Summer Promise | Debut Novels, July 1, 2016


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


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

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2016


Scotch’s In Twenty Years is a must-read; fiction in translation beyond the best sellers; summertime romances; a fantastical Invisible Library and the Dark Matter of alternate lives

E-Original Romances from Gary, Lane, and Stone | Xpress Reviews


Fast pacing, snappy dialog, and the essential sweetness of the characters counterbalance darker elements in Gary’s latest; political intrigue with a hard-won romance along for the ride from Lane; a pinch of mystery and suspense heightens the excitement in this latest from Stone

Feehan, Kleypas, Long, Shalvis, Debuter Kelly, plus Obits & RWA News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2016


If you work in a public library, things don’t really slow down in the summer, with the young folks out of school and summer reading programs in full swing. Still, if your summertime livin’ isn’t easy, there’s no reason why your readin’ can’t make the days a lot more fun.

E-Originals from Aicher and Etchison, with Debuter Lowell | Xpress Reviews


Aicher’s new series will be in demand where her books are popular; solid characterization and plot development make Etchison’s latest a fun, sexy read; debuter Lowell has crafted a lavish Victorian gothic romance with a rare disabled female protagonist

E-Originals from Erickson, Solheim, and Debuter Krum | Xpress Reviews


Debuter Krum adds more bite than your typical romantic suspense fare, Erickson’s heroine lacks strength and maturity, Solheim’s setup and her characters’ emotional connection are well done

E-Originals from Anderson, Dunlop, and Panzera | Xpress Reviews


Readers of Anderson’s latest will root for both men to get over their hang-ups and celebrate their feelings for each other; Dunlop’s humorous tale of good intentions is ideal for casual, contemporary romance fans; danger, poaching, kidnapping, trespassing, and family issues set a difficult stage for wooing

E-Originals from Dimon, Justiss, and Swank | Xpress Reviews


Dimon’s new covert series starts with a bang, readers will be pulled into the lives of Justiss’s sensual characters, for contemporary romance fans, especially those who can’t stop watching home improvement and/or wedding shows

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


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.