E-Originals from Erickson, Hutton, Kelly, Layne, & Stone | Xpress Reviews

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A strong female lead from Erickson, a twist on the “marriage of convenience” trope from Hutton, enemies into friends from Kelly, a fast-paced new adult tale from Layne, and appealing push and pull from Stone

E-Originals from Booth, Bristol, Cane, DeLeo, Drewry, & Moon | Xpress Reviews

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For fans of British procedurals; the exclusive world of dominants & submissives; a tale of female empowerment; a delightful read about weddings; strong, guarded characters; a wildly entertaining debut; a bad boy becomes the hero

Fanning’s Pick of the Month, A Sophomore Effort from Robinson, Willis’s Award-Winning Debut, Plus New Mystery Blogs | Mystery Reviews

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True crime and mystery writer Fanning’s new historical series offers an almost sociological study of women’s issues during World War II, Willis’s engrossing debut is told with a great eye for the gritty details of life in west Texas

Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

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Chris Nickson’s newest book, Gods of Gold (Dec.: Severn House), takes readers back to 1890 Leeds and introduces Inspector Tom Harper. He recently answered some emailed questions about his books. This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

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“A library is a natural place for an author” says Will Thomas, author of a series of Victorian-era novels featuring a private enquiry agent who is interested in social issues. Eleanor Kuhns believes “most librarians either wanted to write or are closet writers now.” Read more about what these librarian/authors have to say.

Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

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Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill. Here are this coming season’s first-time novelists.

E-Originals from Reid, Rhodes, Saare, & Schmidt, plus a Solid Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Grant’s debut features sympathetic characters who are a bit outside the norm, Reid’s heroine is refreshing, a solid military story from Rhodes, readers won’t stop with just one from Saare, and Schmidt caters to those who like thrills

Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

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The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

Dimon, Zabo, Sexy Librarians’ Big Book of Erotica, plus BDSM Writers Con, & More | Erotica Reviews

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Readers shouldn’t pass up de Jong’s sensuous, entertaining novel; Dimon’s cast of characters keeps readers turning the pages for the sex and the snark alike, a wide array of bombastic, bookish stories that will do well in any erotica collection

Khanna’s Debut of the Month, Leckie, Lindsey, and Ruckley, plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Debut novelist Khanna combines both postapocalyptic sf and steampunk quite well; there is much more to explore in Leckie’s universe, one of the most original in sf today; Ruckley’s excellent fantasy seems to be that rare beast, a stand-alone novel.

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