Genre Fiction

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E-Originals from Anderson, Dunlop, and Panzera | Xpress Reviews

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Readers of Anderson’s latest will root for both men to get over their hang-ups and celebrate their feelings for each other; Dunlop’s humorous tale of good intentions is ideal for casual, contemporary romance fans; danger, poaching, kidnapping, trespassing, and family issues set a difficult stage for wooing

Smoke by Dan Vyleta | LJ Review

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As a meditation on the nature of evil, Vyleta’s fourth novel has a depth that will be appreciated even as the action keeps the pages turning.

A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic S. Durbin | LJ Review

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Durbin (Dragonfly) gives his story an old-fashioned fairy-tale feel (with the exception of Mr. Girondole, the other characters are given initials) and imbues his settings with a languorous sense of being outside of time

Chambers’s Debut of the Month, Durbin, Vyleta, plus Newcomer Merbeth & Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, May 15, 2016

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THE SFWA NEBULA Conference, which runs May 12–15 in Chicago, features the presentation of the Nebula Awards, recognizing the best U.S. works of sf and fantasy as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

E-Originals from Dimon, Justiss, and Swank | Xpress Reviews

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Dimon’s new covert series starts with a bang, readers will be pulled into the lives of Justiss’s sensual characters, for contemporary romance fans, especially those who can’t stop watching home improvement and/or wedding shows

Pushing Genre Boundaries | African American Fiction (and More)

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A historical mystery set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, an inspirational novel about a very human man of God and his family, a soft cozy, an urban tale starring a Latina thief, and a rough-and-tumble street lit title populate this month’s selections.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Belfer has created a fascinating historical novel; Clines’s Girls are unforgettable; Lancaster’s sprightly book is all about second chances; Feiffer serves up another classic noir; Liu recounts Chinese history; Chambers delivers a delightful debut space opera

Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites

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Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.

E-Originals from Arend, Carew, Goodman, and Jayne | Xpress Reviews

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A fitting conclusion to Arend’s family series, softer erotica from Carew might not fit all readers, genuine chemistry ferments in Goodman’s latest, a military warrior is finally coming all the way home in Jayne’s Seducing the Bachelor

E-Originals from Arthur, Beattie, and Cole | Xpress Reviews

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Arthur continues to redefine family and acceptance in her novels; Beattie supplies a nice continuation of the “Sam Steele” series, even if the romance is overly discreet; Cole delivers a rock star romance fantasy with hot love guaranteed to entertain