Brunke’s Debut of the Month, Award-Winning Firsts (Davis, James), Series Lineup, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 1, 2015


Brunke is skilled at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose; Kanner’s characters crackle to life; Klassen spins a tale of secrets; Wiseman’s heartwarming tales feature diverse protagonists at different stages of life

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 1, 2015


Winners of the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest, festive inspirational CF, top fall indie fiction, recent Jewish fiction, plus riveting new entries from Crais, Eco, Preston/Child

The Spirit of Christmas: Inspirational Fiction To Put You in a Festive Mood


A double treat for readers: two Amish holiday novellas; a Christmas Joy Ride traveling along Route 66; a little murder and mayhem from Collins; Gray’s sweet Christmas romance is written with exquisite skill

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond


Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.

E-Originals from Frampton and Meredith, with Debuters Howard and Parker | Xpress Reviews


Frampton’s novella will have readers smiling from ear to ear, Howard’s complex debut is a new adult a standout, a sassy and fun story from Meredith about what can happen in Vegas, Parker’s debut is highly recommended for romance lovers

Kupari’s Debut of the Month, Dark Fantasy from Gilman, Little, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2015


For this column, a wonderful new crop of spooky prose is on offer. There are traditional tomes from well-known horror writers such as Bentley Little and ­Christopher Golden. However, many of the best books are genre blends.

The Virtues of Girl Detectives

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Frantz

Happy Publication Day to librarian Max Wirestone, whose debut mystery, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, hits library and bookstore shelves today. To celebrate this important occasion, Wirestone shares some of the attributes of his favorite fictional girl detectives that influenced his own creation.

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone | LJ Review

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Librarian Wirestone’s debut is a gem of “geek chic,” chronicling the adventures of Dahlia Moss as she tries to solve a mystery in a virtual online game, which turns into a real-life murder.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2015


Starred debuts from Bradley and Yapa; a sleigh full of Christmas titles from Bowen, Carmack, Cleeves, and others; seasonal love from Everett, Putney, and Jeffries; plus Kupari’s Debut of the Month and new Series Lineup

E-Originals from Maher, Patrick, Ramsay, and Richardson | Xpress Reviews


Maher’s view of reality features some romance potholes, Patrick’s winsome heroine defies social norms to follow her heart, readers will be pulling for Ramsay’s characters, Richardson’s winter tale will get readers in the holiday spirit