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!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Mainstream - In Bob Prohel’s debut, Unstable Molecules, the former bookseller tells the story of four people whose lives cross paths in an alternate universe of comic-cons. Readers will meet former sci-fi TV star in the midst of a mysterious cross-country road trip. Coming soon in 2016.

Historical Fiction - In Alyssa Palombo’s The Violinist of Venice, passion and music come together as composer and priest Antonio Vivaldi and his secret mistress let their love continue to grow. Set in Venice, this heartwrenching tale is sure to leave readers breathless.

NEW SERIES

New Adult - Surrender, the first in Violetta Rand’s Devil’s Den series, stars a sexy MIT graduate who returns to his Texas hometown and meets an alluring college student who works as an exotic dancer.

Young Adult - Julie Cross returns to the YA scene with Lay It On the Line and Yours to Lose, the first two in her new Juniper Cove series. Described as TV’s Friday Night Lights with hockey, this series is ready to win over readers.

CONTINUING SERIES

Contemporary Romance - Sara Jane Stone’s Hero By Night marks the third installment in her Independence Falls series, and stars a playboy helicopter pilot falls for the one woman he can’t have. Look for this next Spring!

Series Romance - Zuri Day will be keeping readers busy for a while with five new currently untitled novels in her Drake Family saga, which is set in Southern California.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Young Adult - After ending an abusive relationship, a teen girl must navigate life and move on. Go on the journey with her in Alex Rosa’s Tryst, which originally appeared on BookCountry, Penguin’s reader/writer community!

Historical Romance - Seducing Miss Darkin, the first in Mia Marlowe’s The Order of the Muse series, sets the stage for this series about members of the aristocracy who use their special powers under the direction of the crown.

Contemporary Romance - Author duo Elizabeth Hayley are making the move to print with Doctor’s Orders, a hilarious romp starring a feisty heroine who has to volunteer at a doctor’s office. Turns out the doctor is insanely hot and snarky, and it isn’t long before sparks start flying.

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!