France Now & Then | Fiction Reviews, August 1, 2016

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A great tale of mystery, artistry, history, and a little romance from Juliet Blackwell with plenty of backstory and tidbits about Parisian life in the 19th century and a skillful debut from Laura Madeleine about a woman in a race against time to discover her grandfather’s past, set against the backdrop of France

Vacation Fiction | Fiction Reviews, August 1, 2016

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A delightful story that will be appreciated by most women, especially those of a certain age who don’t want to do anything, let alone grow old, gracefully and a secret-laden novel with a final twist that ties things up in a neat bow are two perfect summer beach reads

E-Originals from Pace and Porter, with Debuter Gray | Xpress Reviews

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Pace twists the royal/commoner romance trope into a timely plot by merging another version of the British royal family with modern politics; readers will love this final installment of the Sheenan brothers series and be sorry to see it end

Finding Love in the Library: Embracing Indie Romance Books | SELF-esteem

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Trends in the romance genre and readership are evolving as quickly as the technology. Direct access to a huge variety of new print books and ebooks is exciting for voracious romance readers. At the same time, the ability to control the publishing process and market books directly to interested readers is exciting for emerging and established romance writers.

Colson Whitehead, Emma Donoghue, & Diana Gabaldon | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction on audio coming out in September 2016

E-Original Romances from Claire, Collins, and deWolfe | Xpress Reviews

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Clare’s the romance just works as these protagonists eventually find their HEA; while Collins’s lovers occasionally dive into self-pity, the attraction and affection come through; six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe’s latest Wild West mystery apart

Nadia Hashimi, Gwynne Forster, & Caleb Carr | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in August 2016

Heart of Fiction Panel | Day of Dialog 2016

Clockwise from top: Mary Carter/Carlene O’Connor, moderator Robin Bradford, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jill Shalvis, Sonali Dev, and Gayle Forman (clockwise from far left); moderator Robin Bradford makes a point; Carter discusses sometimes using the pseudonym O’Connor; Carter, Shalvis, and Phillips enjoy another panelist’s quips; Dev on fans liking characters that look like them; and Forman on her first adult book. 
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Romance and women’s fiction authors discussed upcoming releases, their writing processes, and the advantage of setting a book in Texas.

From Archer to Steel | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2016, Pt. 4

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Archer, Jeffrey. This Was a Man. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9781250061638. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466867512. $28.99. SAGA A lot of stuff happens in this seventh and final volume of Archer’s New York Times best-selling “Clifton Chronicles,” starting with a gunshot—but who fires and who’s targeted is anyone’s guess. As Giles Barrington discovers unsettling […]

E-Original Romances from Carter, Cornwall, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

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Readers who enjoyed Carter’s Vengeful Love will not be disappointed in this sequel; readers will fall in love with Fia’s courage and Dair’s honor in this historical from Cornwall; Wells is skilled at creating empathetic characters who go through personal growth and triumph in the end