E-Originals from Barth, Boyett-Campo, Harris, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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Series opener features funny, human characters that sustain interest; a bordello for women causes some unusual attachments; a bucket list gets a workout in this fast-paced Nashville story; readers will be immediately invested in Weaver’s “Scandal”

E-Originals from Carney, Fernando, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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Week ending February 26, 2016 Carney, Dee. Hunger Untamed. Carina: Harlequin. (Vampire Hunger, Bk. 3). Mar. 2016. 208p. ebk. ISBN 9781459290402. $3.49. EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE Lucy Drake, a former blood slave, human food for the vampire elite, is looking for revenge. She is determined to kill the powerful vampire Sage because he is responsible for […]

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 15, 2016

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Drake’s gripping domestic thriller, Chevalier’s memorable portrait of American pioneers, award-winning debuter Miské, exceptional military romance from Buchman, Valentine’s Day picks, urban fantasy makes a comeback, sf steams up

E-Originals from Cahill, Maher, and Platt, plus Debuter Joyce | Xpress Reviews

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Cahill doesn’t quite hit the new adult peak; Joyce’s debut is a sweet, funny, and romantic coming-of-age story; Maher’s latest is a terrific if unconventional romance; Platt’s new Farthingale title is a welcome treat full of interesting surprises

E-Originals by Clark & Co., Daco, Jamison, and Perera | Xpress Reviews

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A trio of holiday novellas, sparks fly in Daco’s “electrifying” paranormal romance, Jamison hits her stride with book two in her “Destiny” series, egos clash and an unlikely alliance is formed in a fantasy romance from Perera

Fiction from Ashe, Box, and Sigurdardóttir, plus Debuters de Silva and Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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Lovers of historical romance and mysteries will enjoy Ashe’s latest; more of Joe Pickett for Box fans; de SIlva’s debut features descriptive writing and excellent sense of place; a debut about the Houdinis; and a spooky, haunting thriller from Sigurdardóttir

Romance | Best Sellers, January 2016

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Be still my heart: Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Eric Jerome Dickey, Maya Banks, Sherryl Woods, and more

E-Originals from Labud and Lee, plus Debuter del Mar | Xpress Reviews

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A debut that does the wounded warrior romance just about right; Labud’s latest might please those who enjoy angst-filled narratives, but it will not satisfy most romance fans; the continuing unexpected activities of Leyton’s Headland

The Art of Fitting In | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Romances often deal with relevant social issues, and finding a place for oneself is a popular theme, as seen in several reviews below.

E-Originals from Barley, Fox, Moore, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Barley’s title leaves nothing to the imagination, libraries seeking romances with a unique angle should consider Fox’s latest, the chemistry in Moore’s latest initially feels lopsided, and Sorenson never lets the compelling plot take a backseat to the sexy love story