Love Between the Covers | SELF-esteem

Valentine’s Day means love is in the air again. Readers wishing to spend the holiday swept up in a romance or to live vicariously through literary lovers should look no further than these SELF-e titles.

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

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

E-Originals from the Duo of Flockton & Owen, plus Debuter Adhara | Xpress Reviews

Adhara’s debut novel is an old-fashioned thriller with a few twists that fans of shifter romances will enjoy; overtly safe yet compelling sex, witty dialog, and paranormal action make this a winner

E-Originals from Colly, Hassell, and Sebastian, plus a Yuletide Trio | Xpress Reviews

These three Christmas stories of love and family will get readers into the holiday spirit; the gothic atmosphere of the “Cities Below” world carries the weight; Hassell is proving to be a go-to name for realistic M/M romances; Sebastian provides yet another sizzling romance with a robust plot

Highly Anticipated Fiction by Women Publishing in January | Stephanie’s Picks

Bonds between sisters, a woman trying to end her eternal life, and a meet-cute that leads to love

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

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

Sonali Dev, Ralph Ellison, & Kristan Higgins | December Fiction on Audio

Fiction on audio coming out in December 2017

E-Originals from Alward, George, LeCoeur, Rock, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

This fairy-tale romance doesn’t require gratuitous sex scenes to capture readers’ heartstrings; the wide cast of characters and witty interplay make for a rollicking read; the mix of epistolary advice and raw romantic action is intoxicating; readers who gravitate toward second chance romances will be rewarded; Zanetti hits a home run with this one