Highly Anticipated Fiction by Women Publishing in January | Stephanie’s Picks

Bonds between sisters, a woman trying to end her eternal life, and a meet-cute that leads to love

E-Originals from Austin, Husk, Quarles, and Debuter Garland | Xpress Reviews

An author who can pair romance and suspense without losing completely to either is a rarity; enchanting characters and witty banter make this debut a sure bet; smooth and suspenseful, with just enough sexual tension; unfortunately, most of the stops on this road trip don’t feel as integrated as they could be

E-Originals from Allyn, De Salle, Lerner & Co., and Varlet | Xpress Reviews

Allyn’s first foray into the Regency era offers a somewhat unconvincing romance; Sol and Kitten remain the most amusing and compelling characters in De Salle’s latest; these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous; more about feelings, attraction, and letting the right person help heal one’s pain

Sonali Dev, Ralph Ellison, & Kristan Higgins | December Fiction on Audio

Fiction on audio coming out in December 2017

E-Originals from Alward, George, LeCoeur, Rock, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

This fairy-tale romance doesn’t require gratuitous sex scenes to capture readers’ heartstrings; the wide cast of characters and witty interplay make for a rollicking read; the mix of epistolary advice and raw romantic action is intoxicating; readers who gravitate toward second chance romances will be rewarded; Zanetti hits a home run with this one

E-Originals from Cangany, Morgan, Qualls, and Debuter Rhone | Xpress Reviews

Best for public libraries with patrons having a strong interest in IndyCar; fespite the fantasist aspects, this novel covers familiar ground; Qualls provides a sweet romance with some spice while tackling issues such as coming out as an adult and religious acceptance or denial of LGBTQ lifestyles; recommended for romance lovers who like a little humor and a lot of intrigue

August Genre Highlights | Wyatt’s World

From new and established authors alike, plenty of genre books are published in August, just in time for a final, savor-the-summer-day read. These examples span romance, historical fiction, suspense, and more.

Celeste Ng, Sherry Thomas, & Jesmyn Ward | September Fiction on Audio

Fiction on audio coming out in September 2017.

Top Historicals, Horror from Koontz, Fashionable Steel, & More | Pop Fiction Previews, Jan. 2018

Bracht, Mary Lynn. White Chrysanthemum. Putnam. Jan. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9780735214439. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735214453. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable: Penguin Audio. HISTORICAL Of Korean heritage, Bracht boldly faces one of the ugly facts of World War II: the Japanese military forced 200,000 women into sexual slavery when it annexed Korea. In 1943, Hana, one of the […]

E-Originals from Bridges, a Quartet of Historical Authors, Maher, and Riley | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a solid transition into grittier, darker, BDSM novels; overall, a collection to recommend to fans of Scottish romance, with the witty stories the stronger reads; a smart and engaging romance, with a sprinkle of office politics and a backdrop of the nation’s capital; a lighthearted rom-com that offers plenty of awkward meet-cute moments and a couple of steamy love scenes