Boyd/Kirk’s Debut of the Month, Fuller, Liggett, Marasco, Parker, plus New Series Lineup | Christian Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2017

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VALENTINE’S DAY is not the only holiday we celebrate in February. Did you know that it is also Library Lovers’ Month? This month’s column reveals that there’s plenty of love to go around.

Q&A: M. Simone Boyd & Onnie I. Kirk Jr.

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The Day Sonny Died, coauthored by daughter/father writing team M. Simone Boyd and ­Onnie I. Kirk Jr., is a gritty, poignant, and realistic debut novel about three generations of an African American family struck repeatedly by violent tragedy.

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

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Debuter Alyan beautifully illustrates the resilience of the human spirit; readers of Southern grit will enjoy Joy’s excellent sophomore outing; a stunning, sensual, thrilling final installment of the “Sea Haven: Sisters of the Heart” series; no writer is more skilled than Kiernan at conveying horrifying images in gorgeous language

E-Originals from Charles, Dane, and Moran | Xpress Reviews

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Charles offers up a delightful and entertaining romance with some spice on the side; Dane’s romance is inspiring in its explicitly forthright depiction of erotic domestic bliss built on contrasting strengths; an entertaining playbook on how to win at love and work

Celebrating Mystery’s Best | Edgar Award Nominees 2017

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The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th birthday on January 19 by releasing the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2016.

E-Originals from Naquin, Sebastian, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

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Kam’s character is highly entertaining and drives a very compelling plot; Sebastian has crafted an epic romance, full of incredible chemistry; readers will be just as enthralled with Rome our lovers are with each other

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age

E-Originals from Fox, Jewkes, and Stillings | Xpress Reviews

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The sexy world of ménage relationships, packed into a short and easy read; fans of Joanna Shupe’s “The Knickerbocker Club” series will find much to like here; a quick and compelling read involving murder, rekindled passions, and knitting puns

Ring in the New with a Debut | Wyatt’s World

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Earnest resolutions are not the only way to begin a new year—try a debut novelist. These five recently released and forthcoming titles introduce a plethora of possibilities.

E-Originals from Arthur, Lynn, and Stewart | Xpress Reviews

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Required for libraries owning Arthur—libraries looking to pick up complete sets should get them all; Lynn handles the emotions behind MMA fighting with compassion; for readers who want a happy ever after, Stewart delivers