An Old Testament Retelling in The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

In her latest novel, The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks keeps with her practice of drawing inspiration from historical and religious texts. This time, she takes on a fictionalized biography of King David.

October 6, 2015

A Worthy Follow-up: After You by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes's followup to Me Before You, titled After You, picks up just months later, and finds our heroine in a less-than-ideal place in life.

October 5, 2015

You're Imperfect (Or, Reason to Read The Blue Guitar)

In The Blue Guitar, John Banville presents to us a narrator at once frustrating and, in some curious way, charming in his reflections on his haphazard life.

October 3, 2015

On the Intersection of Mixed Martial Arts and Romance by Sarah Robinson

As more people began to learn about MMA, it became linked with the very definition of "alpha male", which quickly led it to being very popular in the romance industry.

October 1, 2015

Beyond Battleborn: Desert Dreams in Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut novel, Gold Fame Citrus, takes a very real tragedy to apocalyptic heights.

September 29, 2015

Terrifying New Fiction from Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood continues to terrify readers with her glimpse at a twisted new world that, as usual, isn’t very far from plausible.

September 26, 2015

The Deacons of Bourbon Street Are Back: Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

A tough-as-nails biker, a bohemian artist, and her wrinkly little dog add up for great romance and adventure in Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns.

September 21, 2015

An Ingenious, Frightening Debut: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

If you were to throw Joe Hill and Lev Grossman into a blender and pour them out into Neil Gaiman’s skull, you’d have something pretty close to Scott Hawkins’s remarkable, inventive debut, The Library at Mount Char.

September 19, 2015

Cuddle Up With a Good Book: 5 Cozy Mystery Reads for Autumn

As temperatures drop and leaves turn, we've assembled this list of comfy, cozy reads for you to enjoy throughout the season.

September 17, 2015

Wicked Humor x 2: The Intern's Handbook and Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn

If you have a slightly wicked sense of humor, you will adore these darkly farcical takes on the modern workplace.

September 15, 2015

He Was, She Was: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

At a very basic level, Fates and Furies is a 'he said-she said' novel - except there's nothing basic about this story.

September 14, 2015

Classic Story Redux: New Takes on 8 Beloved Tales

There is nothing like a fresh look at an old story: all of the things you love about the original, updated to highlight universal themes that are transcendent throughout time. For a taste of these classics reimagined, we've assembled this list of new interpretations of eight timeless tales.

September 12, 2015

Ryker: The Latest in Cold Fury from Sawyer Bennett

In her latest Cold Fury Hockey novel, Sawyer Bennett brings us the hot romance of Ryker and Gray.

September 10, 2015

Best-selling Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh Is Back

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, whose debut, The Language of Flowers, enchanted us in 2012, is back with her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings.

September 8, 2015

Apocalyptic Visions: New Fiction from Salman Rushdie

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights begins a thousand years ago with Dunia, who has fallen madly in love with a mortal, the philosopher, Ibn Rushd.