Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.

E-Originals from Alexander, Dare, Meredith, and Rand | Xpress Reviews

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A short and tame story with a little bit of holiday flare; a lighthearted seasonal romp from Dare in which everything can and will go wrong; Meredith’s latest will give readers plenty of Malibu heat to enjoy this winter; Rand’s title doesn’t deliver at full throttle

E-Originals from Bledsoe, Charles, Denault, Godman, and Debuter Siskind | Xpress Reviews

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Solid romantic suspense from Bledsoe, another winner from Charles, a standout series conclusion from Denault, Godman’s characters will entertain in their verbal sparring, Siskind’s debut will appeal to those who like to reminisce about first love

Messinger’s Debut of the Month, Anders, Bennett, Elton, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, December 1, 2015

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HISTORICAL FICTION is a popular genre, giving readers a window to the past and the ways in which people lived, worked, fought, and loved. Several of this month’s selections employ a historical setting to good effect.

E-Originals from Jamieson, Rose, and Rosso, plus a Holiday Tale from James | Xpress Reviews

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James offers a great escape from holiday madness and crowds, Jamieson turns erotic sex into healing love, Rose once again grips readers, Rosso fans will root for an innocent caught in a tangled web of violence

Mizushima’s Debut of the Month, Hartwell, Schofield, Yarbro, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, December 1, 2015

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Debuter Mizushima’s classic police procedural adds a fresh angle involving the work of K–9s, Schofield makes a big splash with his original debut mystery, Yarbro launches paranormal series, Hartwell’s well-drawn characters and tightly knitted plot will bring a smile to readers

Getting Ready for the Force Awakens | Wyatt’s World

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For many Star Wars fans, Christmas comes a week early when The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18. Feed their desire to experience the film and the full movie franchise with a range of works.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Standout debuts from Johnson (Julia Claiborne), Johnson (Julie Christine), Lord, Messinger, new mystery series from Hartwell, Khan, starred sf/fantasy from Anders, Bennett, and Tregillis

In Defense of Danger | Romance Reviews, December 1, 2015

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Beyond the classic romantic suspense tales, many love stories have an intrinsic element of peril. See how our couples find their way out of tight situations in these eminently appealing works.

They Work Hard for Their Money | African American Fiction (and More)

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As authors put their characters through their paces, readers learn what these protagonists do for money. The list of jobs from this month’s selections includes credit card scam artists, a biochemist, a Navy SEAL, a construction contractor, a lawyer, and finally an owner of a strip club. Such varied résumés!