Weekly Web Wrap-Up: 4/11/2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Did you spend the whole week wanting to Breakaway?  

Here's what you missed on the RT website:

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We announced the 2013 RT Reviewers' Choice & Career Achievement Awards winners! See Who Won >>

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Friday Free for All: Kelley Armstrong's Sea of Shadows

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

The cover of Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

You probably already know and love Kelley Armstrong's awesome paranormal books. Maybe you're in mourning, like RT's Mala, about the season finale of the TV show based on Kelley's books, Bitten? Never fear, your RT Web Team is here for you, as always. Because today we've got a giveaway of Kelley's latest series starter, the YA Sea of Shadows. The first in the Age of Legends series stars twin sisters Ashyn and Maria, the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. The sisters make their annual pilgrimage to the Forest of the Dead, to pay homage to spirits who have passed. Until it all goes terribly wrong. 

Want to find out what happens? Enter below to win one of five copies of the book RT reviewer Meera calls, "amazing," "heart-wrenching" and "exciting." U.S. residents only, please. 

Thanks so much for hanging out with us all week, we wish you the best and most book-filled of weekends!

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Announcing The 2013 RT Reviewers' Choice And Career Achievement Awards Winners

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

Oooh are we excited! Because today we're so happy and proud to present the 2013 Reviewers' Choice and Career Achievement Winners! Let us tell you, a lot of blood, sweat and tears (more tears than you might think!) went into selecting these, the best titles of 2013. Hearty congratulations to all of the winners, thank you for writing such amazing books last year. The award ceremony will take place at the RT Convention in New Orleans next month, we hope to see many of you there! 

 

Career Achievement


Contemporary Romance

Rachel Gibson

Erotic Romance


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 11, 2014 | PERMALINK

The 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. Don't believe us? Check out some of our favorite recent Tweets.  We're a little short this week because we're over here celebrating the RT Awards winners. Happy Friday!


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Inside The Issue: June 2014

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

The June issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS will be in stores soon and is available digitally next week! Here are some of the stories you can look forward to reading...

Susan Mallery whisks readers away to Fool's Gold with Until We Touch — and reveals a surprising secret. Then, Jaime McGuire returns to her Beautiful DIsaster universe and answers big questions about the Maddox brothers. Plus, hear from Deeanne Gist, who is transporting readers back to the Chicago World's Fair in her latest release. Next, we examine the new project from M.J. Rose and Liz Berry — 1001 Dark Nights. And don't miss Joley Sue Burkhart's tell-all about how she's mixing things up with her new Billionaire Submissive hero. And finally, we share a sneak peek and what awaits readers in Dallas for the 2015 RT Booklovers Convention!

There's all this and more between the pages of the June 2014 issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS. You can also SUBSCRIBE NOW to our print and digital versions and get access to RT's Bonus Content. Until then, here's a look at the June issue's Table of Contents!


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The Punniest Cozy Mystery Titles

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Who doesn't love a good pun? Wait, don't answer that. Unless the answer is yes. Because your RT Web Team can't resist punning. And some of the best puns can be found in the titles of cozy mystery novels. Not gonna lie, we kind of envy the editors who get to participate in these title brainstorming sessions. We've collected some of our recent favorites below — they'll slay you!

The cover of A Tale of Two Biddies

Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen (Berkley, April 2014)

Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford (Berkley, March 2014)

A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan (Berkley, February 2014)


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Laini Taylor's Dreams of Final Books and Writing Advice

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Well, folks, the end is here. No, not The End, but the end of Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which, for us, is still pretty upsetting. With Dreams of Gods and Monsters, the third and final installment, Laini takes readers on one last wondrous ride with Karou and her friends and enemies. Today, Laini shares her thoughts on concluding her epic series and offers some sage advice for writers everywhere.

Once upon a time, I was trying to write a book about ballerinas on another planet being kidnapped by the military and turned into mutant flying soldiers, and for some reason it wasn’t going well.

I’m not sure why. Maybe I just didn’t know enough about ballet to make it ring true?


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.3 - "Murphy's Law"

BY DJ DeSmyter, APRIL 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last night’s episode opens on Clarke kneeling beside Wells’s grave. Finn shows up and tries cheering her up by giving her a pencil. It’s rather cute how excited she gets over the idea of being able to draw again. She tells Finn about how Wells used to trade his possessions to get her art supplies back on the Ark. She then circles back to the topic of her mom betraying her father and how she wishes she could do something to make her mom feel her pain. Suddenly, she gets an idea: cut off her wristband so her mother thinks she’s dead.

Meanwhile, in camp, Bellamy and Murphy oversee the others setting up an official base. Murphy’s still being a d-bag. Octavia tries to reassure Jasper that he’s safe and healthy. Jasper falls and they see two of Wells’s fingers lying next to Murphy’s knife. Yikes.

On the Ark, Abby runs into Wannabe Chancellor Kane and he basically tells her he’s stalking her and everyone else. He wants to accompany her to the lab, but when she tells him there’s a case of strep going around, he changes his mind and gets all scheme-y and suspicious. Abby goes on and meets up with Raven, who’s busy working on the ship. Abby’s itching to take flight, but the ship’s not ready.


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 10, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

The Duke Diaries by Sophia Nash

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Not Quite Enough by Catherine Bybee

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

 

New Adult

Breathe by Abbi Glines

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $1.99 >>

         


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Hump Day Excerpt: Bad Influence by K.A. Mitchell

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, APRIL 09, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's Hump Day, folks! We're back with another steamy excerpt to get you through the mid-week slump. Today we've got a scene from Bad Influence by K.A. Mitchell — the fourth M/M romance in the author's Bad in Baltimore series. The book tells the story of Zeb and Silver, whose meet cute isn't so cute — it lands them both in jail. Both men are dealing with scars from their past, but together they find intense chemistry. Enjoy!

Zeb leaned forward, his hands bracketing Silver’s neck where it rested against the chair. “You are a nice guy.”

Silver wanted to brush the praise away, force the reality that nice guys in Zeb’s world didn’t do bareback porn just to stay off the street.

Zeb loomed closer, hands on Silver’s shoulders. “No, screw that. I’ve had nice guys. I’ve dated and taken my time before ending up in bed with them.”

Silver’s skin prickled with gooseflesh.


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