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 - Pitched as Divergent meets The Matrix, we're excited already for Tonya Kuper’s debut Anomaly, set in a contemporary high school. Anomaly kicks of a new series and starts this fall. 


Mystery - Cozy mystery writer Paige Shelton is bringing readers a new saga featuring an amateur sleuth who restores old books and printing devices by day. Look for the first three book in The Rescued Word series, coming soon!

Erotica - If you like steamy romances of the episodic variety, keep an eye out for Cynthia Sax’s Sinful Rewards, which will initially be released as 12 novellas. About a broke grad student looking to boost her income, we’re interested in seeing what Sax has in store. Episode one will be available later this year.

Young Adult - Bestselling author Alyson Noël is taking a break from the supernatural with Unrivaled. Set amongst the LA club scene, teens get swept up into a risky competition that leads to them becoming suspects in a murder. Fans can look for Unrivaled come winter of 2016.


Contemporary Romance - Return to Sweet, Texas, with another installment in Candis Terry’s small town romance series. This time around readers will meet an Army combat medic looking to settle down and a young widow and single mom. Together they'll learn that with a little tenderness, old wounds may heal. Expect this heartwarming story later this year.

Paranormal - Victorian darling Leanna Renee Hieber’s Strangely Beautiful series continues with book four, Miss Violet and the Great War. Fans of this Gothic series, take note! Release date TBA.


New Adult - We never thought we’d say this, but this June numbers become sexy with Megan Erickson’s Do the Math, about a college student on the verge of failing out of school when a hunky, nerdy math tutor comes to her rescue. The only problem? He's her boyfriend’s best friend! Find out how it all unfolds this summer. 

Contemporary Romance - Hungry? Tricia Quinnies is serving up Just Desserts, the tale of a woman who inherits her family’s floundering diner and is enchanted by the man who offers to buy it. Readers can download this love story later this year.

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!