Countdown to Valentine’s Day | The Reader’s Shelf

While romance novels delight all year long, they have a seasonal moment to shine brightly as we approach Valentine’s Day. Five librarians offer their picks to mark the occasion and highlight the range of the genre.

RA Back Pocket: Genre Fiction | Wyatt’s World

It’s been a good year for genre fiction, with notable series continuing strong and new titles breaking through and captivating readers. Highlighting the work of key authors, these five sure bets will serve readers’ advisory librarians for a long time to come.

Indulge Your Readers’ Passions | Romance Reviews

What Is It About a Duke? Despite the rarity in real life of the existence of dukes, as well as other nobles, they are alive, well, and constantly multiplying on the pages of popular historical romances—especially those set during the 19th century. If your readers’ passions run toward high-ranking title-holders, check out the works below.

E-Originals from Allyn, De Salle, Lerner & Co., and Varlet | Xpress Reviews

Allyn’s first foray into the Regency era offers a somewhat unconvincing romance; Sol and Kitten remain the most amusing and compelling characters in De Salle’s latest; these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous; more about feelings, attraction, and letting the right person help heal one’s pain

Well Read for the Summer | The Reader’s Shelf

As June heats up, new summer reading opportunities unfold. Those in search of a great story and wide-ranging delights might consider an array of popular genres.

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Benefiel, Layne, and Debuter Johanna | Xpress Reviews

Four romance authors have taken a different point of view in stories, set between 1866 and 1917, featuring strong women; realistic characters, mystery, and danger are a great combination from Benefiel; a debut offer an edge to a star-crossed-lovers story; Layne is equally adept at writing portrayals of grief and scenes of steamy passion

Another Conference Is in the Books | RWA 2016

Wrapping up another fabulous Romance Writers of America conference

E-Originals from Blake, Bond, Cole, Jamison, & Jordan | Xpress Reviews

Hot romance and brazen banter from Blake, an intriguing novella from Bond, Cole’s trilogy will have wide appeal, readers will enjoy Jamison’s King brothers, Jordan’s necessary push-pull makes this one a joy to read

E-Originals from Alexander & Co., Arend, Barth, Chance, and Cross | Xpress Reviews

A fantastic historical anthology for Juneteenth; Arend’s latest features enjoyable characters and emotional issues; Barth’s romance has plenty of angst and sizzle; a high dose of relationship conflict from Chance; a sexy romp from Cross

E-Original from Cole, Book 2 in the “Off the Grid” Series | Xpress Reviews

Cole brings a darker plotline to book two in her “Off the Grid” series. Our reviewer “can’t wait to see where she goes with Book 3”