Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015


New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

E-Originals from Charles, Keyes, Matthews, Maxwell, Rose, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Historical atmosphere and suspense from Charles, a disingenuous hero from Keyes, cozy romance and an amateur sleuth from Matthews, Maxwell opens a series with an e-novella, a promising debut from Meredith, more sports fun from Rose

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare | LJ Review

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Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]

E-Originals from Blake, Sinead, and Trentham, with two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


An enticing series entry from Blake; steamy romance, body art, and a little intrigue in Cole’s debut; Henry’s debut is steeped in Russian traditions; Sinead’s political romance is timely; Trentham offers danger, intrigue, and passionate love

Librarians Get Romanced in New York | RWA 2015


Librarians’ Day panels at Romance Writers of America 2015 conference in New York City

Summertime Spotlights Byrne, Dane, Dare, Novak | Romance Reviews, August 2015


There’s still time to indulge in a few late-summer romances. So grab your favorite cooler, find a place in the shade, and put the world on hold as you relax with these intoxicating charmers.

E-Originals from Aicher, Drewry, Kennedy, Krulewitch, & Silver, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Well-developed characters from Aicher; Drewry’s slow build leads to a lightning strike; debuter Goodman enters foodie fiction with a “bam”; Kennedy’s latest is fast-paced, hot, and intense; Krulewitch’s series outing offers a nice twisty plot

Romance Writers Honored in New York City | RWA 2015


Romance, all the time; Romance Writers of America present their award winners for 2015

E-Originals from Barrett, Clark, Lain, London as McAdams, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


A compelling and fresh story from Barrett; convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth in Chianese’s debut; first responders in love; a blue-collar and interracial romance; finding love without one’s BFFs

E-Originals from Arthur, Zabo, Greyson, Wainscott, & Zanetti | Xpress Reviews


Two well-paced and engaging M/M contemporaries, hilarious time travel from Greyson, back to her roots for Wainscott, complex characters and shifting alliances from Zanetti