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E-Originals from Bale, Doyle, and Winters | Xpress Reviews

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Bale’s characters are appealing, but the ending feels rushed; Called Up will make readers want to visit Inspiration, IA, and get to know the whole town; WInters’s second series title is even hotter than the first and highly recommended for fans of light erotica

Diversity Trumps Puppies | Hugo Awards 2016

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Despite the best efforts of the anti-diversity Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies groups to game the Hugos by flooding the ballot system with their own nominations, female authors swept the major fiction awards.

E-Originals from Arthur, Bielman, and Edwards | Xpress Reviews

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Fr those seeking erotic romance with diverse characters and a guaranteed happy ending; contemporary romance readers will enjoy Bielman’s cute tale of best friends; the backdrop of Ireland in the Tudor era works well with the paranormal elements in Edwards’s series

Wurster’s Debut of the Month, Beaumont, Cameron, Miller, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2016

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Aficionados of comic mysteries will delight in Wurster’s laconic, humorous prose; a traditional English country house mystery mixes a bit of ­supernatural horror and suspense; adventurous readers are in for a hair-raising thrill ride

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2016

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Immersive stories of healing & faith from Griep, Rubart, Stevenson; debuter Bennett is sophisticated & nuanced, Donoghue startlingly rewarding; short fiction for fall; Holm’s Red Right Hand is a real thrill ride

E-Originals from Claire, James, and Kane, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Chandler’s debut doesn’t quite meet the erotica mark; an addicted Hollywood star and her lover will be quite addictive; James’s novella settles some affairs, but A Gentleman Never Tells; fans of paranormal mysteries will enjoy Kane’s latest

Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

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Rather than base their work on the world as it is, speculative fiction authors are free to imagine any sort of society in our future.

E-Originals from Hildreth and O’Keefe and a Pair from Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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A fast-paced story with lots of sex from Hildreth; readers will cheer for these hardworking, underappreciated governesses, who deserve more out of life; the couple’s growing feelings threaten to set the pages on fire in the latest from O’Keefe

Stories of Families | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2016

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Debuter Wagers’s fast-paced, twisty space opera; Neill continues to prove she is adept at worldbuilding and nonstop action; Roberson’s series launch will appeal to any thriller fan; gripping and occasionally brutal, Shaw’s survival story highlights both the best and worst in humanity

It’s All About the Game | Romance Reviews, August 2016

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For the love of the game, or, for the game of love—sports-themed romance from Angell, Bowen, Kern, Phillips, and Scott, plus stars for Bradley, Byrne, Dodd, and MacLean, whose stories captivate from beginning to end.