March 2009 (Issue 301)

 

COVER STORY

ROBIN SCHONE
Sex and love drive the powerful heroes and heroines in Schone's historical romance series.

TRENDWATCH: STEAMPUNK
The Victorian era and technology combine in this emerging genre that romance authors and readers are quickly discovering.

 

FEATURES

CHARLES DE LINT
The father of urban fantasy discusses the wonders of the genre.
THE REVAMPING OF VAMPS
Walking in the sun? No need for human blood? Find out how authors are recreating the vampire mythos.
CONTEMPORARY TALK
Stephanie Bond and Beth Ciotta explore the state of the contemporary romance.
AMERICAN TITLE V
Six contestants hope to wow the judges with their story summaries in the latest round of our writing competition.

CLUBHOUSE: Author Spotlights and News

Barry Eisler
His thrilling tales know no gender boundaries.
Linda Winstead Jones
This genre-crossing author tackles it all.
Alisa Kwitney
Her journey from women's lit to paranormal romance.
Series Tales
Meet Joanne Rock and Tanya Michaels.
Historical Musings
Authors Deanna Raybourn and newcomer Pearl Wolf mine the past for literary gold.
Sophia Nash
She crossed the pond to find her leading man.

FAN FORUM: Reader Columns

Under the Covers
Series Rap Sheet
Paperback Roundup
Book Sleuth
Meet the Reviewer
Quips and Queries

PROS ON PROSE

THE WRITING JOURNEY
Jennifer Madsen is knee-deep in her revisions, but are they helping to bring her story to life?
AGENT'S PERSPECTIVE
In her final first-three-pages analysis, Jessica Faust reminds us to make every word count.

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