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

Almost Famous | LJ Reviews, April 1, 2016

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A sweet and heartfelt debut novel for readers who have dreamed of being swept off their feet by a famous movie star; a fast-paced novel that will have readers immersed in the heady feeling of an alcohol-fueled affair with one of the sexiest men alive; a funny, romantic, chick lit novel about a second chance at love

E-Originals from Byrne, Di Lorenzo, and Lynn, with a “Vengeful” Debut | Xpress Reviews

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The strong language fits the intense world Byrne creates; the cliff-hanger ending of Carter’s debut will leave readers begging for the sequel; Di Lorenzo’s characterizations are strong enough to overcome the slight silliness of the setup

E-Originals from Arthur, Dover, and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

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Arthur blends timely social issues into the background to flesh out her plot, one need not to be football fan to fall head over heels for Dover’s spunky contemporary romance, Harmon’s romance is for skate-lovers as well as those who enjoy watching from the sidelines

Fiction from Bradford, Gaylin, Harrington, McKinty, and Straub | Xpress Reviews

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A charming romance peppered with Shakespearean quotations, a compelling protagonist from Gaylin, an exciting tale of intrigue despite some discrepancies, a strong moral point of view from McKinty, a master of two genres: that’s Straub

E-Originals from Austin, Burke & Jensen, Gray, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An excellent second offering in the series from Austin; more “Chaos” from Burke & Jensen; a baseball debut featuring a library director; Gray plot is basic, with slow-burn erotic love scenes; Michaels’s debut is all romance readers could hope for