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The Bright Path

by Tia Smith

This fantasy epic has its own colorful aesthetic, and humor carries its central trio through their quest. In Benjamin M. Birney’s fantasy adventure, "The Bright Path", a vast array of creatures collide, resulting in life or death... Read More

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Norse Hearts

by Karen Rigby

The novel doesn’t gloss over the realities of Viking life but is careful to draw characters with shaded nuances. Robynn Gabel’s bristling ninth-century romance "Norse Hearts" forges an unlikely match against the violence of the era.... Read More

Book Review

Love Has No Color

by Claire Foster

"Love Has No Color" is a light interracial romance that skirts serious issues. Love is blind—and it can be deaf and dumb, too. "Love Has No Color" is an enthusiastic interracial romance that explores the taboos of black family life,... Read More

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Déjà vu All Over Again

by Delia Stanley

Déjà Vu All Over Again is a romantic comedy that is both classic and distinctive. Larry Brill’s funny romance Déjà Vu All Over Again has likable leads and a feeling of familiarity. Nate Evans is an unmotivated movie writer whose... Read More

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Killing the Rougarou

by Anita Lock

Relatable families face serious traumas in this novel that mixes elements of a thriller with those of a romance, and tops these off with everyday events. The rape of a little girl morphs into a hunt for her abuser in Shawn M. Beasley’s... Read More

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The Warrior Revealed

by Erika Harlitz Kern

"The Warrior Revealed" is a fantasy quest that entertains and ensnares in equal measure. In A. R. Winterstaar’s heartfelt and entertaining fantasy adventure, "The Warrior Revealed", Queen Adelena is on a quest to save her daughter’s... Read More

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Forbidden Secrets

by Erika Harlitz Kern

The novel captures the tumult of teenage life as it skirts around encounters with mysterious creatures. In Jen Ritchie’s supernatural fantasy novel Forbidden Secrets, teenager Twyla Sokolovski confronts her hidden past and discovers... Read More

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Chance for Rain

by Delia Stanley

"Chance for Rain" is an emotional, realistic romance novel that brings a new and empowered perspective to the genre. Tricia Downing’s heartwarming, authentic romance "Chance for Rain" is related through the uncommon lens of a woman in... Read More

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