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

E-Originals from Blake, Bond, Cole, Jamison, & Jordan | Xpress Reviews

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Hot romance and brazen banter from Blake, an intriguing novella from Bond, Cole’s trilogy will have wide appeal, readers will enjoy Jamison’s King brothers, Jordan’s necessary push-pull makes this one a joy to read

E-Originals from Anderson, Bailey, Blue, & Flade | Xpress Reviews

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Bighearted, rugged cowboys from Anderson, Bailey’s protagonists are both clueless and very naughty, romance and mystery from Blue, a quick, fun read from Flade

E-Originals from Leo, March, Kennison, & LeCoeur | Xpress Reviews

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Love is a gamble, as Leo and March both display in a mildly erotic suspense and a Regency LGBT title, respectively; Kennison’s murder mystery see’s sparks flying for our lovers; LeCoeur continues her New Orleans historical series

E-Originals from Bailey, Barnard, Bass, Chandler, Dominic, & Mortimer | Xpress Reviews

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A healthy dose of conflict before a happy resolution; an exciting new fantasy adventure series; a story that is well written, emotionally satisfying, and sprinkled with sweet romance; sf romance with a serious dose of humor and some hot sex; a compelling world with many provocative and unanswered questions

E-Originals from Arend, Baxter, North, Sorenson, & Witt | Xpress Reviews

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Animalistic passion, wry humor, and strong characters from Arend, hot romance scenes lead to family vacations from Baxter, readers will rush out to follow North’s new series, outlaw motorcyclists and electrifying steaminess from Sorenson