Genre Fiction

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What’s in Santa’s Book Bag? Twenty-six Christmas Titles To Get Readers in a Festive Mood


This Yuletide season brings a sleigh full of Christmas cozies, from Elizabethan England to present-day Nantucket, MA, tempered by a few darker mysteries courtesy of Ann Cleeves and L.J. Oliver.

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Carney, Kent, and Trentham | Xpress Reviews


Romance takes a backseat to the action in Burke and Jensen’s latest; Carney’s book is chock-full of passionate sex; Darker the Release has a dash of suspense and a surprise; Trentham’s steamy scenes and Southern charm help foster a tender story

Baugh’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Weaver, Lester, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2015


This month’s selections take readers from the mean streets of Philly to exotic Thailand, Greece and the financial meltdown, and the lava fields of Iceland. Who says genre fiction isn’t educational?

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Stars for Graves’s erotic romance, Tainted Heart, King’s stellar collection of short fiction, Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Baugh’s Mystery Pick of the Month, Quicksand, and more.

E-Originals from Cullen, Drewry, Erickson, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is highly recommended for historical romance buffs who prefer a little mayhem in the mix, “Friends First” offers unusual love stories, Dirty Talk a straightforward, enjoyable plot and witty dialog, Sorensen’s book shines in her damaged characters

Secrets and Sin | Erotica Reviews, October 1, 2015


There’s only one concept in erotica that’s more seductive, more enticing than the sex itself, and that’s secrecy. In this month’s selections, secret desires spoken aloud change forever the lives of couples—some for better, some for worse, and others for both.

E-Originals from Anderson, Arthur, Astres, and Brown | Xpress Reviews


A slower build to the end would have helped Anderson’s latest, Arthur wraps up the “Restoration” trilogy; Astres is recommended for readers who enjoy unabashed sexual indulgence, settle in and be rescued by Brown’s great story

Cho’s Debut of the Month, Series from the Griffiths, Hunter, Weber, & Others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2015


THIS MONTH WE MULL the role and types of series in sf and fantasy. Regardless of their challenges, series are essential to speculative fiction and something all librarians should understand.

E-Originals from Blake, Bond, Cole, Jamison, & Jordan | Xpress Reviews


Hot romance and brazen banter from Blake, an intriguing novella from Bond, Cole’s trilogy will have wide appeal, readers will enjoy Jamison’s King brothers, Jordan’s necessary push-pull makes this one a joy to read

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2015


Fiction debuts from FitzHenry, Giuffre, and Kingsnorth, plus another winner from veteran Irving; important world fiction; larger-than-life graphic novels from Remender/Tocchini; Cho’s SF Debut of the Month, plus new Series Lineup