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LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age

E-Originals from Fox, Jewkes, and Stillings | Xpress Reviews

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The sexy world of ménage relationships, packed into a short and easy read; fans of Joanna Shupe’s “The Knickerbocker Club” series will find much to like here; a quick and compelling read involving murder, rekindled passions, and knitting puns

Ring in the New with a Debut | Wyatt’s World

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Earnest resolutions are not the only way to begin a new year—try a debut novelist. These five recently released and forthcoming titles introduce a plethora of possibilities.

E-Originals from Arthur, Lynn, and Stewart | Xpress Reviews

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Required for libraries owning Arthur—libraries looking to pick up complete sets should get them all; Lynn handles the emotions behind MMA fighting with compassion; for readers who want a happy ever after, Stewart delivers

Erotica, January 2017 | LJ Reviews

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As we say goodbye to 2016 and embrace the promise of a new year, this month’s titles see folks making deliciously risky resolutions of their own. Penthouse’s two new erotic anthologies are bursting with frisky fun, while on the darker side of erotica, a traumatic event shakes Milla and Lex’s marriage to the core and Haley Portsmouth is finally free of a husband who lacked direction and interest in anything, including her

Ahlborn’s Pick of the Month, Briggs, Chambers, Hurley, Palmer, Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 2017

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Ahlborn does a good job of keeping her monster offstage and out of sight; an enjoyable series for urban fantasy fans; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied; this short novel is marred by the singularly unappealing lead character

Kay’s Debut of the Month, Blaedel, Florio, Mark, Raybourn, Rowland, plus new Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, January 2017

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For Mystery fans, the new year brings a little something to please a variety of literary tastes. Readers who enjoy disappearing into the past will be transported to Regency and Victorian England in new series installments from C.S. Harris (Where the Dead Lie) and Deanna Raybourn (A Perilous Undertaking), as well as a promising series […]

E-Originals from Bell, McGoldrick, Shaw, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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A strong female protagonist who undermines stereotypes and is both athletic and sexy; McGoldrick maintains a breakneck pace with plenty of action, suspense, and magical elements; the premise of this fourth series title keeps readers’ interest; a solid story with steamy scenes and an important message

LJ Fiction, Mystery, SF/Fantasy Reviews: January 2017

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Breathtaking historical espionage from Christie, Herron; a good choice for fans of Irish lore and the feminine mystique; Carey stirs new emotion from an old story; an impressive sophomore effort from Brown; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied

E-Originals from Austin, Fletcher, Riley, and Wolff | Xpress Reviews

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Austin provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip; Fletcher’s tame romantic comedy never quite achieves the screwball sparkle of its improbable premise; Riley’s latest takes obsession to a new level; Tori is a strong but vulnerable character that readers will enjoy getting to know