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!


Fantasy - Fantasy lovers are sure to devour Michael F. Haspil’s Graveyard Shift, an exciting new novel starring two cops with supernatural abilities. Look for this in 2015!


Mystery - With a 15-pound cat as her sidekick, an amateur sleuth winds up in heaps of intrigue in Say Yes to the Death and To Helen Back by bestselling author Susan McBride. Readers eager for a new cozy mysteries to get wrapped up in will want to keep their eyes peeled for this new series. Release dates: TBA.


Historical Fiction - Lauren Willig will bid farewell to her beloved and bestselling Pink Carnation series with a twelfth and final book. Readers have plenty of time to catch up, though, as a release date has yet to be announced.

Contemporary Romance - Fans of Sheryl Woods’s Chesapeake Shores series sure have a lot to look forward to! Following the news that Hallmark TV is planning an adaptation of the well-loved series, fans can now look forward to more books in the series! Hooray! Titles and release dates: TBA.

Erotica - Emma Chase is quickly becoming a household name thanks to her Tangled series. And now fans can add Tied to their must-have lists! This new installment is sure to deliver all the sizzle and drama readers have come to expect from Chase. Throw in a novella, and there's enough to make eager readers drool. Release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - Bestselling author Kim Karr continues her Connections series with Mended and Frayed, and two novellas: "Dazed" and "Blurred". You'd better get caught up!


New Adult - Originally published by Velvet Pony Press, Unteachable by Leah Raeder is making the move to Atria. This intense romance stars a feisty high school student who’s unable to resist a sizzling relationship with the one man who is unwaveringly off limits. Consider us IN.

Mainstream - Rowan Coleman returns to the mainstream scene with The Memory Book, which will enthrall and move readers with its spirited tale of mothers and daughters, and the lengths people go for love. If you enjoyed JoJo Moyes’s Me Before You, this is the book for you!

Urban Fantasy - Seanan McGuire is set to blend modern folklore with urban fantasy in Sparrow Hill Road, in which a ghost hitchhikes her way across America’s highways to find and stop the man responsible for her death.


Contemporary Romance - After returning to her hometown to escape a scandal, a rock star reunites with the man she left behind years ago. Are there enough sparks left between them to ignite something new? Find out in Andrea Laurence’s Facing the Music!

New Adult - Bestselling author Tessa Bailey is set for a spin-off of her popular Line of Duty series. In Unfixable, a girl still reeling from a breakup travels to Ireland and winds up in the middle of her host family’s drama. As a result, she grows increasingly closer to a troubled race car driver. Look for this enticing read this Spring!

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!