Fiction from Bradford, Gaylin, Harrington, McKinty, and Straub | Xpress Reviews

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A charming romance peppered with Shakespearean quotations, a compelling protagonist from Gaylin, an exciting tale of intrigue despite some discrepancies, a strong moral point of view from McKinty, a master of two genres: that’s Straub

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2016

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Tensions spike and run high in Heuvelt’s HEX; Joines, Faerber, & Co. offer Secret Indentities for superhero fans willing to step out of the Marvel and DC box; Haddon’s pristinely detailed prose will make your jaw drop

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard | LJ Review

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The realm of fairy tales meets the harsh world of the Fae in this starkly enticing debut.

Neuvel’s Debut of the Month, with First Novelists Howard, Jennings, McDoniel, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, March 15, 2016

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This month’s titles barrel through the limits of the imagination: athletes become warriors; a writer who grew up on fairy tales learns happy endings have a price; horror mixes with humor; and, what exactly does it mean to be human?

E-Originals from Austin, Burke & Jensen, Gray, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An excellent second offering in the series from Austin; more “Chaos” from Burke & Jensen; a baseball debut featuring a library director; Gray plot is basic, with slow-burn erotic love scenes; Michaels’s debut is all romance readers could hope for

E-Originals from Barth, Boyett-Campo, Harris, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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Series opener features funny, human characters that sustain interest; a bordello for women causes some unusual attachments; a bucket list gets a workout in this fast-paced Nashville story; readers will be immediately invested in Weaver’s “Scandal”

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 1, 2016

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Wickedly addictive thrillers from Whitehouse and Redondo; Erades’s frist novel begs to be read in one sitting; DePoy launches a promising noir series; well-done cozies from Karst, O’Connor, and Shelton, plus new series entries from Carter, Corby, Gregson, and James

Vatsal’s Debut of the Month, Cox, Lehane, Patrick, Scott, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, March 1, 2016

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A charming new historical series and an appealing fish-out-of-water sleuth; a fun read for mystery buffs and librarians alike; a champagne-flavored frolic of a first mystery set during Hollywood’s golden age; murder in postwar Oxford

E-Originals from Carney, Fernando, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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Week ending February 26, 2016 Carney, Dee. Hunger Untamed. Carina: Harlequin. (Vampire Hunger, Bk. 3). Mar. 2016. 208p. ebk. ISBN 9781459290402. $3.49. EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE Lucy Drake, a former blood slave, human food for the vampire elite, is looking for revenge. She is determined to kill the powerful vampire Sage because he is responsible for […]

Diversity and Quality | 2015 Nebula Award Nominations

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Since 1966, the Nebula Awards have recognized the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). This week the organization announced its nominees for the 50th Annual Nebula Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.