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 - Emily Cogburn is ready to make her debut with Louisiana Saves the Library. In this book, a divorced and out-of-work library science professor winds up working at an underfunded library in Alligator Bayou. With her best friend by her side, she must fight to keep the library open.

New Adult - In Heartsick, Caitlin Sinead’s debut, a mysterious epidemic plagues an elite liberal arts college. Those infected develop the ability to self-heal, which sends the townspeople into a frenzy. Look for this early next year.

Historical Fiction - Sally Christie’s The Sisters of Versailles takes readers into the 18th Century court of France where Louis XV reigns. The book follows the four real-life sisters who became his mistresses. Louis XV’s later years will be explored in The Rivals of Versailles and The Enemies of Versailles, both also told through his mistresses’ perspectives.

Young Adult - Lucy Keating will make her debut with Dreamology: A Love Story, in which a girl who has vivid dreams of the same boy discovers he is real when she walks into her new school. Coming soon in Winter 2016.

NEW SERIES

Contemporary Romance - Brena Harlen is ready to tackle a new series with a hint of familiarity. Her upcoming Those Engaging Garrets! series will be a spinoff from her current miniseries. Look for the new books starting later this year.

CONTINUING SERIES

Mystery - Cozy mystery readers, listen up! Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen’s Winemaker Detective Series continues with five more titles! Set in French wine country, this is one delectable series you should be reading! Coming soon in 2015.

Science Fiction - James Gunn follow up to Transcendental will be a sequel, currently titled Transgalactic. In the new novel, the Transcendental Machine has transported two people to different galaxies. But their reunion is not so easily won as powerful forces lurk around every corner.

Contemporary Romance - Bestselling author S.C. Stephens is set for three more novels, two of which will revisit characters from her breakout trilogy. The third will be a completely brand new story releasing sometime in 2016.

Mystery - Shelley Freydont continues her Celebration Bay mystery series with a new installment featuring a former Manhattan party planner and her canine sidekick. The competition to become Celebration Bay’s official Haunted House takes a deadly turn when tensions run high and a murder occurs. Coming in Fall 2015.

Contemporary Romance - Hope White’s Echo Mountain series continues with Relentless Protector, in which an army vet struggling with post-traumatic stress must fight to protect the woman he loves as a drug cartel sets out for revenge.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Inspirational - Wedding Shop Groom by Ruth Logan Herne tells the tale of an attorney who discovers he has inherited his mother’s bridal shop. Amidst the satin and tulle, is the shop’s assistant, who has left law school to retreat to the small town. Will the two of them hit it off?

Contemporary Romance - Nicole Trilivas’s Girls Who Travel stars a free-spirited backpacker who tries to reconnect with a man she had a holiday “roadmance” with, but is detoured by an uptight English aristocrat. Coming soon!

New Adult - Jennifer Blackwood’s Unethical is sure to make a splash with its harrowing story of a med student whose father killed her mother in a case of illegal assisted suicide. Feeling betrayed and lost, she must learn to forgive to move on.

Paranormal Romance - In Sworn, a rock climber winds up sworn to the king of a hidden race of dragons after an accidental touch. Now, caught in a dragon civil war, she must choose to give up her freedom or suffer the consequences of losing the war. Look for this offering from Caitlyn McFarland next year.
Historical Romance - Anna Harrington returns with To Delight a Duke, starring a duke who sets out to bring the man who killed his brother to justice. Along the way, he falls for the alluring and fiery daughter of his enemy.

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!