E-Originals from Fox and Mitchell and Holiday Joy from Rains | Xpress Reviews


A more innocent and realistic romance about two people who find happiness through craft beer; first love, family drama, and acceptance but no safe sex; seasonal love story about two selfless people looking out for everyone around them

E-Originals from Lyons and Platt, and Debuter Sebastian | Xpress Reviews


Lyons helps connect the worlds of humans and shifters; Farthingale fans return to historic Mayfield London for a heavy dose of heat and passion; an excellent choice not just for M/M romance fans but also for Regency fans with a penchant for vigilante justice

Graphic Novels: Best American Comics and Rucka & Co.’s Dragon Age | Xpress Reviews


A great introduction to the current comics scene for those wondering where to begin; best for fans familiar with the Dragon Age universe but readable and pleasant for even the totally clueless

Nonfiction: Sports Writing, China, Elizabeth Bishop, Obesity, Russia, Space Travel | Xpress Reviews


Ajayi calls to mind Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist; recommended for sports nuts; an in-depth look at power in China; for poetry lovers, writers, literature enthusiasts, and fans of Elizabeth Bishop; a new look at obesity; a reinvigorated review of Cold War events; witticisms, pictures, and graphics about astronomy

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews


For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Graphic Novel from Ben Katchor | Xpress Reviews


A wonderful peek into an old yet new world, Katchor’s work pleasantly combines art and character, opening readers’ eyes and ears to the sights and sounds of this metropolis

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews


This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews


Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews


The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

Nonfiction: Disco, Makers, the Beatles, Presidents, Lois Lenski, College Essays | Xpress Reviews


The night disco died; on the Maker movement; backstage with the Beatles; for political junkies; on children’s literature in general and Lois Lenski in particular; boiling down the college essay process into something manageable