LJ Fiction | Review Alert, August 2017

Brady’s riveting psychological debut chiller will wow thriller lovers; a must-read for DeMille’s many fans; Ribchester’s fascinating historical mystery is a sure bet for fans of Hitchcockian suspense; sexy, racy, and simmering with heart-pounding passion, Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; a Sip of Carr’s haunting first novel will leave readers hopeful for the future

E-Originals from Dimon, Hassell, Smith, and Van Hulzen | Xpress Reviews

For libraries looking for more romantic suspense with a spy twist; readers of LGBT romance will fall in love with this unlikely pair and their journey; this second installment in Smith’s series is a solid read; a sweet romance to continue the series

E-Originals from Dranoff, Meredith, Porter, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

A powerful urban fantasy that rings true to life; the naked emotions surrounding grief and abuse are revealing; Porter’s romance is nicely done and builds to an emotionally satisfying conclusion; when you have an explosion, there’s sure to be fire, with Zanetti providing plenty of heat

E-Originals from Bielman, Brookes, Sebastian, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

This Devil Wears Prada–type tale will have readers rushing through the pages; for those seeking plot-driven books and characters involved in what are currently considered alternative relationships; a unique and entrancing romance that touches the heart deeper than most; this contemporary retelling of the Anastasia myth is chock-full of elegance in the most romantic city in the world

Claire Zion on Editing the Late Jo Beverley

We asked Zion to talk about her relationship with the much-revered author, Beverley’s process/themes, and her contributions to the romance genre.

Reach for Something New | Romance Reviews

Summer is here, and the beach (mountains, backyard hammock) is calling. There’s nothing better than grabbing something cold to drink and diving into a favorite genre with a new title by an author you love.

E-Originals from Bridges, a Quartet of Historical Authors, Maher, and Riley | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a solid transition into grittier, darker, BDSM novels; overall, a collection to recommend to fans of Scottish romance, with the witty stories the stronger reads; a smart and engaging romance, with a sprinkle of office politics and a backdrop of the nation’s capital; a lighthearted rom-com that offers plenty of awkward meet-cute moments and a couple of steamy love scenes

First Steps | Debut Novels

Summer fiction titles from first-timers bend the boundaries in this debut preview.

E-Originals from Barnard, Long, and Lynn | Xpress Reviews

A dreamy lead man in an exquisite locale who falls for the nerdy girl next door; this country romance from Long will capture readers and have them anticipating the series’ next installment; can Rowan and Zane have a future together despite their rocky, unorthodox beginnings?

E-Originals from Armstrong, Harris, Platt, and Sands | Xpress Reviews

This close-proximity M/M tale is indeed hot; fans of new adult romance will sweep this up, as will readers with a heart for the friends-to-lovers angle; Platt’s Regency turns up the heat on the battlefield and in the bedroom; this sexy sequel sets the scene for the rest of the series