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

Byron’s Debut of the Month, Coleman, McPherson, Nickson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, July 2015

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Byron’s entertaining cozy debuts recipes and fascinating tidbits about plantation history; lovers of solid mysteries will adore Coleman’s engaging new sleuth; a haunting stand-alone from McPherson; Nickson’s second historical is thoroughly enjoyable

Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

From bookshelves to book carts: (l.) volunteer Viets returns items to their proper place at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (r.) the author (in red) joins Windsor Branch P.L. staff in Barnhart, MO, with the library cart pimped out like the cover of Checked Out

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

Will the Real Christian Grey, Please Stand Up? | Beyond Fifty Shades

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EL James does Grey one better with her new tale from Christian’s perspective

Bondage Bites | Erotica Reviews, July 2015

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This month we’re exploring sexy stories wherein characters are pushed to the limit, with some loving every minute of it.

E-Originals from Clark, McGinnis, and Wylie, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Romantic suspense at every turn; delayed gratification and the consequent lack of hanky-panky; Jess and Cole’s romance is sweet, gentle, and worth the read; a debut novel full of Southern charm; light sexual content and a feel-good message

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Arend, Barth, Chance, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

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A fantastic historical anthology for Juneteenth; Arend’s latest features enjoyable characters and emotional issues; Barth’s romance has plenty of angst and sizzle; a high dose of relationship conflict from Chance; a sexy romp from Cross

Balogh, Feehan, Shalvis, Thayne, Two Brides of Waterloo, Plus News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Small-Town Style What is it about community-based series romances—the ones set in small towns with an assortment of recurring characters that hover in the background of the main action—that is so appealing?

Hunder’s Debut of the Month, Cline, Jemisin, Nix, plus Series Lineup & News | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes; Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut; Nix shows off his mastery of the short form; Jemisin’s latest is a must-buy