E-Original from Calista Fox’s “Burned Deep” Series | Xpress Reviews

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Prepare for action, sex appeal, and bulging biceps as this hunky bodyguard protects his lady love in the latest from Calista Fox

E-Originals from Cornwall, Meredith, and Smith | Xpress Reviews

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This latest from Cornwall is for die-hard fans of Scottish stories; Meredith has added her own spin to Adair’s Kindle World with this middling novella; readers will enjoy the interactions in Smith’s well-written fantasy romance

Holiday Stories, Family-Centered Charmers, Paranormal Twists | Romance Reviews, October 15, 2016

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS…. Although as of this writing the days are still warm, the leaves are just starting to turn, and it’s not especially Christmassy outside, the romances crossing my desk tell another story.

Killer Holidays: Escape Christmas Stress with These 26 Yuletide Titles

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THERE’S PLENTY OF MYSTERY IN STORE for this holiday season, from Christmas cozies to hard-boiled holiday tales.

E-Originals from Howard and Stone, with Debuter De La O | Xpress Reviews

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Readers will be so invested in De La O’s protagonists that they’ll keep flipping through the pages; an engaging, nonlinear time line, believable characters, and sweet love scenes give readers all the right emotional tugs; a solid job of showing informed consent without treating the protagonist as broken

All’s Fair in Love | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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Romance, like many genres, is continually evolving and broadening its definition with new subgenres, trends, and crossovers.

Fiction from a Debut Author of Inspirational Romance | Xpress Reviews

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Taking place at the end of the 19th century, these parallel love stories are intertwined but unique, set against a harsh and sometimes dangerous life

E-Originals from Fox and Mitchell and Holiday Joy from Rains | Xpress Reviews

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A more innocent and realistic romance about two people who find happiness through craft beer; first love, family drama, and acceptance but no safe sex; seasonal love story about two selfless people looking out for everyone around them

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | 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 Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2016

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Correa delivers an engrossing story of the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis; Lasdun’s latest is an intelligent, disquieting psychothriller; Killer Holiday reads; romance novellas, the perfect stocking stuffer; Cain’s eerie European setting and unpredictable plot is bound to chill