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Bowen’s Debut of the Month, de Bodard, Dickinson, Tripp, Series Lineup, and More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2015

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A fantastical coming-of-age Western; in a cruel and decaying Paris fallen angels rule; a heroine whose motives are murky; a hugely entertaining hunter of vampire treasures; new series from Conroy, Odom, Rhoades, Snodgrass, and Weber

Herriman’s Pick of the Month, John Fortunato, Paul Johnston, Martin Walker, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2015

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Herriman’s finely detailed series debut, a maverick cop in near-future Edinburgh, an enjoyable Gallic series starring France’s Dordogne region, another winner from Andrews, a gritty series set in rural West Virginia keeps getting better.

Romance Writers Honored in New York City | RWA 2015

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Romance, all the time; Romance Writers of America present their award winners for 2015

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World

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Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

No Comfort for the Lost: A Mystery of Old San Francisco by Nancy Herriman | LJ Review

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LJ’s starred review of Nancy Herriman’s No Comfort for the Lost.

E-Originals from Barrett, Clark, Lain, London as McAdams, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A compelling and fresh story from Barrett; convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth in Chianese’s debut; first responders in love; a blue-collar and interracial romance; finding love without one’s BFFs

Other Voices, Other Views | African American Fiction and More

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Alternating narrative points of view in a book can either confuse readers or provide a different and fresh take on a given situation. In this month’s selections we hear from a frustrated teenage girl living in poverty, a ghost unhappy that his former friends are grieving, and activists protesting police brutality.

E-Originals from Arthur, Zabo, Greyson, Wainscott, & Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

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Two well-paced and engaging M/M contemporaries, hilarious time travel from Greyson, back to her roots for Wainscott, complex characters and shifting alliances from Zanetti

Finding Closure: The End of a Series | In the Bookroom

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It was with excitement and some dismay that I read the final installments of a pair of long-running historical series: Willig’s Pink Carnation and Long’s Pennyroyal Green

Wilde’s Debut of the Month, Garrison, Hobb, New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, July 2015

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Readers will be anxious to revisit Wilde’s world; Garrison debuts an engaging and quick-moving story of love, revenge, and justice; Hobb returns with a new adventure starring one of the most touching friendships in fantasy fiction