Books for Thought | The Reader’s Shelf

Some of the best novels are those that get people talking. By introducing a new perspective, featuring gripping plots, and tackling ethical dilemmas, they become perfect catalysts for discussion among bibliophiles.

Sticky Situations & the Power of Three | Erotica Reviews

This month, our erotica titles plant their protagonists into sticky situations, to varying degrees of enjoyment.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

E-Originals from Alward, George, LeCoeur, Rock, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

This fairy-tale romance doesn’t require gratuitous sex scenes to capture readers’ heartstrings; the wide cast of characters and witty interplay make for a rollicking read; the mix of epistolary advice and raw romantic action is intoxicating; readers who gravitate toward second chance romances will be rewarded; Zanetti hits a home run with this one

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A tension-filled tour de force of suspense and human emotions from debuter Nelson; Snow’s action-packed, erotic series concludes with a scintillating Rule Changer; Remender and Murphy turn in one of the most fully realized graphic works of the last decade; Nobel Laureate Modiano, Latin American sensation Gamboa, best-selling Israeli author Nevo, and more; Massey’s fans and historical fiction lovers will enjoy this original outing

E-Originals from Cangany, Morgan, Qualls, and Debuter Rhone | Xpress Reviews

Best for public libraries with patrons having a strong interest in IndyCar; fespite the fantasist aspects, this novel covers familiar ground; Qualls provides a sweet romance with some spice while tackling issues such as coming out as an adult and religious acceptance or denial of LGBTQ lifestyles; recommended for romance lovers who like a little humor and a lot of intrigue

E-Originals from Arden, Castillo, Chase, and Lane and Debuter Delacroix | Xpress Reviews

Sports romance novel lovers will truly enjoy this tale of a strong female who dominates in a male sport; the banter between Olivia and Cade is fun and flirty throughout; strong dose of steam and a nonromantic plot; fans of paranormal romance will be intrigued by the unique story line; fans of the series will enjoy this origin story

Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Honors Emerging Mystery Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime announced their fourth winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award, which honors the memory of the pioneering African American mystery writer

E-Originals from Andrews, Matthews, Maynard, Moon, and Yardley | Xpress Reviews

You don’t need to be from Texas to conquer the heart of a good woman; a great choice for anyone who enjoys suspense with a love story; a romance featuring two shy types makes for engaging reading; Moon creates a strong sense of home and a convincing romance; highly recommended for romantic comedy lovers

Final Thoughts on the Perfect Genre | RWA 2017

A few final thoughts on the Romance Writers of America 2017 conference in Orlando, FL