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ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR!

Ahh, romance!  In fiction, as in life, it takes many forms.  Contemporary romance can be comfortable and familiar.  It might begin simply, such as: two people, vying for possession of a dryer at the local laundromat.  They argue, they talk, they make up over a cup of coffee, and then they find that opposites really do attract.  Or, as in romantic suspense, it can add another dimension to your standard thriller: she's a cop, he's the suspect with a mysterious past and eyes she can't forget... and a killer is out to finish them both, if they can't resolve their differences.

Historical romances can span many places and times: medieval Scotland, Qin dynasty China, the American Old West, and Renaissance Venice, just to name a few.  (There's even a subgenre for time-travelling lovers!)  The rarefied society of Regency London is one of the most popular historical settings: a rakish viscount, an intriguing young debutante, a crowded ballroom... and the forbidden waltz that brings them together

New Romance Fiction for September 2009

In paperback:

Full House Seduction by A. C. Arthur (Kimani Romance) C, O
Loves Me, Loves Me Knot by Heidi Betts (2, Funny, Sexy Yarns) C

New Speculative Fiction for September 2009

Take Note:  Speculative Fiction has MOVED!  All Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror titles are now shelved on the Lower Level at the far end, past the 700's (where the YA Fiction and Graphic Novels used to be).

SPECULATIVE FICTION, OR, "WHO MOVED MY CTHULHU?"

If you're an avid reader of the fantasy or horror genres, you might have wondered (or worried) when your favorite authors mysteriously disappeared from the library's Adult Fiction shelves last month.  Your apprehension likely increased when the science fiction corner upstairs vanished.  If you've visited our library recently, you may have gotten a look at where these books have moved.  If not, let me be the first to welcome you to our new area!

New Romance Fiction for August 2009

In paperback:

Man of Fortune by Rochelle Alers (2, The Best Men) C, O
Man of Fantasy by Rochelle Alers (3, The Best Men) C, O

New Speculative Fiction for August 2009

In Science Fiction:

Federations by John Joseph Adams, ed. SF (shelved at SF Federations)
Rift in the Sky by Julie E. Czerneda (3, Stratification/The Clan Chronicles) SF

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