Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

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

RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES

Fantasy Romance - Kate SeRine is ready to return to her Transplanted Tales series with Ever After, the fourth book in this hit series. Ever After stars a man hot on the trail of renowned thief Robin Hood, who comes face-to-face with a woman powerful enough to stop Hood — once and for all. SeRine will also release a novella “Grimm Consequences.” Look for these exciting tales in Fall 2014.

Mystery - Atonement of Blood, the latest installment in Peter Tremayn’s historical mystery series about a 7th-century Irish lawyer, the sister of the king. Blood has Tremayn’s heroine out to uncover the motives behind an assassination attempt on her brother. Look for this exciting new addition next spring.

NEW SERIES ALERT

Contemporary Romance - Reader favorite and RT Top Pick! author Lauren Dane is ready to introduce readers to alternative rocker brothers. The siblings will find love when they return to their family-owned ranch. This sexy new series launches in 2015, we’re counting down already.

PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY

Contemporary Romance - The ever-popular Nora Roberts is set to release a new standalone novel. Other than that, no details have been announced. We’re just as curious as you! Release date and title: TBA.

Young Adult - In a not-so-distant future, the decline of human fertility has resulted in android children who, on their eighteenth birthdays, are returned to the factory, no questions asked. But one girl wants to know more and fights to gain the answers she craves. Find out what happens in William Campbell Powell’s Expiration Day, coming April 2014.

Mainstream Fiction - Mixed with Azerbaijan folklore and myths, musician and composer Ella Leya’s The Maiden Tower promises to be a stunning novel. A young Azerbaijani pianist falls in love with a troubled painter, and as the two grow closer, she soon learns the lines between safe and right are often blurred. Release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - In Making Waves, a divorced mom from Indiana moves to California to trade sippy cups and playdates for sand and surf … with a younger man! This beach read from Lauren Christopher is sure to make a splash. Release date: TBA.

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New Adult - When a Canadian woman ends up in London’s tabloid spotlight, things get crazy. Will she find Mr. Right in the process? Find out in Stephanie Walhstrom’s The Accidental Socialite. Release date: TBA.

Historical Romance - Readers eager to get their hands on Raine Cantrell’s previous works are in luck. Not only will her eight backlist titles be available, she will also release an all-new romance series set during the Civil War. We. Can’t. Wait. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Paranormal Romance - Kimberly Quinton has a new action-packed novella for us. It promises to have just the right mix of paranormal adventure. Look for Hero Worship next year.

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 remember that you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!