Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night

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Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

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I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

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“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

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Romance Writers of America (RWA) announce its top award winners in nine categories

A Raunchy Period Tale, Intense Zombies, Steamy Stories for Women | Erotica Reviews

Mastering the Marquess

A quick, quality read for bondage fans; a well-paced period tale; a fast-paced dystopian tale with equally intense sex scenes; a fantastic collection of distinct voices and a beautifully wide array of identities, pairings, and fetishes

Sweterlitsch’s Debut of the Month, Jay Lake Obit, New Authors Nelson, Patel, & Schultz, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

The premise of Sweterlitsch’s debut novel is fascinating in its possibilities, emotionally rich story­telling is sure to win Hobb new fans, Schultz delivers a sterling urban fantasy debut with a great cast of characters

Rader-Day’s Debut of the Month, Lin’s Coming-of-Age Thriller, the Latest from Penny, Trow, plus Series Lineup, & More | Mystery Reviews

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Rader-Day captivates from page one with her psychologically attuned debut, Taiwan’s traditions play a major role in Lin’s category-defying thriller, Penny leaves series readers blinking back tears, Serafim’s plotting is methodical and traditional

E-Original Romances from Bell, Jackson, & McAllister, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A new adult debut from Bartel, a fantasy romance from Bell, passion and compassion in Connor’s first novel, military romance from Jackson, and McAllister’s caring cowboy behind the tough exterior

E-Originals from Bray-Weber, Bright, Cole & Co., Denker, & Leonard | Xpress Reviews

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Bray-Weber mixes pirates and sex; Bright cooks up flirtation, friction, and food; a quartet of love stories about the American Revolution; small-town complications from Denker; a clash of heroes and heroines in Leonard’s new series

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