The Heart of Romance | Genre Spotlight: Romance


With multiple subgenres and various publishing platforms, romance titles are a valentine to a solid library collection. See what works are coming your way this season.

E-Originals from Barnard, Bielman, Daniels, Grice, & Kline | Xpress Reviews


A series opener will have readers singing the “blues”; Keeping Mr. Right Now is an excellent beach read—even in winter; a fish-out-of-water comedy for Crusie fans; and strong silent cowboys and intertwined plots

Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night


Coeds and cliffhangers and coming of age—that’s what new adult (NA) fiction is made of. Aimed at the 18- to 25-year-old audience and focusing on firsts—first love, first job, first sex—these titles tackle tough issues.

Fiction from Best-Selling Authors Krentz, Itani, Neuhaus, Woods, & More | Fiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4


Banks, Maya. In His Keeping. Morrow. Jan. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9780062312488. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062312495. ROMANCE A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with 1.4 million copies of her “Breathless” trilogy out there in this country alone, Banks seems to be leaving behind mass market for the trade paperback format. Arial, dumped […]

Oldies but Goodies: Genre Backlists for Cool Summer Reads

The Rogue's Game

Past and present members of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reading List Council share some of their favorite summer reading choices

Diane Chamberlain, Molly Gloss, Edward St. Aubyn, & More | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 4


Chamberlain, Diane. The Silent Sister. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781250010711. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250010728. CD: Macmillan Audio. CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S A longtime best-selling author who got even wider attention with last year’s Necessary Lies, Chamberlain returns with the story of a sister’s shocking discovery. Riley McPherson had always been told that her sister committed […]

E-Original Bondage Romance from Archer & Historical Romance from Ballance | Xpress Reviews


The eroticism of bondage from Archer; Ballance’s latest oozes dark family suspense, scandal, and witchcraft; an unconvincing romance from Everly

Great Women’s Fiction from Chan, Dodd, Karon, & More | Fiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 3


Chan, Darcie. The Mill River Redemption. Ballantine. Sept. 2014. 416p. ISBN 9780345538239. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780345541567. CD/downloadable: Penguin Random Audio. WOMEN’S FICTION As a self-published ebook, Chan’s The Mill River Recluse sold more than 700,000 copies and was picked up for print publication by Ballantine, which will release it in June. In this follow-up […]

Eight Women Writers, from Best Sellers (Gray, Gregory) to Newcomers (Simpson, Zourkova) | Fiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 1


Crombie, Deborah. To Dwell in Darkness. Morrow. Sept. 2014. 384p. ISBN 9780062271600. $25.99. THRILLER In the latest Duncan Kincaid–Gemma James outing, Duncan investigates a lethal bombing in famed St. Pancras Station after having been transferred to the London borough of Camden from Scotland Yard headquarters. Postponed from April; with a 100,000-copy first printing and a […]

Romance Reviews | February 15, 2014


Reviews of Suzanne Brockmann’s Do or Die, Tessa Dare’s Romancing the Duke, Sabrina Jeffries’s When the Rogue Returns, Rose Lerner’s Sweet Disorder, Sherryl Woods’s Home to Seaview Key, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.