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Fantasy

  • The Paper Magician
  • by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars   (688)

  • Release Date: September 1, 2014
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We think "charmed" is the right word for our reaction to this very special debut. The Paper Magician is pure fantasy with a spin on magic—spells enacted by the folding of paper—that we'd never seen before.

With a complex heroine who struggles at... Read More
— David Pomerico and Jason Kirk, Editors

Historical Fiction

  • Release Date: September 1, 2014
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Portrait of a Girl carried me over the hills and through the years to the late nineteenth century, where I settled into a luxurious spa hotel in the Swiss Alps to get to know Nika, a beautiful girl whose mysterious past has left her unable to speak. I thought... Read More
— Gabriella Page-Fort, Editor

Mystery

  • Release Date: September 1, 2014
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My favorite crime novels care about the victim. They don't forget that a person—albeit a fictional one—died to put the story in motion. Tyler Dilts's protagonist, detective Danny Beckett, cares about the deceased when no one else does. He's on a mission to discover who... Read More
— Alison Dasho, Editor

Romantic Suspense

  • Release Date: September 1, 2014
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It didn't take long for Sandra Owens to realize that she had us at first scream.

I met Sandra's romantic suspense debut, Crazy for Her, when the Montlake team was judging a national contest for unpublished romance manuscripts. While I was reading... Read More
— Maria Gomez, Editor