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 - Kirsty Logan, winner of the Scott Prize for short fiction, is ready to enchant us with The Gracekeepers, her debut novel that combines Scottish mythology and fairy tales for a whirling story of two women whose destinies unexpectedly cross paths. Set in a world mostly covered with water, this is sure to be a stellar debut!


Erotic Romance - Jodi Ellen Malpas, bestselling author behind the This Man series, will launch a new trilogy this August. While details are scarce, readers won’t have to wait terribly long between titles: following the first book in August, the second will release in November and the third will hit shelves in February 2015! We can't wait.

Contemporary Romance - In Jessica Lemmon’s Bringing Home the Bad Boy, a single dad moves moves to a small lakeside town and becomes more than just friends with his late wife’s best friend. Look for this sweet romance next Spring!

Urban Fantasy - Keri Arthur, no stranger to bestsellerdom, will launch a new series with City of Light, starring a genetically engineered courtesan assassin. This sounds like an absolute winner! Release date: TBA.


Urban Fantasy - Fans of Cecy Robson’s The Weird Girls books, get excited: Robson is set for two more installments and a novella in the series! The new books kick off with the fourth title, A Cursed Bloodline, followed by A Curse Unbroken and the novella, “A Curse Awakened.” Look for the new additions starting this August.

Mystery - Bestselling mystery author Catherine Coulter is set for two more books in her Brit in the FBI series, co-written with J.T. Ellison. Be sure to catch up on this thrilling series in time for the new installments! Titles and release dates: TBA.


Mainstream - Marie Bostwick returns with The Second Sister, which follows two siblings battling as they try to decide whether to stay or leave home. This is sure to be a heartwarming and emotional read, so don’t miss out!

New Adult - Bestselling author J.A. Redmerski is set for another enthralling release with The Moment of Letting Go, which stars a photographer as she travels to Hawaii and meets a secretive surfer. Will she get to the bottom of his secrets? Release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - What happens when a quirky ballroom dance instructor falls head over heels for the older brother of her protege? Find out in Claire McEwen’s More Than a Rancher. Throw in a troubled past for good measure, and this is bound to be a delightful read!


Contemporary Romance - Passion ignites between a tortured tattoo artist and an art major in Draw Me In, an electrifying and sizzling read from Regina Cole. Look for it 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!