Genre Fiction

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E-Originals from Gaddy and James, with Debuter Ferndale | Xpress Reviews

Ferndale’s debut introduces a character that has faced challenges and learned to overcome; the couple’s love of animals, their backstories, and the drama will keep readers engaged; James’s fans will find here the comfort and snowy wonderlands they have come to expect

SF/Fantasy’s Best: Nebula Award Winners, Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees

Charlie Jane Anders’s All the Birds in the Sky won the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad was one of six novels to be short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Britain’s most prestigious sf literary prize,

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

Linden’s debut will engage readers of thoughtful women’s fiction; Dave’s latest is sure to make some of the “Best of Summer” book lists; summer picks by RUSA’s Recommended Reading List Council; Delisle’s Hostage may be the masterpiece that elevates his name to the ranks of legends; Goldman’s storytelling blends irreverent humor and distinctive setting

E-Originals from Evans, Fox, Gray, and Kline | Xpress Reviews

Regency romance fans looking for something just a bit different will adore this one from Evans; Fox’s latest entry is sure to please fans who like their reads hot and nontraditional; Gray’s romantic setup starts out strong but falls flat; Kline’s series entry is a great addition to any contemporary romance collection

All Ears: Top Audiobook Titles for Summer and Fall | Audio Spotlight

This summer and fall will see a plethora of extraordinary titles on audio, with something for every listener, from podcast enthusiasts to historical fiction fans to theater devotees.

E-Originals from Albert, Dover, and Mecca | Xpress Reviews

Libraries where S.E. Jakes is popular will find a ready audience for Albert’s “Out of Uniform” books; with sexy heat between the sheets and an unpredictable twist, Dover’s new series opener should have wide appeal; Mecca’s book is a strong choice for any reader who enjoys stories set in medieval times featuring strong-willed female characters and knights

Opposites Attract | Erotica Reviews

ODD COUPLES This month, we’re exploring the appeal of opposites and the enigmatic laws of attraction.

Summer Escapes: Roll Out the Beach Towel with Some Genre Fiction

Vacation season is approaching, and readers will be contemplating their book lists as carefully as they plan their holidays. To help them find that perfect literary escape, LJ turned to genre fiction columnists and genre experts. Here are their picks for what they anticipate to be hot summer reads.

E-Originals from Christian, McGovern, and Taylor | Xpress Reviews

Christian’s fast-paced plot and action-packed scenes are more than enough to keep readers turning the pages; a good purchase that will appeal to romance readers who like a sweet story with just the right amount of spice; a fun, lighthearted departure from standard romance fare

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Engrossing erotic crime from Castille, with playful writing, abundant sex, and plenty of melodrama from Wild & Bliss; Binet’s latest is sensational fun for the intellectually astute; genre experts pick the top summer reads; a grim, spare, and fascinating first novel from sf’s Tidbeck