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!


Young Adult - When a witty and self-proclaimed private eye Muslim American teenager stumbles into the middle of an ancient mystery, she soon finds herself unraveling family secrets that may have more to do with the case than she could ever imagine. Be sure to look for Jennifer Latham’s Scarlett Undercover in Spring 2015!


Mystery - Bestselling author Tasha Alexander is ready to expand her Lady Emily series with three new novels about the Victorian sleuth and the investigations that take her across the globe. Be sure to catch up on the series before these new installments hit shelves! Release dates and titles: TBA.


Historical Romance - Mary Wine, who told us in our December issue how she fought off muggers with martial arts at a summer romance conference, has inked a deal with Sourcebooks of her medieval romance series featuring strong and independent heroines — much like herself! Release dates and titles: TBA.

New Adult - As one of the original stars of the new adult wave, K.A. Tucker is no stranger to readers. And with her new series, Burying Water, K.A. is prepared to take readers on anothe whirlwind adventure. This contemporary tells the haunting tale of a young woman who wakes up without her memories and the neighbor she finds herself recognizing. Look for the first book next fall! Titles and other release dates: TBA.

Romantic Suspense - In Cindi Myers’ upcoming novel, The Guardian, a graduate student who was once a soldier finds herself mixed up in a drug and people smuggling operation. To make matters even more complicated, she falls in love with the Customs and Border Patrol agent she ropes in to help her. Release date: TBA.


New Adult - Bestselling author Nichole Chase is making the move to print with her Royal trilogy, which begins with Suddenly Royal. In this series, a graduate student discovers she’s an heiress to an estate in a small European country. As she settles into her new fortune and role, she soon finds herself falling in love with the crown prince. Release dates: TBA.


Young Adult - In Lamar Giles’s Endangered, a teen photographer unknowingly inspires a killer after exposing her classmates’ secrets online. This thriller is sure to please die-hard Veronica Mars fans and any reader looking for a nail-biting read. Coming soon in January 2015.

Contemporary Romance - RT favorite and bestselling author Megan Hart has a slew of novellas lined-up for her readers, starting with a set of contemporary romance novellas for Harlequin’s Cosmo Red-Hot Reads line. Additionally, Hart has two paranormal erotic novellas slated for Harelquin Cravings. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Mainstream - Fans of RT Top Pick! author Karen White can expect to see two new novels from their favorite writer, coming soon from Berkley. 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!