Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites

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Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.

E-Originals from Arend, Carew, Goodman, and Jayne | Xpress Reviews

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A fitting conclusion to Arend’s family series, softer erotica from Carew might not fit all readers, genuine chemistry ferments in Goodman’s latest, a military warrior is finally coming all the way home in Jayne’s Seducing the Bachelor

E-Originals from Arthur, Beattie, and Cole | Xpress Reviews

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Arthur continues to redefine family and acceptance in her novels; Beattie supplies a nice continuation of the “Sam Steele” series, even if the romance is overly discreet; Cole delivers a rock star romance fantasy with hot love guaranteed to entertain

E-Originals from Carter, McGoldrick, and Sands | Xpress Reviews

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A satisfying series conclusion from Carter, a witty and winsome Scottish treat from McGoldrick, small-town misconceptions and hot romance from Sands

The Study of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries | LJ Review

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Graced with pleasingly wrought characters who develop beautifully and a crafty villain you’ll love to hate, along with clever dialog and rapier wit, this compelling, deliciously seductive story takes the classic marriage of convenience to a new level and sets the stage for the next in the series.

Romance Writers of America Announces 2016 RITA Finalists | RWA 2016

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Here’s the official announcement from Romance Writers of America (RWA) on this year’s award nominees: Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2016 RITA® Awards on March 25. The RITA—the highest award of distinction in romance fiction—recognizes excellence in published romance novels […]

E-Original Romances from Carter, Cornwall, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

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Readers who enjoyed Carter’s Vengeful Love will not be disappointed in this sequel; readers will fall in love with Fia’s courage and Dair’s honor in this historical from Cornwall; Wells is skilled at creating empathetic characters who go through personal growth and triumph in the end

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Librarian Coupe’s debut should resonate with readers; there’s much to love in Amy Snow; top spring indie fiction; slave narratives; from friends to lovers romances; dystopian sf from Smaill and Griep, another epic triumph from Guy Gavriel Kay

Jeffries’s Latest “Sinful Suitor,” Quinn, Graham, March, Shupe, Plus RWA News | Romance Reviews, April 15, 2016

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There are many paths to love—and romance readers know them all. One of the more enduring motifs is the one in which the protagonists start out as friends (or become friends) and eventually passion ensues.

E-Originals from Archer, Lorret (with a Star), and Kay | Xpress Reviews

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Traditional boy-meets-girl tale marries the culinary fascination with food trucks; Lorret turns a conventional premise into one with plenty of promise and anticipation; a great choice for anyone looking for suspense and a steamy romance