Ken Liu’s Debut of the Month, P.N. Elrod, Erika Johansen, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Epic fantasy is one of the most popular and longest enduring genres in speculative fiction. This month’s reviews bring a wide variety of choices for readers, with new installments of popular series but also compelling debuts and fresh sequels.

E-Originals from Lorret, Meeker, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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A steamy Regency romance begins a promising trilogy, the horrors of war provide a stark backdrop to a tale of essential human emotion, this romance brings a satisfying close to a quartet of hometown tales

E-Original Romance from Burke, Fleet, Highland, and Sax, Plus a Debut Mystery | Xpress Reviews

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Explicit sensuality adds to the excitement to Burke’s latest, an emotional journey in an alternative tale from Fleet, Highland seamlessly connects characters and story lines, elephant expert O’Connell has written a fresh mystery thriller

RIP Cathie Linz: A Librarian & Romance Writer

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The romance world and librarianship mourn the loss of author/librarian Cathie Linz

E-Originals from Michaels and Winters, with Debuts from Blake and Locke | Xpress Reviews

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Blake’s debut is endearing and more than a little hot; Locke’s debut features an edgy plot; Michaels’s series conclusion might confuse new readers; Winters’s book is a rare mix of heartwarming romance and incredible sexual awakening

Perfect Pairings | Collection Development: Genre Crossovers

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LJ‘s sf columnist turns her eye to the best crossovers blending fantasy and mystery, romance and historical fiction, thrillers and horror, sf and mystery, and more.

Debuts from Brady, Miller, plus Courtroom Drama from Smith and New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, March 1, 2015

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Brady presents a fascinating and in-depth historical peek at crime solving in a bygone era; readers will welcome Miller’s quirky narrator, Slim; Smith elegantly blends courtroom suspense and family misfortune without ever slipping into melodrama.

Out of This World Reading: Nebula Nominees 2014

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recently announced their nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. Judging by the six nominees for Best Novel, 2014 was a outstanding year for original, provocative, and challenging fiction.

E-Originals from Anderson, Arden, and Usen, with a Debut plus One | Xpress Reviews

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A double mystery in the Florida sun, a female football player tackles her love life, a self-published debut and its sequel feature well-crafted characters, and witty banter and tons of sexual chemistry make for a lighthearted treat

Short Fiction Is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

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Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint “dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors.” On February 12, it released its initial list of titles.

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