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 - Literary manager Kemper Donovan is stepping out from behind the scenes for Enticement, in which two people are brought together when they’re offered half a million dollars each if they spend a year going on dates with one another. Will they be able to get along long enough to be victorious and find true love? Coming in Spring 2016.


Contemporary Romance - In Lynette Austin’s new Wedding Planner series, three friends plan other people’s weddings may finally find their chance at walking down the aisle.

Contemporary Romance - As previously reported here, J.R. Ward has announced a return to contemporary romance with The Bourbon Kings series, which will star a handful of Kentucky families who have made their fortunes from bourbon. Coming soon in 2015!


Contemporary Romance - In How to Unwrap a Cowboy, a military veteran cowboy visits his family’s ranch and unexpectedly falls for his sister’s best friend. This new offering from Joanne Kennedy is sure to be a charmer!

Mainstream - Three women with depressing love lives that have left them with more problems than they could ever want must learn to take matters into their own hands and forge new paths. Jill Mansell’s Three Amazing Things About You promises to be a heartfelt read.

Fantasy - Kerrie Hughes and Jim Butcher have teamed up for Fierce, a new contemporary fantasy anthology starring a group of warriors who battle evil with their unique powers. Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Mercedes Lackey and others are set to contribute pieces.

Erotic Romance - Joanna Wylde, the bestselling author of The Reapers Motorcycle Club series, is set for three unspecified new books, continuing her partnership with Berkely. More details soon.

Contemporary Romance - In Kate McMurray’s When the Planets Align, tells the story of two friends who have always lived close to one another, yet never seem to be in the same place at the same time. Coming this December.
Young Adult - Pitched as similar to The Princess Bride, bestselling authors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi MeadowsMy Lady Jane Grey is a retelling of the true story of the real Lady Jane Grey. Coming Summer 2016.

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!