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!


Paranormal Romance - Good news those impatiently waiting for the next in Susannah Sandlin’s Penton Vampire Legacy series. The next book in this rousing series about a former psychiatrist who’s now a vampire, and his trials with love and ethics, Deliverance, is on its way! Release date: TBA.

New Adult - Do you love Tiffany King, the USA Today bestselling author of The Woodfalls Girls Series? Then listen up! In Misunderstandings, the series' next book, an elevator breaks down and traps two former lovers inside, forcing them to face the confusion and miscommunication that led to their break up. The release date has yet to be announced, so be sure to keep an eye out!


Contemporary Romance - In Working It, the first in an upcoming series from bestselling author Kendall Ryan, a sweet and innocent assistant working in the modeling world finds herself falling for a troubled and dangerously handsome man. Set in the world’s most fashionable and exciting locations, this is sure to be a colorful and delightful read. Release date: TBA.

Thriller - Richard Clarke, bestselling author and counter-terrorism expert, is ready to deliver another harrowing tale, this time focusing on the dangers of drone warfare and global terrorism. Sting of the Drone is sure to be a book you won’t want to miss. Release date: TBA.

Paranormal Romance - Reincarnation is the focus of Aedan Byrnes’ upcoming Vengelys Series, in which two separated soul mates stop at nothing to reunite. Look for the first book, Through the Oracle’s Mist, on December 31, 2013. Titles and release dates for the second and third books have yet to be announced.

Young Adult - What happens when add a few thrills to The Breakfast Club? You get Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange. This adventurous and intriguing read is set to hit shelves and online retailers in 2015, so be sure to keep it on your radar!

Science Fiction - First came SyFy’s Sharknado — and now Jose Prendes unleashes another deadly, shark-fueled apocalypse with Sharcano, a novel in which a reporter and a marine biologist face the end of the world when sharks from hell begin spewing out of volcanoes.

Paranormal Romance - It's Mean Girls meets Practical Magic in Katie Schickel’s Housewitch, sure to be a delight. In this spellbinding tale, a suburban housewife discovers her neighborhood is run by a coven of witches. Release date: TBA.

New Adult - Renee Carlino’s Sweet Thing is the latest self-published novel to be picked up by a major publisher, and it has already won us over with its promising story of a recent graduate who moves to New York’s Lower East Side to take over her father’s coffee shop. But when she falls in love with a handsome and irresistible musician, her life takes yet another unexpected turn. The e-book is available now; look for the print edition in January!


Guide - Margret Aldrich, former editor and librarian for the Utne Reader, is ready to celebrate the new miniature library craze with The Little Free Library Book, a collection of stories, images, and tips. Look for this delightful book next Spring!     


Contemporary Romance - Inge Saunders is the latest to join Decadent’s Ubuntu African American Romance line with Falling for Mr. Unexpected. Want to know more? So do we! This promising read is slated to come out sometime next year. Keep an eye out for more details.

Young Adult - When her ship crashes on an unexpectedly inhabited planet, a seventeen-year-old girl is marked as a test subject by the Locals and must fight to determine their true intentions. Haven, written by Marie Langager, sounds like a daring and high-stakes story sure to please sci-fi readers. Release date: TBA.

Fantasy - In Charlie Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, an apprentice is bonded to paper and assigned to a paper magician. When her mentor is viciously attacked, her life and career are thrust into danger. This Victorian England-set story will be followed by The Glass Magician. Release dates: TBA.

Erotica - Calling all Lynda Aicher fans! Are you hungry for more BDSM fun and dying to revisit The Den? If so, then start counting down the days because Aicher is set to release the seventh novel in her popular Wicked Play series next summer, making now an excellent time to catch up with the series! Title and exact release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - If you loved Desiree Holt’s Joy Ride, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Holt is ready to return to the scene with Aftershock. Hopefully, we’re in for another rock-and-roll of a read! Look for this exciting follow-up next year. Title and exact release date: TBA.

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!