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!


Historical Fiction - In The Moon In the Palace, debut author Weina Randel borrows from history to weave an enchanting story about the famous Empress Wu, China's first and only female emperor. With roots as a court concubine, Empress Wu navigated the dangerous waters of the palace and rose to power in the seventh century, all of which serves as backdrop for this not-to-be-missed novel. Release date: TBA.


Contemporary Romance - Author Nicole Edwards is set to launch not one, but two new series: Alluring Indulgence and Sniper 1 Security. In Alluring Indulgence, a family comprised of seven cowboy brothers takes center stage as their lives and relationships collide after building an adult resort in their small town. Meanwhile, two families who operate a security company may find more danger than they bargained for in the Sniper 1 Security series. Look for these series to start this Fall!

Erotic Romance - In Kate Douglas's Intimate, a model who poses for a body jewelry shoot can't help but be attracted to the sexy photographer, and it isn't long before sparks turn into full-fledged passion. Release date: TBA.


New Adult - NA superstar Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, continues her popular series that began with 2013's Wait For You. Starting in April 2015, readers can look forward to: Dream of You, Come With Me and Fire In You. Excuse us while we perform a few happy dances.

Erotic Romance - Alice Clayton's Cocktail series isn't over yet and eager fans can look forward to three more books! And if you aren't hooked on Clayton yet, be sure to check out the first in the series, Wallbanger! Release dates and titles: TBA.

Thriller - Bestselling thriller and mystery writer Allison Brennan is ready to take readers to new heights with four new books, two of which will be part of her Max Revere series. The other two will continue her Lucy Kincaid series. Titles and release dates have yet to be announced, but fans won't have any trouble remembering to keep an eye out for these new additions!


Contemporary Romance - In Robin Kaye's Home to You, a young executive puts his career on hold following a skiing accident. When he retreats to his family's cabin, he crosses paths with their caretaker's daughter, who is also seeking refuge. Sparks begin flying, but she doesn't know he's the owner's son. Will his secret prevent them from reaching their happy ending? Look for this next Spring!

Historical Romance - Sabrina Jeffries will finish her Duke's Men series while launching a new one. And if that's not enough to please Regency romance fans, then the upcoming Christmas novella may be the icing on the cake.

Contemporary Romance - In Shelter Me, Catherine Mann's upcoming release, a soldier returns home and discovers more than he expected when he and the daughter of his fallen commander fall in love. With the help of a unique dog, the two may find their wounds healing and their happily ever after in sight. This is sure to appeal to fans of Nicholas Sparks! Coming this Summer!

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!