Erotica, January 2017 | LJ Reviews

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As we say goodbye to 2016 and embrace the promise of a new year, this month’s titles see folks making deliciously risky resolutions of their own. Penthouse’s two new erotic anthologies are bursting with frisky fun, while on the darker side of erotica, a traumatic event shakes Milla and Lex’s marriage to the core and Haley Portsmouth is finally free of a husband who lacked direction and interest in anything, including her

Ahlborn’s Pick of the Month, Briggs, Chambers, Hurley, Palmer, Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 2017

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Ahlborn does a good job of keeping her monster offstage and out of sight; an enjoyable series for urban fantasy fans; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied; this short novel is marred by the singularly unappealing lead character

Kay’s Debut of the Month, Blaedel, Florio, Mark, Raybourn, Rowland, plus new Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, January 2017

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For Mystery fans, the new year brings a little something to please a variety of literary tastes. Readers who enjoy disappearing into the past will be transported to Regency and Victorian England in new series installments from C.S. Harris (Where the Dead Lie) and Deanna Raybourn (A Perilous Undertaking), as well as a promising series […]

E-Originals from Bell, McGoldrick, Shaw, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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A strong female protagonist who undermines stereotypes and is both athletic and sexy; McGoldrick maintains a breakneck pace with plenty of action, suspense, and magical elements; the premise of this fourth series title keeps readers’ interest; a solid story with steamy scenes and an important message

LJ Fiction, Mystery, SF/Fantasy Reviews: January 2017

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Breathtaking historical espionage from Christie, Herron; a good choice for fans of Irish lore and the feminine mystique; Carey stirs new emotion from an old story; an impressive sophomore effort from Brown; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied

E-Originals from Austin, Fletcher, Riley, and Wolff | Xpress Reviews

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Austin provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip; Fletcher’s tame romantic comedy never quite achieves the screwball sparkle of its improbable premise; Riley’s latest takes obsession to a new level; Tori is a strong but vulnerable character that readers will enjoy getting to know

Vic James’s Debut of the Month, Cogman, Gladstone, Lafferty, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, December 2016

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Readers will eagerly anticipate James’s next volume; clever dialog, time-hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting from Cogman; Scalzi readers will find these refreshingly concise tales delightful

Oust’s Debut of the Month, Barker, Kerr, Kingsbury, Lawrence, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, December 2016

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Just the right ingredients of humor, mystery, and action; a ripped-from-the-headlines plot with a twist that adds a real kick; MacRae’s series debut will charm everyone who loves Scotland; Coleman is totally fun reading

E-Originals from Colgan, Leigh, Michaels, and Robinson | Xpress Reviews

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Romance readers will celebrate this latest addition to Colgan’s series; explicit, fiery, and fun, this quick thrill is quintessential Leigh; readers of Michaels’s series will not be disappointed; for readers of sports romances who like their stories steamy but their characters still coming of age

Fiction from Bohjalian, Meyer, Murray, and Debuter McCarthy | Xpress Reviews

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Bohjalian’s latest will captivate readers who crave an edge-of-your-seat page-turner; mystery fans will be looking forward to the next Dr. Harry Kent novel; a fun read for those who enjoy the lighter side of spy fiction; Murray’s bold historical is wise and good enough