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Summertime Spotlights Byrne, Dane, Dare, Novak | Romance Reviews, August 2015

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There’s still time to indulge in a few late-summer romances. So grab your favorite cooler, find a place in the shade, and put the world on hold as you relax with these intoxicating charmers.

E-Originals from Aicher, Drewry, Kennedy, Krulewitch, & Silver, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Well-developed characters from Aicher; Drewry’s slow build leads to a lightning strike; debuter Goodman enters foodie fiction with a “bam”; Kennedy’s latest is fast-paced, hot, and intense; Krulewitch’s series outing offers a nice twisty plot

Bowen’s Debut of the Month, de Bodard, Dickinson, Tripp, Series Lineup, and More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2015

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A fantastical coming-of-age Western; in a cruel and decaying Paris fallen angels rule; a heroine whose motives are murky; a hugely entertaining hunter of vampire treasures; new series from Conroy, Odom, Rhoades, Snodgrass, and Weber

Herriman’s Pick of the Month, John Fortunato, Paul Johnston, Martin Walker, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2015

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Herriman’s finely detailed series debut, a maverick cop in near-future Edinburgh, an enjoyable Gallic series starring France’s Dordogne region, another winner from Andrews, a gritty series set in rural West Virginia keeps getting better.

Romance Writers Honored in New York City | RWA 2015

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Romance, all the time; Romance Writers of America present their award winners for 2015

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World

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Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

No Comfort for the Lost: A Mystery of Old San Francisco by Nancy Herriman | LJ Review

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LJ’s starred review of Nancy Herriman’s No Comfort for the Lost.

E-Originals from Barrett, Clark, Lain, London as McAdams, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A compelling and fresh story from Barrett; convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth in Chianese’s debut; first responders in love; a blue-collar and interracial romance; finding love without one’s BFFs

Other Voices, Other Views | African American Fiction and More

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Alternating narrative points of view in a book can either confuse readers or provide a different and fresh take on a given situation. In this month’s selections we hear from a frustrated teenage girl living in poverty, a ghost unhappy that his former friends are grieving, and activists protesting police brutality.

E-Originals from Arthur, Zabo, Greyson, Wainscott, & Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

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Two well-paced and engaging M/M contemporaries, hilarious time travel from Greyson, back to her roots for Wainscott, complex characters and shifting alliances from Zanetti