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!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Contemporary Romance - In Plain Jayne, Laura Drewry’s debut, a young woman returns to her hometown and crosses paths with her former best friend who realizes the Friend Zone just isn’t for him. Will they finally succumb to their true feelings?

Young Adult - When four teens become entangled in an accidental homicide, they flee to New Orleans in search of a solution. Find out what happens in this gripping debut when Shalanda Stanley's Drowning's Inevitable releases in 2015.

NEW SERIES

Young Adult - Bestselling author of Fangirl and Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell has signed on to write two graphic novels for First Second with illustrations by Faith Erin Hicks. As huge fans of Rainbow’s, we can’t wait to see what comes of this collaboration! To read the original announcement, click here.

Historical Romance - Scotland and time-travel collide once more in Gwyn Cready’s Just In Time for a Highlander, the first in a new series featuring modern-day heroes who fall through time — and into the arms of some 18th-century Scottish women.

Young Adult - Rachel Caine adds a new spin to the Great Library of Alexandria in her new series where the Great Library was never destroyed and is now a powerful and dangerous institution of knowledge. When a boy from a family of smugglers and a grief-stricken girl discover a catastrophic invention, a great adventure awaits.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Contemporary Romance - In Wanted: Wife and My Dear Captain, a billionaire playboy falls head over heels for the only female captain in his shipping fleet. Be sure to check out these charming new books from Gwen Jones this fall.

Mystery - Calling all Linda Castillo fans! Your favorite crime series author will have two new books set in Amish country for you to devour, complete with an ex-Amish police chief!

Fantasy - Demons are on the loose in Peter Newman’s The Vagrant, in which a nameless and voiceless man armed with a mythical sword is the world’s last hope. Look for this futuristic read in Spring 2015, followed by The Malice.

EBOOKS

Erotica - What happens when a DEA special agent indulges in some BDSM fun at a private retreat and meets an enticing seductress? Find out in Sidney Bristol’s Committed, coming soon to an e-reader near you!

Contemporary Romance - When you have dreams of being a country singer of Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood proportions, returning to your small hometown to work at a youth camp run by the ex you left behind isn’t exactly ideal. Cindi Madsen’s heroine in her new Second Chance Series faces this very problem, but maybe a happy ending isn’t too far off. Look for the first book this fall!

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!