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

Jesmyn Ward, Louise Penny, & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | August Fiction on Audio

Novels on audio releasing in August 2017.

Reimagining Lizzie Borden & a Civil War Love Story | Debut Novels on Audio Coming Out in August

First novels coming out on audio in August 2017

E-Originals from Evans, Fox, Gray, and Kline | Xpress Reviews

Regency romance fans looking for something just a bit different will adore this one from Evans; Fox’s latest entry is sure to please fans who like their reads hot and nontraditional; Gray’s romantic setup starts out strong but falls flat; Kline’s series entry is a great addition to any contemporary romance collection

E-Originals from Bachar and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

Bachar’s latest is a great read for sf romance fans; a perfect, quick read for those with way too much to do and a bonus for romance readers with a passion for the icy tundra over the sweltering beaches

E-Originals: Foodie Fun from Goodman and Debuter Marcelo, plus First-Timer York | Xpress Reviews

Foodie fiction, NFL action, and steamy romance in a spicy dish that will satisfy Goodman’s readers; lovers of food trucks and San Francisco will especially get a kick out of this fun contemporary romance; readers looking for an almost innocent romance might enjoy this title

Not Quite Love at First Sight | SELF-esteem

Not all romances begin with instant attraction; some start with a misunderstanding, a false assumption, or even a bit of good old-fashioned snark. These SELF-e novels see their couples set off on the wrong foot before finding their happy ending. After all, as the Bard once said, “the course of true love never did run smooth.”

Kenyon, Wilson, & a War of the Worlds Sequel | Pop Fiction Previews, Aug. 2017

Baxter, Stephen. The Massacre of Mankind. Crown. Aug. 2017. 480p. ISBN 9781524760120. $27. SF Winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, Baxter does something daring: he offers a sequel to H.G. Wells’s iconic The War of the Worlds, featuring Wells’s narrator, Walter Jenkins. Fourteen years after the last invasion, humans complacently […]

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

E-Originals from Naquin, Sebastian, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

Kam’s character is highly entertaining and drives a very compelling plot; Sebastian has crafted an epic romance, full of incredible chemistry; readers will be just as enthralled with Rome our lovers are with each other