Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

With our column, Forewords, we let you know the latest book news on the most exciting upcoming releases across genres — just as the projects are announced!

DEBUT AUTHOR

Mainstream - Stephanie Butland’s Surrounded by Water is sure to make a splash with its heartwrenching tale about the death of a policeman who saves a young woman from drowning. In the aftermath, secrets in a marriage are exposed as grief overwhelms. Release date: TBA.

NEW SERIES

Contemporary Romance - In Regina Cole’s Any Way She Wants It, the first in her upcoming Sons of Cain series, a rising rock star deals with his guilt by partying. But when he falls for the band’s beautiful sound engineer, he may just learn to live again. Look for this sizzling read next spring!

CONTINUING SERIES

Erotic Romance - Bestselling author Lorelei James is busy writing five more books — two of them, including a novella, will continue her Mastered series, while the other two novels will extend the Blacktop Cowboys series. Can we get a yee-haw? Yee-haw!

Young Adult - YA breakout star Katie McGarry thrilled fans with news of her upcoming Breaking the Rules, a continuation of Echo and Noah’s story, the two protagonists from her hit debut, Pushing the Limits. In the new book, Echo and Noah hit the road so Echo can follow her dreams of being an artist while Noah connects with new relatives. <cue squeeing>

Paranormal Romance - Ashlyn Chase is adding a fourth and fifth book to her paranormal romance series, Flirting With Fangs! Starring sexy dragons from Ireland who relocate to Boston, this is one series you don’t want to miss. Look for the new installments in Spring 2015.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Historical Fiction - Lady Godiva of Coventry gets a bold new retelling in Eliza Redgold’s Naked, which breathes new life into the story of the woman who would stop at nothing to protect her land and people. Look for this exciting new read in 2015.

Erotic Romance - In Asking For It, Lilah Pace launches a new duology about a young woman struggling to accept her innermost desires. But when she meets a man who can and will meet her darkest needs, her whole life turns upside down.

MOVING TO PRINT

New Adult - Calia Read’s making the move to print with her deliciously steamy, self-published New Adult suspense Unravel. In this riveting read, a young woman with a skewed sense of reality must face her dark past. The book is currently available in digital format, with a paperback edition releasing on August 26, 2014. And a second novel is in the works!

EBOOKS

Contemporary Romance - HelenKay Dimon will launch her Greenway Range series in Spring 2015 with two books to get readers hooked. The series will star a group of ex-special ops soldiers seeking new opportunities, who wind up entangled with women they meet at their shooting range.

Romantic Suspense - Anne Stuart is ready to tackle a new series, this time featuring secret operatives and their spicy love lives. More details to come!

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!