Byron’s Debut of the Month, Coleman, McPherson, Nickson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, July 2015


Byron’s entertaining cozy debuts recipes and fascinating tidbits about plantation history; lovers of solid mysteries will adore Coleman’s engaging new sleuth; a haunting stand-alone from McPherson; Nickson’s second historical is thoroughly enjoyable

Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

From bookshelves to book carts: (l.) volunteer Viets returns items to their proper place at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (r.) the author (in red) joins Windsor Branch P.L. staff in Barnhart, MO, with the library cart pimped out like the cover of Checked Out

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

Will the Real Christian Grey, Please Stand Up? | Beyond Fifty Shades


EL James does Grey one better with her new tale from Christian’s perspective

Bondage Bites | Erotica Reviews, July 2015


This month we’re exploring sexy stories wherein characters are pushed to the limit, with some loving every minute of it.

E-Originals from Clark, McGinnis, and Wylie, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


Romantic suspense at every turn; delayed gratification and the consequent lack of hanky-panky; Jess and Cole’s romance is sweet, gentle, and worth the read; a debut novel full of Southern charm; light sexual content and a feel-good message

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Arend, Barth, Chance, and Cross | Xpress Reviews


A fantastic historical anthology for Juneteenth; Arend’s latest features enjoyable characters and emotional issues; Barth’s romance has plenty of angst and sizzle; a high dose of relationship conflict from Chance; a sexy romp from Cross

Balogh, Feehan, Shalvis, Thayne, Two Brides of Waterloo, Plus News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2015


Small-Town Style What is it about community-based series romances—the ones set in small towns with an assortment of recurring characters that hover in the background of the main action—that is so appealing?

Hunder’s Debut of the Month, Cline, Jemisin, Nix, plus Series Lineup & News | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2015


Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes; Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut; Nix shows off his mastery of the short form; Jemisin’s latest is a must-buy

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

THE THRILL IS ON caption text here describing this block. At top, the whole group: Jennifer McMahon, moderator Jeff Ayers, , Name Here, Charles Todd, Kathy Reichs, Lori Roy, and Kate White. two more panel shos, and shots of four of the authors when they were signing their thriller titles. Photos ©2015 William Neumann

“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

E-Originals from Bennett, Boyle, Bright, Kennedy, and Moon | Xpress Reviews


Hard-hitting hockey action, a delightful tale of mistaken identities, engaging characters in a series launch, this title for 50 Shades fans will grab readers’ hearts, a realistic romance between an older woman and a younger man