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!


Mainstream - In Mary Helen Specht’s Migratory Animals, a group of postgraduate friends must adjust to life after school as they struggle to find their places in the world. One woman in particular must decide whether to continue with the life she’s made in West Africa or if she should rejoin her family and friends in Austin. Release date: TBA.


Contemporary Romance - Powerhouse author Maya Banks has inked another significant 7 figure deal, this time with Avon, for Slow Burn, a three book series. While Banks is known for her erotica, the new trilogy will be a contemporary series featuring psychic elements. Look for the first book, Keep Me Safe, next October!

Historical Romance - In 2015, Jennifer Haymore will have a new series for readers to devour. In her new Hellhound Knights series, a group of Regency mercenaries must protect the monarchy and the women they love. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - Readers who can’t get enough for Stephanie Tyler’s motorcycle club romances are in for a treat! Tyler will kick off her new Skull Creek series with Vipers Run. The series will focus on a tough motorcycle club and the woman who must rely on them for survival. Look for this exciting new motorcycle club read next July!


Mystery - Bestselling authors Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini once again join forces as Cleo Coyle for the next three installments in their Coffeehouse Mysteries! Be sure to catch up on the series before these new titles hit shelves. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Young Adult - Readers who are hooked on Heather Terrell’s Book of Eva series will be pleased to hear that the series isn’t over yet. Terrell will bring it to an end with a currently untitled third book. Release date and title: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - Z.A. Maxfield will be adding two more titles to her contemporary romance male/male series, My Cowboy Heart. Keep an eye out for titles and release dates.


Mainstream - Nan Rossiter’s Nantucket will see a local island craftsman reuniting with the woman who vanished from his life over two decades ago and the son he’s never met. Will he find a happy ending or will these twists and turns prove to be more challenging than he imagined? Release date: TBA.


Contemporary Romance - Vanessa North is set to deliver a contemporary male/male novella called High and Tight, which will tell the heartwarming tale of a Navy Pilot who returns home to openly pursue the only man he’s ever loved. But is he too late to win his one true love? Look for this exciting read next May!

Romantic Suspense - Dixie Lee Brown will be adding three more books to her Trust No One Series, which focuses on a woman who teams up with a detective and a group of ex-military fighters to save a child who’s been kidnapped. Titles and release dates have yet to be announced, so keep an eye out for more details.

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!