Genre Fiction

For all the latest LJ reviews and more, visit Book Verdict! Book Verdict is fully accessible to all users, though certain content and functionality are only available to subscribers. If you're already an LJ subscriber, log in to your account. To view all subscription options, Get Started With Book Verdict Pro Today.

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (and More!)

kissthering

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

E-Originals from Adams, Addams, Alden, Evers, Pengelley, & Walter Mosley | Xpress Reviews

jackstrong081514

Paranormal romance with good and evil, Addams’s series launch is Cursed, a lively and deep foray into sf from Mosley, Pengelley rejects delivers a surprisingly entertaining read, Priestley’s debut features a unique twist

Captivating Romance from Jeffries, Phillips, Putney, & Thomas | Romance Reviews

howthescoundrelseduces081514

Life-­changing secrets and class issues fuel Jeffrie’s plot, Phillips reveals a brilliant flair for the gothic, another memorable masterpiece from Putney, one of Thomas’s most unforgettable yet.

Continental Conquests, Cato’s Debut of the Month, Epics Take Over the Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

clockworkdagger080714

In the coming months, readers can look forward to door­stopper novels. Featuring worlds based closely on our own, many of these authors’ stories are epic fantasies, their landscapes painted one word at a time.

Freeman’s Debut of the Month, Keller’s Rural Noir, Maron’s Latest Judge Knott Outing, plus Series Lineup, & More | Mystery Reviews

saintbrigidbones080714

­Cleeland is developing a memorable series that will captivate fans, Freeman’s first novel has a strong atmosphere and absorbing well-drawn characters, Maron’s 19th series outing offers loyal fans a fresh look at her expansive family.

E-Originals from Adele, Connolly, Dee, Jamieson, Rose, and a Historical Debut | Xpress Reviews

bringontheheat080814

SF romance of civil war, a sexy rags-to-riches historical, explicit heat in wine country, a trio of lovers end their trilogy, a historical debut of New Orleans, and a baseball romance that hits a home run

Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night

losingit

Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

lindallappin

I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

naughtynine080114

“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

ljx140801webSFfeat1b

Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Featuring YD Feedwordpress Content Filter Plugin