Central Station by Lavie Tidhar | LJ Review

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Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming; The Violent Century) changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells

E-Originals from Arthur, Dover, and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

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Arthur blends timely social issues into the background to flesh out her plot, one need not to be football fan to fall head over heels for Dover’s spunky contemporary romance, Harmon’s romance is for skate-lovers as well as those who enjoy watching from the sidelines

Brodsky’s Debut of the Month, Brussolo, Estep, Schwab, plus New Series & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 1, 2016

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Debut novelist Brodsky has researched her Greek mythology thoroughly; Brussolo’s work submerges readers into the world of the subconscious; you don’t have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy Emily June Street’s exuberant characters

Sweazy’s Pick of the Month, Chillers from Bayer, DuBois, plus new Series Lineup & More | Mystery Reviews, January 2016

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This month’s selections offer fascinating, complex protagonists, clever and intriguing story lines, and fine writing. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you love reading mysteries, and there is plenty here to get 2016 off to a great start.

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”