LJ Fiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

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Boyle and Koryta are at their very best; debuters Chang and Domet will drive demand; Wurster’s comic mystery is a delight; sports-themed romances from Angell, Bowen, & Phillips; plus, sf master Willis delivers a fun, near-future romp; and Roberson’s successful Firewalk will appeal to horror and urban fantasy fans alike

E-Originals from Kelly, Loren, Michaels, and Winters | Xpress Reviews

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Caution is thrown to the wind for lust in this steamy, descriptive novel; the interplay is hot and flirty and will leave readers with a smile on their faces; entertaining and engaging from beginning to end; gaming junkies will enjoy the “Slices of Pi” series

Librarians Day & Bradford | RWA 2016

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The Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference kicks off with Librarians Day, a full complement of panels for local librarians, a luncheon, and a networking hour with authors and editors

The RITAs & Robyn Carr | RWA 2016

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Let’s begin coverage of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held this year in stunning San Diego, July 13–16, at the end, with the presentation of the RITA Awards for best published romance of 2015

Literacy Signing Goal for RWA | Romance Conference 2016

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A huge draw at every Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is the literacy signing following the all-day Librarians Day sessions. The 2016 get-together is in San Diego, July 13–16, with the “Readers for Life” autograph session, open to the public, on July 13 from 5:30–7:30. Fans will be able to purchase copies of books […]

E-Originals from Adrienne, Bell, and Wilkins | Xpress Reviews

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A new series centering on bears—somewhat underused in the shifter universe; a nontraditional heroine and a lusty Scottish laird; Wilkins’s latest is not a bad read for those who like Western romances

E-Originals from Hoyt and Zabo, with Prize Winner Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Hoyt’s fans will be somewhat disappointed in the couple’s unflattering portrayal; a fun but flawed epic fantasy romance from the Harlequin prize winner; complex emotions in this reignited romance will draw readers in

Old Friends | Fiction Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A heartfelt story of resilience and first love that is hard to put down; a quick and entertaining read for those who relish contemporary family sagas with strong female characters as well as readers who like their stories tinged with romance

Summer Promise | Debut Novels, July 1, 2016

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Ranging from literary biggies that boomed at BookExpo America to hot genre fiction that got LibraryReads love, the debut novels on this list are backed by reviews and/or reader interest and are definitely worth reading and recommending.

E-Original Romances from Claire, Collins, and deWolfe | Xpress Reviews

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Clare’s the romance just works as these protagonists eventually find their HEA; while Collins’s lovers occasionally dive into self-pity, the attraction and affection come through; six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe’s latest Wild West mystery apart