All Those Perfect Flaws | Romance Reviews, December 2016

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Most interesting characters have their faults—you could even say it’s those flaws that make them perfect.

Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 2016

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Most readers will enjoy Batuman’s lighthearted and wry debut; it is a pure pleasure to grow older alongside Drabble; Oust blends just the right ingredients of humor, mystery, and action; it’s the flaws that make romance protagonists perfect Six Wakes delivers the ultimate locked-room mystery with top-notch sf worldbuilding;

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Benefiel, Layne, and Debuter Johanna | Xpress Reviews

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Four romance authors have taken a different point of view in stories, set between 1866 and 1917, featuring strong women; realistic characters, mystery, and danger are a great combination from Benefiel; a debut offer an edge to a star-crossed-lovers story; Layne is equally adept at writing portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion

White’s Debut of the Month, Gilman, Hunter, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2016

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WAR AND VIOLENT conflict are constant themes in sf/fantasy, and November’s selections bring a host of battles, whether physical or spiritual.

Chase’s Debut of the Month, Butler, Mishani, Rendahl, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, November 1, 2016

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CRIME FICTION IS ESSENTIALLY ABOUT solving crime, in most cases, involving murder. While this plot structure may seem simple, many writers use it to explore current cultural and social values.

New Hope for Faith-Filled Fiction | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

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The inspirational fiction publishing landscape has shifted quite dramatically over the past few years. Can the genre thrive and grow in this challenging environment?

E-Originals from Cullen, deWolfe, Grey, and Rider | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is a spicy romance between two strong and willful characters; deWolfe’s central story is a page-turner; Seth’s overbearing nature wins out, resulting in a less-than-convincing hero and happily ever after in Grey’s latest; fans of sports romance will find a lot to like in this latest from Rider

Mystery, October 2016 | Best Sellers

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From J.D. Robb and Karin Slaughter to Craig Johnson and William Kent Krueger

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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Debuter Fabiaschi is a perfect choice for book clubs; an enthralling retelling of the women of Troy; recent Jewish fiction; a roundup of top indie picks; graphic novels for Black History Month; for fans of magic-based fantasy, Shinn blends a potent brew of politics and alchemy