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!


Urban Fantasy – Author Yasmine Galenorn will be a very busy woman over the next few months. She's adding new installments to her Otherworld series and her Indigo Court series. Fans can expect five new books from the author, but there’s no word yet on when these novels will be hitting shelves. 


Historical Romance – Kieran Kramer is definitely a raising star in historical romance and one of our favorite debut authors of 2010. So we were thrilled to learn that she will be following up her incredibly funny Impossible Bachelors novels with a new six-book series. The House of Brady will focus on the adult siblings of a blended marriage family, as they look for their own HEAs. 

Paranormal Fiction – In Casino Infernale, the next novel from Simon R. Green, the hero must infiltrate a terrorist organization and bluff his way into the annual “Big Game” at the titular gaming den of the supernatural community. But if he plays his cards right, he may just take home the pot. This series starter will hit shelves in June 2013 with the next two books to follow in 2014 and 2015. 

Mystery – Linda Joffe Hull’s Eternally 21 is the first in a new series featuring a bargain-hunting heroine named Mrs. Frugalicious, she finds herself in hot water when she's framed as a shoplifter — and a murderer! Publication date TBA.


Series Romance – Fan favorite Cara Summers is set to continue her Sutherland Fantasy series with three more books. No titles have been announced for these new novels, which are all scheduled to be published in 2012.


Mainstream Fiction – Did you love The Great Gatsby? Then Tigers in Red Weather, the new novel from Liza Klaussmann should perfectly suit your tastes. The upcoming novel captures the essence of the literary classic with a Martha’s Vineyard family who must face some hard truths in the aftermath of a murder. 


Steampunk Fantasy – Author Ann Aguirre and her husband Andres will be joining forces to co-write Bronze Gods under the pen name A.A. Aguirre. They will be adding intrigue to what promises to be a mesh of mechanical inventions and Victorian sensibilities. Readers can also expect elements of mystery, murder and magic.

Thriller – D.J. McIntosh is no stranger to fame, she’s a bestselling Amazon author in Canada, and soon her series starter, The Witch of Babylon, will be available in the US. The story features an art dealer named John Madison who is plunged into the world of art theft after the looting of the Baghdad Museum. This fast-paced mystery includes a missing biblical antiquity, an ancient Mesopotamian cult and murder most foul, oh my!

Contemporary Romance – Readers will feel for the heroine of Sharon De Vita’s The Estrogen Posse. She must pick up the pieces after a vicious divorce, but maybe with the help of several unusual friends she can create a better life than she had before. Find out what happens when the book is released in October 2011.

Young Adult – The heroine of Jaclyn Dolamore’s Dark Metropolis is on the hunt for her missing best friend but when the search takes her into the corrupt city’s underground, she learns that the dead here don’t necessarily stay that way. We are looking forward to what promises to be a chillingly fascinating new novel!


Mystery – Lisa Turner’s Kindle bestseller A Little Death in Dixie is rumored to have sold more than 250,000 copies on Amazon. So we are extremely interested in checking out her upcoming Southern mysteries. The author is currently working on two tales of whodunit that will be available in traditional paper format. 


Historical Fiction – Madame Tussaud is more than the name on the most famous international wax museum, but who was the woman behind the wax? When the six-hour miniseries adaptation of Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud premiers, we anticipate that it will answer all of our questions about the woman born Anna Maria Grosholtz and her incredible rise to fame. The show is set to be penned by the talented Michael Hirst who previously worked on Elizabeth and The Tudors. 


Anthology – If you like the Chicken Soup for the Soul or PostSecret series, we bet that you will devour Dear Teen Me by Miranda Kenneally and E. Kristin Anderson. This blog-turned-book features letters from adult writers to their teenage selves. Expect to laugh, cry and be deeply moved by these touching tales — including some letters that were never featured on the website — when the book is published in 2012. 

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!