Kies’s Debut of the Month, Chapman, Cleeves, Koutsakis, Simpson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, March 1, 2017

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CHANGE IS IN THE WIND for this month’s column, as the new co-columnists Lesa Holstine and Ann Chambers Theis are combing their expertise and passion for the genre. They hope to build on the accomplishments of previous columnists and will continue to emphasize information useful to collection management and readers’ advisory librarians and readers who love a good mystery.

Fresh Genre Spins | Nebula Nominees 2016

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On February 20, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced its nominees for the 51st Annual Nebula Awards and and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

E-Originals from Kovach and Lanyon, with First-Timers Morgan and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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Kovach’s story ends with a low-impact finale but a new beginning, signaling the possibility of a series; suspense fans will love how Lanyon keeps the pages turning; Morgan’s debut takes a plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero and pulls the reader in; Swift creates a couple who find passion and love in healthy doses

E-Originals from Collins, Knox, Parker, and Star | Xpress Reviews

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Rapid pacing delivers a quick read but leaves little room for tension; Knox’s latest is highly recommended for all romance readers looking to be swept away; the preoccupation with gossip is tempered when family becomes the focus; a star for Star, for romance readers who prefer a dollop of snark

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

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For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

Donnelly’s Debut of the Month, Baker, Bledsoe, Lawrence, Neuvel, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Donnelly’s striking debut brings a complex world of politics, espionage, and cabaret life to full vision; McGuire continues to keep the high energy and excitement in her frenetic action-filled stories; Balaskovits’s anthology breathes fresh life into classic fairy tales

Love the Next Time Around | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2017

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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM Reunion stories, those romances in which couples with past relationships reunite, are now more popular than ever. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by the Romance Writers of America, “reunited lovers” are among the ten most popular tropes of the genre.

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

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Believable characters and a story that keeps readers’ attention glued until the final page makes this a worthy addition to World War II novels; Makumbi’s Kintu will appeal to lovers of African fiction; Chang’s sparse writing infused with Chinatown culture will attract those who are drawn to noir mysteries with a rich cultural component

E-Originals from Court, Farrell, Moran, and Walker | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for readers of contemporary romance, particularly those looking for diverse heroines; Farrell’s feisty protagonist will be an inspiration to readers; the interchange of sign language and verbal speech adds dimension to an otherwise thin plot; Olivia and Cole are great characters and prove that opposites do attract

SELF-e Circs: The Top Ten Most Read Titles in SELF-e Select

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Author and Iraq War veteran Jessica Scott’s new “Falling” series tackles the effects of war on those who serve as well as the people who love them. The first book in the series, Before I Fall, takes the top spot of most read Romance in SELF-e Select.