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!
Mainstream - Rachel Glasser — poet, artist and Amanda Davis Fiction Award winner — is set to make her novel-length debut with Paulina and Fran, a riveting story about two women who meet at a New England art school that examines the complexities of friendship. Release date: TBA.
Historical Fiction - You might want to keep the lights on when you read Elizabeth Hall’s chilling debut, Miramont’s Ghost, in which a young girl who’s clairvoyant winds up exiled and imprisoned in the Miramont Castle in Colorado. Set in 19th century France, this is sure to be a mesmerizing and haunting read! Release date: TBA.
Mainstream - Love Bridget Jones’s Diary and HBO’s Girls? Then you’ll most likely love Melissa Pimentel’s Love by the Book, which stars an unlucky-in-love woman who moves to London and begins following the rules of different dating guides in an attempt to turn around her life. Based on real-life experiences, this is sure to be a fantastic debut;
Fantasy - Karina Sumner-Smith, author of the upcoming Radiant, will continue the series with Defiant and Towers Fall. This series is set in a magic-run city on the verge of war and an unlikely pair whose powers could destroy or save everyone and everything. Look for the new books starting in 2015!
Mystery - If you love a good cozy mystery, then you should probably check out Christine Wenger’s Comfort Food series, especially since she’ll be adding two more books! Catch up on all the intrigue before it’s too late! Titles and release dates TBA.
PIQUING OUR INTEREST
Young Adult - Jolene Perry’s In Pieces stars a young woman scarred by her past who moves to New York City to attend Columbia University. There, she falls in love and discovers herself along the way. Release date: TBA.
Historical Fiction - Renee Rosen has already enchanted us with Dollface and What the Lady Wants. Now she’ll take us on yet another whirling ride with an untitled third book starring a female reporter for the Chicago Tribune in the 1950s. As she tries to balance her personal and professional desires, she becomes entangled in a national conspiracy. Find this book in Fall 2015.
Romantic Suspense - In Barb Han’s Shadow Dancer, a spy is sent after one of her own team members when the most lethal weapon falls into the wrong hands. Her mission takes a deadly turn as surprises await her around every turn.
Historical Fiction - In The Tsarina’s Legacy, Jennifer Laam’s companion to The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, a present day historian claims her birthright as the heiress to the lost Romanov throne. She stakes her claim in Russia by completing a two hundred year-old project that was started by Empress Catherine and her prince. The novel features both historical and contemporary strands.
Young Adult - Cindy Pon returns to the scene with Serpentine, which is set in an ancient kingdom where gods, mortals and demons are embroiled in war. Inspired by Chinese mythology, the story stars a young girl struggling to come to terms with who she is as she falls in love for the first time with a mortal boy. Look for this read in Fall 2015.
Romantic Suspense - Kate SeRine is ready to launch her Protect and Serve series with Taken, in which an FBI agent returns to his hometown to assist in solving a high-profile kidnapping. When he’s forced to work with the woman who broke his heart, the stakes get even higher. Coming soon in October 2015!
Contemporary Romance - Bestselling author Marie Force is diving into a new contemporary romance series with Quantum, in which Hollywood heavy-hitters unexpectedly fall in love. More details coming soon.
Young Adult - YA superstar Kiersten White’s Daughter of the Dragon marks the first installment in her new Conquerors Saga, which is described as a YA Game of Thrones set in the Ottoman Empire. Can we have this book now, please?
Erotic Romance - C.L. Parker is ready to give readers Monkey Business, a new erotic romance trilogy that examines the rivalries in the bedroom and the boardroom. The series is set to star two sports agents and the first book will hit shelves in Spring 2015.
Erotica - Stacey Kennedy is wrapping her Club Sin BDSM series with Commanded, and will also release two new books in her new spin-off series, Dungeon’s Key. Look for these titles in 2015.
Historical Romance - Vonnie Davis is set to continue her Highlander’s Beloved trilogy with A Highlander’s Passion and A Highlander’s Sanctuary. Readers are sure to love these as much as the earlier entries and we’re excited to see where the story goes next.
New Adult - Writing as Theresa DaLayne, Theresa McClinton’s The Edge of You features a young artist who moves to Alaska following the death of her little sister. As she settles into her new surroundings, she meets a guy who’s struggling to support his sick mom. More details coming soon.
Fantasy - Dani-Lyn Alexander (aka. Denise Pysarchuk) is ready to take readers on an enchanting ride with Reluctance Prince, in which a boy who’s about to be ordained as a warrior for his kingdom. But when he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has set their eyes on, the boy is banished from the realm and embarks on a journey to save his kingdom. This first installment will be followed by Lost Princess. Release dates: TBA.
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