With more than 50 novels and a fistful of short stories to her name, Christina Dodd knows how to craft a well-honed story. Here she speaks with us about writing suspense and concluding her Virtue Falls series with a stunning finale.
A sweet, poignant love story featuring a refreshingly ambitious heroine and an introspective hero; because of the short pagination, character motivation and development suffer; a fast and emotionally satisfying read—a promising debut; libraries will want to add the series to their romance collections
This debut explores a brutish Albanian tradition…
Forromance fans who appreciate strong female leads, handsome naval officers, and a dog playing matchmaker; fans of Cole will recognize the bandmates of Preload; Holmes’s sentiments are explored with great care; with broad appeal for readers of sexy contemporary romance, not just those who have an interest in MMA
Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond
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
Four excellent binge-worthy series that will consume you. In a good way.
Two author pals wax on about this moving historical drama…
Best for public libraries with patrons having a strong interest in IndyCar; fespite the fantasist aspects, this novel covers familiar ground; Qualls provides a sweet romance with some spice while tackling issues such as coming out as an adult and religious acceptance or denial of LGBTQ lifestyles; recommended for romance lovers who like a little humor and a lot of intrigue
Sports romance novel lovers will truly enjoy this tale of a strong female who dominates in a male sport; the banter between Olivia and Cade is fun and flirty throughout; strong dose of steam and a nonromantic plot; fans of paranormal romance will be intrigued by the unique story line; fans of the series will enjoy this origin story
Suzanne Brockmann has just published her nineteenth Navy SEALs Troubleshooters novel, and she’s still finding stories that she burns to tell–and is still connecting with readers seeking romances that are a bit different.
From new and established authors alike, plenty of genre books are published in August, just in time for a final, savor-the-summer-day read. These examples span romance, historical fiction, suspense, and more.
You don’t need to be from Texas to conquer the heart of a good woman; a great choice for anyone who enjoys suspense with a love story; a romance featuring two shy types makes for engaging reading; Moon creates a strong sense of home and a convincing romance; highly recommended for romantic comedy lovers
A killer stalking Glacier National Park, a scarred duke who believes love is out of reach, and a reality TV producer who falls hard for the would-be star of her next dating show are among our favorite new romances of August.
A few final thoughts on the Romance Writers of America 2017 conference in Orlando, FL
Readers who enjoy quick, steamy, sexy books should like this one; Galen keeps the suspense high and outcomes in doubt in this gritty romance; don’t miss this first installment in Holt’s new series; readers looking for M/M titles that focus on an FBI partnership as well as a central love affair will be rewarded with delicious, angst-filled energy
A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, held this year on Saturday, July 29
Tender, and wickedly funny, Dare’s newest offering is a spirited tale with a Beauty-and-the-Beast theme and the perfect launch for her latest series; Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; another “redeemed rogue” gets the future he deserves in Putney’s Once a Rebel; Anderson’s earnest romance brings two couples together with insight and a dusting of holiday charm
Awards presented at Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference in Orlando, FL, July 26–29
At a gala event, the Romance Writers of America bestowed the RITA Awards for the best in romance.
Brady’s riveting psychological debut chiller will wow thriller lovers; a must-read for DeMille’s many fans; Ribchester’s fascinating historical mystery is a sure bet for fans of Hitchcockian suspense; sexy, racy, and simmering with heart-pounding passion, Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; a Sip of Carr’s haunting first novel will leave readers hopeful for the future
For libraries looking for more romantic suspense with a spy twist; readers of LGBT romance will fall in love with this unlikely pair and their journey; this second installment in Smith’s series is a solid read; a sweet romance to continue the series
Fiction on audio coming out in September 2017.
A powerful urban fantasy that rings true to life; the naked emotions surrounding grief and abuse are revealing; Porter’s romance is nicely done and builds to an emotionally satisfying conclusion; when you have an explosion, there’s sure to be fire, with Zanetti providing plenty of heat
Whether you like cowboys, SEALs, librarians, or dukes, we have five excellent romance novels to recommend to you.