E-Originals from Clark, McGinnis, and Wylie, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Romantic suspense at every turn; delayed gratification and the consequent lack of hanky-panky; Jess and Cole’s romance is sweet, gentle, and worth the read; a debut novel full of Southern charm; light sexual content and a feel-good message

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Arend, Barth, Chance, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

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A fantastic historical anthology for Juneteenth; Arend’s latest features enjoyable characters and emotional issues; Barth’s romance has plenty of angst and sizzle; a high dose of relationship conflict from Chance; a sexy romp from Cross

E-Originals from Austin, Cutler, Everett, and Sfetsos | Xpress Reviews

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An entertaining series opener from Austin, friendship and life decisions from Cutler, a historical “marriage act” will have Everett’s readers invested, a high-octane sf/Western/romance saga from Sfetsos

E-Original Romance from Trentham | Xpress Reviews

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The excitement of high school football and the allure of a budding romance are rolled into a pleasing and thoughtful story that features reliable characters coupled with passionate and genuine love scenes

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Devon, Madsen, Paul, and a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Burke & Jensen’s crew members battle aliens, Devon’s sweet tale of taming inner demons, a fun and flirty novel from Madsen, Paul’s suspicious death points to Queen Victoria, Zackman’s debut mixes romance, pop culture, and espionage

E-Originals from Ashworth, Baxter, Johns, and Rivers & Knox | Xpress Reviews

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Ashworth’s latest is lean on character development, Baxter’s World War II tale provides terrific perspective, Johns’s series title provides an intense description of Waterloo, and Rivers & Knox created interesting story about finding yourself

E-Originals from Lorret, Meeker, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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A steamy Regency romance begins a promising trilogy, the horrors of war provide a stark backdrop to a tale of essential human emotion, this romance brings a satisfying close to a quartet of hometown tales

Short Fiction Is Cool Again: Tor.com Announces Inaugural Novella List

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Last summer Tor.com, which has been publishing original short fiction on its site, announced a new imprint “dedicated to publishing the best novellas and short novels from emerging writers as well as established authors.” On February 12, it released its initial list of titles.

E-Originals from Bailey, Butler, & Connolly | Xpress Reviews

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Bailey gets everything right—a stellar romance; with the foundation laid for a potential series, Butler’s characters take center stage; Connolly’s series entry stands on its own and is well worth reading

E-Original Romances from Arend, Cole, Hughes, and Debut Novelist Platt | Xpress Reviews

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A snowstorm, a hunting cabin, and two wary lovers; a confident African American heroine and a smart, sexy Korean hero; blooming love story and a reversal of hero/villain roles; a debut with a strong-minded female and a Highlander, oh my!