Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Louise Penny. (Jean-François Bérubé)

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016


Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

E-Originals from Pace and Porter, with Debuter Gray | Xpress Reviews


Pace twists the royal/commoner romance trope into a timely plot by merging another version of the British royal family with modern politics; readers will love this final installment of the Sheenan brothers series and be sorry to see it end

Boy-Meets-Girl Drama | African American Fiction (and More)


Titles this month are about the drama swirling around the time-tested boy-meets-girl story line. Is there a bit of romance? Maybe. Sex? Absolutely.

Another Conference Is in the Books | RWA 2016


Wrapping up another fabulous Romance Writers of America conference

LJ Fiction Reviews: August 1, 2016


Boyle and Koryta are at their very best; debuters Chang and Domet will drive demand; Wurster’s comic mystery is a delight; sports-themed romances from Angell, Bowen, & Phillips; plus, sf master Willis delivers a fun, near-future romp; and Roberson’s successful Firewalk will appeal to horror and urban fantasy fans alike

E-Originals from Kelly, Loren, Michaels, and Winters | Xpress Reviews


Caution is thrown to the wind for lust in this steamy, descriptive novel; the interplay is hot and flirty and will leave readers with a smile on their faces; entertaining and engaging from beginning to end; gaming junkies will enjoy the “Slices of Pi” series

Librarians Day & Bradford | RWA 2016


The Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference kicks off with Librarians Day, a full complement of panels for local librarians, a luncheon, and a networking hour with authors and editors

The RITAs & Robyn Carr | RWA 2016


Let’s begin coverage of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held this year in stunning San Diego, July 13–16, at the end, with the presentation of the RITA Awards for best published romance of 2015

Christian Fiction | Best Sellers, July 2016


Kingsbury, the Brunstetters, Robin Lee Hatcher, and more