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!

NEW SERIES

Fantasty - Elizabeth Bear is ready to embark on a new series with The Lotus Kingdoms, a fantasy trilogy where a brass automaton with a soul, a servant of a dead Caliph and a priest with a golden eye cross paths and enter a dangerous game of political intrigue with two queens. More details coming soon!

CONTINUING SERIES

Suspense - In Elizabeth Heiter’s next book in her Profiler Series, a routine investigation goes wrong and an FBI profiler ends up on the wrong side of a hostage situation. As the terrorist threat increases, the stakes become even higher. Title and release date: TBA.

Paranormal Romance - Bestselling author Stacey Kennedy will be adding more magic to her Magic and Mayhem series with Witches Be Dazzled, Warlocks Be Hexed and Demons Be Banished. Look for these new installments next year!

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Fantasy - Hugo-nominated author Mary Robinette Kowal is ready to enchant readers further with an untitled short story collection, set to be published by Prime Books. More details to come!

Mainstream - Kim Gruenenfelder’s Dinner is Poured tells the story of three women as they navigate their love lives, friendships and the many pleasures of wine. Set in L.A., this is sure to be a sunny and fun read!

Science Fiction - Octavia Butler’s Unexpected Stories, which was previously unpublished and discovered at the Huntington Library, will finally make its way onto the shelves on June 24, 2014.

Contemporary Romance - In Heidi Cullinan’s Carry the Ocean, two men fall in love, but face more than the usual obstacles. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and disabilities to obtain a happy ending?

Historical Romance - In Christy English’s Terror of the Ton series, rough riding Highlanders wind up being tamed by Englishwomen of Regency London who may just capture their hearts in the process. Look for this series to launch in Fall 2015!

Mainstream - Bestselling author Jason Mott whose debut The Returned was adapted by ABC as the TV series Resurrection, will continue his partnership with Mira for two more novels. Details to be announced.

EBOOKS

Erotic Romance - Charlotte Stein is ready to turn up the heat with Intrusion, Captured and Forbidden, three erotic novels sure to get readers all hot and bothered. Coming soon in February 2015.

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 remember, you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!