February 2004 (Issue 240)

 

COVER STORY

ELLORA'S CAVE
The story behind this wildly successful upstart company and the woman who made it all happen.

THE LEGACY OF EROS
Author Michele Bardsley investigates the world's most famous matchmaker and offers a Valentine's Day book list.

   

FEATURES

SPRING BOOKS GALORE!
RT editors choose 30-plus hot reads for the coming season.

DEBUTANTE DROPOUT SLEUTH
Mystery author Susan McBride launches a new series with murder of a different color in BLUE BLOOD.

THE NOMINEES, PLEASE!
RT BOOKclub proudly announces the contenders for the best books and authors of 2003.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Beverly Jenkins
After 20 years, this historical author debuts her first romantic suspense, THE EDGE OF MIDNIGHT.

Lisa Kleypas
Traditional romance comes to life in AGAIN THE MAGIC.

Jerri Corgiat
Travel agent turned author debuts with SING ME HOME and gets an RT Top Pick!

Chick Lit
Peek inside six urban escapades.

Sassy Southern Belles
Deborah Smith and Susan Elizabeth Phillips on living life with Southern flair.

Alison Baird
This Canadian author introduces a new trilogy, Dragon Throne, for fantasy fans.

Laurell K. Hamilton
The popular paranormal author shares the inside scoop on her blog (web log).

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Giveaways & Contests
Romance & Chocolate
Book Sleuth
Eavesdropping
Quips & Queries
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

SECRETS OF A SUBCONSCIOUS WRITER
Catherine Spangler reveals how to tap into your subconscious and let your creativity flow.

Q&A WITH ANN PEACH
Find out why editors frown at multiple points of view and how some authors make it work.

STOP SHOOTING YOUR CAREER IN THE FOOT!
Alice Orr asks some important questions aspiring authors must answer before setting pen to paper.

COMING NEXT MONTH

RT WELCOMES MISS WONDERFUL
After five years, Loretta Chase returns to Regency-era historicals for Berkley.

UNCHARTED TERRITORY: THE WORLD OF SELF-PUBLISHING
Where to find the best reads, the hows and whys of going it alone, and the indies who've been found by big houses.

CONVENTION NEWS

New York 2004
Agents Spotlight, Beginner Program, Full Agenda. Also, Win An Agent!

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