Romance Revs Up | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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No matter your personal preferences, it’s hard to argue with the romance numbers: according to BookStats, estimated annual total sales value of romance in 2013 was $1.08 billion. That’s billions, folks. For many libraries, romance comprises the bread and butter of the genre fiction collections.

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond

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Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.

E-Originals from Frampton and Meredith, with Debuters Howard and Parker | Xpress Reviews

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Frampton’s novella will have readers smiling from ear to ear, Howard’s complex debut is a new adult a standout, a sassy and fun story from Meredith about what can happen in Vegas, Parker’s debut is highly recommended for romance lovers

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Bradley and Yapa; a sleigh full of Christmas titles from Bowen, Carmack, Cleeves, and others; seasonal love from Everett, Putney, and Jeffries; plus Kupari’s Debut of the Month and new Series Lineup

E-Originals from Maher, Patrick, Ramsay, and Richardson | Xpress Reviews

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Maher’s view of reality features some romance potholes, Patrick’s winsome heroine defies social norms to follow her heart, readers will be pulling for Ramsay’s characters, Richardson’s winter tale will get readers in the holiday spirit

Seasonal Sparklers | Romance Reviews, October 15, 2015

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Sweet or sexy, lighthearted or intense, the current romance selections are sure to add a bit of sparkle—and maybe a bit of sizzle—to the goings-on.

What’s in Santa’s Book Bag? Twenty-six Christmas Titles To Get Readers in a Festive Mood

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This Yuletide season brings a sleigh full of Christmas cozies, from Elizabethan England to present-day Nantucket, MA, tempered by a few darker mysteries courtesy of Ann Cleeves and L.J. Oliver.

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Carney, Kent, and Trentham | Xpress Reviews

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Romance takes a backseat to the action in Burke and Jensen’s latest; Carney’s book is chock-full of passionate sex; Darker the Release has a dash of suspense and a surprise; Trentham’s steamy scenes and Southern charm help foster a tender story

E-Originals from Cullen, Drewry, Erickson, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is highly recommended for historical romance buffs who prefer a little mayhem in the mix, “Friends First” offers unusual love stories, Dirty Talk a straightforward, enjoyable plot and witty dialog, Sorensen’s book shines in her damaged characters

E-Originals from Anderson, Arthur, Astres, and Brown | Xpress Reviews

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A slower build to the end would have helped Anderson’s latest, Arthur wraps up the “Restoration” trilogy; Astres is recommended for readers who enjoy unabashed sexual indulgence, settle in and be rescued by Brown’s great story