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 - TV’s Breaking Bad collides with Winter’s Bone in David Joy’s debut, Where All Light Tends to Go. Set in the Appalachian Mountains, an eighteen-year-old struggles with staying on the good side of his meth-dealing father and possibly leaving the girl he loves.


Young Adult - Bestselling author Kimberly McCreight is ready to venture into the world of YA with The Outliers, a contemporary speculative trilogy starring a feisty and witty heroine who fans of John Green and Veronica Roth will surely love. Release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - Soraya Lane is taking a break from her Harlequin series romances to launch a new single-title series, Texas Kings. This exciting new venture features three wealthy brothers who assume control of their family’s ranching business. Look for the first book in Summer 2015!

Contemporary Romance - In Spring 2015, Kate Meader launches a sizzling new series with Into the Blaze. Readers who love scorching hot firemen are sure to love this series starter, in which a media guru and a hot Chicago fireman become entangled in a passionate love affair. Be sure to have a fan and glass of water nearby, this one’s going to be hot!


Young Adult - Superstar Sherrilyn Kenyon is set to continue her Chronicles of Nick series with three more installments! Readers can expect even more paranormal hijinks and romance. Titles and release dates: TBA.

Romantic Suspense - Bestselling author Julie Ann Walker knows how to get readers hot and bothered with her Black Knights Inc. series, and now fans will be able to enjoy four more books in this sexy series featuring special forces veterans, motorcycles and sultry romance. Look for the next installment in Winter 2015.

Young Adult - Readers who were swept away by Amanda Sun’s unique world of Japanese gods and their descendants will be pleased to hear Sun’s The Paper Gods series will have a third and final book, plus another novella! Title and release date: TBA.


New Adult - Rising NA star Sabrina Elkins is set pen a follow up to Stir Me Up. This time, with Make It Real, Elkins tells the tale of an eighteen-year-old actress who, after receiving her first big break, falls in love with her co-star, whose obsession with his own role may prove problematic. Look for this juicy read this Fall!

Contemporary Romance - Kristen Proby fans can look forward to the Fall release of "Saving Grace," a novella that will be included in the upcoming Baby It’s Cold Outside anthology. In this sweet short, a young woman falls in love with a handsome ski instructor as she prepares for a ski trip with friends to celebrate an upcoming wedding.


Contemporary Romance - In Melissa Cutler’s The Mistletoe Effect, a forced, fake marriage between a cowboy and an heiress turns into true love over the course of the holiday season. Look for this charming and heartwarming read in October!

Historical Romance - When a veterinary assistant who can communicate with animals travels to Scotland for a funeral, she comes across a bear who speaks to her ... in a human voice! Find out what happens when Vonnie Davis’s A Highlander’s Beloved hits shelves this August.

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!