Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, & a Bollywood Bride | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Fiction


Ahlborn, Ania. Brother. Tantor. ISBN 9781494510329. Read by Jonathan Yen. Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is […]

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


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

Jennifer Weiner, Philippa Gregory, & Lauren Willig’s Last Pink Carnation Novel | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Fiction


Alcott, Kathleen. Infinite Home. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504638944. Reader TBA. Edith is a widow who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of people: Paulie, an unusually disabled man, and his burdened sister, Claudia; Edward, a misanthropic stand-up comic; Adeleine, a beautiful agoraphobe; Thomas, a young artist recovering from a stroke. Damaged in various […]

Hot Summertime Reads


Grab an iced tea and one of these genre fiction favorites.

Caroline B. Cooney, Chuck Wendig, & a Grunge-Era Coming-of-Age tale | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Young Adult


Blackburne, Livia. Daughter of Dusk. (Midnight Thief, Bk. 2). Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490651569. Reader TBA. Gr 7 Up—Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few […]

E-Original Romance from Trentham | Xpress Reviews


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

Ringing in Christmas (Yes, Christmas) with Jennifer Chiaverini, Debbie Macomber, & More | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2015, Pt. 1


Chiaverini, Jennifer. Christmas Bells. Dutton. Oct. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9780525955245. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698407091. WOMEN’S/HISTORICAL Though she sets her new work partly in present-day Boston, Chiaverini stays in keeping with her recent historical work (e.g., Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule) by referencing Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s rousing “Christmas Bells.” Written as Longfellow mourned the death of […]

Last of the September Pop Fiction, from Paula Daly to Kim Harrison & More | Fiction Previews, Sept. 2015, Pt. 4


Block, Sandra. The Girl Without a Name. Grand Central. Sept. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9781455583775. pap. $15. THRILLER Block scored a hit with her debut, Little Black Lies, featuring energized psychiatrist Zoe Goldman. Now the good doctor is back, dealing with an African American girl whose identity is unknown. She’s suffering from amnesia, and evidently wants […]

New LGBT Fiction: Titles To Consider Before June, LGBT Pride Month


A wide array of queer titles are being released (and rereleased) this winter and spring—from erotica to literary fiction, mysteries to romance, and novels-in-translation to YA. Time to stock your shelves.

Jan Karon, Jojo Moyes, Nicholas Sparks, & More | Pop Fiction Previews, Sept. 2015, Pt. 3


Dallas, Sandra. The Last Midwife. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9781250074461. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466886148. HISTORICAL Dallas, a New York Times best-selling author, follows up A Quilt for Christmas with another historical. Gracy Brookens, the only midwife in a small 1880s Colorado mining town, has delivered hundreds of babies but now has been accused […]