E-Originals from Bridges, a Quartet of Historical Authors, Maher, and Riley | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a solid transition into grittier, darker, BDSM novels; overall, a collection to recommend to fans of Scottish romance, with the witty stories the stronger reads; a smart and engaging romance, with a sprinkle of office politics and a backdrop of the nation’s capital; a lighthearted rom-com that offers plenty of awkward meet-cute moments and a couple of steamy love scenes

First Steps | Debut Novels

Summer fiction titles from first-timers bend the boundaries in this debut preview.

LJ Fiction Reviews: July 2017

With her mordant wit and clever storytelling, Culliton is a young novelist to watch; Moriarty is a gifted author of singular talent; Garrett’s Hollywood Homicide is sure to be a hit with readers seeking a fresh new sleuth; newcomer Klein delivers the next compelling sf technothriller, pleasing fans of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter

E-Originals from Barnard, Long, and Lynn | Xpress Reviews

A dreamy lead man in an exquisite locale who falls for the nerdy girl next door; this country romance from Long will capture readers and have them anticipating the series’ next installment; can Rowan and Zane have a future together despite their rocky, unorthodox beginnings?

E-Originals from Armstrong, Harris, Platt, and Sands | Xpress Reviews

This close-proximity M/M tale is indeed hot; fans of new adult romance will sweep this up, as will readers with a heart for the friends-to-lovers angle; Platt’s Regency turns up the heat on the battlefield and in the bedroom; this sexy sequel sets the scene for the rest of the series

Comics Cross Over | Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels

In our Genre Spotlight, the most exciting new offerings in graphic novels don’t conform easily to expectations.

Novel New Directions: Fresh Takes on the Literary Mashup | RA Crossroads

Begin with Theodore Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, a smart, engrossing, and multilayered read in which characters lay claim to both their past and future.

E-Originals from Etchison, Lovelace, and Moran | Xpress Reviews

With dialog that is witty and realistic, Etchison’s latest is great for fans of military romance; fans of Lovelace’s series will enjoy this second title; a can’t-put-it-down emotional read from Moran

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

SF/Fantasy/Dystopia | Day of Dialog 2017

Five rising stars of speculative fiction wowed the audience with their insights on writing in this genre.