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Fiction from Bohjalian, Meyer, Murray, and Debuter McCarthy | Xpress Reviews

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Bohjalian’s latest will captivate readers who crave an edge-of-your-seat page-turner; mystery fans will be looking forward to the next Dr. Harry Kent novel; a fun read for those who enjoy the lighter side of spy fiction; Murray’s bold historical is wise and good enough

E-Originals from Barnard, March, and Sotto | Xpress Reviews

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Like the previous series installment, this sequel brings real heart to an exciting fantasy adventure; March’s breathtaking “Thistle Bend” series takes on a “green” bent; Sotto hits all the romantic high notes; highly recommended

All Those Perfect Flaws | Romance Reviews, December 2016

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Most interesting characters have their faults—you could even say it’s those flaws that make them perfect.

Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 2016

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Most readers will enjoy Batuman’s lighthearted and wry debut; it is a pure pleasure to grow older alongside Drabble; Oust blends just the right ingredients of humor, mystery, and action; it’s the flaws that make romance protagonists perfect Six Wakes delivers the ultimate locked-room mystery with top-notch sf worldbuilding;

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Benefiel, Layne, and Debuter Johanna | Xpress Reviews

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Four romance authors have taken a different point of view in stories, set between 1866 and 1917, featuring strong women; realistic characters, mystery, and danger are a great combination from Benefiel; a debut offer an edge to a star-crossed-lovers story; Layne is equally adept at writing portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion

White’s Debut of the Month, Gilman, Hunter, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2016

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WAR AND VIOLENT conflict are constant themes in sf/fantasy, and November’s selections bring a host of battles, whether physical or spiritual.

Chase’s Debut of the Month, Butler, Mishani, Rendahl, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, November 1, 2016

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CRIME FICTION IS ESSENTIALLY ABOUT solving crime, in most cases, involving murder. While this plot structure may seem simple, many writers use it to explore current cultural and social values.

New Hope for Faith-Filled Fiction | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

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The inspirational fiction publishing landscape has shifted quite dramatically over the past few years. Can the genre thrive and grow in this challenging environment?

E-Originals from Cullen, deWolfe, Grey, and Rider | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is a spicy romance between two strong and willful characters; deWolfe’s central story is a page-turner; Seth’s overbearing nature wins out, resulting in a less-than-convincing hero and happily ever after in Grey’s latest; fans of sports romance will find a lot to like in this latest from Rider