June 2002 (Issue 220)

 

COVER STORY

PLAYING TO WIN!
Jo Beverley is at the top of her game in this passionate love story - with a twist! - that will surely delight Regency fans.

SPECIAL FEATURE: PLUM CRAZY!
Stephanie Plum's latest escapades.

   

FEATURES

JAMES BOND MEETS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Kerrelyn Sparks debuts with an action-packed, delightful historical set during the American Revolution.

KEYES IN THE BIG APPLE
A shopping spree in SoHo made the perfect setting for a fun interview with Chick Lit phenom Marian Keyes.

SOOTHING THE SOUTH
A chat with Virginia Ellis on her poignant new book of strength, hope and love in the Post Civil War South.

HARRISON FORD: SWEET INSPIRATION!
Emily Carmichael turns a Harrison Ford real-life rescue into the premise for her latest romantic comedy.

MR. ROMANCE UNPLUGGED
Stand-up comedian Tony Ranaudo fesses up on the hilarious trials and tribulations of being Mr. Romance.

FINDING BREATHING ROOM IN TUSCANY
A vacation from writing turns up a bestseller for Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

AUTHOR PROFILES

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
Karen White, Deb Stover, Kasey Michaels, John Richards, Judith Ivory, Kristen Hardy, Barbara Seranella, Karen Harper, Lisa Jackson, Gayle Lynds, Leslie Glass, Elizabeth Adler, Lynna Banning, Mary Burton, Linda Lea Castle, Jen Holling

AUTHOR TALK
Helma Clark, Judith Arnold, Lynn Michaels, Patricia Waddell, Lori Foster

COLUMNS

FAN FORUM
If You Like, You'll Love...
Paperback Round-Up
Rogues On The Make
Giveaways & Contests
Reader's Group
5 Books You Never Read
Reader To Reader
On the Message Boards

PROS ON PROSE

PATH TO PUBLISHING
What makes editing so difficult? With an agent waiting, Cindy Cruciger endures the pains of editing.

MASTER CLASS II- COMMON MISTAKE #6
Writing in Tongues! How to avoid confusing dialogue from St. Martin's editor Kim Cardasci.

BALANCING ACT
Rebecca York shares tips on how to combine romance with just the right amount of suspense.

CONVENTION UPDATE
A look at the cutting edge workshops scheduled for October's bash.

COMING NEXT MONTH

WHAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY IN ROMANCE?
Pet peeves, annoying cliches, and trends you wish faded out yesterday... Join us as RT dishes on what isn't making the grade anymore in today's romance.

OTHERWORLDLY PARANORMALS
The inspiration behind many of your favorite paranormals and fantasies are revealed. Look for some tidbits by bestselling authors!

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