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!
RETURNING FAVORITE SERIES
Romantic Suspense - Elle Kennedy kicked off her new single title series with this year’s Midnight Rescue. So if you’re craving more from the author’s Killer Instincts series, have no fear! Book two will be out in February and we can expect book three to hit shelves the second half of 2013.
NEW SERIES ALERT
Contemporary Romance - For fan’s of new author Macy Beckett’s Sultry series, get ready for another batch of contemporary romances from the author. Set in Enfer Parish, Louisiana, an ancient voodoo curse is keeping a family of men from finding romance, until a woman’s love changes their fate. The first in Beckett’s Romain Brothers series will be in stores in 2013.
Erotica - Beckett isn’t the only author taking on Louisiana. Eden Bradley is back with another hot and heavy BDSM series, this time set in the Big Easy. But rather than being Louisiana natives, the heroes in this series come from Irish and Scottish descent. We can’t wait to see what kind of naughty trouble these new heroes get into!
EXCITING DEBUT AUTHORS
Young Adult - Pitched as True Grit crossed with The Prestige, new author Renee Collins’ Relic will take place in a supernatural world where a young girl learns to capture the power of relics and must team up with the local land baron in order to save her life. Release date TBA.
Paranormal Romance - Kait Ballenger will be making her debut with her novella, “Shadow Hunter,” which will appear alongside Gena Showalter’s “The Darkest Angel” in the After Dark anthology, out in July 2013. Ballenger’s novella will be a prequel to her September full-length release, Twilight Hunter, which will begin the author’s Execution Underground series.
Contemporary Romance - Jeannie Moon will introduce herself to readers with The Temporary Wife, a marriage of convenience tale featuring a billionaire and his childhood crush, a woman still recovering from heartache caused by her faux beau years ago. The book will be available for download in May.
PIQUING OUR CURIOSITY
Mystery - For those searching for a new mystery with paranormal flair, look no further. R.R. Smythe’s upcoming release Heart Murmurs features a transplant patient who obtains her heart donor’s memories, only to be drafted by a secret underground society called “The Literati” to help uncover the mysteries of her favorite author, Louisa May Alcott, and her own donor.
DOWNLOAD AND GO
Contemporary Romance - Cari Quinn’s upcoming digital release may be titled No Romance Required, but sparks will fly when a stuffy CEO must save his career at his family’s corporation by entering a fake relationship with a woman he can’t stand! This modern day love story will be available for download this winter.
Young Adult - Although Kody Keplinger’s next full-length release, Goldfish, has been pushed back to 2014, it doesn’t mean the author will be leaving fans high and dry in 2013. The author will be releasing a digital-only collection of short stories, two of which will star characters from her previous books, The Duff and A Midsummer’s Nightmare. The third will feature a new character from Goldfish, serving as a prequel for the novel. These stories will be available for download in Spring 2013!
Biography - The four wives of famed author Ernest Hemingway finally speak about what it was like to be the spouse of one of classic American literature’s most beloved writers. In Naomi Wood’s Mrs. Hemingway, Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary will share their personal stories and perhaps even reveal some juicy secrets about the celebrated author.
If the words “BBC miniseries” are enough to have to running to program your TiVo, we have great news for you! E.M. Forster’s classic Howards End is currently being developed for television. About life in early 20th century England, the show will follow three families from three different social classes, giving viewers a taste of what it was like across the pond at the turn of the century.
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!