It's hard to argue that 2013 hasn't been a fantastic year for fiction writing.
The likes of Dan Brown and Stephen King have already released fantastic books and some more of the world's most beloved authors are set to follow suit this summer.
The battle for 2013's biggest best-seller is well and truly on. Here are three books which are due for release this summer and expected to be hugely popular.
American novelist Danielle Steel is the best-selling author alive right now, having more than 800 million book sales to her name. Every book the 65-year-old writes storms to the top of the sales charts, so it's a pretty safe bet that her latest effort 'First Sight' will do the same.
'First Sight' is a love story, which is undeniably the genre where Steel is at her best. It follows Timmie O'Neill; a career woman whose troubled past has created an intense barrier blocking the possibility of ever falling in love again - or so she thinks.
In the middle of Paris fashion week, O'Neill begins her intriguing friendship with doctor Jean-Charles Vernier. The electricity is clear for them both to see. Even after O'Neill returns home to Los Angeles, their relationship blossoms from opposite sides of the globe - but will she be able to let her guard down and let the magic turn into intimacy?
Chelsea Cain is another American author who is used to success. Her first thriller 'Heartsick' was an instant hit, immediately flying to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. 'Sweetheart' and 'Evil at Heart' - the second and third books in her Gretchen series - topped the charts too.
There are plenty of people eagerly anticipating the sixth book in the series 'Let Me Go', which is released this August too.
Serial killer Gretchen Lowell is expected to become more twisted and unpredictable then ever before. Her nemesis Detective Archie Sheridan has one of the biggest battles on his hands ever. It involves gatecrashing masked Halloween ball owned by a local drug dealer, but who will come out on top in this tale of sex, murder and evil plots?
This is a sequel to what is arguably Stephen King's most famous book 'The Shining'. Published in 1977, 'The Shining' was King's first bestseller and it would be foolish to bet against the sequel making it to the top of the charts as well. The book catches up with a now middle-aged Danny Torrance working in a hospice in New Hampshire. Anticipation of this book has been building ever since King mentioned the idea of it back in 2009.
It appears as if bookworms have more than their summer holidays to look forward too in the coming months. The future of fiction novels certainly looks as bright as a scorching summer afternoon.
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