July 2005 (Issue 257)

 

COVER STORY

 

ART AND ARTIFACTS
Bestseller Diana Palmer's interest in anthropology propels the suspenseful BEFORE SUNRISE.

RT'S MR. ROMANCE
2005 winners announced!

   

FEATURES

GHOSTLY INSPIRATION
Toni Blake takes us to a famous New Orleans restaurant with a resident ghost--the inspiration for her latest novel, IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

LITERARY LINKS
Our editors highlight some of the best websites for readers--and readers recommend other sites to savor.

H IS FOR HYACINTH
Julia Quinn turns her attention to the spirited youngest Bridgerton daughter in her latest romance, IT'S IN HIS KISS.

THE LAST TEMPTATION
Authors and editors reflect on 21 years of sexy, sassy romances in a tribute to Harlequin Temptation.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Nice Girls Do...
Alesia Holliday and friends 'fess up about their baddest behavior.

Pamela Redmond Satran
Age is nothing but a number in YOUNGER.

Three Times the Fun
Cherry Adair, Suzanne Brockmann and Liz Maverick pen blood-pumping beach reads.

Laura Lippman
This mystery diva delivers another chilling stand-alone, TO THE POWER OF THREE.

Harlequin Next
Get the scoop on a new series line that features mature heroines.

Tales for Teens
The summer's hottest YA reads--for teens and those who wish they were.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Book Sleuth
Series Rap Sheet
Giveaways and Contests
Paperback Roundup

PROS ON PROSE

BE AGGRESSIVE
Marjorie Jones explains how to make your writing stronger and more effective by avoiding passive construction.

MEET THE AVON EDITORS
Find out what turns on--and turns off--the top decision-makers at HarperCollins' Avon Romance.

AGENTS' SURVIVAL GUIDE
Do you have what it takes to adapt and change with the business? Denise Marcil outlines 10 tips for long-term success.

GETTING TO KNOW...
NAL assistant editor Serena Jones discusses what she looks for in a winning manuscript.

COMING NEXT MONTH

BOOKS TO READ IF YOU'RE DESPERATE FOR DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES!
If this hit TV show's hiatus has left you pinig for the ladies of Wisteria Lane, these summer reads can fill the gap.

ON THE SET WITH CLAIRE COOK
A behind-the-scenes look at the film adaptation of Cook's MUST LOVE DOGS.

CONVENTION NEWS

2005 Convention Highlights
Gowns, guys and galas in St. Louis!

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