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 - Cookbook author Judith Fertig is trying her hand at dishing out a scrumptious novel with The Cake Therapist. In this exciting debut, a pastry chef with a sixth sense creates flavors that solve customers' problems. Now that's customer service! Release date: TBA.

Science Fiction - Equation of State, a new science-fiction series from C.A. Higgins is sure to delight fans of Alien with its high-stakes story about a ship on a secret mission soon commandeered by two strangers who may be more dangerous than they appear. Titles and release dates: TBA.


Erotica - Katana Collins returns to the scene with Wicked Exposure, the first in a new erotic suspense series featuring a New York forensic photographer who travels to Maine to solve her sister's mysterious murder. Along the way, she becomes entangled with a local detective and a man from her sister's past.


Young Adult - Pitched as a cross between TV's Veronica Mars and Scandal, Jennifer Lynn Barnes's The Fixer is an exciting political thriller set in a Washington, DC, private school, where the sister of a powerful political fixer winds up in a web of high stakes and intrigue.

Erotica - Cleis Press is ready to deliver a handful of new anthologies for readers who like their stories kinky. Rachel Kramer Bussel is overseeing Lust in Latex: Rubber Sex Stories, Alison Tyler will be heading Twisted: Bondage With an Edge and Best Lesbian Romance 2014 will be in the expert hands of Radclyffe. Look for these new collections later this year!

New Adult - Fans of Molly McAdams can look forward to Trusting Liam, in which a young woman who has sworn off men becomes undeniably attracted to her new neighbor. Could he be the real deal? Coming this Fall!

Mystery - Keigo Higashino's Malice tells the tale of the murder of a bestselling author and the two people with perfect alibis who find the body. The book will release in Japan later this year, and hopefully a U.S. date will be announced soon.


Historical Romance - Gina Conkle is set to continue her Viking romances with two more installments in her Norse series. Titles and release dates have yet to be announced, but that's not stopping us from being excited.

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!