E-Original from Cole, Book 2 in the “Off the Grid” Series | Xpress Reviews

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Cole brings a darker plotline to book two in her “Off the Grid” series. Our reviewer “can’t wait to see where she goes with Book 3″

Tanzer’s Debut of the Month, Peter Clines, Neal Stephenson, RIP Terry Pratchett, Plus Series Lineup | Science Fiction/Fantasy Reviews, April 15, 2015

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When people think of sf, they usually picture far-flung futures and alien encounters. But just as many novels in the genre hew much closer to our own time and place. Some riveting examples included here deal with the present and the near future.

E-Originals from Boyett-Compo, Burke, and Debut Author Calvin | Xpress Reviews

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Boyett-Compo’s story deals with abuse, rape, and physical violence—not a light undertaking; Burke’s latest is another solid entry in a heartfelt, family-driven series; Calvin’s debut novel is the first in a planned series about the Coast Guard

Historicals from Beverley, Long; Modern-Day Brockmann & Co., RIP Cathie Linz and Bertrice Small, Plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews, April 15, 2015

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Although lately the romantic buzz has been about new adult (which is great fun) and erotic romance (which can be fun, too), historicals are still a serious draw.

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Devon, Madsen, Paul, and a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Burke & Jensen’s crew members battle aliens, Devon’s sweet tale of taming inner demons, a fun and flirty novel from Madsen, Paul’s suspicious death points to Queen Victoria, Zackman’s debut mixes romance, pop culture, and espionage

Haldane’s Award-Winning Debut of the Month, Crime Author Mackay, First Novelist Manzini, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Historical whodunit fans will relish Haldane’s writing and an exciting trip to 19th-century frontier Canada, Mackay’s unrelenting look at the grimy underbelly of Glasgow’s criminal underworld, readers will be fascinated by Manzini’s vividly drawn characters.

A.N. Roquelaure (aka Anne Rice), Raunchy Rock Stars, Debut Novelist Sierra Is “Starting Fresh” | Erotica Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Spring has sprung! The snow is melting, and springtime is (supposedly) here. What better way to thaw out and warm up than with some new erotica?

Sleiman’s Pick of the Month, plus a Versatile Pittman, Romantic Tagg, & Historical Whitson | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Sleiman launches an action-packed, historical series of adventure and romance; Pittman’s moving tale of temptation, surrender, guilt, and redemption; Tagg writes humorous, gentle romances with a wisp of faith throughout.

Set Your Phasers to Stunned: 2015 Hugo Nominations Stir Controversy

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The April 4 announcement of this year’s Hugo Awards shortlist generated a firestorm of controversy on Twitter and sf websites; at issue is the politicization of what should have been a selection process based on literary merit.

E-Originals from Ashworth, Baxter, Johns, and Rivers & Knox | Xpress Reviews

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Ashworth’s latest is lean on character development, Baxter’s World War II tale provides terrific perspective, Johns’s series title provides an intense description of Waterloo, and Rivers & Knox created interesting story about finding yourself