Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

Here are 12 fantasy novels and series inspired by cultures and eras that will take readers far from the Middle Ages.

Debuter Maaren Joins Cogman, Hunter, Okorafor, Yolen, & Many More | Sf/Fantasy Reviews

This month’s selections of short fiction will delight both longtime fans with favorite authors and newcomers who want to sample the genres.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, December 2017

Lovesay’s exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters; trippy, nail-biting speculative fiction from Sweterlitsch; fans of Anderson’s first installment of this series will devour this book; D’Salete’s brutal and tragic tales lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide; another riveting read from the unparalleled Chase

E-Originals from Godman, Matthews, Whitaker, and an Anthology Crew | Xpress Reviews

Series fans will enjoy Sebastian and Cindy’s story and how they finally conquer their adversary; recommended for collections where the “Tortured Souls” series is popular; these authors have brought sex and politics together in steamy love stories; recommended for libraries where diverse romances are in demand

A Delicate Balance | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

As the genre expands to satisfy a new readership, faith-filled fiction also seeks to retain its core values.

Women Pursuing Their Goals, In & Out of the Bedroom | Erotica Reviews

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; recommended for fans of the author and of erotica served with a side of grit; highly recommended for readers seeking sexy stories with bite; a sugary sweet erotic romance perfect for those who crave happy endings

Spotlight on Mary Balogh | LibraryReads Author

The third title in Mary Balogh’s “Westcott” series, Someone To Wed moves up the line to the newly minted Earl of Riverdale, Alexander Westcott. Via email, LJ asked the author about her latest work.

E-Originals from Austin, Husk, Quarles, and Debuter Garland | Xpress Reviews

An author who can pair romance and suspense without losing completely to either is a rarity; enchanting characters and witty banter make this debut a sure bet; smooth and suspenseful, with just enough sexual tension; unfortunately, most of the stops on this road trip don’t feel as integrated as they could be

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

A stellar compilation that upholds the high standards of its predecessors; Maaren’s enchanting debut is for anyone who enjoys stretching their imagination; a gorgeous, unsettling look into the human psyche, richly conceived yet accessible to all; irreverent, zany, and hilarious, this debut romantic comedy for the digital age is a pure delight

Sherlock Holmes, 125 Years Strong | RA Crossroads

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s famous short stories, originally serialized in The Strand Magazine, then published in book form in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes continue to leave readers deeply satisfied.