The Horror, the Horror | 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy, has announced the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. Named in honor of the author of Dracula, the prizes are presented annually in 11 categories, including fiction, poetry, screenplays, and nonfiction.

E-Originals from Grant, Michaels, and Persell | Xpress Reviews

Multiple backstories converge with the main plotline to create a rich tapestry of paranormal romantic interplay; Michaels includes some fun Easter eggs for fans of her previous works; fans of video game culture and strong female protagonists will enjoy this hot, sensual read

Romance Novels, Spies, and Women Doctors | Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, romance novels, spies, and women doctors lead me down a winding path.

E-Originals from Flockton & Marsden, Moore, and First-Timer Ash | Xpress Reviews

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and a lack of celebrity privacy, no romance could be more apropos for exploring these issues; recommended for readers who enjoy short and spicy sports-centered romance; this unhurried story features appealing protagonists and a slow-simmering romance

LJ Talks to Samuel Parker

After last year’s breakout debut, Purgatory Road, Samuel Parker returns with a second book that is sure to garner equal acclaim. A retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel, Coldwater is an intense and riveting tale about the destructive nature of evil.

Parker’s Pick of the Month, Clipston, Laureano, Rivers, Turanksy, a Quintet of Colonial Stories | Christian Fiction Reviews

For fans of tender romances set in Edwardian England; this quick and engaging read is perfect for those who enjoy cozy mysteries set in Britain; this character-driven romance will enthrall Rivers’s many fans; adventure and espionage feature prominently in this dynamic new historical series from Woodhouse

E-Originals from Barley, O’Connell, and York | Xpress Reviews

The men’s shared background makes it easier for them to complement each other, which is worth the wait; lighthearted paranormal romances that center on the Wedding Bliss shop and its staff; York hits the right blend of building the relationship, adding in character backgrounds and issues, and wrapping it up with a bang

Book to Screen | Babylon Berlin

January 30 marks the streaming release of Netflix’s latest European import, Babylon Berlin. Based on the best-selling crime novels by Volker Kutscher, the 16-part, two-season series, directed by Tom Tykwer, is the most expensive German television series ever produced.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, February 15, 2018

Hirshberg’s amazing mosaic of fact and fiction will hold readers in its grip; another tautly plotted page-turner from Roberts; Kleypas adds to her superb series a witty and delightfully passionate Victorian romance; the final volume in Baker’s trilogy wraps up a layered story line with a satisfying imperfect ending

Editors’ Spring Picks: 34* Titles To Wave a Flag About

From bone-chilling true crime to poignant family dramas to delightful romantic romps, these 34 picks are top-of-list reads.