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!


Contemporary Romance - In Lisa Nicholas’s The Farther I Fall, a British army veteran secures a job as a tour manager for a rock star recently released from rehab. She’s quickly thrown into a life more electrifying and dangerous than she could ever have expected. Coming soon in January 2015.

Young Adult - As a TV writers’ assistant for ABC Family’s Twisted, Lindsey Klingele knows a thing or two about teens and crafting an addicting story. Now, with The Marked Girl, Klingele is set to make her debut as an author. In the book, a group of royal teens are thrown out of their medieval world and land in modern day L.A. There, they meet a girl who must decide how far she’s willing to go to help them return home. And if that isn’t enough to deal with, she falls in love with the teens’ leader  - the alluring prince.

Young Adult - Former deputy managing editor at Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Giles is making the jump to YA author with The Mercy Rule, in which a teen girl meets and falls in love with a bounty hunter while trying to solve her father’s disappearance.


Science Fiction - Mira Grant fans are going to go bonkers over this news item! Orbit is set to publish three new novels and four novellas by Grant. One of the novels will be the third and final installment of her Parasitology series. The second novel and the four novellas will be set in her popular Newsflesh series, while the third novel will be a standalone. Okay, you can go rejoice now.

Horror - Isaac Marion is set to return to the world of his smash hit Warm Bodies with a prequel, The New Hunger, and a sequel, currently titled The Living. In these new additions, readers will learn more about the zombie plague and the war between humankind and those affected. Look for these new titles in 2015 and 2016.

Historical Romance - Margaret Brownley will add a new title to her Two-Time Texas series called Left at the Altar, which stars a woman left at the altar in the middle of a town feud. Set in the 1880s in Texas, this is bound to be a charming read.


New Adult - If you’re hearing endless screams and squeals of excitement, it’s probably because Anna Todd’s breakout Wattpad series, After, is heading to print thanks to Gallery. But why the excitement? Well, not only is it one of Wattpad’s most shared stories, it also began as Harry Styles fanfiction. Yes, Harry Styles from One Direction.

Historical Romance - When the sister of a duke is forced to settle her brother’s gaming debt by becoming a servant to a scarred former spy, unexpected passion ignites. But their newfound relationship quickly becomes wrapped in danger as her brother’s past threatens their happy ending. Laura Trentham’s A Brazen Bargain is sure to be a winner!

Historical Fiction - In the 1913-set The Gods of Tango, a seventeen-year-old girl disguises herself as a man in order to chase her dream of becoming a musician. Set against the backdrop of the sensuous and dangerous underworld of tango, Carolina De Robertis’s new novel is not to be missed.

Mainstream - Miranda Beverly-Whittemore wowed readers her with Bittersweet. Now she’s ready to do the same with June, in which a young woman is thrown into the dangerous and glamorous world of celebrity and secrets after receiving a surprise inheritance from a movie star. Release date: TBA.


Erotic Romance - Alexandra Hawkins is ready to send readers on a wild ride with her new Masters of Seduction series, which is currently set for three books. St. Martin’s will publish the books starting next summer.

New Adult - In Jamie Shaw’s upcoming Mayhem series, a college student who doesn’t do anything without thinking about it first is thrown for a loop when her life quickly unravels. She soon meets a sexy and utterly irresistible rock star who may lead to a few surprises. Look for the first book in 2015!

Paranormal Romance - In Juliette Cross’s Forged in Fire, the first in the Vessel Trilogy, a woman is almost killed in a New Orleans alley on her twentieth birthday. Lucky for her, a sexy stranger shows up and saves her by removing a demon from her almost-killer’s body. Coming soon in 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 you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!