Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

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

DEBUT AUTHORS

Historical Romance - Regency romance readers will have a new series to devour when Golden Heart Finalist Sally Orr’s debut releases this fall. The Rake’s Handbook is the first in a series that will center around three men who wrote a publication of the same name.

Mainstream - Secrets don’t stay buried for long in Mary Rickert’s The Memory Garden, where a woman tries to set things right by inviting her childhood friends to her house. Their reunion takes a surprising turn when the daughter she’s protecting becomes an integral element to their gathering. Look for this enthralling read in Spring 2014.

New Adult - The beauty and heat of Australia comes to life in Lia Riley’s Upside Down, the first in her Off the Map series. In this exciting New Adult tale, a California girl participates in a study abroad trip down under to escape her past. But when a troubled environmentalist catches her attention, her life takes an unexpected turn. Release date: TBA.

Paranormal Romance - Kate Baxter tackles the undead in The Last True Vampire, in which the last true vampire — and king of his race — meets the one woman who could solve all his problems. Release date: TBA.

NEW SERIES

Romantic Suspense - Author HelenKay Dimon joins the Avon family with a new series about men who are part of an MI6/CIA black ops team who eliminate international threats. This is sure to be a sexy and thrilling series, so keep an eye out for the first book, Keeping Secrets, in 2015!

Fantasy - Cherie Priest, best known for her Clockwork Century Universe steampunk series, has not one, but two upcoming books for fans to enjoy. First up is a currently untitled fantasy novel, followed by Godbothering. Release dates: TBA.

Erotic Romance - Anne Rainey is turning up the heat again with a new series, Hot Bodies, in which three women work to start fresh and right the wrongs of their pasts. Will they succeed? Find out when this Sleeping with the Enemy-meets-Fifty Shades of Grey-esque series kicks off next year!

Erotic Romance - Rockers, bikers, billionaires and competitive fighters — oh my! Opal Carew is ready to bring these reader-favorite alpha males and the women who love them to new heights in six new and exciting books. Release dates and titles: TBA.

RETURNING SERIES

Contemporary Romance - RT favorite Katie Lane will serve up two Christmas-themed sequels to Hunk for the Holidays, which releases in October. So get ready to cozy up with these heartwarming holiday stories when they hit shelves next year!

MOVING TO PRINT

New Adult - Gail McHugh is the latest self-published author to move to traditional publishing when Atria re-releases her bestselling books Collide and Pulse, which feature a damaged woman and the wealthy man who might be the one person who can save her. Fans will also be treated to a new novel. Further details: TBA.

E-BOOKS

Erotic Romance - Bestselling and RT Top Pick! author Beth Kery continues her success with a new series. While details are slim, we can’t wait to see what Beth has in store. Release dates and titles: 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!