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 - Technology takes a backseat in Elyssa Friedland’s Love and Miss Communication, which stars a hot-shot attorney who turns off her Smartphone to focus on the real connections in her life. Friendship and love blossom in this charming debut.


Series Romance - RT Reviewers' Choice Award winner Yahrah St. John will continue the reader-favorite Drayson family series with a new installment in 2016!


Contemporary Romance - No stranger to the USA Today Bestsellers list, Nana Malone is ready to give readers two exciting new novellas to devour, starting with “Syn City”, in which a two opposites who go head-to-head for their hearts and dream job. The second, “Mistletoe Mantra” stars a Grinch-like work addict who makes a bargain with her best friend for the holidays.

Mainstream - In Julie Halpern’s upcoming book, Maternity Leave, a professional woman thinks she’s ready for a baby, but quickly learns that the real battle is surviving maternity leave! Described as a modern Baby Boom, keep an eye out for this title, coming in 2015.

New Adult - Karina Halle fans will be pleased to hear that Atria will publish two new adult books from this bestselling author. The books will feature North Americans going abroad to find themselves and will be reminiscent of her self-published novel, Love, In English.

Science Fiction - Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, critically acclaimed authors in their own rights, are teaming up for an 800-page “time capsule” of the last hundred years of the science-fiction canon, which is bound to be an intriguing and insightful piece.

Contemporary Romance - In AJ Pine’s One Night, a physical therapist-in-training and an injured collegiate basketball player fall in love while helping each other to heal. There will also be another novel in the series. More details TBA.

Mystery - Bestselling author Nelson DeMille is making the move to Simon & Schuster for his next six books, three of which will be written solely by him while the other three will be with a collaborator. The new books will begin released in 2017. Let the countdown begin!


Historical Romance - In Pamela Cayne’s Broken, a prostitute and a street fighter, who both work for the same heartless businessman, must fight for their lives and chance at love.

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!