E-Originals from Ball, Banks, Haymore, and Kent, plus Yates’s Holiday Novella | Xpress Reviews

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More questions than answers from Ball; a fun, intriguing story from Banks; Haymore opens a new Highland series; a sexy and titillating read read from Kent; Yates’s Christmas novella will warm readers’ hearts

Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

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Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood

Love Between the Covers | LJ Reviews

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Documentary about romance writers and readers premiers this week in New York at the DOC NYC festival; catch it on November 19 at the IFC Theater

Diverse Heroes, New Series: Seventeen Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month

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Long live the king—the King of Wakanda! T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will have superstar journalist and comics fan TaNehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) as writer for Marvel Comics’ new “Black Panther” series beginning in 2016.

E-Originals from Albert, London, and Mae, plus Debuter Sosa | Xpress Reviews

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Albert weaves humor and a love affair with geekdom into an appealing romance; sugar and spice and everything nice in this “Sugar City” novel; Mae’s use of slapstick and popular culture makes this one stand out; a sparkling romance debut

E-Originals from Allyn, Barrett, Stacey, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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A good romance filled with fiery women and exasperated knights; humor, flirting, and sizzling sex; complicated relationships inject a welcome dose of conflict and warmth into the plot; sexual encounters are rendered with spine-tingling tension

Romance Revs Up | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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No matter your personal preferences, it’s hard to argue with the romance numbers: according to BookStats, estimated annual total sales value of romance in 2013 was $1.08 billion. That’s billions, folks. For many libraries, romance comprises the bread and butter of the genre fiction collections.

Brunke’s Debut of the Month, Award-Winning Firsts (Davis, James), Series Lineup, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 1, 2015

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Brunke is skilled at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose; Kanner’s characters crackle to life; Klassen spins a tale of secrets; Wiseman’s heartwarming tales feature diverse protagonists at different stages of life

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

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Winners of the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest, festive inspirational CF, top fall indie fiction, recent Jewish fiction, plus riveting new entries from Crais, Eco, Preston/Child