If they don’t, their world, an alternative Victorian England, may fall apart. Look for this sweepingly fantastical tale in May 2014.

Science Fiction - In Spring 2014, Sonya Clark will take readers into the world of The Bradbury Institute, a private organization that studies magic. Expect harrowing adventures and timeless romance with The Key of Darkness.


Featuring candid conversations with authors like Jonathan Franzen, Dennis Cooper and Paula Fox, Bomb: Author Conversations is a collection of author-on-author discussions edited by BOMB Magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief Betsy Sussler. With an introduction by Francine Prose, this collection is sure to be insightful and inspiring. Look for this in the fall of 2014.


Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles has been optioned to receive the silver screen treatment from New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Hours and The Thing writer Eric Heisserer is set to adapt the series. 

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!