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!


Erotica – Looking for a story that sizzles? Keep your eyes open for Maya Banks’ upcoming Sweet series spin-offs. Although no titles have been announced yet, readers can expect at least three installments coming from the talented author.

Mystery – RT’s Seal of Excellence winner Carol McCleary will continue her popular series that follows reporter Nelly Bly at the turn of the century. Digging for Murder takes Nelly to Mexico on the hunt for some rumored Aztec gold but it isn’t long before she stumbles across a mysterious murder that demands her attention as well.


Paranormal – Are you wishing for some witchy news on the (almost) eve of Halloween? We’ve got you covered! Maggie Shayne will pen The Portal Trilogy about three reincarnated women in Mark of the Witch, Daughter of the Spell Caster and Blood of The Sorceress. The twist? In their past lives these ladies were part of a Babylonian harem, and now they’ve been brought back to save a demon’s soul. The first of these tales hits shelves in October of next year. 

Young Adult – What would you do if you discovered a disease-filled bomb in the air duct of your local mall? That’s what four suburban teens have to figure out in Dayna Lorentz’ new trilogy. The series, No Safety in Numbers, tracks the discovery of the biological weapon, through the mall’s quarantine as people start to get increasingly sick and supplies run low. No publication date for these books have been announced, but we’re already terrified!


Historical Fiction –I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan tells the tale of two American women during WWII who strike up an unlikely friendship through a series of letters. We can't wait to see the light that their correspondence shines on this challenging time period.

Mystery – Donna Andrews’ latest tale fowl-titled tale, Some like it Hawk, finds the female blacksmith, Meg Langslow, once again fighting crime while simultaneously trying to keep her crazy animal-loving family in line. We can’t wait to see how she handles doing it all with her new twins on her hips!

Paranormal – Coreene Smith dons the pen name Coreene Callahan for her upcoming novel Witch Hazel about several elite assassins who have defected from their post in order to save several young boys from suffering the fate that that these killers have. Intrigued? So are we. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until 2012 – 2013 to get our hands on the tale!


Memoir – Jane Christmas shares her own struggle to decide between a religious calling at convents in Canada and the UK or a life with the man who has asked her to marry him. She recounts the challenges in To Know a Veil, which will be published in Fall 2012. 


Young Adult – When the heroine of Anything but Ordinary by Lara Avery wakes up from a swimming accident, she learns that she’s been in a coma for five years and now she sees flashes of her past and future. The book will be published next September but actresses Emma Roberts and AnnaSophia Robb have already signed on to play lead roles in the film adaptation.  


The 31-year-old heroine of Koethi Zan’s Aftermath must face the man who kept her locked up in his cellar for three years when the monster is up for parole. Will she and her fellow captives be able to uncover the entire disgusting truth — one that goes far beyond their time in the psycho’s cellar?

The Prophet of Flores by Ted Kosmatka transports readers to an alternate modern time. When a new species is discovered it changes the world of a young anthropologist forever. Fans of Michael Crichton should be sure to keep their eyes out for this upcoming release!

What would you do if you are on an adventure vacation that is given to you as a gift, only to end up stranded in the Alaskan wilderness and left to face the elements alone? You could take a cue from the protagonist of Cameron Jackson’s Impasse, he doesn’t get mad, he gets even. Follow his survival tale to find out if he gets revenge on those who sent him on the journey in this read. Publication TBA.

When the heroine of Kate Watterson’s January Girls attempts to catch the serial killer that is terrorizing her small town, she ends up uncovering proof that the cops’ prime suspect may be innocent. Will she be able to prove the identity of the true killer before another woman is kidnapped?

Resurrection Express from debut author Stephen Romano already has us desperate for the book. There’s a high-tech thief who has been released from a maximum security prison, a long lost love he’s trying to get back to and one final robbery he must perform in order to win his freedom —the most deadly security system in the world. We aren’t exaggerating when we say, we need this book and we need it now!

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!