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These 15 Fantasy Novels by Female Authors are Electrifying the Genre

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Fantasy is everywhere these days, and I’m not complaining. I’ve always loved reading about other worlds, with their kings and queens and dragons and epic romances. When I was younger, most of the fantasy authors I would see on the shelves were men. These days, I’m happy to see that more and more female authors are being published within the genre. I might even go as far as to say we’re in a boom of female-driven fantasy. Thank God. While I could just put endless amounts of books in this list, here are 15 recent (or about-to-be released) fantasy novels I just can’t wait to read; all written by women, of course. Marked in Flesh (The Others #4), Anne Bishop (Roc, March…

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A Better Tomorrow: 3 Books that Can Change the World

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In the words of the musical that wowed America Thursday night, “Don’t bring me no bad news.” It seems like that’s all we see in the headlines lately, but Odyssey Bookshop has the balm that heals: their selection of “Books that Can Change the World.” First opened in 1963, Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts is known throughout the state as a “unique place to look for books.” They even survived two major fires in the 1980s thanks to the assistance of the community and Mount Holyoke College and today, the anchor store of the Village Commons is still going strong. Manager and Fiction Buyer Emily Crowe turned to her knowledgeable staff for these selections: Trace: Memory, History, Race, and…

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From Jane Eyre to Mockingjay to Austenland: Books that Need More Sex

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I should preface this by saying I’m not a pervert. Well, not much of one anyway. But sometimes you’re reading a book and you just know that a sex scene would make all the difference. Maybe the couple is getting a little too close; maybe that kissing scene is just a little too hot. The reason doesn’t even matter really—you just pray that the characters will start to go to town. And if you’re lucky, they do. But there are times when your fave couple just chastely kisses or walks away, letting all that delicious sexual chemistry go to waste. For those of us who are a little more, um, in need of that great love scene, here are five…

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