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

Contemporary Romance - Donna Schneider will step into the spotlight in 2015 with Taking Chances, which tells the story of a woman in mourning who decides to step out of her shell and ends up in the limelight when she ends up in the arms of one of Hollywood’s sexiest actors.

Young Adult - In Fifteen Ways to Brave, E. Katherine Kottara’s debut, a girl makes a bucket list of things to try following the death of her mother. Skinny-dipping and asking out the boy she likes are only the tip of the iceberg.

Contemporary Romance - Amy Reichert’s The Coincidence of Coconut Cake takes food, love and second chances to dish up a charming tale. Look for this in Summer 2015.

NEW SERIES

Contemporary Romance - Mackenzie Crowne’s A Game of Keeps features a superstar tight end who gets in over his head when he becomes embroiled in an unexpected custody battle against an irresistible blonde.

RETURNING SERIES

Contemporary Romance - Tracy Solheim is set to continue her Out of Bounds series with Sleeping With the Enemy, the fourth installment in the series which revolves around sexy football players. Solheim’s Chance’s Inlet series will also continue with a second book.

Science Fiction - Weston Ochse’s Grunt Life is getting a sequel with Grunt Traitor, in which the action and drama of a front-line alien invasion continue. Coming in Spring 2015.

Young Adult - Kiera Cass has announced there will be an additional novella and two new novels set in her bestselling Selection series. The initial trilogy concluded in May with The One. The first of the new novels, The Heir, is set for Spring 2015. More details soon.

Contemporary Romance - Anne Elizabeth’s West Coast SEALs series will continue with a fourth installment next Spring.

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Historical Romance - Gloriana by Syliva Halliday will tell the tale of a female blacksmith in the 1700s who falls in love with a duke. Seven of Halliday’s backlist titles will also be re-released.

Contemporary Romance - Bestselling authors Julie Ann Walker, Suzanne Brockmann, Catherine Mann, Anne Elizabeth and others are teaming up for The Way of the Warrior, a romantic suspense anthology. All the proceeds from the authors and the publisher will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The anthology is set for May 2015.

Science Fiction - Philip K. Dick Award finalist Cassandra Rose Clarke’s Our Lady of the Ice, in which a female private investigator crosses paths with a gangster as humans and robots fight for independence, has found a home with Saga Press. More details soon.

Contemporary Romance - Waiting for Ethan, Diane Barnes’s next book, stars a woman trying to turn the wrong man into the right one in order to fulfill a psychic’s prediction from when she was a teenager.

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!