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!


Young Adult - In Meg Kassel’s startling debut, Black Bird of the Gallows, a girl discovers that the boy next door is actually a harbinger of death. After learning that her town is destined to fall apart, she must fight for her life and find a way to survive before it’s too late.

Science Fiction - In Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn’s debut described as “The Devil Wears Prada with superheroes”, a personal assistant has to pose as her high maintance superhero boss. As she discovers and accepts her own special powers, she must save the world from a supernatural invasion. Yikes! Release date: TBA.

Mainstream - Shifting Colors by Fiona Sussman tells the tale of a mother and daugther separated by land and sea as they navigate life amidst apartheid in South Africa and late twentieth century Britain. Coming soon in 2015.


Contemporary Romance - Linda Morris’s High Heat kicks off a new small town contemporary romance series about a minor league baseball team. High Heat stars the team’s PR executive who also happens to be the owner’s daughter. Sparks fly when she and a pitcher dealing with an injury fall in love.

Erotica - A new dark and red-hot motorcycle club erotic romance series is coming your way, readers, courtesy of Pepper Winters. More details coming soon.


Mystery - Writing as Isabella Alan, Amanda Flower’s Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series will continue with a fourth and fifth installment next year. Be sure to catch up before then!

Paranormal Romance - Delilah S. Dawson’s Blud series continues with the fourth book, Wicked Ever After, which hopefully means more Criminy Stain! Look for it in 2015.

Contemporary Romance - In Lauren Layne’s The Trouble With Love, the fourth in her Sex, Love and Stiletto series, features a magazine columnist who is assigned a story about ex-boyfriends that causes her to cross paths with the man she left at the altar - the very man she still loves. Look for this next Spring!


Young Adult - Elle Cosimano’s Holding Smoke tells the haunting story of a boy serving time for a murder he didn’t commit. When he discovers he can separate his soul from his body, he sets out to find the real murderer. Coming soon in 2016.

New Adult - In Tryst, a college student struggles to move on from an abusive relationship and fights her feelings for her brother’s best friend. This upcoming novel from Alex Rosa is sure to be an emotional rollercoaster. Look for it next year.

Science Fiction - In Margaret Fortune’s Nova, a genetically engineered human bomb sets out to uncover the truth of her mission and the meaning of life after her countdown clock malfunctions.  

New Adult - S.K. Falls’s currently untitled book stars a girl with Munchausen syndrome who’s purposely making herself sick. When she starts falling for the leader of a support group for terminally ill teens, she must confront herself and the truth. Coming soon.

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!