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!


Futuristic Romance - Expect a blend of paranormal and science fiction in Jax Cassidy’s next romance, Death Warrior. When a sexy scientist finds herself saved by Death’s soul collector, she has no idea the two are about to discover a hidden war waging between gods, angels and mortals that could very well alter the balance of life and death. 


Mystery - Get ready for more spooky sleuthing from Juliet Blackwell’s DIY diva and amateur sleuth Melanie “Mel” Turner. The author will be releasing two more cozies in her Home Renovation mystery series. Plus, readers can expect another two stories in the author’s Witchcraft Mysteries series, featuring a black magic woman who owns a vintage clothing store! 


Contemporary Romance - Tracy Anne Warren's upcoming hero and heroine bring the office drama in Last Man on Earth. Pitched as Mad Men meets Moonlighting, a female ad exec and her audacious co-worker just can’t seem to get along. Readers can expect this title in January 2014. 

Young Adult - Have you ever imagined what Peter Pan would be like if he were a hunky surfer? No? Well author Alyssa Sheinmel has, and it’s the topic of her upcoming release Second Star, about a woman named Wendy who sets out to find her missing brother, only to come across a group of renegade surfers with an especially alluring leader. 

Historical Fiction - In a twisted plot to infiltrate the royal family, Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter becomes a target in Mary Hart Perry’s Seducing the Princess. To top it all off? The princess’ oldest sister is getting her own book by the same author, in which the heroine faces Jack the Ripper head on. 


Series Romance - Caro Carson’s debut romance doesn’t just feature any ordinary hero. He’s a Doctor, Soldier, Daddy. When this Army doctor comes home from Afghanistan with a baby in need of special care, will the hospital orderly who treats the child as her own make for the perfect marriage of convenience? Find out when this Harlequin Special Edition story releases in February 2014.


Romantic Suspense - The heroine of Michelle Witvliet’s next release, Deadly Relations, is an undercover agent on the run from those trying to frame her as a double agent. Unfortunately for her, the only person who can help is a man she wants nothing to do with — her boss! Wanna know how the two make out? The book will be available for e-readers later this year.

Erotica - Who knew things could heat up in the High Alps? The hero and heroine of Juliana Ross’ next erotic novella, “Improper Arrangements”! A young woman decides to trek through the High Alps alongside a well-known explorer, and the two are melting snow from the start! But will life-altering events affect their voyage, and their relationship? Release date TBA.


Urban Fantasy - Author Laura Anne Gilman is bringing readers a two-part novella about a half-human, half-faun PI investigating special cases of all supernatural shapes and sizes. Expect the first Sylvan Investigations story this winter! 


Lifestyle - Money can buy you many things, but can it buy you class? In Lisa Gache’s 24 Karat Etiquette, the author explores the social drama of Beverly Hills elite with her expert etiquette analysis. Can she help society’s darlings transform from catty and bratty to refined social creatures?


The Queen of England doesn’t think she’ll cause a national scandal when she decides to leave Buckingham Palace alone on an impromptu train trip. But that’s exactly what happens in William Kuhn’s debut novel Mrs. Queen Takes the Train! The book was just released this past October, but has already been optioned for film. Here’s hoping Her Majesty makes it home safe!

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!