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E-Originals from Hall and Hunting | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Hall’s amazing debut, Glitterland, will demand this latest, but it is recommended for libraries where Hall is already popular; Hunting keeps her lovers an ocean apart for a good part of the novel. Yet when the two reunite, the sparks fly

Romance Writer Award Nominees 2017 | In the Bookroom

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Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2017 RITA® Awards on March 21.

Newcomer Honeywell, McClellan, North, Robinson, Scalzi, Skovron, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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THE ELEMENTS, whether a personal power or a force of nature, have been mainstays of sf/fantasy writing from the genre’s beginning. How humanity has dealt with these components can be either a bane or boon, focused on creation or destruction. This month’s titles highlight the strengths of such elements in both natural and magical ways.

Past Intrigue: Historical Mysteries | The Reader’s Shelf

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Combining two genres—historical fiction and mystery—these books offer a walk through time and crime, via well-set novels that are abundant in detail, feeling, and clever plots.

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Another solid offering from best-selling Swedish author Backman; a marvelous debut for all romantics who believe in hope; a new series from the most dependable names in comics Brubaker and Phillips; newcomer Mukherjee delivers a stirring, entertaining mystery that bursts with lively historical details

E-Originals from Donna Grant and Janalyn Voigt | Xpress Reviews

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Plenty of action and intrigue as well as a fair degree of top-shelf hanky-panky; for readers who like their romances squeaky-clean and those interested in the historical Western setting

A New Spell of Sexy | Erotica Reviews

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An adult perspective on “Beauty and the Beast,” with a very modern erotic twist; this latest from Ashley is an enjoyable title for femdom fans; a twisted thriller à la 50 Shades; an excellent series of Sapphic ­fantasies

E-Originals from de Salle, Halston, and Lovelace | Xpress Reviews

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de Salle’s series start is a well-written, enjoyably sexy novel, with fully fleshed-out characters; Halston’s well-thought-out plot has enough tension to keep readers engaged; contemporary romance readers will love Lovelace’s story, its characters, and the town they call home

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

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Inspiring in tone, Denton’s delicious debut delivers a must-read; an excellent series of Sapphic fantasies; McClellan’s skillful worldbuilding and nuanced characters will undoubtedly tempt readers to go back to his earlier work; with hints of a YA coming-of-age tale, Trophy Son will draw in sports fiction fans; Ludwig’s triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism

E-Original Historical Romance from Boyce and Cornwall | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce crafts a steamy tropical romance far from stuffy English ballrooms—the multicultural romance and generous give and take create a truly enjoyable novel; the beats may be familiar, but the skillful storytelling draws readers in and holds some surprises