April 2005 (Issue 254)

 

COVER STORY

 

BRENDA JACKSON
With a new Madaris Family novel and a 10th anniversary cruise, it's smooth sailing for this reader fave.

RETURN OF THE QUEEN
Susan Carroll is back with The Dark Queen, a medieval tale of Catherine de Medici, magical sisters and a mysterious count.

   

FEATURES

SHIRL HENKE'S SPLIT PERSONALITY
The romance author introduces her alter ego, Alexa Hunt, and a debut thriller, Corrupts Absolutely.

WHAT'S HOT IN TEEN FICTION
An in-depth, eight-page look at the YA scene, including hot authors, burning issues, a roundtable discussion and upcoming movies for the teen set.

AMERICAN TITLE FINALE
In the fifth round of RT's American Title contest, the final two contestants duel it out with romantic scenes.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees author offers readers a seat in The Mermaid Chair.

Impersonating the King
Suzanne Macpherson's latest hero is a hunka hunka burnin' love!

Swinging '60s
Rosemary Martin tests your mod-era trivia knowledge with a groovy quiz.

In the Swim
A clan of mer-people glides through Deborah Smith's second WaterLilies novel.

Michele Martinez
A former attorney balances murder with motherhood.

Dinner and a Book
Serve up Shirley Jump's "Taste of Heaven Tortellini Temptation."

Selling Your Soul
In her single-title debut, Kathleen O'Reilly asks what you'd sacrifice for perfection.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Book Sleuth
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

WRITING FROM THE HEART
How to tap into that inner teen and write for the younger set, by bestselling YA authors.

AGENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE, LESSON NO. 4
Ethan Ellenberg tells you how to handle your writing career like a professional.

AUTHOR TO AUTHOR
Eloisa James reveals what it was like to crack the coveted New York Times Bestseller list.

COMING NEXT MONTH

THE END IS NEAR!
As the American Title competition winds down, we talk to contestants about their strategies and to judges about who's ready for prime time.

SUMMER BOOKS CALENDAR
Make sure these coming attractions are on your summer reading list.

CONVENTION NEWS

In the Spotlight: Parties, Book Fair & Mr. Romance!

 

 

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