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 AUTHOR

Young Adult - P.K. Simonds has taken the television world by storm as a showrunner and writer of Ghost Whisperer, Reign, and Party of Five. Now Simonds is ready to enter the world of young adult literature with Trace, in which a New York teenager-turned-ghost must solve her own murder along with her fellow with her criminal justice classmates. Look for this Bones-esque read in Fall 2015!

NEW SERIES

Young Adult - Gossip Girl creator Cecily Von Ziegesar is ready to take readers on another deliciously thrilling ride with her new, untitled contemporary series featuring a troubled girl who enters the competitive world of the horse show circuit. We'll have to wait til Fall of 2015 for more.

Erotic Romance - Wallbanger and Redhead series author Alice Clayton has signed on for three more books and a novella in a new series featuring characters from Wallbanger. The first book in Clayton's new Cocktail series, Rusty Nail, hits shelves June 2014. The other two books in the series have equally boozy names: Screwdriver and Mai Tai'd. And now we want a drink. 

RETURNING SERIES

Contemporary Romance - Fans of Jesse Hayworth’s Mustang Ridge series can rejoice with this tidbit of news: Hayworth is set for two more novels in the series! Hooray! Release dates and titles: TBA.

Historical Romance - Amanda Forester will be adding two more novels to her catalogue. My Lady Kate is up first and promises to be another exciting installment to her regency series. And fans of her Scottish series will be treated to The Highlander’s Bride. Release dates: TBA.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Series Romance - Denise Tompkins is ready to give readers an exciting new contemporary trilogy featuring three brothers who must reunite after the death of their father in order to save their family ranch. Good thing they’ll be aided by three alluring women! Release dates and titles: TBA.

Thriller - Readers who love a good thrill will be delighted to hear that RT Top Pick! author Rick Mofina will release two more thrillers in 2015, following the Spring release of Whirlwind

Urban Fantasy - Nicole Peeler has captivated readers with her Jane True series and now she’s ready to take them on another exciting ride with a new fantasy novel about a young jinn who’s fighting for her freedom. Release date and title: TBA.

E-BOOKS

Contemporary Romance - Elise Alden’s Anjuli’s Encore, the first in a new contemporary romance, tells the story of a grieving celebrity who buys an old manor in her hometown in the Scottish Borderlands. Problem is, the only architect who can help her fix the manor is her ex-fiancé! Look for this enchanting read in 2014.

Paranormal Romance - Writing as Kelly Meade, Kelly Meding has a new paranormal romance series hitting shelves in the near future. Beginning with Black Rook, the Cornerstone Run series features a magus whose unimpressive powers have made her an outcast, and three werewolf brothers struggling to keep their pack alive. 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 remember, you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!