Q&A: Sana Krasikov | Debut Spotlight, February 15, 2017

Debut novelist Sana Krasikov shares insights into her inspiration for The Patriots, the current political climate, and her penchant for index cards.

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

Believable characters and a story that keeps readers’ attention glued until the final page makes this a worthy addition to World War II novels; Makumbi’s Kintu will appeal to lovers of African fiction; Chang’s sparse writing infused with Chinatown culture will attract those who are drawn to noir mysteries with a rich cultural component

Fiction from Gundar-Goshen, Jenkins, and Winspear | Xpress Reviews

An auspicious entry on the English-language scene for Israeli author Gundar-Goshen; Jenkins’s sweetly enticing romance includes a good deal of historical detail; Winspear’s compelling series entry feels very timely in light of our current political climate

Awoke Reading: Celebrating African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosting record crowds, and a swath of important achievements by various artists and authors, Black History Month is particularly meaningful this year.

Deceptive Friends | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

Bell’s edgy first novel is chock-full of dirty little secrets, lies, and manipulations; psychological suspense fans will find that Megan Miranda’s The Perfect Stranger will not disappoint

Time Travels | Fiction Reviews, February 15, 2017

Lovers of meticulously researched historical fiction and time-travel narratives will be swept away by The Scribe of Siena while Julie McElwain takes readers on a suspense-filled journey in her new novel A Twist in Time

Fiction from Gable and Monroe, plus First-Timers Emmerson and Rohan | Xpress Reviews

There’s more sociology than sociopaths in this first novel; recommended for those seeking a quick read with a few surprises; for fans of thrillers who can handle the sometimes grisly subject matter; readers will quickly get involved in Billy’s simple yet multifaceted struggle and courageous transformation

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

Debuter Alyan beautifully illustrates the resilience of the human spirit; readers of Southern grit will enjoy Joy’s excellent sophomore outing; a stunning, sensual, thrilling final installment of the “Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart” series; no writer is more skilled than Kiernan at conveying horrifying images in gorgeous language

Fiction from Brown, Buchman, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

Brown’s well-written and absolutely compelling suspense novel will appeal to fans of psychological thrillers; Buchman concludes his series with a sensual, action-fueled romance; even readers who enjoy Cross’s series might be disappointed