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!


Fantasy - Michael Livingston’s Shards of Heaven tells the harrowing story of two sons of the slain Caesar race who control powerful artifacts from ancient mythology. Livingston, a scholar of medieval culture at The Citadel, is sure to make waves with this exhilarating debut. Look for it in Fall 2015!


Mystery - Bestselling author Jenn McKinlay wants to keep readers guessing with two more books in her Hat Shop Mysteries series. The two new additions will be the fourth and fifth installments. More details to come!

Urban Fantasy - Rob Thurman, no stranger to the New York Times bestseller list, is set for books 10 and 11 in the Cal Leandros series, giving readers plenty to devour.


Mainstream - Beth Kendrick’s new novel will star a cautious woman who decides to let loose when her boyfriend marries someone else. Yikes! So what does she do? She follows suit and marries a man she just met! Title and release date: TBA.

Erotic Romance - In The Gildend Cuff, Lauren Smith invites readers to visit a new BDSM club on Long Island’s Gold Coast, where a young reporter will wade through this erotic world for a story. Will she come out a changed woman? Look for this sizzling new book in 2015!

Contemporary Romance - Marina Adair’s upcoming release, Need You For Mine, tells the tale of a woman who, after losing everything, moves to wine country to breathe new life into her great aunt’s shop. She soon learns her rental already has a tenant, a man who may be the key to fixing her broken heart.

New Adult - USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Donovan’s What If is bound to be another gem of the NA world. A college student gets a second chance to meet his longtime crush for the first time. But he quickly learns she may not be who he thought she was. More details to come!

Mystery - Nominated for an Edgar, Anthony and International Thriller Writers awards, mystery favorite Alison Gaylin is prepared to take readers on another thrilling ride with What Remains of Me. In this new thriller, a seventeen year old commits the “Murder of the Century” in  1980 and spends the next 25 years locked away. Five years after her release she’s suspected of another vicious murder. Release date: TBA.

Contemporary Romance - In JM Stewart’s Someone to Rely On, a retired army vet is bound and determined to prove to the woman of his dreams that she can trust him. But with a child of her own and a wounded heart, will she believe him?

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 don't forget that you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!