E-Originals from Frampton and Meredith, with Debuters Howard and Parker | Xpress Reviews

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Frampton’s novella will have readers smiling from ear to ear, Howard’s complex debut is a new adult a standout, a sassy and fun story from Meredith about what can happen in Vegas, Parker’s debut is highly recommended for romance lovers

Kupari’s Debut of the Month, Dark Fantasy from Gilman, Little, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, October 15, 2015

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For this column, a wonderful new crop of spooky prose is on offer. There are traditional tomes from well-known horror writers such as Bentley Little and ­Christopher Golden. However, many of the best books are genre blends.

The Virtues of Girl Detectives

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Happy Publication Day to librarian Max Wirestone, whose debut mystery, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, hits library and bookstore shelves today. To celebrate this important occasion, Wirestone shares some of the attributes of his favorite fictional girl detectives that influenced his own creation.

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone | LJ Review

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Librarian Wirestone’s debut is a gem of “geek chic,” chronicling the adventures of Dahlia Moss as she tries to solve a mystery in a virtual online game, which turns into a real-life murder.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Bradley and Yapa; a sleigh full of Christmas titles from Bowen, Carmack, Cleeves, and others; seasonal love from Everett, Putney, and Jeffries; plus Kupari’s Debut of the Month and new Series Lineup

E-Originals from Maher, Patrick, Ramsay, and Richardson | Xpress Reviews

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Maher’s view of reality features some romance potholes, Patrick’s winsome heroine defies social norms to follow her heart, readers will be pulling for Ramsay’s characters, Richardson’s winter tale will get readers in the holiday spirit

Seasonal Sparklers | Romance Reviews, October 15, 2015

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Sweet or sexy, lighthearted or intense, the current romance selections are sure to add a bit of sparkle—and maybe a bit of sizzle—to the goings-on.

What’s in Santa’s Book Bag? Twenty-six Christmas Titles To Get Readers in a Festive Mood

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This Yuletide season brings a sleigh full of Christmas cozies, from Elizabethan England to present-day Nantucket, MA, tempered by a few darker mysteries courtesy of Ann Cleeves and L.J. Oliver.

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Carney, Kent, and Trentham | Xpress Reviews

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Romance takes a backseat to the action in Burke and Jensen’s latest; Carney’s book is chock-full of passionate sex; Darker the Release has a dash of suspense and a surprise; Trentham’s steamy scenes and Southern charm help foster a tender story

Baugh’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Weaver, Lester, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2015

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This month’s selections take readers from the mean streets of Philly to exotic Thailand, Greece and the financial meltdown, and the lava fields of Iceland. Who says genre fiction isn’t educational?