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March 10, 2014 - 10:13amWith our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!DEBUT AUTHORHistorical Fiction - In The Moon In the Palace, debut author Weina Randel borrows from history to weave an enchanting story about the famous Empress Wu, China's first and only female emperor. With roots as a court concubine, Empress Wu navigated the dangerous waters of the palace and rose to power in the seventh century, all of which serves as backdrop for this not-to-be-missed novel.
March 7, 2014 - 2:48pmDid you spend the whole week flirting with the Most Eligible Sheriff?Here's what you missed on the RT website:***CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: M. Leighton picks her cast for Some Like It Wild! See Them Now >>HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Jeannie Lin dishes on her career and new book! Read Her Story >>EROTICA: Join Elisa for another Megan Hart recap! Join the Fun! >>MAINSTREAM: Read a new batch of Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books! Keep Reading >>YOUNG ADULT: Watch the exciting trailer for Elusion! Watch It Now >> LOOKING AHEAD: Upcoming projects from 13 different authors. Books We're Looking Forward To >>DIGITAL DEALS: There's a fresh batch of inexpensive e-books.
March 7, 2014 - 12:17pmAll month long we're encouraging readers to share their #PublicDisplayofRomance with us on social media. Reading a romance in public? Snap a photo and share it! Here are some of our favorite public displays of romance from this week:Want to participate? Snap a photo of your romance novel out and about. It can be a selfie or just a photo of your book in public. Ebooks and audiobooks count, too! And if you're an author, you can totally snap a photo of your own book. We aren't above being used for shameless self-promotion (in fact, we might even like it). Then, post the photo to your favorite social media outlet and tag it #PublicDisplayofRomance. You can also mention us to make sure we see it: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
March 7, 2014 - 12:14pmThe Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling out favorite Tweets. Here are some of the standouts of the week:For some reason, we feel like Bette would approve. We certainly do! Was it run by Mark Zuckerberg? Did you have to check in obsessively with every detail of your life? Was it called … Facebook?And here we thought the beauty of New York City was that you could pretty much cry anywhere in public! So long as you're only reading at stop lights! Our bi-hourly cat photo!
March 6, 2014 - 4:53pmHave you ever wished you could read a book that has the same witty dialogue, heart-stopping action and sizzling romance as your favorite TV series? If so, you’re not alone, and today we have a handy guide to help you find read alikes for your favorite screen gems. Take a look!GirlsHBO’s Girls is often lauded for her its surprisingly realistic portrayal of a group of twenty-something girls navigating the murky waters of life while living in Brooklyn, NY. And if you can’t get enough of the show, why not try Gemma Burgess’s Brooklyn Girls?In this series starter, Pia has just graduated from college and moved into a Brooklyn brownstone with four of her best friends.
March 6, 2014 - 12:25pmWe can’t resist a good casting post, maybe because we like ogling attractive stars? We’d rather not say. Instead we’ll direct you to M. Leighton’s picks to star in her latest, Some Like it Wild, out this week. Onto the beefcake!***JAKE source First is Jake Theopolis. He’s a fireman-cum-peach orchard hottie with golden skin, jet black hair and eyes the color of warm honey. Eye color notwithstanding, I think that Bernardo Velasco is about the closest thing to perfection…er, I mean to Jake that I can find. His coloring, physique and even his hair are all dead ringers for Jake. The eyes are a bit darker, however, I have absolutely no difficulty imagining them lighter. But the best thing is that smile of his. It. Is. Jake. Period.